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Beware of 88

Beware of 88

By Elton Camp

My poem, vile bigotry was mocking
A comment came, against it talking
Any trace of civility it did lack
I’ll admit that I was taken aback

“I know what’s wrong with you.
You’re a lover of the filthy Jew.”
His rant continued for a full page
One filled with hate and rage

His pen name he then did state
A strange one, it was Wolf88
Another, supporting words did spew
His screen name contained 88 too

Could this mere coincidence be?
I pulled up Google so I could see
I learned about Neo-Nazi code
That from hate groups flowed

The evil meaning I then did get
The eighth letter of the alphabet
HH the insane Hitler did heil
Thus the comments full of bile

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  1. Date: 2/6/2013 2:48:00 PM
    wow, i would freak out getting a comment like that. i certainly hope that the administrators of this site did something about it. i didn't know about the number 88 being used that way - thanks for enlightening me. good poem!

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp
    Date: 2/6/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ilene, happily it didn't take place at this site, but at one of the other places I post. Both 88 and 14 are code words used by Neo-Nazis. It started in Germany where Nazi words and symbols are verboten. Then the use spread to the Internet among folks with that mentality. Elton