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On the Death of Harold Covington

It is with a heavy heart I must inform you all that Harold Armstead Covington, founder of the Northwest Front, passed away last week in his apartment in Bremerton, WA. Thankfully, preparations were made and the Party continues to operate in service of the Northwest Imperative. This week’s episode of Radio Free Northwest eulogizes Harold. We’ll pick up next week with a general status update. Please go easy on us for the time being since we’re still recovering various communication capabilities and getting back up to speed. On top of that, we’re obviously all very busy right now, and we sadly do not have the bandwidth to be anywhere near as responsive as we would like.

Thank you for your understanding.

66 Comments


  1. PMJ
    Jul 24, 2018

    Ich hatt’ einen Kameraden

    I once had a trusty comrade
    The best one to be found
    The drums called us to battle
    He was marching at my side
    Wherever to I went, Wherever to I went…
    There whistling came a bullet
    Meant for me or meant for you?
    His life it took away
    At my feet he lay down slain
    Just like a part of me, Just like a part of me…
    His hand reaches out for mine
    While I just load my gun
    Cannot hold your hand, my friend
    But stay for all eternity
    My trusty good comrade, My trusty good comrade…

    Be at peace, Harold.


  2. Twine
    Jul 24, 2018

    Rest in peace.


  3. 8man
    Jul 24, 2018

    That is indeed sad news and a real loss for our people. His legacy will live on in his published works.


  4. Mark Canneto
    Jul 24, 2018

    Sad news, HAC, was a mentor, leader and a warrior! Rest In Peace.


  5. Robert
    Jul 24, 2018

    May one day a great monument stand of this great man in a free Northwest American Republic.


  6. RGM
    Jul 24, 2018

    Sadness as our friend was taken much too soon. I was lucky enough to be able to correspond with Harold for the last two years of his life. It was a great honor. He gave me the flag that I fly today at half mast in his honor. He took the time to sign a book for me on June 21, 2018 and sent it. His words were Kampf Wieder! ( Fight Again) How cool is that?
    My wife and I will miss him more than we can say.
    Hail Victory Comrades!


  7. John Beattie
    Jul 24, 2018

    Although not a NS, I am devoting DINOSAUR NEWS July 25 th to Harold Covington. Rest In Valhalla Harold. You have earned the right more than most.


  8. vmaxmike
    Jul 24, 2018

    ….REST IN PEACE….YOU WILL BE MISSED….


  9. Richard Webber
    Jul 24, 2018

    Condolences to all feeling the pain of their loss.

  10. […] ‘The Old Man’ finishes his tour of duty. […]


  11. Ulfberht32
    Jul 24, 2018

    Rest in peace, Harold
    The Northwest Imperative
    is your legacy.


  12. David J. Miner
    Jul 24, 2018

    I will miss you Mein Comrade. I had just sent you an email a day before saying how much I appreciate what you do. This really hurts. I was just talking to him days ago. I can’t belive this at all.. life just keeps getting worse. We will miss you brother, we will forever be thankful for what you’ve done for your race and the Pacific Northwest Republic. HEROES NEVER DIE! 14/88


  13. Jake
    Jul 24, 2018

    No mention yet of who will replace him? Billy Roper, perhaps? Matt Heimbach? Richard Spencer?


  14. Wendy
    Jul 24, 2018

    I’ve shed real tears, what a loss, what a life, what a man.

  15. […] Harold Covington, the leader of the Northwest Front and a fixture of the White Nationalist scene for the past several decades, has passed away in Washington. […]


  16. Nameless_Rebel
    Jul 24, 2018

    You were a light onto this ever darkening hellscape of a world. We cannot thank you enough for all the good work you’ve done and hope you gave us. You were a true Ayran warrior. Sleep well comrade. We will never forget you. RIP Harold. @->—


  17. Rex Justus
    Jul 24, 2018

    “Out from many a mud wall cabin
    Eyes were watching through the night
    Many a manly heart was beating
    For the blessed morning light
    Murmurs rang along the valleys
    To the banshee’s lonely croon
    And a thousand pikes were flashing
    By the rising of the moon”

    Damn. I hate seeing Harold go.


  18. C.T.
    Jul 24, 2018

    Like every Westerner, I used to be a eunuch, but the reading of the Quartet made me grow my balls again.

    Goodbye Uncle Harold! I’ll miss our private correspondence. I wish you had seen our promised land…


  19. Snow White
    Jul 24, 2018

    HAROLD WE WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH!!!
    YOUR VOICE KEPT ME GOING EVERY SINGLE DAY!!


