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Being a racist has its pitfalls. Being an outcast among most of society compels one to find love in all the wrong places as well as self-validation. It is little wonder that so many of them spin their events to the point of total distortion. But, if you are faced with little to no success, little to no acceptance, and little to no glory for your endeavors - hey...its almost understandable.
The latest claim in their quest for recognition is that the rally held by the National Socialist Movement in Toledo, Ohio last month which erupted into riots in the city and the Nazi's being hustled out of town, caused the Mayor of Toledo not to be re-elected. Of course, that is sheer and utter fabrication, but a lie that seems to have permeated the entire movement. For a good discussion of the truth behind the Mayor's loss, please check out History Mike's place.
Now that the non-event that took place in Kingston, New York is history, it will be interesting to see what they try to convince themselves of next. Early reports are pretty standard and predictable for those on the extreme right, "The media underestimated the numbers." "At least the message got out to all of the white lemmings." "Hal Turner did us a good job."
Let's consider for a moment that these racists have very little to celebrate - ever. They have to find a victory in even their bleakest moments. Tonight they will head home and crawl into their lonely beds and fantasize that the racial holy war is at hand and that an all white America is on the horizon. They'll hoist another one to the Reich and then to each other. They'll ruminate about how unfair whites are treated and how oppressed the race is becoming. Tomorrow they will attack their keyboards putting a spin on the days events that resemble nothing of the truth.
Did they accomplish anything today? Not one damned thing. Or...maybe they did. They accomplished showing the people of Kingston and others who were listening what amazing jackasses they all are.
Felicitations abound among them for Hal Turner, the organizer, right now. However, Hal Turner played it pretty much the way I thought he would - and he blew it just as I thought he would. Telling the group that the racists would return and keep returning until they bankrupted the city was probably one of the dumbest approaches we have seen any of them take in a very long time.
The unbelievable cost to a city when these people come to town is nothing to sneeze at - and when you have them promise to engage in a bankrupting scheme it is highly unlikely that any city is going to go to extremes to guarantee your safety or your right to free speech. Additionally, mainstream America has just seen and heard how despicable these people really are.
Turner, striving to refrain from his usual ranting and racial slurs on blacks, had to vent some where so he spoke of the media being controlled by what he referred to as the "oy vey crowd." A few cheers went up among his supporters and a lone "white power" was heard being shouted in the background.
Perhaps the crowning ignorance in all of this, however, was when Turner suggested that "as of tonight" there were a couple of dozen KKK guys in Kingston and that the white kids had better be left alone, admonishing "...if the police will not protect white students, then it falls to we the people to protect them, and we have a nasty version of street justice.”
Some of the racists are already lamenting Turner's inability to conduct himself in an appropriate manner claiming that he has embarrassed all of them. Others are pointing fingers at the NSM characters in uniforms as being more than humiliating for "proud whites."
Actually, as far as I am concerned, things could not have been better in Kingston today. The rally went for one hour. There was no violence and a huge police presence. The racists and hate-mongers had their right to free speech upheld and they were swiftly sent on their way. The pleas of the city fathers and officials were heard and the townspeople, for the most part, stayed away preferring other family events to this circus side-show. By and large, Turner and friends were "preaching to the choir" and no one else cared to listen.
On an interesting note, something happened on the way out of town and a group from the rally were turned away from a restaurant where it has been reported that three locals were openly laughing at the NSM Nazi's as they tucked tail and left. One of them was complaining that the police had shut two eating establishments down. More to come as information becomes available.