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FTR #973 They Are All Bound on the Wheel, Part 2: Reflections on Charlottesville

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Eddie Snowden?

Introduction: The title of the program comes from a Robinson Jeffers poem, reproduced at the beginning of this description. It sums up Mr. Emory’s feelings about Charlottesville and much of what has transpired since the ascension of the Trump administration.

With the mainstream media, the so-called “alternative media,” the so-called “progressive sector” and the GOP beating their breasts over Donald Trump’s predictably equivocal reaction to the violence in Charlottesville (Virginia), we highlight the profound complicity with all of these elements with the very white supremacist, Nazi and Neo-Confederate movements that are at the foundation of the events in question.

Particularly grotesque is the righteous posturing of the GOP, whose members have scrambled to go “on record” decrying racism and Nazism, intoning that such things are “un-American,” or words to that effect. In fact, the GOP is joined at the hip with the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations, formed in 1943 by Adolf Hitler as the Committee of Subjugated Nations. A consortium of Eastern and Central European fascist groups, the ABN became a major player in the GOP’s ethnic outreach organization.

The marriage of the GOP and the ABN was effected under the auspices of the Crusade for Freedom, a dual-sided covert operation with the GOP/ABN nexus at the root of a domestic political operation and the combat support afforded guerrillas from the OUN/B and other Eastern European fascist fighting by the Office of Policy Coordination (which morphed into the CIA’s Directorate of plans): . . . . Frustration over Truman’s 1948 election victory over Dewey (which they blamed on the “Jewish vote”) impelled Dulles and his protégé Richard Nixon to work toward the realization of the fascist freedom fighter presence in the Republican Party’s ethnic outreach organization. As a young congressman, Nixon had been Allen Dulles’s confidant. . . .

. . . . Vice President Nixon’s secret political war of Nazis against Jews in American politics was never investigated at the time. The foreign language-speaking Croatians and other Fascist émigré groups had a ready-made network for contacting and mobilizing the Eastern European ethnic bloc. There is a very high correlation between CIA domestic subsidies to Fascist ‘freedom fighters’ during the 1950’s and the leadership of the Republican Party’s ethnic campaign groups. The motive for the under-the-table financing was clear: Nixon used Nazis to offset the Jewish vote for the Democrats. . . .

. . . . In 1952, Nixon had formed an Ethnic Division within the Republican National Committee. Displaced fascists, hoping to be returned to power by an Eisenhower-Nixon ‘liberation’ policy signed on with the committee. In 1953, when Republicans were in office, the immigration laws were changed to admit Nazis, even members of the SS. They flooded into the country. Nixon himself oversaw the new immigration program. [This is a Republican pro-immigration program–D.E.] . . .”

The key figures in the CFF became the cream of the Reagan administration. ” . . . . As a young movie actor in the early 1950s, Reagan was employed as the public spokesperson for an OPC front named the ‘Crusade for Freedom.’ Reagan may not have known it, but 99 percent for the Crusade’s funds came from clandestine accounts, which were then laundered through the Crusade to various organizations such as Radio Liberty, which employed Dulles’s Fascists. Bill Casey, who later became CIA director under Ronald Reagan, also worked in Germany after World War II on Dulles’ Nazi ‘freedom fighters’ program. When he returned to New York, Casey headed up another OPC front, the International Rescue Committee, which sponsored the immigration of these Fascists to the United States. Casey’s committee replaced the International Red Cross as the sponsor for Dulles’s recruits. . . . 

. . . . It was [George H.W.] Bush who fulfilled Nixon’s promise to make the ‘ethnic emigres’ a permanent part of Republican politics. In 1972, Nixon’s State Department spokesman confirmed to his Australian counterpart that the ethnic groups were very useful to get out the vote in several key states. Bush’s tenure as head of the Republican National Committee exactly coincided with Laszlo Pasztor’s 1972 drive to transform the Heritage Groups Council into the party’s official ethnic arm. The groups Pasztor chose as Bush’s campaign allies were the émigré Fascists whom Dulles had brought to the United States. . . . “

Eventually, the ABN/GOP milieu was projected back into Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union by the Free Congress Foundation. ” . . . . Such nationalist and fascist elements are already evident in Lithuania and the Ukraine. In the latter republic, the pro-Nazi Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) has gained influence in several parties and has mobilized large demonstrations that honor OUN leaders who abetted Hitler’s war on the Eastern Front. Similarly, several deputies Sajudis deputies served in German military units in 1944, and Sajudis has made declarations against ethnic Russians living in Lithuania. According to some reports, Poles have also been denigrated.

It should also be noted that the “radical reformer” Boris Yeltsin has dallied with Pamyat, the foremost Russian fascist group to emerge in the last several years. Pamyat’s virulent anti-Semitism compares to the crude propaganda of the early German Nazi Party in the 1920’s.

The FCF is not entirely disconnected from the history of the OUN. The Treasurer of the FCF board is Georgetown University Professor Charles Moser. Moser is also serves on the editorial advisory board of the Ukrainian Quarterly, published by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, a group dominated by the OUN. The Ukrainian Quarterly has praised military units of the German SS and otherwise justified the OUN alliance with the Third Reich which reflects the fact that the OUN was politically and militarily allied with Hitler and the Nazi occupation of the Ukraine.

The OUN, an international semi-secret cadre organization headquartered in Bavaria, has received financial assistance from the late Franz Joseph Strauss, the rightist head of the Bavarian state. Strauss also had a working relationship with Weyrich. . . .

. . . . Finally, FCF’s insinuation into the politics of the East must be judged by their selection of Laszlo Pasztor to head their Liberation Support Alliance, “which seeks to liberate peoples in Central and Eastern European Nations.”

Pasztor’s involvement in East European politics began in World War II when he joined the youth organization of the Arrow Cross, the Nazi party of Hungary.

When the Arrow Cross was installed in power by a German commando operation, Pasztor was sent to Berlin to help facilitate the liaison between the Arrow Cross and Hitler.

Pasztor was tried and served two years in jail for his Arrow Cross activities after an anticommunist government was elected in 1945. He eventually came to the U.S. and established the ethnic arm of the Republican National Committee for Richard Nixon. He brought other Nazi collaborators from the Eastern front into the GOP. Some were later found to have participated in mass murder during the war.

The dormant Arrow Cross has surfaced again in Hungary, where there have been attempts to lift the ban on the organization. Pasztor spent several months in Hungary. When Weyrich later conducted training there, he was provided a list of Pasztor’s contacts inside the country. Weyrich reports that he conducted training for the recently formed and now governing New Democratic Forum.

Pasztor claims to have assisted some of his friends in Hungary in getting NED funds through his advisory position with NED. In 1989 he spoke at the Heritage Foundation under the sponsorship of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN), a multinational umbrella organization of emigre fascists and Nazis founded in alliance with Hitler in 1943. It is led by the OUN. Pasztor spoke for the “Hungarian Organization” of ABN, which is the Arrow Cross. . . . .”

We note that the GOP “ethnics” are inextricably linked with the Gehlen spy outfit–itself an extension of the Third Reich’s national security establishment–and the Bormann flight capital network, an underground perpetuation of the Third Reich.

Eventually, the OUN/ABN milieu was projected into power in Ukraine courtesy of the so-called “Orange Revolution.”

We note that the same hypocrites–GOP, mainstream media, “alternative” media and the so-called “progressive” sector–who stridently postured against racism/fascism after Charlottesville have remained dutifully silent about the re-instatement of the OUN/B in Ukraine, as well as that regime’s resonance with the Aryan Nations milieu in the U.S.

The hypocrisy of the GOP in their mealy-mouthed condemnations of racism and Trump’s reaction to it exceed even the marrow-deep hypocrisy of the mainstream media and the so-called “progessive sector,” which have spent years lionizing the very “Alt-right” forces that manifested in Charlotesville. Those very “Alt-right” forces we saw in Charlottesville–including the Neo-Confederate movment–are embodied in Eddie Snowden, WikiLeaks, Greenwald and Pierre Omidyar, as discussed in–among other programs–FTR #’s 755, 756, 888, 889, 917.

Concluding the program, we reviewed information about Bernie Sanders and his right-wing connections, noting that:

  1. The ideological petri dish in which Sanders was cultured was the Socialist Workers Party, a Trotskyite political party that was so infiltrated by Nazis and spooks establishing a “left cover” that it was little more than a fascist intelligence front.
  2. Trotskyite politics was seen by Hitler as a useful paradigm for underground infiltration of a targeted political milieu.
  3. Sanders’ campaign was financed by Karl Rove.
  4. Sanders proposed to have all Democratic Presidential primaries “open,” meaning Republicans could vote in the primary, permitting the GOP to select the Democratic Presidential candidate. It is a safe bet that this was a major reason for Rove’s financial backing of Sanders.
  5. Tulsi Gabbard is joined at the hip with Sanders. Gabbard is a left-cover Hindutva fascist, as discussed in FTR #’s 941, 942, 945.
  6. Jeremy Christian (Portland, Oregon) and James Hodgkinson (allegedly shot Steve Scalise) were both Sandernistas. Are fascists infiltrating the Sanders movement, to give themselves a “left cover” for the perpetration of violence, much as they had the SWP?

