|Lamb and Lynx Gaede, formerly of the white supremacist rock group Prussian Blue.|
It’s only mid-afternoon, but I’m confident this is the strangest story that’s going to cross my desk all day. A pair of twins who caused a media frenzy a few years ago by presenting themselves as the cute faces of white supremacist racism have renounced their former hatred, saying that medical marijuana has helped them see the error of their ways.
Lamb and Lynx Gaede, whose band Prussian Blue was popular back in 2005 among those inclined to like such things, ascribed their unsavory past to having been “home schooled country bumpkins” heavily influenced by their domineering white supremacist mother, reports Neurobonkers.
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|The twins back when they were little 13-year-old Nazis about six years ago|
Since then the twins, who turned 19 on June 30, have moved to Montana to attend high school, where in her first year Lynx was diagnosed with both cancer (which led to removal of a tumor) and cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS). Lamb developed scoloiosis and back pain, “as well as lack of appetite and intense emotional stress.”
Both of the girls, who sort of became the white supremacist equivalent of the Olsen Twins, began using marijuana after Lynx had a bad reaction to the harsh pharmaceutical narcotics Oxycontin and morphine, which a doctor had prescribed to treat her pain.
“I have to say, marijuana saved my life,” Lynx said. “I would probably be dead if I didn’t have it.”
Lynx became one of the first five minors in Montana to get a medical marijuana card, and Lamb now has one, too. One can only wonder what will become of the girls now that Montana’s conservative Republican-controlled Legislature has all but repealed the state’s compassionate medical marijuana law, approved by 62 percent of the voters in 2004.
Apparently, the marijuana didn’t just ease the physical pain, but also quelled the psychological hatred that had been inculcated in the girls by their racist upbringing.
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|Cute? Yeah, until you listened to their lyrics.|
”I’m not a white nationalist anymore,” Lamb told The Daily in the twins’ first interview in five years, reports Aaron Gell. “My sister and I are pretty liberal now.”
“Personally, I love diversity,” Lynx said. “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. We just want to come from a place of love and light.”
“I think we’re meant do do something more — we’re healers,” Lamb said. “We just want to exert the most love and positivity we can.”
The twins now spend their time painting artworks and refurbishing furniture. They plan to enroll in college and said they hope to help legalize marijuana in all 50 states.
Lynx lives in northwest Montana with her mother, her stepfather and her half-sister, Dresden. Lamb, who works as a hotel chambermaid, lives a short drive away.
Both daughters now openly question their mother, April’s fixation with the fate of the white race, as well as her encouragement of their bizarre Nazi-inflected musical career.
“I’m glad we were in the band, but I think we should have been pushed toward something a little more mainstream and easier for us to handle than being frontmen for a belief system that we didn’t even completely understand at the time,” Lynx said. “We were little kids.”