A hundred and fifty years ago that honorary field Negro, John Brown, launched his attack at Harper's Ferry. I wonder if he knew that if he was successful with his mission what it would eventually mean for the republic?
He couldn't have. The republic still can't get its shit together when it comes to matters of race. We have dumbocratic politicians saying they don't want niggers living next door. A Southern justice of the peace who refuses to marry a black man and a white woman."I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way. I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else." Seems he is concerned for their little bi-racial children as well. And this news breaks on the day that our bi-racial president is speaking not fifty miles away from where this travesty took place. And here in Pistolvania, our local skinheads are getting a makeover. It looks like they are trying to become more skinhead friendly. Skinhead lite if you will. Apparently they sense the mood in the country changing as well, and they see an opening to increase their numbers. Hey, nothing like a little skinhead PR to smooth over the rough edges. Image is sooo important.
"Three-year-old Ariana is ecstatic. Stomping in time to the raucous Celtic tunes floating out across a stone pavilion in Franklin D. Roosevelt Park, she giggles and twirls in front of the musicians with another little girl. When she runs back to her mother, green eyes shining and blond ponytail slightly disheveled, she knows what to say to get attention: "I'm gonna fuck you up!"
The adults around her — tattooed men with shaved heads and combat boots, women in tight jeans with dyed hair and heavy makeup — guffaw. "The things kids say," sighs one man, grinning and rubbing her head.
Ariana is one of the youngest attendees of this Leif Erikson Day celebration, which has for the past three years been held by the Pennsylvania white supremacist group Keystone United on the Saturday nearest Oct. 9 to honor the Viking explorer. This year, the event began around noon with a 70-person march to the Schuylkill riverside statue of Icelandic explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni and ended around dusk with the live Celtic music in FDR Park.
The eight-year-old Keystone United — also known as the Keystone State Skinheads — wants to "break the stereotypes of skinheads being alcoholic thugs and violent, drug-addicted criminals," according to its Web site. KSS members resist the "hate group" label and resent the government and media outlets profiling them as such.
"We're defined as enemies of the state," says Eric, who adds that he's been physically attacked for his affiliation with the group. "It's an uphill battle."
The group simply believes that the white race is superior to all others, and that white people should not mingle with people of color — and really, what's so wrong about that?
Yeah the Leif Erikson Day celebration. I am sorry I missed that. (More here)
So anyway, is it any wonder that our white friends are so confused and angry? They still can't believe that another black man told Juan Williams to "go back to the porch"on FOX NEWS the other night. This from a Newsbusters commenter:"The depth of hatred that some blacks feel for any black person (even a liberal like Juan Williams!) who doesn't toe the racial line, is deplorable. As if calling them "house...er....slaves" (we all know what that is code for) now they are considered dogs on the porch? This Ballantine guy is despicable." (Well....Juan does spend a lot of time on the porch.) And this whole Rush Limbaugh thing just proves their point that they are losing their country. Is it any wonder that Glen Beck was calling on the real A-merry-cans in the military to get ready in case that Obama fellow gets out of line?
"Chris remarks on the irony of holding the Leif Erikson Day concert in a park named after Roosevelt, "liberal, pro-communist that he was."... "His wife was worse," Eric chips in. "Her dream was to have white kids and black kids hold hands to the point where everyone was tan. Her dream was our annihilation. These are the people that dream that stuff up. I mean, they're the heart of the evil. Other people are just brainwashed."
Eric, I would say that you are doing a pretty good job of allowing her "dream" to come true.
*Pic by Evan Lopez and courtesy of City Paper.