A Literal White House: White Supremacist Presidential Hopefuls
By Cassy Gonzalez July 19, 2011
The roster for 2012 presidential hopefuls now include a former wizard. And, no, it's not Harry Potter, but former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, David Duke. According to The Daily Beast, the self-proclaimed 'white civil rights activist' has announced a tour of 25 states for campaign fundraising for the upcoming presidential election. Which states will be visited is still being determined, but he will no doubt start in his home state of Louisiana, where he once served as a member of the House of Representatives.
David Duke has always been a well-known former Knight of the Klan and his first run for President in the late 1980s was a failure. He has since made waves with multiple anti-Semitic books, autobiographies, and several tax and campaign frauds. After a few years of relative silence, with anti-Jewish promotion in Europe, Duke has once again decided to try his luck at becoming the next president of the United States.
Duke is not the only open white supremacist running for a political position next year. John Abarr, a fellow former Knight and Montana "racialist," is preparing a campaign to raise money for the Montana seat in the House. Yet another is The Nationalist Party of America (a political group built out of the skin head movement, claiming to be non-violent but "pro-white") Billy Roper, another outspoken anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi who voiced approval for the 9/11 terrorists acts in a Newsweek article because they, "killed Jews."
While none of these political hopefuls vocally condone or promote the violence that is automatically associated with the title of white supremacist, they do all express concern for the repressed white voices in the American political landscape. And they all also speak about how the past years with a bi-racial president has affected white Americans with illegal immigration, same-sex marriage, the recession and rising unemployment rates more disproportionately than non-white Americans because they have no voice for them under Obama's presidency. Quote John Abarr,
"We already have a black president and I'm not sure when we'll have a white president elected again."While these political wannabes don't have a decent chance at being elected in 2012, it is obvious that racism is still alive and well in our nation.