Nearly 100 people in the last five years have been murdered by active users of the leading racist website, Stormfront, according to a report released today by the SPLC’s Intelligence Project.
Registered Stormfront users have been disproportionately responsible for some of the most lethal hate crimes and mass killings since the web forum became the first hate site on the Internet in 1995, a month before the Oklahoma City bombing. The report found that hate killings by Stormfront members began to accelerate rapidly in early 2009, when Barack Obama took office as the nation’s first black president.
A similar racist web forum, Vanguard News Network (VNN), was used by neo-Nazi and former Klan leader Frazier Glenn Miller, who has been charged with the Sunday murder of three people he mistakenly believed were Jews in Overland Park, Kan. Miller, who apparently changed his last name in recent years to Cross, logged more than 12,000 posts on VNN, whose slogan is, “No Jews, Just Right.”
“Stormfront is the murder capital of the racist Internet,” said Heidi Beirich, report author and Intelligence Project director. “It has been a magnet for the deadly and deranged. And VNN is almost as bad.”
One of the bizarre exercises right wing bloggers love to engage in after a far right nutjob kills some people: find some way to paint the killer as a “liberal” or a “Democrat.” If the criminal in question ever registered as a Democrat in his/her life, they’ll dig it up; and if he/she ever ran for office as a Democrat (even if it was without official party approval, and even if they ran as a Republican on other occasions), they’ll trumpet that to the universe.
It’s as predictable as the sunrise; they do it every single time, no matter how ludicrous their arguments are. I believe it’s some kind of reflexive defense mechanism, because they can’t rationally believe anyone is falling for this stuff, including themselves.
So of course, this was a high priority for the right wing blogosphere after far right neo-Nazi Frazier Glenn Miller allegedly murdered three people at Jewish community centers in Kansas. Glenn Reynolds was only one of many to push this nonsensical propaganda: KANSAS CITY SHOOTER IS FORMER DEMOCRAT GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE, KLANSMAN.
Okay, they pushed the Democrat part down a ways in the story. Can you imagine the glee at the SPLC, though? They’ll fundraise off this for a decade.
UPDATE: Ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2006, too. Doubt the press will play this up much. Say, did you know that Fred Phelps was a Democrat?
Here’s the blog post by “American Power” that Reynolds is linking to in his update, a marvelous example of the subtle, nuanced wingnut blogger thought process. (I use the word “thought” loosely here.)
In point of fact, Miller is absolutely, without any doubt, a lunatic of the far right persuasion; he’s an admirer of Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul, and a long-time participant in far right and white supremacist causes. The only universe in which he’s “liberal” is the strange parallel universe of the wingnut blogosphere.
In a 2010 interview on The David Pakman Show, white supremacist murder suspect Frazier Glenn Miller talked at length about his twisted ideology of hate, and revealed that he’s a huge admirer of Ron Paul. (Which shouldn’t surprise anyone, by the way.)
At this time, Miller was running for the US Senate in Missouri, under the slogan “It’s the Jews, Stupid.”
Other people Miller cites approvingly: Pat Buchanan, Louis Farrakhan and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. And it’s obvious what all these people have in common — hatred of Jews.
Frazier Glenn Miller originally appeared on The David Pakman Show in April 2010. In November 2013, he exchanged a series of emails with host David Pakman. Emails are available here: davidpakman.com
The SPLC’s HateWatch blog connects the dots: Frazier Glenn Miller, Longtime Anti-Semite, Arrested in Kansas Jewish Community Center Murders.
Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, of Aurora, Mo., was arrested today for the murder of three people at two separate Jewish Community Centers in Overland Park, Kan. Miller, who was arrested using the alias Frazier Glenn Cross, has been in the movement nearly his entire life. Miller is the former “grand dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which he founded and ran in the 1980s before being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for operating an illegal paramilitary organization and using intimidation tactics against African Americans.
