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Cross-Post: How White Supremacists Are Trying to Make an American Town a Model for Right-Wing Extremism


Imagine 2050 Staff • Nov 26, 2011

Originally posted by Alternet.org.

At first glance the Pioneer Little Europe website seems like it could be the work of the Montana Office of Tourism. Photographs depict the rugged beauty of the Flathead Valley region near Glacier National Park in northwest Montana.

One image shows a young blond-haired girl playing in a meadow overlooking Kalispell, the largest town in the area, with a population around 20,000.

The site also features short news items about the Northwest Montana State Fair and a wildflower beautification program along with Kalispell job postings.

But then there’s this: A scan of a full-page advertisement in a recent edition of the Flathead Beacon, the local paper, with photographs of 47 babies newly delivered in the Kalispell Regional Medical Center. All but one are fair-skinned with light-colored hair. “Wonderful white babies being born in Kalispell,” the website reads. “What do the babies look like being born in your town?” Another item on the Pioneer Little Europe site depicts white families relaxing on the shore of a lake. A caption reads,”This is how white our beaches are, and I’m not talking about sand.”

And that little girl in the meadow? Her name is Dresden Hale. That’s Dresden for the German city firebombed by the Allied forces in World War II, and Hale for the 1990s leader of the neo-Nazi group World Church of the Creator, Matt Hale, who’s doing 40 years in prison for soliciting the murder of a federal judge.

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