Gerhard Lauck is the real last Nazi and one of the first professional propagators of monetizing hate on the internet.
Gerhard — we who have lived in Lincoln, Nebraska have always known him as “Gary” even after he legally changed his name — is infamous in Nebraska. He is variously known as “The Midwestern Nazi” and “The Farmbelt Gestapo” and “Little Hitler.”
Some in the community regard him as the crazy uncle in the attic. Others seem him for what he is: A dangerous man with vicious values. Gary Lauck is a clever, charming and incredibly smart guy. He knows how to play people and how to manipulate the system and he is an expert at squeezing money out of hatred.
There is a mythic story about him. Gary was his high school’s valedictorian in Lincoln. During his speech to the assembled students and parents, Gary peeled off his cap and gown to reveal a Nazi uniform. He then raised him arm and began a public defense of Adolph Hitler in German that went on for awhile because no one knew what he was saying.
I have no idea if that myth is true or not but the story has a life of its own as a legend in Lincoln. Gary made his way in life by publishing Nazi propaganda from his bedroom in Lincoln and he was later imprisoned for four years in Germany for spreading hate speech material. He now makes his money — from his worldwide Lincoln, Nebraska bedroom headquarters — as the leading purveyor of hate online as the webhost of choice for 120 sites that are barred from having a website in their home countries.
The Anti-Defamation League considers Gary the number one distributor of neo-Nazi hate propaganda in the world. Gary sees himself as a liberator of “free speech” through his RJG Engineering webhost service where he charges $20 a month for publishing sites like NiggerMania.com in addition to pro-Nazi pages. In 1993, The German government said Lauck-published propaganda was found in the investigation of 72 crimes.
Here are a couple of Gary’s sites on the internet. I haven’t hotlinked them — but I do identify them — so you can decide if you want to learn more or not:
- Gary’s propaganda website: (www.nazi-lauck-nsdapao.com).
- Gary’s take on his German imprisonment: (http://www.zensurfrei.com/federal-republic-of-germany-01.htm)
Is Gary Lauck the international protector of free speech — or is he merely using the “free speech” argument to foment hatred while lining his pockets? Should Gary Lauck be allowed to continue as he wishes — or should he be stopped?