A leader of the white supremacist movement was arrested by FBI agents at his home in Charlottesville,Virginia, on charges of possession of child pornography and witness tampering.
Kevin Alfred Strom, founder of the National Vanguard white supremacist group, was considered the "leading intellectual" of the movement since the death of William Pierce, the author of the notorious "Turner Diaries." I haven't read it, but understand that it's a novel which depicts a violent racist revolutionary struggle in the United States that escalates into global genocide, leading to the extermination of all people who are not white.
National Vanguard is an offshoot of the National Alliance, a clear case of evil replicating.
The use of the word "intellectual" struck me as ludicrous in the context of his beliefs, so I looked it up to see what I was missing. My Oxford Dictionary defines it as "possessing a high level of understanding or intelligence; cultured."
I guess we can assume that in Strom's case, it's a matter of degree, and his position as the "leading intellectual" was secured by the fact that the rest of his cohorts are even more ignorant than he is, which is hard to believe. It's not their fault they're morons, but since they are DANGEROUS morons, it becomes our concern.
Pierce was the founder of the National Alliance, the largest white separatist organization in America. Membership is based upon being of purely white or non-Jewish European ancestry. (An article appearing in a 1989 issue of its magazine National Vanguard celebrated the 100th anniversary of Hitler's birth, declaring him "the greatest man of our era.") These are clearly fun people.
According to the indictment, Strom possessed multiple images of child pornography on his computer's hard drive. He was also charged with witness tampering, which involved physically assaulting and mentally intimidating a witness to his criminal activity. He was at war with the media for "making interracial sex fashionable to white children."
How is it that such people are still around, force-feeding their archaic views to new generations? You would think that natural selection would have weeded them out by now. I understand that their tainted utterings are permitted under the First Amendment, but there should be a loophole. While I normally endorse freedom in every form, I struggle with my strong feelings that such monstrous behaviors should not be tolerated because they inevitably impinge upon the rights and freedoms of other people.
Strom was not arrested for his vicious racial views, but for child pornography. If he did not happen to be a pedophile, his other nasty activities would not be subject to legal censure. There really ought to be a law.