Hum. The mental indigestion I got from reading Nesta Webster was bad enough (or when somebody lent me William Cooper's 'Behold A Pale Horse'... Or when I made the mistake of reading the Protocols... Or the SCUM manifesto...
I can't read anything from SCUM without cracking up. I know she meant it seriously, regardless of her later defenses, but it's literally what I would expect from a parody. Also I keep getting images of the episode of Venture Bros. that had a character quoting from it in a Scooby-Doo parody.
Other news: Got to the start of real fighting in Bleeding Kansas. I was previously under the impression that John Brown was responding to the start, rather than initiating things himself. Turns out prior to him one had mostly isolated incidences of violence against people, if a bit more against property, and only a few murders. Very revolutionary vanguard of him. Writing about it all will be challenging as well as fun.
If I'm honest, I don't get too worked up over people murdering slaveowners. But random dudes who voted for the proslavery ticket? Sure, they're evil but I don't know that they're massacre material. Then again, Brown is the same guy who went into Kansas and came out with slaves he personally freed and escorted all the way to Canada. He freed more slaves in one raid (I think eleven.) than the entire white antislavery movement had in twenty years. Right now I think he's a sane, heroic terrorist but that's going to take quite a bit of writing at. Complicated dude.