After subsequently forming another Klan group, the White Patriot Party, he was found in criminal contempt and sentenced to six months in prison for violating the court settlement. He went underground while his conviction was under appeal but was caught by the FBI with a weapons cache in Missouri. He served three years in federal prison after being indicted on weapons charges and for plotting robberies and the assassination of SPLC founder Morris Dees. As part of a plea bargain, Miller testified against other Klan leaders in a 1988 sedition trial.
Miller is a raging anti-Semite who has posted more than 12,000 times on Vanguard News Network (VNN), whose slogan is “No Jews, Just Right.” VNN founder Alex Linder has openly advocated “exterminating” Jews since December 2009. Miller, a close partner to Linder, has called Jews “swarthy, hairy, bow-legged, beady-eyed, parasitic midgets.” Miller is also one of VNN’s largest donors and he printed and distributed thousands of copies of VNN’s newsletter, The Aryan Alternative.
In Which Glenn Greenwald’s Friend Mona Holland Equates Me to a Neo-Nazi in Prison for Trying to Murder a Judge
It would seem that this post from yesterday found its mark: If You Read Down to Paragraph 18, You Discover That Glenn Greenwald’s Latest Article Has No Evidence.
The festivities were kicked off this morning by the Mighty Greenwald himself, who called out his legions to attack with a couple of provocative tweets:
Interesting history of one the most devoted online Democratic partisans & US Govt loyalists in the Obama era http://t.co/TdVy7Oev68
@LailaLalami Now he's a leading online Democratic booster. Quite revealing.
He’s linking to one of Gawker’s typical smear jobs (complete with crappy low res video screen grab) — written five years ago. BREAKING NEWS! For some odd reason that I’m pretty sure is related to my article, Greenwald went out of his way to find something vicious to post about me. It’s a pretty sleazy way to dodge out of dealing with the substantive criticisms in my post, but there you have it.
These tweets led to a predictable chorus of Greenwald personality cultists who are mostly in my TweetDeck global filter now (some people there’s just no point in even reading), so I thankfully missed most of the wharrgarbl until Greenwald’s long-time defender and sometime associate Mona Holland decided to directly equate me to Matthew Hale, the neo-Nazi who was once defended (pro bono) by Glenn Greenwald, and is now serving a 40-year prison term for conspiring to murder a federal judge.
So, that happened today.
Since Matt Hale has been brought up, we should mention that as Hale’s lawyer, Glenn Greenwald’s conduct was found to be unethical and deceitful after he recorded conversations with witnesses without telling them. Savor the irony of that, given Greenwald’s current crusade against intelligence services.
Here’s the judge’s opinion: ANDERSON v. HALE | Leagle.com.
Defendants’ counsel recorded telephone conversations with various third party witnesses, without disclosing to those witnesses that they were being recorded. Counsel and his tape-recorder were both in New York. The witnesses, at least some of them, called from Illinois. Plaintiff moved to compel disclosure of these tapes, arguing that this conduct was unethical and therefore vitiated any attorney workproduct privilege that may have attached to these recordings, and sought a protective order prohibiting any further recordings. The magistrate judge granted both motions, finding defense counsel’s conduct unethical under two separate rules: Local Rule 83.58.4(a)(4), prohibiting “dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation;” and Local Rule 83.54.4, stating “a lawyer shall not … use methods of obtaining evidence that violate the legal rights of [another] person.”
You know that reputation the right wing has for cozying up to white supremacists and racists? And you know how right wingers always fly into a rage when someone brings it up, denying that they’re sympathetic to racists — in fact, denying that they have any problem with racism at all? And you know how they always try to turn the accusation around and call liberals “the real racists?”
Well, stories like this tend to make it difficult for the right to maintain these fictions: GOP Gov. Nikki Haley’s White Supremacist Resigns Campaign.
That’s correct, the Republican governor of South Carolina appointed an overt white supremacist to her reelection steering committee: Roan Garcia-Quintana, director of the Council of Conservative Citizens, one of the most noxious racist hate groups in the United States.
