Demand that Congress Illegalize White Supremacist “Hate Music”

2012-08-06T135010Z_01_JRG102_RTRIDSP_3_USA-WISCONSIN-SHOOTING

Target: United States Congress

Goal: Ban white supremacist “hate music,” which encourages people to engage in violence to defend white dominance

When inflammatory rhetoric moves a group of people to actively harm others, something must be done to stop it. Recently, a white supremacist who played in a neo-Nazi “hate music” band barged into a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and murdered six worshippers. The killer, Wade Michael Page, injured four others and was consequently killed by the police. Many suspect that his intent was to kill Muslims and mistakenly killed a group of Sikhs, and this would in no way lesson the blow to humanity as racism against any group of people is intolerable. The music that unmistakably drove him to commit these heinous acts of violence should be illegalized to prevent future incidents.

“Hate music,” also called independent music by advocates of racism, is a movement that openly degrades minorities as it urges participants to engage in extreme violence in order to defend white dominance. While many supremacists pour their hatred into online forums, a few extroverted extremists enjoy underground rock scenes where punk and heavy metal allow them to perpetuate racism through music – a kind of music specifically geared toward hating minorities. These hate groups are currently within their rights to discriminate against and endanger the lives of others by propagating rhetoric so insufferable and believable that it led an avid supporter to take the lives of six innocent people. No one can claim that illegalization of “hate music” infringes on freedom of speech, as the music infringes on the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness for minority groups. When simply being a minority in this country becomes a cause to worry about safety, something is very wrong. It would be a crime to allow this despicable behavior to persist when knowledge of the practice has been made public. People who make the informed decision to outwardly hate and infringe on the rights of others deserve to be criminalized.

Ask the United States Congress to fight for the illegalization of “hate music.” This deplorable movement urges participants to hate minority groups and use violence as a tool of change. Violence should never be used to implement such change; it leads to painful loss and unnecessary death. It invites future acts of violence, and so it is necessary to shut it down by making it a criminal activity in the United States.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear United States Congress,

Due to the recent acts of violence committed against a group of Sikhs in their place of worship, I urge you to illegalize participation in the “hate music” that led to this incident. Wage Michael Page was a neo-Nazi who participated in this underground culture for years and it is evident that it led him to murder innocent people. The power of inflammatory rhetoric is infectious, and when it is directed against minority groups in our country, it becomes a liability for so many if it is allowed to persist.

There is no room for any kind of speech that infringes on the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness for minorities. Please shut down this horrible practice and fight to make “hate music” an illegal activity.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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