Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: US 'Hate Groups' Bolstered by Obama's Election

  1. #1
    Funding Member
    "Friend of Germanics"
    Skadi Funding Member


    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Last Online
    5 Hours Ago @ 05:01 PM
    Ethnicity
    Germanic
    Ancestry
    Western
    Country
    Other Other
    Gender
    Posts
    1,986
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    32
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    61
    Thanked in
    29 Posts

    US 'Hate Groups' Bolstered by Obama's Election

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14018798
    Quote Originally Posted by BBC News
    Did the election of Barack Obama as US president boost the growth of right-wing and so-called "hate groups"?

    A curious thing happens when you walk down the street in Spokane, Washington, first thing in the morning. Complete strangers look you in the eye, and say, with a little smile: "Good morning."

    It is that kind of a town; if not close-knit, then, compared to some of the other towns and cities in America, human in scale and friendly to strangers.

    Which makes the attempted bombing here of a civil rights march in January all the more difficult to comprehend.

    The man alleged to have left a rucksack filled with explosives and shrapnel - covered in rat poison so as to stop blood clotting - is Kevin Harpham, an Army veteran with an interest in neo-Nazi groups.

    The difficult truth for Spokane, for Washington State, for neighbouring Idaho and for all of the US, is that hate groups - anti-black, anti-Jew, neo-Nazi - are on the rise again.

    And nearly everyone, including members of those groups, agrees that the election of Barack Obama has been a catalyst for the increase in support.

    "I wouldn't say it surprises me," says Spokane's mayor Mary Verner, "though it is alarming to me".

    "We are seeing a resurgence in hate groups because we are seeing democratic activity and empowered citizens who are not Anglo-Saxon Protestants."

    There was the same sort of reaction from the local sheriff, Ozzie Knezovich, when he heard that a bomb had been left beside the route of the Martin Luther King Jr Day march.

    "Surprised? No," he says. "We live in a different world now - hate seems to be a widespread phenomenon right now."
    'Explosion' of groups

    And there are ordinary citizens - and their children - who are at the receiving end of hate group activity in Washington and Idaho

    Rachel Dolezal, who teaches art and African-American studies, has been repeatedly harassed since word got out about what she taught.

    Her homes - she has moved several times - have been broken into. Nooses have been left for her, and a swastika was left on the door of her workplace.

    And she has acted to protect her son.

    "I actually bought him a pair of earphones for the bus," she says, "because he hears the word 'nigger' every day.

    "It seems things were kind of hush and sanitised and cleaned up, or something, and then Barack Obama just brought things to the surface that were already existent within people."

    Hate groups and other groups on the far right - so-called Patriot groups which vow to resist the encroachments of the Federal government, and anti-immigrant nativist groups - are tracked by the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC).

    "In the fall (autumn) of 2008," says the director of the SPLC's Intelligence Project, Mark Potok, "we started to see an explosion in hate groups, but more generally in right-wing groups of general types."
    Rise in requests

    If Mark Potok wanted confirmation of his research, he could find it just across the border from Spokane, in the city of Coeur d'Alene, northern Idaho.

    Sitting on his porch as the day fades into night is Jerald O'Brien, flanked by the flags of the Aryan Nations group and the Church of Jesus Christ-Christian.

    Aryan Nations is a wildly anti-Jewish white separatist group. The faded plastic children's toys on the lawn seem more than a little incongruous.

    Mr O'Brien insists he does not condone or encourage any acts of violence. He calls Jews "the children of Satan".

    He accuses Barack Obama of being Jewish - he is not - and of not being a US citizen - he is. But he has cause to thank the president.

    "The day after Barack Obama's election," he says, "my phone would not stop ringing. It was up to four or five a day asking for education and information."

    Some will dismiss men such as Jerald O'Brien, and groups such as Aryan Nations, as "wackos" and "nut-jobs".

    But Mark Potok is concerned.

    "I think we are in a very similar period as we were in the run-up to the Oklahoma City bombing," he says, "as far as a bombing or an attack like that, whether that will come, we don't know.

    "We are very close in numbers to the numbers we had at the very peak of the militia movement."

    The trial of Kevin Harpham, accused of attempting to the bomb the Martin Luther King Jr Day march in Spokane, begins in August.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Balders gate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Sunday, August 21st, 2016 @ 10:33 PM
    Status
    Available
    Ethnicity
    Anglo-American
    Ancestry
    England,Germany, Finland
    Subrace
    Don't know
    Country
    United States United States
    State
    New York New York
    Location
    upstate
    Gender
    Religion
    natural law
    Posts
    336
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2
    Thanked in
    2 Posts
    All I can say about this is I am seeing things happening in the news in which I never saw before and I did not think would ever happen in america. When our first black president was elected I was amazed at all the closet racists americans who came out of the closet. many said things which I will not repeat about the president. My opinion is more hate groups will surface and new ones will spring up unless America gets back to the ways it once was but I do not see it happening anytime soon.

  3. #3
    Funding Member
    "Friend of Germanics"
    Skadi Funding Member


    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Last Online
    5 Hours Ago @ 05:01 PM
    Ethnicity
    Germanic
    Ancestry
    Western
    Country
    Other Other
    Gender
    Posts
    1,986
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    32
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    61
    Thanked in
    29 Posts
    For a good follow up article made by dedicated knowledgable NS, provided by Aryanism.com, follow the link

  4. #4
    Senior Member Balders gate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Sunday, August 21st, 2016 @ 10:33 PM
    Status
    Available
    Ethnicity
    Anglo-American
    Ancestry
    England,Germany, Finland
    Subrace
    Don't know
    Country
    United States United States
    State
    New York New York
    Location
    upstate
    Gender
    Religion
    natural law
    Posts
    336
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2
    Thanked in
    2 Posts
    One incident I saw was a group of protesters mocking disabled people in wheelchairs by pretending to fling dollar bills at them. This was on the news and I never saw something like this before. These people were white middle class people who I guess are getting feed up with every ill of society getting thrown at them and made to feel guilty for every so called ill and wrong committed by past american generations. I will tell you this white middle class people who do not agree with obama and his ilk who preach american guilt in the past will began to push back.

  5. #5
    Datter av Norge
    "Friend of Germanics"
    Skadi Funding Member

    Ælfrun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Status
    Available
    Ethnicity
    Norwegian-Canadian
    Gender
    Posts
    1,055
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    6
    Thanked in
    6 Posts
    It is people like these that are giving us, who care aboout our cultures, ancestry and rich history a bad name. Why can't these people be more educated instead of acting with violence and pure hatred. They have the right idea that the government is leading the country into a bad direction, but knowledge is power. Learning, and banding together to create awareness and education instead of violence is what needs to happen.
    All things must come to the soul from it's roots, from where it is planted. The that is beside the running water is fresher, and gives more fruit.

Similar Threads

  1. Mainstream Conservative Groups Alarmed to Be Found on 'Hate Map'
    By Nachtengel in forum Articles & Current Affairs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Friday, August 25th, 2017, 10:45 PM
  2. You Don't Have To Hate Other Groups To Love Your Own, Psychologist Says
    By Kurtz in forum Psychology, Behavior, & Neuroscience
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Monday, August 27th, 2007, 08:57 PM
  3. FBI Watches Hate Groups
    By Loki in forum Parties, Organizations, & Activism
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 07:43 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •