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AMERICA’S MOST DANGEROUS HATE
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
By David Podvin
Their party leader felt the need to
pander to a racist, anti-Catholic university in order to ingratiate himself to
the rank and file. That same leader has said publicly that Jews won’t go to
Heaven. Through his appointments, he has insured that they don’t attend
cabinet meetings, either. He supports the concept that the Ku Klux Klan should
be legally protected to advocate hatred, but opposes hate crime legislation to
prevent them from terrorizing minorities. Calling him a bigot is deemed to be
unacceptable by the mainstream corporate media, as are most things that are
Their Senate leader called homosexuality a sin and compared it to alcoholism, kleptomania, and sex addiction. He does not consider it to be a sin for him to belong to The Council Of Conservative Citizens, the successor to the White Citizens Councils that supported Jim Crow. He also does not consider it to be a sin for him to have initially lied about his membership, presumably because his lie did not involve having oral sex with someone who is not going to Heaven. He continues to attend CCC meetings, even after reporters confronted him with the fact that the organization denies the existence of the Holocaust, praises slavery, and pledges to fight against “mongrel races”. The following appears on the CCC website:
“Take 10 bottles of
milk to represent all humans on earth. Nine of them will be chocolate and only
one white. Now mix all those bottles together and you have gotten rid of that
troublesome bottle of white milk. There too is the way to get rid of the world
of whites. Convince them to mix their few genes with the genes of the many.
Genocide via the bedroom chamber is as long lasting as genocide via war.”
The leader of the CCC says that the
ideas of the group mesh with those of the Senate leader “ninety five percent
of the time”.
The man who calls the shots for the
party in the House is also a vocal defender of the CCC. He blames the Littleton,
Colorado school massacre on “working mothers”. To him, there is only one
“real religion”, and it does not involving praying towards Mecca or eating
matzo. He condemned a bill that would increase funding for AIDS research as an
“election year grab for votes”.
He pushed legislation to
overturn all existing non-discrimination policies for gay federal workers He
opposed legislation to prohibit American firms from using slave labor in Asia.
These three men are not obscure
bigoted fools – George W. Bush, Trent Lott, and Tom DeLay are the bigoted
fools whom Republicans have chosen to be their leaders. They are the Americans
whom Republicans believe best represent the ideals of the Republican Party, a
belief that is repeatedly confirmed by the actions of the party faithful. Their
statements accurately reflect the sentiments of their followers – there are
countless examples of Republican loyalists joining in the party’s endless
chorus of hatred.
is not to say that the Republican Party has the same entrance requirements as
the Klan. The G.O.P. is more than willing to welcome obedient blacks,
self-hating Jews, celibate gays, anglicized Hispanics, and Stepford wives. The
price of admission for those prideless masochists is to defend a party that is
full of people who despise them.
is true on every level at which the party operates.
the executive branch, the current administration exists only because they were
effective in preventing black votes from being counted in Florida. While there
is the traditional and prerequisite Republican hostility towards all of the
fringe people, this administration has a special hatred of the group that was
most adamant in opposing Bush. Two current cabinet members have actually
expressed admiration and nostalgia for the Confederacy. They said during their
confirmation hearings, under oath, that the Confederacy represented “Southern
pride”. They committed perjury.
President of the Confederate States Of America (March 21, 1861):
new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are
laid, its cornerstone rests upon the great truth, that the negro is not equal to
the white man; that slavery -- subordination to the superior race -- is his
natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the
history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral
the beat goes on. Dick Cheney was one of only thirteen members of Congress to
vote against funding for AIDS research. He consistently opposed civil rights
legislation. Donald Rumsfeld was captured on the Watergate tapes commiserating
with Richard Nixon about the “niggers”. When he was Secretary of State under
Poppy Bush, consigliere James Baker screamed, “Fuck the Jews!”
hope I stand for anti-bigotry, anti-Semitism, anti-racism. This is what drives
me,” said President George H.W. Bush.
one out of three ain’t bad. This
heritage of traditional morality has done an excellent job of eliminating the
cancer of multiculturalism in the executive branch. The few Afro Saxons, Latin
types, and Hebrews who are in the Bush Administration appear to be to be making
a good faith effort to seem as white they possibly can.
