It has been a big news day for White Nationalism.
OD readers have sent me two emails about some recent headlines concerning the White Nationalist movement.
(1) Erasing Hate: Vanguardist Sideshow on MSNBC
On Sunday, June 26, at 9 PM EST, DWL television show host Lawrence O’Donnell will be hosting a new MSNBC documentary called “Erasing Hate.”
“Erasing Hate” will chronicle the life of a vanguardist skinhead named Byron Widner. In 2006, we are told Widner became a husband and a father, and found it “nearly impossible to support his family” because he was covered head to toe in menacing racist tattoos.
Fortunately, with financial assistance from the SPLC and DWL contributors, Widner was able to begin an excruciating 20 month laser removal process of the racist tattoos at Vanderbilt, allowing the “Erasing Hate” producers to spend nearly two years making a movie about his story.
It is said to be “a penance of sorts for the hurt caused to so many others.” They even have a Sacred Black Woman giving poor Widner a tour of the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery.
The SPLC is calling it “a story of redemption” – redemption from “the disease of hate,” not covering yourself in tattoos because you are an unemployable non-conformist moron, which is a much wider problem in Black Run America.
Bryon Widner was the founder of the “Hoosier State Skinheads” and was involved in the creation of something called the “Vinlanders Social Club.”
Hailing from the Real South, I had never heard of this Yankee before. Tatting yourself up as a way to express and act out White Power fantasies is still culturally frowned upon here.
By a strange twist of fate, I happened to attend that event, not to “tat up” with runes and swastikas as MSNBC might insinuate, but because some local country bands were playing there.
Perhaps Byron Widner could have similarly found a job as a circus performer? They could give him a few beers, stick some steel meathooks in his back, and “suspend him” in a cage before an audience.
He could call himself “The Luftwaffe.”
Anyway, I will probably tune into watch this. It is worth a few laughs. From watching the video, I can see Widner will be portrayed as another “Bigot With A Heart of Gold” like Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino.
The SPLC and MSNBC want to portray racially conscious White Americans as violent, hateful, ignorant Neo-Nazis and are showcasing this poor skinhead on television for the sole purpose of reaffirming those DWL stereotypes.
In reality, the hate racket in Montgomery knows that few of us actually belong to that sideshow, especially in Alabama and Georgia (and now, South Carolina) where the White majority is building “The New Jim Crow.”
In the 1960s, there was a similar gulf between Southern segregationists who ruled Birmingham and Montgomery, and marginal groups like American Nazi Party and the National States’ Rights Party.
Note: I will write part two of this article after the gym.