In future programs, we will examine the duality of “Communism” and “anti-Communism” as ideological polarities employed by the Underground Reich to enslave America.

1. The program begins with the reading of a poem by Robinson Jeffers, that sums up Mr. Emory’s feelings on this country, its citizens and its institutions.

“Be Angry at the Sun” by Robinson Jeffers

That public men publish falsehoods
Is nothing new. That America must accept
Like the historical republics corruption and empire
Has been known for years.

Be angry at the sun for setting
If these things anger you. Watch the wheel slope and turn,
They are all bound on the wheel, these people, those warriors.
This republic, Europe, Asia.

Observe them gesticulating,
Observe them going down. The gang serves lies, the passionate
Man plays his part; the cold passion for truth
Hunts in no pack.

You are not Catullus, you know,
To lampoon these crude sketches of Caesar. You are far
From Dante’s feet, but even farther from his dirty
Political hatreds.

Let boys want pleasure, and men
Struggle for power, and women perhaps for fame,
And the servile to serve a Leader and the dupes to be duped.
Yours is not theirs.

2a. In FTR #971, we highlighted the links between General Edwin Walker’s associate Gerhard Frey, General Charles Willoughby and the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations and Jaroslav Stetzko, the wartime head of the Nazi collaborationist government in Ukraine. The ABN and OUN are inextricably linked with the GOP. 

We review analysis of the Crusade For Freedom–the covert operation that brought Third Reich alumni into the country and also supported their guerilla warfare in Eastern Europe, conducted up until the early 1950’s. Conceived by Allen Dulles, overseen by Richard Nixon, publicly represented by Ronald Reagan and realized in considerable measure by William Casey, the CFF ultimately evolved into a Nazi wing of the GOP.

The Secret War Against the Jews; by John Loftus and Mark Aarons; Copyright 1994 by Mark Aarons; St. Martin’s Press; [HC] ISBN 0-312-11057-X; pp. 122-123.

. . . . Frustration over Truman’s 1948 election victory over Dewey (which they blamed on the “Jewish vote”) impelled Dulles and his protégé Richard Nixon to work toward the realization of the fascist freedom fighter presence in the Republican Party’s ethnic outreach organization. As a young congressman, Nixon had been Allen Dulles’s confidant. They both blamed Governor Dewey’s razor-thin loss to Truman in the 1948 presidential election on the Jewish vote. When he became Eisenhower’s vice president in 1952, Nixon was determined to build his own ethnic base. . . .

. . . . Vice President Nixon’s secret political war of Nazis against Jews in American politics was never investigated at the time. The foreign language-speaking Croatians and other Fascist émigré groups had a ready-made network for contacting and mobilizing the Eastern European ethnic bloc. There is a very high correlation between CIA domestic subsidies to Fascist ‘freedom fighters’ during the 1950’s and the leadership of the Republican Party’s ethnic campaign groups. The motive for the under-the-table financing was clear: Nixon used Nazis to offset the Jewish vote for the Democrats. . . .

. . . . In 1952, Nixon had formed an Ethnic Division within the Republican National Committee. Displaced fascists, hoping to be returned to power by an Eisenhower-Nixon ‘liberation’ policy signed on with the committee. In 1953, when Republicans were in office, the immigration laws were changed to admit Nazis, even members of the SS. They flooded into the country. Nixon himself oversaw the new immigration program. As Vice President, he even received Eastern European Fascists in the White House. . .

2b. More about the composition of the cast of the CFF: Note that the ascension of the Reagan administration was essentially the ascension of the Nazified GOP, embodied in the CFF milieu. Reagan (spokesman for CFF) was President; George H.W. Bush (for whom CIA headquarters is named) was the Vice President; William Casey (who handled the State Department machinations to bring these people into the United States) was Reagan’s campaign manager and later his CIA director.

The Secret War Against the Jews; by John Loftus and Mark Aarons; Copyright 1994 by Mark Aarons; St. Martin’s Press; [HC] ISBN 0-312-11057-X; p. 605.

. . . . As a young movie actor in the early 1950s, Reagan was employed as the public spokesperson for an OPC front named the ‘Crusade for Freedom.’ Reagan may not have known it, but 99 percent for the Crusade’s funds came from clandestine accounts, which were then laundered through the Crusade to various organizations such as Radio Liberty, which employed Dulles’s Fascists. Bill Casey, who later became CIA director under Ronald Reagan, also worked in Germany after World War II on Dulles’ Nazi ‘freedom fighters’ program. When he returned to New York, Casey headed up another OPC front, the International Rescue Committee, which sponsored the immigration of these Fascists to the United States. Casey’s committee replaced the International Red Cross as the sponsor for Dulles’s recruits. Confidential interviews, former members, OPC; former members, British foreign and Commonwealth Office. . . .

2c. While serving as chairman of the Republican National Committee, the elder George Bush shepherded the Nazi émigré community into position as a permanent branch of the Republican Party.
. . . . . It was Bush who fulfilled Nixon’s promise to make the ‘ethnic emigres’ a permanent part of Republican politics. In 1972, Nixon’s State Department spokesman confirmed to his Australian counterpart that the ethnic groups were very useful to get out the vote in several key states. Bush’s tenure as head of the Republican National Committee exactly coincided with Laszlo Pasztor’s 1972 drive to transform the Heritage Groups Council into the party’s official ethnic arm. The groups Pasztor chose as Bush’s campaign allies were the émigré Fascists whom Dulles had brought to the United States. . . . 

2d. To properly understand the nature of the ABN/GOP nexus, it is important to understand that that structure is inextricably linked with the Gehlen organization, a direct extension of the Third Reich’s national security establishment:

“The Secret Treaty of Forty Hunt” by Carl Oglesby; Covert Action Quarterly; Fall 1990.

. . . . Indeed, a partly declassified CIA document recapitulated this story in the early 1970s, noting at this time:

Gehlen met with Admiral Karl Doenitz, who had been appointed by Hitler as his successor during the last days of the Third Reich. Gehlen and the Admiral were now in a U.S. Army VIP prison camp in Wiesbaden; Gehlen sought and received approval from Doenitz too!44

In other words, the German chain of command was still in effect, and it approved of what Gehlen was doing with the Americans. . . . As Gehlen was about to leave for the United States, he left a message for Baun with another of his top aides, Gerhard Wessel: “I am to tell you from Gehlen that he has discussed with [Hitler’s successor Admiral Karl] Doenitz and [Gehlen’s superior and chief of staff General Franz] Halder the question of continuing his work with the Americans. Both were in agreement.” Hohne and Zolling, op. cit., n. 14, p. 61. . . .

. . . . The unconditional surrender the Germans made to the Allied command at the little red schoolhouse in Reims was the surrender only of the German armed services. It was not the surrender of the hard SS core of the Nazi Party. The SS did not surrender, unconditionally or otherwise, and thus Nazism itself did not surrender. The SS chose rather, to seek other means of continuing the war while the right wing of the United States military establishment, through fears and secret passions and a naivete of its own, chose to facilitate that choice. The history that we have lived through since then stands witness to the consequences. . . .

2e. It should be remembered that the Gehlen org, in turn, was commanded at a fundamental level by the Bormann network and the Underground Reich. A measure of how deeply entrenched the Bormann network and the Underground Reich became can be seen through an examination of Bormann’s FBI file and information about the Reichsleiter-in-exile’s banking activities.

Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile; Paul Manning; Copyright 1981 [HC]; Lyle Stuart Inc.; ISBN 0-8184-0309-8; p. 205.

 . . . . The file revealed that he had been banking under his own name from his office in Germany in Deutsche Bank of Buenos Aires since 1941; that he held one joint account with the Argentinian dictator Juan Peron, and on August 4, 5 and 14, 1967, had written checks on demand accounts in first National City Bank (Overseas Division) of New York, The Chase Manhattan Bank, and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., all cleared through Deutsche Bank of Buenos Aires. . . .

2f. Another measure–the measure of the utter failure of our political scientific and journalistic cultures to come to terms with the reality of the 20th century can be seen from Paul Manning’s “near miss” at getting the Bormann story filmed by CBS News.

Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile; Paul Manning; Copyright 1981 [HC]; Lyle Stuart Inc.; ISBN 0-8184-0309-8; pp. 272-273.

. . . . Back came the word: ‘You are a free world journalist, and can write as you think best. We, too, are interested only in truth.’ They agreed to my request to bring along a three-man camera crew from CBS News to film my conversations with Martin Bormann, and even approved my wish for at least a personal thumbprint of the former Reichsleiter and party minister, which would be positive proof of his identity. At the organization’s request, I sent the background, names, photos and credentials of the particular CBS cameramen: Lawrence Walter Pierce, Richard Henry Perez, and Oden Lester Kitzmiller, an award-winning camera crew (which got the exclusive film coverage of the attempted assassination of Governor George Wallace when he was running for president). . . .

