By nature, mountain populations avoid a great deal of the “real world” issues that plague the urban centers of our country.
Air quality, homelessness, and civil discord are usually issues reserved for metropolitan newspapers down the road but in Whitefish, MT– anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head and giving residents reason to worry. With its libertarian leanings, this small ski town in northern Montana has become an unlikely haven for white supremacists whose main goal is to propel their anti-Semitic views into becoming mainstream, nationalist sentiments.
“Currently, my guys say we are going to be able to put together about 200 people to participate in the march, which will be against Jews, Jewish businesses and everyone who supports either. We will be busing in skinheads from the Bay Area.” – Andrew Anglin, The Daily Stromer
In a recent (typo-ridden) post to his website, The Daily Stromer, Andrew Anglin called for a “March On Whitefish.” The march will take aim at numerous Flathead Valley people, businesses, and organizations who oppose his anti-Semitic views. In addition to those businesses and organizations, a bi-partisan effort that involves Montana Congressmen and Senators is condemning Anglin’s call to arms that has many Whitefish residents scared for their lives.
“We stand firmly together to send a clear message that ignorance, hatred and threats of violence are unacceptable and have no place in the town of Whitefish, or in any other community in Montana or across this nation.” – John Tester, Senator (D-MT)
That fear comes from what Anglin refers to as a “MEGA TROLLSTORM” to “battle against the sickening Jew racket running the town.” The Daily Stromer leader and head publisher continues to call upon those sharing his anti-Semitic views to harass people he views as opposition. Those targets include children, women, and businesses that support Jewish residents, most of which fall under a recently formed organization titled, Love Lives Here In The Flathead Valley. On their website, the group states its mission is to create “a caring, open, accepting and diverse community, free from discrimination and dedicated to equal treatment for all our citizens.”
*The “March on Whitefish” is tentatively planned for the second week of January in the days leading up the inauguration.
Find the bi-partisan open letter condemning the Daily Stromer here: Standing Together