Sunday, February 19, 2006

Backlash Segment

A story appeared in the St. Petersburg Times yesterday about a fifteen year old boy who was arrested on weapons charges. Once again, white supremacists figure into the scenario. Also, once again, there are those who would defend him and even praise him. In this Backlash episode, I present my thoughts on the entire situation.

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4 comments:

  1. Chris is an example of the impotent nature of the WN movement as of now. Here is a kid who is in incredible turmoil and yet no WN movement has successful recruited him.

    Drawing a few Swastikas and touring WN websites is what every troubled white teen does (they are searching for a sense of belonging).

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  2. Any explanation for the picture attached to this article. ("Backlash Segment" )

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  3. Drawing a few Swastikas and touring WN websites is what every troubled white teen does (they are searching for a sense of belonging

    I disagree with this. Not EVERY troubled teen does this. Not EVERY troubled WHITE teen does this. There are many white teens who are troubled and yet don't find their way to WN websites. And, Stefan, while many, if not most, teens search for that "sense of belonging" - most also know that they won't find it with a bunch of white power dudes, thank God.

    However, don't you find it the least bit curious how many teens who commit or plan to commit acts of violence have some sort of fascination with neo-Nazi's?

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  4. I disagree with this. Not EVERY troubled teen does this. Not EVERY troubled WHITE teen does this. There are many white teens who are troubled and yet don't find their way to WN websites.
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    Okay, I chose my words poorly.

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    However, don't you find it the least bit curious how many teens who commit or plan to commit acts of violence have some sort of fascination with neo-Nazi's?
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    Not really. Neo-Nazism is seen as a taboo in this society, so naturally some troubled teens will ‘flirt’ with the movement; probably as a cry for help.

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