Because so many hate groups use the Internet to spread their messages, the organizations Positive-Youth Foundation (http://www.antiracistaction.net), Tolerance.org (http://www.hatewatch.org), and the Southern Poverty Law Center (http://www.splcenter.org) were founded to keep track of the different hate groups and their activities. The more people learn about different hate groups, the more concerned individuals, academics, organizations, and media can study and fight back against the activities of these hate groups.
After browsing through the various links in this chapter to the sites of hatemongering white supremacists, skinheads, black radicals, neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers, Christian nationalists, antigay activists, anti-Christian groups, and anti-Arab groups, you may wonder whether people will ever learn to live together in peace.
While there are people who might use these links to find the nearest hate group to join, existing hate groups can also browse through these same links to find groups that hate them just as much as they hate others.
Perhaps the most well-known white supremacy group in the United States is the Ku Klux Klan (http://www.kukluxklan.org), an organization that promotes the idea of "an America in which our borders are secure and non-whites who don't share our concepts of liberty find entrance impossible." (Missing from this proclamation is whether whites who don't share the Klan's concepts of liberty will also find entrance impossible.)
The vision of the Klan further emphasizes their desire to see "an America in which our children are not confronted by anti-white and anti-Christian propaganda, where they are not confronted with the ‘joys’ of homosexuality or race mixing, but rather the condemnation of these behaviors by God. We envision an America in which these anti-Christian behaviors are punished and serve as additional deterrents to anyone toying with the satanic notion of race mixing or homosexuality."
Like other groups that promote apartheid, the Klan claims that it does not hate non-whites. For example, it claims that "We envision an America in which all races are given the opportunity to return to their native lands, to govern themselves and to choose their own destiny. We envision an America where those non-whites choosing to stay to enjoy the benefits of Christian living are respected, protected, and given the opportunity to prosper to the best of their ability while recognizing the lawful authority of White Christians to rule over America. A guest in your home is always expected to respect your authority. Likewise non-whites who reside in America should be expected to conduct themselves according to Christian principles and must recognize that race mixing is definitely wrong and out of the question. It will be a privilege to live under the authority of a compassionate White Christian government." One can only question how "compassionate" such a White Christian government really would be in achieving their goal of promoting racial separation.
Another group working for the advancement of the white race is The Creativity Movement (http://www.creator.org), which offers the following insights into their philosophy:
The World Church of the Creator is often described with words like "hatemonger,""hate organization,""hate speech." Is this fair?
No, it isn't fair since every organization—whatever it may be—hates something or someone. Since other organizations aren't labeled "hate" groups, etc., why should we be singled out like this? We don't exist out of hatred for the other races but out of love for our own Race.
But isn't it part and parcel of your religion to hate the Jews, blacks and other colored people?
True, but if you love and want to defend those whom you love, your own family, your own White Race; then hate for your enemies comes natural and is inevitable. Love and hate are two sides of the same coin. Only a hypocrite and a liar will go into battle against his enemies proclaiming love.
What then is CREATIVITY'S final position on love and hate?
We follow the eternal wisdom of Nature's laws, which are completely opposite to the suicidal teachings of Christianity. Whereas Christianity says to "love your enemies" and to hate your own kind (see, e.g., Luke 14:26), we say just the opposite. We say that in order to survive, we must overcome and destroy those that are a threat to our existence; namely, our deadly enemies. At the same time, we advocate love and protection for those that are near and dear to us: our family and our own race, which is an extension of the family.
If you think that all white racists are men, visit SIGRDRIFA Publications (http://www.sigrdrifa.com) or Women for Aryan Unity (http://www.stormfront.org/crusader/texts/wau/), two groups that promote the woman's role in the white pride movement.
One of the more devious tricks of white supremacy groups is to snatch up domain names that appear to belong to legitimate organizations. For example, the domain names MartinLutherKing.org and MLKing.org are actually owned by the two white supremacy groups Stormfront and National Alliance. Both domain names point to the same website, which deride Martin Luther King as "Just a sexual degenerate, an America-hating Communist, and a criminal betrayer of even the interests of his own people." Ironically, much of the negative information about Martin Luther King comes from declassified FBI documents from the 1960s when the FBI organized a smear campaign against King. Although the FBI's propaganda has been largely discredited, it does show how the FBI, at one time, discriminated against blacks and by today's standards would have been considered a hate group in its own right.
You can even buy pro-white merchandise from Resistance Records (http://www.resistance.com), which sells a wide variety of pro-white T-shirts, CDs, and even video games such as "Ethnic Cleansing," a first-person shooter game where players wander through urban streets and subway tunnels in search of African-American, Hispanic, and Jewish characters to gun down.
