Open Source vs. the White Supremacists
Feb 24, 2010, 21:33 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)
"A man who claims to be the head of the Aryan Nations says he
wants to move their national headquarters into my little hometown
in Eastern Oregon. This is alarming news, because we don't care to
have organized crime, hatred, and intolerance invade our little
community. He thinks we share his values and won't mind.
"The Aryan Nations and related groups have been chronic thorns
in the sides of the residents of Northern Idaho for decades.
Oregon's own history is scarred by these groups; for one example,
back in the 1920s the Ku Klux Klan had great influence in the state
legislature, and to this day we're still finding their messes and
cleaning them up.
"But even though we are a rural area that has been especially
hard-hit by the recession, we have some powerful tools that our
predecessors did not have. Like Facebook."