White Aryan Resistance. Their leader, Tom Metzger, lives uncomfortably close to me, and I occasionally like to check on the fringe elements. These guys are Fringe with a capital F. How can people who think they are superior based on their skin color exist in the USA in the 21st Century? I read a few of their articles, and the amount of pseudo-science and self-delusion is astonishing. They have adopted the term "racist" as their own and are proud of it. They claim to be White Separatists, i.e., they want to just hang out with white folks, which sounds OK at first - I think people can hang out with whoever they want - but their true agenda becomes clear when you look around the site a little. They just hate everybody who's not exactly like them. And I mean hate . They have racist cartoons that should leave noone unoffended, they use every racial epithet they can think of, and they think white folks should get all the good stuff because they're "superior". I would hope that musicians at least would see through this: Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Victor Wooten, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, etc. inferior? Please. Even listing examples such as these is ludicrous since the evidence is so clear. I am a white guy living in a black neighborhood. I have good neighbors. Not because they're black, because they're good neighbors. When you get to know a person, you tend to forget, or at least not really notice whether he's black, white, oriental, tall, short, fat, skinny or whatever. Here in So. Cal. we have everybody. We have black Americans in every shade, including Africans (large Somali community, quite a few Ethiopians) fresh off the boat. We have Russians, Filipinos, Mexicans (duh), Vietnamese, Cambodians, various Middle Easterners (I personally know Iraqis, Chaldeans, Iranians, Jordanians and Syrians), Chinese, Japanese, Korean, you name it. One thing that's really cool is that you can get authentic food from everywhere here. Forget Taco Bell, man! In recent history, I've had Lamb Kabab, Pancit, Dinuguan (oh my), Lumpia, refried beans that taste good, Carne Asada, Foul Nabed (it's not really foul), Kimchi, hamburgers and hot dogs (hey, I'm an American!), various concoctions that involve lots of chili peppers, Chicken Shawarma, and lots of other stuff. No wonder I'm fat. So, the WAR people would like me to live in some little isolated community of white folks who have no other cultural influences but hate every outsider. Sorry, I guess I'll continue to be what they call a "race traitor" and get to know people on the basis of their humanity and who they are rather than skin color, national origin or whatever.