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Week of Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Mailbag on Fire

The first bit of mail after publication of Harmon Leon's "My Dinner at Applebee's With White Supremacists!" [Infiltrator, Feb. 23] contained reasonable-sounding letters that dismissed the piece as self-absorbed prattle that conferred undue importance on fringe hate groups. The letters suggested that there weren't very many white supremacists, they really weren't very threatening, and by writing about them as frightening (even a banal, suburban kind of frightening), we were giving the few who existed exactly what they wanted: attention. I was almost beginning to have twinges of self-doubt about the piece when the racist hate mail began to trickle, flow, and finally flood in.

Then federal judge Joan H. Lefkow, who had presided over a case involving the white supremacist group World Church of the Creator, found her longtime husband and octogenarian mother shot dead in the basement of her Chicago home. White separatists, it was reported by reliable news outlets, were celebrating the murders on the Internet as law enforcement investigated possible connections of hate groups to the heinous double murder. I stopped doubting the wisdom of lighting up one of the darkest -- and, unfortunately, more enduring -- corners of American culture.

Leon's article has drawn well-earned praise as an act of personal courage, and a lot of that praise has come in the form of well-written letters that I would, ordinarily, publish. But it struck me as more socially useful to print the hate mail, on the theory that decent people can't protect themselves if they don't know the details of the evil that lives alongside them.

Here is a selection that represents sort of an average of the vile, racist crap we received from white supremacists across the country. I've excised the supposed names of the correspondents because I don't want to glorify them. But you really should take a look at these letters. Just so you know what's out there. Even now.

Thanks for the proof: I would like to take a moment and thank Mr. Harmon [sic] for justifying why so-called "white supremacists" and other gentiles continue to have such an ongoing problem with Jews.

His deceit was historically accurate, his smugness was in character, his insolence Talmudically perfect, and his self-righteous pomposity was more than anyone could have asked for.

Mr. Harmon [sic], thank you for proving we have been right all along.

Volunteer, State National Alliance
Hixson, Tenn.

What only a Jew could see: What a perfect example of Jewish behavior Mr. Leon sets forth in his hateful attempt at anti-white propaganda. What Mr. Leon failed to realize was that Jews alone could be amused by such a story in which the author brags about 1) lying to people about who he is and what he believes, and 2) engaging in hateful behavior such as refusing to pay his part of the check and relying upon the Aryan generosity of his would-be marks. Mr. Leon is essentially bragging about being a good con man, and he expects his readers to believe that between himself and the whites he fooled, that somehow he is the "good person."

Give me a break; only a Jew could see it that way.

An attorney
Cabot, Ark.

Support from the Founding Fathers: Pop quiz. Sharpen your pencil ...

Q: Who made the following statement?

"The two races (whites & nigras), equally free, cannot live in the same government. Nature, habit, and opinion have drawn indelible lines of distinction between them."

a) Adolf "The Baby Eater" Hitler

b) David Duke

c) Thomas Jefferson

d) Mottin Loofah Kang

A: My main dawg, T-Jef!

The truth, Skippy, is that the Founding Fathers were "racist" to the core, every manjack of 'em. What was once America was created BY whites FOR whites -- know whum sayin'?

Suck on THAT, jewfag .... ;o)

Name withheld
Crimora, Va.

Childish whining aimed at the less mature mind: The article about the National Alliance was too long and childish. It sounds like something written by a high school student!

The writer whines through the whole article, make [sic] silly immature remarks that indicates that he is in imminent danger, even though there is no danger at all. To make matters worse, he slanders the people that he is talking about ever [sic] time he refers to them in the article. The piece is nothing more than a negatively written diatribe!

It is not hard for any reader to understand the hypocrisy of the author since he demonstrates all of the bigotry that he claims to despise. Moreover, I am quite sure that this Jewish author would be quite favorably disposed toward the same comments if a member of the Jewish Diaspora or an ardent Zionist made them! Or am I to believe that the author would disprove of Jews having and controlling their own "living space." Of course Jews are famous [for] pushing one social structure for the "goyim" (used as a disparaging term for one who is not a Jew) and an all together [sic] different one for Israel.

I am surprised that your paper would allow such a bad writer to work for the paper. But then it may be that this paper is aimed at [the] less mature mind anyway.

Name withheld
Mobile, Ala.

I knew Leon's piece would generate heat, but I didn't think anyone could get all that exercised over the fake board game cooked up by Weekly staffer Nate Cavalieri to poke fun at the annual Noise Pop music festival ["NOISE POP THE GAME©®," Music, Feb. 23]. For the first time in history, I am glad to learn that I was wrong. Clearly, San Franciscans still take their music seriously enough to swear, sneer, and even fight about it.

Oh, dear. We've offended another reader: Dear Asshole: I might have been offended at all the bullshit in "NOISE POP THE GAME©®" if most of the jokes were not so FUCKING lame and stupid and totally FUCKING RETARDED. You must be a pretty cool guy to sit in your office with your thumb up your ass making idiotic jokes about all the bands playing their hearts out in the festival. None of the people in Kylesa even have that long of hair, and all the other things on this game are even more proof that you don't know shit. I have an idea: Come out to a couple of the shows that you are so high-and-mighty above (especially the Kylesa show), and I will be happy to show you wear [sic] to stick your fucking game.


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