The ‘Kick Them All Out’ Project’s Links to Holocaust Deniers
Not too long ago, I wrote about my local Tea Party and their not-so-subtle advertising of Holocaust denier and overall anti-Semitic cult leader Lyndon LaRouche. Yes, the cult’s still active around NASA, and yes, if you meet me on the street, you can swat me with a newspaper for being so one-note. Limit one swat per applicant, please.
Anyway, I looked back at one of my earlier pages on my website and something caught my eye:
Name redacted to protect until I don’t feel like protecting anymore.
You see, back in not-quite-Houston in 2009, the meme was to treat Congress like an manager would treat a bad employee, by holding the threat of sacking over their heads. Not surprising, we nutpopsicle libertarians have been trying to do that since the 70s, and I was still in idealist mode.
The text at the bottom of the “pink slip” gave us the website for the Kick Them All Out Project. The event also booked speaker Alex Wallenwein, an organizer for the KTAO.
Moron as I was, I didn’t check the project’s site until well over a year later. What did I find?
Well, for one, the writer makes no secret that it’s a conspiracy theory website. How far into conspiracy theory does it go?
98 references to the American Free Press. The AFP was founded by Holocaust denier Willis Carto, and shares mailing addresses with the Barnes Review, a publication that specializes in Holocaust denial. The Barnes Review was also founded by Carto.
At this point, you’re probably assuming I’m picking on some universally creepy fringe group. As I stated before, Tea Parties book them as speakers and they are generally considered a Tea Party organization. This reinforces my thesis that while Tea Parties are not intrinsically anti-Semitic, their complacency with such extremists makes them no safe place for Jews. Real shame it’s only now that we’re catching on.