As citizens in the millions celebrated the inauguration of President Barack Obama—others not so vested in the concept of a united America are busy sowing the seeds of hate. The Boston Herald is reporting that barely a day after the 44th President of the United States was sworn in a young man in Brockton, Massachusetts went on a shooting spree that included the rape and murder of a young woman, the shooting of her sister, and the killing of a homeless man. Another individual who came to the aid of the sisters was also shot at.
22-year-old Keith Luke was finally stopped after a car chase that involved a shootout with local police. In an interview with the Boston Herald, prosecutor Frank Middleton said the suspect intended to massacre individuals attending an event at the local Jewish temple because Luke was acting out “an evil plan of mass murder and rape targeting victims he identified as non-white.”
Just down the road in Baltimore, Maryland, white nationalists from around the country will be gathering to participate at the “Preserving Western Civilization Conference” from February 6-8, 2009, at the Four Points Sheraton BWI Airport Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Speakers include anti-immigrant nativist Peter Brimelow, Brenda Walker (who is a contributor to the racist website VDARE), and John Philippe Rushton the president of the Pioneer Fund a pseudo-science foundation that funds research to prove that blacks are intellectually inferior. Also joining the conference will be Pat Richardson of the British National Party (BNP). Members of the BNP have been arrested for violent crimes against minorities in the United Kingdom.
Since the election of Barack Obama white nationalists have been strategizing to figure out how to proceed in an environment where white supremacy is no longer the rule of law or the status quo. The December 2008 issue of Middle American News suggests that “[w]ith the election of Barack Obama as the first black president, America’s core white population group has lost control of the country it founded more than 200 years ago.”
The Citizens Informer the flagship papers of the reconstituted white citizens’ councils, the Council of Conservative Citizens suggest in an article written by Jared Taylor that with the election of Obama that America now resembles post-Apartheid South Africa. It is not hard to imagine that in the midst of this increased racist activity by white nationalists that young unstable individuals like Luke might begin to believe that they are in his own words “fighting for a dying race.”