Senate is home to more Republicans whose hearts are underflowing with love.
There are countless examples of their “compassionate conservatism”; here are
a just a few:
Helms - He called Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a “Negro hoodlum who was
born a bum”. He faithfully supported apartheid to the bitter end. He has
derided the national press as being “full of homosexuals”. He opposes any
gay being allowed to serve in government. He says, “All Latins are
volatile”. In the interest of stability, he opposes allowing any more
“volatile” folks into the country. For all of this, and so much more, he has
been called the “favorite senator of rank and file Republicans”.
Thurmond – A longtime arch-segregationist and fierce opponent of anti-lynching
laws, he continues to be a reliable vote when it’s time to oppose legislation
to help African Americans. He is proof positive that you’re never too old to
hate black people.
Inhofe – He supported blocking the confirmation hearings for ambassadorial
nominee James Hormel on the basis that Hormel’s “gay agenda” was bad for
America. “I would feel the same way if it were David Duke or anybody whose
agenda is more important than the country,” he said. Not likely. He has
written for the John Birch Society, an organization that views the civil rights
movement as a “communist front”.
Nickles – He is a member of the National Council For Policy, which is a
conservative group consisting of like-minded patriots. Among the patriots is
R.J. Rushdooney, who is the “Father of Christian Reconstructionism”. Patriot
Rushdooney wrote the following about black slavery: "The
law here (in the Bible) is humane and also unsentimental. It recognizes that
some people are by nature slaves and will always be so. It both requires that
they be dealt with in a godly manner and also that the slave recognize his
position and accept it with grace." Another member is
Bob Jones. Yes, that Bob Jones. Virtually everyone in the Republican
Congressional leadership is also a member in good standing, as are the leaders
of the Religious Right. In 1995, this profoundly moral group gave
an award to Dinesh D'Souza, the author of the book, The End of Racism:
Principles of a Multiracial Society. D'Souza's book
compassionately teaches that blacks should not be blamed for the fact that they
in the House skillfully promote their party’s legacy of bigotry.
are some typical examples of their “family values”-
Dick Armey – He called Barney Frank “Barney Fag”. He has said that only some Christian denominations are “real religions”. He decried the overwhelming percentage of women in Congress (ten) by stating that the House had become too “femcentric”. His position as the third ranking Republican in the House has positioned him to be white society’s protector against “Afrocentrism”, which he proved again when he refused to allow additional funding for electoral reform that was designed to protect the voting rights of “Afrocentrists”.
Barr – He is notable for taunting Tom DeLay for being “too soft”. Mr. Barr
prides himself on having opposed every single effort to help racial minorities,
gays, or women. His consecutive hate vote streak is a source of great envy among
the younger Republican members in the House. They reluctantly concede that he is
the Cy Young of bigotry and, if he stays healthy, will amass a voting record of
such consistent viciousness that it will never be approached, much less equaled.
Chenowith - "What Rep.
Chenoweth's election proves is that a race-based campaign is a WINNER. Like
David Duke in Louisiana, other far-sighted political leaders see a sea change in
the mood of the White voter towards candidates who offer frank solutions to
America's growing non-White chaos. We wish Helen Chenoweth good luck and hope
that many others follow in her footsteps!" THE TRUTH AT LAST - a Ku Klux
Istook – He is also a member of the National Council For Policy. He authored
the “Religious Freedom Amendment”, under which the
free exercise clause, establishment clause, and wall of separation constructed
by our founding fathers would all be eliminated. The RFA has over one hundred
Republican sponsors in the House.
deeply apologize to Henry Hyde, Steve Largent, J.C. Watts, and the many other
deserving Republican members of Congress whom I do not have time to acknowledge,
including some who could reasonably argue that they are more deserving of
recognition than the elite eight mentioned immediately above. I humbly
acknowledge that the topic of Republican Congressional malice is a subject which
is best left to the author of an encyclopedia.
Republican judiciary goosesteps to the same tune as the other two branches (that
tune would be Dixie). Chief Justice William Rehnquist got his start in
Arizona politics as a thug whose job was to intimidate blacks and Hispanics away
from polling places. His colleagues, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, take a
less permissive stance in regard to minority voting.
