Thursday, March 08, 2007

Conspiracism on parade in Columbia

As you all know by now, Columbia is receiving a visit this Saturday from a racist hate group that has a lot in common with many of the groups we have been talking about this semester. The National Socialist Movement, or "America's Nazi Party," appears to be a sort of youth-oriented hate group that ties together older neo-Nazi and militia groups with a younger skinhead scene and mixes in some Christian Identity rhetoric (ZOG, etc.) and simulated Nazi uniforms . The youth orientation can be seen in the neo-Nazi hoodies, punk rock records, and video games ("ZOG's Nightmare") for sale on their web site. They even have their own record label. I will reproduce a couple of examples here to save you the skin-crawling experience of actually looking through their web site.