88 Precepts

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88 Precepts is an essay or manifesto written by David Lane, a member of the neo-nazi terrorist organization The Order. Written while Lane was serving a 190-year prison sentence, 88 Precepts is a treatise on natural law, religion, race and politics from the view point of David Lane including instructions for securing, protecting, preserving and establishing white territorial imperatives in the Northwestern United States and Eastern Europe and distributing propaganda.[1] They are an expansion upon Lane's Fourteen Words and religion of Wotanism. The 88 Precepts are commonly regarded as "tenets of white-separatist life" used by white supremacy groups and those who advocate white nationalism and separatism. Lane was heavily critical of democracy, multiculturalism and racial integration. The 88 Precepts further elaborate on Lane's White genocide conspiracy theory.[2]

Lane claimed that 14-88 was an integral part of his Pyramid Prophecy[3] and the fundamental doctrine in his religion of Wotanism. 1488 is a combination of 14 as in Lane's 14 Words and 88, a white nationalist/supremacist slogan for "Heil Hitler".[4]


  1. ^ Anti-Defamation League, David Lane, retrieved 2007-09-29
  2. ^ Rider, Sarah, Tolerating Intolerance: Resisting the Urge to Silence Student Opinion in the Writing Classroom, retrieved 2007-09-29
  3. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=FIwwWSSL5JIC&pg=PA381
  4. ^ 1488 is a combination of two popular white supremacist numeric symbols. The first symbol is 14, which is shorthand for the "14 Words" slogan http://www.adl.org/combating-hate/hate-on-display/c/1488.html