. . . .I am sorry to say that the younger leaders, the ones now in virtual command, voted ‘No.’ They did agree, however that 232 historical documents from World War II, which Bormann had had shipped out of Berlin in the waning days of the war, and which are stored in his archives in South America, could be sent to me anonymously, to be published. They said their lengthy investigation of me had produced confidence that I was an objective journalist, as well as a brave one, for their probing stretched back to World War II days, and up to the present. . . .

. . . . Heinrich Mueller, now seventy-nine years old, who also serves as keeper of these archives as well as chief of all security for the NSDAP, rejected this decision: when the courier reached the Buenos Aires international airport bearing these documents for me he was relieved of them by the Argentine secret police acting under an initiative from Mueller. . . .

2h. Dominating the Reagan administration, the ABN milieu was projected back into Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union by the Free Congress Foundation, heavily overlapped with Laszlo Pasztor and the GOP Nazis dating from the Crusade For Freedom.

Heavily overlapping the Free Congress Foundation of Paul Weyrich, the GOP “ethnics” and the OUN/B, in particular, played a leading role in the political tutoring of Boris Yeltsin’s IRG organization. Ultimately, Yeltsin’s forces were instrumental in breaking up the U.S.S.R.

We note that the head of the liberation sub-group of the Free Congress Foundation was Hungarian Arrow Cross veteran Laszlo Pasztor, the head of the GOP “ethnics.” (This audio excerpt is from AFA #36. The text is from “The Free Congress Foundation Goes East” by Russ Bellant and Louis Wolf, from Covert Action Information Bulletin Issue #35.

“The Free Congress Foundation Goes East” by Russ Bellant and Louis Wolf; Covert Action Information Bulletin #35; Fall/1990.

With the rapid pace of political change sweeping Eastern Europe and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, many opportunities have emerged for western interests to intervene in the politics of  that region. In some cases, such a vacuum has been created that virtual strangers to the area several years ago are now able to actively participate in changing those societies from within.

These interventions are not only being practiced by mainstream organizations. The involvement of the United States Far Right brings with it the potential revival of fascist organizations in the East. One U.S. group, the Free Congress Foundation, has been plahying a role in Eastern European and Soviet politics and has ties to Boris Yeltsin and the Inter-Regional Deputies Group (IRG) in the U.S.S.R.

The Free Congress Foundation (FCF) was founded in 1974 by Paul Weyrich as the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress. Weyrich, who had started the Heritage Foundation the year before, was heavily funded by the Coors family for both organizations.

Weyrich has kept one foot in the right wing of the Republican Party while dallying with the racist Right and the extreme Christian Right. In 1976, for instance, he and a handful of other New Rights (William Rusher, Morton Blackwell, Richard Viguerie) attempted to take over the segregationist  American Independent Party (AIP), formed by George Wallace in 1968. The AIP was an amalgam of Ku Klux Klan and John Birch Society elements. . . .

. . . . The IRG was established by Andrei Sakharov, Boris Yeltsin and others in the summer of 1989. By the end of that year, a training school had been established for candidates to put forward the IRG program. Their electoral success this year propelled Yeltsin to the leadership of the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic. He immediately began forging collaborative relationships with the deeply reactionary leaders of the Lithuanian Sajudis party. The IRG has also served as a source of right-wing pressure on Gorbachev to dismantle socialism and the Soviet Union itself.

One of the key dangers in this agenda is the political vacuum it creates, allowing ultra-nationalist forces in a number of republics to take power. Such nationalist and fascist elements are already evident in Lithuania and the Ukraine. In the latter republic, the pro-Nazi Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) has gained influence in several parties and has mobilized large demonstrations that honor OUN leaders who abetted Hitler’s war on the Eastern Front. Similarly, several deputies Sajudis deputies served in German military units in 1944, and Sajudis has made declarations against ethnic Russians living in Lithuania. According to some reports, Poles have also been denigrated.

It should also be noted that the “radical reformer” Boris Yeltsin has dallied with Pamyat, the foremost Russian fascist group to emerge in the last several years. Pamyat’s virulent anti-Semitism compares to the crude propaganda of the early German Nazi Party in the 1920’s.

The FCF is not entirely disconnected from the history of the OUN. The Treasurer of the FCF board is Georgetown University Professor Charles Moser. Moser is also serves on the editorial advisory board of the Ukrainian Quarterly, published by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, a group dominated by the OUN. The Ukrainian Quarterly has praised military units of the German SS and otherwise justified the OUN alliance with the Third Reich which reflects the fact that the OUN was politically and militarily allied with Hitler and the Nazi occupation of the Ukraine.

The OUN, an international semi-secret cadre organization headquartered in Bavaria, has received financial assistance from the late Franz Joseph Strauss, the rightist head of the Bavarian state. Strauss also had a working relationship with Weyrich. . . .

. . . . Finally, FCF’s insinuation into the politics of the East must be judged by their selection of Laszlo Pasztor to head their Liberation Support Alliance, “which seeks to liberate peoples in Central and Eastern European Nations.”

Pasztor’s involvement in East European politics began in World War II when he joined the youth organization of the Arrow Cross, the Nazi party of Hungary.

When the Arrow Cross was installed in power by a German commando operation, Pasztor was sent to Berlin to help facilitate the liaison between the Arrow Cross and Hitler.

Pasztor was tried and served two years in jail for his Arrow Cross activities after an anticommunist government was elected in 1945. He eventually came to the U.S. and established the ethnic arm of the Republican National Committee for Richard Nixon. He brought other Nazi collaborators from the Eastern front into the GOP. Some were later found to have participated in mass murder during the war.

The dormant Arrow Cross has surfaced again in Hungary, where there have been attempts to lift the ban on the organization. Pasztor spent several months in Hungary. When Weyrich later conducted training there, he was provided a list of Pasztor’s contacts inside the country. Weyrich reports that he conducted training for the recently formed and now governing New Democratic Forum.

Pasztor claims to have assisted some of his friends in Hungary in getting NED funds through his advisory position with NED. In 1989 he spoke at the Heritage Foundation under the sponsorship of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations (ABN), a multinational umbrella organization of emigre fascists and Nazis founded in alliance with Hitler in 1943. It is led by the OUN. Pasztor spoke for the “Hungarian Organization” of ABN, which is the Arrow Cross. . . . .

2e. The milieu of the OUN/B was finally, further projected back into Ukraine under the so-called “Orange Revolution”–the direct predecessor of the Maidan coup.

This is discussed in detail in FTR #781.

We note that the same hypocrites–GOP, mainstream media, “alternative” media and the so-called “progressive” sector–who stridently postured against racism/fascism after Charlottesville have remained dutifully silent about the re-instatement of the OUN/B in Ukraine, as well as that regime’s resonance with the Aryan Nations milieu in the U.S.

3. Prior to Charlottesville, two lone-wolf white supremacists perpetrated acts of violence. In Portland, Oregon, a fellow named Jeremy Christian fatally stabbed two people who attempted to prevent him from harassing a Muslim woman. Christian was a former Bernie Sanders supporter. Was he vacillating between ideological poles? Was he actually an infiltrator using Bernie Sanders’ campaign rather like the Socialist Workers’ Party was used to give a “Red cover” to spooks and Nazis? Will we be seeing more ostensible Sandernistas performing acts of violence after having been coated with “Red Paint?”

“Who Is Jeremy Christian? Facebook Shows a Man with Nebulous Political Affiliations Who Hated Hillary Clinton and Circumcision” by Lizzy Acker; Oregonlive.com [blog of the Portland Oregonion]; 6/2/2017.

. . . . Burley believes that Christian’s journey as played out on Facebook — from Bernie Sanders and Standing Rock to Donald Trump and white nationalism and ultimately violence — is not uncommon. . . .

4. Triggering a rhetorical firestorm about anti-GOP violence from “the left,” James Hodgkinson, a former Bernie bot, shot and seriously wounded Steve Scalise.

“Suspect in Scalise Shooting Was Bernie Sanders Supporter, Strongly Anti-Trump” by Joseph Pagliery; CNN; 6/15/2017.

. . . James T. Hodgkinson, the man identified as shooting a Republican member of congress and four others on Wednesday morning, was a small business owner in Illinois who defined himself publicly by his firm support of Bernie Sanders’ progressive politics — and his hatred of conservatives and President Donald Trump. . . .

5. Sanders was a Presidential elector for the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party in 1980. In addition to being an indication of Sanders being politically and intellectually immature, we wonder if sinister elements may have focused on him, tabbing him for eventual manipulation. (We do not feel that Sanders himself is willfully sinister–we feel he is immature, unintelligent and vulnerable to manipulation.)

“Bernie Sanders’ Radical Past” by Michelle Goldberg; Slate; 2/24/2016.

