Lamb and Lynx Gaede, who once sang hits like "Aryan Man Awake" and "Hate for Hate: Lamb Near the Lane" as tween white power folk group Prussian Blue, have grown out of their hate-mongering phase. Way out: They are now, basically, artistic hippie potheads.
How did this transformation come about? Aaron Gell reports for The Daily:
[T]he Gaede twins say they have changed their views and attribute their earlier political pronouncements to youthful naivete. "My sister and I were home-schooled," Lynx pointed out. "We were these country bumpkins. We spent most of our days up on the hill playing with our goats."
[A]fter enrolling in public school and moving to Montana - a predominantly white state, albeit one with a decidedly hippie-ish vibe - Lamb and Lynx decided they simply no longer believed what they'd been taught.
Now Lynx is prone to saying things like "Personally, I love diversity," and "I have to say, marijuana saved my life." Although in the latter case, it's close to true: Lynx was diagnosed with cancer in high school, and was prescribed OxyContin to deal with the pain. After quitting the painkiller, she started smoking to deal with nausea from withdrawal—only to find that it "rekindle[d] the creative impulses [she] once channeled into [her] music." Both twins now have medical marijuana cards, and both now paint. (Lynx also restores furniture.)
Lynx still lives with her mom, who hasn't given up on her dream "to create an 'intentional' white community in their area, called Pioneer Little Europe." And as great as it is to hear that the twins aren't spouting hate anymore, it seems clear that the time they spent as Prussian Blue left them with a certain amount of psychic—and maybe physical—damage. Not to mention a shaky grasp of history:
For instance, asked whether the Holocaust happened, Lynx replied, "I think certain things happened. I think a lot of the stories got misconstrued. I mean, yeah, Hitler wasn't the best, but Stalin wasn't, Churchill wasn't. I disagree with everybody at that time."
Lamb concurred. "I just think everyone needs to frickin' get over it," she said. "That's what I think."
Still! That coming from girls who used to wear Hitler t-shirts? It's a start!