Saturday, May 03, 2008
THE ILL - LOGIC OF THE RACIST MOVEMENT
THE ILL - LOGIC OF THE RACIST MOVEMENT
Watching what can only be called the “Blood – Sport” of the neurotics in the racist “movement” over the last few days has brought me to the realization that none of them have a real understanding of the work that we do or what we are all about.
I guess it just makes things easier for them if they lump every group, organization, or anti-racist all together in one of their little piles of people to hate. Just as they dispose of their own without compunction, marginalizing and trivializing has always been one their mainstay tactics when faced with truth and reality.
In a recent display of what can only be characterized as the pathological behavior of those so insecure in their world of angst and disquietude as to have been rendered dysfunctional, a campaign against one of their own has resulted in the almost total decimation of one-time high-profile member known as VonBluvens – real name Michael Blevins.
As Bill White, a noted narcissistic and behaviorally disordered pseudo-Nazi out of Roanoke, Virginia, and Chris Drake, former NSM skinhead turned suck-up to White, stand poised to deliver the final blow in what has to be one of the most offensive public displays of humiliation, others are choosing up sides and placing their bets.
The irony in all of this may really turn out to be karma. Blinded by his anger and perceived wrongdoing by Blevins, Drake appears to have been duped into believing that the favors being lavished upon him now by White are without the consequences that surely await. Skillfully manipulated by White, Drake will soon be the recipient of much the same as Blevins – bet on it.
If there ever was a certainty among the racists it is that there is no honor – no loyalty – and no member is safe. When it comes to Bill White, that certainty is 100%. Among all those who have followed White into his melee of irrational megalomania, there is not one person left standing. The world is just not big enough for Bill and anyone else.
As speculation about where Michael Blevins will land runs the gamut, it becomes clear that little is understood about those who leave the movement and those who help them. Living an existence within the confines of bigoted and racist beliefs does not generally lend itself to knowledge and friendship outside of that belief system. After immersion in such a hateful and harmful atmosphere leaving is not an action undertaken lightly or easily.
Often the very notion of making such a life-altering change causes a great emotional confusion and worry. Taking the first step frequently ends up with the racist taking two steps backward – yet the next “first step” will be much easier.
Concern over friendships and bonds are often tantamount to the other interests. “What will I do for friends?” or “What happens to my friends,” are foremost in the racist mind. After-all, for most, this has been their sequestered lifestyle for years.
Safety and security come next as well as the possibility of trying to renew old relationships with family and friends that were long-ago broken.
Some who leave, join forces with groups like Citizens Against Hate or other anti-racist organizations and spend their lives working against the very beliefs and ideologies that dictated their racist actions. Others simply fade off of the radar, move into mainstream society, and begin building what most would consider a “normal” life for themselves and their families.
Of course, there are those who have been active within the “movement” and whose departure creates a great dread among other members, and who feel threatened by what secrets are being taken away as well. These people often go into hiding…sometimes they change their names and put a great deal of physical distance between themselves and their former comrades.
Our role in all of this is generally to provide support and encouragement as well as help in the areas needed to make a successful break and take the first steps toward putting their life back together. Unlike the racist movement, there are no strings attached to that help, no demands, and no expectations other than a new life for the ex-racist.
It is always interesting to me to see how those in the “movement” think that we must employ much the same tactics as they do when nothing could be further from the truth.
Will Michael Blevins leave the movement behind? I don’t know and I can only hope that he will. He has many positive things on his side to help make, not only his decision, but a clean break not the least of which is his faith. A sincere belief in a higher power goes a long way in helping one over the rough spots.
A supportive wife would be a helpful thing for Blevins, but by all earlier accounts his wife has been pretty much a part of the racist scene. However, the very fact of an existing family can have an enormous impact on someone who sincerely wishes to leave.
Caught up in the furor of all of the blood-letting, Christopher Drake has also demonstrated his lack of resistance to the manipulation of Bill White. While he may appear to be a willing participant, he is nothing more that White’s latest victim – an unsuspecting marionette who dances to the beat of the pseudo-Nazi’s drum.
As the alliance between White and Drake took many by surprise, myself included, it has only served to further the belief that White intends to continue building his ever-mounting heap of flayed and filleted Nazi’s – one body at a time. And…hey, as long as they are willing to become the next victim in his web of hate, there isn’t much anyone can do about it, huh?
Consequently, we will continue to hold the door open for those who have had enough…for those who want to change…for those who want a better life. We’ll continue to reach out and to help those who choose walk down a path to being human, once again.
The relentless attacks by Bill White against Blevins will change focus as his need for attention mandates he that seek another target. Once Christopher Drake fulfills his usefulness to White, he will become just one more notch in White’s belt. And the crowd roars. Living a life filled with hate in one’s heart requires very little in the way of amusement – just an occasional suicide/murder, a spate of child molesting offenses, or perhaps a wanna be Nazi’s exsanguinations of one of their own.
Such is the life – and the nature of the beast. Such is the ill - logic of the racist movement.
Posted by Nikki at 5/03/2008 12:21:00 AM