Video games, sports, movies, music, and society, in general, are often peppered with extremes in one form or another and with every generation the envelope is pushed just a little further. Thrill seeking, adrenaline rushes, how high, how far, how fast, how big, etc. seems to define that search for the utmost in whatever the endeavor.
Reality shows leave us breathless, exhilarated, or shaking our heads at the lengths some people will go to for fortune, fame, or just one moment of ecstatic accomplishment. All of this begs the question, how extreme is too extreme?
In summer extreme heat is responsible for the deaths of many people just as extreme cold is in winter. In sports, death and injuries are not at all uncommon and the statistics rise even higher with the nature of the challenge. Over the last three decades movies and television have come under great criticism as the violence and sex portrayed is decried as unnecessary and without reason.
Music has experienced its’ own share of extremes with the genres of rap, gothic, death metal, and hatecore. Lyrics have become brutal and often gruesome and without melodic content. Often the lyrics are hateful and hurtful and, unfortunately, most appreciated by the youth.
But extremism isn’t reserved just for sports, or the arts, or games. Just as those areas seem to increase in fanaticism so does crime, fashion, and even our speech or the acceptance, thereof.
The ideology of white nationalism or neo-Nazism has long been considered the dogma of the “lunatic fringe.” However, as society becomes more tolerant and accepting of other forms of extremism, the intemperate speech of those who adhere to those tenets becomes more strident, more obstreperous than ever before.
While lobbyist groups take to the Hill in an effort to censor or curb the extremes of certain sports, music, games, etc., little is done to hinder the spoken word for to do so, would surely mean the demise of the Constitution and all that is protected under that document. Yet, it is interesting to note that in the area of extreme sports much has been and is being done to make such activities safer. Within music, many rap artists have chosen to make their lyrics reflective of everyday life without the extreme obscenities that have generally characterized the genre. Congress has insisted that movie-makers, at the very least, issue a parental rating scale with each new production and the same is true with video games.
Given the obvious attempt to provide safety or some sort of warning when it comes to certain areas of our lives, it is difficult to understand the hesitancy to provide the same when it comes to the incitement of violence by a public figure. Take, for example, Hal Turner.
Hal turner is an internet radio shock-jock who is racist, anti-Semitic, and who considers himself to be the great white hope and somewhat of a messiah when in reality, he is a bigoted, though talented, blow-hard with a microphone and a penny-ante broadcasting network.
Turner has long been lambasted by the anti-racist crowd for his bilious defamation of non-whites, Jews, and homosexuals. Recently he has turned his wrath to illegal immigration and those who are Jewish.
In 2005, Turner offered himself up as a “leader” in the white supremacist movement, saying “"There is a leadership vacuum in the pro-white movement and it looks like I'm going to have to step up and fill the position. I'm ready if you'll have me. Because the people who have been saying, 'Oh violence, you can't talk violence,' you're fags. You have achieved nothing. Get out of the way.
"If you want social change in this country, if you want the homos shoved back in the closet, if you want the border with Mexico sealed, if you want the illegal aliens rounded up and deported out of the country, if you want the niggers and the spics to stop beating up, raping, robbing white people; well, guess what folks, it's going to take violence. ... That's the reality. It is going to take violence."
Since that point he has advocated murder and genocide on a routine basis and continuously attempts to incite others to violence both on his internet broadcast and his website. For most in the anti-racist movement it is difficult to understand how such outright cries for wholesale blood-letting can go unnoticed or unpunished – especially in a post September 11th world.
Last year, August Kreis, new head of Aryan Nations, announced that he wanted to form an alliance with Al Qaeda, for the purpose of “instilling the same jihadic feeling in our people.” Earlier this year, Kevin Alfred Strom of National Vanguard sent a letter to the Iranian government hoping to do much the same thing. This seems to be the trend – and Hal Turner wanted on the bandwagon.
Attempting to capitalize on the unfortunate events that have unfolded between Israel and Lebanon, Hal Turner has decided that helping Mid-Eastern warriors to cleanse the area of all Jews would be in the best interest of all white people therefore he is now calling upon those Middle-Eastern terrorists, along with other “White Patriots,” to commit murder both in the Middle-East and here at home.
With headlines such as:
TIRED OF ISRAELI VIOLENCE AGAINST INNOCENT PEOPLE?
WANT TO RETALIATE?
HERE'S WHERE THE JEWS LIVE! !
