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A Former Green Party Candidate Is Headlining a Blood and Honour Holocaust-Denying Hoedown

The hippies (well, at least one) and skinheads are forming an unholy alliance.

Liz May with Alberta Greens' Holocaust-denying candidate. Photo by Monika Schaefer via Facebook

What's a good way to toast to the supremacy of the white race?

Well, if you're Blood and Honour, you do it with a little Holocaust denying mixed with some folksy violin playing from a former Green Party candidate.

Blood and Honour, quiet in Canada since about 2013, is having a bit of a renaissance as of late. The notorious white supremacist group's resurgence parallels that of the rise of other far right movements in Canada—most notably, the Soldiers of Odin. The anti-Semitic hoedown will be their fifth event of the year.

Founded in Britain in 1987, by the Paul McCartney of neo-Nazism Ian Stuart Donaldson, Blood and Honour is categorized as a right wing extremist group by the RCMP and have a violent past in Canada. However, a spokesman for the group said they are "a very different group today then we were even four years ago."

Internationally, the group is known for organizing concerts and events promoting white supremacy. In Canada, they are known for, frankly, just being really really shitty.

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The name Blood and Honour comes from a song by Donaldson's band Skrewdriver, it's also the translated slogan of the Hitler Youth slogan "Blut und Ehre."

After assaulting minorities and hosting white pride rallies for several years, Blood and Honour became practically invisible after 2013. The silence lasted until the beginning of 2016 when the group re-emerged with the launch of an official website marking a "new era in [their] organizations activism"—this is also around the time they started recruiting on Stormfront.

On their website, Blood and Honour Canada say their goal is to "raise awareness of issues concerning our nation and the people here in, as well as to unite those people with a legitimate interest in securing the future of our European cultural identity under one common banner."

Blood and Honour refused comment to VICE, citing a policy in which they do not talk to media, but they did send an April 2016 interview given to a sister Blood and Honour chapter in Serbia. In it, the Canadian group said they formed in 2010 after getting approval from the American chapter.

They say there isn't a strong white supremacy community in Canada but they are working to grow it.

In order to warn the world about #whitegenocide they're holding an event featuring special speaker and musician Monika Schaefer, a fiddle playin', Holocaust denyin', Green Party runnin' woman from southern Alberta.

According to Facebook, even Kyle McKee—Alberta's famous lil' pipe bomb making Nazi boy—will be on hand to take in the folky sounds of Schaefer.

For those of you not familiar with Schaefer, here's a quick catch-up: As previously mentioned, she's a violin teacher and former Green Party candidate who ran in 2006, 2008, and 2011, but only gained infamy when, earlier this year, a video appeared on her YouTube channel called "Sorry Mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust."

I'm sure you can tell this is going nowhere good.

In the video, the woman who looks like she would be far more comfortable selling granola at your local farmer's market than giving a pep talk at a white supremacy rally, apologizes to her mom for being wrong about the Holocaust.

In 2014, Schaefer explains, she changed her mind on the death of six million Jews and says the Holocaust "is the biggest and most pernicious and persistent lie in all of history." Some of her reasonings include "how much sense does it make to have a hospital in a death camp" and that the gas chambers were showers to save the prisoners from typhus.

"I am shocked by comments made by Ms. Schaefer and I condemn her terribly misguided and untrue statements," said Green Party leader Elizabeth May at the time. "Ms. Schaefer does not represent the values of the Green Party nor of our membership."

The video garnered Schaefer a human rights complaint, an expulsion from the Green Party, and, last but not least, an invitation from Blood and Honour.

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