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Tuesday, March 22, 2005
 
Jeff Weise
What was this kid thinking? For at least a few months last year, he hung out on this message board, at first using the screen name "Todesangel", then switching to "NativeNazi". He was part of the Red Lake Ojibwe, and the media are loving the "Nazi" angle.

But that's not really what was going on here. The kid was a race separatist because he felt that mainstream (non-native-american) culture had destroyed his people and his heritage. Red Lake reservation has rampant poverty, alcohol, drug, education and health problems that are mostly ignored by those who don't live there.

Unfortunately, his identification with the Libertarian National Socialist Green Party didn't win him many friends there, and has also provided a convenient way for the press to ignore some of the underlying pathology up there on the Res. This particular band of Nazis blames "modern society" and race mixing for what Jeff did.

He must have felt very alone. But he wasn't alone; life on the reservations has created plenty of anger and hate to go around. Check out this blog, (which poor Jeff seemed to have confused with Native-American naziism).

And I thought the wingnuts had problems.
 
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