Once upon a time there was a website called "overthrow.com". It was a project of "Bill White", who was recently sentenced to do a great deal of time after allegedly sending email threats following a raid on an Osceola compound of American Front, where paramilitary training for race war was said to be occurring.
Back in the day, soon after the Columbine school shooting, Overthrow.com put out recommendations to American students involving violence.
Web Site Asks Youths to Carry Weapons, Build Bombs
10.29 a.m. ET (1429 GMT) May 1, 1999 By Sarah Tippit A Web site urging young people to carry weapons, build bombs, blow up their schools, kill the football team and laugh while doing so is just a click away from anyone with access to a computer. Information-packed www.overthrow.com, which says it is run by a youth-oriented, anti-government movement called the Utopian Anarchist Party, features articles telling young people how runaways can conceal weapons by wearing coats, build bombs and mix illegal drugs. It says schools and juvenile psychiatric centers that prescribe anti-depressants are evil and should be destroyed, and it gives a list of "Music to Shoot Your School Up By." There are so many parallels between the Web site's message and the April 20 massacre in Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, that some police hate-crime experts say privately it is not inconceivable that the two teen-age gunmen in that case visited the site. FBI officials in Denver were unable to confirm that the Web site had any connection to the shooting. The creator of www.overthrow.com, 21-year-old William White of Gaithersburg, Maryland, told Reuters he would neither confirm nor deny that a "Colorado cell" of the Utopian Anarchist Party had been in contact with the teen-agers responsible for the shooting, in which 15 people, including the gunmen, died. "The reason (the Columbine victims) got killed is that they are part of an authoritarian social movement and were seen by the killers as symbolic of that movement," White, who described himself as an anarchist since junior high school, told Reuters. "What the shooters were shooting at was not people but the movements they symbolized. It's a shame that authoritarian Christians, who are trying to dominate our society, don't have a clue how objectionable they are until people start shooting them," he said in a telephone interview. White said his group did not target a specific group but sought to "annihilate" authoritarian systems with "shifting rules to fit the moment." He said these systems ranged from public schools and juvenile psychiatric centers to police departments and the media. He called President Clinton an "authoritarian communist" who "should be removed from office." "I am angry we are living in a system that excuses murder in one place and demands solemnity in another, that manufactures reality, that manufactures morals, that twists the truth (to suit the moment)," White said. He said visits to his Web site had increased fivefold since the shooting in Littleton. "We have gone from 4,000 visitors a day to a peak of about 50,000 a day," he said. "If it continues ... it will be more like the 1.5 million-hits-per-month range," he said. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which monitors hate Web sites, said their number had skyrocketed in the last month. "On April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing, there was one hate Web site on the Net," Cooper told Reuters. "Our new study on April 1 lists 1,426 hate Web sites," he said, many of which target children and, thanks to the ease of new technology, are easily created by teen-agers. "We're now at the end of April, and we're at 1,600 sites," he said, an increase of nearly 200 hate-oriented sites in less than a month. Cooper said it was not inconceivable that the Littleton shooters saw the Web site before their rampage. His researchers saw it several weeks ago and noted that "Music to Shoot Your School Up By" had been posted for at least a few weeks before Littleton, he said. Conservative talk show host Michael Reagan, who also drew a parallel with the Littleton shooting, said the site's existence should, at a minimum, be a wake-up call to parents who are not aware what people or groups their children are contacting on the Internet. "It's like having a support group that says, 'Yes, if that's what you want to do, hey, we've got all kinds of people here ready and willing and able to support you in your efforts to kill and maim,"' Reagan told Reuters. White said the site's references to bomb-making and drugs were meant to attract young people for indoctrination into a political movement.