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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Sellers sought (Larry) Pratt’s support because of his expertise on gun issues."

You don't need to go to Idaho to find White Separatist Militia types.  You don't have to go outside of Chester County. 

Chester County has it's share of right wing extremist gun nuts. I believe they descended on the City of Coatesville in full force during the Saha property rights vs. Community Rights thing. Now the same kinds of people have descended on Washington, DC. 

The City of Coatesville was in a property rights fight. 

I saw and heard it before. The Sahas and their managers had no way of knowing my history of following and researching local right wing extremists in Montgomery County. 

Nobody, not even me or then Montgomery County DA Mike Marino called stretching a wire across an undeveloped part of the Perkiomen Trail to potentially lop of the head of a rider a terrorist threat. But given what I now know about the Skinhead KKK activity, drug growing operations along the upper Perkiomen Creek and the kinds of people linked to property rights quarrels maybe it was a terrorist threat. The Perkiomen Trail brought regular patrols of armed Montgomery County Park Service Rangers to an area that was once off limits to police patrols. I'm told that the Skinhead KKK still have "events" along the Perkiomen but I think the presence of the trail has stopped the cross burning. 

I realized the local government in Coatesville and the local press had no idea of what they were up against. I became involved in the revitalization of Coatesville.  

I wonder if Pat Sellers read Larry Pratt's "Armed People Victorious".

Digging on the internet and libraries and with the help of some local people I found that:

Larry Pratt was the keynote speaker in a fundraiser for Pat Sellers in his first run for Pennsylvania's 6 Congressional District in 1996. Sellers ran again in 2010.

From the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal:

"Pratt is executive director of Gun Owners of America. He left the Buchanan Campaign after the media reported on his ties to the Ku Klux Klan and the white supremacist group Aryan Nation. 

Pratt has indorsed Sellers and will be the keynote speaker at a fund-raising dinner for Sellers next week. 

Sellers said the allegations against Pratt are untrue and that he sought Pratt's support because of his expertise on gun issues."

Pat Sellers is a decades long member of the John Birch Society:

Pat Sellers appears to be a reader or subscriber of American Renaissance magazine, a racist eugenics publication by Jarred Taylor.


See "Sir — Jared Taylor missed the mark completely ..." in the "Letters" section below:

Pat Sellers had an email monicker of America1ster. Sellers said he was not a part of the America First Party. He believed we should put America First. 

Most alarming to me was Sellers' relationship to Larry Pratt.

"Out of the Barrel of a Gun
; Larry Pratt, 67

When it comes to sniffing out sinister plots to disarm gun owners, Larry Pratt and the Gun Owners of America (GOA) are constantly on the lookout.
Health care reform? It's a plot to take your guns, according to the GOA website. 
Environmentalism? You guessed it — another plot to take your guns. At the Ninth Annual Freedom 21 Conference in Texas in 2008, Pratt warned that "the major goal of the sustainable development movement is to disarm Americans."
Pratt, the GOA's executive director, was scheduled to speak at the "Second Amendment March" in Washington, D.C., this April 19. The event, which the GOA helped sponsor, was designed to let politicians know they had better not support anti-gun legislation. Patriot and other radical groups were also expected to participate.
There's one tiny problem. There's no evidence that the government is plotting to strip citizens of their guns. President Obama has even signed legislation allowing guns in national parks and on Amtrak trains. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has given Obama an "F" on every issue on which it graded him. 
But that's not stopping the hard-line GOA, which claims more than 300,000 members and doesn't believe in any gun restrictions at all. When armed citizens began appearing outside presidential events, Pratt addressed it in a column on the GOA website. "There are those who don't like Americans owning guns at all, let alone carrying them openly. They can be counted on to run around squawking like Chicken Little that the sky is falling."
Pratt may be the figure most responsible for introducing the militia concept to the radical right. He authored Armed People Victorious in 1990. Based on this study of "citizen defense patrols" in the Philippines and Guatemala — groups that became more commonly known as death squads — Pratt offered a flattering portrayal and promoted militias for the United States.
Two years later, in 1992, he was invited to a Colorado meeting where the outlines of the militia movement were shaped. More than 150 extremists attended the meeting, which was hosted by a white supremacist minister. In 1996, Pratt was ejected from the co-chairmanship of Pat Buchanan's presidential campaign over such associations with white supremacists.


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