Those Wacky White Whackos or: The BNP/Neo-Fascist Question
So, those in the UK almost certainly have seen the extensive reportings after the BNP (for those not in the know, basically a neo-fascist party) appeared on Question Time. While reading an article, it mentioned a site for White Nationalists. Curiosity got the best of me, and I've had a little look at Stormfront.org forums.
Here are some choice quotes:
"Not all Jews are bad, but probably 80% are."
"The answer to your question "do you really hate black people" is, yes in fact I do really hate them."
"They're lazy, addicted to crime, they're ignorant, they smell bad."
"If the theory says we evolved from apes, how come there are still apes. Shouldn't they all be humans by now."
"Fortunately, we don't have to sit idly by and watch it occur. We can defend ourselves. We may get in trouble, but in the end it is worth it."
"99.99% of all blacks think they are amazing because 99.99% of all blacks live by the motto "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with Bullsh*t."
Ok, now what I'm not trying to do is indulge in, or incite, self-righteous disgust at this kind of stuff (this site is just one example of it) but it just... downright confuses me.
How in the hell do these people end up feeling so obsessively concerned with the subject? They've gone to such lengths to form a consistent world-view based on misinformation, but why?
It genuinely baffles me. It's probably my background, that I've luckily not been exposed to many people with such rabid views. And I'm not even curious about what the views are, so much as why? How does someone become concerned, convinced and then fervent about these causes?