. . . . There’s more. In 1980, Sanders served as an elector for the Socialist Workers Party, which was founded on the principles of Leon Trotsky. According to the New York Times, that party called for abolishing the military budget. It also called for “solidarity” with the revolutionary regimes in Iran, Nicaragua, Grenada, and Cuba; this was in the middle of the Iranian hostage crisis. . . .

10a. Many key Nazis saw the Trotskyite political paradigm as a template for their own operations. We wonder if Sanders is being manipulated by elements looking to undermine the Democratic Party.

The Nazis Go Underground by Curt Riess; Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc. [HC]; Copyright 1944 by Curt Riess; p. 11.

. . . . Strangely enough, among the underground movements for which the Nazis, or at least a few of them, have always had a particular interest was the Communist underground of the early twentieth century and the Trotsky underground in the late nineteen twenties and early thirties. On one occasion, during the late twenties, Hitler himself asked a few of his lieutenants what they thought of Leon Trotsky. Since Trotsky was a Communist and a Jew on top of that, these lieutenants pretended to feel disgust and horror at the mere mention of his name. The Führer, however, did not agree with them. “You should read his books, “ he barked. “We can learn a lot from him. “

At least one of the Nazis besides Hitler did read Trotsky’s books and became very familiar with his ideas and methods of organization. That man, of course, was Himmler. He also knew many things about Trotsky’s methods, because Rudolf Hess and several other men of the Hess organization were at different times in close touch with the Russian Communist leader. The development of the Trotsky movement may have given Himmler more than one idea for the underground movement he is now working out. Trotsky was deprived of any direct power after his exclusion from the Russian Government. But even then he still retained considerable indirect power, because he did not lose contact with his adherents, many of whom kept their key positions within the apparatus of the state. If, as frequently happened, one of these men was found out to be a conspirator against the Soviet Russian Government, all he had to do was to say that he had been wrong, to repent, and in most cases he would be reinstalled and could continue exercising his subversive influence. It was thus that Trotsky, or, rather, Trotsky’s movement, continued to hold a great number of positions party, within the army, within the secret police, and, above all, within the diplomatic service. It was at least theoretically possible that the day would come when all these men would take over their departments in which they were working. And thus, indeed, an underground movement could have taken over the whole government and the running of the country without any great difficulty. . . .

10b. Worth contemplating in the context of Sanders’ background in the Socialist Workers Party is the historical fact that the SWP was a favorite vehicle of choice for fascists and spooks (some wearing both hats) to give themselves a “left cover” for their actions. Hodgkinson and Christian may augur a growing number of Sandernistas using St. Bernard’s political apparatus as a “left cover” for their activities.

General Walker and the Murder of President Kennedy by Jeffrey H. Caufield, M.D.; Moreland Press [HC]; Copyright 2015 Jeffrey H. Caufield; ISBN-13: 978-0-9915637-0-8; p. 78.

. . . . One of his [Daniel Burros’] favorite books was Under Cover, which exposed many well-known right wingers as Nazis, like Banister’s friend Edward Hunter, who was an admitted Nazi before WWII. It also exposed a Kent Courtney and Edwin Walker associate, Harold Lord Varney–the publisher of The American Mercury–as a Nazi.

After the Kennedy assasination, Burros wore a button he designed that read, “Lee Harvey Oswald Fan Club.” He became interested in the Ku Klux Klan at a Klan rally in Bear, Delaware. Roy Frankhouser introduced Burros to the Imperial Wizard (National leader) of the United Klans of America, Robert Shelton, who cherished Klan members from the north. Frankhouser was the Grand Dragon of the State of Pennsylvania. Shelton swore in Burros as Kleagle (organizer) and, later, as provisional Grand Dragon of the State of New York. Frankhouser, whose first ties to the Klan were in 1958, reportedly assaulted a police captain during a segregationist rally in October of 1961 in Atlanta. Attorneys and prominent leaders in the Klan and NSRP, J.B. Stoner and James Venable respectively, defended Frankhouser. Interestingly, Venable intimated–not long before he died in the 1990’s–that Lee Harvey Oswald had visited his Stone Mountain, Georgia, home in 1963. It is also worth noting that Stoner served as the attorney for the convicted assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. James Earl Ray.

. . . . Burros retreated to Frankhouser’s home in Reading, Pennsylvania, where upon reading the article exposing his Jewish background–shot himself in the head. After Burros’ death, Frankhouser told The New York Times that Burros had offered the FBI Photostats that connected Lee Harvey Oswald to the Socialist Workers Party. In a May 18, 1967, FBI memo, an informant told the FBI that Frankhouser had, in a secure place, letters concerning the assassination of President Kennedy from a person known as “Payne.” The letters were apparently were intended to be given by the informant to Garrison during his investigation, but they never materialized. The information was, however, passed along from the FBI to the Secret Service. “Payne” was determined to be a reference to Michael Paine, whose wife shared their home with the Oswalds before the assassination. Frankhouser, in a 1975 interview, claimed that Ruth and Michael Paine had infiltrated the Socialist Workers Party when he had infiltrated the party in 1960, and that he had met Oswald when the Paines took him to New York for an international science meeting. . . .

11. Looking ahead to future discussion of both “Communism” and “anti-Communism” as polarities manipulated by the Underground Reich to enslave America, we review anti-Communism as a vehicle for subversion of the U.S. formalized by Nazi intelligence in 1944.

We present a document drawn up by the head of German military intelligence (the Abwehr) in 1944. Abwehr chief Admiral Wilhelm Canaris notes that undercover propaganda assets in the United States should be utilized to generate anti-Roosevelt sentiment and help his electoral defeat in the 1944 elections. The Third Reich viewed the defeat of Roosevelt as consummately important.

We  wonder if von Hayek–ostensibly one of the “anti-Nazis” cryptically referred to at the end of the document below, was one of the Third Reich’s undercover propaganda and psychological warfare assets among the Allies. The Road to Serfdom was heavily publicized by The Readers Digest in the Unied States.

We are also of the considered professional opinion that the Ludwig von Mises Institute is an important element of the Underground Reich.

 Germany Plots with the Kremlin by T.H. Tetens; Henry Schuman & Sons [HC]; Copyright 1953 by Henry Schuman, Inc.; pp. 233-235.

 “Directive of the German High Command on Political Warfare in the U.S.A.”

The following directive was issued by the Chief of the Intelligence Division of the German High Command, Admiral Walter Wilhelm Canaris, in 1944. The document lays bare the basic German strategy of scaring the U.S.A. with Bolshevism . . . .

 SECRET STATE MATTER

OKW–Abwehr

March 15, 1944

At a meeting of the representatives of the Foreign Office, the Security Division, (“SD”) and the Department of Defense (“Abwehr”), the following resolutions were adopted for unified action by all our agents in foreign countries:

Utilize to the fullest extent all available possibilities in neutral and enemy countries, in order to support our military efforts with political and propaganda campaigns.

  1. Our goal is to crush the enemy’s plan whose object is to destroy forever the German Reich militarily, economically, and culturally.

The new regulations put into effect by the political leaders for the dissolution and disintegration of the enemy bloc should be carried out more intensely. We must do our utmost to create a state of confusion and distrust among our enemies. Such a state of disunity would enable us to sue for a quick separate peace with either side. While it is true that the efforts made in that direction have failed so far due to the implacable hate policy of Roosevelt and Churchill, it does not mean that some day, under different conditions, the unnatural front of our enemies could not be broken. Roosevelt’s electoral defeat this year could have immeasurable political consequences. . . .

. . . . Right now, the chances for a separate peace with the West are a little better, especially if we succeed, through our propaganda campaign and our “confidential” channels, to convince the enemy that Roosevelt’s policy of “unconditional surrender” drives the German people towards Communism.

There is great fear in the U.S.A. of Bolshevism. The opposition against Roosevelt’s alliance with Stalin grows constantly. Our chances for success are good, if we succeed to stir up influential circles against Roosevelt’s policy. This can be done through clever pieces of information, or by references to unsuspicious neutral ecclesiastical contact men.

We have at our command in the United States efficient contacts, which have been carefully kept up even during the war. The campaign of hatred stirred up by Roosevelt and the Jews against everything German has temporarily silenced the pro-German bloc in the U.S.A. However, there is every hope that this situation will be completely changed within a few months. If the Republicans succeed in defeating Roosevelt in the coming presidential election, it would greatly influence the American conduct of war towards us.

The KO-leaders abroad and their staffs have innumerable opportunities of constantly referring to Roosevelt’s hate policy. They must use in this campaign all the existing contacts and they should try to open up new channels. We must point to the danger that Germany may be forced to cooperate with Russia. The greatest caution has to be observed in all talks and negotiations by those who, as “anti-Nazis,” maintain contact with the enemy. When fulfilling missions, they have to comply strictly with instructions. [That would include the “anti-Nazi” von Hayek–D.E.]

