Trevor Loudon

Trevor Loudon is a New Zealand author, speaker, political activist, and blogger. Loudon is the author of three self-published books on U.S. politics, and was featured in a 2016 documentary titled Enemies Within.[1][2] He also writes for The Epoch Times.

Trevor Loudon
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Loudon in 2010
NationalityNew Zealand
OccupationAuthor, speaker, blogger

Loudon was vice president of the ACT New Zealand Party, a classical liberal and libertarian political party from 2006 to 2008.[3][4][5] Loudon runs the website KeyWiki.org, a wiki-format project, which contains articles on far-left political groups in the United States and lists the names of their members.

He has been described as a far-right conspiracy theorist by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Media Matters, and Rolling Stone.[6][7][8][9]

CareerEdit

 
Trevor Loudon speaking at pro-Israel rally in Washington, DC in March, 2015

Loudon maintains a blog at TrevorLoudon.com, formerly titled New Zeal. He is founder and editor of KeyWiki.org, a website which compiles dossiers on activists and political figures, with a particular focus on the left wing.[10]

Campaign for a Soviet-Free New ZealandEdit

Loudon has been involved in politics in Christchurch for many years, such as the Campaign for a Soviet-Free New Zealand (CFSFNZ),[11] a group which published dossiers on people involved in the anti-nuclear movement, declaring them to be communists and "connecting the dots" between them and their supposed Soviet masters.[12] Loudon established the Campaign for a Soviet-Free New Zealand in June 1986 to expose 'Soviet/Marxist subversion' in New Zealand.[13] Loudon argued that the New Zealand government should cease all diplomatic and trading relations with the Soviet Union on the grounds that it was a hostile, totalitarian dictatorship seeking world dominance. The group advocated a ban on the importing of Soviet Nova and Lada cars on the grounds that they had been built through slave labour.[13][11] Other activities carried out by the CFSFNZ included staging protests, collecting information on the Labour Party and left-wing groups, and circulating pamphlets in Christchurch during the 1987 New Zealand general elections which attacked the Fourth Labour Government and local Christchurch-based Members of Parliament Mike Moore and Geoffrey Palmer.[14][15][16]

Loudon became the public face of the Campaign for a Soviet-Free New Zealand.[17] In addition to his anti-Communist and pro-ANZUS stance, Loudon claimed that New Zealand's communist parties particularly the Socialist Unity Party and their front organisations had infiltrated the Labour Party, trade union movement, National Council of Churches, and left-wing groups like the Council of Organizations for Relief Services Overseas (CORSO) and the anti-apartheid Halt All Racist Tours.[18] By 1987, the group had a mailing list of about 800 people. It also maintained links with other conservative groups including Stanley Newman's pro-ANZUS Plains Club, the Coalition of Concerned Citizens and some Christian groups.[17] The CSFNZ also published its own newspaper which ran from May 1988 to November 1990.

U.S. politicsEdit

Loudon has appeared on Glenn Beck's online programming.[19][20]

In June 2019 he was a scheduled speaker at a conference run by a group called "Texans Against Communism" in partnership with "Texans United for America" along with the leader of the Proud Boys and Joey Gibson of Patriot Prayer. There were around 20 attendees.[21]

Personal lifeEdit

He is a self-described student of the Zenith Applied Philosophy which has a world view which is a combination of Scientology, Eastern mysticism and the ideas of the American John Birch Society. In 2006 he wrote on his blog that he had "studied at Z.A.P. from 1976 to 1982, 1986/7 and 1999 to current. I am enjoying my studies immensely at the moment and plan to continue indefinitely."[22]

Self-published booksEdit

  • Barack Obama and the Enemies Within. CreateSpace, 2011. ISBN 978-0615490748.
  • The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress. CreateSpace, 2013. ISBN 978-1490575179.
  • White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for US President, 2020. CreateSpace, 2020. ISBN 979-8614830618.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Enemies Within (2016), retrieved 9 November 2016
  2. ^ Bond, Paul (27 October 2016). "Hillary Clinton "Mentor" Saul Alinsky Explored in Two New Films". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  3. ^ Boston, Jonathan (2003). New Zealand Votes: The General Election of 2002. Victoria University Press. p. 92. ISBN 9780864734686.
  4. ^ Norris, Pippa (2005). Radical Right: Voters and Parties in the Electoral Market. Cambridge University Press. p. 285. ISBN 9781139446426.
  5. ^ "ACT Board Election Results". ACT New Zealand. 27 May 2006.
  6. ^ "Anti-immigrant roundup: 4.3.18". Southern Poverty Law Center. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  7. ^ Martinez, Natalie (13 September 2020). "Florida GOP officials are running a private conspiracy theory Facebook group". Media Matters for America. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  8. ^ Posner, Sarah (27 February 2017). "How the Conservative Movement Went All in for Trumpism". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Your online anti-Trump activity is being tracked by this wiki". Metro. 8 March 2018.
  10. ^ Marcetic, Branko (19 June 2018). "The Man Behind KeyWiki". Jacobin magazine.
  11. ^ a b Wilson, A.C. (2004). New Zealand and the Soviet Union 1950-1991: A Brittle Relationship. Wellington: University Press and the New Zealand Institute for International Affairs. ISBN 9780864734761.
  12. ^ "Taxpayers pay $1m for spies' sarcasm". The Sunday Star Times. 15 June 2008.
  13. ^ a b Jesson, Bruce; Ryan, Allanah; Spoonley, Paul (1988). "Chapter 5: Being British". Revival of the Right: New Zealand Politics in the 1980s (1st ed.). Heinemann Reed. p. 94. ISBN 0-7900-0003-2.
  14. ^ "Protest held," Evening Post, 20 June 1988
  15. ^ "Police decide not to charge Moore over pre-election incident," Evening Post, 17 September 1987
  16. ^ "Assault Charge dropped," Evening Post, 25 September 1987
  17. ^ a b "Footpath melee brought unforeseen profile," The Press, 2 September 1987.
  18. ^ Loudon, Trevor; Moran, Bernard (22 March 2007). "The untold story behind New Zealand's ANZUS breakdown". National Observer. Retrieved 26 October 2013. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  19. ^ "Glenn interviews Trevor Loudon". Glenn Beck. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  20. ^ "Armageddon or an army of fascism; Trevor Loudon; Russia; Civil unrest in 2015". Glenn Beck. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  21. ^ Rouner, Jef (25 June 2019). "Slurs, Right Wing Diatribes and Misdirection Abound at the Texans Against Communism Event". Houston Press. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  22. ^ "Trevor Loudon Replies to Russel Norman". New Zeal. 6 February 2006.

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