A nonprofit that tracks white supremist groups has been watching Sikh Temple shooting suspect Wade Michael Page since 2000.
Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law centre (SPLC) said they started tracking Page when he tried to purchase goods from the neo-Nazi group National Alliance, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Here are some of the more revealing parts:
Can you give the readers a quick background to End Apathy?
Page: End Apathy began in 2005 and the concept was based on trying to figure out what it would take to actually accomplish positive results in society and what is holding us back. A lot of what I realised at the time was that if we could figure out how to end peoples apathetic ways it would be the start towards moving forward.
As you said End Apathy was entirely your own creation. What was your inspiration for wanting to do the band?
Page: Yes, it was entirely my own idea. The inspiration was based on frustration that we have the potential to accomplish so much more as individuals and a society in whole.
What kind of topics do you write about in your lyrics?
Page: The topics vary from sociological issues, religion, and how the value of human life has been degraded by being submissive to tyranny and hypocrisy that we are subjugated to.
Are you originally from out in California? How did you wind up moving from one side of the country to the complete other?
Page: I am originally from Colorado and had always been independent, but back in 2000 I set out to get involved and wanted to basically start over. So, I sold everything I owned except for my motorcycle and what I could fit into a backpack and went on cross country trip visiting friends and attending festivals and shows.
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