Richard Butler 84 once proudly ruled over his own compound kingdom in Idaho known as the “Aryan Nations.” But now the old racist is broke, dispossessed and apparently dying.

Butler was sued into bankruptcyand then evicted, seeming proof that “every dog has its day.”

However, the ailing hate monger still managed to choose a new leader for his fragmented and fading group between hospital visits, reported Associated Press this past Saturday.

Butler chose his old pal Harold “Ray” Redfeairn. In better times the two men liked to parade together in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

A splinter group that left Butler says “weirdos, winos and clowns” now surround him

Right. As if these characters were anything but “weirdos” and “clowns.”

Redfeairn claims his focus will be upon the racist theology of the so-called “Christian Identity” movement.

Many groups like the Aryan Nations were founded by charismatic personalities who quickly became “cult figures” and totalitarian leaders. Before his fall Butler once held such a position of prevalence and power.

Redfeairn said, “It’s never been my desire to be the grand pooh-bah of the Aryan Nations.”

Whatever Ray. There isn’t much left to be the “grand poo-bah” over anyway.

A Neo Nazi couple was arrested in Los Angeles for stockpiling bomb-making materials reports KABC in LA.

John Frederick Steele, 29, leader of the “Brandenburg Division” of the Aryan Nations and his girlfriend Christine Greenwood, 28 had “BBs, nails and razor blades” apparently intended to be used as “shrapnel.”

Steele is a security guard for the Port of Los Angeles.

But the seizure took place two years ago. Authorities were somehow reluctant to take immediate action, despite Steele’s sensitive security position and the potential risk to public safety.

A Deputy District Attorney in LA said, “Given the concern with both international and domestic terrorism on that front, (and) with the potential for incoming weapons, we felt that that might be a security breach.”

It took him two years to figure that out?

Domestic terrorism is still a grave concern in the US. Many experts still believe the anthrax terrorist may have been an American and not a foreign national.

It is important to remember that until the destruction of the World Trade Center, it was American Timothy McVeigh, who held the record for the most horrific act of terrorism in the United States.

There is still a plethora of potentially dangerous hate groups and extremists that pose potential threats to public safety in America.

It is unsettling to think that an alleged Neo Nazi terrorist known to have possessed lethal weapons was let loose and allowed to provide “security” at a major US port of entry.

Perhaps the new federal department of Homeland Security needs to educate law enforcement in Los Angeles?