US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News ::
Wakefield Anti-racist Protesters Targets Backfire (english)
19 Sep 2002
Undisciplined protesters in Wakefield hurt their cause, unwittingly promoted Neo-Nazi message, and were used by white supremecists to their benefit.
The following is a quoted passage from the World Church of the Creator, a neo-Nazi group that gave a speech in Wakefield Massachusetts last Saturday. His evinces enthusaism for the violence that erupted in the streets in that town. This is a clear indication that if the Left responds without discipline, and acts violently, our opponents will be able to wrench away the story from us, and reframe themselves as victims.

The ability to make a case to the centrist media is a necessary skill, no matter how much you abhor them. Fighting words with pvc pipes, giving the television cameras pictures of a woman with blood streaming down her face is bad press for us, good press for the Nazis and it makes the general public wonder who are the good guys anyhow? Peaceful white supremecists or anarchists who believe in exacting vigilante justice. Lynching is lynching.

Matt Hale is evidently planning more speeches on the East Coast to take advantage of the backlash. The left should ensure that next time, the event is peaceful, meaningful, and that we have control of framing the issue.


If you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow." - Lennon
MATT HALE:

This brings me to our public meeting in Wakefield, Massachusetts this past Saturday. Once again, the enemies of White survival chose to physically attack our adherents... The streets of an American city saw open and admitted Communists seek to physically destroy the adherents of our World Church of the Creator and the townspeople--many of them--realized with crystal clear clarity that it is our side, not the Communist, that is right. We had several injuries to be sure, but the price of several injuries was worth opening the eyes of thousands and will be worth such in the future...

I have read numerous accounts of people saying that the Communists were worse than we supposed "Nazis". I have read that people are saying that they have more sympathy for us than for our attackers... I have received emails from townspeople now curious about what we really believe in. The opposition therefore couldn't have done us a better favor. I in fact know always that our meetings on the east coast will be a resounding success because that is where the preponderance of Jewish communists reside. They will seek to crash our meetings and will show themselves the "intolerant" ones in the process. They will seek to physically attack our adherents and will show themselves the "violent" ones in the process. All the while, the people continue to realize that what we are saying is true and we force the issue in their minds....
Add a quick comment
Title
Your name Your email

Comment

Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.