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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 04:21 AM

3. Not too long ago, when neo-nazis showed up in public,,,

...one of their media spokespersons was quoted as saying that that particular suburb (there were a lot of
Germans in southeastern Wisconsin, I think the name was selected before the second world war) was a
very comfortable place for her family to live. There aren't that many who actually belong to that splinter
group there, but way too many of the locals are in complete sympathy with the frame of mind:


Paletti said she moved to New Berlin because she can live a "separatist lifestyle."

"Anyone who's familiar with New Berlin will know what the demographics are," Paletti said. "Our demographics are majority white, about 95%-96% white. We just fit in better with our own type of people. The values are, in the majority, the same as far as what we want in our city. The political stances we take fall along the same lines to a certain extent, the way that people take care of their houses. And for my kids to grow up proud of who they are and where they come from."


It's probably no coincidence that the district is represented in the state legislature by one of the hardest-line, pro-Walker Republicans.

Not all that many of her constituents wear swastika arm bands in public, but too few of them ever seem to challenge or question ideas or attitudes they inherited from the time before humanity started taking steps forward, to erase that kind of bigotry.

Which -- to tell the truth -- isn't exclusively German in origin. Ever since this country was founded, we've always had problems accepting people who believe in equality. The trick that's made it easy for bigots to prosper has been the same -- label or define or paint those who aren't hateful as being aggressive or hostile as war-liike:


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