Americans need to know more about white supremacist
organizations. Too often the corporate media either deny their existence
or diminish the danger they pose. Even when they gather a cache
of bombs and machine guns, we get little if any information about
In 2003 a group of white supremacists near Tyler,
Texas were discovered with 500,000 rounds of ammunition, bomb making
equipment, canisters of cyanide and a KKK calling
card. There was little if any media
coverage of this terror plot in the making. The same journalists
who saw no need to tell us about plots involving deadly poisons
think that we need to know about white supremacists who are cute,
at least according to European beauty standards.
Lamb and Lynx Gaede fit that description. The 13 year
old twins, always described as blonde and blue eyed, come from a
family who unleashed them on the public singing paeans to Adolf
Hitler and Rudolph Hess. They spend their time vicariously killing
black people via video games and raising money for white hurricane
regrets her divorce because it deprived her of the opportunity to
make more Aryan babies. " … I could have produced four
to six more children with that ideal eugenic quality that [Lynx
and Lamb] possess."
The Gaede twins perform under the stage name Prussian
Blue. The name honors their family history, eye color, and holocaust
"Part of our heritage is Prussian German,"
the deadly twins say. "Also our eyes are blue, and Prussian
Blue is just a really pretty color. There is also the discussion
of the lack of "Prussian Blue" coloring (Zyklon B residue)
in the so-called gas chambers in the concentration camps. We think
it might make people question some of the inaccuracies of the ‘Holocaust'
The Gaedes were unknown to the general public until
ABC gave them free
publicity and compared them to the over exposed but harmless
Olsen twins. Recently Teen People magazine came under fire for a
planned article on Lamb and Lynx.
Teen People made an agreement with their mother to
water down the family's white supremacist, Nazi loving message.
April Gaede asked the magazine not to mention the words Hitler,
hate or supremacist in the article. Teen People capitulated and
posted a sanitized story on their web site. There was also an interview
scheduled for publication in the February 2006 issue, but when the
appeasement came to light, Time Inc. blamed a "junior employee"
for the fiasco, and ultimately pulled the Prussian
Teen People may have been stupid, but the Gaede family
certainly isn't. Nazi worship is very problematic but the public
relations dilemma can be solved very simply. Leave out any mention
of hate, racism, Hitler and holocaust denial and the blondeness
will win out.
In every story, Lamb and Lynx are inevitably described
as being beautiful. They are very white and very blonde, but they
are no more attractive than millions of other teenage girls. Their
looks have even been described as "angelic." Apparently
angels are Nordic looking only. It is little wonder that at this
late date in history, millions of American women still dye their
dark hair blonde. Blondes don't just have more fun, they can deny
well documented genocide and still be called angelic.
Lamb and Lynx show in acute detail the dangers that
black people always face. All racists are not as outspoken as the
twins are. Most will deny their racism in polite company and nurse
it in secret. It doesn't emerge unless it can be packaged, marketed,
sanitized and approved by the mainstream media.
Teen People stopped the presses in this instance,
but it isn't alone in hand wringing about teenage Nazis while simultaneously
helping to promote their message. Before the article was spiked,
Teen People promised to speak of the family only as supporters of
"white pride." That term may sound neutral to the uninformed,
Words like "white pride" are beloved code
words for avowed white supremacists. Surely Time Inc. is aware of
that fact. The media have quickly moved from shock about the singing
sisters to helping them appear more acceptable.
There must be protests not just because Teen People
wanted to help the Gaedes. There must be protests that they are
getting any media coverage at all. The blonde twins should get the
same amount of air time as the would be white supremacist killers
in Tyler, Texas.
If ABC and the New York Times and CNN wouldn't acknowledge
the existence of a terror cell planning to kill hundreds if not
thousands, then they shouldn't tell us about singing teenage Nazis
either. As their own mother acknowledges,
Germany doesn't allow the promotion of Nazism in any way, shape
or form. "We were very careful to remove all Nazi references
from the CD because we wanted to sell it in Germany and they have
such strict hate laws there."
If the Germans have the common sense to shut down
hate speech, then Teen People and the rest of the American media
should get a clue. In the absence of true journalism, the story
of the singing racist sisters should end. Reporters who want to
do some good can make amends and tell the story of the Texas terror
suspects. Late is better than never.
Margaret Kimberley's Freedom Rider column appears
weekly in BC. Ms. Kimberley is
a freelance writer living in New York City. She can be reached via
e-Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.