Sunday, November 23, 2008

Victims

I contacted a number of Americans who appeared on the British National Party (BNP) membership lists to get material for a blog post. I expected to find crazed supremacists, but instead found victims. Many of the responses were like this one:

...I was abused and suffer from PTSD. White Nationalists target the abused, hurting and vulerable and they offer them help and friendship. They slowly suck you in and like many cults you find yourself saying things you don't really mean. One day I woke up and that is why I started to back away.

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There are alot of people who get sucked in. David Duke and Nick Griffin don't wear horns on their heads. They can be charming. I look at them now like Jim Jones. They know how to con people into believing their lies, but in the end those lies only lead to ruin. That is why they are so dangerous.


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Yes, to the White Nationalist groups I am a traitor to my race. And yes, I am willing to die if need be to speak up, stand up and tell the world that people need to wake up and stand up against all HATE in this world.

I just want to find a safe place in this world where I am not abused anymore. I don't know if you can understand that.

I don't think the General will be writing about these people.