(Sgd.) Canaris

 

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  1. Faith Goldy – the ‘Alt Right’ neo-Nazi candidate for mayor of Toronto – sure is popular with politicians. Recall how the premier of Ontario Province, Doug Ford – brother of the late Rob Ford – recently caught flak for his embrace of Goldy, although his party was largely silent. This time it’s Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King embracing her. And King actually endorsed Goldy for mayor, calling “Pro Western Civilization and a fighter for our values”:

    Talking Points Memo

    Rep. Steve King Does It Again, Endorses White Nationalist For Toronto Mayor

    By Matt Shuham
    October 17, 2018 11:14 am

    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) in recent months has retweeted a popular white nationalist YouTuber and a British neo-Naziwith no apology and facing no consequence from his party or Congress.

    He did it again Tuesday night, endorsing Faith Goldy, a white nationalist candidate for mayor of Toronto.

    Faith Goldy, an excellent candidate for Toronto mayor, pro Rule of Law, pro Make Canada Safe Again, pro balanced budget, &…BEST of all, Pro Western Civilization and a fighter for our values. @FaithGoldy will not be silenced. https://t.co/uqkeaUjm7i

    — Steve King (@SteveKingIA) October 17, 2018

    In December last year, Goldy recited the white nationalist slogan known as the “14 words during an interview. “Are you trying to get me to say the 14 words?” she asked. “Do you want me to do it?”

    “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children,” she said.

    Around the same time, she joined the white nationalist King later retweeted, Lana Lokteff, and YouTuber Lauren Rose in a taped discussion. Right Wing Watch described the livestream as “full-throated endorsements of ethno-nationalism.”

    Goldy called entho-nationalism — as opposed to “civic nationalism” — “the greatest propeller of human history when determining the maker or breaker of empire of civilization,” and asserted: “It is a natural tribal instinct for human communities to go with their own. So the question is, are we going to continue to work against nature and try to rise above it even though we’re 40, 50, 60 years into this experiment?”

    In April, Goldy promoted a book written by the Romanian fascist Corneliu Codreanu that calls for eliminating “the Jewish menace,” as reported by PressProgress.

    Goldy used to work for Rebel Media, considered by some a Canadian version of Breitbart News, until she was fired after attending the United The Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and then giving an interview about it to a podcast affiliated with The Daily Stormer, the neo-Nazi website.

    Goldy rejects the white nationalist label, but has reported on non-existent “white genocide.”

    She’s been endorsed by other Americans, as well: The anti-Muslim provocateur Laura Loomer endorsed her campaign. And the President’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, posed for pictures with her late last month. She’s been interviewed by the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

    ———-

    “Rep. Steve King Does It Again, Endorses White Nationalist For Toronto Mayor” by Matt Shuham; Talking Points Memo; 10/17/2018

    “Rep. Steve King (R-IA) in recent months has retweeted a popular white nationalist YouTuber and a British neo-Naziwith no apology and facing no consequence from his party or Congress.”

    It’s almost like clockwork: if you wait long enough, Steve King will say something horrible or endorse someone horrible. Often both. It’s like he has a racism quota he’s trying to maintain. And he once against met that racism quota with his tweet endorsing Goldy for mayor of Toronto, describing her as a “Pro Western Civilization and a fighter for our values”:


    He did it again Tuesday night, endorsing Faith Goldy, a white nationalist candidate for mayor of Toronto.

    Faith Goldy, an excellent candidate for Toronto mayor, pro Rule of Law, pro Make Canada Safe Again, pro balanced budget, &…BEST of all, Pro Western Civilization and a fighter for our values. @FaithGoldy will not be silenced. https://t.co/uqkeaUjm7i

    — Steve King (@SteveKingIA) October 17, 2018

    Goldy, of course, is a blatant white nationalist, even if she hides from that kind label:


    In December last year, Goldy recited the white nationalist slogan known as the “14 words during an interview. “Are you trying to get me to say the 14 words?” she asked. “Do you want me to do it?”

    “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children,” she said.

    Around the same time, she joined the white nationalist King later retweeted, Lana Lokteff, and YouTuber Lauren Rose in a taped discussion. Right Wing Watch described the livestream as “full-throated endorsements of ethno-nationalism.”

    Goldy called entho-nationalism — as opposed to “civic nationalism” — “the greatest propeller of human history when determining the maker or breaker of empire of civilization,” and asserted: “It is a natural tribal instinct for human communities to go with their own. So the question is, are we going to continue to work against nature and try to rise above it even though we’re 40, 50, 60 years into this experiment?”

    In April, Goldy promoted a book written by the Romanian fascist Corneliu Codreanu that calls for eliminating “the Jewish menace,” as reported by PressProgress.

    Goldy used to work for Rebel Media, considered by some a Canadian version of Breitbart News, until she was fired after attending the United The Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and then giving an interview about it to a podcast affiliated with The Daily Stormer, the neo-Nazi website.

    Goldy rejects the white nationalist label, but has reported on non-existent “white genocide.”

    So King, who is arguably the most openly racist member of Congress, just made it harder to argue that he’s not the most openly racist member of Congress. Which is sort of his specialty:

    The Huffington Post

    Steve King Is A White Supremacist, And The GOP Doesn’t Care
    Among other white supremacist views, the congressman refused to apologize for promoting a neo-Nazi on Twitter. Republicans continue to look the other way.

    By Christopher Mathias
    07/19/2018 08:53 am ET Updated Jul 19, 2018

    On June 12, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) tweeted: “Europe is waking up… Will America… in time?” and linked to an anti-immigrant tweet by a well-known British neo-Nazi named Mark Collett.

    A month later, the tweet is still there.

    King told CNN that he had no plans to delete the tweet. Just because Collett might be a neo-Nazi, King argued, doesn’t mean his tweet about immigration is wrong. “I mean, it’s the message, not the messenger,” King said.

    It’s not surprising that the eight-term congressman from Iowa retweeted a neo-Nazi. King has a long history of making terrible, bigoted comments. (He’s the one who said Dreamers ? young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children ? have calves the size of cantaloupes “because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”)

    What is surprising, and concerning, is that a sitting U.S. congressman can unapologetically promote a neo-Nazi’s propaganda on Twitter without real political consequence. Over the past month, none of King’s fellow Republicans have pushed to censure him or expel him from Congress. None have called for him to resign. Mostly, they have stayed quiet.

    Republicans have rebuked King in the past, sometimes forcefully. But they’ve also never really punished him, and have been inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. (“I’d like to think he misspoke,” House Speaker Paul Ryan once said after King tweeted: “we can’t restore our civilization with other people’s babies.” King later clarified that he had not misspoken, and had “meant exactly” what he said.)

    King is still chair of the House subcommittee on the constitution and civil justice. He still sits in the subcommittee on immigration and border security. He’s still co-chair of Republican Kim Reynolds’ gubernatorial campaign in Iowa. Over the past month, he’s received thousands of dollars in campaign donations, including from Koch Industries PAC. And come time for the 2020 presidential election, Republican candidates will likely come begging for his endorsement, just as they did in the last election.

    Although the National Republican Congressional Committee, the Republican National Committee and Republican politicians have taken time to denounce or un-endorse the frightening number of neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers and other assorted white supremacists running for office as Republicans this year, they’ve remained silent about King, helping to normalize his ideas and deem them acceptable.

    When a HuffPost reporter on Capitol Hill Tuesday asked King about his retweet of a neo-Nazi, the congressman said all of his tweets are “true and objective.” On Wednesday, when the same reporter asked King if he is a white supremacist or a white nationalist, the congressman didn’t deny the allegation.

    “I don’t answer those questions,” he said. “I say to people that use those kind of allegations: Use those words a million times, because you’re reducing the value of them every time, and many of the people that use those words and make those allegations and ask those questions can’t even define the words they’re using.”

    So we have defined the words, and all the evidence is there: King is a white supremacist.

    All The King’s (White) Men

    White nationalism is aimed at preserving or maintaining a white majority in the U.S., said Jessie Daniels, a sociology professor at the City University of New York, HuffPost columnist and author of the books White Lies and Cyber Racism.

    Daniels said King “definitely” qualifies as a white nationalist. “He’s been upfront about the fact that those are his views,” she said.

    King is obsessed, for example, with demographics — and the perceived threat Muslim and Latino immigrants pose to the white, Christian majority. For this reason, King has taken particular interest in Geert Wilders, a noxiously Islamophobic Dutch politician who has advocated for fascist anti-Muslim policies, including a ban on Muslim immigration, and a ban on all mosques and Qurans in the Netherlands.

    King visited Wilders in the Netherlands earlier this month, posing with him in a photo outside the U.S. embassy. Last year, King tweeted a photo of himself standing proudly with Wilders. “Cultural suicide by demographic transformation must end,” the tweet said.

    That tweet led him to appear on CNN, where he stated, “We need to get our birth rates up or Europe will be entirely transformed.” He then defended the tweet again on an Iowa radio station, recommending that listeners read The Camp of Saints, a racist French novel that depicts black and brown immigrants descending upon Europe like a plague.

