The rumors percolating behind the scenes about the famed White nationalist pop duo Lamb & Lynx Gaede are true. The girls have indeed "left" White nationalism, meaning that they choose not to promote White nationalism politically or culturally any more, and instead, merely live like normal White girls. They have NOT jumped the shark and become anti-racist extremists, and they most certainly should NOT be considered race traitors.
The Blaze points to the source article entitled "Change of heart", published July 17th 2011 in The Daily. Supplemental coverage has been posted on The Right Perspective, the Missoula Independent, and the Daily Caller. The 420 Times offers an interesting perspective.
Summary: It appears the change of heart by Lamb & Lynx began as early as 2006, about the same time they became teenagers and began the normal teenage quest to establish their own separate identities. During their 2006 European tour, in addition to playing their customary music, they also did a rendition of Bob Dylan's Knocking on Heaven's Door, which drew a smattering of boos from the pro-White audience. Their mother, April Gaede, warned them that playing a song by a Jewish artist might not be well-received by the crowd.
But the big impetus for change may have taken place after the twins switched from home schooling to public schooling. April Gaede actually approved the switch; Lynx explained that her mother "...taught us to question things and that she’s glad we don’t just accept everything she says". All of the media reports underplay the effects of public schooling, but Lamb & Lynx do not. Lynx herself said “My sister and I were home-schooled. We were these country bumpkins. We spent most of our days up on the hill playing with our goats.” So obviously, the majority-White high school they attended in Kalispell, Montana taught them to look down upon themselves as "country bumpkins". This shows that even the whitest public schools in the United States relentlessly promote diversity and multiculturalism, and ruthlessly suppress any hint of White identity.
Note that this took place at a majority-White high school in a majority-White community. You can just imagine what it's like for a White student at a majority-Black or majority-Latino high school. In fact, I would actually suggest that sending a White kid to a Black majority school constitutes child abuse. One teacher at such a school, Dan Schruender, was so revolted by his school's attitudes towards White students that he became a national socialist and ran unsuccessfully for his school board.
Lamb & Lynx Gaede also began to experience some health problems, which in turn led them to begin promoting medical marijuana. Lynx was diagnosed with cancer during her freshman year of high school and doctors removed a large tumor from her shoulder. Then she developed a rare condition called CVS, cyclic vomiting syndrome. Lamb suffers from scoliosis and chronic back pain, as well as lack of appetite and intense emotional stress. Both found that marijuana helped them cope with nausea, and so both now hold medical marijuana cards issued by Montana.
Both Lamb & Lynx now profess enthusiasm for diversity. Lynx noted, “Personally, I love diversity. I’m stoked that we have so many different cultures. I think it’s amazing and it makes me proud of humanity every day that we have so many different places and people.” What's interesting is that Lynx used the word "cultures" rather than "races"; this leads me to believe that when the time comes for them to start their own families, the chances are good that they will restrict their choices to White men only.
The Bottom Line: The girls are still on good terms with their mother, although they think April is too "fixated" on race. Nonetheless, they have not completely abandoned their beliefs; they still think there's too much obsession with the Jewish Holocaust, and that official World War II history is still too biased against Germany. They do admit that Hitler had faults. What Lamb & Lynx are much more interested in now is to be "healers" and to exert the most love and positivity possible. For her part, April Gaede still believes the girls are merely going through an identity phase, noting “They’re 19. I think when they have children of their own, they’ll come to the same conclusions I have.”
What's deplorable is that some so-called "white nationalists" have already reacted emotionally and are considering the Gaede twins to be "race traitors". As a result, Lamb and Lynx have spent most of the past five years lying low and trying to live a normal life, turning aside numerous media requests. “I’ve had people call me a race traitor before,” Lynx said. “It’s definitely something they’re going to have to get over,” she added defiantly. Lamb also said "There are dangerous people in White Nationalism that don’t give a fuck, and they would do awful things to people who they think betrayed the movement. We’re stepping on eggshells.” The plain truth is that Lynx and Lamb have NOT sold out. They have NOT turned anti-racist. They have simply decided to cease racial activism and concentrate primarily upon living White.
General Public Reaction: Over 100 comments posted to The Blaze provide a snapshot of ordinary public reaction. A number of misguided people incorrectly equate national socialism with liberalism. But one person wrote "Let them tour any '-hood' in the good old USA, hang out for awhile alone at night and then let’s see how they feel afterwards? My thought: They will have had THEIR FULL of diversity!"
KGPE Channel 47 (Fresno) reporter Zara Arboleda has posted her blog reaction HERE. Most notably, she also posts a fair and balanced account of her previous interview with Lamb & Lynx's grandfather, Bill Gaede:
I never met Lamb or Lynx or did a story on them (despite their CD ending up on my desk years ago). However, I did once do stories on their grandfather, Bill Gaede. The family patriarch made headlines himself years ago when he cut down a tree on someone else's property near Avocado Lake. The big stink? Several people claimed to see an image of the Virgin Mary on the trunk. They would stand nearby and pray. Gaede said too many (predominantly Mexican-American Catholic) people were congregating in the area and he was sick of looking at them. So he chopped it down. No charges were ever filed.
My station sent a Hispanic photographer and me - the Asian - to go interview him. I'll never forget driving up to his home in Squaw Valley and seeing swastikas and other such symbols. I've interviewed everyone from criminals to celebrities... but prepping to talk to Bill Gaede scared me like crazy. When he met us outside to do the interview, though, he was very cordial, very well-spoken and very set on his belief system. No, I didn't agree with his philosophy, but I had no complaints about how the interview went.
White Nationalist Reaction: A Stormfront moderator is ruthlessly censoring any discussion. This is a mistake, because it prevents racially-conscious Whites from stepping up and expressing support for the girls, as well as rebutting negative media stereotypes about White nationalism in general and the Gaede family in particular. I fail to understand how merely discussing this story on Stormfront could possible expose the Gaede family to any additional danger; they are already known for their politics within their community. When you step into the public square, you can expect public discussion.
Does Stormfront really want the establishment media and anti-racists to "own" the story? If you don't think you can handle public scrutiny, stay under the radar. Since this post, it appears that Stormfront's objective was to circumvent trolls. VNN Forum now has a thread in which April Gaede herself addresses the issue in this post and this post and this post and this post.