22 September 2007

homegrown terrorism

on the heels of yesterday's post, looks like many someones are living in the past and pining for a chapter in history that was horribly sick and wrong.

these unevolved sociopathic whackjobs could use a dose of a 40 year prison term, in my humble opinion.

racism is long dead, huh? from alternet:

In what is not a surprising, but sad development, a white supremacist organization is being monitored by the FBI. William A. White is trying to stir up violence by posting addresses and phone numbers of the Jena 6 family on his web site, proclaiming: "Lynch the Jena 6." He operates out of Roanoke, Virginia:

William A. White also listed some of the defendants' telephone numbers, urging his readers to "Get in touch, and let them know justice is coming."
The review came as protesters gathered Thursday in Jena, the site of racial unrest since last summer. After a black student asked the school for permission to sit under a tree where white students traditionally gathered, three nooses were found hanging from the tree. Months later, the Jena Six were charged with beating a white student.
On his Web site, White complained of "agitators" who were demanding acquittals.
A posting Thursday afternoon that contained contact information for the six youths was headlined: "Addresses of Jena 6 N-----s; In case anyone wants to deliver justice."
In a second item, White was quoted as saying: "If these n------s are released or acquitted, we will find out where they live and make sure that white activists and white citizens in Louisiana know it ... in order to find someone willing to deliver justice."

The Southern Poverty Law Center has details on the other sites and groups fomenting violence in light of the march and search for justice in Jena. Take the bleatings at the neo-Nazi Vanguard News Network:

"I think a group of White men with AK rifles loaded with high capacity magazines should close in on the troop of howler monkeys from all sides and compress them into a tight group, and then White men in the buildings on both sides of the shitskinned hominids shall throw Molotov cocktails from above to cleanse the nigs by fire," wrote "NS Cat" on VNN. Another poster fantasized about a terrorist attack in Jena today: "Wouldn't that be sweet? Gosh darn, wouldn't that be sweet? Good LORD wouldn't THAT be SWeeeeEET? Boom, Boom, no more Coon! Well? A White man can dream can't he?"

sad thing is, this sentiment is still shared (sometimes secretly, often not) amongst MANY that walk among us. i lost count of how many times people would make racist "jokes" to me over the bar, replete with winks and nods as if i agreed simply because i shared a lighter skin tone. imagine my surprise each time it happened. it wasn't as if i was working in some backwoods, small town establishment. it's one thing to hear this sort of crap come from the mouths of people in the little town i pretty much grew up in, but it's a whole 'nother level of messed up when it came from the mouths of highly educated wealthy suits and ties.

the only action that is ever taken for hateful groups like this comes in the form of monitoring. white himself is quoted as saying,
"Law enforcement doesn't care. We have a controversy like this about every two or three months. They don't waste their time contacting me anymore."

good. god.

to top it all off,
this dude is YOUNGER than i' am! while it completely weirds me out when i hear anyone of any age piping up with racist rhetoric, it gets me even more when it is someone younger.

bottom line. these groups would not exist if there wasn't wide support for them. silence condones their behavior. and it is terrorism. i defy that.



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