[W/CRAPPY SONG] Wade Michael Page, Sikh Temple Mass Murderer, Got His Racist Start in Orange County's White-Power Music Scene

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The world is collectively retching at the mass murder at a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple committed by one Wade Michael Page (left, at right), a loser white supremacist. Media is reporting that Page was in the white-power music scene, listing his bands with little thought or research.

But we at the Weekly, of course, are better than the average media outlet, so when we noticed that one of the bands listed is our very own Youngland, a crappy OC white-power group that has had an undue influence on the neo-Nazi scene in the United States, you know we hopped onto our wayback machine to see how Page got on his racist start here in beautiful OC, in the incestuous circle jerk that is OC white-power music.

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Page with (I think) Youngland, or maybe Aggressive Force. But he's the loser on the left in the group photo. Screen grab from interview Youngland's drummer did with loser website

Records obtained by the Weekly show that Page moved to Orange in 2001 and joined Youngland. At the time, the band had a habit of playing secret white-power shows at The Shack, an Anaheim concert venue that went out of business after the Weekly exposed their habit of hosting white-power shows. Youngland also was scheduled to play at the La Habra Moose Lodge until--you know it!--the Weekly exposed that little gig.

Members of Youngland at the time included infamous neo-Nazi Martin Cox and Kenn Etiquette, the founder of Radio White, which for years was the most-influential white-power radio station in the world (betcha dollars to cents there are Radio White archives with Etiquette interviewing Page). Through those connections, Page would've had contact with Tom Metzger, one of the godfathers of the modern-day white-power movement, as Metzger was a frequent guest of OC neo-Nazis during the early 2000s.

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Page, at left, with Youngland

But Youngland wasn't Page's only OC-based white-power music connection. Aggressive Force was the side project of Youngland's drummer. Blue Eyed Devils, Max Resist, and Intimidation One all played the OC scene. By then, Page was long-gone from OC but always had a home here.

While with Youngland, Page participated in the recording of their album, Winter Wind, which was released in 2003, around the time Page moved from Orange County. "We are still friends with all the guys who pass through Youngland," Etiquette said in an interview earlier this year, "and I learned a lot with each and every one of them." He's listed as the vocalist on the song "Activist or Terrorist," a song that's ostensibly about how the Holocaust is fake but, like most white-power music, makes no sense whatsoever. The song was on YouTube but was deleted--gee, I wonder why? The last lyric is especially chilling given Page's final massacre:

Activist or terrorist depends which side you're on
Defend against the invader this war will greet your son
Hey you gotta go not your home anymore
If you don't move quieley you'll be forced to war


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Victoria Hale
Victoria Hale

Havent read this particular story, but CNN and the times are both speaking on the link between this hate crime and the underground hate scene.being annoyed that it makes your town look bad dosent make it less valid.

Elizabeth Candelas
Elizabeth Candelas

Racism is everywhere you idiots. As a glamourized society, the media will run with anything to get on the map..

Katie Rafuse
Katie Rafuse

DeeDee if you think this is a fact based article you're just as much of a joke. And your statement makes no sense! I know racism when I see it but nice attempt at flipping the script.

Alexander CulteDe La Raison
Alexander CulteDe La Raison

"the biggest racist in OC aren't white." good thing english hasnt been made the official language...you'd have some felony grammar charges right there Sean.

DeeDee Rivera
DeeDee Rivera

Unless u have felt hatred because of ur color maybe u should think before speaking. OC weekly is stating a fact as the media usually does.

Sean Henschel
Sean Henschel

Gustavo always throwing the cards of racism and hate out there...have you changed the name to TJ weekly yet.

Adriana Snell
Adriana Snell

I WISH these sick people would stop getting media publicity!

Damon Tordini
Damon Tordini

Nobody can deny that there's long been a shadowy white supremacist subculture in OC. That doesn't mean Gustavo thinks the whole county is inhabited by racists. (Probably).

Matthew Acosta
Matthew Acosta

Damn Fundamentalist Christians. Ignorance will run rampant, regardless.

Katie Rafuse
Katie Rafuse

This guy shot up a temple because he lived in OC for 2 years and was influenced by the music here. That's an effin joke! Not just negative.

Steve Ramirez
Steve Ramirez

What's real news? News has almost always been negative.

Katie Rafuse
Katie Rafuse

Why would an Orange County newspaper publish something like this? It makes no sense. OC Weekly keeps writing all these stories to make their own county look like shit. And to incite hate and racism. Time to move on to some REAL news.

Alexander CulteDe La Raison
Alexander CulteDe La Raison

@ johnny There's a difference between "hating white people" and critiquing the white power structure silly.

Steve Ramirez
Steve Ramirez

Sad to know such scum is capable of living around here. Nazi punks fuck off.

Johnny Robles
Johnny Robles

Wow,Gustavo's hatred of white people knows no bounds.Maybe you two should have went bowling.....

Robert Reyes
Robert Reyes

Why even write an article about it? Who cares where this idiot lived.

Vanessa Ann
Vanessa Ann

Not surprising at all - this is the place to go if you want to become a white supremacist - pathetic! :(

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Johnny: Actually, don't forget the CCIR and your other beloved Know Nothings!

Johnny Robles
Johnny Robles

Now all the racist skinheads are brown...jajajaja

Joel White
Joel White

This guy is such a jackass. Hs only shot at them because he thought they were Muslim.

Keren Happuck
Keren Happuck

OC has divercites of races. How that much racism.. Crazy supremist. He will have to get counts 4 his stuped believe. everyone ir equal.

Kathryn Knox
Kathryn Knox

Oh, yes, Mike. And the term "fag" is so much better than racist terms. Way to go.

Kevin Kim
Kevin Kim

White Power scene in Orange County? You dont say...

Amy Stevens
Amy Stevens

Why would you use a hateful homophobic slur while condemning someone's hateful racism?!

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @ageofknowledge Hey age, let Arellano have his fun with a case from 1700 miles away. It must be awful depressing to read the daily litany of crimes committed by his 'raza', mostly against other raza (though, occasionally, an Aztec God like Izcoatl Ocampo victimizes whites).

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

 @ageofknowledge

 As opposed to the multigenrational W. P. families and gangs. Or something.

 

As usual your comment illustrates your lack of understanding. Marginalize a community, and behavior in the community will be marginal. That doesn't justify it but it is reality.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @BillxT "Marginalize a community, and behavior in the community will be marginal."

 

That's exactly right -- whites, especially the white working class, have been denied a voice by their 'betters' (mostly other whites) for about 30 years now (the last time they were really allowed a voice was the anti-busing struggles of the 1970s.). Economically, politically, and socially dispossessed, with no 'legitimate' politician serving as their voice, a very very few turn to violence. It is wrong of course, but very understandable. Unfortunately, with the MSM, the 'anti-hate' industry, and the 'alternative' ("our fists to crackers") media ready to pounce on and drag out such (again wrong) incidence, this guy has actually hurt the cause of his people.

none
none

 @ageofknowledge Look at who the drug dealers service.  They sell to people of all races, and generally to people who earn more money than the drug dealers.

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