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Shocking, I find. What do you guys think? [Dec. 6th, 2005|08:56 pm]
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http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=1231684&page=1

Oct. 20, 2005 — Thirteen-year-old twins Lamb and Lynx Gaede have one album out, another on the way, a music video, and lots of fans.

They may remind you of another famous pair of singers, the Olsen Twins, and the girls say they like that. But unlike the Olsens, who built a media empire on their fun-loving, squeaky-clean image, Lamb and Lynx are cultivating a much darker personna. They are white nationalists and use their talents to preach a message of hate.


Known as "Prussian Blue" — a nod to their German heritage and bright blue eyes — the girls from Bakersfield, Calif., have been performing songs about white nationalism before all-white crowds since they were nine.

"We're proud of being white, we want to keep being white," said Lynx. "We want our people to stay white … we don't want to just be, you know, a big muddle. We just want to preserve our race."

Lynx and Lamb have been nurtured on racist beliefs since birth by their mother April. "They need to have the background to understand why certain things are happening," said April, a stay-at-home mom who no longer lives with the twins' father. "I'm going to give them, give them my opinion just like any, any parent would."

April home-schools the girls, teaching them her own unique perspective on everything from current to historical events. In addition, April's father surrounds the family with symbols of his beliefs — specifically the Nazi swastika. It appears on his belt buckle, on the side of his pick-up truck and he's even registered it as his cattle brand with the Bureau of Livestock Identification.

"Because it's provocative," explains April of the cattle brand, "to him he thinks it's important as a symbol of freedom of speech that he can use it as his cattle brand."

Teaching Hate

Songs like "Sacrifice" — a tribute to Nazi Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy Fuhrer — clearly show the effect of the girls' upbringing. The lyrics praise Hess as a "man of peace who wouldn't give up."

"It really breaks my heart to see those two girls spewing out that kind of garbage," said Ted Shaw, civil rights advocate and president of the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund — though Shaw points out that the girls aren't espousing their own opinions but ones they're being taught.

On that point, April Gaede and Ted Shaw apparently agree.

"Well, all children pretty much espouse their parents' attitudes," she said. "We're white nationalists and of course that's a part of our life and I'm going to share that part of my life with my children."

Since they began singing, the girls have become such a force in the white nationalist movement, that David Duke — the former presidential candidate, one-time Ku-Klux-Klan grand wizard and outspoken white supremacist — uses the twins to draw a crowd.

Prussian Blue supporter Erich Gliebe, operator of one of the nation's most notorious hate music labels, Resistance Records, hopes younger performers like Lynx and Lamb will help expand the base of the White Nationalist cause.

"Eleven and 12 years old," he said, "I think that's the perfect age to start grooming kids and instill in them a strong racial identity."

Gliebe, who targets young, mainstream white rockers at music festivals like this past summer's "Ozzfest," says he uses music to get his message out.

But with names like Blue-Eyed Devils and Angry Aryans, these tunes are far more extreme than the ones sung by Lamb and Lynx.

"We give them a CD, we give them something as simple as a stick, they can go to our Web site and see other music and download some of our music," said Gliebe. "To me, that's the best propaganda tool for our youth."

A Taste for Hate

Gliebe says he hopes that as younger racist listeners mature, so will their tastes for harder, angrier music like that of Shawn Sugg of Max Resist.

One of Sugg's songs is a fantasy piece about a possible future racial war that goes: "Let the cities burn, let the streets run red, if you ain't white you'll be dead."

"I'd like to compare it to gangsta rap," explained Sugg, "where they glorify, you know, shooting n****** and pimping whores."

Sugg shrugs off criticism that music like his should not be handed out to schoolyard children, arguing that "it's just music, it's not like you're handing out AK-47s."

Perhaps not, but Shaw says it's the ideas in the music that are dangerous.

"When you talk about people being dead if they're not white," said Shaw, "I don't think there is much question that that is hateful."

A Place to Call Home

Despite the success of Prussian Blue and bands like Max Resist within the White Nationalism movement, most Americans don't accept their racist message.

Like many children across the country, Lamb and Lynx decided to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina — the white ones.

The girls' donations were handed out by a White Nationalist organization who also left a pamphlet promoting their group and beliefs — some of the intended recipients were more than a little displeased.

After a day of trying, the supplies ended up with few takers, dumped at a local shop that sells Confederate memorabilia.

Last month, the girls were scheduled to perform at the local county fair in their hometown. But when some people in the community protested, Prussian Blue was removed from the line-up.

