As people start to stand up to the seeming rise in Police Brutality, institutional racism and as movements like Black Lives Matter gain momentum there is an ugly counter.
White Supremacists seem to be showing their faces more and more and have gained a lot of comfort coming back into the mainstream.
Reports have circulated that this weekend will see a rally in the Seattle area. There was said to be a post on white supremacy form Stormfront dot org (we ain’t linking that crap!!!) that a large party would start in Ballard on Dec 6. The posts said that 300 Northwest Hammerskins members would attend (hate group representing Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and North Dakota). The party (march) would move to Capitol hill and would include music and more.
Ballardnewstribune.com reported that
“Last week the Stranger reported that the Hammerskins celebrate what they call “Martyr Day” on the first weekend of December every year, typically the first Saturday. The occasion is marked to commemoration the death of Robert J. Mathews, a founding member of a white terrorist group called “The Order,” who was killed on Whidbey Island in 1984 during a standoff with the FBI.”
The police are said to be investigating the claim.
One thing is clear, this rise back to the mainstream is very worrying. Although many sympathisers may see it as a reaction to recent #BLM movements things need to be made very very clear.
#BLM is NOT ANTI-WHITE and is NOT A HATE GROUP.
White Supremacy and White Power is HATE, there is a line between this and freedom of speech. The police have an obligation to go hard on these activities.
Of course, we all know they probably won’t.
White supremacists and associated movements are the biggest threat to the USA and the biggest threat of domestic terror.
We all need to peacefully stand up to these hateful people.
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