It took a few days, and a good bit of cajoling, but Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R-SC) reelection campaign finally withdrew its support of a white supremacist whom Haley appointed to her reelection steering committee in February. After repeatedly standing by Council of Conservative Citizens Director Roan Garcia-Quintana for several days, the Haley campaign finally asked for, and received, Garcia-Quintana’s resignation on Sunday.
Lest you think that the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Policy Law Center were exaggerating when they called the Council of Conservative a “white supremacist” and “white nationalist hate group,” respectively, check out some of the garbage that’s on their website. If you think calling the Cuban-American Roan Garcia-Quintana a white supremacist is an exaggeration, check out what he said on Friday, when confronted with the controversy:
In an interview with The State Friday, Garcia-Quintana dismissed accusations of racism, saying the council “supports Caucasian heritage.”
“Is it racist to be proud of your own heritage? Is it racist to want to keep your own heritage pure?” Garcia-Quintana said. “Racist is when you hate somebody so much that you want to destroy them.”
And Gov. Nikki Haley didn’t fire Garcia-Quintana immediately when this association was publicized — she defended him, claimed there was “nothing racial about this Cuban-American’s participation in the political process,” and denied he was a racist.
In other words, she followed a well-worn Republican script — denying and trying to divert attention away, then finally bailing out when the heat got too intense, pretending she had no idea about this guy’s white supremacist beliefs.
“While we appreciate the support Roan has provided, we were previously unaware of some of the statements he had made, statements which do not well represent the views of the governor. There is no place for racially divisive rhetoric in the politics or governance of South Carolina, and Governor Haley has no tolerance for it.”
Today’s Republican Party is more in bed with these kinds of racist throwbacks than ever before. This is just the latest in a constant parade of these incidents ever since the election of Barack Obama.
Washington Post conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin has a post today with the riveting title: Santorum vs. Sanford.
The post itself isn’t particularly interesting, but one of Rubin’s sources is:
Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain also points to Sanford’s problems with voters:
The former Pennsylvania senator’s endorsement comes with just a week remaining until the April 2 runoff that will pit Bostic, a former Charleston County council member, against Sanford, who got 37 percent of the vote in a 16-candidate field in the March 19 Republican primary. … A newly released Public Policy Polling survey shows the SC-1 race surprisingly close, in part because voters “continue to strongly dislike Sanford,” who was censured by the legislature for ethics violations related to the former governor’s affair with an Argentine woman.
Robert Stacy McCain, identified by Rubin as a “conservative blogger,” is the man who wrote this:
“[T]he media now force interracial images into the public mind and a number of perfectly rational people react to these images with an altogether natural revulsion. The white person who does not mind transacting business with a black bank clerk may yet be averse to accepting the clerk as his sister-in-law, and THIS IS NOT RACISM, no matter what Madison Avenue, Hollywood and Washington tell us.”
He’s apparently considered a reputable source by today’s conservatives, but McCain has a long and unsavory history of overtly racist statements and connections to neo-Nazis, white nationalists, “race realists,” and neo-Confederate slavery apologists.
For further reference, see:
A Response to Stephen Green (With Link)
The Other ‘Other McCain’
Sarah Palin’s Book Ghostwritten by Associate of White Supremacist McCain
Meet Robert Stacy McCain, Neo-Confederate Wacko Extraordinaire
When the news broke yesterday about the white supremacists who crashed a CPAC panel on minority outreach and defended slavery, I wrote:
What this guy says is no different than the rhetoric you can find in the comment sections of almost any right wing blog or news site.
And today, they’re proving me right. A lot of right wing websites seem to be afraid of the story and are trying to ignore it, but at every site that does cover it, commenters are spewing shocking torrents of outright white supremacism, racism, and antisemitism.
The article is a fairly straightforward account of what happened, but the comments are jaw-dropping.
