Neo-Nazis in Brooklyn? We Interrupt Our Regular Programming to Bring You This Dose of Insanity
And now we have our very own Hitlers-on-the-Hudson. Reports the UK’s Daily Mail, “[Greenpoint,” the northernmost neighbourhood in Brooklyn is also home to a group of Polish neo-Nazis, who walk the streets, just like anybody else, and are fiercely proud of their beliefs.”
Are you kidding me? Nazis in Brooklyn?
Okay, okay, deep breaths, just like Dr. Shlotsky says. Count to ten. Think of a tranquil place (Staten Island).
First of all, I am not naïve. Hate has always been part of New York’s legacy, from the Draft Riots to gay attacks in the East Village to the occasional swastika painted on a Midwood synagogue. But this is actual neo-Nazis, walking the streets of Brooklyn in Hitlerite gear.
It should also be said that this is a small group of individuals that by no means represents the Polish-American community of New York. But then again, the only acceptable number of Nazis is absolute zero.
And you had to do this in Brooklyn, of all places?
Your own parents came from Poland because life there, in all probability, sucked. I know because I grew up in Russia, which sucked at least as much as Poland. I bet your parents, like mine, want you to get a college education and a stable job. Those things are nearly impossible to do when you’re wearing SS gear and spouting theories from “Mein Kampf.”