"The Hal Turner Show" is pleased to provide this detailed information on where jews live in the New York City area! Have fun!
Of the 1.67 million people in Jewish households who live in New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties, 84% live in 26 Jewish neighborhoods.
Moreover, one out of four people in Jewish households live in five areas: BROOKLYN: Flatbush/Midwood/Kensington (107,800), Borough Park (82,600), MANHATTAN: Upper East Side (73,300), Upper West Side (71,800), and WESTCHESTER CONTY Central/Southeastern Westchester (64,300).
LOCATION OF EVERY JEWISH TEMPLE & SYNAGOGUE IN USA
JEWS SHOULD BE "CONFRONTED" OVER THE MURDERS DONE BY THEIR GOVERNMENT
The link below will allow you to find the location of EVERY jewish Temple and Synagogue in the USA. I would describe this as a "target rich environment."
Hal strives to incite others to seek and destroy those targets claiming that there is no such thing as an “innocent Jew” and that if the Jews can kill innocent people then we should be able to do the same.
As we speak of extremism, it is only natural that we look at the extremism of Hal Turner. Just a few days ago, he published the following on his website:
"If it's legitimate for Israel to assassinate Palestinian and Lebanese Government officials, then it is legitimate for everyone else to assassinate Israeli Officials"
"If it is legitimate for Israel to bomb Palestinian and Lebanese Embassies, Consulates and Government Buildings, then it is legitimate for everyone else to bomb Israeli Embassies, Consulates and government buildings"
"If killing innocent civilians in Gaza and Lebanon is legitimate for Israel, then killing innocent jews is legitimate for everyone else.
“Get the ovens ready. I like my kikes well done.”
In this age of extreme goings-on, it might be natural for many to think that the above, while outrageous, is just another ‘over-the-top’ ranting of some shock jock and that no one would take him seriously – no one in their right mind, at least.
Well…let’s see what some of his “fans” think about what Mr. Turner is suggesting. Here are some of the statements in response to Turner’s suggestions:
In response to Turner’s comment about the ovens, William the Conqueror says, “I’ll take mine dipped in hog lard, iff’n you please.”
Lou in Philly enters and asks if it is okay to kill innocent Jewish children, to which Jessica responds:
“We've shown mercy in the past, and we have suffered for it. The 'Final Solution' is long overdue.”
Additionally, Jessica offers to forward Michael Dell’s (Dell computers) address to Hal so that he can be added to the target list.
And…Locked and Loaded is ready…
“I'm getting really fucking bored folks, let's start killing. Give me a list of Jews in the San Joaquin area and let's get to work! Might give me your address too, so I can gather us all for a big assault.”
Justin Jew H8ter has a couple of Jews on his list for annihilation and he targets Virginia Senator George Allen:
Here's a KIKE in dire need of a rendevous with a huge BASEBALL BAT he's best buddies with SCUMBAG PIECE OF SHIT LIAR Sean Hannity who is also in dire need of a baseball bat across the face ... repeatedly untill dead dead dead !
On and on they rant leaving us questioning, once again, when is extreme too extreme? As laws and ordinances are passed governing the safety of those participating in extreme sports; as music and movies have to specify their appropriateness for certain age groups; and as the threat of terrorism, both foreign and domestic looms over us, is there not as much concern over the Hal Turner’s of the world who incite others to violence?
Even those in the racist movement openly admit that they attract more than a disproportionate share of unstable individuals. Knowing this, one would think that messages of violence such as Hal Turner perpetrates would not find themselves on public venues. As the racist right strives to put forth a new and more acceptable face to mainstream America, one would also think that antics such as Turner’s would be met with severe derision and denounced publicly.
While some individuals do take umbrage with Turner and his approach, there are far too many who cheer him on and urge him to continue his litany of hate. Sooner or later, someone WILL take Hal’s words to heart and attempt to act on them. Let’s hope that whoever that might be is unsuccessful and that Hal Turner takes the fall for his part in the crime.
Generally, extremes of any kind are not seen favorably by most of the world. Certainly, the kind of extreme speech we have discussed is not met with acceptance by many. However, as with any extreme, there will always be someone who has to go a little faster, a little higher, or a little harder. Given the state of extremes that we now have – one should wonder “what next?””How do we top that?” When talking about hate speech – the next step is really frightening – it isn’t a very big leap from talk to action these days.