For more exposure to white supremacy ideas, visit these websites:
White Aryan Resistance
Or browse these select Usenet newsgroups: alt.politics.white-power, alt.skinheads, alt.politics.nationalism.white, alt.music.white-power, or alt.flame.niggers.
Unlike the white racists who claim they aren't necessarily enemies of non-whites, neo-Nazis advocate violence against non-whites in support of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. One of these organizations is the American Nazi Party (http://www.americannaziparty.com), based in Michigan. After reading their message of hate, blaming non-whites for all the problems of society, you have to wonder why so many neo-Nazis live in countries that their leader, Adolf Hitler, tried to bomb during World War Two.
To get the inside scoop on two more American organizations that probably didn't know which side to root for in Saving Private Ryan, visit the National Socialist Movement (http://www.nsm88.com—see Figure 5-1) or The New Order (http://www.theneworder.org). The New Order site proclaims:
We are the Movement of Adolf Hitler. We are His heirs. He has given us a commission, which it is our duty to discharge. For it was Adolf Hitler who came into the world to remind modern man of Nature's eternal laws, and to make them the basis for a miraculous regeneration in human affairs. That is why we proudly recognize Him as the greatest figure of the age, and why we regard His cause as the one great hope of Aryan mankind on this Earth.
To learn about other groups that combine white supremacy attitudes with a socialist political twist, visit American Nationalist Union (http://www.anu.org) or try the alt.flame.jews or alt.fan.ernst-zundel Usenet newsgroups.
While many Holocaust deniers do not claim to be Nazis (or neo-Nazis, if there's any difference), they still upset many people by their persistent denial that the slaughter of six million Jews ever took place. The Adelaide Institute (http://www.adelaideinstitute.org), for example, asks for proof of the Holocaust:
Anyone who claims that homicidal gas chambers existed at the Auschwitz concentration camp, makes the terrible allegation against Germans, and those of German descent, that during World War Two Germans exterminated European Jewry, et al, therein.
Individuals who make such an allegation owe it to the world to answer Dr Robert Faurisson´s challenge:
"Show me or draw me the Auschwitz homicidal gas chambers!"
To date not a single person has produced evidence that proves these huge chemical slaughterhouses ever existed.
For another denial of the Holocaust, visit the Air Photo Evidence website (http://www.air-photo.com), which claims that aerial and ground-based photographs prove that the Holocaust could not have happened, even to the point of stating that "ground photos show happy well-fed inmates" at the Plaszow Camp, but fails to include any supporting testimonials from all these happy, well-fed inmates.
To probe further into the bizarre and dangerous world of Holocaust deniers, try visiting the following sites:
Institute for Historical Review
Campaign for Radical Truth in History
Or share your thoughts with others in the alt.revisionism Usenet newsgroup.
Not all racists are white. Blacks can be racists too, and their favorite targets are usually whites and Jewish people. If you visit the Blacks and Jews Newspage website (http://www.blacksandjews.com), you'll find the following, which attempts to justify hatred of an entire group of people based on the actions of a few:
The following passages are from Dr. Raphael's book Jews and Judaism in the United States a Documentary History (New York: Behrman House, Inc., Pub, 1983), pp. 14, 23-25.
"Jews also took an active part in the Dutch colonial slave trade; indeed, the bylaws of the Recife and Mauricia congregations (1648) included an imposta (Jewish tax) of five soldos for each Negro slave a Brazilian Jew purchased from the West Indies Company. Slave auctions were postponed if they fell on a Jewish holiday. In Curacao in the seventeenth century, as well as in the British colonies of Barbados and Jamaica in the eighteenth century, Jewish merchants played a major role in the slave trade. In fact, in all the American colonies, whether French (Martinique), British, or Dutch, Jewish merchants frequently dominated.
Using this same logic against the Blacks and Jews Newspage, white racists can justifiably claim that blacks should be held accountable for the actions of a few—since some blacks have committed crimes, then all blacks must be criminals.
While black racists attack whites and Jews for profiting from the slave trade, they ignore any evidence that many black Africans sold their own people into slavery for profits too.
To learn more about how blacks can be just as racist as whites, visit the alt.politics.nationalism.black or alt.flame.whites newsgroups. As an extra challenge, ignore all references to skin color and try to determine the difference between a white racist and a black racist.
