David Lane

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A lunatic Chaplin imitator
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David Lane (November 2, 1938 – May 28, 2007) was an American white nationalist and a founding member[1] of the terrorist organisation The Order.

Early life[edit]

According to Lane, his father was an abusive drunkard, and his mother worked as a prostitute to pay for his father's alcohol. He claims that since childhood he had found Christianity distasteful, preferring the Norse gods Wotan and Thor. When playing soldiers as a boy, he says, he preferred to play a Nazi.

By 1978, Lane came to the conclusion that "[t]he Western nations were ruled by a Zionist conspiracy...the Zionist conspiracy above all things wants to exterminate the White Aryan race." Lane was briefly a member of the John Birch Society before joining David Duke's Knights of the Ku Klux Klan[2]:64 and also became involved with Aryan Nations and Tom Metzger's White American Political Association (now White Aryan Resistance).

The Order[edit]

In the eighties, he was one of the founding members of The Order (at one point named Bruder Schweigen, the Silent Brotherhood), inspired by the plot of William Luther Pierce's Neo-Nazi novel The Turner Diaries. Members of The Order were responsible for numerous crimes, including the murder of Alan Berg, a Jewish radio host who insulted Lane on-air.

In 1984, Lane aided members of The Order in the robbery of $3.6 million from an armoured truck and was arrested the following year following a clampdown on far-right groups. He was put on trial three times between 1985 and 1989 for various crimes and was sentenced to a total of 190 years in prison.

Life and death in prison[edit]

He continued to write propaganda while in prison. His writings coined the "Fourteen Words": "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." In 1995, he and his wife Katja founded 14 Words Press, a publishing company for white nationalist and Asatru material that came to be managed by Katja Lane with the aid of Ron McVan.[3]

Lane died in prison (unsurprisingly) in 2007, aged 68.[4][5] According to Neo-Nazi activist April Gaede, who was given custody of his body, his ashes were to have been interred inside the capstone of a pyramid monument erected in a "white homeland" but, instead, settled on having his ashes placed in 14 smaller pyramids (the same number from his "14 Words") and entrusted to selected people.[6]

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