The National Socialist Movement—a descendent of the American Nazi Party—tweaked its uniform last year, switching from Nazi brown shirts to a more Italian Fascist look."The uniforms we wore before were even more out there, more extreme," says "commander" Jeff Schoep, who, like the Knights' Robb, hails from Detroit.
In March, the Arizona chapter held a family "spaghetti night" meet and greet.This spring, the Southern Poverty Law Center released its annual "Year in Hate" report, which outlines that in 2008 the number of hate groups rose to 926, up 4 percent from 2007, and 54 percent since 2000.(The SPLC doesn't measure the number of members in the groups.) An April Homeland Security intelligence report states that "the economic downturn and the election of the first African-American president present unique drivers for right-wing radicalization and recruitment." Home foreclosures, unemployment and an inability to obtain credit "could create a fertile recruiting environment," the briefing adds, and extremist groups are aiming to "broaden their scope and appeal through propaganda." The haters are doing their best, in other words, to move out from the fringe and toward the mainstream—and they're boasting some success. Some crazies posting on My Space, for instance, have called for armed revolution; at least one has referred to Barack Obama as "a dead man." But many leaders of white-supremacist groups and Web forums are toning down their rhetoric.I was feeling relatively uninspired when it came time to write today’s post, but once I remembered how much I had pretending it was 2006 and filling out Myspace surveys a few weeks ago, I figured it was time to do it again! Yes, yes there is, but 17 year old Mallory was ALL about it and I’m sorry.Today’s survey is all things “love” related, so you know it’s going to be 100% absurd given that these questions were probably compiled by a group of pre-teens in a passive aggressive attempt to get their crush to read their bulletin (remember bulletins!?!?