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This story is both uplifting and disappointing.
It’s wonderful to hear about a community that bans together to fight for what they believe in. This community stood up for itself. They denied a violent hate group access to their community. Great job Grant County!
Unfortunately, Mr. Mullet and his Aryan Nations group thrive on this kind of media attention. They believe that bad press is better than no press. Bad press gets their name out and is an effective way to help new recruits hear about their cause. Making their message heard and increasing their numbers is their primary goal. Starting a headquarters in Grant County is a secondary goal. My guess is, Mr. Mullet didn’t think he’d find a sympathetic ear in John Day. He doesn’t care about that. He wants opposition. He wants you to talk about him. He wants the public to know what his cause is. OPB is playing right in to the Arian Nation’s goals by airing this episode of Think Out Loud.
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