When Apathy Is a Good Thing


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People who can’t take pride in themselves take pride in their race. Wade Page, murderer of five Sikhs and an Oak Creek, Wisconsin policeman, was just another loser before he became a famous loser. Kicked out of the army in 1998, fired from his trucking job in 2010, foreclosed on by Wells Fargo in February, and dumped by his girlfriend in June, the alcoholic musician wore his hate on his sleeve. The tattoo aficionado sported a Celtic cross overlaid by the number 14—a reference to a 14-word white supremacist slogan—on his shoulder. People didn’t like him. He didn’t like people—especially people of color, whom he referred to as “dirt people.”

Another white supremacist rebuts his beliefs by demonstrating that the depth of human depravity knows all colors. Page, who murdered six people at a Wisconsin house of worship on Sunday, overdosed on bad ideas. Overlooked among his many mental tics is a fetishization of action.

So consumed was Page with this fixation for proactivity that it named his band. “End Apathy began in 2005 and the concept was based on trying to figure out what it would take to actually accomplish positive results in society and what is holding us back,” Page told a racist website two years ago. “A lot of what I realized at the time was that if we could figure out how to end peoples’ apathetic ways it would be the start towards moving forward.”

Move forward? Purveyors of backward ideas, C.S. Lewis reminded, mistake movement for advancement. “We all want progress,” the English thinker wrote. “If you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.”

Page’s beliefs strike other Americans as exotic. But the tenet so central to the hate-rocker that he named his band (End Apathy) for it is also an article of faith among his countrymen befuddled by his action. From the 113,000,000 “results” for a “do-nothing Congress” Google search to VH1’s saturation advertising of the “Do Something Awards” (Did you know award nominee Selena Gomez is “the youngest ambassador for UNICEF”?) to air later this month, apathy gets a bad rap.

Could Harry Truman, Selena Gomez, and Wade Page all be wrong?

“End Apathy” is another way of saying lose interest in the important things in your life—love, family, friends, work, God, etc.—to become singularly obsessed with my bizarre crusade. This is precisely what Wade Page did. What the world needs now is another monomaniac. Right.

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  • http://nuclearsupremacyforindiaoverus.blogspot.com Satish Chandra

    IT WAS A PRE-PLANNED, COORDINATED PSY-OP OPERATION OF U.S. AGENCIES:
    The current anti-migrant violence in India's Assam and the killing of Sikhs in the United States are two pre-planned, coordinated psy-op operations of Indian and U.S. government agencies. Just as the riots during India's Partition were instigated by the Intelligence Bureau which had remained loyal to the British and other sectarian and other violence, such as the one which led to the creation of Bangladesh, has been instigated by RAW which functions as a branch of the CIA — see 'What You Should Know About RAW' : WhatYouShouldKnowAboutRAWDOTblogspotDOTcom — and other intelligence agencies in the region, so was the current anti-migrant violence in Assam. The gun man in the killing of Sikhs in Wisconsin was never killed, the policeman who was critically injured was never injured and the media were kept miles away from the scene to keep the truth about this staged operation covered up. Satish Chandra

    • HoR_Emperor

      You're a lunatic. Thanks for playing.

    • Ghostwriter

      My goodness,Mr. Chandra. You sound as stupid as the monster who shot up the Sikh temple and just as deranged.

    • BS77

      ….You are completely irrational. Get help. You need it.

  • Kevin

    While I find this attack on the Sikh church awful, I do believe such an action is a mere reaction to what has been going on in this nation for the last two decades. We are told that diversity is our strength til we are sick. We are also told that white males are not diversity, that they are the root and source of every single problem in the world. There is a column out today–"Not Another Boring White Guy"– by Jonah Goldberg. It is about Romney's VP pick, and how it should be anything BUT an boring, old white guy. You cannot demonize a group without expecting some blow-back, even in the form of what this guy did.

    • davarino

      I have to disagree with you. This guy was a racist and a loser. He didnt do this because he felt demonized, he did this because he hated other people and was a loser who wanted to blame it on anyone but himself. He did the right thing by not living another day.

      • Banastre tarleton

        true enough …it was a form of nihilistic suicide …good riddance

    • Kevin Stowell

      True dat. It's funny how the folks on here understand a statement like that coming from a non-White but, for some reason, Whites are not thought to be subject to the same forces. I do agree, though, that it was probably, in this case, just a generic act of ignorance-fueled racism.

      • Looking4Sanity

        Yeah…I was sort of torn on this debate. They both have some valid points. In the end, I think the guy was just an out of control idiot who's life took a turn for the worse and he decided to take the coward's way out. Considering how many out of control idiots there actually are in this country, I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.

        • amused

          LOLOL….had to struggle with that one eh ? Wanna put the other foot in your mouth Looking4[ur]Sanity ?
          And boy does that show ….that you're STILL looking for it ..but haven't found it yet .

          • Looking4Sanity

            How sad. You've got nothing to contribute.

