Harold Covington has died. He was the leader of the Northwest Front, a group that wanted to form a new country in the Pacific Northwest for whites only. His podcast, Radio Free Northwest (or just RFN) was ridiculous but fun and I listened to it for a decade. I just wrote this to Cori about his death.
I’m not sad, but I say that with no malice. Harold’s future was bleak. He had no money and his donors were going to dry up at some point. His health was poor and he had no family. He faced a horrible, invalid, poverty-stricken old age. Really, best to go out now, not on top but as on top as he’s ever been.
I’m guessing RFN will now die and this small part of my life will draw to a close. Flake just did an episode eulogizing Harold and swore up and down that things would carry on, but nobody likes him or listens to him as far as I can see. He’s also as boring as hell which nobody ever accused Harold of being. I will check in now and then to see how he’s doing but I will never listen with real interest the way I did with Harold.
In that episode, Flake stated that Harold failed to answer emails and texts for a few days and some NWF “comrade” discovered that he had died in his apartment in Bremerton. How he discovered that, I do not know. Flake went out of his way to thank that “comrade”. Whether any of that is true, I also do not know.
Nor do I care much. Tubby is dead. Pierce died ages ago. Will Williams will surely die soon. Tom Metzger too. Kevin Strom will probably live for a while longer but he’s as boring as Flake. The generation that entertained me so much in the 90s has passed. The new generation (Cantwell, Anglin, Kessler, Southern, Molyneux, Lokteff etc.) is much more active and engaging than the old and they’re just beginning their infighting phase, but I am older and am just not as interested anymore.
Here’s hoping all is well with you.