White Man March Comes to Tempe Town Lake March 15, Um, Maybe (w/Update)
***Note: Please see update at bottom of post.***
Well, let's hope they don't jump in, 'cause crackers get soggy when wet, but something called the White Man March may be coming to Tempe Town Lake this Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m.
I know what you're thinking: "White Man March? Where's the gun show this time?"
But seriously, this is supposedly some nationwide ofay hootenanny organized online by a Massachusetts fella named Kyle Hunt, whom you can read all about in a blog post by Village Voice writer Anna Merlan.
http://whitemanmarch.com You know, they all look alike to me....
According to Hunt, the march is about opposing the "anti-white agenda" and showing that Caucasians are standing up against all the racial oppression that they face here in the United States of 'Merica.
"The purpose is to spread information through activism," Hunt writes on the White Man March site, "but also to make a statement that White people are united in their love for their race and in their opposition to its destruction."
Occasionally, Hunt's rhetoric resembles arguments used by some opponents of the ethnic studies program in Tucson.
Like this passage:
"...one of our big messages, which will be displayed on many large banners, is 'DIVERSITY' = WHITE GENOCIDE. These banners will spread the message to the public at large in the most effective way possible. This 'diversity' agenda is being directed at white countries (and only at white countries) with various programs to ensure that there are less white people at schools and in the work force, which is unfair and discriminatory, taking away money and opportunities from the White citizens."
In other words, Hunt's message is sure to resonate in the state that brought the world Russell Pearce, SB 1070, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and J.T. Ready.
You wouldn't think lefty Tempe would be the first pick of white supremacists for a shindig.
Already, local anarchists and anti-fascists have organized a counter-demonstration, and since they've done so, the anarchists claim info about the Phoenix event has been removed from Hunt's site.