Wesley A. Swift (1913–1970) was a former Methodist minister from Southern California who is most famous for his racist views. In the 1940s, Swift started his own church, later known as the Church of Jesus Christ Christian. The church's website now states that "Wesley Swift is considered the single most significant figure in the early years of the Christian Identity movement in the United States." He is also responsible for the formation of the Antelope Valley chapter of the
Ku Klux Klan and is associated with the militant Christian group the California Rangers. He has been denounced for his views by members of the left and right both, including condemnation from Robert W. Welch Jr. of the John Birch Society. Swift died in a Mexican clinic on October 8, 1970, apparently from a heart attack.
The teachings of Wesley A. Swift were a significant in the early Christian Identity. Swift combined British Israelism, extreme antisemitism and political militancy.
He founded his own church in California in the mid-1940s, and he also hosted a daily radio broadcast in California during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1957, the name of his church was changed to the
Church of Jesus Christ–Christian.
Richard Girnt Butler (February 23, 1918 – September 8, 2004) was an American engineer and white nationalist. After dedicating himself to the Christian Identity and after the moving to Idaho Butler founded the Aryan Nations and would become one of the most well known and influential leaders of the American Nationalist Group.
From the late 1970s until 2001, the Aryan Nations headquarters was located in a 20-acre (8.1 ha) compound 1.8 miles (3 km) north of Hayden, Idaho.
The Aryan Nations also had a number of state chapters, but their ties to the organization's headquarters were extremely loose.
The group hosted an annual World Congress of Aryan Nations at Hayden Lake for Aryan Nations members and members of similar groups.
Until 1998, the leadership of Aryan Nations remained firmly in the hands of Richard Girnt Butler.
By that time he was over 80 years old and had been in poor health for some time.
In 1998 Butler Appointed Denis McGiffen as the leader of the right arm or the Aryan Nations McGiffen at the time was a member of the Aryan Nation after moving from the Order as a coalition agreement between the two groups & later on after Butlers death started the Sadistic Souls MC which was officially merged with the Aryan Nations as per Butlers express wishes to have McGriffen in charge of the Militant arm of the organisation to carry on the flame of the organisation should anything go wrong with the other factions or they were shut down.
In 1998 at the annual Aryan Nations World Congress, Neuman Britton was appointed the group's new leader. In August 2001, however, Butler appointed Harold Ray Redfeairn from Ohio, who had been agitating for control of the organization since the mid-1990s due to the fact he was an informant for the FBI.
Previously, Redfeairn brought in Dave Hall, an FBI informant who exposed the group's illegal activities. Afterwards, Redfeairn was distrusted by some in the group as they did not know the truth about him. Redfeairn and August Kreis III, the propaganda minister for Aryan Nations, formed a splinter group, and as a result they were expelled from the organization by Butler.
A few months later, Redfeairn returned to form an alliance with Butler.
Butler's 2002 World Congress drew fewer than 100 people, and when he ran for mayor, he lost, garnering only 50 votes against over 2,100 votes.
Redfeairn died in October 2003 and Butler died of heart failure in September 2004.
At the time of Butler's death, Aryan Nations had about 200 members who were actively participating in the group.
Shootings and lawsuits
In September 2000, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) won a $6.3 million judgment against Aryan Nations from an Idaho jury who awarded punitive and compensatory damages to plaintiffs Victoria Keenan and her son Jason.
The two had been beaten with rifles by Aryan Nations security guards in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in July 1998.
The woman and her son were driving near the Aryan Nations compound when their car backfired so they say, which the guards claimed to misinterpret as gunfire.
The guards fired at the car, striking it several times, leading the car to crash, after which one of the Aryan Nations guards held the Keenans at gunpoint.
The SPLC filed a suit on behalf of the Keenans.
A jury found that Butler and the Aryan Nations were grossly negligent in selecting and supervising the guards, and awarded the Keenans $6.3 million.
A local attorney from the Keenan's legal team said that the large verdict was partly to compensate the Keenans, but largely to punish Butler and his followers and serve to deter similar conduct in the future.
The $6.3 million verdict caused Butler to file for bankruptcy one month later.
As part of the bankruptcy process, the group's property was put up for auction.
SPLC loaned the Keenans $95,000 to bid on the 20-acre property.
In February 2001, the group's Hayden Lake compound and intellectual property, including the names "Aryan Nations" and "Church of Jesus Christ Christian", which the courts did not have the legal rights to do seeing how the name was also own in another country. Idaho native and millionaire philanthropist Greg Carr purchased the property from the Keenans, which he then donated to the North Idaho College Foundation. It is now a park dedicated to peace.
