Shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit our area, three fellas from Orlando, Florida arrived at my farm to deliver a generator and some fuel. The generator had been donated by a friend, Tom Moore, of Virginia. Tom had no way to get it to us so he phoned Michael Hill at the League of the South to see if there were any members of his organization that could assist. We were appreciative of the three men volunteering their help and they took my generator back with them stating they would return in a few days with a repair and some more supplies.

A couple of days after they left, a reporter from the Clarion-Ledger newspaper showed up for an interview. Apparently someone had informed them that I had an “armed camp of skinhead Katrina refugees at my place and was offering money for every black person shot for looting.” I asked her just where in the deep, dark recesses of journalism LaLaLand she had culled that information. I thought it was extremely odd for a reporter to drive 100 miles from Jackson, through barely passable countryside, to get an interview with me over something so obviously bogus. But then again, the Clarion-Ledger has been trying to get something on me for years. More on that later…

The reporter showed me a printout from some “neo-nazi” website that claimed credit for bringing me a generator and supplying this “armed camp.” I invited the reporter to look around my property and show me the tents, the rifle stacks or any person hanging out, save my children running around. She acted as though she did not believe me even though it was obvious her “intelligence” was incorrect. Later that night, we had a visit from military helicopters hovering low over our farm shining their lights – apparently looking for the boogiemen.

Where did this all come from? Well, we knew it had to be one or all of the three men from Orlando that started the rumour. There was no other possibility. What we could not figure out was why? We thought they were possibly members of the “neo-nazi” organization and were using this false story “of bringing relief to brothers-in-arms” as a fund-raising gimmick for their group. It remained a mystery for a year and a half.

Yesterday, I received an email from Robert Lloyd of Florida. Robert was one of the men that spearheaded the gigantic relief effort for my county after Katrina. He sent me a link to a newspaper article in the Orlando Sentinel which identified David Gletty as an FBI informant. David was one of the three men who delivered the generator (and our chief suspect in starting the rumour). OK, so what! He’s an FBI informant – lots of people are. Well, this article lets a lot of cat out of the bag. There is now proof (from court evidence) that Gletty not only passed information on to the Feds but also stirred up and instigated trouble for them.


Here’s how the story begins:

A paid FBI informant was the man behind a neo-Nazi march through the streets of Parramore that stirred up anxiety in Orlando’s black community and fears of racial unrest that triggered a major police mobilization.

The march mentioned in the article, which drew national attention, was held in Orlando in February 2006. According to the Orlando Sentinel There were “…22 neo-Nazis who turned out

[and] were protected from 500 counterprotesters by about 300 police officers.” As was reported, Gletty organized the event, secured the permit (in his name) and was listed as the “on scene event manager.”

Now, you’ve got to be asking yourself some very basic and simple questions here: “Why did the Feds do this?” “Why is “our government” secretly “staging” events like this?” “How many other such “events” have they “staged” to secure a certain reaction from the public?” Disturbing, isn’t it?

During the Mississippi State flag issue I was constantly harassed by the media who were trying to make it a Klan vs. the world fight. All of a sudden there were front page stories about the Klan along with interviews from their leaders. So I decided to have some of our members do a little investigative journalism of our own. We found that the so-called “KKK” barely even exists in 21st Century Mississippi. We found a few very small splinter groups who labeled themselves as such. We also discovered that the two men who were always quoted by the newspapers were both from the North. Not only were they not Mississippians – they were not even Southerners. Maybe they were even on the FBI payroll, right?

Folks, pay attention here: These groups only exist in the minds of people who have a set agenda and need boogiemen. They exist only to increase the coffers of the Southern [sic] Poverty [sic] Law [sic] Center [sic], fuel media excitement when there is a lull in dirty laundry reporting and to fulfill some Federal agenda, as Gletty demonstrated.

During that year-long battle to preserve our State flag, a couple of newspapers were trying to dig up something on me they could use to discredit me or to tie me to one of the “dastardly groups,” which were already discredited. I knew of these attempts from a couple of “insiders” who were flag supporters. When the newspapers could not find any dirt on me they had to resort to an old journalism trick: they ran articles about the “Klan” or “Hate Groups” and then mentioned the Mississippi State flag and threw in my name. You see, they never mentioned that I was a member or a leader of those groups. That would have been libel. However, by associating the flag fight AND my name to an article about “hate groups” they accomplished their goals nonetheless. Suddenly, folks I knew were whispering that Cripps is the leader of a “hate group.” In one article the Sun Herald ran about “hate groups,” the story continued onto a secondary page. The layout included the word “Hate” in large print with my picture right next to it. Do you see the “trick” here? [Note: I’ll dig that article out of the archives and post it soon].

I learned when the media does not have the necessary “dirt” on you, they simply make it up. After all, if called on the carpet, they can always print a “correction” several days later in small print at the bottom of Page 39. Been there, done that.

The problem with all that is—the damage is already done. It is like first impressions—they really stick with you. That is what makes all this “trickery” so successful.

The media has an agenda. Groups like the Southern [sic] Poverty [sic] Law [sic] Center [sic] have an agenda. The Feds have an agenda. It is warfare without bullets. In fact, it is better than bullets. Bullets cost money. Sun Tzu said, “The art of war is deception.” The masses are being deceived but do not want to be bothered with details. The Gletty incident will blow over in a few days and no one will remember that it was the FBI who instigated a “neo-nazi” march.

To be continued….

P.S. The three fellas never returned to my farm and Gletty stole my generator!

copyright 2006Posted by John Thomas Cripps on 02/18

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