Nazi punks errata

Posted in Extremism at 12:06 pm by George Smith

From the record label of Wade Page’s neo-Nazi bands, this memo:

Label 56 is very sorry to hear about the tragedy in Wisconsin and our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who are affected. We have worked hard over the years to promote a positive image and have posted many articles encouraging people to take a positive path in life, to abstain from drugs, alcohol, and just general behavior that can affect ones life negatively. Likewise we have never sought attention by using “shock value???/ symbols and ideology that are generally labeled as such. With that being said, all images and products related to End Apathy have been removed from our site. We do not wish to profit from this tragedy financially or with publicity.

In closing please do not take what Wade did as honorable or respectable and please do not think we are all like that.

Yes, there’s nothing shocking in album art showing a brown person being hit so hard with a white fist their eye has fallen out.

The above record, A Rebel Salute to the Old School of Hate, and part of Label56’s store, employs an old photo, allegedly of Johnny Rebel, aka C. J. Trahan, a southern singer who made a career out of singing racist tunes, the most popular of which, “Confederate Anthem,” is easily found on YouTube.

Old School of Hate features, astonishingly, a song actually entitled, “Balled of Earl Turner.” Turner was the fictional hero in William Pierce’s race war in the US novel, The Turner Diaries.

C. J. Trahan’s “Confederate Anthem,” because of its popularity on YouTube, apparently endeared itself to some confused Tea Partiers — more than you would think — who had no idea of its real nature, believing it just a cool song.

It was adopted by someone unknown into a Tea Party anthem against “socialism” and Barack Obama.

“A song written by a concerned, non-funded American Citizen in opposition to an ever-growing tyrannical government … I’m a Good Ole American,” writes the uploader of Rebel’s “Confederate Anthem,” slightly re-written and retitled as “I’m a Good Ole American.”

DD blog wrote about this back in 2010 here.

The first video on the page is the re-write, the second an upload of Johnny Rebel/C. J. Trahan’s “Confederate Anthem.”

Mark Potok of the Southern Policy Law Center has a long piece on the evolution of the National Alliance into a “joke” with low membership, many who are stitch Nazis, very badly adjusted white men who like to take disturbed and ludicrous pictures of themselves in Waffen SS uniforms.

However, individual members and followers are still quite capable of extreme violence.

The white supremacy scene even has the acoustic side, apparently. This grim piece of work, taking its intro from Taxi Driver, is from an album called Beatdown Ballads, not quite something for even the most iconoclastic obscurity hit parades.

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