Saturday, September 17, 2005
One of my biggest pet peeves is people who won’t fess up to what they believe. In our overly-PC society, we all feel the pressure to conceal our more radical political ideas in the hopes of avoiding social sanctions. But when people start denying key tenants of their own doctrines, things start to get a bit ridiculous. When you’re studying extremist groups, you tend to come across a lot of this. Leftists claim they don’t hate America, conservatives claim they don’t hate gays, and perhaps most bizarrely, white supremacists claim they don’t hate blacks. Instead, they will explain that they are in fact “white nationalists”. You see, they only want the races to separate, not fight one another. The next time you hear that line, refer back to this particularly disgusting post from Vanguard News Network. Of course, you can make the argument that the people at VNN are radicals, and do not represent the majority of opinion within the white power scene. Maybe. Or perhaps there’re just more honest than the average extremist.