    King himself has a history of making his own wildly anti-Muslim proclamations. Just last month, speaking on Breitbart radio, King said that he didn’t want Somali Muslims working in Iowa’s meatpacking plants. Muslims often don’t eat pork, and in King’s twisted interpretation of Islam, the only reason Muslims would want to handle pork at meatpacking plants is to send non-Muslims “to Hell” and “make Allah happy.”

    King has said the U.S. government should spy on mosques and that Muslims should have to renounce Sharia law before entering the country.

    And he once promoted a debunked and paranoid conspiracy theory — from the extremist conspiracy theory website InfoWars — that a Jerusalem imam told Muslims to “go into Western Europe, build your enclaves there, breed their women, and do not associate or assimilate into the broader society.”

    King has similarly devoted much of his career to vilifying Latino immigrants as inherently criminal and threatening.

    Last month, responding to a tweet showing a photo of young Latino boys detained at the border and forcibly separated from their families, King tweeted, ”‘Young boys’ all old enough to be tried as adults or serve in the military and are prime MS-13 gang material & certainly grew up in the culture of one of the top 10 most violent countries in the world.”

    King has made the wildly false claim that over a quarter of violent crimes in the U.S. are committed by undocumented immigrants, and has referred to illegal immigration as a “slow-motion terrorist attack in the United States” and a “slow-motion holocaust.” (Undocumented immigrants commit less crime than native-born Americans.)

    He once, while proposing an electrified fence along the Mexican border, compared immigrants to “livestock.”

    Shane Burley, author of the 2017 book Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It, prefers to call King a white supremacist, which he defines as someone who wants to “continue the idea of white dominance.” Burley reserves the label white nationalist for those who advocate explicitly for a whites-only country or ethnostate, something King has never done.

    Still, Burley told HuffPost, King “serves white nationalists’ goals, whether or not that’s his ideology. He functionally is their ally. He is absolutely an agent of them.”

    “The GOP openly flirts with white nationalists at any point it can,” Burley added, and no other Republican is a bigger flirt than King.

    In 2012, King appeared on a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) panel called the “The Failure of Multiculturalism” with three white nationalists: Bob Vandervoort, John Derbyshire and Peter Brimelow.

    “I’ve read all your books!” King excitedly told Brimelow, according to a BuzzFeed report at the time.

    Brimelow’s most well-known book, Alien Nation, argues that “race is destiny” in the U.S., and that the country has always had a “white, ethnic core” that needs to be preserved.

    Brimelow — who hangs out with white ethnostate enthusiasts like Richard Spencer and Jared Taylor — also runs VDARE.com, a site named after Virginia Dare, said to be the first white baby born in the New World. The site regularly publishes the work of racists and anti-Semites. King’s official House of Representatives website includes a page dedicated to “Illegal Immigrant Stories,” one of which links to an article on VDARE.

    On Twitter, King follows 164 accounts, most of them belonging to Donald Trump cheerleaders, fellow Republicans and dubious anti-immigration sites like Voice of Europe.

    But HuffPost has found he also follows a handful of accounts belonging to unabashed white supremacists, including Blair Cottrell, a violent Australian activist who’s called for hanging a picture of Adolf Hitler in every classroom; Stefan Molyneux, a Canadian alt-right vlogger who thinks whites are more intelligent than blacks; and an anonymous Twitter user (with only 334 followers) using the handle @DiezNewAge, who regularly tweets out anti-Semitic and anti-black messages.

    King also uses white supremacist slogans. “Diversity is not our strength,” he tweeted in December 2017, linking to an article on the website Voice of Europe about Hungary’s far-right prime minister saying that “mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.”

    King did not come up with the phrase “diversity is not our strength.” As HuffPost has reported, white supremacists have been saying it for years.

    David Neiwert, author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right In The Age Of Trump, said he is “inclined to consider King a white supremacist.” Neiwert told HuffPost white supremacy is typically obsessed with “eugenicist ‘race science’ and similar, often cruder, expressions of contempt for nonwhites.”

    King expressed this kind of contempt on national television in 2016 when he appeared as a guest on an MSNBC panel about the racial makeup of the Republican Party. During the discussion, a guest argued, correctly, that the Republican leadership is overwhelmingly white. King interjected, arguing that white people made more “contributions” to “civilization” than “any other subgroup.”

    He later defended the remarks. “The idea of multiculturalism and that every culture is equal — that’s not objectively true,” King told The Washington Post. “And we’ve been fed that information for the last 25 years in this country. And we’re not going to continue to become a greater nation if we don’t look at this objectively.”

    King has also paid homage to more traditional forms of American white supremacy. He has said the U.S. should not apologize for centuries of enslaving, murdering and raping millions of black Americans. He came out against putting a picture of emancipator Harriet Tubman — a conductor of the Underground Railroad — on the $20 bill.

    And he once kept a Confederate flag on his desk even though his home state of Iowa was not part of the Confederacy. In fact, Iowa sent thousands of soldiers to fight for the Union against the Confederacy — a treasonous army fighting explicitly to protect the institution of slavery in the South.

    King Of No Consequences

    Last month, King won the Republican primary in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District, ensuring he’ll be on the ballot this November in the general election against Democrat J.D. Scholten.

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) — who last week condemned the Republican congressional campaign of neo-Nazi Arthur Jones — did not respond to a request for comment about King’s neo-Nazi tweet. King was chair of Cruz’s presidential campaign in 2016.

    Last week, he once again tweeted: “Europe is waking up… will America… in time?” — word-for-word the same tweet he published last month while linking to a tweet from neo-Nazi Mark Collett.

    Only this time, King linked to a tweet from Charlie Kirk, head of the right-wing young Republican organization, Turning Points USA. Kirk’s tweet cited a false statistic about migrant rapes in Denmark.

    (If) “Europe is waking up…Will America…in time?” https://t.co/Clz1oEYlGj
    — Steve King (@SteveKingIA) July 3, 2018

    Zoé Samudzi, co-author of the book As Black As Resistance, says King is a white nationalist and sees a couple possible explanations for why the GOP is so quiet about King.

    Republicans, she told HuffPost, either see King as “a problem and are too afraid of bucking party convention” to denounce him. Or “they’re similarly invested in the politics that he holds.”

    “I think it’s the latter,” she said.

    ———-

    “Steve King Is A White Supremacist, And The GOP Doesn’t Care” by Christopher Mathias; The Huffington Post
    ; 07/19/2018

    It’s not surprising that the eight-term congressman from Iowa retweeted a neo-Nazi. King has a long history of making terrible, bigoted comments. (He’s the one who said Dreamers ? young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children ? have calves the size of cantaloupes “because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”)”

    Before the GOP had Donald Trump as the party’s mascot it had Steve King. And the more openly he embraces white supremacist rhetoric the quieter the GOP appears to get. He’s in such good standing with the party that he is still chair of the House subcommittee on the constitution and civil justice:


    What is surprising, and concerning, is that a sitting U.S. congressman can unapologetically promote a neo-Nazi’s propaganda on Twitter without real political consequence. Over the past month, none of King’s fellow Republicans have pushed to censure him or expel him from Congress. None have called for him to resign. Mostly, they have stayed quiet.

    Republicans have rebuked King in the past, sometimes forcefully. But they’ve also never really punished him, and have been inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. (“I’d like to think he misspoke,” House Speaker Paul Ryan once said after King tweeted: “we can’t restore our civilization with other people’s babies.” King later clarified that he had not misspoken, and had “meant exactly” what he said.)

    King is still chair of the House subcommittee on the constitution and civil justice. He still sits in the subcommittee on immigration and border security. He’s still co-chair of Republican Kim Reynolds’ gubernatorial campaign in Iowa. Over the past month, he’s received thousands of dollars in campaign donations, including from Koch Industries PAC. And come time for the 2020 presidential election, Republican candidates will likely come begging for his endorsement, just as they did in the last election.

    Although the National Republican Congressional Committee, the Republican National Committee and Republican politicians have taken time to denounce or un-endorse the frightening number of neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers and other assorted white supremacists running for office as Republicans this year, they’ve remained silent about King, helping to normalize his ideas and deem them acceptable.

    So is he a white nationalist, a white supremacist, or both? Well, some experts disagree over whether or not he’s a full blown white nationalist advocating for a whites-only ethnostate, but he’s clearly a white supremacist:


    All The King’s (White) Men

    White nationalism is aimed at preserving or maintaining a white majority in the U.S., said Jessie Daniels, a sociology professor at the City University of New York, HuffPost columnist and author of the books White Lies and Cyber Racism.

    Daniels said King “definitely” qualifies as a white nationalist. “He’s been upfront about the fact that those are his views,” she said.

    King is obsessed, for example, with demographics — and the perceived threat Muslim and Latino immigrants pose to the white, Christian majority. For this reason, King has taken particular interest in Geert Wilders, a noxiously Islamophobic Dutch politician who has advocated for fascist anti-Muslim policies, including a ban on Muslim immigration, and a ban on all mosques and Qurans in the Netherlands.

