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WhiteOut: On Leith, North Dakota

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Tomorrow, it’s back to the profiles.

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Tonight, though, I read a story and did something that I almost never do: I scrolled to the bottom of the page and read the comments.

Hence, the reason for tonight’s post.  Don’t worry, it’ll all make sense shortly.

This Yahoo! article tells the story of the town of Leith, North Dakota (population: 24–no, I’m not missing another digit–twenty damn four)  and the plan by National Socialist Movement members to take the town over and turn it into an all-white town.

Not that I doubt that it’s not all white now, but the difference is that in this case, it would be a haven for white supremacists.

I’d normally let this story slide off my back and chalk it up to some fringe loonies attempting to come together and attract attention to themselves while trying to live in isolation…but something told me to keep scrolling.

From the article:

According to the center, for more than a year, white supremacist activist Craig Cobb has been buying up properties in Leith and inviting his fellow supremacists to move in and set up a “Pioneer Little Europe,” as some supporters have called it.

In an interview with WXMB-TV in Bismarck, Cobb said he had gotten a lot of offers to buy up land from what he termed like-minded people who believe white people should not be punished for wanting to live near each other.

“It’s fine for all these other minorities, but not us,” he said in the televised interview. “If you merely speak about it, you’re going to be defamed in this country.”

Okay, then.

Last I checked, I don’t remember the last time that there was a minority group buying up property in order to create an all-(insert any specific minority group name here) enclave.  

I DO remember reading the history about Rosewood and Black Wall Street, though.  Which just happened to BE all-black, affluent towns, not black militant compounds or rooted in supremacist ideology.

Hell, Marcus Garvey wanted to go back to Africa and start our own black nation, you know, where we originated.  Malcolm X called for black separatism in his time before the hajj because, hell, we couldn’t live in peace with whites, so the only way to be peaceful is to be apart and have our own black state.

Y’all saw how that turned out, though.

But the nation’s largest neo-Nazi group attempting to turn a tiny place in the middle of nowhere into a “Pioneer Little Europe?”

Nah.  That shouldn’t be something we’re paying attention to.  Not at all.

I finished the story and scrolled down through the comments, expecting to see a lot of people asking, “well, what’s the big deal?” 

And that’s just what I got.

I won’t post them here, but read the story and see for yourselves how some people attempt to justify this.

I’m sure that some people are trolling for attention, but the scary thing about a lot of these comments is that I’m sure that most of them were dead-ass serious.

And it makes me wonder sometimes about the people that we work and live around, and wonder just how many of them see this as people just being selective about who they prefer to live around.

It’s this attitude that makes me certain that there are people who really feel this way and just don’t feel comfortable saying so in public, but will do so behind the safety of their computer and feel perfectly fine about it.

Because, what’s the big deal?  Everyone else has their own.  Why can’t we?

…I won’t even address this sentiment here, because anyone who knows history and has common sense knows why this statement is completely flawed and lacking in–well, everything

My thought is, maybe this should happen.

This way, you can be certain that you know for sure which town to avoid stopping for gas and food, should you ever find yourself anything other than blond-haired and blue-eyed, driving through North Dakota.

Sometimes, it’s better to have known racists than the covert ones.  At least then you know who and what you’re dealing with instead of not being sure, and thinking maybe you’re just being too sensitive.

Just my thoughts on it.  

Hope it made sense.

Tomorrow, profiles 5 and 6.

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Written by aceviewblogger

September 22, 2013 at 10:43 pm

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