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Stormfront is a white nationalist and supremacist, neo-Nazi Internet forum that has been described as the Internet’s first major hate site.
Stormfront began as an online bulletin board system in the early 1990s before being established as a website in 1995 by former Ku Klux Klan leader and white nationalist activist Don Black. It received national attention in the United States in 2000 after being featured as the subject of a documentary, Hate.com.
Don Black’s organization inculcates enough white pride to make “its worldwide aspirations meaningful and socially significant”. Asked in 2008 by an interviewer for Italian newspaper la Repubblica whether Stormfront was a twenty-first century version of the Ku Klux Klan without the iconography, Black responded affirmatively, though he noted that he would never say so to an American journalist.
Site moderator Jamie Kelso is “the motivating force behind real community-building among Stormfront members” due to his energy and enthusiasm in organizing offline events. Black’s positioning the site as a community with the explicit purpose of “defending the white race” has helped sustain the community over its long lifetime, as it attracts white men and women who define themselves in opposition to ethnic minorities, particularly Jews.
* Kelso is an avid Ron Paul supporter who I’ve previously posted about.
Stormfront established MartinLutherKing.org to discredit Martin Luther King, Jr. In a 2001 study of white nationalist groups including Stormfront, academics Beverly Ray and George E. Marsh II commented that “Like the Nazis before them, they rely upon a blend of science, ignorance, and mythology to prop up their arguments”.
- Ron Paul is one of the 70 most searched for thread tags on stormfront, but I’m sure this is ONLY because Ron Paul LOVES minorities, and values equality very much!..
Or maybe it’s because he denounces things like racism, antisemitism, homophobia, hate, and bigotry as much as they do…