Not many Americans realise that there is an American Nazi party, or that they regularly ï¬eld a candidate in elections. And while they are rather small and general considered to be extremist, even by other Fascist groups, the fact that they are still around in 2007 is a disturbing fact. Not so startling is that their candidate comes from South Carolina.
A few years ago, a South Carolina Baptist Church placed an add in the paper here (in Savannah, GA) advertising a Harry Potter book burning, so itâ€™s no real surprise that American Nazis can ï¬nd recruits there. Wherever you ï¬nd book burnings, thereâ€™s probably a Nazi somewhere close by, washing the smell of kerosene off his ï¬ngers.
And sure, there are extremists all overâ€” a friend of ours is moving to Portland, where they grow serial killers like cantaloupes. But still, it boggles the mind to think that more than sixty years after World War II, there would still be Nazis anywhere, let alone in the American South.
As always, if you really want to give yourself a case of the creeping squees, head on over to David Neiwertâ€™s blog, Orcinus, where he keeps track of Minutemen, Nazis, Republicans and other hate groups.