While flipping through today's NJ Star Ledger looking for my morning sudoku fix, I found this little gem of an article regarding a white supremacist group here in New Jersey distributing blatantly racist fliers to some neighborhoods in Roxbury, NJ.
A flier left on driveways in a neatly packaged plastic envelope and distributed by a group named the League of American Patriots, with a Butler mailing address, questioned, "Do You Want A Black President?" and stated "Black Ruled Nations most unstable and violent in the world."
Needless to say, the locals aren't terribly pleased about such literature winding up in their driveways.
"I'm not against free speech, but I was shocked to find stuff like this in my neighborhood," Corsetto said. "I know racism is out there in this world, but I'm particularly disturbed to believe this is happening in Morris County."
I'm honestly surprised we haven't heard more stories of white supremacist groups going forward with these "Ooooh! Ooooh! Scary black man!" tactics, but there it is. What's just as disturbing is that this group calls themselves "The League of American Patriots". I wasn't aware that racism was patriotic, myself. I suppose this is what happens when you can't hope to wage a winning war based on actual issues.
I'd like to think that people are tolerant enough to be beyond this garbage, but people surprise me every day.