Together, they have occasionally opposed human rights statutes, the
occasions being every chance they get. Still, they are liberal compared to some
of their federal lower court Republican brethren, who frequently try to
interpret rulings to be even less limp wristed on racial and religious matters
than the Supreme Court intended.
has been the hallmark of all recent Republican presidents, except for the one
who was not chosen by Republican voters, Gerald Ford.
Eisenhower was an enthusiastic supporter of Jim Crow. He was appalled by Brown
v. Board Of Education, which struck down the doctrine of separate but equal.
He deployed federal troops to enforce the Supreme Court decision, but he also
publicly sympathized with those who wanted to “preserve their way of life”.
Of course, their way of life was to demand that blacks either accept being
treated as inferiors or be lynched. When America most needed strong moral
leadership to unify the country during the court ordered desegregation,
Eisenhower threw in with the Confederates.
Nixon governed with a “Southern Strategy” of deliberating dividing black
from white. He nominated a Klansman to the Supreme Court. His psychotically
profane tirades about the “fucking Jews” are documented on the Watergate
tapes. His obsessive hatred fell short of Hitler’s in terms of accomplishment,
but he was rhetorically competitive. He compiled a list of enemies that read,
for the most part, like a list of patrons at Solly’s Deli. He was willing to
employ Jews, but they had to embrace the aforementioned masochism; he referred
to Henry Kissinger, the Secretary of State of the United States of America, as
my “little Jew boy”. He repeatedly told subordinates, including those in the
I.R.S., to “get the Jews”. He also found time to attack those to whom he referred as
“niggers”, “dagos”, “fags”
and “wetbacks”. As with all of the Republicans mentioned, his policies
reflected his heartfelt belief that the best law is the law of the jungle.
his first term, Ronald Reagan was so consistently hostile to the interests of
African Americans on everything from economic progress to voting rights that he
was endorsed for reelection by the Ku Klux Klan. Never the ingrate, he then
chose to begin his reelection campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi, which is a
town whose only distinction is that it’s where the Klan murdered three civil
rights workers. He identified “urban welfare mothers” as the primary cause
of social decay, bringing into question whether the Klan was following him or
vice versa. His federal judicial appointees have consistently ruled against
civil rights laws. Reagan eulogized Nazi SS troops at the Bitburg cemetery as
being “victims”. The job of Nazi SS troops was to murder Jews, or anyone who
looked Jewish. Reagan was anti-gay on every public policy, and refused to
support medical funding during the height of the AIDS epidemic. He was so
homophobic that when his son Ron became a dancer, Reagan felt compelled to
announce in public that he was confident that Ron was still a “real” man.
Amazingly, during the Reagan Administration, white men got richer while
minorities fell further behind.
Bush the Elder ran an administration that was unrelentingly hostile to blacks,
gays, and other fringe people. This is best exemplified by the fact that, in
1988, Bush had to be pressured to remove Nazis from his presidential campaign.
Not American Nazi wannabes. Not Nazi sympathizers. Real, original, genuine, 99
and 44/100% pure Nazis. Rather than going into excruciating detail about George
I and his philosophy of life, let this suffice – while Reagan approved of the
Nazis at Bitburg, the Nazis here in America approved of Bush.
the information about Reagan and Bush does not seem to be consistent with the
portrayal of them by the mainstream media as beloved national treasures, then
remember that hating “mud people” has never disqualified any American from
being presented by the corporate press as a beloved national treasure.
is not difficult to understand why the Nazis, the Klan, and other conservative
organizations are attracted to the Republicans. It is a matter of loyalty –
the Republican Party has earned their support with policies that haters can
appreciate. The constant verbal abuse of “lesser”
Americans has been accompanied by substantive actions that have hurt minorities
in general, and particularly blacks. G.O.P.
positions on taxation, economic policy, and social justice uniformly work to the
detriment of Americans who are swarthy.
Henson filed a $21.5 million lawsuit against the Republican National Committee.
The former party fundraiser claimed that G.O.P. headquarters was a bastion of
hatred and degradation. She and two other former consultants alleged,
"The RNC maintains a work place wherein sexual, racial, homophobic,
appearance-based and anti-Semitic comments, jokes and horseplay are commonplace,
tolerated and encouraged." They
cited the use of the terms “bitches”, “Jew boy”, “butt boy”, and
“gay boy”. Directors
entertained the staff by mocking gays and blacks.
