Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Long, Newsless Wait

I apologize for not updating sooner, but we are now going into that period that occurs in most legal cases after all the initial hoopla, which is spent mostly just sitting around twiddling your thumbs and waiting for something to happen--the period between first-arrest publicity and trial. The ball is now in the government's court, which is where they like it.

This is generally a time when prisoners tend to disappear within the system, as the short American attention span kicks in and people wander off in search of new entertainment or the latest sensation. We need to make sure that doesn't happen with Ed Steele. We need to keep on trying to write to him even if they are sending the bulk of his mail back without adequate excuse or explanation.

Will there actually be a trial in August? We don't know yet.

Will Ed Steele crack and cop a plea, on some excuse of "sparing his family the ordeal of a trial?" I personally think he'd be stupid to do so. He is a 65 year old man with a serious heart condition. Any prison sentence is a death sentence for him, and even if he makes it through five years or whatever he might get on a plea bargain, he will come out of prison at age 70 with nothing but a Salvation Army homeless shelter staring him in the face, since the government has seized all his property and assets all ready.

Ed Steele's whole life has been laid in ruins by the government of the United States, motivated so far as I can see out of nothing more than pure vindictive personal hatred because he once dared to defend Aryan Nations.

His only hope for salvaging anything at all--as terribly, terribly slim as that is--is outright vindication in the courtroom. The minute he is pressured into uttering the word "guilty" to a single charge, Edgar Steele is done. He might as well be lying in his grave from then on, even if the feds do keep his still-shuffling empty shell in some box somewhere for a few years.

That's the question now: will whatever they're doing to Ed Steele in there in the Spokane County Jail break him?

Monday, July 26, 2010

"Get Edgar Steele!"

Dear HAC:

Are you aware that there is now an entire new VBulletin Board dedicated to the proposition that Ed Steele is GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY! and viciously trashing the hell out of anybody in the Movement who defends him, primarily including you and Alex Linder? (Boy, I''ll bet that makes Alex uncomfortable seeing as how he won't even allow you to be mentioned on VNN!) This board is run by [name redacted] who I used to like, but who honestly seems to have completely flipped his lid over this Steele thing. WTF, Harold? I didn't know Steele had made that many enemies in the Movement. I thought he was generally considered to be one of the Good Guys.

-Ed Peacock

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Dear Ed:

Yes, I know, and I was saddened to see that.

I have been studying the Movement for almost 40 years, trying to figure out just what the hell is wrong with us and why we are like this. I have to admit that while I have developed a few theories down through the years, I am no closer to a definitive answer than I was when I began.

What I think happened is that Alex Linder pissed this one gentleman off by banning him, 'tarding him, and generally fucking him over on VNN. Unfortunately there are some people who become so deeply involved and obsessed with VBulletin boards that it becomes more real to them than their actual lives. Being banned and 'tarded is an exercise in pure power, even though it's not real, and while it gives great pleasure and satisfaction to whatever dysfunctional moderator is doing the banning or 'tarding, it enrages and obsesses the person thus victimized. Some people get really carried away by this.

Thank God I myself have always been able to tell the difference between the internet and reality, and I have things to do other than live on a VBulletin board.

Anyway, the man who is now the webmaster of the Get Edgar Steele project seems to have developed an obsession with Alex Linder, because Linder refused to respond to him and (I think) banned him or else put him on moderation on VNN. Since Alex is defending Edgar Steele, this man developed a violent dislike for Steele as well and began attacking him first on his podcasts and now on his new VBulletin site.

I think it's no coincidence that he responded not by just forgetting the whole thing, like any grown man would react to what is essentially a child's game, or by creating his own web site, but by erecting a VBulletin board of his own where he is now advertising to try and pinch Linder's VNN members and posters. He hates Alex Linder but what he really wants is to become Alex Linder.