    King visited Wilders in the Netherlands earlier this month, posing with him in a photo outside the U.S. embassy. Last year, King tweeted a photo of himself standing proudly with Wilders. “Cultural suicide by demographic transformation must end,” the tweet said.

    That tweet led him to appear on CNN, where he stated, “We need to get our birth rates up or Europe will be entirely transformed.” He then defended the tweet again on an Iowa radio station, recommending that listeners read The Camp of Saints, a racist French novel that depicts black and brown immigrants descending upon Europe like a plague.

    Shane Burley, author of the 2017 book Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It, prefers to call King a white supremacist, which he defines as someone who wants to “continue the idea of white dominance.” Burley reserves the label white nationalist for those who advocate explicitly for a whites-only country or ethnostate, something King has never done.

    Still, Burley told HuffPost, King “serves white nationalists’ goals, whether or not that’s his ideology. He functionally is their ally. He is absolutely an agent of them.”

    “The GOP openly flirts with white nationalists at any point it can,” Burley added, and no other Republican is a bigger flirt than King.

    David Neiwert, author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right In The Age Of Trump, said he is “inclined to consider King a white supremacist.” Neiwert told HuffPost white supremacy is typically obsessed with “eugenicist ‘race science’ and similar, often cruder, expressions of contempt for nonwhites.”

    Keep in mind that King can’t necessarily come out and say he’s for create a whites-only state, even if that’s a goal he would agree with. Although, who knows, maybe he could just come out and say that. It’s not like Republicans would care, as empirical evidence demonstrates.

    Also, recall that the racist book The Camp of Saints is a favorite of Steve Bannon. And that’s not the racist book he’s a fan of. When King appeared on a CPAC panel with Peter Brimelow, King reportedly gushed, “I’ve read all your books!”:


    In 2012, King appeared on a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) panel called the “The Failure of Multiculturalism” with three white nationalists: Bob Vandervoort, John Derbyshire and Peter Brimelow.

    “I’ve read all your books!” King excitedly told Brimelow, according to a BuzzFeed report at the time.

    Brimelow’s most well-known book, Alien Nation, argues that “race is destiny” in the U.S., and that the country has always had a “white, ethnic core” that needs to be preserved.

    Brimelow — who hangs out with white ethnostate enthusiasts like Richard Spencer and Jared Taylor — also runs VDARE.com, a site named after Virginia Dare, said to be the first white baby born in the New World. The site regularly publishes the work of racists and anti-Semites. King’s official House of Representatives website includes a page dedicated to “Illegal Immigrant Stories,” one of which links to an article on VDARE.

    King openly follows ‘Alt Right’ neo-Nazi twitter accounts:


    On Twitter, King follows 164 accounts, most of them belonging to Donald Trump cheerleaders, fellow Republicans and dubious anti-immigration sites like Voice of Europe.

    But HuffPost has found he also follows a handful of accounts belonging to unabashed white supremacists, including Blair Cottrell, a violent Australian activist who’s called for hanging a picture of Adolf Hitler in every classroom; Stefan Molyneux, a Canadian alt-right vlogger who thinks whites are more intelligent than blacks; and an anonymous Twitter user (with only 334 followers) using the handle @DiezNewAge, who regularly tweets out anti-Semitic and anti-black messages.

    And openly uses white supremacist slogans like “diversity is not our strength”. He even kept a Confederate flag on his desk, which is like some kind of racist trolling for someone from Iowa:


    King also uses white supremacist slogans. “Diversity is not our strength,” he tweeted in December 2017, linking to an article on the website Voice of Europe about Hungary’s far-right prime minister saying that “mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.”

    King did not come up with the phrase “diversity is not our strength.” As HuffPost has reported, white supremacists have been saying it for years.

    King has also paid homage to more traditional forms of American white supremacy. He has said the U.S. should not apologize for centuries of enslaving, murdering and raping millions of black Americans. He came out against putting a picture of emancipator Harriet Tubman — a conductor of the Underground Railroad — on the $20 bill.

    And he once kept a Confederate flag on his desk even though his home state of Iowa was not part of the Confederacy. In fact, Iowa sent thousands of soldiers to fight for the Union against the Confederacy — a treasonous army fighting explicitly to protect the institution of slavery in the South.

    And all that GOP silence raises the question: why exactly is the GOP so silent on King? Do that not want to draw negative attention to the party, or do they actually appreciate his politics?


    Zoé Samudzi, co-author of the book As Black As Resistance, says King is a white nationalist and sees a couple possible explanations for why the GOP is so quiet about King.

    Republicans, she told HuffPost, either see King as “a problem and are too afraid of bucking party convention” to denounce him. Or “they’re similarly invested in the politics that he holds.”

    “I think it’s the latter,” she said.

    Hmmm…what could the answer be…

    And in highly related news, the leader of a white nationalist organization, Identity Evropa, has declared his group’s intent on secretly infiltrating the Republican Party to move it towards banning all non-white immigration. You kind of have to wonder why they’re planning on doing it in secret. Either way, it sounds like Steve King and his fellow travelers in the party are going to have more company.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | October 17, 2018, 3:18 pm
  2. Here’s an article that serves as another reminder of the fact that GOP Rep. Steve King is an open white nationalist and his party doesn’t care at all. It’s also a reminder that Steve Bannon’s favorite book, The Camp of the Saints, is poised to become the literary id of the contemporary conservative movement and is probably going to only get more and more popular on the right:

    Steve King decided to be interview by Caroline Sommerfeld, a prominent member of Europe’s neo-fascist identitarian movement, during which King basically spoke like a fellow white nationalist. King talked about “the Great Replacement”, the idea that whites are facing a slow motion suicide via non-white immigration that’s depicted as a giant continental race war in The Camp of the Saints. King asserted his belief that George Soros is specifically financing the Great Replacement.

    Sommerfeld works for the Austrian far-right propaganda site Unzensuriert (which means “uncensored” in English). It’s described as a German-language version of Breitbart and filled with far right misinformation. In an internal report by Austria’s intelligence services leaked to the public last year, Unzensuriert was found to promote anti-Semitism and extreme xenophobia.

    Unzensuriert is also close to the far right Freedom Party (FPO), which is now part of Austria’s ruling coalition. Recall how under the new governing coalition the FPO heads of the Interior Ministry, the Austrian ministry in charge of watching the far right. And it turns out Unzensuriert’s former editor-in-chief is now the head of communications for the FPO-controlled Interior Ministry.

    So while the story of congressman Steve King opening up about his white nationalist views to a prominent Austrian neo-fascist without any sort of response from his fellow GOPers is a disturbing story for the US, it’s arguably an even more disturbing story for Austria given the context:

    The Huffington Post

    Rep. Steve King Goes Full White Nationalist In Interview With Austrian Site
    A shocking interview with a far-right propaganda site offers the clearest look yet at the congressman’s racist ideology.

    By Christopher Mathias and Nick Robins-Early
    10/19/2018 06:24 pm ET Updated 3 hours ago

    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) visited Austria in August and gave an extensive interview to a far-right publication there in which he spelled out, in clearer and more shocking terms than he ever has before, his white nationalist worldview.

    The eight-term congressman, up for re-election next month, talked to Caroline Sommerfeld of the Austrian far-right propaganda site Unzensuriert (which means “uncensored” in English). Sommerfeld is a prominent intellectual in Europe’s neo-fascist identitarian movement, which has deep connections to America’s so-called alt-right.

    The interview, published in September, came to HuffPost’s attention this week. In his conversation with Sommerfeld, King discussed his belief in the superiority of European culture over others. He talked fearfully of falling fertility rates in the West and spoke at length about his belief that Europe and America are threatened by Muslim and Latino immigration.

    “If we don’t defend Western civilization, then we will become subjugated by the people who are the enemies of faith, the enemies of justice,” King said.

    The interview is remarkable, capturing a sitting U.S. congressman completely fluent in modern white nationalist talking points just weeks before an election he is favored to win.

    “This interview reveals a whole new level of reality underneath this guy’s politics,” said Roger Griffin, an expert on fascism and modern history at Oxford Brookes University.

    King never would have opened up that way with mainstream reporters, since they wouldn’t understand what he was talking about, Griffin said. He added, “But with her, who is obviously steeped in this stuff, he just opens up because he knows he’s going to be understood.”

    The congressman’s office did not respond to a request for comment. The interview took place on Aug. 14 at the Vienna Marriott Hotel and was conducted in English, according to Unzensuriert.

    King’s conversation with Sommerfeld largely revolves around the paranoid idea of the Great Replacement — the belief that mass migration, particularly from Muslim-majority countries, is an extinction-level event for white European culture and identity. Or as he put it in the interview, a “slow-motion cultural suicide.”

    “The U.S. subtracts from its population a million of our babies in the form of abortion,” King said. “We add to our population approximately 1.8 million of ‘somebody else’s babies’ who are raised in another culture before they get to us.”

