Thursday, July 29, 2010

Some Thoughts on White Supremacists, In No Particular Order

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Why would white supremacists rally in Knoxville in support of tougher anti-immigration laws? Do you think they don't know that Knoxville's not the capital of Tennessee, or do you think they were like, "Fuck going to Nashville. They have a bunch of minorities there!"

—Will the National Socialists wear their black fatigues to an outdoor rally in the middle of August, or do you think they have some summer duds? When I was coming up, you could find neo-Nazis wearing tank tops and long shorts in the summertime. But black fatigues seems like an unwise fashion choice.

Whenever I hear stories like this, where someone recognizes a Klan member by his shoes and calls out to him, I always wonder what went through the mind of that Klan member. Was he proud to be recognized, to be known as being a part of this powerful group? Embarrassed that his hood didn't provide him anonymity? I don't know. It's a minor thing, but I wonder about it.

John Lamb analyzes the parallels between what Catholics in Murfreesboro went through and what Muslims there are going through.

—On a side note, you may have read this

In 1953 the local Catholic congregation moved to new facilities and the original church was sold to the James A. Ridley family. The church steeple and portico were removed and the remainder of the structure was converted to a private residence, which continues to be owned and maintained by the Ridley family.

and wondered. The answer is "yes." That's our Jim's grandfather.

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