I wanted to discuss it, but of course felt completely inadequate to do so there, and furthermore thought it would be particulary inappropriate in this instance to inflict more of the "Jews of the internet", as they would say, on them. So I'm linking it here. You can also discuss it there if you promise that you will not ruin the tone of the place. They have certain standards, you know.
The bullet: the article tells the surreal story of a reporter working undercover to meet with white supremacists at an Applebee's to discuss joining their group.
Here's a taste:
What prompted you to want to become a racial activist or at least look into it?: "I really want to get more involved in activism in my community. I work well with others and have good organizational skills. I have a pickup truck if that's needed at any events."
Then I throw in for good measure: "Also, I hate the Jews! Lol"
And in closing I add, "Where shall we meet?"
The local leader of the hate group -- an organization that is a direct spinoff from the old American Nazi Party and that sees itself as carrying on Hitler's dream to purify the white race and prevent Jews and blacks from degrading "our" culture -- responds:
"How about Applebee's? I'll be coming with my wife, baby, and one other member. We can meet in the reception area. I'll be coming with two women and a baby?"
Bingo! I've got a date with hate! And who doesn't love Applebee's? It has quality dinners and a wide selection -- and all at budget prices!
IMO, mockery of such people is good (now I'm talking about the supremacists, not the QT3 people, although .. oh, never mind), but should not replace careful scrutiny of their aims and activities by all citizens.