Monday, June 3, 2013

Observer: Son of Accused Payette White Supremacist 'Shocked' and 'Saddened'

Posted By on Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 9:17 AM

The son of a Payette man is distancing himself from his father following a report accusing his father of being a white supremacist.

The Ontario Argus Observer reported that Tim Folke of Payette was named as a white supremacist in a profile article entitled "The Aryan Accountant," appearing in the recent issue of The Intelligence Report, published by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In the article, it was revealed that Folke was the author of "a racist fantasy novel" titled Hyperborean Home and that "Hitler speaks to him." But when confronted by The Intelligence Report, Folke claimed that his writings were only "to gain access to people who seemed to live close to nature," and that he wanted to understand "why human beings don't fit in with the natural world."

The Observer reports that Folke's Payette-based CPA firm, which he owned with his son Kurt Folke, has audited several government agencies and school districts, including the Payette School District.

But Kurt Folke wrote an email to the Observer saying, "I want to express our shock and sadness regarding the news we ourselves have only recently learned."

"I believe it is important to emphasize that we strongly disavow any actions or words that provoke or support hate," wrote Kurt Folke. "Our focus is to continue being active members of our community and running a solid business committed to quality and integrity."

Additionally, Kurt Folke told The Intelligence Report that his father had only recently informed his family of his "deeply disturbing secret life" and that his father had retired from the firm.

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