posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 06:33 AM
I wish people would educate themselves a little more.
Not all skinheads are Nazis. Similarly, not all Nazis are skinheads.
Not all skinheads are extremists. Some people shave their head for no particular reason at all. Some do it for aesthetics.
A large percentage of US skinheads are SHARPs. They can often be found beating down punk Nazi-wannabe kids, so all you big mouths don't have to get
your hands dirty. They stand up and take the hits for minorities, preaching tolerance even when it makes them pariahs in their own communities.
Minorities repay the favor by lobbing bricks and batteries at Skins who are brave enough to walk through their neighborhoods. Well meaning skins get
jeered at by dumb high school kids too soft-skulled to know the difference, or even to care. They get sneers from society types who presume them
uneducated. They get harrassed and arrested by the police for performing a public service. In a nutshell, these people get enough crap already, be
more specific when talking about racists and neo-Nazis. Call them by their names, and leave other skinheads out of it.
I agree with you in principal, extremism is a plague on humanity. However, I suspect that without the balance a swinging pendulum provides, the human
locomotive would have gone off the tracks thousands of years ago.