Hate on the World Wide Web: A Brief Guide to Cyberspace Bigotry
Posted: March 1, 2000
Numerous groups and individuals have created and maintained Web sites promoting the anti-Semitic, racist ideas of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party. The Web site for the National Alliance, the most prominent overtly Hitlerian organization in the United States today, features transcripts of broadcasts from leader William Pierce's weekly anti-Semitic radio broadcasts, the text of articles from the group's National Vanguard magazine, and a catalog of over 600 books. One National Vanguard article, "Who Rules America," lists Jews working in the media by name, claiming "there is nothing . . . more dangerous to the future of our people [than] Jewish control of the American mass media." Selling books by Hitler and Rudolf Hess, the NSDAP/AO (the German acronym for National Socialist German Workers Party-Overseas Organization) Web site blames Jews for inflation, media "brainwashing" and governmental corruption while depicting Blacks as criminals and rioters. A Web site entitled This Time the World, which prominently displays a giant swastika, contains the text of speeches by Joseph Goebbels and American neo-Nazi George Lincoln Rockwell, as well as a "gallery" of Nazi art. Additionally, many neo-Nazi skinheads (violent, racist, shaven-headed youths) such as the Oi! Boys and Hammer Skin Nation have established Web sites, many of which are devoted to racist hard rock music.