Looking back, I am far less patriotic today than I was eight years ago. I was in my second year of college at Auburn University during the 9/11 attacks. My immediate reaction was to go online and say that America should declare war on the entire Islamic world and drop nuclear bombs on Muslim population centers. Such was my level of political maturity at the time.
A few months later (November/December), I had founded my first vBulletin political discussion group (‘Freedom Forums’), read Pat Buchanan’s Death of the West, and inadvertently stumbled onto Stormfront. It was the beginning of my political radicalization. I was growing more concerned about the deluge of ‘illegal aliens’ into South Alabama than Islamic terrorists. My pursuit of relevant material on this subject led me to the White Nationalist underworld.
The faintest spark of patriotism died in me long ago. Now, I look upon the U.S. federal government and its negro president as a hated alien regime, one which I would just as soon cast off. The state propaganda that will deluge the airwaves today won’t resonate here at all.
I’ve given up on the United States. Have you changed since 9/11/2001?