Yesterday, the National Socialist Movement held a protest in Belleville, Illinois to draw attention to the now infamous savage black-on-white beating on a school bus. The rally drew hundreds of spectators and a vigil by a local church group. There are a few scathing blurbs about “Nazis” and “white supremacists” in the local press.
Needless to say, the NSM’s embarrassing aesthetics are grist for the prevailing liberal stereotypes about White Nationalism, but the fashion choices of a few marginalized skinheads is less noteworthy than this huge story being flushed down the national memory hole. If the situation had been reversed and a mob of White kids had cheered on the beating of a lone negro student, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would have marched, President Barack Obama would have called it a “teachable moment,” and the New York Times would have run a series of op-eds about the need for another “national conversation” about race.
Where have the conservatives been on Belleville? In 2009, where are the brigades of a mature White Nationalist movement marching in the streets? If there is any lesson for us to learn in this, aside from the fact that we live under a hideous anti-White double standard, the NSM has once again succeeded in drawing attention to the organizational disarray of our side of the political spectrum.Follow Hunter Wallace on Gab, VK, Facebook and Twitter.