Saturday, August 09, 2008

White supremacists hope Barack Obama becomes the first U.S. black president

If Barack Obama becomes the first U.S. black president will we see a revolution of 'whites rising up'? No. But what we have seen over the last 50 years is a distinct cultural war. Ignorance and conservatism versus enlightenment and liberalism. Many people won't admit their role in this 'war' and sadly, because of this we have a diffusion of responsibility which not only fosters socio-political forces such as white supremacy but nourishes it as well.

Associated Press reports:
(Pearl, Miss.) They’re not exactly rooting for Barack Obama, but prominent white supremacists anticipate a boost to their cause if he becomes the first black president. His election, they say, would trigger a backlash - whites rising up, a revolution of sorts - that they think is long overdue. While most Americans have little or no direct contact with white supremacists, organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center keep close tabs; the law center estimates some 200,000 people nationwide are active in such groups. These observers think the prospect of a white revolution is fantasy.

White supremacists - many call themselves nationalists or White activists, with a capital W - have had limited political success: David Duke served in the Louisiana Legislature. And the public has periodically been unsettled by their public events, like the effort by uniformed Nazis to march through Skokie, Ill., the annual Aryan Nations meetings in Idaho and elsewhere or the FBI’s clashes with armed white supremacists in several Western compounds. READ MORE