American Renaissance Objects to Anti-ZOG Claim; Campaign for Liberty ‘He’s not with us’
Jared Taylor of American Renaissance objects to the “anti-ZOG” label from the DHS or FOX report on the assassination of Representative Gabriel Giffords by Jared Lee Loughner. Since we haven’t seen the memo referenced in the Fox report who knows where the misconception crept in? That aside, Jared Taylor takes pains to point out that his white nationalism does not include antisemitism.
Jared Taylor is not the only miscreant who will be pulled palely wriggling from under rocks into the light of the general public vision during this investigation, so his reaction is instructive.
While “trying to clear the record” secretly Jared is probably preening over the attention. While the public is in revulsion over his white nationalism, he’s hoping the attention might gain him more extremist adherents.
Like others who have possible philosophical consanguinity with the terrorist, he is taking pains to distance himself from some claims. So we have Sarah Palin disappearing things down the memory hole at her sites after mixed and probably false reports that Loughner admired Palin on his Facebook [sic - sh/be Myspace,] page. (Here and Here.) Campaign for Liberty, American Renaissance, and others in that Tanton crowd anti-immigrant camp are taking pains to state that Loughner has nought to do with them because of philosophical correlations among the few facts we have.
I expect to see more of this over the next few weeks as Loughner would fit most aptly into the Paleo-libertian bucket of politics. Let’s note some of the correlations below from the thin facts that we have to date:
Ron & Rand Paul
Obsessed with currency
Pro Gold Standard
Jared Lee Loughner
Obsessed with currency
Pro Gold Standard
From the drug use I would not be surprised to find that Loughner favors legalization of pot, and I wager he’s in the anti-war camp - both are stances that could confuse someone into proclaiming him “Liberal” rather than “Paleo-Libertarian.” Even as estranged from public life as Loughner is he would probably fit most comfortably at either Campaign for Liberty or YAL were he to join a party, hence the efforts they take to deny that he’s affiliated.
Some are going to take exception to me calling this guy a terrorist or placing him with an actual political stance since there’s a long history of mental incompetence in his background - but if you look into the backgrounds of most terrorists, including both those who act alone and those who act in concerted plots, they tend to be mentally incompetent, anti-authoritarian, and socially immature as well. Hinckley’s a terrorist who just happened to have a really good lawyer before you go there. This guy proclaimed this an assassination in his own writing and signed it.
Here’s where the ire against Giffords in particular probably started:
more at KGUN
At an event about three years ago, Giffords took a question from Loughner: “What is government if words have no meaning?”
Loughner was angry about her response - she read the question and had nothing to say, according to two of his high school friends who spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they wanted to avoid the publicity surrounding the case.
All parties will distance themselves, and most pundits are going to chalk this up to just another lone nutball just in case he’s later found to be affiliated with their political views, but how many lone nutballs must we have before people recognize that whether you semantically favor domestic terrorist or lone nutball, someone is stirring these crazies up?
Note regarding Jared Taylor’s Amren Disclaimer:
…Jared Taylor called DHS’ views “scurrilous” and took especial issue with the reference to his group being “anti-ZOG.”
“That is complete nonsense,” he said. “I have absolutely no idea what DHS is talking about. We have never used the term ‘ZOG.’ We have never thought in those terms. If this is the level of research we are getting from DHS, then Heaven help us.”
It does indeed appear to have been sloppy work from the DHS; Taylor focuses on racial issues rather than anti-Jewish conspiracy theories.
Read More at Richard Bartholomew’s notes on Religion
Read more regarding the American Renaissance connection at KGUN
UPDATE: The original DHS memo is posted at Gretawire, as transcribed in email by Jennifer Griffen.