Per The Hill, we have brand new insiders in DC! Welcome Crusaders For Yahweh-Aryan Nations LLC! See, they’re fretting about white folks, see, because all those poor, persecuted Caucasians are feeling threatened by big bad scary minorities.
They represent themselves this way: “Pro-white Christian identity [and] white nationalism.”
They’d lobby on “any activities that adversly afect [sic] the White Race,” and as you can see by their spelling skills, the blindingly whitest of the “White Race” need all the help they can get.
A “white nationalism” group has registered to lobby in Washington, according to lobbying disclosure records… The American Nazi Party in April registered to lobby on “political rights and ballot access laws,” according to disclosure records.
I posted about that very thing in Nazi Party gets a Washington lobbyist: “When people see the swastika on the ballot, they’ll know what they’re getting.”
How about them fine “Christian values” folks?
It’s so good to know the whitest, most racist, most afraid among us will be able to access and do their best to influence their favorite representatives. See? Democracy in action! Or hopefully in this case, “inaction”?
Seems like it’s been going on for a bit. From Wikipedia-
According to The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism football stadiums in Poland are recruiting ground for extremist organisations. Until a few years ago, Neo-fascist symbols were a common sight there.
During the Extraordinary Congress of the International Football Federation (FIFA), held in Buenos Aires on 6–7 July 2001, the problem of racism in Polish football was discussed and Polish national football association was called to join the struggle against racism. The problem of antisemitism in Polish football has drawn international criticism. Poland was named as one of the worst offenders, in British MP John Mann report, which describes anti-Semitic incidents in 18 countries across Europe. It was noted that Polish fans routinely call each other ‘Jews’ as a term of abuse. In April 2008 ŁKS Łódź player Arkadiusz Mysona wore a shirt which said “Śmierć żydzewskiej kurwie” (“Death to Widzew-Jewish Whore”, which is a word play, used by the LKS Łódź supporters, who call fans of their local rivals Jews) after a match in the Polish Ekstraklasa. Mysona said afterwards that the shirt was given to him by a fan and he hadn´t checked it.
So, the BBC airs this documentary that gets the Poles all defensive, and the next day the President’s speech writer makes a mistake and the Prime Minister gets all frothy over it. Totally overblown, but it seems to me that the PM should take a good look around his own house before he starts criticizing ours. h/t Sullivan.
Headline changed from “gaffe” to wording for obvious reasons. Grassy slag.
ANP member John Bowles registered with House and Senate offices and plans to lobby on “political rights and ballot access laws.” His lobbing “ventures” include issues of civil rights, healthcare and immigration. One can only imagine…
To quote John the Nazi, who, by the way, was a presidential candidate in 2008 (via The Hill):
“You know, congressmen and congresswomen have always been telling the American public that they were open to other viewpoints… I’m going to see if they were sincere about that, or I’m going to call their bluff. [...]
“In the future, when we get people on the ballot, when people see the swastika on the ballot, they’ll know what they’re getting. [...]
“One of my goals is to make it easier to get on the ballot. Trying to get on a ballot in some of these states [is difficult].”
He doesn’t think he’ll have any problem getting meetings with Congress members. Hey, nothing says democracy better than a confident Nazi. I’m sure our elected officials will welcome him with open wallets.
Bowles also said he won’t focus on racial issues or use “racial slurs,” but will stick to facts. Aw, he’s going out of his way to avoid using the N word? Who could ask for more?
But wait! Bowles added a twist! He’s showing what a stand up guy he is by doing this for free, and said he decided to register as a lobbyist because he was inspired by– Cue Willard Romney reciting “America the Beautiful”– reading the Constitution. . What a guy. What a patriot. What a sick joke:
“When I saw in there we had the right to petition government, I figure, why not?”
And when I saw this story about the Nazi party’s new DC lobbyist, I said, “Why?”
I’m exchanging emails with a few Wisconsin pals, and will quote from them after this, via Politico:
THIENSVILLE, Wis. – The founder of Tea Party Nation claimed liberal ideology is responsible for “a billion” deaths over the last century during a raucous rally here Saturday in support of one of the six Republican state senators facing a recall election Tuesday. [...]
