2005-11-06

Racism in America spread out with innocent popsongs

Hello everybody!
Yesterday I watched TV and found a broadcast, which was about a very interesting topic: racism in America (which is also most incredibly the topic of my Facharbeit! Wow, I'm lucky!) There's a teenage Pop-band in the U.S. advertising white racism and reviving the attitude of Hitler. When I watched that program I just felt disgusted! Please, read the article I found on the internet and tell me if you would take this new form of "patriotism" seriously or not worth bothering. I'd be really happy if you would tell me your opinion!
See ya'll soon, Ann-Kathrin

Twin pop stars with angelic looks are new face of racism

America's white supremacist movement has an angelic new face: twin teenage pop stars whose songs preach messages of racial hatred.
Prussian Blue, a "white power" band now recording its second album, is described as a sinister version of the Olsen Twins, the squeaky clean child actresses of the 1990s. It is attracting more and more fans among young white nationalists.

Lamb and Lynx Gaede, blonde, blue-eyed 13-year-olds from Bakersfield, California, have been entertaining all-white crowds with their music since the age of nine. Lamb plays the guitar and Lynx the violin.
Their songs have titles such as "Sacrifice", a tribute to Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, that praises him as a "man of peace who wouldn't give up".
Performing for such groups as the neo-Nazi National Alliance at Holocaust-denial events and festivals entitled Folk the System, the girls execute Sieg Heil salutes while belting out lyrics such as "Strike force! White survival. Strike force! Yeah."
"We are proud of being white," Lynx told ABC News. "We want our people to stay white…we don't want to just be, you know, a big muddle. We just want to preserve our race."
The twins have such a high profile among white supremacists that David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader and presidential candidate, uses them to attract support.
Critics have condemned the twins' message and say that they have been brainwashed by their mother.
"It breaks my heart to see those girls spewing out that kind of garbage," said Ted Shaw, the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People's Legal Defence Fund.
The twins' act was recently withdrawn from the Kern County fair because of "security concerns". Their mother, April, 38, a former member of the National Alliance, told the Bakersfield Californian that her daughters were upset. They "simply want to perform their songs: songs about Vikings and German history", she said.
Miss Gaede has brought her daughters up on racist beliefs using textbooks from the 1950s. She is separated from their father, who is said to have similar views and has a swastika on his belt buckle.
Prussian Blue, under contract to the white supremacist label Resistance Records, is one of a number of extremist pop bands, such as Blue-Eyed Devils and Angry Aryans.
The twins' first album featured songs called Road to Valhalla and Aryan Man, Awake. They depict a world "where freedom exists for only those with darker skin" and encourage the Aryan man to awake and "turn that fear to hate".
The twins recently came under fire for stipulating that money they donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina should go to whites only. In a recent interview with the magazine Viceland, they were asked what was the "most important social issue facing the white race right now". They replied: "Not having enough white babies born to replace ourselves and generally not having good quality white people being born."

Kommentare:

Caro hat gesagt…

Hi Ann-Kathrin and hi to all!
Well, I totally agree with you, it is disgusting news from patriotic America.
What I hope is that this is just an irresponsible mother's work and that the band members will soon be aware of what they are talking about - having become of age or perhaps even earlier.
I also can't believe that anyone is not ashamed to act like they did - in connection with the hurrican catastrophe - in public. When as much people are threatened by hunger and death it is in my eyes even more important to forget about all prejudes you might have about someone and just do as much as you are able to!
Have a good night. Caro

zeva hat gesagt…

Last week, I would have answered to Ann-Kathrin's blog entry: Well, I don't think that such things have to be taken seriously. Since 50 years at least, we (most European countries, America etc.)have been living in fulfilled democracy, including palamentarism and the liberty to tell the others our opinion. No mass organisation, right or left, will have a chance to gain domination over these systems based on constitutions. Nevertheless, we must keep an eye on "bizarre" mouvements, but nothing to worry and spend our nights thinking about it. The people believe in their values and established almost equal civilisations. That's it.
This would have been last week.
Everybody now knows, what comes next. Paris, of course.
Since the riots have even started to spread over whole France, I don't believe anything and yet everything. It has somehow shocked me that open violence can reign a the government and have such power. So I think my one-week-ago-opinion is perhaps wrong. It could be a common mistake of people (myself included) to thing: " ... has not to be taken seriously." I don't really know. Is this indifference or what else?