What George Lincoln Rockwell spoke about 60+ years ago is coming to fruition, this is America’s future when it becomes “48% black & 47% Hispanic”
Let’s pause for a reminder, in case you didn’t recognize the name: George Lincoln Rockwell was the founder of the American Nazi Party.
For over a century, the millstone of white guilt hung around our necks, retribution for slave-owning predecessors. In the 60s, American liberals began yanking that millstone while sticking a fork in the eye of black Americans, exacerbating the racial divide to extort a socialist solution. European Americans made this country the richest and greatest in the world and are the only ones who can save it, if given the chance..
I don’t agree with the white supremacists, BUT you have to see that your supposed to be embarrassed to say your white and proud of your heritage. This has long passed equality, imagine for a second a group called the National Association for the Advancement of White People, and the outrage that would follow it. Yet it’s acceptable for this group if they are colored. I never owned slaves, nor have any of the black people in America been slaves…
White heritage is the sum total of all achievements by Caucasoids the world over throughout history, beginning with Indo-Europeans in 5000 B.C. onward.
Caucasoids are a race and a race is a division of humanity that is regarded as an extended family sharing the same basic traits, as well as the same or nearly the same, DNA which sets them apart from other races who do not. Sub groups are identified as ethnicities.
White heritage in America considers the collective accomplishments of all white ethnicities, their victories, trials and tribulations, since they first populated this country.
The Era of White Guilt is indeed over. Barack Obama showed the country that “his people” are completely racist and bent on revenge. I truly believe this young man was just trying to stick up for himself.
Slavery happened. No one can deny that. Time to move on people. Make a life for yourself. Anyway you can.
If Minorities don’t stop “using” the race card and this history they are going to get the “push back” they deserve.
Lorianne - Many White Cultures were enslaved throughout history - the difference is the “White” races didn’t feel pity for themselves and try to bilk the system for every penny they could. Even here in America look at what races were forced into labor and belittled - The Chinese, The Irish, The Italians and the Japanese were even rounded up and placed in concentration camps during World War II. My own father was forced to go out to the desert and Witness Atomic bomb blasts that exposed him to radiation. Not once did I hear him complain or feel sorry for himself or demand special treatment. Yes , I am proud of my heritage and anyone who takes offense to it can kiss my Rear End ! I feel no guilt whatsoever ! If that’s Racist then so be it - I have no regrets !
I will say this about slavery and I will tell you I’m neither white nor a racist. Let’s turn the clock back and ask this common sense question:
If during the period of slavery, if all the slaves had been gathered and given a choice of either staying in this country as slaves or returning to their home land, which one would they have chosen?
I would argue that the majority would have chosen to stay here as slaves.
Let’s look at this hypothesis as it could be proven as well today.
If we travel to every third word nation in the world and made an open offer to their citizens of a pass to come to America in exchange for 10 years of slavery, I guarantee we could not get enough airplanes, boats, buses to bring all the takers.. I would have been thankful to my ancestors for coming here and enduring hardship so I can enjoy the greatness of this nation. A lot of our ancestors endure hardship maybe not slavery but other hardships to come to America so that we can have a piece of the dream.
I wish liberal progressives would stop spinning the past to separate us instead of unite us.
To all you White “Conservatives” “clutching the pearls” over Scott’s truthful and honest statements - WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? Your deranged reactions to the most normal feelings on Earth indicate the depths to which you have sunk. You’ve become so denatured that you immediately react by rearing back in horror, and denoucing one of your own young men, who is trying to prevent you from destroying yourselves.
