Whenever I get depressed about the state of the world—wars, looming environmental catastrophe, the rise of oligarchy, blaming poverty on the poor, racism (in all its new masks), I tell myself it’s okay.
The old white people who hate change and brown people and gays and women will die off
A new day is coming.
Today’s young people have grown up in a world of diversity. They know better than to deny science because they’re the ones who will inherit our over-heating planet. Things will be different.
And then I read about Stormfront.org, where haters go to hate.
The site is visited by 200,000 to 400,000 Americans every month, most of them young. They rage about Black criminals and the Mexican invasion. They mock gays and feminists and have a lot of problems with Jews. The Holocaust is the “Holohoax”. Over 100 murders in the last 5 years have been linked to Stormfront members.
California (one of the most diverse states) has a Stormfront membership 25% higher than the national average.
The population of the U.S. is 317 million, so approximately 10 percent of us are haters.