  20. Will
    Jul 24, 2018

    I am deeply saddened by Harold’s passing and regret not having taken the time to meet with him while I had the chance.


  21. Fathers Initiative
    Jul 24, 2018

    This truly is the worst news imaginable. (Even though we’ve known for a long time that he’s having health issues). Lately, I haven’t had the chance to comment often, but I’ve become a more frequent financial donator.
    HAC has been nearly a one-man show, because he was so good it was impossible to even walk in his shadow. But although he didn’t live to see his dreams fulfilled, he did manage to see an entire nation elect a president based on the ideology of White Advocacy.

    For the past month, I’ve been promising to leave a comment. But since this is my busiest time of year, I haven’t got around to it. Although I was often commenting with HAC on Twitter (until I got suspended).
    Sunday evening, I made up my mind that I’d DEFINITELY comment this week. So, I will state exactly what I was planning to say: Listen to HAC’s message from several weeks ago. If someone on the internet is asking you to conspire criminal activity with them, be assured that it’s Agents who are “setting you up”. This is why they offer ridiculous plans to “bomb a city center”, or some nonsense. Essentially; These authorities will plan the entire event. Then, they’ll encourage you to agree. and subsequently claim that YOU had planned a ‘terror attack’ (even though all suggestions came from them). This was great advice from HAC. Whenever you get such communication from people pretending to be fellow Activists, just ignore their trap. and walk away.


  22. Johan
    Jul 24, 2018

    I’ve been in contact with HAC since 2013, he was a mentor and his movement gave my life purpose. I even made a guest appearance on the podcast. I’ll fly the flag he gave me with a heavy heart.

  23. […] ‘The Old Man’ finishes his tour of duty. […]


  24. OBERGRUPPENFUHRER
    Jul 25, 2018

    Dear Harold: you one of the “greats” and were an inspiration to all of us and generations not yet born will know of your name. We will see to that. You were cut down by fate far too early as you died in this epic battle as an Aryan Warrior for all of time immortal. Mere words cannot describe this huge loss to the movement you created. Let the Aryan Spirit grow in brute strength every day my comrade in arms. You are now in Valhalla and we will pick up the torch.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA4PnGGLkfU


  25. AJ
    Jul 25, 2018

    From behind the scenes, please bear with us: Things are moving forward. Please give this a listen and remember Harold.
    The Last Pale Light In The West
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atuJzivuF1o


  26. MR
    Jul 25, 2018

    Although I never got to speak to him personally, Harold’s voice accompanied me through some tough times. I laughed, I cried, I cheered.

    Bless your soul, good man. 1488.


  27. Wes Hay
    Jul 25, 2018

    You must let us know if we are to still mail in our donations, and communications to the Bremerton address, or if it is changed, please give the new one. Much thanks!


  28. The Hatecrime Hotline
    Jul 25, 2018

    “The Mountain Has Fallen”

    After learning of this very saddening news, I was drawn to re-read Harold’s funeral oration to Pastor Robert Miles, at the beginning of Harold’s book ‘Dreaming The Iron Dream’. So much of what he said about the late Pastor can now be applied to HAC himself.

    In his commitment to the cause, in this age of decay, disease and debasement, Harold A. Covington lived with HONOUR. It was all about the cause. He never gave up. There is no one to equal such commitment to such a difficult cause.

    I remember listening to that first episode of RFN back in December ’09. I remember that even though the technical quality betrayed a project still in it’s infancy, that here was a man who was the real thing. I knew that through that man’s serious commitment, that here was an idea that would take off, that one day Harold’s endeavours would be the ‘Idea Whose Time Has Come’.

    Harold A Covington was a pioneer. Yes, in many respects his approach were traditional, but he had the genius and the talent to make the traditional relevant to the modern. Harold helped me understand what ‘timelessness’ is – a thing that is relevant and important in all ages, something crucially important to Aryan civilization per se. HAC was ‘timeless’. He was bigger and greater than these times, and for that reason, his words and his deeds will live on, and many Aryan men, women and youths will learn from them and find their own existence truly enriched as a result.

    He made many others jealous, as all genuinely great men, not poseurs, do. Great men always make many enemies as well as friends, for every 5 men who admire a great man, there is one who envies. It’s a testament to his effectiveness as a spokesman for our race that he was able to rustle a few feathers from time to time.

