Mighty White Of You

The skinheads are coming! The skinheads are coming!

I’m serious.

There’s gonna be a skinhead convention in Atlanta on October 1 and 2.

Just to clarify, when I say “skinhead” I’m not referring to people like me who’ve preempted male pattern baldness with a Gillette Mach 3.

When I say skinhead, I mean Hammerskin Nation, a neo-nazi skinhead group that the Anti-Defamation League calls “the most violent and best-organized neo-Nazi skinhead group in the United States.”

Here in Atlanta! Oh, joy!

Hammerfest 2005 will include music, speeches, and a “World’s Strongest Skinhead” competition.

Those of you interested in attending should note that excessive drinking will not be tolerated, since Hammerfest 2005 is a “family-friendly” neo-nazi gathering. Mustn’t set a bad example for the kiddies, I guess.

And no, I didn’t make any of this up.

8 Comments so far

  1. phil o'steen (unregistered) on August 11th, 2005 @ 11:44 pm

    Most depressing line from their ad: “Activities are planned for children.”


  2. karsh (unregistered) on August 12th, 2005 @ 12:04 am

    Red, white and black? Sorry, that one made me chuckle.

  3. Kent (unregistered) on August 12th, 2005 @ 8:00 am

    Does Roger Waters know they took those hammers?

    I can’t even begin to imagine what the “onsite camping” will be like. I can’t seem to find out where they are holding this, I’d like to stay far far away.

  4. Cap'n Ken (unregistered) on August 12th, 2005 @ 10:54 am

    You know, this convention could help solve our “aggressive panhandling” problem. I’d like to see the bums asking skinheads for a quarter.

  5. CAT (unregistered) on September 8th, 2005 @ 12:42 am

    Those bunch of pussies!, the real Skinheads are NOT Racially Prejudiced, these “hammerskins” just adopted the look Skinhead (ie. shaved head, boots.. etc) to look bad ass.
    But people, just remember.. the skinhead roots are from the Jamaican RudeBoy, not from Hitler.

  6. Eric (unregistered) on September 19th, 2005 @ 8:59 am

    Thanks Cat, most do not know that. Skins I knew in Atlanta in the mid-80’s had Bob Marley poster on their walls. Shame how things get co-opted and fucked up by idiots.

  7. Anarchoi (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 6:51 pm

    unfortunately with skins you have the right with the left with those that just don’t give a damn, and that is the majority here in atlanta.

    But it’s true the nazi bonehead’s adapted the image of the skinhead which adapted their image from the factory workers and Jamaican rude boys.

  8. Skinhead Sam (unregistered) on October 10th, 2005 @ 12:24 am

    “the skinhead roots are from the Jamaican RudeBoy”

    Hey Mate rudeboy and skinhead are two different things, allrighty. If your not a skin shut the hell up and don’t comment because you don’t have a glue what your talking about. Doesn’t matter what in hell the roots are they are TWO COMPLETLY DIFFERN’T THINGS!

    “unfortunately with skins you have the right with the left with those that just don’t give a damn, and that is the majority here in atlanta.”

    Booooo trads, for some reason for people that don’t really give a damn alot of you seem to become boneheads an arwful lot.

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