Unfortunately, Edgar Steele is caught in the Goat Dance. From now on any attempt to raise support for him or inform the public about his case or stir a genuine debate within the right wing on the dynamics of federal fabrication cases will be complicated by these people cackling and howling at the moon on their own site--and of course we all know whose site will be quoted and given publicity by the SPLC, ADL, the media, etc.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Regime Piles On More Charges

New charges in murder-for-hire case
Coeur d'Alene - A North Idaho attorney charged in a plot to kill his wife has been indicted on additional federal charges. A grand jury indicted Edgar Steele on three additional charges this week, including Use of Explosive Material to Commit Federal Felony, Possession of a Destructive Device in Relation to a Crime of Violence and Tampering With a Victim.

Steele was arrested in June after a man came forward and told FBI agents Steele hired him to kill Steele's wife and mother-in-law. That man, Larry Fairfax, then recorded Steele reiterating his request.

Steele was arrested. Three days later, Steele's wife brought her car in for an oil change and technicians found a pipe bomb under her car. Federal agents say Fairfax placed the bombs and failed to disclose that to federal agents. Fairfax was also arrested and faces federal charges.

The new indictments stem from the discovery of those devices and phone calls Steele made from the Kootenai County Jail. In those calls, Steele tells his wife Cyndi that she should lie to authorities and tell them it's not Steele's voice on the original recordings. He says: "No matter what you hear, no matter what you think, no matter what you feel, you have to say the following: no, that is not my husband's voice and like a rhinoceros in the road, you have to stand your ground."

Steele made the demands despite a warning that the phone calls would be recorded and could be used against him in court. Steele will be back in court on the new charges next week.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Steele's Mail Still Being Sent Back

Yesterday the second letter I attempted to send to Edgar Steele was returned to me marked "requires full name or address." The address was as follows

Edgar Steele #361857
1100 West Mallon
Spokane, WA, 99260-0320

which is the exact address given to me by Kelsey Steele and also the one listed on the internet for the Spokane County jail. And yes, before anyone asks, I hand-wrote the return address using my name instead of Northwest Publishing Agency. I have heard that excuse for returning prisoners' mail before.

For some bizarre reason there is a tendency among other Steele "supporters" to blame the letter writers for returned mail, for "not following the rules," rather than the government-salaried thugs who are actually rubber-stamping crap on the envelopes and throwing them back. There don't seem to be any rules which allow Ed Steele actually to receive mail. The Spokane County Sheriff's depatrtment, almost certainly at the instigation of the FBI, is trying to make Steele feel isolated, alone, and depressed, and according to the Lokey letter they are succeeding.

Why are they waging psychological warfare against Edgar Steele like this? They are trying to force him to cop a plea bargain, no doubt on some spurious promise that if he "plays ball" and doesn't embarass the regime by forcing them to prove a case in court, he will be allowed to go home. The federal case against him must be incredibly weak, and they don't dare bring it in front of a jury.

There is supposed to be a trial date set for August. Be interesting to see how many continuances that case on the docket gets, while the government continues to try and pressure, terrrorize, and browbeat Edgar Steele into either copping a plea, or else worrying him into another heart attack.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Edgar Steele Update for 22 July

The following is the weekly Edgar Steele update from Radio Free Northwest. The complete podcast may be downloaded from

Now for our weekly Edgar Steele update. Apparently Scotty has beamed Mr. Steele back down from the Enterprise, because he is back in the Spokane County Jail, and the official government version of events is that he never left. I guess we just imagined all those returned letters, including my own, all the visitors who were turned away, all the phone calls wherein the deputies and jailers denied that he was in their facility. I guess we just made up the deputy who told numerous callers that Steele had been removed from the jail by the U.S. Marshals, the Marshals who refused to comment apparently even to reporters, the long silence, the lack of any phone calls except for the two which were apparently arranged by the government to entrap and incriminate Steele. Anyway, all of that is now “inoperative,” as they used to say back in the Watergate days.

Apparently Steele was allowed to receive one visitor this week, although we don’t know who and we don’t know what was discussed. So whatever the feds were planning, evidently they thought better of it, at least as far as making him disappear goes.