Females were rewarded when they submitted to being "touched in a sexual
that’s Republican National HEADQUARTERS, proving once again that the
Republicans have their headquarters where normal people have their hindquarters.
the state level, it gets worse. There are fifty examples; here’s one:
Iowa Republican Party Platform formally opposes "homosexual
rights and lifestyles, alternative value systems, animal rights, secular
humanism, political correctness, New Age concepts, and situational ethics."
The platform was passed with the active participation of The Christian
Coalition. Pat Robertson told the delegates to the Iowa Republican Convention,
"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a
socialist, antifamily political movement that encourages women to leave their
husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and
asked about the platform by reporters, the Chairman of the National Republican
Party refused to disagree with any of it.
During the campaign in California for Republican Governor Pete Wilson’s Proposition 187, which denied all government benefits to illegal immigrants, the TV ads featured brown skinned people sneaking across the border. The narrator ominously intoned, “They just keep coming.” The imagery of an invading army of wrongly colored people was extremely effective. The initiative passed as hate crimes against Hispanics rose, providing Republicans with the Daily Double.
sponsored anti-gay initiatives in Oregon and Colorado were accompanied by
incendiary rhetoric that labeled homosexuals as being “dangerous”,
“pedophiles”, “anti-Christian”, and “subhuman”. The violence that
followed resulted in a gay church being bombed in Oregon and physical assaults
against gays and lesbians rising dramatically.
The story of Patrick Buchanan serves
to illustrate the decadence of the Republican Party. His speech was the one that
was the most enthusiastically received by the delegates at the 1992 Republican
Convention. It was a speech in which he declared, “There is a religious war
going on in our country for the soul of America.”
Buchanan spoke disparagingly of the “enemies” on the other side of
this new civil war. He identified them as “gay and lesbian couples”,
“militant leaders of the homosexual movement”, “radical feminists”, and
the Los Angeles riot “mob”. That last one was interpreted by some cynics to
be a subtle shot at black people. The Republican faithful responded by chanting
“hit’em again, hit’em again, harder, harder.”
They were cheering for a man who had
called Hitler “an individual of great courage”. Buchanan had accused
Holocaust survivors of having “group fantasies of martyrdom and heroics”. He
had written that the “the central objection to the present flood of illegals
is that they are not English- speaking white people from Western Europe, they
are Spanish- speaking brown and black people from Mexico, Latin America and the
Caribbean." He had publicly fantasized about having fewer “Zulus” in
America. He longed for the good old days that preceded Martin Luther King:
"There were no politics to polarize us then, to magnify every slight. The 'negroes'
of Washington had their public schools, restaurants, bars, movie houses,
playgrounds and churches; and we had ours." He claimed that AIDS was
“nature’s revenge against sodomites”.
David Duke said, "I think Pat
Buchanan sounds more like me every day."
Mr. Buchanan ultimately left the
Republican Party because he was made to feel so unwelcome…
…for opposing NAFTA.
The Christian Coalition is the main
conduit of the Republican Party to its crucial Religious Right base of support.
It’s founder, Pat Robertson, wrote in his book The New World Order that
the international banking system is controlled by the Jews. His comments about
blacks, gays, and women who do not accept traditional roles are exactly what you
would expect from the guy who prays for God to redirect hurricanes towards areas
that tend to vote Democratic. Fellow G.O.P. televangelist Jerry Falwell has
repeatedly damned homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, and other malcontents. He is
currently fighting a valiant one man holding action against the scourge of gay
The town criers of Republicanism,
nationally syndicated talk radio hosts, are in the vanguard of spreading the
hateful gospel. Rush Limbaugh has repeatedly referred to civil rights leaders as
“poverty pimps”. Dennis Prager has observed, “Blacks are allowing liberals
to lead them by the nose back onto the plantation.” For those who find these
references to pandering and bovine mentality to be overly subtle, there is the
forthright G. Gordon Liddy; “There has been enough kissing Jap ass by the U.S.
Government.” Michael Reagan claimed, “Public schools teach that students
should have two homosexual encounters before having a heterosexual one".
This corrosive propaganda spews forth all day and all night. The favored targets
are people of color, gays, and evil single mothers. And, of course, anyone who
isn’t patriotic enough to vote Republican.