    Though HAC never shied from a fight, he was a wise diagnostician and advisor to many. He knew when violence was necessary, but also when it was wrong. He knew the futility and absurdity of politics, and was wise (though often mis-understood, as great men often are) in his diplomacy. His intellect was sharp as a razor, as was his grasp of English. His ability to make something sound so fascinating that others would make sound banal was without equal.

    He served in the Rhodesian Army. He also visited the regions of my country, Scotland, England and Ireland. He ran in the May 1980 North Carolina Republican Party primary election, as a candidate for nomination to the office of Attorney General of the State of North Carolina. He received 56,006 votes (47%), and carried 46 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. But crucially, he founded the Northwest Imperative with his organisation Northwest Front, which laid on a platter the first truly workable solution to the woes of the embattled Aryan race in the Western hemisphere. His northwest novels will no doubt become the Illiad and Odyssey of our time, instructing and inspiring countless Aryan men and women to live their lives in accordance with the ideals that he formed, re-formed, stated and re-stated again and again, for the benefit of our future generations.

    His ‘Curse of Cassandra’ will be no more.

    Harold Covington elucidated the ‘Iron Dream’, and gave us all the ‘Iron Pill’. Harold was indeed a pioneer.

    You thoroughly deserve your place in Valhalla, Harold A Covington.


  29. Ted Midward
    Jul 25, 2018

    I admire Harold’s dedication to liberate White America. His work will live on forever.

    Goodbye HAC1488
    https://youtu.be/sXJQXBWJlew


  30. Andrew
    Jul 25, 2018

    The Mountain Has Fallen


  31. BadGoy
    Jul 25, 2018

    Any way we can find out when and where any funeral will be for those of us in the homeland who want to pay respect?


  32. AJ
    Jul 26, 2018

    As of NOW, funeral arrangements are pending. We will update when we have relevant information. Please continue to use the Bremerton PO BOX until further notice.
    Thank you all for your kind words and memories of Harold


  33. Martin
    Jul 26, 2018

    I literally cried. I can’t believe this happened… I know it’s true but… Rest in Peace, you were one of the last great men.

  34. […] Founder of WiP Racial / Gender Identity Supremacy Groups: Northwest Front, Femen Found Dead in their Apartments in Paris & Bremerton: A founding member of the Ukrainian feminist protest group Femen, Oksana Shachko, has been found dead in her apartment in Paris, Femen said on Tuesday. Harold Armstead Covington, founder of the Northwest Front, passed away last week in his apartment in Bremerton, WA. – Raw Story: Co-founder of feminist Femen group found dead in Paris: group; Northwest Front: On the Death of Harold Covington. […]


  35. The Hatecrime Hotline
    Jul 26, 2018

    Harold played this piece of music for me on an RFN a few years ago, around 2013 I think. October.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQimr1v9fU


  36. Andreas Donner
    Jul 26, 2018

    As stated in this week’s RFN, details about such things will be forthcoming in the next RFN. Stay tuned!


  37. Ricardo Rodriquez
    Jul 26, 2018

    Harold, goodbye, for now. I hope to see you later, oh, I’ll know it’s you.
    The irony is that I knew Harold, but that I never met him in person. I first corresponded with Harold around 1987-8 — not sure exactly. He headed the NSWPP back then. Harold always cited that last good Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius as an example for his own philosophy (religion?). Of course Marcus Aurelius was a stoic and the major emphasis of stoicism is virtue or some would say quality. That’s why HAC always looked for quality or character in the coming
    Northwest Republic. Other groups look for numbers quanity, just any old featherless biped will do. Harold, also believed in reincarnation, as I do. He was tolerant of other religions as long as they were not an adversary of Aryan Nationalism. Harold would play the various genre of music from country to classic because he understood the true diversity of our european heritage. That’s real tolerance and what is known as being “open-minded”. Harold being a historian an avid reader of the classics knew his Shakespeare and with that said I would like to close with this quote from Shakespear: “…a coward dies a thousand deaths, but the valiant taste of death but once.”


  38. Molly McGuire
    Jul 27, 2018

    RIP Harold A. Covington. You are an inspiration to many and we will miss you.


  39. Charles White
    Jul 27, 2018

    I’ll never forget the first time I heard “Hurrold” speak. He had such a funny, folksy witticism to him. His words and ideas were noticeably formed through years of observation and experience. I imagine that those who knew him personally found him to be funny while being insightful. I will always appreciate the new music he introduced me to in his efforts to show people aryan music and values in his podcast. I’ve listened to every single Radio Free Northwest. In tribute, I will again. Starting today.