I can’t help but wonder if even that one visit would have been allowed if there hadn’t been so much of an outcry on the internet and there hadn’t been so many people calling the jail and sending letters and generally making sure the regime knew that Ed has friends on the outside who are paying attention. This is why writing letters to prisoners is so important. The worst thing that can happen to any prisoner is for the government to get the idea that all his people on the outside have cut him loose and that they can do whatever the hell they want to him or her on the inside because nobody remembers they exist and nobody cares.

I have been informed that the government has set a trial date for Steele sometime in August, which is lighting speed by federal standards. Remember, this is the same system where Bill White, for example, had to wait almost 18 months for a trial. Looks like they’re trying to ram this through quick.

Steele has been allocated a public defender. Although he is quite affluent the government has seized and frozen his life’s savings and all his assets, which is another odd aspect of this case. My understanding is that asset forfeiture usually only applies in drug or organized crime cases, and then only after conviction, but let’s face it, this is the Obama regime and they’re just going to do whatever the hell they want to Edgar Steele without any regard for little niceties like the law or the Constitution or basic human decency. I mean, it’s not as if anybody’s going to do anything about it, right?

The practical effect of the government’s seizing all Steele’s money is to make sure that Steele has no choice but to rely on a public defender, who is of course paid by the very same regime that’s prosecuting Ed Steele and doing their damndest trying to make sure he dies in prison. What is wrong with this picture? Something is definitely going on here, and if nothing else, the incredible lengths to which the government is going just to muddy the waters tends to convince me more of his innocence. If this was just a normal common or garden variety conspiracy case, and if Edgar Steele really did try to hire a hit man to kill his wife and mother in law, and if they’ve got it all on tape, then what’s the government worried about? They’re sure not acting like this case is a slam dunk, and that puzzles me.

Another website recently published a brief letter from Edgar Steele to a friend of his on the outside, which I won’t read out loud here because it sounds pretty dispirited. Ed is obviously suffering from severe depression, as indeed he might, in view of the fact that given his age and his severe health problems he is now going to die in prison for the crime of defending Richard Butler against Morris Dees and that wealthy real estate developer what’s-his-name who owns most of north Idaho now. Apparently in north Idaho lowering property values now carries the death sentence.

Folks, seriously, you need to write to this man, if only just a post card, to let him know he has not been forgotten. Despite Steele’s miraculous re-appearance in the Spokane Jail we still don’t know if all of his mail is getting through, or even any of it at all, but you need to try. Drop Ed Steele a card or a letter today. I repeat, his address is located at or you can e-mail me at and I’ll direct you there.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Reappearing Act

The official story is now that Ed Steele never left the Spokane County jail, and that his incommunicado period of some weeks in June and early July is now a non-event.

All those deputies telling people on the phone that Ed had been removed by the U.S. Marshalls, all the visitors turned away, all the official denials and claims of ignorance as to Edgar Steele's whereabouts, the lack of phone calls to friends and supporters, the general air of stonewalling and obfuscation that went on for weeks as to just where the hell Steele was--never happened. Rite-wing paranoia. You're all crazy.

Of course we are.

According to another web site, Steele has been successfully visited by an unnamed individual. The write-up of this visit was sparse, my guess being because there were guards hovering in earshot and nothing of importance could be said.

According to Kelsey Steele, her father may be contacted at the following address:

Edgar J. Steele #361857
1100 West Mallon
Spokane, WA 99260-0320
Jail phone 509-477-2278

First Post

Okay, guys, this blog won't be a fancy site with all kinds of bells and whistles. It is simply a place for people to get the latest skinny on Ed's case, especially during the trial.

The most important part of this blog will be the comments section. There is already evidence that Cass Sunstein's governmental Cognitive Dissonance operatives--internet trolls paid to disrupt "right wing" and "conspiracy theorist" sites--are active on the internet attempting to convince people that Steele is guilty, to interfere in the efforts at organizing some kind of defense for him, and to confuse and demoralize Ed's supporters. Accordingly, all comments on this blog will be moderated to make sure they are compos mentis and on topic.

I will try to improve the appearance of the blog over the coming weeks as I diddle with templates, etc. I will get a hit counter up as soon as I can.