Saturday, February 04, 2006

Christo-Facisim Breeds Homophobia

The teen wanted in connection with the attacks on a gay bar in New Bedford Mass. was caught today near my hometown in Norfork Arkansas. He killed a police officer in my hometown of Gassville and was shot by police, but not killed. He was flown to a hospital in Springfield MO. A woman riding with him was also killed.

There are several white supremecist groups in N. Arkansas (between Mtn. Home and Harrison), and I belive the national headquarters of the KKK is located near Harrison.
When I taught at ASU in Mtn. Home I had a student who wore a KKK T-Shirt to class!
My mother told me that a preacher in Mtn. Home has been making noise trying to get people to boycott at new Walgreens being built there because, according to him, they support gay rights.

The ani-gay climate promoted by white supremecists and fundamentalist Christians in north Arkansas is one reason I moved to Memphis TN, which isn't much better but because of its size, has a more visible gay community.

Jacob Robida, the teen who attacked the gay bar in New Bedford Massachusetts and caught and shot in Norfork, Arkansas yesterday, died today in a hospital in Springfield Mo.

I tracked down his web page on myspace.com (the media is using a picture of him from it), trying to figure out why he would drive 1,500 miles to Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Here’s his webpage:
http://www.myspace.com/jakejekyll
I don’t suggest you go there unless, like me, you are curious about why people do bad things like this, and unless you are want to see how messed up some of our youth are.
I hope this kind of alienation and hatred, and fascination with death, killing and dying, and Nazism, is limited to a small number of teens, but it is scary!
If you scroll down his webpage to his “friends” and their messages, it is even more scary. These teens, in New Bedford Massachusetts!, are the most alienated people I’ve ever seen. They hate their parents, their teachers, the government, everyone! But they have created a subculture of “Juggalos” who support each other.
At first I thought he might have been fleeing to one of the white supremacist groups in North Arkansas, but most of them are “Christian” KKK groups who do not accept atheists..
Here’s the website of the KKK, LLC in Compton Arkansas:
http://www.kukluxklan.bz/faq.html
I don’t think he could have been part of that group..
So I don’t know how he ended up in North Arkansas.. Maybe it was just a coincidence ...


Jim Maynard
http://home.earthlink.net/~jmaynard2
http://queernotes.blogspot.com

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent blog. I checked out the guy's site. You are right...the "Juggalos" look pretty odd, and the website is strange. I cannot say that he and his friends are any more 'abnormal' than the average teen. Don't get me wrong, I do not approve of his actions or his socio-political views, I just feel these teens are no different than those who join black/latino street gangs. They are looking for acceptance, love, and a sense of belonging. I don't know that Christo-Facisim is necessarily the root cause...the KKK and Neo-Nazi's are merely filling the void that schools/ home/ community have chosen not to address. I think that alienation and marginalization (along with a heavy dose of mental illness) breed a world of phobias.

doodoobrownshaft said...

jake was and is my friend and newbedford is the shit.. woot woot