Saturday, February 18, 2006

Time Whitewashes Neo-Nazis for a Song

The above picture appear is of a singing group,"Prussion Blue", profiled in Teen People. Very nice and wholesome...but take a closer look at the shirts.

According to the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies:
In response to a protest by The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, Teen People magazine, which is owned by Time Inc., has removed from its web site an article that whitewashed a neo-Nazi teenage singing duo.
The insensitivity is mindboggling, compounded by media whitewashing and just plain carelessness.
The controversy began when Teen People announced that its upcoming February 2006 issue would include a feature story on the 13 year-old twin sisters Lynx and Lamb Gaede who are known as "Prussian Blue." But the announcement described the twins' beliefs only as "white pride" and did not mention that they wear Hitler t-shirts, deny the Holocaust, and frequently perform at neo-Nazi events. One of their songs, titled "Sacrifice," glorifies Hitler deputy Rudolf Hess. (To read the complete lyrics to "Sacrifice," click here.)

According to media reports, Teen People promised the twins it would refrain from using the words "hate," "supremacist," and "Nazi" in the article.

In response to public protests, Time Inc, which publishes Teen People, announced that the article scheduled for the February edition has been canceled.

But the Wyman Institute discovered that Teen People's web site was continuing to run a second sanitized story about the Gaede twins. The second article described their beliefs only as "white separatism" and did not explain that they are neo-Nazis and Holocaust-deniers.
Last year in October, ABC profiled the group on their show Primetime:
Known as "Prussian Blue" — a nod to their German heritage and bright blue eyes — the girls from Bakersfield, Calif., have been performing songs about white nationalism before all-white crowds since they were nine.

"We're proud of being white, we want to keep being white," said Lynx. "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 girls have connections and high hopes:
...Since they began singing, the girls have become such a force in the white nationalist movement, that David Duke — the former presidential candidate, one-time Ku-Klux-Klan grand wizard and outspoken white supremacist — uses the twins to draw a crowd.

Prussian Blue supporter Erich Gliebe, operator of one of the nation's most notorious hate music labels, Resistance Records, hopes younger performers like Lynx and Lamb will help expand the base of the White Nationalist cause.

...Gliebe says he hopes that as younger racist listeners mature, so will their tastes for harder, angrier music like that of Shawn Sugg of Max Resist.

One of Sugg's songs is a fantasy piece about a possible future racial war that goes: "Let the cities burn, let the streets run red, if you ain't white you'll be dead."
Those who preach racism and hate have a common MO. Like Islamists, Neo-Nazis like to start with the young and unsuspecting.

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