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Just when you thought the execution of Timothy McVeigh made the Lockport area safe from paranoid right-wing racists, a hate-filled newsletter has emerged hailing the vicious murderer as a hero.
White Voice, billing itself as the "official publication of the Racial Nationalist Party of America" and bearing a Lockport post office box number as its mailing address, consists of four pathetic pages of inane rambling and advertisements for books, videos and Nazi regalia.
"Hail McVeigh!" the headline of the most recent issue reads. "Tim McVeigh is a patriot and freedom fighter, not a terrorist."
There follows about 700 words of conspiracy drivel based on the notion that international Jews and American Blacks somehow have teamed up, formed a shadowy secret government known as ZOG, and are responsible for any number of incidents, including the Waco and Ruby Ridge tragedies.
"Our only regret is that Tim McVeigh did not get away," the article states. Nearby is an advertisement for "The Turner Diaries," a book McVeigh read and investigators identified as a virtual blueprint of his attack in Oklahoma City.
None of the rantings are signed, even though the language-challenged author often lapses into first-person narrative. In one particularly comical piece entitled "On a personal note," he writes about being fired from his job of five years for continuing to use vile racial epithets after being warned not to do so by his employer.
"There are few people more hated and scorned than us racial nationalists," the author correctly notes.
The Racial Nationalist Party of America is not listed in the extensive database of hate groups kept by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the likelihood is that it exists only in the minds of no more than a few deluded individuals. Still, paranoid white supremacists have the potential to cause trouble in even the smallest numbers.
"It only takes one nut to make a bomb," one Lockport law enforcement official told the Reporter. "It's important that these people be identified."