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Patriots’ Border Alliance Enters Furniture Store Fray

By Hatewatch Staff on December 4, 2007 - 2:15 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

More than 100 minutemen showed up en masse in Phoenix to counterprotest a pro-immigration group that sought to shut down a local furniture store for hiring off-duty deputies to keep illegal-alien day laborers off its property — and they have pledged to come back every weekend.

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Plan B: How to Tone Up the White Race

By Heidi Beirich on November 30, 2007 - 7:32 am, Posted in Academic Racism, Extremist Commerce, White Supremacist

The white nationalist world is filled with any manner of oddball schemes, but a recent advertisement in the race science publication American Renaissance for “saving” the white race through the use of “Positive Subliminal Audio Programming” has got to take the cake for kookiest.

Alexander Thiele of the Legion of Joan of Arc blog proposes that for white nationalists to “safeguard [their] ethnic genetic interests,” they must counter destructive PC propaganda, which he calls negative subliminal audio programming, that whites are subjected to every day. That programming supposedly interferes with whites’ ability to understand that their true interests are in saving the white race — not hanging out with people of color.

Thiele came to this understanding of how whites went wrong after reading a 2006 article by anti-Semitic theorist Kevin MacDonald, a psychology professor at California State Long Beach, in the white supremacist journal, The Occidental Quarterly. The article argued that although “ethnic tendencies are automatic,” the mass media and our multicultural society’s “cultural programming” is somehow interfering with these natural processes — and thus stopping white nationalism from taking off. (For more on Kevin MacDonald’s anti-Semitic body of work, see here.)

So what does Alexander propose that whites should do? Lucky for white nationalists, Thiele says he has already created a way to bring “self programmed positive subliminal audio into our people’s daily routines.” He created a “subliminal, hypnotic guided meditation called Destiny and another piece, a pure subliminal called Winning.” The audiotapes are composed of tones that supposedly stimulate the frontal cortex and “synchronize both hemispheres of the brain which unifies and protects the mind from the enemies [sic] negative subliminal assault.”

Worried that Thiele’s Aryan tones might not work? Just listen to this American Renaissance conference-goer’s testimonial: “My wife and I had not been doing very well. We were edgy, finding fault with each other and talking about a divorce. … So I did what you suggested; put the CD on the home stereo and let it repeat on track one for a month. After two weeks things smoothed out a little. … After a year we made a good deal on a better house. I have some very interesting new job offers which I have not acted on yet because I want to do it right. My level of political activity has increased considerably. My wife and I have not spoken about divorce since before listening to the CD.”

Minutemen Deploy Thermal Vision For “Operation Secure America”

By Hatewatch Staff on November 27, 2007 - 3:16 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Besides the guns, [the Minutemen are] armed with a spotlight, an electronic listening device and a $13,000 thermal-vision camera that detects body heat as far as 1,000 feet away. Nearby, their rental car — a champagne-colored Lincoln Town Car — is parked in the sand like a shiny beached whale.

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New MCDC Chapter Talks Up “Invasion”

By Hatewatch Staff on November 27, 2007 - 3:13 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

During the first meeting of the Horry County chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a national group that loudly advocates for border security, there was talk of an “invading army” of “illegals” and a revolution to “take our country back” and the need to “get rid of them, one way or another.”

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Hundreds Of Floridians Join Anti-Immigration Militias

By Hatewatch Staff on November 27, 2007 - 3:11 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

For Truman Fields, the war against foreign invaders begins at home — Home Depot.

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Immigration Backlash: Violence Engulfs Latinos

By Mark Potok on November 27, 2007 - 8:20 am, Posted in Anti-Immigrant, Hate Crime

The FBI released its latest national hate crime statistics last week, and while these numbers are shaky they do indicate hate crimes directed at undocumented immigrants — and Latinos in general — are up 35% over the last four years. In light of this chilling trend, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report has compiled a frightening sampling of the more egregious anti-Latino hate crimes of recent years — crimes that mirror the rising verbal violence of the national immigration debate.

NYT Features SPLC Work in Op-Ed Graphic

By Mark Potok on November 26, 2007 - 11:17 am, Posted in Hate Crime

On Sunday, The New York Times ran a major “op-chart” on its op-ed page entitled “The Geography of Hate” and detailing the apparent rash of racist noose incidents in the last couple of months. The piece discussed the white backlash that has developed since the huge Sept. 20 anti-racist rally in Jena, La., and included a map describing noose incidents across the eastern half of the United States.

The text of the op-chart was written by Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project (which produces this blog). The research on noose incidents was the work of a team led by Luke Visconti and Barbara Frankel at DiversityInc., a magazine about diversity and business. The graphic illustration was done by Nigel Holmes.

Buffalo Rick Seeks “Frontline Warriors”

By Susy Buchanan on November 21, 2007 - 12:36 pm, Posted in Anti-Immigrant

Singing cowboy turned anti-immigration militant Buffalo Rick Galeener is a prominent member of the Phoenix, Ariz.-based nativist motorcycle gang Riders USA. He’s also quite the folk humorist.

Buffalo RickNear the bottom of the “I Hate Illegals” section of his website, Galeener asks visitors, “Do You Hate Illegals?” Checking the “No” box brings up, “THEN KISS MY ASS TRAITOR.” Answering “Yes” re-directs users to a “Join the Frontline Warriors” site—where Buffalo Rick cranks the kooky dial to 11.

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‘Border Watch’ Volunteers Target Day Laborers

By Hatewatch Staff on November 20, 2007 - 5:02 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

It’s become a Saturday morning ritual on a street corner in Spring.
Two dozen U.S. Border Watch volunteers, some wearing combat boots and military-style garb, face off with Hispanic day laborers and a half-dozen of their supporters.

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Leadership Institute Funds Simcox Lectures

By Hatewatch Staff on November 20, 2007 - 5:00 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Nashville is 1,200 miles from Mexico, but for Chris Simcox, the impact of illegal immigration knows no borders.

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