While you might expect neo-Nazis to be anti-Jewish, it is surprising how many other groups also have no qualms about attacking the Jews, usually accusing them of conspiring to control world governments. The Holy War website (http://holywar.org, shown in Figure 5-2) claims:
The only Nazi country in the world is the satanic State of Israel! All of their leaders are wanted for crimes against humanity. They are wanted for 50 years of ethnic cleansing in Palestine, and the Palestinian Holocaust of six (6) million. They are also responsible for the Jewish Communist Holocaust that cost the lives of 300 million Christians.
If you want to explore the minds of people who believe that all Jewish people are secretly conspiring to control the world and all non-Jews in the process, you might find the following websites interesting:
First Amendment Exercise Machine
The Tangled Web
The radical Jewish Defense League (JDL, at http://www.jdl.org) has taken what it calls self-defense to the extreme in the following statement: "It has always been a JDL priority to encourage as many Arabs as possible to leave Israel to make new homes in America or wherever they wish to live." Hmmm. Sounds strangely similar to the Ku Klux Klan's belief that non-whites can live anywhere they want, just as long as they get out of America.
The Kahane web page (http://kahane.org), another extreme Jewish group, toes a similar line:
It is a central tenet of Judaism that G-d wished the Jew to create a unique, total, pure and complete Jewish life, society and state in Eretz Israel. This being so, who can honestly believe that He then sanctioned the democratic right of a non-Jew, who is totally alien and outside the Jewish society and who is free of its religious obligation, to have the slightest say in its workings?
To see that there is little unique or new in the rhetoric of hate groups, try this exercise: The next time you read or hear anything from radical Jewish groups or the Ku Klux Klan, substitute the name of a new villain in the diatribe, such as the word "Arab" for "black" (or vice versa). Then see if you can still tell which group is talking.
While Muslims and Jews take the brunt of most anti-religious attacks, a few people have decided that Christians shouldn't be exempt from hatred. Some anti-Christian groups target Christianity as the source of everything wrong in society, as shown in this message found on the Black Plague website (http://www.blackplague.org):
The Christian Holocaust movement founds its kinetic potential upon the simple discovery of how language, culture, and social inculcation dictate individual human intellectual precepts, forming the filter which the individual uses to process the world. Christianity believes heavily in that filter with its duty-centric justification-based system of moral logic and its karmic work ethic, the primary elements of control in society today.
For this reason there came about a movement which realized that the shared cultural understanding of this filter permits the brutal abuse of environment, human rights, and human value as we are abused in jobs designed to leave us four waking hours of free time. Society has brought us many good things and the addiction of their continued expense; Christianity believes this is progress and conveniently denies the importance of death with its explanation of the afterlife.
If you want to learn more from another anti-Christian group, try The Altar of Unholy Blasphemy (http://www.anus.com/altar) or the Judeo-Christian Holocaust (http://www.fuckchrist.com) websites.
When people use the Bible to rationalize attacks on homosexuals, they ignore that same Bible that tells people to practice forgiveness. One of the most prominent antigay hate websites is God Hates Fags (http://www.godhatesfags.com), run by the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Its FAQ web page offers insight into their way of thinking:
Why do you preach hate?
Because the Bible preaches hate. For every one verse about God's mercy, love, compassion, etc., there are two verses about His vengeance, hatred, wrath, etc. The maudlin, kissy-pooh, feel-good, touchy-feely preachers of today's society are damning this nation and this world to hell. They are telling you what you want to hear rather than what you need to hear, just like what happened in the days of Isaiah and Jeremiah.
Do you ever pray for the salvation of those who you feel are condemned?
Of course not! For, if we follow (as we ought) the example of our Saviour and the clear commandment of God, we would not dare to do so.
And here's more from the antigay sermon of the Westboro Baptist Church:
The only true Nazis in this world are fags. They want to force you by law to support their filth, and they want to shut you up by law when they hate what you say. They would be perfectly happy to make it a crime to preach that "God hates fags" under the guise of "hate speech legislation." Likewise, baby-killers support the genocide of millions of innocent babies, and then act indignant that Hitler killed a few million innocent Jews.
The only true Jews are Christians. The rest of the people who claim to be Jews aren't, and they are nothing more than typical, impenitent sinners, who have no Lamb. As evidence of their apostacy [sic], the vast majority of Jews support fags. Of course, there are Jews who still believe God's law, but most of them have even departed from that.
In case this website hasn't opened your eyes to the way people can turn religion into a forum of hatred, there's even more evidence in the God Hates America (http://www.godhatesamerica.com—see Figure 5-3) and Bob Enyart Live (http://www.enyart.com) sites. Or try joining the alt.flame.fucking.faggots Usenet newsgroup and share your thoughts with others.