How far down
America has fallen:
Admitted Nazi Set to Win Republican Nomination in Illinois Congressional Race
February 06, 2018
Neo Nazis give the infamous stiff-armed salute at Nazi gathering.
(NATIONAL) – If just a few years ago you had prophesied that a man like Donald Trump, with all of his character flaws, anger management issues, child-like behavior and lack of knowledge of government, would win the highest office in the land or that an outspoken Nazi was set, as these words were written to win the Republican nomination in an Illinois Congressional Race, most “normal” Americans would have assumed you were batty in the head.
But oh how far into the mud of dangerous, anti-social, anti-democratic behavior and low to non-existent character this nation and the Republican party have fallen.
Donald Trump, and the Republicans in Congress who do his bidding have set the bar so low we now have Nazis chomping at the bit to gain positions of high political power.
According to a new report, an “outspoken Neo Nazi and Holocaust denier is set to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat.”
A report by Slate.com notes that Arthur Jones, a 70-year-old retired insurance agent, told the Chicago Sun-Times he once led the American Nazi Party and heads up a group called the America First Committee, which excludes Jewish members.
Leaders of the Illinois Republican party have reportedly “distanced themselves from Jones,” but you have to wonder: why in the world did Jones feel very comfortable in running as a Republican in the first place?
What is it about Trump and today’s interesting Republican party that appears to have “energized” (as some reports have put it) and emboldened people in the Neo Nazi and Ku Klux Klan groups?
From the Slate piece:
“On Jones’ campaign website, under a section titled, “The ‘Holocaust’ racket,” he insists the murder of 6 million Jews was the “biggest blackest lie in history” and that the Holocaust amounted to “propaganda, whose purpose is designed to bleed, blackmail, extort and terrorize, the enemies of organized world Jewry.”
Jones is running unopposed [Emphasis ours] in a highly Democratic district that includes a part of Chicago...Jones is campaigning to, among other things, “bring our troops home NOW to defend our borders”; to end “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants and sanctuary cities; to make English the official language; and to fight an agenda he believes, that the federal government has to “change” neighborhoods “found to be too White, too Christian, or too straight.”
He also opposes interracial marriage and school integration and was unsure when asked whether black people or Latinos should have the right to vote.
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