There is a fifth national socialist organization in the United States that has made the news on November 21st, 2011. An organization called the National Socialist Freedom Movement (NSFM) has received approval for their Adopt-A-Highway proposal from the state of Delaware, only the associated highway sign cannot include the phrase "neo-Nazi" or "Nazi". The sign will simply read "Freedom Party".
Although the story has gone national, the most comprehensive report comes from Delaware Online. For the past several months, NSFM Commander Edward McBride III has sought to adopt a two-mile stretch of Cedar Grove Road in Delaware's Sussex County for regular trash pickup as a means to foster group unity and to promote the group's existence. However, McBride initially applied to adopt the stretch of Cedar Grove Road under the unwieldy and redundant name of "National Socialist Freedom Movement Nazi Party". The Delaware Department of Transportation rejected that proposal, as well as a follow-up proposal by McBride to affix the name "NSFM88 Nazi Party" because DelDOT did not want to associate the state with the term "Nazi" and its perceived philosophy of advocating the denial of civil rights.
So McBride asked his wife, Katelyn McManus, to submit an application under her name for the road to be adopted by the "Freedom Party". Surprise -- DelDOT accepted McManus' application to join the program without question and two signs recently went up along Cedar Grove Road between Ward Road and Plantation Road. In reaction, both McManus and McBride noted that they've exposed a double standard in how DelDOT evaluates applicants for the program, saying that they would rather a female do something than a male.
According to Delaware Online, the NSFM is a spinoff from the National Socialist Movement (NSM). They recognize the right of all people to exist, but within their own countries, and say that America should be majority white. They also advocate closing off the nation's borders from immigrants, ending American participation in free trade with other countries, and prohibiting non-whites from owning or controlling newspapers. McBride estimates there may be as many as 45 NSFM members in Delaware. McBride's insistence that the organization is pro-Christian does not initialize well with the rhetoric on the NSFM website.
The NSFM does have an official website, which was unavailable when this post waqs originally published. Since that time, they've reconstituted the website at the following link, current as of January 24th, 2013:
The NSFM considers itself the one and only true national socialist organization in America today. They state "Our nation is our race and religion", although they support the separation of church and state. They further state that their group members are educated and consider all of Christianity to be a Jewish tool to destroy Aryan Folk, who were originally pagan. They warn that people who attempt to promote Judeo-Christianity on their website will have their posts deleted. A screenshot of a part of the website is posted below:
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Here's a video of Edward McBride III giving a talk on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Like the ANSP and the NSALP, he considers OWS to be infested with too many Communists and opposes participation by national socialists. McBride's a pretty good speaker who is in command of his subject:
The website cache also reveals that although Edward McBride III is the Commander of the NSFM, he reports to a national chairman, C.D. Herrington. This is the same Cliff Herrington who was the focal point of the Joy Of Satan controversy which engulfed the National Socialist Movement in 2006 and may have cost the NSM as much as 25 percent of its membership, including a number of prominent leaders such as Bill White who subsequently founded the short-lived American National Socialist Workers Party.
Prognosis: I don't foresee much of a future for the NSFM. First, the national socialist scene is saturated with four other groups. Secondly, national socialism needs to be a mass movement to succeed; this means religion must be secondary. And finally, Cliff Herrington's association with the Joy Of Satan controversy permanently compromises him and the NSFM. Edward McBride III and his wife would do better to take their obvious organizational talents to another more prominent national socialist organization.