    Sommerfeld responded, “That’s what we call the Great Replacement.”

    Nick Ryan, the director of communications at the British-based anti-racism advocacy group Hope Not Hate, told HuffPost that “terms such as ‘Great Replacement’ are the preserve of conspiracy theorists and extremists.”

    It’s a phrase, he said, widely used by anti-Muslim European networks to refer to the supposed Islamification of Europe by migrants and refugees.

    The idea of the Great Replacement is imagined most vividly in The Camp of the Saints, a stunningly racist 1973 novel by Jean Raspail that “reframes everything as the fight to death between races,” said Cécile Alduy, a professor of French at Stanford University and an expert on France’s far right. It describes the takeover of Europe by waves of immigrants that “wash ashore like the plague.”

    In the interview, King said that he read the book and that it was “completely logical to me that this could come to pass.” He went on to describe how he believes George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist and bogeyman of the far right, might be footing the bill for the Great Replacement.

    Unzensuriert is known in Austria for routinely publishing Islamophobic, anti-refugee articles and attacking the country’s traditional media outlets. In recent months, it has translated more of its articles into English in an attempt to reach a larger audience.

    “Unzensuriert is very much like a German-language version of Breitbart,” said Ingrid Brodnig, the author of a book about online misinformation and an expert on the Austrian far right. She said many of Unzensuriert’s stories are not factual. “They are opinion pieces which offer a far-right view on the world.”

    Last year Austria’s intelligence services, in an internal report that was leaked to Austrian media, found that the site promoted anti-Semitism and extreme xenophobia. The site also spreads misinformation and conspiracies: Of the 10 best-performing Unzensuriert articles on Facebook, five contained false information or were wholly debunked, according to BuzzFeed Germany.

    The site has close ties with the far-right Freedom Party, or FPO, and its former editor-in-chief is now the head of communications for the FPO-controlled Interior Ministry.

    King celebrated President Donald Trump’s inauguration with FPO leaders in Washington.

    King has long-standing connections to the far right in Europe and was the first elected U.S. official to meet with France’s National Front leader, Marine Le Pen. In the interview with Unzensuriert, he mentioned that he phoned Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders to offer support after Wilders was convicted of hate speech. King’s affinity for the global far right extends to outright extremists — including retweeting British neo-Nazi Mark Collett and this week endorsing Canadian white nationalist Faith Goldy.

    J.D. Scholten, King’s Democratic opponent, told HuffPost that while King had time to talk to Unzensuriert during his visit to Austria, he skipped an editorial board interview with The Des Moines Register, Iowa’s largest newspaper, before the election.

    King, who represents one of the reddest districts in America, has beaten his Democratic opponents by more than 20 points in the past five elections. An Emerson College poll last month showed him leading Scholten by 10 percentage points.

    ———-

    “Rep. Steve King Goes Full White Nationalist In Interview With Austrian Site” by Christopher Mathias and Nick Robins-Early; The Huffington Post; 10/19/2018

    “The eight-term congressman, up for re-election next month, talked to Caroline Sommerfeld of the Austrian far-right propaganda site Unzensuriert (which means “uncensored” in English). Sommerfeld is a prominent intellectual in Europe’s neo-fascist identitarian movement, which has deep connections to America’s so-called alt-right.”

    An innocent interview with one of Europe’s prominent neo-fascists. That’s pretty much the most positive spin you can put on it.

    And this was by no means King’s first time communing with Austria’s far right. He celebrated Donald Trump’s inauguration with FPO leaders in Washington. European neo-fascists are his peeps:


    King celebrated President Donald Trump’s inauguration with FPO leaders in Washington.

    King has long-standing connections to the far right in Europe and was the first elected U.S. official to meet with France’s National Front leader, Marine Le Pen. In the interview with Unzensuriert, he mentioned that he phoned Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders to offer support after Wilders was convicted of hate speech. King’s affinity for the global far right extends to outright extremists — including retweeting British neo-Nazi Mark Collett and this week endorsing Canadian white nationalist Faith Goldy.

    Part of the reason these are King’s peeps is because they all speak the same language. The international language of white nationalist slogans and terminology:


    The interview is remarkable, capturing a sitting U.S. congressman completely fluent in modern white nationalist talking points just weeks before an election he is favorevd to win.

    “This interview reveals a whole new level of reality underneath this guy’s politics,” said Roger Griffin, an expert on fascism and modern history at Oxford Brookes University.

    King never would have opened up that way with mainstream reporters, since they wouldn’t understand what he was talking about, Griffin said. He added, “But with her, who is obviously steeped in this stuff, he just opens up because he knows he’s going to be understood.”

    And at the core of what unites King and his Euro-fascist brethren is the idea of the “Great Replacement”: the utterly paranoid assumption that non-white immigration into Europe and the United States means ‘white European culture and identity’ are heading towards extinction. It’s the idea at the core of Steve Bannon’s favorite The Camp of the Saints novel:


    King’s conversation with Sommerfeld largely revolves around the paranoid idea of the Great Replacement — the belief that mass migration, particularly from Muslim-majority countries, is an extinction-level event for white European culture and identity. Or as he put it in the interview, a “slow-motion cultural suicide.”

    “The U.S. subtracts from its population a million of our babies in the form of abortion,” King said. “We add to our population approximately 1.8 million of ‘somebody else’s babies’ who are raised in another culture before they get to us.”

    Sommerfeld responded, “That’s what we call the Great Replacement.”

    Nick Ryan, the director of communications at the British-based anti-racism advocacy group Hope Not Hate, told HuffPost that “terms such as ‘Great Replacement’ are the preserve of conspiracy theorists and extremists.”

    It’s a phrase, he said, widely used by anti-Muslim European networks to refer to the supposed Islamification of Europe by migrants and refugees.

    The idea of the Great Replacement is imagined most vividly in The Camp of the Saints, a stunningly racist 1973 novel by Jean Raspail that “reframes everything as the fight to death between races,” said Cécile Alduy, a professor of French at Stanford University and an expert on France’s far right. It describes the takeover of Europe by waves of immigrants that “wash ashore like the plague.”

    In the interview, King said that he read the book and that it was “completely logical to me that this could come to pass.” He went on to describe how he believes George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist and bogeyman of the far right, might be footing the bill for the Great Replacement.

    It’s worth noting that irony that, if anything, non-white immigration is actually guaranteeing the survival of the particular parts of ‘white European culture’ that King and Sommerfeld embrace: the overtly racist parts of ‘white European culture’ parts. Because as the surge in public support for the far right across Europe in response to the refugee crisis makes clear, the popularity of white nationalism tragically increases as the West becomes increasingly non-white. Don’t forget that far right ideology is more than just hyper-racist. It’s also hyper-authoritarian, hierarchical, and misogynistic and generally extremely damaging to the lives of most of the people living under far right rule. So the racist sales pitch is absolutely vital for increasing public support for that broader far right agenda. In other words, the identitarians like Sommerfeld and King need non-white immigration to seem relevant and sell the public on all the other aspects of their far right agenda.

    And in case it seems like the conversation between King and Sommerfeld was relegated to publications like Unzensuriert, it’s sadly worth noting that the former editor-in-chief of Unzensuriert is now the head of communications for Austria’s Interior Ministry. So the person who speaks for the ministry in charge of watching the far right in Austria is someone deeply familiar with the kind of conversation King and Sommerfeld had in that interview:


    Unzensuriert is known in Austria for routinely publishing Islamophobic, anti-refugee articles and attacking the country’s traditional media outlets. In recent months, it has translated more of its articles into English in an attempt to reach a larger audience.

    “Unzensuriert is very much like a German-language version of Breitbart,” said Ingrid Brodnig, the author of a book about online misinformation and an expert on the Austrian far right. She said many of Unzensuriert’s stories are not factual. “They are opinion pieces which offer a far-right view on the world.”

    Last year Austria’s intelligence services, in an internal report that was leaked to Austrian media, found that the site promoted anti-Semitism and extreme xenophobia. The site also spreads misinformation and conspiracies: Of the 10 best-performing Unzensuriert articles on Facebook, five contained false information or were wholly debunked, according to BuzzFeed Germany.

    The site has close ties with the far-right Freedom Party, or FPO, and its former editor-in-chief is now the head of communications for the FPO-controlled Interior Ministry.

    The FPO-led Interior Ministry has an Unzensuriert face. That’s actually happening.

    So we’ll see if Steve King’s chummy interviews with a European neo-fascist prompts any sort of backlash from his party. Don’t hold your breath.

    And in related news, Donald Trump is repeating the assertions of GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz that George Soros paid for the caravan of central Americans heading towards the US and is making conspiracy theories about this caravan his central rallying cry in the final weeks of the US mid-terms. It’s a reminder that Steve King is no outlier. He’s been a GOP thought leader, as the rise of Trump and the Trumpification of the GOP makes abundantly clear.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | October 22, 2018, 3:24 pm

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