Tuesday, July 5, 2011

White Supremacist Stampede

The Daily Beast, Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 5:32am (PDT)

Add to the growing list of candidates considering a bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 America's most famous white-power advocate: David Duke.

 One key precinct for politically minded white-rights activists: Stormfront, the nation's largest white-supremacist website, where thousands of “racial realists” talk about everything from homeschooling and the news to uniting into a single party.  Stormfront founder and radio host Don Black tells The Daily Beast the strategy is to start from the ground up, “where we have a chance of winning. It's impossible to get into the Senate or Congress but state legislatures or smaller offices can work.” Black says the Tea Party's influence spurred hopes among his ideological soulmates—but that the initial excitement has given way to a realpolitik sense that the Stormfront crowd will have to go it alone. “Many of our people are involved in the Tea Party,” says Black. “But much of their leadership is skittish when it comes to talking about racial realities. The Tea Party is a healthy movement but many are too conditioned to run like scared rabbits when called racists.