William Luther Pierce
|“||We must reach out to our people. We must alert them. We must educate them. We must encourage them. We must inspire them. And here's a beautiful, wonderful thing: when you reach out to other people to encourage them and inspire them, you yourself will be encouraged and inspired. When you find out how many other people there are who share our concerns, our feelings, our values, our sense of responsibility, you cannot help but be encouraged. Even the hatred that you encounter from some people -- especially from people in the controlled media -- will be encouraging. For you will understand that they would not hate us so much if they did not fear us. And the reason that they fear us is that deep inside them they know that what we say is true. So let's get out there -- all of us -- and start looking for encouragement!||„|
|~ William Luther Pierce, The Big Picture, 1996|
William Luther Pierce (September 11th, 1933 - July 23rd, 2003) was an American white supremacist and political activist. He used to be a physicist by profession and also was known by his pen name Andrew Macdonald in which he wrote the most hateful novels such as The Turner Diaries (taking place in 2099, where whites have become minorities in the US and a white terrorist organization begins a global race war where in the end the only people left in the world are white people), and Hunter (which tells the tale of a white supremacist murderer in Washington DC during the 1990's where he goes around killing interracial couples and liberal journalists, and politicians). Pierce also was the founder of the white supremacist organization, National Alliance. He also admired Adolf Hitler.
Luther also made numerous, even hour long broadcasts where he "exposed" the Jewish people in media, Hollywood and politics and how they were planning on "extincting the white race".
Many of his ideals have inspired the present-day Alt-Right, most notably the "Day of the Rope", an event in The Turner Diaries involving mass hangings of white people accused of betraying their race.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a Presbyterian family of Scotch-Irish American and English descent, Pierce was a descendant of Thomas H. Watts, the Governor of Alabama and Attorney General of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.
As a child, Pierce did well academically, graduating from high school in 1952. He received a bachelor's degree in physics from Rice University in 1955, earned a doctorate from University of Colorado at Boulder in 1962, and became an assistant professor of physics at the Oregon State University in that year. In 1965 he left his tenure at Oregon State University and became a senior researcher for the aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut. In 1966 Pierce moved to the Washington, D.C. area and became an associate of George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, who was assassinated in 1967. Pierce became co-leader of the National Youth Alliance, which split in 1974, with Pierce founding the National Alliance.
Pierce's novel, The Turner Diaries (1978) depicts a violent revolution in the United States, followed by world war, and the extermination of non-white races. Another novel by Pierce, Hunter (1984), portrays the actions of a lone-wolf white supremacist assassin. In 1985, Pierce relocated the headquarters of the National Alliance to Hillsboro, West Virginia, where he founded the Cosmotheist Community Church to receive tax exemption for his organization. Pierce spent the rest of his life in West Virginia hosting a weekly show, American Dissident Voices, publishing the internal newsletter National Alliance Bulletin (formerly called Action), and overseeing his publications, National Vanguard magazine (originally titled Attack!), Free Speech and Resistance, as well as books published by his publishing firm National Vanguard Books, Inc.
At the time of Pierce's death in 2002, the National Alliance was bringing in more than $1 million a year, with more than 1,500 members and a paid national staff of 17 full-time officials, and was better known than at any time in its history. Subsequently, it entered a period of internal conflict and decline.