[Tea Party Nation CEO Judson] Phillips, who a day prior likened protesters of Gov. Scott Walker to Nazi storm troopers, urged a few hundred tea party supporters to turn out for State Sen. Alberta Darling, who is in a ferocious battle with Rep. Sandy Pasch to hold onto her suburban Milwaukee seat. [...]
Vince Schmuki, a leader of the Ozaukee Patriot tea party group compared the recall effort to a terrorist attack.
“This is ground zero,” said Schmuki. “You remember what the term ground zero means? We have been attacked…. Tuesday is going to be the beginning of our takeover. And we’re going to follow it up the following week and then we’re going to polish off the enemy in November 2012. Who’s with me?”
Aren’t Judson Phillips and his trusty band of tea baggers swell? Phillips is the same guy who tried to politicize the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabby Giffords. USA! USA!
So. The next time some self-righteous conservative wingnut tries to deny their own and/or their cohorts’ direct calls to violence, please refer them to this post, specifically the lovely “Polish off the enemy” quote.
And how about that “Nazi storm troopers” zinger? Really? Healthy and peaceful dissent and protest are tantamount to a holocaust? Democracy in action is equivalent to a dictator’s mass persecution and murder of millions? Gee, that’s not an extreme or deranged assertion at all. Anyone on the Tee Vee Machine picking up on that?
I didn’t think so.
Now for reaction from Wisconsin Dems:
This isn’t even dog-whistle material. It is violence-inciting language by out-of-state agitators, and it should be exposed as such and denounced by Republican recall candidates.
If the grassroots uprising that sparked these recalls is what Tea Party leaders are literally comparing to the 9/11 attacks on New York, what might you think is the appropriate response? This is not acceptable political discourse, anywhere. It is a deliberate attempt to incite violence. It is especially despicable here in Wisconsin, where the movement and uprising against Scott Walker and legislators in Madison has been completely peaceful, largely civil, and has had no recorded incidents of violence on our side of this battle.
[E]very Republican candidate national they’re touring the state to support should be on the record as either denouncing or embracing these Tea Party leaders and their rhetoric.
Please share this post with as many people as you can, since the so-called “news” media aren’t touching it because of their, you know, liberal bias.
LAFFY NOTE: Our dear friend Jason Leopold broke this story a few days ago, and now it’s making the rounds. In fact, because of him, changes are underfoot. Please read his original report here. As I’ve always said, he’s an excellent investigative reporter, and he nailed it with this one.
Someone once complained that I linked to a Fox News story, and I replied that sometimes they had good stories out there for the wrong reasons. Seeing all the links to this at Memeorandum, I’m guessing the wingers think this is a bad idea, while I’m of the mind “What took them so damn long?”.
The course, called “Christian Just War Theory” was taught by chaplains at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., and used Scripture from both the Old and New Testaments to show missile launch officers that it can be moral to go to war.
But the watchdog group, Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said the course violated the constitutional separation of church and state and filed a complaint last Wednesday on behalf of 31 missile launch officers – both instructors and students.
David Smith, the spokesman for the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command, said the main purpose of the class was to help missile launch officers understand that “what they are embarking on is very difficult and you have to have a certain amount of ethics about what you are doing to do that job.”
He said the class was suspended the same day the complaint was filed.
The class is currently under review by Air Force officials who will determine whether or not to revise the material or end the class.
“The use of Bible passage and other elements was just inappropriate,” he said. Mikey Weinstein, the president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, hailed the military’s decision to suspend the course. “We’re very pleased that the Air Force did it,” Weinstein told Fox News Radio. “Had they not done that, we would have filed an immediate class-action lawsuit in federal court to force their hand.”
Weinstein said the officers who complained are Protestant and Roman Catholics, noting the class was simply “unconstitutional training.”
Weinstein said he was particularly concerned about a passage of Scripture that was taught from the New Testament book of Revelations. The passage, chapter 19, verse 11, describes Jesus as a mighty warrior, Weinstein said.
But David French, senior counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, said there is no violation of the Constitution. “Just-War theory has been a vital part of American military history for the last several hundred years,” French said, dismissing the complaints as what he called “another attempt to cleanse American history of its religious realities.”
Added- If you have a minute, go check them out. MRFF is an incredible group and Mikey Weinstein is ahem, Doing the Lord’s Work you might say.
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