Long Adored by Anti-Semites, California Prof Now Glorifies Violence
MacDonald has been headed for the gutter for more than a decade already. But his story, never a pretty one to begin with, has recently gotten even uglier.
Starting with his starring role in 2000 as the sole character witness for “historian” David Irving in the infamous London libel trial over Irving’s Holocaust denial, MacDonald has been on a tear, lending whatever credibility his Ph.D. may give him to anti-Semites, neo-Nazis and other far-right extremists. His appeal to that unsavory crowd was based on a trilogy he wrote earlier — A People that Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy (1994), Separation and its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism (1998), and The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements (1998) — that asserted that Jews are genetically driven to undermine the white host societies in which they live. By 2010, he had gone even further, became a founding board member of the racist political party American Third Position (since renamed the American Freedom Party).
Given that sorry track record, it may seem impossible to get much worse. But the California professor has now begun to outdo even his own earlier performances.
In recent months, MacDonald has signed on as a co-host for ex-Klan chief David Duke’s radio program. Riffing about “Zionist gun-grabbers,” “Jewish hypocrisy” and the like, MacDonald now works directly with a major anti-Semite who once paraded about in a Nazi uniform and who spent time in prison after pleading guilty to ripping off his supporters. At the same time, MacDonald is making new friends in even lower places. A picture taken in February 2012 shows him cavorting with racist skinheads at a rally protesting the “genocide” of whites in South Africa.
What’s most remarkable, however, is MacDonald’s apparent endorsement of at least imagined violence against his enemies. This drift from scholarly professor to bloodthirsty militant seemed to begin in 2010, when MacDonald wrote a blurb for White Apocalypse, a novel penned by then-budding racist Kyle Bristow. The book’s plot revolves around a series of violent revenge fantasies against Jewish professors, Latino and Native American activists, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.