MICHAEL NAGLER – Until today I didnâ€™t even know there was such a thing as white supremacist music. Wade Michael Page knew; the â€œdomestic terroristâ€ who killed six people at the Oak Creek Sikh temple in Wisconsin a week ago Sunday had played in a neo-Nazi band called â€œDefinite Hateâ€ and started one called “End Apathy” in 2005. So Page, when you think of it, has something in common with his immediate predecessor in mass murder, James Holmes, who perpetrated the Aurora, CO shooting two weeks earlier. Despite their differences, in his case also a form of contemporary â€œart,â€ namely the Batman film, played some role in the buildup to his murderous violence.
Tag: Stars Earn Stripes
Victory: War-o-tainment Show Ends
DAVID SWANSON – Fifty thousand members of RootsAction.org signed a petition at http://StarsEarnStripes.org protesting NBC’s war-is-fun “reality” show co-hosted by former general Wesley Clark. Activists in New York have held a weekly protest and delivered the petitions. The final protest is at 5 p.m. this evening (Sept. 3) on the north side of W. 49th St. between 5th and 6th Avenues in New York City.
Nine Nobel Peace Laureates Call on NBC to Cancel “Stars Earn Stripes”
ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU – â€œStars Earn Stripesâ€ is not just another reality show. Hosted by retired four-star general Wesley Clark, the program pairs minor celebrities with US military personnel and puts them through simulated military training, including some live fire drills and helicopter drops. The official NBC website for the show touts â€œthe fast-paced competitionâ€ as â€œpay[ing] homage to the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and our first-responder services.â€