“It was his most famous on-camera appearance, which kind of made him look like a jovial Santa Claus who fell out of a porta potty at an Iron Maiden concert.” – Anchorage writer John Aronno describing an Anchorage man who the Southern Poverty Law Center subscribes to neo-Nazism.
In a liberal-on-liberal attack, Aronno criticizes Alaska Public Media for not vetting the heavy metal rocker before completing an “Indie Alaska” documentary that featured him and other heavy metal enthusiasts.
Brett Manass is not the only metalhead to have an association with white supremacy. The music genre has nourished the sense of alienation of disaffected white youth since the 1970s emergence of punk aa a rejection of mainstream rock music in the United Kingdom and the U.S.
White power bands have been on the “naughty list” of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which began scrutinizing them in 2014.