Trick T-Shirts Make Fools of German Skinheads

'Was ist das? Ich bin ein dummkopf!'

A T-shirt only a white power Aryan could love. Until it's washed.
Allan MacDonell is TakePart’s News + Opinion editor, with a focus on social justice.

Unscrupulous anti-racist T-shirt vendors have victimized hundreds of neo-Nazis who gathered for a day of anthemic bonding at the ninth annual Rock für Deutschland concert in the eastern German town of Gera. While festival-goers grooved to the sounds of Brutal Attack, Burning Hate and Natural Born Haters, propagandists infiltrated the crowd and distributed garments emblazoned with what appeared to be Aryan-power symbology: a leering skull over the phrase Hardcore Rebellion.

The trouble began at the skinhead Laundromat.

DW-World reports:

The shirts faded upon washing to reveal a hidden message: “What happened to your shirt can happen to you. We can help you break with right-wing extremism.”

The T-shirts were the work of Exit Deutschland, a group that helps young people transition out of militant right-wing lifestyles.

Exit Deutschland may have its heart in the right place, and believe that its motives justify its means, but if the rest of Germany’s Nazi hunters are as milquetoast and weak-water with their subliminal zingers, then the skinheads have nothing to fear.

Let’s say you are Vice President of Anti-Nazi Secret Messaging. Leave a sampling of your work in comments.

Thanks to Boing Boing for the tip.

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