Those who follow Hal Turner often try to convince us that he nothing more than a conservative Republican who advocates for the rights of white people. A couple of weeks ago, as he stood in the racist arena located in front of Kingston High School in Kingston, New York, his supporters sang his praises and made every attempt to portray Turner as a right-wing leader who conducted a rally "against violence."
This morning Hal Turner made some updates to his site - updates that do nothing less than belie his altruistic self-portrayal of the gentle and concerned soul that he wanted everyone to believe he was.
Three children are being sought in Orlando, Florida for the kidnap and rape of two women at gunpoint. At ages 17, 14, and 11 the story commands our attention and certainly unnerves us. True to form, however, Hal Turner sensationalizes through headlines reading, "11 Year Old Negro Sought In Gunpoint Rapes," and immediately calls for violence against the alleged perpetrators - no trial; no day in court - just... "Once again, "Black Culture" has loosed Monsters upon normal society. Hunt these animals down and lynch them."
Feeling a little cocky from issuing ultimatums in Kingston, Turner threatens the black community thusly:
"Attention Black America: We whites are fed-up with the brutal, animalistic creatures your culture is setting upon our society. Either the Black Community solves these problems or rest assured the white community will. As you know, we have a nasty version of street justice. It's called a rope. Do we REALLY have to start lynching you again? Is that REALLY what you want?"
This little man with the big mouth then provides a link to a site which very graphically demonstrates how to tie a noose. This little man with the big mouth is the same little man who suggested that murder was in order for a federal judge and then posted the location of other federal judges immediately following the murder of Judge Joan Lefkow's mother and husband. This little man with the big mouth is the same little man who suggested that Halloween might be a really good time for murder since costumes would hide your identity and not be seen as unusual. This little man with the big mouth is the same little man who would have us believe that he isn't about racism...he isn't about hate...he's just about protecting white people.
Now, this esoteric little following that he has garnered for himself might think all of this is really comical but those of us who live in the real world and who abhor the violence and decadence that accompanies racism and bigotry find this to be behavior which borders on the criminal. Additionally, knowing that this little man is nothing more than a mouth run amok, we are assuming that he is hoping that the vigilante justice that he is advocating will be carried out by some poor and depraved individual who would take the fall and leave his hands completely bloodless.
The abduction and rape of these two women is deplorable for certain. And there isn't anyone who detests such acts more than this writer. But this little man's lust for attention knows no bounds or morals or ethics. All this little man is concerned with is that these kids are black and they need to be lynched.
This little man latched onto his very own little "buzz phrase" in Kingston, and like so many people of small mental stature, he became enamoured with his own words, "we have a nasty version of street justice." Well...little man, justice cuts both ways and while we aren't into "street justice," we do know about the "halls of justice." You might just find yourself taking a long walk down that very same corridor.