Texas White Supremacists Getting Military Training

The leader of a relatively new group of white supremacists in Texas, the Patriot Front, is a former Marine who is giving lessons in combat techniques and strategy to its members to prepare for “future missions” — and to attract more women to those oh-so-manly men.

A leader of an emerging white-supremacist group is a Marine veteran who uses his military experience to train other extremist recruits in military tactics, leaked messages show.

Erik Sailors is the head of a Texas chapter of Patriot Front, a white-supremacist group that splintered from one of the main groups at the deadly white-power rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year. Sailors gives “hip-pocket classes” (short, informal military class) to white nationalists, from the “gear list” of what members should bring to protests (Marine Corps-issued combat boots and decontaminate wipes) to lessons in mixed martial arts and hand-to-hand combat techniques, the leaked messages reveal…

Sailors wrote being physically fit is also a recruiting method to draw women.

“We should look good and be attractive to attract women to the movement, but shouldn’t be specifically targeting them.”

Coming soon: NeoNaziMatchmaker.com. Actually, I’m sure there already are dating sites for white supremacists out there, because who wants to spend every weekend around a burning cross to meet women? The military has tried to police their own ranks to keep out white supremacists, but to little avail. I think those efforts were kind of put on hold after the start of the Iraq war in 2003 when they just wanted every body they could find.

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