  • Trebuchet

    I thought it strange that a neo-nazi would attack the Sikhs. You would think that the Muslims would be a natural target for this lame brain, but here is a funny thing. If you Google some of the neo-nazi, white power groups you find they have a lot in common with the Islamist attitude toward the government which strangely enough is also reflected in the progressive view of America. At the root of all these groups is Fascism which is not in any way shape or form agreeable with capitalism or our Republic form of gonverment. Another thing that is interesting is that since 1665 when the Sikh's defeated the Muslims they have been enemies. So, did this meatball shoot up this Sikh Temple because he hated Sikhs or was he doing his Islamist friends a favor?

    • Looking4Sanity

      That's actually an intriguing idea. We all assume that this guy was a moron. Perhaps he was a dedicated nut job as you postulate. The Nazi's had no problem allying themselves with Muslims. Unspoken among the Nazis was the understanding that the Muslims would be exterminated in turn after their usefulness had come to an end.

      I still think the guy was a moron that judged people solely based upon their physical appearance with no understanding of what he was actually seeing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mensch.keymelon Mensch Keymelon

      It is not "wierd" at all…the idiot most likely thought he was attacking Muslims…it has happened before that a Sikh was shot and killed because the bigot thought he was a Muslim.

  • amused

    Ignorance and hatred are the main ingredients of bigotry and racism .Nurturing/ Inculcating both in young or old minds inevitably expresses itself outside of that mind in physical actions ,no matter the ideology .

    • Looking4Sanity

      I'm gratified that you have finally acknowledged your bigotry, racism, ignorance and hatred!

      • amused

        nothing but a GFY for you're totally irrelvent statement ……p.s. go share it with your room mate .

        • Looking4Sanity

          There's the ignorance and hatred! Warn us when you switch over to bigotry and racism again!

          • amused

            spoken like a true adherent and sock puppet for your room mate Roger-the – Liar .Other than criticizing and smacking down morons like yourself , you heard no hatred bigorty or racism eminating from any of my posts .Telling you and your protege to GFY , is not hatefull , I simply admonish you to go and do that in which you and your room mate excell in . your juvenile remarks notwithstanding . run along schoolboy .

          • Looking4Sanity

            Yes…let's keep talking about Roger. Thinking of him always brings out the anti-Semite in you! I want to see those racist emotions of yours bubble over. You're still stuck on ignorant and hateful. Show us some diversity, troll!

          • Amused

            you're just as dumb as your joined-at-the hip moron room mate chump ./ LOL..,.I am a jew you schmuck .

          • Drakken

            A self hating self loathing one at that.

          • amused

            No , not at all , well done you dumbass parrot . America will eventually turn on its jews , and it will be people like YOU who will be at the forefront , For all your phony bluster about "loving Israel " you will turn against her also , for not behaving according to your views .Go take a hike fool .

          • Looking4Sanity

            People like you will cause it if it were to ever happen. Too bad your own people don't take care of you for us.

          • Looking4Sanity

            You beat me to that one! I really should check these posts before replying to hate mail. Good job!

          • Looking4Sanity

            Yeah, I can tell. You've got that whole self loathing thing down to a science. Do your kinsmen a favor and stop projecting it on them. It's not their fault you're useless.

    • HoR_Emperor

      Says the hatemongering anti-Semite.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mensch.keymelon Mensch Keymelon

      "Ignorance and hatred are the main ingredients of bigotry and racism ."

      Spot on in the first sentence.

      Couldn't have written it better myself and/or in a better venue than FPM.

      • Looking4Sanity

        …said the Israel hating anti-mensch.

  • Tanstaafl jw

    "Sic semper tyrannus."

    • Kevin Stowell

      "Veni, vidi, vici."

      • Looking4Sanity

        Vidi, vici, veni!

        • Kevin Stowell

          "Veni!"

          John Holmes

          • Looking4Sanity

            Yes. Rumor has it that he WAS rather veiny. We could always review the video to confirm, but I don't think that will be necessary…or advisable.

          • Kevin Stowell

            ROTF Tha's awright, I'll pass. :o)

          • Looking4Sanity

            That's not what SHE said!

  • mrbean

    This guy is just another ignorant nutcase who thankfully was shot to death by the police. But they have not tried Ft. Hood Army psychiatrist — and Fort Hood shooter — Maj. Nidal Hasan from court … Hell they won't even make this Muslim creep shave off his beard as per Army regulations. On Tuesday, a Texas military judge barred former Ft. Hood Army psychiatrist — and alleged shooter — Maj. Nidal Hasan from court to view his trial via video.

  • Looking4Sanity

    "The greatest word in the English language—no—is the most hated word amongst “end apathy” enthusiasts."

    "NO" is one word guaranteed to drive ANY liberal insane! That's why they hate Republicans and conservatives in general. We are the adults in the room telling these spoiled children that we will not continue to indulge them in their destructive behavior.

