: They're Gone


eMacMan
Nov 27th, 2009, 02:54 AM
White power fizzles as Aryan Guard calls it quits

By MICHAEL PLATT, Sun Media


The Aryan Guard is dead, thanks to two homemade bombs and a group of hateful white people who finally turned on each other.


Two days after police named a founder of the neo-Nazi group as the prime suspect in a weekend pipe-bomb attack, Calgary’s Aryan Guard has announced it will disband, via a website statement.


“It’s sad to see how a group founded on the hard work and good intentions of so many can be spoiled by the rash actions of so few,” reads the statement. It concludes, “The Aryan Guard is officially disbanded.”


And so white power fizzles — or at least the city’s largest clique dedicated to blond, blue-eyed superiority has fizzled, leaving former members to scratch their shaved heads and wonder what to do next.


It’s a great day for Calgary, watching a small-minded group of hate-mongers collapse into a heap of confusion.


To be one of Calgary’s few dozen hardcore neo-Nazis is to be in a state of disarray.


Founding Aryan Guard member Kyle Robert McKee is wanted for attempted murder and building bombs — his 17-year-old accused accomplice is in custody under the same charges, after police nabbed him in Manitoba.


Those who marched together under ‘White Pride’ banners had splintered into bickering factions even before McKee and his sidekick allegedly planted the bombs, in an apparent bid to kill two fellow neo-Nazis.


McKee, a 24-year-old originally from Ontario, is accused of placing the bombs on the patio of a woman connected to the Aryan Guard — she claims she was targeted because she spurned the advances of another neo-Nazi, McKee’s best friend.


Whether an ideological dispute or an angry Aryan trying to get back at his girlfriend, the pipe bombs shattered what remained of the three-year-old Aryan Guard.


“It’s sad to say that in the final months the membership body dissolved, leaving only one founding member, one associate and a few new faces striving for membership in something that they could be proud of,” reads the Aryan Guard statement.


And so, Calgary should be jubilant — especially those who turned out by the hundreds to oppose the racism, particularly during the Aryan Guard’s annual white-power rally downtown.
Calgary’s Anti-Racist Action deserves much of the credit for keeping Calgarians informed about who the guard was, and what they were up to.


ARA founder Jason Devine says he is cautiously celebrating. “On one hand, I’m very happy, and everyone whose had a hand in exposing them should be proud, us, you in the media, everyone, and today we should celebrate,” said Devine. “But you have to know this isn’t over for them — they’re still out there, and they’re going to try and reconnect and come up with a new group.”
In other words, the battle is won, but so long as Swastika-tattooed cretins continue to call Calgary home, the war continues.


At least one fledging group, White European Brotherhood, or WEB, is said to exist in Calgary, made up of disgruntled ex-Aryan Guard members who felt the original group wasn’t active enough.


It’s possible there will be other groups formed as well — those who worshipped Hitler yesterday revere him today, Aryan Guard or no Aryan Guard.


The pipe bomb detonations over the weekend suggest the kind of activism some neo-Nazis support.


And a recent spate of anti-holocaust messages sprayed near Jewish homes and facilities shows the poisonous message some hope to spread.


And if the white power sect believes in one thing, it’s that it’s better to hate in numbers, for safety’s sake — there are plenty of Calgarians who frown on racism and intolerance, and they know it.


Still, until the swastika and White Pride flag fly again, Calgary can claim a victory over the disease in our midst.


Whether the cancer is eradicated, or just in remission, remains to be seen.
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Original here but I quoted the whole thing as it may well disappear.
White power fizzles as Aryan Guard calls it quits | Michael Platt | Columnists | News | Calgary Sun (http://www.calgarysun.com/news/columnists/michael_platt/2009/11/25/11925676.html)

MACenstein'sMonster
Nov 27th, 2009, 03:08 AM
Meh.

The more dangerous racists are the ones who don't make it so obvious.

