Monday, July 23, 2007


For years – decades – I’ve read whatever I could about the inner workings and power struggles of white racist fringe groups, as if it were some kind of perverted soap opera. (Matter fact, I think there’s a good cable drama to be done.)

The two best sources of inside dope on the racialist right are the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center (with what used to be called the Klanwatch Project).

Today, the SPLC launched a blog called “Hatewatch.” I will be a steady reader.

Heidi Beirich’s debut post includes an embedded vidclip of the late William Pierce, founder of the National Alliance. Dr. Pierce, a former associate of George Lincoln Rockwell, was America’s preeminent white supremacist.

But this video shows that Pierce held a very low opinion of your average uniform-wearing neo-Nazi and street-fighting skinhead; these are “losers,” “freaks,” “defective people” and “antisocial misfits,” according to him. And I guess Pierce would know. They were drawn to him like a magnet.

1 comment:

susie said...

I have used the Southern Poverty Law Center for research in the past and they're incredibly up to date and knowledgable on the state of hate today.

If freaks me out but it's better to know than not to know.