Another good article on white supremacy in Montana is out this week. The independent media outlet In These Times, chronicles the politics of the hate movement in Montana.
Hate-monger Chuck Baldwin says the movement is God’s work:
“I really believe God is doing something in the Flathead Valley!”
It is true that in 2010, Montana saw a temporary increase in extreme right politician political activity, and Baldwin’s crew is clearly hoping that trend will continue:
Last year, local racist groups began reserving a room at the Kalispell library to show Holocaust denial films. In November, Flathead voters elected a Tea Partier to a state House seat who wore a Confederate flag jacket to a Memorial Day parade, and who maintains that the Civil War was fought over states’ rights, not slavery.
This year saw an apparent attempt by a right-wing cabal to wrest control of the Flathead Valley Community College Board of Trustees. One of the candidates was Tim Baldwin, a son of Chuck Baldwin. Another was an engineer and atmospheric physicist who doesn’t believe climate change is caused by humans. Another backed legislation that would give county sheriffs authority usurping that of the federal government—a concept derived from the Posse Comitatus.
But this year, “all four of the far-right challengers in the community college board election were trounced in May” — perhaps because the deity has been really busy lately recruiting GOP presidential candidates to run against each other.