But even before that, April had decided that Bakersfield was not "white" enough, so she sold her home, and hopes that she and the girls can find an all-white community in the Pacific Northwest.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 07:45 pm (UTC)
Seriously sick. *shudder*
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[User Picture]From: barcodegurl
2005-12-06 07:05 pm (UTC)
ew... horrible
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 07:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it isn't pretty.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2005-12-06 07:06 pm (UTC)

**Raises eyebrow**

Wow.....:O
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 07:51 pm (UTC)

Re: **Raises eyebrow**

Yep.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 07:51 pm (UTC)
Agreed.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 07:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, I agree there's a lot of bad music out there. What's that line? Racism has never been exclusively right. There's racism all over, but when it is being marketed to preteens like this I think it's extraordinarily dangerous.

There's so many children wanting to be "rebels" and are so disenchanted at such an early age and are looking for a way to be unique or special, and I'm afraid of how many could fall into this.
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[User Picture]From: realkatharine4u
2005-12-06 07:16 pm (UTC)
i saw their interview on ABC's 60 minutes or some show like that. It featured a clip of them dancing around a swastika, they then were asked if they thought Hitler was a good man, to which they replyed something along the lines of "i think he was a great and very influential leader." To which the interviewer commented that he killed over 30,000,000 Jews. They replied that that was a big over estimate, and that they didnt think that many jews were even really alive then.
as for finding an "all white" community in the north west...HAH good luck with that one, if they hadnt noticed already the north west is mainly very liberal, it may be mainly white but they wont find support.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 08:00 pm (UTC)
Ay yi yi. Nothing pisses me off more quickly then Holocaust Reformationists. Grrrr. Not gonna get started.
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[User Picture]From: luludi
2005-12-06 07:17 pm (UTC)
Their parents seem to not understand that America was the country that, with its Allies, went to war against the Nazis - and won.

I live in the Pacific Northwest right now and have yet to see an 'all white' town around here.
All the towns here have Mexican-Americans, Blacks, First Americans, Asians....and people like me....

Somebody better tell that family to stay away.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 08:02 pm (UTC)
Well the Holocaust and World War II never happened you know? Or if it did, it was all about their heroes being martyred... Hitler, Himmler, Mengele...

That's what they're suggesting with their music.

Makes my blood boil.
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[User Picture]From: doctormoriarty
2005-12-06 07:25 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to know that we can really count on America's youth to lead the music industry to victory.*

*sarcasm
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 08:06 pm (UTC)
lol. Yeah, I hope my generation raises their kids as a whole, better then the last generation did. Not to be a bitch, but this batch of kids, from what I've seen are a lot more bratty, selfish and gluttonous then my generation was. Maybe that's not fair, but it's an observation I've made.
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[User Picture]From: esme
2005-12-06 07:37 pm (UTC)

Eeeww

It kills me that people still espouse such hateful views. Blech!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 08:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Eeeww

It's pretty sad.
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[User Picture]From: watergal
2005-12-06 07:39 pm (UTC)
I had to check my calendar on this one, but nope, it's not April 1st.

Hmph.
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From: fuzzywoolsocks
2005-12-06 07:51 pm (UTC)
I wish it was! This is disgusting.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 08:18 pm (UTC)
My thoughts exactly.
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[User Picture]From: ladyofshadow
2005-12-06 08:14 pm (UTC)
Our local radio station mentioned these girls weeks back...and I heard one of the songs they sing. *shakes head* They've been brainwashed and it just makes me sick.

Though, it was amusing because then the DJs had a field day making fun of them.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 08:21 pm (UTC)
I'm sure they did have a field day. I'm tempted to listen to one of their songs just because I'm curious about what it might be like, singing wise, melody wise, etc. I just don't want to be downloading Nazi music. LOL. Cabaret's as close as I get.
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[User Picture]From: toothlesshag
2005-12-06 08:16 pm (UTC)
That parent has handicapped her children for life. What are they going to do after this?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 08:23 pm (UTC)
Exactly. They'll always be known as the Nazi Pop group. I feel sorry for the girls, really, they've been brainwashed into believing this is true, by clearly abusive parents. And now they're going to be a target as well because of the filth they're spewing.
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[User Picture]From: embe11ished
2005-12-06 08:24 pm (UTC)
Those poor girls. I just hope they learn to think for themselves before long. Unfortunately, their success is likely to keep them from killing the goose that lays the golden egg.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 08:27 pm (UTC)
I couldn't have possibly put it better myself.
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[User Picture]From: you_failed_me
2005-12-06 08:36 pm (UTC)
i remember seeing this on tv. people really astound and sicken me sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-06 08:51 pm (UTC)
I wish I had seen it on tv. I always miss the upsetting controversial stuff. Damnit.
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