John Day, Oregon, Aryan Nations

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    John Day is a very remote town in Grant County in east-central Oregon. I've been there many times.

    Like a lot of places in the rural West, folks in John Day are gritty working-class types. Pickup trucks, guns and Republicans are the norm here.

    In 2008, Grant County voted 71.25% for McCain for President.

    In 2004, Bush got 78.9%.

    But something remarkable is happening there.

    The Aryan Nations plans to move their headquarters from Northern Idaho to John Day.

    John Day says NO.

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    Aryan Nations plan sparks protests in JD

    JOHN DAY - Community reaction was immediate and vocal last week as an Aryan Nations leader announced a plan to move the headquarters of their white supremacist movement from northern Idaho to Grant County.

    About 80 people picketed last Saturday in downtown John Day to raise awareness of the group's activities, with another 60 taking to the streets on Monday.

    Protest organizer Delilah Michael of Prairie City said she couldn't sit quietly when she heard the news that a hate group might come here. She noted that she worries about her mixed-race grandchildren.

    "I said immediately, it ain't going to happen here, with my grandkids."

    The demonstrations were just part of the reaction to the Aryan Nations plans published Feb. 17 in an online Blue Mountain Eagle article. The news also spurred a torrent of online comments, most laced with frustration, anger and worry. By week's end at least two Facebook pages had popped up to oppose the group's intent to bring its racist agenda to Grant County; together they had more than 1,600 members

    This is the area that is home to me. And the whole population of the county is less than 7000 people.

    This would be a very dangerous move for the Neo-nazis. Dangerous for them, the people of Grant county can and will take care of themselves.
     
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    I went to school in John Day and Dayville, and live about 100 miles from Dayville now. I heard about this a few days ago from a friend.

    The rednecks in John Day just might kill those Aryans if they push their luck.
     
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    Wait, our local Liberals keep claiming all Republicans are racists. So if THAT is true, what is the problem? Or is Old Rocks admitting that his buddies are flat wrong?
     
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    You'd better believe it.
     
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    They probably are thinking they are going to get the same grief the folks in Antelope did from Rasjnishpuram.

    That was a farce that would curl your hair.

    Back in the late 80's some indian sect bought up a huge farm in Wasco county, brought in hundreds of folks to live there, and they managed, through a set of electoral frauds, take over the town of Antelope OR.

    The Rajnish and his inner cadre got arrested for something goofy and agreed to deportation.

    The view from the Rajnishi side.
     
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    Actually, they poisoned a bunch of people at a restaurant in The Dalles using lab-made salmonella. And they got into a LOT of trouble over it.
     
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    For a while there it was dangerous to wear red in Portland. They were a disgusting bunch.
     
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    Now there's a year-round Christian camp in Antelope. That's where they had about 60 cases of H1N1 when the outbreak was just getting rolling.
     
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    Good fo John Day. The Aryan Nation are Nazis huh? Whatta waste of time. Who the hell would want to worship that mess?
     
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    The "Aryan Nations", like the KKK, is nothing but a collection of undercover federal agents and paid informants all reporting on each other.
     

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