Can politics get any more bizarre than this?
Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke has endorsed New York Congressional candidate Charles Barron. Barron is a former Black Panther with a fondness for dictators like former Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi and Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe. In a video, Duke explained his reasons for backing Barron over Hakeem Jeffries.
“Black leaders like Barron should work to lessen the enmity between blacks and whites and realize that the Jewish extremists in America keep whites and blacks from mutually solving our interests and differences,” Mr. Duke says. “The Zion masters want constant conflict between the two groups so they can utilize a divide and conquer strategy over us all.”
Mr. Duke wraps up his endorsement of Mr. Barron by criticizing Mr. Jeffries, who he says, along with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, are working for the interests of “the Zionist Club FED and the international banking establishment.”
Duke also brought forth a number of issues on which he and Barron disagree, such as affirmative action. All that is forgiven because in Duke’s mind the worst enemy in the world is the Jews. If someone is against Israel, then that person is a friend to Duke.
“In a race for Congress between an anti-Zionist black activist and a black activist who is a bought and paid for Zionist Uncle Tom, I’ll take the anti-Zionist any day,” Duke said.
The truth here is that Duke has always tried to present himself as a “reasonable” white supremacist. His arguments over the years have been that he is not against other races and religions, but that he is a civil rights activist for the white race. However, the exception to not being against other peoples ends with the Jews. Duke has an unabiding hate for them, which is the centerpiece of his platform. Actually, Duke hates anyone who is not as white and Protestant as he is. He just hates Jews worse. He is only endorsing Barron for the publicity. Everyone should look through that facade.
Barron and Jeffries both responded to the endorsement negatively. Jeffries denounced “David Duke’s remarks in its entirety and urge the other candidate in this race to do the same.”
Barron called the endorsement “foolishness” and emphasized, “We’re staying focused and we demand respect for our campaign. I don’t think that’s a campaign issue. I don’t think it’s intelligent.”
Duke may enjoy the short burst of publicity that his endorsement generates, but it is hard to believe that this liberal district, with a significant Jewish population, is going to look favorably on anything Duke does.