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

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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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