American Third Position, or A3P, is a white supremacist organization founded in 2009 by a neo-Nazi group called Freedom 14. A3P is a political organization focused on deporting all immigrants and returning America to white rule. The current leader of A3P is an attorney and author of a book arguing for the deportation of all non whites, William Daniel Johnson. Jamie Kelso, David Duke’s former right hand man, helps A3P with organizing and is featured heavily in the emails allegedly stolen by Anonymous.
In January of 2010, it was revealed that Kevin MacDonald, a virulent anti-Semitic professor at California State University had been named a director of A3P. Mr. MacDonald theorizes that Jews are genetically programmed to weaken the societies in which they live. Also in January of 2010, A3P named James Edwards, board member of the Council of Conservative Citizens as a director. The CCC vehemently opposes race mixing and has described black people as “a retrograde species of humanity.” Other noted white nationalists round out the board at A3P, including Don Wassall.
Don Wassall was brought into A3P by none other than Jamie Kelso. Wassall has been active in the white supremacist movement for decades, running the American Nationalist Union, and its newspaper, The Nationalist Times. Subscriptions for The Nationalist Times are available at the American Third Position website. Wassall also worked on David Duke’s 1988 presidential campaign. Finally, there’s Jamie Kelso. Kelso was a moderator at Stormfront.org, the first major hate site on the web. Kelso is not listed on the A3P website, but has described himself as an “executive assistant” to William Johnson.
A3P has a Facebook page, and when I began researching this article, I visited it. American Third Position is running their own presidential candidate this year, a man named Merlin Miller. Miller is a West Point graduate and independent film maker. Miller’s films are distributed by Americana Pictures, whose mission statement on their own website reads “The Mission of Americana Pictures is to develop, produce and market quality motion pictures, which promote fresh talent and the best of traditional European-American ideals.” Kris Kristofferson is one of the more well known actors to have starred in a Merlin Miller film. On their Facebook page, one of the administrators acknowledges that Miller hasn’t got a shot, but states “A3P loves Ron Paul!”
Now, the emails: According to those stored on Pastebin, members of A3P have held conference calls with Ron Paul staff members, organized meetings with Ron Paul and have had contact with Ron Paul and his staff for at least three years. Jamie Kelso and other board members discuss the Tea Party, CPAC and of course, President Obama. One of the strangest emails was from a moderator to a member, admonishing the member for calling Sarah Palin a “Jewess.” Other emails, from someone named “Penn Dutch”, thank Jamie Kelso and state that “Dutch” will tell Ron Paul about their “large following.” There are numerous emails back and forth about infiltrating the tea party, calling tea party members “kinsmen” and pointing out that Ron Paul supporters have a great deal in common with the white nationalist movement.
I believe these emails are real, simply because in many of them, A3P execs reference their Alexa rating. They claim that their regional Alexa score is in the 30,000’s, but when I visited Alexa to confirm this, I found no information available on A3P’s regional scores, and a global score of about 4.4 million. I like the real numbers better than A3P’s version.
If these emails are real, and if A3P and people like William Johnson and Dan Wassall and Jamie Kelso are in contact with the Paul campaign, that’s a disaster. BUT, even if Ron Paul himself is not in contact with this group, he is taking money from white supremacist organizations and these emails indicate that members of his staff have spoken with people from A3P and Stormfront.org. And that, at least to most people, is enough to say no thank you, Ron Paul.
Thanks to SPLC, Americana Pictures and, oh why not, Anonymous for contributions to this article.