  40. Paul Moses
    Jul 27, 2018

    Many years ago Harold lived for a time in Texarkana. At the same time I was living in a community close by. I had never heard of him or his books. I regret missing the opportunity to get to know the man. I have read many of this stories and enjoyed them immensely. He gave me much food for thought. Harold took pastor Butlers northwest imperative and fleshed it out into a viable movement. Something that we all can do. Now he sits in Valhalla beside Commander Rockwell, Pastor Butler and the others who gave their lives for us. The challenge for us now is to live up to their examples. Although I never met the man personally, I truly feel that “Ich hatt einen Kameraden”.


  41. Frei
    Jul 27, 2018

    Rest In Peace old friend, may the next life treat you well. 14.


  42. BadGoy
    Jul 29, 2018

    This is still unreal. The voice that kept me sane and functioning is gone. I regret never meeting you Harold. I never even lived far from you here near the cesspool called Olympia, WA. I just assumed it would be best not to meet incase you may have been under surveillance. So as leader of my group I kept us away. I may never know if this caution was good or bad but the regret I feel is true. But you did send a signed copy of Freedoms Sons to my oldest son and I will forever be grateful to you. We will be doing our Northwest Volunteer oaths with our hand on this same book.

    I often wonder how many other groups like mine exist in the homeland. Many I am sure. To all of the leaders of these groups: keep training, keep stockpiling, establish a safe house system, recruit only by word of mouth to people who are known. Dont recruit some “too good to be true” guy in the right spot at the right time as in Matt Hales case. Only go with who you can trust absolutly.


  43. Andrew
    Jul 29, 2018

    Grievous news indeed. A devastating kick in the gut.

    RIP Dear Harold. Then prepare for your next arrival on this plane to rejoin us, even if in some higher, less tangible form, to guide us through the coming turbulence.

    Your faithful Thursday evening podcasts restored my sanity during a precarious period, and your quintet of novels, each of which I have read at least three times, provides our most realistic blueprint for the future of our people on this continent.

    Yours was a precious and freely given legacy, and in your honor I pledge to continue my donations at a higher level so as to help your trusted friend and comrade, Andy, to carry on.

    Even by those of us whom you did not personally meet, you will be sorely missed. .


  44. Felix Fedre
    Jul 31, 2018

    Harold often warned us of his deteriorating health but had a casual way of making little of it. He said, recently, he could “hit the floor tomorrow or in twenty years’ time”. Very sadly it turned out to be far nearer the former than the latter. I often dreamed of meeting him and without thinking, still do but my heart sinks as I realise that now I never will. Things just won’t be the same without Harold.


  45. The Hatecrime Hotline
    Jul 31, 2018

    Within the first 25mins of tonight’s show, the gents at Scandinavia’s NMR’s English-language broadcast Nordic Frontier (#76) delivered their obituary and spoke kindly about Harold.

    https://www.nordfront.se/live-21-00ish-nordic-frontier-76-not-without-my-afghan.smr


  46. Nikita
    Aug 01, 2018

    Shocked… I so wish I had written HAC to tell him how much he had broadened my horizons, musically and other wise. RIP.


  47. J Ryan
    Aug 03, 2018

    I work in Southern Nationalist, Alternative Right, Populist Conservative, Identitarian circles, groups, blogs etc (League of the South, Occidental Dissent, American Renaissance, The Political Cesspool, Vdare)

    I send my condolences on the death of the great writer and teacher Harold Covington. I have supported Mr. Covington and the Northwest Imperative over the years – especial HAC’s great Northwest novels.

    We/I wrote a positive obituary for Mr. Covington at Occidental Dissent.

    I encourage NorthWest Front members/supporters to check out our existing blogs, radio shows – network with us. Mr. Covington was probably our best writer and teacher but was rather poor at networking, fund raising etc.

    That’s life.

    Let’s move on.

    J Ryan

    Occidental Dissent
    The league of the South
    The Political Cesspool
    Vdare
    MAGA
    Proud Boys


  48. Bullfrog1488
    Aug 04, 2018

    A true visionary. We were lucky to have him on Gab, even if it was for just a short time. His impact was enormous. He will not be forgotten.


  49. Toejamicus
    Aug 06, 2018

    Harold was a voice of reason for the new “renaissance” of the White race. Having read the comments one has to be impressed with the writers. When the mountain of a man lays his head down for final rest there will open up, from the fertile ground he so richly laid, a blossom. A blossom of a White Rose. Then from this White Rose, ground so richly amended by the 5 NW Novels, with burst forth a field of White Roses. May the 5 NW Novels become runaway best sellers for the White world. God speed Harold.

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