    • Jim_C

      That's funny: see, I think we're the grown ups, going around cleaning up all the messes conservatives make, soothing your little temper tantrums, showing you how to play nice with others, gently disabusing you of the childish fantasy you call a political philosophy,and slowly introducing you to fact-based reality.

      Like parenting a troubled toddler, it is usually a thankless task–but you're welcome, anyway!

      • Looking4Sanity

        Please, child! It's well documented that liberals are the ones constantly stirring racial animosity, class envy, and government dependence. You are the ones who ran around blowing things up and killing cops in the '60's. Now…go sit in the corner until you decide to finish that plate of STFU.

        • Django

          "Well documented" – anywhere else outside your mind? Pls share.
          "Racial animosity" – bad. no one could disagree (except Mr Page)
          "Class ennvy" – possibly bad…in some societies and in some speeches, that could be called "aspiration". Lack of envy could mean "accept who you are and don't try to achieve more"…but let's just agree: "envy" -bad, "class" – good, "class envy" – sorta good, could be bad….
          "Govt dependence" and "killing cops" – do they rego together? Current budget cuts will fire cops – which presumably will reduce Govt dependence, but killing cops seems to achieve the same effect….

          • Looking4Sanity

            Log in with an account and I might actually bother to "share". Frankly, the fact that you don't already know this is a troubling sign.

          • Django

            No, no, please don't bother "sharing"…I see other troubling signs, Looking4Sanity…
            I don't believe you have much to "share" or explain your contradictory statements. The fact that you are able to string together all of this in grammatically correct sentences offers some hope, though.

          • Looking4Sanity

            Well. You've caught up with me for the moment. At least now we both recognize that you are unsalvageable. That's a step forward for you.

          • Django

            Looking4Sanity – to hear you bless me this way is far beyond my expectations. Of course, let's not interpret your silence about your contradictions as an inherent inability to resolve them – your judgement on "salvage-ability" makes up for everything else.

            And the fact you have determined it is a big step forward for me – you echo of the very big brother government you hate…

            Repressed, forbidden left wing thoughts tormenting you a lot these days?

          • Looking4Sanity

            Now you've fallen behind again. Unfortunate but predictable. I suggest that if you think you've found a contradiction that it is your problem to solve. As far as I'm concerned, no such contradiction exists. In short, don't blame your lack of mental prowess on others.

          • Django

            Your contradictions are my problems!
            These pearls of wisdom that you throw before swine like the rest of us are too valuable to be wasted on FrontPageMag – you really should try out for other sites where they love to substitute name calling for facts. Some middle schools may find you very acceptable too, but don't set your sights too high…
            But enough with this name calling, sir, let's both crawl back to our respective dark holes…
            Keep them coming, in the meantime. Don't let this exchange stop you, by any means.
            Till the next time, then!

          • Looking4Sanity

            You talk a lot about facts, but it seems that you are fact poor yourself. All I'm seeing is vague allusions to "contradictions". Since you are unwilling or unable to identify them, I maintain that it is, indeed, your problem…and your problem alone.

            You also seem to suffer from a predilection for mixing your metaphors. No doubt you consider that very clever, but it actually comes off as sophomoric and contrived. Are you about 13 years old, or do you just operate on that mental level?

      • HoR_Emperor

        You may think that, but the opposite is the truth.

  • tagalog

    What's the "14-word white supremacist slogan?"

    • Ron Lewenberg

      "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White Children." http://www.adl.org/hate_symbols/numbers.asp

      • Looking4Sanity

        Please tell me you had to look that up!

      • tagalog

        What? He's saying "It's for the children?" What are these white supremacists, liberals?

  • HoR_Emperor

    Vile, vile, vile. Go shoot yourself and improve the human race.

  • Ghostwriter

    To me,the guy was just another demented nut job who decided to go out and kill people. That racism played a role in this makes it even worse. Sadly,we don't need people like Satish Chandra and Jim_C exploiting another sad tragedy for their own idiotic gain. They should be ashamed of themselves and should at least think about what they're doing before they say something even more stupid.

  • Amused

    Yea like yours is a real name eh "Bryce Armstrong " . You wont shoot anyone you sorry assss P.O.S.

  • tagalog

    Over the decades since the 1960s and 1970s, the Left has gone from "Smash the State!" to "Let the State Solve Our Problems and the Rest of You Shut Up!"

    Is that progress or just movement?

  • Banastre tarleton

    This moron is probably some type of christian ''white identity creep ''

  • Django

    Bryce, ma man…please explain some more…how exactly should wee thing look at it to make this a win for all? You see things the others here don't….

  • Amused

    Page , a psychotic killer is less puzzling than the purpose and attempted meaning of your article Flynn . Either you've been staying up too late , or maybe been out in this hot weather too long without a hat .Not to worry , the lackeys here would respond even if you wrote in a foreign language with a foreign alphabet .

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/RobertCullari Bobby Cullari

    Losers are receptive to the silly notion of racial superiority.
    If you can’t win in life, why not win by birth? Pathetic…