While hate group membership is rising in tune with the slumping economy, a recent online story suggests private citizens are taking action to confront these gatherings of anti-Semite racist homophobes in the communities where they are trying to take root.
Did you know New Jersey and New York are laced with a variety of neo-Nazi organizations?
Fortunately violent purveyors of hate are dwarfed by the millions of people of all races and religions who see them for exactly what they are; disturbed members of a marginalized group of people who choose to see the world in shades of hate, separation and violence.
On thing I've noticed about these "rallies" by KKK or neo-Nazis is that they're always totally outnumbered by multi-ethnic crowds of people there to demonstrate that their communities are not represented by cowards who run around beating up innocent people, dropping leaflets, defacing homes, churches, synagogues and even graveyards with spray-paint.
According to a recent article posted on the North Jersey.com Website, outraged members of a group calling themselves "One People's Project" stormed into the Allwood branch of the Clifton Public Library in New Jersey and broke up a meeting of a newly-formed white supremacist group known as the "League of American Patriots".
According the article on the NorthJersey.com site:
"The group, which is based in Butler, is devoted to "reversing the rapid demographic decline of European peoples in our homeland," according to its Web site. Membership is open only to "adult heterosexual men and women who are entirely of European Christian Ancestry"
A brawl broke out when five people entered the "League's" meeting, organized under a fictitious group called the "Polish-American Issues Forum" according to the librarian, and started shouting down the wanna-be Nazis.
Daryl Lamont Jenkins, the executive director of the Philly-based One People's Project was quoted as saying the "League of American Patriots" (funny, I thought patriots defended the principles of justice, liberty and equality?) is about 12 months old and is partially made up of at least some members of the 35-year old National Alliance, another Neo-Nazi group.
Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennendys had it right: Nazi punks fuck off!