This “Conservative” Black Host is the worst sort of Race huslter. He’s telling telling you clueless Whites what YOU want to hear, and attempting to keep the richest mine in history- the White Guilt Mine - open and operating. Why on EARTH you you think you to have anything to do with Blacks, as well as any member of any other Race? Why on Earth do you think you to cossett them, and appease them, and expend all your time, energy, and resources on them - when they only want you to PAY for them? When they attack you and try to kill you off as fast as they can? City after city has fallen to the destruction that Blacks wreak - Detroit, Birmingham, Atlanta, East St Louis, Philadelphia…..you feed and breed them - and they kill you, in gratitude. Why don’t you care about your OWN people, who are being systematically geneocided? What’s wrong with you?
africa 95% black
asia 95% asian
the middle east 90% arab
and White Countries? Well, “jews” use brown people as cultural, political, economic, and biological weapons of mass destruction to wreck White, Western countries and to further their lust for global communism completely devoid of any Natural Law/Rights.
We nee to control the Media like the Marxists do. Then we could control the debate..
As much as I disagree with Beck over his shilling for the Jewish people I’d like to see him get a platform on Cable/Sat TV. I view the Jews as extremely dangerous to the Republic however Beck is still far to the right of the Marxist Jewish Media on almost ever issue.
Absolutely horrifying. It goes on and on like this, for hundreds of comments.
Following up on our previous post about the white supremacist hate group discovered to be sponsoring “Gun Appreciation Day,” the organizers may have removed “American Third Position” from their sponsor list, but A3P is not the only racist hate group on that list.
Is the Media Controlled by Jews?
That used to be considered a crazy question only asked by bigots, anti-Semites and conspiracy theorists. However, one celebrity after another has fallen victim for simply admitting that the long-held notion is actually true. Beginning with Walt Disney, Henry Ford and Charles Limdbergh, the accusations have been leveled by Jews and non-Jews alike. Some Hollywood insiders who’ve been black-listed at one time or another for publically suggesting the television and movie industry is controlled by a cult-like Zionist underground network include; Oliver Stone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Marlon Brando, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, CNN’s Rick Sanchez, a chief National Public Radio executive and even the LA Times’ Joel Stein.
In fact, in his column in the LA Times (Dec. 19, 2008), Stein says that Americans who think the Jews do not control Hollywood and the media are just plain “dumb”. “Jews totally run Hollywood” Stein proudly admits. He then goes on to provide a long, long list of Hollywood and media chiefs to prove his point. All of them - Jews. They include:
- Fox News President Peter Chernin
- Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey
- Walt Disney CEO Robert Igor
- Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton
- Warner Brothers Chairman Barry Meyer
- CBS CEO Leslie Moonves
- MGM Chairman Harry Sloan
- NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker.
- Even the head of the Actors’ Union, the Screen Actors Guild, Alan Rosenberg, is a Jew.
Isn’t that lovely? These are the people behind Gun Appreciation Day.
I hadn’t looked at Pamela Geller’s site in a while, but I just did, and wow. She’s always been a swivel-eyed loon, but the hate is just off the charts now. Non-stop rage and bigotry. Really ugly stuff.
One of her latest crazed posts defends the leader of the fascist English Defense League, calling him a “political prisoner:” POLITICAL IMPRISONMENT IN THE UK: EDL LEADER TOMMY ROBINSON JAILED FOR 10 MONTHS!!!
It is stunning that the UK has degenerated to such depths. Freedom is no longer a reality, but a defeated idea undone by cowardice and capitulation of Islamic thuggery and violence.
Tommy Robinson, my colleague and board member of SION, is a political prisoner in the UK, imprisoned for standing up for freedom and equality of rights under the law. I stand with Robinson.
Tommy Robinson has been rotting in a UK jail under gruesome conditions awaiting trial for months.
Actually, Robinson isn’t his real name, and his prison sentence has nothing to do with standing up for anyone’s freedom. Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (his real name, or possibly another alias) pleaded guilty to using someone else’s passport to illegally enter the United States, in order to speak at one of Geller’s anti-Muslim rallies. And he resorted to this ruse because he was previously barred from the US due to his violent criminal record.
I wonder what Pamela would have to say about a Muslim who entered the US with someone else’s passport?