As many of you must know by now, one of my personal watch items is racism and hate groups/crimes - particularly as manifested in the white power movement and its various incarnations. Given that, you can probably guess how I reacted when I saw Matt's link to this article: Young Singers Spread Racist Hate
Known as "Prussian Blue" â€” a nod to their German heritage and bright blue eyes â€” the girls from Bakersfield, Calif., have been performing songs about white nationalism before all-white crowds since they were nine.
"We're proud of being white, we want to keep being white," said Lynx. "We want our people to stay white â€¦ we don't want to just be, you know, a big muddle. We just want to preserve our race."
Holy shit! Daddy brands his cattle with swastikas, y'all! And of course, they are free to say whatever they want here in the USofA... but WOW!
I see it like this: I consider it animal abuse to train a dog to be aggressive -- eventually that dog is going to cause severe damage to something or someone and have to be destroyed. By training the dog to attack, you are basically killing the dog (nevermind whatever gets mauled by it). On the same side of the same coin, I also consider it dangerous psychological abuse to raise children to hate other people based on superficial judgments. That applies to everyone -- any religious zealots, any nationalist xenophobes, etc. -- not just some swastika swinging cowboy in the California wastelands breeding Aryan pop stars who seem just a likely to end up in a trailer strung out on meth in ten years as to do anything worthwhile with their lives. (So why do I say that? I say it because hate thrives in isolation -- these girls' parents already want to move to an "all-white community in the Pacific Northwest" because Bakersfield, CA isn't white enough. So, yeah, it's easy for me to imagine these girls getting home schooled in a trailer park in the middle of nowhere until they get married off to a couple of prison tattooed crankheads. Am I prejudging them the same way they prejudge people of color? Do they deserve it? Do my preconceived notions have any more factual basis than theirs? Is it right to hate hate?)
Hate ruins people, and there's no excuse for teaching it. I don't care how precious you hold the First Amendment.