Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Terry Tremaine

Terry Tremaine
a.k.a: mathdoktor99; JCMateri

Terry Tremaine (July 20, 1948) is a Nazi and he's pretty damned proud of it, except when he disavowed his Nazi beliefs in a pathetic attempt to get out of trouble regarding those beliefs while he was in a Regina psych ward, but we'll come back to that soon enough. Tremaine used to post as "mathdoktor99" on Stormfront or as "JCMateri" on other sites, but since his troubles of his own making began, he's started to post under his own name. He's even gone as far as to start up his own little Nazi party, the National-Socialist Party of Canada, which is affiliated with the equally troubled NSM States side and of which he appears to be the sole member.

Tremaine should know better. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Regina and a M.Sc. in Mathematics from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec according to his Wikipedia article (which he started himself, showing he's not only a bonehead but an egocentric bonehead as well) so we're going to assume he isn't a complete idiot. He had taught Mathematics in a number of universities in Canada as well as the College of the Bahamas in Nassau. This lead some Canadian Stormfront posters to claim him as a Canadian version of William Pierce, though we're not so sure we would want to be compared to a paranoid jackass with a penchant for Eastern European mail-order brides.

It was while teaching at the University of Sakatchewan that Tremaine was exposed as a member of the National Alliance, an active participant on Stormfront, and a Nazi bonehead. It seems that someone was able to figure out who mathdoktor99 was and sent the information to Ottawa human rights lawyer Richard Warman. An aside: we REALLY need to meet this guy because he's kicking Nazi ass from Victoria to St. John's up there. Warman filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission. In April 2005 Warman informed the University of Saskatchewan about Tremaine and the complaints against him. The university called Tremaine into a meeting and promptly canned his ass.

After being kicked to the curb, Tremaine went to British Columbia. He says he started drinking heavily and contemplated suicide (damn, one of the few times we wish Canadian gun control laws were a little more lax). Finally, he ended back in Saskatchewan and checked himself into a psychiatric clinic. It was then that he made a desperate attempt to get out of the mess he had gotten himself into. He sent letters to all the parties involved, "expressing regret for his postings, indicating that he was deeply ashamed of them, and apologizing to the Jewish community." Here's the kicker though. He also said that he had at one time been married to a Native woman and had three mixed race children from that marriage! Damn! How many times do we find out that racist have skeletons in their closet like this? It's starting to become a cliché. Of course he later said that his ex-wife had only a very tiny bit of Native ancestry but even if that's true, racists usually don't make that distinction when it comes to the high crime of "race mixing."

His mea culpa didn't last though. Once he was let out of the loony bin, he was back on Stormfront taking back his apology. He also took the time to form a Nazi party of his very own with his very own website which I'm sure the Human Rights Tribunal investigating him have been very interested in. Of course Tremaine decided to hitch his horse to the burning barn that is the National Socialist Movement, but that will make watching Tremaine crash and burn all the more entertaining.

Tremaine appeared before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in August 2006. By his side was Paul Fromm who has been advising a lot of fascists in their cases with Warman including Melissa Guille, Glenn Bahr, Jessica Beaumont, and John Beck. Given the advice he has given to people, Fromm might be doing more for the anti-fascists than the likes of Richard Warman ever could. Tremaine's appears to be no exception to this rule. The Tribunal hasn't issued its decision yet, but since Tremaine pretty much confirmed all the charges levelled against him it seems this will be another slam dunk.

A month after the Tribunal met with Tremaine, Anti-Racist Action (ARA) had a little get together outside Paul Fromm's house. Understandably Fromm and his merry little band of fascists who were at his home that day weren't pleased. On September 13 he fired off a letter to the Tribunal demanding that the complaint by Warman against Tremaine be dismissed for creating a poisoned environment and harassment (Fromm claimed that the ARA visited Fromm at the behest of Warman with no evidence to support the claim except that Warman once spoke at a gathering of the ARA). The motion was denied by the Tribunal in October 2006.

Tremaine expected the verdict to go against him and it did. On February 2, 2007 a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Tremaine had violated section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, fined $4000.00 and had a permanent cease and desist order placed on him forbidding his publish further hate propaganda on the Internet. He said that he has no intention of paying any fine levelled against him. It seems he doesn't realize the Tribunal can garnish his wages.

Not so smart now.

Things get even better for us and worse for Tremaine. On June 8, 2007, the Regina City Police raided Tremaine's apartment and took his computer and other items into evidence concerning an ongoing hate crimes investigation. If Tremaine is eventually charged and convicted, he could be spending up to 5 years as a guest in Canada's finest detention facilities.

Let's all hope that Tremaine continues to have bad days for the foreseeable future.

1 comment:

  1. Tremaine claimed on Stormfront that Jews have been causing trouble for "5,000 years".
    The faith began in 1321 BC, so it's only 3330 years old.Wonder where he got the extra 670 years? This is a Math professor??????