“If I can inspire somebody else into that place of compassion and forgiveness for the self, then I indirectly diminish their capacity to harm. If they can inspire somebody else to do the same, the possibilities are endless. What would that mean for the world? What would that mean to you?”
A former organizer for the White Aryan Resistance (WAR), Tony McAleer served as a skinhead recruiter, proprietor of Canadian Liberty Net (a computer operated voice messaging center), and manager of the racist rock bad, Odin’s Law. Tony was eventually found to have contravened section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act that prohibits the dissemination of messages likely to expose groups to hatred by telephone. He was later jailed for contempt when he circumvented the CHRC decision by establishing a telephone message system in Washington State in a case that went to the Supreme Court of Canada.
His love for his children led Tony on a spiritual journey of personal transformation. Financial hardship and the harsh realities of single parenthood brought him to a place of compassion and forgiveness for himself and for others. Tony has spent the past six years as principal of McAleer & Associates Wealth Management and traveling as a motivational speaker. Today he is a board member of Life After Hate and shares his practice of compassion as a presenter of Kindness Not Weakness curriculum.