Saturday, March 04, 2006

Maybe it just won't work without the sheets and swastikas

Building a diverse grassroots movement can be a challenge and pain in the rear for anyone, but imagine trying to do that with your white-supremacist organization. Such is the plight of Jared Taylor, editor of the American Renaissance magazine and founder of a biennial conference of the same name. In spending nearly two decades building his movement, Taylor has worked successfully in bringing aboard white-supremacist Jews of European origin. Needless to say, that leaves some of the traditional base of white supremacists uneasy. In taking another dive into the theater of the absurd, America's best-known, anti-semitc, Islamofascist-loving former Grand Dragon, David Duke, showed up at this year's conference. Duke's appearance provided more drama than a Hollywood screenplay could hope to produce:

The events Saturday, February 25, passed without major incident. But then, late Sunday morning, none other than former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke approached the microphone on the floor during the question-and-answer session for French writer Guillaume Faye. After congratulating Faye for stirring remarks that "touched my genes," Duke asked if there weren't an even more insidious threat to the West than Islam.

"There is a power in the world that dominates our media, influences our government and that has led to the internal destruction of our will and our spirit," Duke said.

"Tell us, tell us," came a call from the back of the room.

"I'm not going to say it," Duke said to rising laughter.

But Michael Hart, a squat, balding Jewish astrophysicist from Maryland, was not amused. He rose from his seat, strode toward Duke (who loomed over him like an Aryan giant), spit out a curse — "You Nazi, you've disgraced this meeting" — and exited.

Touching David Duke's genes, hmm. Well, there you have it. Just when you've convinced yourself you've figured out this place called America, you read this. Enjoy the entire article posted this week by The Forward.


Anonymous David Boyd said...

This was a coalition waiting to fall apart. I remember seeing a documentary a few years ago about the KKK's efforts to recruit new members. They started inviting these skinhead types to their rallies. Seemingly everything was fine with the speeches with everyone being on the same page and all. But at the receptions afterwards, the KKK folks were not pleased when the skinheads replaced the KKK's country music with their own heavy metal.

Blogger Glenn said...

It seems it would be impossible to create a cohesive white supremacist movement. These guys are motivated by what they hate and they seem to find somehting to hate in anybody who is not like them and nobody else is quite like them.

Like the far left, these guys come across as self-hating Americans. They're lucky to live in a society that tolerates them. If nothing else, you can't beat the entertainment value.


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