Saturday, September 09, 2006
The Broodmare of Kalispell
Having a Nazi for a mother can’t be easy. And if she happens to be April Gaede, it has to be a nightmare. Linx and Lamb Gaede are the twins who comprise the singing duo “Prussian Blue.” Performing at racist events, singing songs written by convicted murderers, embracing a convicted felon as their “spiritual leader,” being home-schooled to avoid contact with other races and cultures, and being uprooted from all that you know to move to an area that is predominantly white will take its’ toll on these children sooner or later.
Earlier this year the Gaede family moved from their home in Bakersfield, California because it “wasn’t white enough.” Leaving an area of a quarter million people to take up residency in Kalispell, Montana, population 14,000 might have seemed like the way to go for April at the time but I can’t help but wonder how she feels now.
A couple of days ago the people living in Kalispell as Gaede’s neighbors decided that those around her should know what had moved into the community. About 20 residents circulated flyers on April’s street explaining what she stands for and asking everyone to display the side of the flyer that said “No Hate Here.”
One of the leaders of the group, Rebecca Kushner-Mateer, told reporters that the last thing that they want to do “…is to get aggressive and hateful.”
“This letter is not written as a means to harass the family or to begin a witch hunt,” the sheet says. “We wish the family no harm. Our goal is to peacefully communicate that this kind of hate and ignorance will not be accepted here in our neighborhood where we live and raise our families.”
When the picture of one activist appeared in the paper as she and her daughter were posting the flyers, the racists at VNN went, predictably, into a feeding frenzy. Jill Summers and her daughter Bianna Munillo were shown taping a flyer to a resident’s door. The first thing that was said was that the people protesting must all be, you guessed it, Jews. But it wasn’t long before the last name “Munillo” came under attack.
Itz Molecular stated:
“…that kid could take the state championship for homely .
And ei012 had a comeback –
“That's because it's a mongrel.
“That white whore hates herself so much, she bred her ancestors out of existence.”
Then the fray was on. Some claimed they were “Jewish” while others claimed she was “Mestizo.” Their outrage that anyone would resent the presence of openly racist and anti-Semitic people in their community would have been laughable if it wasn’t so pathetic.
It is always almost impossible to make the racist right realize that they are not mainstream and will never be mainstream. They just can’t get a handle on why people do not accept them and their ideology. When “Yankee Jim,” Hal Turner’s boot licker, claimed:
“I never realized how fucked up in the head most White people are! THEY'RE SICK!”
burnjewburn was quick to respond:
“You are right Yankee Jim Most whites are sick. I have never had one white person come to my defense against mudds usually if whites do anything it is to come to the defense of the mudd.
“The other day I put the CB mic up to the radio speaker and played one of Johnny Rebels new songs. This one nig chimed in after the song calling me a racist cracker and other such names then other nigs started putting in their two cents in and a few whites, not one white person stood up for the white race.”
He signs his posts:
“nothing says lovin' like a jew in the oven”
Imagine that. Not one person, white or otherwise appreciated the racist music he was sending out to fellow CB’ers! Go figure!
Now, the eunuchs over at Stormfront weren’t much better. They couched some of their remarks in euphemistic drivel, but the sentiment was still the same. Some quotes from that corner of the racist world:
Mickey88: “What is sad is that the ones complaining were probably white. I call them jew mediated whites.”
ChrisB: “That is an absolute shame that other whites would target children. For crying out loud, we ARE better than that. That’s how negroes and mestizos act. Its also sickening how the police did nothing.”
Celtic Patriot: “Kushner is a high probability Jew name. Summers is a moderate ranking probability Jew name, dependent upon action to verify Jewishness.
“Both these likely Jewish women got the surveillance word from ADL and Jew organizations via email.
“They then went to motivate and terrorize their existing White community as best they could.”
When one poster suggested a Klan rally in front of the homes of those who passed out the flyers, April Gaede did have the good sense to step in and ask them not to do that. However, my favorite of all of the posts has to be this one by Tangie Town who was telling April to just laugh it off:
“They are just going to show up on the news gloating about how they made you feel the way the non-whites feel when we pass out our flyers about them.”
Gee, imagine that! Now, it was explained by one towns person in a news report that after they heard who the Gaede’s were they did some research and became even more alarmed. I wonder what they found.
Maybe they learned that April was raised by a Nazi who even brands his horses with a swastika. Or, maybe they read some of the lyrics to the Prussian Blue songs. Perhaps they looked up “The Order” who the girls are encouraged to stay in contact with while they are all serving lengthy sentences for robbery and murder. Maybe it was the fact that Matt Hale is their “Spiritual Advisor,” even though he sits in a maximum security cell for soliciting the murder of a federal judge. Surely, they weren’t alarmed by the fact that Mrs. Gaede was arrested for riding a horse through town while naked! But, if they really did their homework, they might have run across all of the internet scuttlebutt about April’s promiscuity.
Regardless of what the folks of Kalispell found, it is obvious that they are concerned about what this might mean for their little piece of paradise. It takes courage to stand up in the face of such hatred. Of course, Bill White had to insinuate himself into this situation. When the names were published in the paper, Bill did one of his little searches and posted addresses and phone numbers for the racists to use as they please. Of course, the number and addrress posted belonged to a little couple in their 70’s who know nothing about April Gaede or the frey surrounding them. They have already been the recipients of a death threat. So what else is new? Bill White has this awful habit of posting erroneous personal information on people and placing complete innocents in harms way.
April Gaede did, at least, have the common decency to ask people to stop bothering the elderly couple since they have had nothing to do with any of this. At the same time, she claimed that the Southern Poverty Law Center had put White up to this to make White Nationalists look bad. I really want to let Gaede know that it is highly doubtful that the SPLC has anything to do with Bill and I can assure her that there are no anti-racists who would even consider doing business with him. Additionally, it doesn’t take a stunt like this to make WN’s look bad – they do that everyday all by themselves.
Do the Gaede’s have a right to live wherever they choose? Of course they do. And, I don’t believe that anyone in Kalispell would say otherwise. According to the information in the flyer, it is not the people they are protesting – it’s the potential damage and chaos that could result if those people decide to preach and practice their brand of hate in that community.
Just as the Gaede’s have a right to live where they choose, the residents of that community have rights as well. They have the right to free speech and they have the right to assemble. And just as the racists can throw their trash in our driveways, the community members can hand out flyers. We can applaud the people of that small city, and we can pray that their lives are not disrupted by hate and bigotry. Maybe the Gaede’s will behave themselves now that they know that their hate will not be accepted there.
Posted by Nikki at 9/09/2006 04:08:00 PM