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Parsell, a Maine native who is in his late 20s, recently completed a master's degree at Boston College. He worked previously for the Virginia-based Leadership Institute, which trains conservative activists.
On Tuesday, an anonymous website called The State of Maine posted a story, "The Maine Heritage Policy Center Hires a Reporter Who Advocates White Supremacy."
The story posted links to comments that Parsell made on PolicyMic, a crowd-sourced news and discussion forum. In one of the comments, Parsell wrote that "cultural diversity combines with our increasing racial and ethnic diversity to degrade society."
Parsell linked to a video clip of Jared Taylor, a white nationalist, who says that diversity creates a "crazy mish-mash" that leads to social conflict and a dim future for white people.
The video is promoted by the National Policy Institute, which on its website portrays itself as a defender of the nation's white majority against policies that favor nonwhite immigrants and minorities. - The Press Herald
It's typical of denialism.
The Emperor has no new clothes; he's naked. People do not want to admit this and lose ground in the current power structure, so they fall all over each other in order to make strong statements denying the obvious.
Finally, one person accidentally speaks the truth in a way that reaches enough others to make it acceptable to talk about it.
The dam breaks.
We're witnessing it happening now. This guy, who was summarily fired, is just a late-battle casualty.
For him right now, the challenge is to not turn bitter and go extremist. A number of white nationalists who endorse rather extreme platforms are on the rebound from similar experiences.