I hope black wingnuts at Project 21 read this
Freepers are on the fringe, but they expose what kind of thinking goes on in the groups the Rovian Right cultivates. Freeps are just stupid enough to put their ignorant thoughts out there for public consumption.
Early this AM I saw this article, “White supremacists trying to get message to mainstream audience“, and decided to see what the Freepers thought about it.
First, a snippet from the SF Gate story.
White-supremacist groups around the country are moving aggressively to recruit new members by promoting their violent, racist ideologies on billboards, in radio commercials and in leaflets tossed on suburban driveways. Watching with mounting alarm, civil rights monitors say these tactics stake out a much bolder, more public role for many hate groups, which are trying to shed their image as shadowy extremists and claim more mainstream support.
Watchdog groups fear increased violence from these organizations as they grow. But perhaps an even greater fear is that the new public relations strategy will let neo-Nazis recast themselves as just another voice on the political spectrum — even when that voice might be advocating genocide.
“The concern is that this will bring them new members and money, and that they will get some real traction in mainstream politics,” said Mark Potok, who tracks hate groups for the Southern Poverty Law Center. “We are completely in favor of the First Amendment. (But) they poison the public discourse with ideas like ‘Jews are behind it all and need killing.’ ”
The National Alliance, which calls for ridding the land of minorities, has led the drive to raise the profile of white supremacists.
The local chapter spent $1,500 on MetroLink ads in St. Louis last month, plastering nearly every commuter train car in the city with a blue-and-white placard declaring “The Future belongs to us!” and listing the group’s Web site and phone number. The same chapter bought airtime on local talk radio last fall, urging whites to unite and fight for the survival of “white America.”
“We want to use mainstream advertising to say to the public: We’re not a shadowy group. This is what we believe in, and we’re proud of it,” said chapter leader Aaron Collins. “We’re trying to give people courage.”
Other chapters of the National Alliance have posted billboards in Utah, Nevada and Florida. The group also has coordinated leaflet drops, distributing 100,000 racist flyers in a single night in states regionally as diverse as New Jersey, Alabama and Nebraska.
OK. No subtlety there on the mission of this National Alliance.
I’ve talked about Project 21 before on the Blend (“Black wingnuts at Project 21: pimping for The Man“), and if you’ve been here at all over the last month, there’s been plenty o’ rants on the black pastors being bought off with faith-based funds to support Bush’s domestic Taliban agenda as well.
Let’s see what the Freepers have to say, keeping in mind the new friends Bush is making with in the black, religious, conservative “movement”:
Actual Freeper Quotesâ„?:
“Watching with mounting alarm, civil rights monitors say these tactics stake out a much bolder, more public role for many hate groups, which are trying to shed their image as shadowy extremists and claim more mainstream support. Racist groups like the NAACP, Rainbow Coalition, United Negro College Fund, and the DNC have a corner on the market and want to keep their edge on the competition.”
“I read the first line, and just KNEW ‘Southern Poverty Law Center’ was going to appear in the text of the story sooner or later. I wasn’t disappointed. Yes, the SPLC and Morris Dees who consider anything to the right of the ACLU a hate group.”
“Why is this sort of behavior only wrong if white folks do it ? I don’t think it is just wrong when white folks do it. Which doesn’t excuse it if white folks do it. I haven’t seen the CAIR ads yet, but when I do I’m sure they’ll be criticized, as CAIR frequently is.”
“Watch out any thing posted by these lefties isn’t good for conservatives or people with family values. The liberals are looking for any excuse to shut down right leaning thinkers.
“Of course! There’s a difference, (in my opinion) in being proud of your race and culture, and using it to define your existence. La Raza, the KKK, and the Black Panthers are all the same to me.”
“thanks…those are good examples. It would seem organizations like NAACP & NAAWP also fall into this definition. One has the distinction of legitimacy the other doesn’t. I guess the Congressional Black Caucus could also probably come under this definition. In Googleing some of these white groups, none of them appear to be defined any other way than racist.”
“The liberals are looking for any excuse to shut down right leaning thinkers. You’re right. the logical next step in this is to associate neo-nazis with Republicans. Its an old Clintonista tactic. Get the minorities scared.”
“Meanwhile, assorted other racial groups are free to spew their message of racial separateness, hatred, and superiority through music, tv, cinema, corporate “diversity training”, and academia.”
“Any group that espouses “racial pride” will not go far in life. Ever notice how those people who take part in ethnic/racial pride political movements tend to be the least successful members of our society. SUCCESSFUL people don’t care about such crap.”
“Bingo. Anyone who is proud of the color of his or her skin invariably has nothing else to be proud of.”
“If you want to really see some hate speech get a copy of the koran and sit down and read it. Now there’s hate.”