Just yesterday, Barack Obama asserted that Martin Luther King, Jr would have supported the Occupy Movement. If so, he would have found himself in the midst of some strange bedfellows:
In a move that may redefine the term “strange bedfellows,” the American Nazi Party issued an official endorsement of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement on Sunday afternoon. The announcement put the organization, a self-described “National Socialist” political party, in company with the Socialist Party USA, which explained its own support for the left-wing protesters in a nationwide conference call last Tuesday night, crediting organized labor with the protests’ strength and sophistication to date.
The American Nazi Party is the most politically sophisticated U.S. remnant — but by no means the only one — of white supremacist Adolph Hitler’s murderous 20th century movement. The party calls Hitler’s Mein Kampf “an ideological blueprint for healthy Aryan survival.”
In its statement on Sunday, the Westland, Mich.-based Nazi party wrote that the Occupy Wall Street protests are “TAYLOR [sic] MADE for National Socialists, as well as WN [White Nationalists] who are serious about DOING SOMETHING.”
“I urgently URGE all of you,” the statement’s unnamed author added, “to TAKE PART and JOIN IN when these protests hit your neck of the woods. Produce some flyers EXPLAINING the ‘JEW BANKER’ influence — DON’T wear anything marking you as an ‘evil racist’ — and GET OUT THERE and SPREAD the WORD!”
Hey, they’re way ahead of you Nazis on that score. Just check out the pics from Zombie and Ringo from Occupy LA to see just why the Nazis might be cheering these protests from the sidelines — or maybe even closer to the action. We posted it before, but this video from Reason also shows why the Nazis think they can find fertile recruiting ground at Occupy rallies:
Interviewer: “Name and affiliation?”
Occupy Los Angeles protester: “Patricia McAllister, I’m here representing myself but I do work for the Los Angeles Unified School District. I think that the Zionist Jews who are running these big banks and our Federal Reserve — which is not run by the federal government — they need to be run out of this country.”
Now the White House has apparently decided to align itself with Communists and Nazis, at least for the political benefit:
President Obama and his team have decided to turn public anger at Wall Street into a central tenet of their reelection strategy.
The move comes as the Occupy Wall Street protests gain momentum across the country and as polls show deep public distrust of the nation’s major financial institutions.
And it sets up what strategists see as a potent line of attack against Republican front-runner Mitt Romney, a former investment executive whom Obama aides plan to portray as a wealthy Wall Street sympathizer.
Perhaps Obama should start with an explanation of how MLK Jr would have found himself on the same side as Nazis in any public issue, especially after yesterday’s explicit suck-up to the movement during the dedication ceremony for King’s monument. I’d love to hear him connect King’s exhortation to judge men by the content of their character with the rampant anti-Semitism displayed at the Occupy rallies to such an extent that it has Nazis cheering.