Nazi extremism and the ADL

Reblogged from Aussies Against the Australian Defence League

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One of the biggest problems with starting a group such as the ADL is that although most of what happens is brushed off as ‘harmless’ and people merely ‘venting their frustrations’, there remains the potential for a single member to take this ‘harmless venting’ and act it out on actual people in the real world.

This is radicalisation, and this is what the ADL does.

 

Enter Benjamin ‘Benji’ Henigan.

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The proud grandson of a member of Hitler’s Schutzstaffel (SS).

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He appears on a thread in ADL’s private ‘community’ group. 

A ‘harmless venting’ about Muslims and the ‘final solution’.

He complains that it’s too soon to bring up Genocide, as it might turn away potential members and get some bad publicity.

 
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He then speaks about what he thinks ADL needs to encourage more members.
Secretly ‘ignite an incident’.

 
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But that could mean anything. Other ADL members join in suggesting that getting rid of ‘mosks’ is the way to go. Benji has an idea for that too. Pipe bomb anyone?


*URL provided for the authorities, the comments are still there at the time of writing.

 
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He then sets out trying to challenge the ADL to get active, or sit on the internet playing soldiers.

 
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I wonder if he put any of these thoughts onto his application to join the army.

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Perhaps he’s serious and a genuine threat, or perhaps he’s slightly damaged from historical drug abuse.

 
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Perhaps a bit of both.

 
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