Local fire departments demolished some of the church's former buildings by burning them during training exercises.
The attorney who had represented Butler, was later convicted of hiring a handyman to kill his own wife, and in 2014, he died while he was serving a 50-year prison sentence.
Split and decline
There were three main Aryan Nations factions. One was led by August Kreis III and Charles John Juba. In 2002, Kreis' group was on a 10-acre (4.0 ha) compound in the rural town of Ulysses in Potter County, north central Pennsylvania, which was host to the 2002 Aryan Nations World Congress.
Juba resigned in March 2005, announcing that Kreis was the group's new leader, with a new headquarters in Lexington, South Carolina.
In 2005, Kreis received media attention by seeking an Aryan Nations–al Qaeda alliance.
In 2005, the Holy Order of the Phineas Priesthood, formerly in association with the faction operated by Kreis, seceded and formed Aryan Nations Revival, based in New York City.
The Holy Order was created in opposition to Kreis's acceptance of adherents of Wicca, Islam, and Odinism, which it viewed as a deviation from the core Christian Identity belief of Aryan Nations. This revival rapidly became the largest faction.
Aryan Nations Revival leaders were placed on the Congressional Record as domestic terrorists, and the Holy Order of the Brotherhood of the Phinehas Priesthood was determined to be the enforcement/terrorist wing of Aryan Nations. Aryan Nations Revival hosted a weekly radio broadcast titled The Aryan Nations Broadcast airing from 1979 to 2009, the radio program was authorized by Richard Butler. The broadcast promptly ended when the host, Hal Turner, was arrested for threatening the lives of federal judges in Chicago. While incarcerated, Turner announced, through his attorney, that he was a federal informant, and that Aryan Nations was among those organizations which had been informed upon.
In 2009, Aryan Nations Revival which was based in Texas merged with Pastor Jerald O'Brien's Aryan Nations which was based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, since both parties were ardent Christian Identity adherents.
In early 2012, Kreis quit the Aryan Nations while in prison, passing leadership of the organization to Drew Bostwick.
In 1983, Robert Jay Mathews, who had visited the Aryan Nations compound many times, formed The Order, along with Aryan Nations members Dan Bauer, Randy Duey, Denver Parmenter, and Bruce Pierce.
The Order's mission was to overthrow the Zionist Occupational Government and establish the Northwest Territorial Imperative through an orchestrated plan of domestic terrorism engaging in a number of crimes, including murder, arson, armed robbery, theft, counterfeiting and extortion between 1983 and 1984. Dennis McGiffen, who also had ties to Aryan Nations, formed a group called "The New Order", inspired by Mathews' group. The members were arrested before they could follow through with their violent plans. Buford O. Furrow, Jr., who was convicted of both the Los Angeles Jewish Community Center shooting and the murder of Filipino American postal worker Joseph Ileto, had spent some time at the Aryan Nations compound working as a security guard.
In 2012 Denis Mcgiffen formally merged with what was left of the Aryan Nation world wide to the Sadistic Souls Motorcycle Club and they re-branded the Aryan Nations with the new colors of both the Aryan Nations and the Sadistic Souls MC to the Black and Silver that you will see today around the world with chapters in the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland,
South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
The "ARYAN NATION OFFICIAL WORLD WIDE SITE"
THE CJCC ( Church of Jesus Christ Christian ) was also closed down and any CJCC organization that states they are still running and some that still are did not have the right to do so.
as of 2012 all CJCC and Aryan Nations factions were merged with the Sadistic souls MC
And the Aryan Nation is officially run by the leadership of the Sadistic Souls MC as a separate group under the banner of the Black and Silver solution.
those who say otherwise are not members of the true Aryan Nations and have no claim to it, this is the current facts as of 14/01/2020. from the 2012 Merger of the CJCC Aryan Nations with the Black and silver solution at that time.
All colored shirts and uniforms were removed from the organization to show the real club colors of the Black and Silver for this reason to identify the real club and its members.
If you are contacted by somebody claiming to be the Aryan Nations & they show you the old blue shirts in pictures or the old symbols of the Aryan Nations below then they are most likely an FBI informant or the FBI themselves so do not trust them at all because you are being set up or being groomed for becoming an informant with some sort of entrapment.
Even though these are a part of the history of the Aryan Nations They have been out since 2012
so any club or organization using them can not be trusted as we changed the clubs designs to suit the merger with the Sadistic souls MC and all SSMC members are Aryan Nations Members. All of the badges below identify all the fake clubs as well as those being run by undercover informants and Agents.
NO LONGER IN USE SINCE 2012