A Look at White Power Music Today
by T.K. Kim
Relatively new to the hate-music scene, the National Socialist Movement is seeking a foothold in the potentially lucrative business of peddling white power records as part of the NSM's rapid expansion and overall strategy to assert itself as the premier neo-Nazi organization in America.
NSM's record label, NSM88 Records, is based in Minneapolis and sells CDs from hate-music pioneers like Skrewdriver. NSM88 Records also offers albums by a plethora of white-power bands from both the U.S. and abroad. (Specially featured CD in January: "Operation Race War: Extreme Prejudice.")
Like other racist commercial Web sites, the slick NSM page also offers other items besides music -- books and DVDs about Nazis, hooligans and Adolph Hitler, some of which are sold at the symbolic price of $14.88. (The number 14 is short for the white supremacist slogan "14 words," which stands for, "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children." Eighty-eight is neo-Nazi code for "Heil Hitler.")
There's also a section to buy NSM uniforms emblazoned with swastikas and the NSM logo. For the cost-conscious, the site offers a running, "members only" special on complete NSM uniforms with a brown shirt, armband, tie and patch for a mere $50.