RIP: Bruce Baechler
- September 2, 2000
Bruce Baechler - RIP
by Carol Moore
Im sure Bruce Baechlers many friends spread all over the country
will be sad to hear that Bruce died on September 2, 2000, after an
automobile accident and subsequent heart attack, in Ohio. Bruce was
49 years old. He is survived by family in Connecticut.
Bruce grew up in Connecticut. A Quaker and pacifist who came to
Washington, D.C. right after high school to join in anti-Vietnam
War activism, Bruce refused to register for the draft. After a
dramatic arrest at a Quaker meeting, Bruce was convicted of draft
evasion and spent two years in a federal prison. Bruce later
became a war tax resister and has resisted paying federal income
tax since the 1970s.
Bruce was a long time member and organizer with both the Libertarian
Party and the International Workers of the World (IWW). I used to
tell him he was the only Wobbly Quaker Id ever knownbut he assured
me he knew others. Bruce could always be depended on for help during a
libertarian petition drive any where from Alaska to the District of
Columbia, to help manage a local, state or even Presidential campaign,
or to help with accounting or database help for any of the libertarian
or IWW groups he worked with.
While Bruce spent much of the last twenty years in Texas, he also lived
for several years in North Carolina and Washington, D.C. He made his
living as a computer programmer. Currently, he was taking time off from
working on his Masters in Political Management from George Washington
University, with the goal of becoming a professional campaign manager.
He was working on various year 2000 election projects and had just
helped two local D.C. candidates get on the ballot in D.C.
I first met Bruce in 1987 when we both supported Russell Means for the
presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party. We discovered we both
were War Tax Resisters. We kept in touch over the years and hung out
together when he lived in D.C. in the late eighties and the late
nineties. I also visited Bruce in September of 1993 when he was living
in Austin and we went up together to the ruins of the Branch Davidians
church outside of Waco. Bruce was a committed supporter of the Waco
Im sure that many people receiving this e-mail will have fond memories
of Bruce, and stories to share about him. He will be missed.
The Website of Lord Weÿrdgliffe:
The Dan Clore Necronomicon Page:
"Tho-ag in Zhi-gyu slept seven Khorlo. Zodmanas
zhiba. All Nyug bosom. Konch-hog not; Thyan-Kam
not; Lha-Chohan not; Tenbrel Chugnyi not;
Dharmakaya ceased; Tgenchang not become; Barnang
and Ssa in Ngovonyidj; alone Tho-og Yinsin in
night of Sun-chan and Yong-grub (Parinishpanna),
-- The Book of Dzyan.