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Frosty the Klansman?

Frosty the Klansman?

There are few images as endearing as a snowman on a front lawn in winter.  But for one Idaho family, that image has become the perfect opportunity to spread a little hate.  Rather than outfit their snowman with a corncob pipe and a button nose they chose to give him a noose and a KKK hood. 

The sculpture, on the front lawn of a residence in Hayden, Idaho, depicts a snowman in a pointed hat and an outstretched right hand with a noose in it.  According to reports the homeowner is a proud member of the Aryan Nation and often has Aryan Nation flags on display.  According to neighbors, the homeowner even passed out bullets to children as Halloween treats.

Thankfully the display has horrified most residents who feel that, beyond the obvious fear and terror the image is designed to provoke, the sculpture is a slap in the face of a season that symbolizes love and hope, not fear and hate.

The homeowner lives about 100 yards away from an elementary school and insists there is nothing wrong with the snowman.  Neighbors attempted to knock the snowman down so the homeowner decided to build another one.  Later authorities came to his house to tell him that there is an Idaho law against hanging nooses and the sculpture needed to be taken down lest the homeowner face criminal charges.  The homeowner’s plan: modify his snowman to look like a Nazi soldier.

On the one hand it is tempting to ignore this story as the homeowner is clearly looking to provoke people and get attention.  On the other though it is good to hear the neighbors stand up against this kind of display, even if there are limited tools for them to fight back against the homeowner.  But is just goes to show that for white separatists, nothing’s sacred.

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10:45PM PST on Dec 6, 2010

Noted, thanks.

10:43AM PST on Dec 5, 2010

The face of a Republican't.

6:50AM PST on Dec 4, 2010

The racist agendas of racial superiority are founded upon myths and lies. The true Aryan peoples were from Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan.

Adolf Hitler and the Aryan/Dravidian Myth

“The problem is, most if not all of this story--"Aryans" as a cultural group, invasion from the arid steppes, Nordic appearance, the Indus Civilization being destroyed, and, certainly not least, the Germans being descended from them--may not be true at all.”- archaeology.about.com

Who Were the Aryans?
The Aryan Invasion Myth
By K. Kris Hirst, About.com Guide

http://archaeology.about.com/od/indusrivercivilizations/a/aryans.htm

The Aryan-Dravidian Controversy
By David Frawley

“This new information tends to either dismiss the Aryan invasion theory or to place it back at such an early point in history (before 3000 BC or even 6000 BC), that it has little bearing on what we know as the culture of India.”-

http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/ancient/aryan/aryan_frawley_1.html

Aryan Race in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, India

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0TQ1gj8GQo

7:28PM PST on Dec 3, 2010

Disgusting!

2:03PM PST on Dec 3, 2010

Oh, white supremacists...

If you really want to turn what is meant to be the most wonderful time of the year into a season of hate, than fine. But celebrate being asshole bigots in private please.

Don't ruin the holiday season for everyone else. It just makes people hate you even more, something I didn't think was possible.

7:47AM PST on Dec 3, 2010

the community response is key

7:47AM PST on Dec 3, 2010

Im not a christian, but I seriously hate and feel upset about how people like him ruin it for other christians. It is no secret that christians are always made fun of in the media, humiliated, even hated by some, why? Because of idiots who still believe their Aryan race is superior to everyone else.
People, really, stop blaming the Aryan race, or Christians; they arent all as evil as this moron.

1:45AM PST on Dec 3, 2010

Here's an idea: Take a photo of the home, the creator of the offensive snowman and his family, and their address and send all these to gangs in NYC. If this buffoon wants to stir up trouble, there's nothing like a gang war on his front yard.

9:52PM PST on Dec 2, 2010

I wonder if alcohol was involved in the construction of this thing?

Yes...it's genuinely ODIOUS...but, it's his house and I'm guessing he's got the right to do this.

Wonder what would happen if every man in the neighborhood snuck quietly over there and PEED on the thing? :-)

12:47PM PST on Dec 2, 2010

"It's beginning to look a lot like hatred."

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