--"Tristania," StormFront bulletin-board member since 2005.
Indianapolis, Indiana--This tip comes to me from a source in Oregon. I don't believe that this is unknown--that Jaenelle Antas is the American assistant to UK Holocaust denier David Irving--but I don't think that many out there in the public know that Antas has also served as Assistant to the Chair of Indiana's Libertarian Party (2007-2008), certainly not within the state itself. Yet, she has.
Antas was spotted and identified in Portland last week for a speaking engagement of Irving's, reputedly even being seen with different clothing on to cloak her identity.
Did the Libertarian Party of Indiana know who she really was when she served as an assistant to State Chair Todd Singer? They have some explaining to do. Some online posts have stated that she was once on the home page of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and was given a college scholarship by them, but it appears that this has all been pulled.
Antas is rumored to post on Storm Front's bulletin-board under the identity of "Tristania," a seemingly Wagnerian name from Teutonic legend, and also a band that she likes within the genre of "metal opera." A look at Antas's Myspace page notes:
Blut Aus Nord
Diablo Swing Orchestra
How Like a Winter
Mar de Grises
My Dying Bride
Sins of Thy Beloved
Star of Ash
Theatre of Tragedy
Thou Shalt Suffer
Virgin Black (http://www.myspace.com/jaenellesings)
Is she some form of "Trojan Horse"? The Wagner connection is telling if this is the same individual.
("Researcher highlights 'ignored' anti-Semitism in Wagner letters," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 07.21.2009)
Fest wrote in his sprawling biography of Hitler:
It all fits very nicely: her Myspace page has Libertarian friends--even at this writing--as well as a number of fans of Norwegian metal and the like. That's not a real indicator of a far right connection in itself, but the restraint there speaks volumes. Comments are very carefully worded on "Tristania's" StormFront comments just as they are on the Myspace account, by Antas, and her "friends."
But why would anyone care to use one of the few operas as an online identity in redacted form, a spin-off of the name of a Norwegian metal opera group? Sure, she's probably a fan, but what of the rest here? The strong possibility is that someone told Antas this very interesting fact: Tristan and Isolde was one of the very first operas by Wagner that Adolph Hitler attended, and it was a seminal influence on him that lasted to the very end of his life. It all fits too nicely to be a coincidence. Yes, it appears someone has problems behaving alright.
Joachim Fest's "Hitler": http://books.google.com/books?id=qnnlUEDZZIAC&pg=PA56&dq=Joachim+Fest+Wagner+anti-Semitism+Siegfried"Portland, Oregon says David Irving Not Welcome: Some Notes on July 19," Portland Indy Media, 07.21.2009: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/07/392889.shtml"Jaenelle Antas, Personal Assistant, Indianapolis, Indiana Area," Linkedin.com page: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jaenelle-antas/7/784/9aa"Researcher highlights 'ignored' anti-Semitism in Wagner letters," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 07.21.2009: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1490988.php/Researcher_highlights_"ignored"_anti-Semitism_in_Wagner_letters_"Tristania's" Stormfront page with images: http://www.stormfront.org/forum/showpost.php?p=5586983&postcount=1205Jaenelle's Myspace page (try not to be eating, drinking, or driving while viewing/listening): http://www.myspace.com/jaenellesingsThe Urban Dictionary's page on "metal opera" (w. Wagner & Tristania featured prominently): http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=metal+operaThe Libertarian Party of Indiana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_Party_of_Indiana