None of this is
an aberration. Bigotry is not an occasional problem within the Republican Party,
as it is in the Democratic Party. Bigotry is the Republican Party, in word and
knee jerk countercharge will be that Democrats are equally flawed. This moral
equivalency will ring true when it is accompanied by equal proof. Thus far,
there is no evidence that Bill Clinton chooses to hire people who long for the
day when white Americans are forced at gunpoint to pick cotton. It has not been
shown that Tom Daschle says that people adopt the perverted heterosexual
lifestyle because of their irresponsible “stay-at-home” Christian mothers.
No one has proven that Dick Gephardt belongs to a group that wants to deport the
savage Anglo-Saxons back to the caves of Europe where they can engage in their
depravity without bothering civilized people. Until such Democratic malice is
documented, the mugwump charge that “both sides do it” is a lie. Lying
cannot hide the fact that it is the Republicans who are the purveyors of hatred.
do have huge shortcomings. The greatest failing of moderate to liberal Americans
is their reluctance to face unpleasant truths. They desperately want to believe
that their political opponents are wrong, not evil. Their desire to retain this
fantasy leads them to ignore the facts that prove otherwise. By temperament,
they tend to be pacifists. They generally prefer to avoid confrontation, even at
the expense of standing up for principle. As viewed from the perspective of
Orrin Hatch, they are “gutless”.
comes a point in life when one must decide whether to deal with reality or to
live in ignorant bliss. The intolerance and hatred that is expressed by
Republican leaders is the symptom of an extremely disturbing disease that most
non-conservatives have not been strong enough to face.
Archie Bunkers of America did not magically disappear when All In The Family was
cancelled. They are still out there in force, a little more polished, but no
less hateful. They appear to be normal, everyday people. They do not wear hoods
or jackboots, but they are angry in a way that most non-conservatives
consistently fail to comprehend. They still can’t stand blacks, Hispanics,
Asians, Jews, Muslims, or gays. They feel threatened by women who stray from
traditional roles. In general, they fear and loathe their fellow citizens who
are “different”. They don’t burn crosses on their neighbors’ lawns or
scrawl swastikas on the local synagogue; they spew their venom at the ballot
box. It is no accident that they vote for haters. It is an expression of their
sincere, deeply held beliefs.
are the Republican rank and file. They passionately hated Bill Clinton, despite
the fact that he was a mainstream establishment moderate. They didn’t hate him
for his positions on the issues, which were frequently their positions on the
issues. They hated him because they hate the people who voted for him. This was
clearly established by the 2000 electoral map, which compelled so many
Republicans to point out that the states that were colored blue for Al Gore were
the “immoral” states unpopulated by “real” Americans.
average Republican would be deeply offended to be labeled as a hater. However,
if George W. Bush had said that born again Christians will not go to Heaven, or
if Trent Lott had said that heterosexuality was morally equivalent to
drunkenness and theft, or if Tom DeLay had blamed the Columbine murders on the
Southern Baptist Convention, then there is no doubt that Republicans would have
refused to ever support them again. It is therefore a logical inference that the
average Republican either agrees with the vomitous bigotry of their leaders, or
the average Republican just is not sufficiently offended by it to stop
supporting such prejudice with their votes and their money. Either way, the
practical effect is the same; the hatred thrives.
unpleasant reality is that the Republican Party is America’s most dangerous
hate group. It controls most of the federal government and a majority of state
governments. This confirms the historical truism that evil flourishes when it
goes unchallenged. The Republicans are absolutely determined to impose their
exclusionary philosophy on the rest of us. They sincerely believe that there is
something fundamentally wrong with non-whites, non-Christians, and
non-heterosexuals. They deplore non-men who wander outside of their natural
habitat, the kitchen and the bedroom. They have definite plans to set things
The day that the
Democratic Party gets leadership that is willing to confront the Republicans on
their bigotry is the day that the Republican Party is finished. This is because
the ugly little secret of politics is that the number of Americans whom the
Republicans hate exceeds the number of Americans whom the Republicans don’t
essential first step to effectively combating the Republicans and their
intolerant agenda is to have the maturity to perceive them as they are, not as
you would like them to be.
Some interesting websites:
Enemies of Religious Freedom
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