Vice explores ‘white supremacist’ roots of U.S. National Parks, links them to Nazi Germany

A new piece from liberal outlet Vice exposed the alleged “deep roots” that “White supremacy groups” have in the U.S. National Parks system and argued that modern-day white supremacists are re-committing to “embracing the great outdoors.”

The Wednesday report, written by Tess Owen, began with an ironic illustration. “At first glance, it may seem out of character: Wholesome activities like hiking, foraging for berries, and camping seemingly stand in sharp contrast to lifestyles of the basement-dwelling, far-right livestreamers.”

But as the piece explained, the far-right is supposedly getting into the great outdoors. In order to educate readers, Owen provided one example of a far-right extremist group enjoying a park in upstate New York. “On one recent weekend, a number of young far-right extremists went camping in upstate New York. This ‘retreat’ was the latest in a national event series that aims to foster real-world relationships within the very online, youth-oriented Christian nationalist movement.”

According to Owen, these young men seek to foster a relationship with “the land they vow to defend against anything they deem un-American and un-Christian, be it immigration, critical race theory, or transgender rights.”- READ MORE

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