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Interview with Former White Nationalist

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posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 07:33 PM
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A Reformed White Nationalist Speaks Out On Charlottesville


I think ultimately people become extremists not necessarily because of the ideology. I think that the ideology is simply a vehicle to be violent. I believe that people become radicalized, or extremist, because they're searching for three very fundamental human needs: identity, community and a sense of purpose.

If underneath that fundamental search is something that's broken — I call them potholes — is there abuse or trauma or mental illness or addiction? In my case, many years ago, it was abandonment. I felt abandoned, and that led me to this community. But what happens is, because there are so many marginalized young people, so many disenfranchised young people today with not a lot to believe in, with not a lot of hope, they tend to search for very simple black-and-white answers.


sounds kind of similar to how people end up in other types of extreme terrorist groups, like ISIS.

the full interview is pretty thought-compelling, check it out




posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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Wholesome and heartwarming.

Now what if he is an undercover agent ?




posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 07:42 PM
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I wonder what the MSM will be talking about next week? Too bad I don't have cable and don't really watch TV.

Oh wait that's right, I have ATS for my latest MSM news! Congratulations for being about the 50th thread in the past couple of days for having "white nationalist" and/or "neo-nazi" in the title.
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posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 07:47 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
I wonder what the MSM will be talking about next week? Too bad I don't have cable and don't really watch TV.

Oh wait that's right, I have ATS for my latest MSM news! Congratulations for being about the 50th thread in the past couple of days for having "white nationalist" and/or "neo-nazi" in the title.


some of us have been fighting this crap a lot longer than the last week..


originally posted by: xuenchen
Wholesome and heartwarming.

Now what if he is an undercover agent ?



what if your butt was an undercover agent?


edit on 15-8-2017 by fiverx313 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 08:40 PM
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Because of the Internet, we now have this propaganda machine that is flooding the Internet with conspiracy theory propaganda from the far right — disinformation — and when a young person who feels disenchanted, or disaffected, goes online, where most of them live, they're able to find that identity online.


I was expecting an anti-government/deep state agenda. Boy was I fooled. Turns out he just chose a different team. Instead of blaming certain people for his problems, he can blame a whole party! Woohoo for continued ignorance.



posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: JinMI



Instead of blaming certain people for his problems, he can blame a whole party!


Don't you do this as well though? Be honest with yourself.



posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

No, I blame a whole system coupled with ignorance.



posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

So you've never used the word "liberal" to describe what's wrong with America? If not I must be making memories up.



posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

You must be. I go out of my way in trying to not paint with a wide brush. I could be wrong but it would be uncharacteristic of me. Please, feel free to peruse my posting history.



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