'Hatecore' Music Used As Recruitment Tool

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•32 Aug 8, 2012

The revelation that Wisconsin shooter Wade Michael Page played in the hardcore punk white-power bands End Apathy and Definite Hate has increased the public’s awareness of the so-called ‘hatecore’ style of music, which is used as a recruitment tool by white supremacist organizations. What do you think?

  • ““Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I prefer the old racist soft jazz.”

    Bo Sheng Li –
    Systems Analyst

  • “One day I hope to live in a world where hardcore racist music isn’t created to recruit white supremacists, but is instead played purely for the enjoyment of its listeners.”

    Cynthia Cutolo –
    Needle Straightener

  • “I can see why they would use this type of music—it’s so catchy. There’s this one song where the guy screams ‘fuck, fuck, fuck!’ 300 times in a row, and it’s been stuck in my head all day.”

    Ted Casperson –
    Kosher Inspector

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