Racist Former Student Leader Moves Into Neo-Nazism
A little over a year ago, Matthew Heimbach was annoying fellow students at Towson University with juvenile stunts like chalking “White Pride” and “White Guilt is Over” on sidewalks of the Maryland campus.
But in the last few months, since graduating at the end of the spring semester, Heimbach has been turning into a full-fledged neo-Nazi. No longer content with softer groups like the White Student Union that he started at Towson, Heimbach now rails about “conniving Jews,” goes on talk shows like that hosted by neo-Nazi David Duke, approvingly quotes terrorist assassin David Lane, wears a pistol when addressing a leading racist group, and calls for violent revolution.
“Revolution is the only answer to our plight,” Heimbach wrote in a post today on the Traditionalist Youth Network (TYN), an umbrella group he formed this spring with Indiana native Matthew Parrot and which now includes the White Student Union. “Our ancestors fought against the scabs, bosses, capitalists and Jews to make a better future for their children. Now we must do the same.”
In the same post, Heimbach said that “the Left has spent generations attempting to ‘help’ the worker by dancing to the tune of the Jewish elites.” Like Christ, he said, “we must … drive out the moneylenders and traitors in our midst.”
In an August post on the same site, Heimbach openly acknowledged a long-time interest in national socialism, fascism and white pride movements. He credited the Stormfront website, run by former Alabama Klan leader Don Black, as “crucial” to his own development as an activist. “[T]he time is right, and Trad Youth is here to be the vanguard of the youth movement for our folk. … While victory is a long way away and will be paved with blood, sweat, tears, and martyrs, we truly now have a chance to not only restore our race and our Tradition, but to become triumphant.”