MazterCBlazter
Nov 27th, 2009, 03:52 AM
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Dr.G.
Nov 27th, 2009, 07:17 AM
Thanks for this, eMacMan. May groups like this quickly rot away. Paix, mon ami.

gwillikers
Nov 27th, 2009, 07:47 AM
http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp116/howiest/applause.gif

Dr.G.
Nov 27th, 2009, 08:04 AM
^^^^^^

Add me to that cheering crowd. However, remember what The Spirit of Christmas Present told Scrooge --

"The spirit finally reveals to Scrooge two emaciated children, subhuman in appearance and loathsome to behold, clinging to his robes, and names the boy as Ignorance and the girl as Want. The spirit warns Scrooge, 'Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.' "

The ignorance of groups like these breeds doom upon the rights of all unless we remain vigilant. Paix, mon ami.

SINC
Nov 27th, 2009, 09:15 AM
It's a good thing. :clap:

KC4
Nov 27th, 2009, 10:51 AM
Good riddance. :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::c lap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::cla p::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap: :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
(I would have clapped more - but I was limited to 30)

rgray
Nov 27th, 2009, 11:00 AM
They're Gone

Not necessarily. They've just 'disbanded' the organisation. That just means that the name "Aryan Guard" has gone (for the moment - this kind of crap has a habit of rising again). The hard-core has gone to ground. Frankly, I'd rather have them out in the open where they can be seen for what they really are..............

CubaMark
Nov 27th, 2009, 11:04 AM
This is an indication not that they are giving up the fight, but that the fight - at least in that particular area - now becomes less focused. These people are still dangerous. Without an official organization to oversee their actions, perhaps the individual members will act more rashly? I would much rather see a headline that says "Neo-Nazi's repent: Enter Mass Psychotherapy Sessions". Hatred is very hard to kill, sadly...

Macfury
Nov 27th, 2009, 11:12 AM
What kind of a lame-ass organization announces its own demise in a public statement? Still, good to see them having difficulty.

Dr.G.
Nov 27th, 2009, 11:20 AM
Not necessarily. They've just 'disbanded' the organisation. That just means that the name "Aryan Guard" has gone (for the moment - this kind of crap has a habit of rising again). The hard-core has gone to ground. Frankly, I'd rather have them out in the open where they can be seen for what they really are..............

A valid point, rgray. What you are able to see you are able to defend against and even counter attack with the truth. Paix, mon ami.

Dr.G.
Nov 27th, 2009, 11:21 AM
"Hatred is very hard to kill, sadly... " All too true, Mark. Sadly, all too true.

eMacMan
Nov 27th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Those of us that have had the misfortune to witness the behaviour of these loons over the years should be greatly encouraged.

First with all of the free publicity and chest pounding they failed completely to convert even a few others to their warped viewpoint.

Second a significant number of people from diverse backgrounds came together and were very effective in counteracting their message of hate and fear.

Third their hatred was eventually aimed at themselves resulting in their demise.

Personally I am gradually learning that when someone tries to use hatred and/or fear to advance any agenda it is time to carefully examine what they are saying. Almost without exception remove the element of fear and their cause will fail.

BigDL
Nov 27th, 2009, 12:21 PM
"Hatred is very hard to kill, sadly... " All too true, Mark. Sadly, all too true.

This is an indication not that they are giving up the fight, but that the fight - at least in that particular area - now becomes less focused. These people are still dangerous. Without an official organization to oversee their actions, perhaps the individual members will act more rashly? I would much rather see a headline that says "Neo-Nazi's repent: Enter Mass Psychotherapy Sessions". Hatred is very hard to kill, sadly...
+1

I am with CubaMark and Dr.G. on this one and my first thought is these folks are not disbanding but like roaches they scatter when the lights are turned towards them.

There may no longer be “Aryan Gaurd” but simply now the group Guarded Aryans, that will be harder to put into the spotlight.

Dr.G.
Nov 27th, 2009, 03:25 PM
"There may no longer be “Aryan Gaurd” but simply now the group Guarded Aryans, that will be harder to put into the spotlight. " A valid point, BigDL.