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.


cl said...

I'd be pretty terrified too. I think a white supremacist rally would make a neighborhood feel pretty unsafe to me. I didn't know Madison had one.

diggyG said...

It was on the capitol. I think the nazis were up on the capitol steps, and then there were fences all around them, and the protesters were on the street.

I'm not sure if they marched? probably not. I don't think it would be safe to have nazis march down state street.