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.