Friday, August 13, 2010

Life in Knoxville: Nazi Edition

Apparently we've got a white supremacist rally tomorrow. Unfortunately they're going to have this rally in my neighbourhood. We'll see how that goes.

I guess this is the kind of thing you have to tolerate no matter where you live. I remember a few years ago we had one in Madison.

In other nazi news; I saw a guy with a swastika tattoo in the parking lot at the Oak Ridge Walmart. We parked at the same time, facing each other, and I was just getting out of my car at the same he was.

If you had asked me before, how I would react to a hypothetical nazi tattoo sighting, I would probably have told you that it would seem quaint, and pathetic to me. But actually, in real life, it was mostly terrifying. In a nice neighbourhood, you just don't expect to see shirtless guys with swastika and knife tattoos prominently displayed. Maybe I'll see him again tomorrow.