And now, in the “surely too strange to be true” category…

(Or perhaps the “even a stopped clock” category?…)

Hat tip to the site “Political Irony,” which clued me in to this piece from Esquire, surveying the opinions of several white supremacist and neo-Nazi leaders. Apparently voting for McCain is something most of them just couldn’t stomach, and they were actually willing to go on the record about it. Sample quotes:

Tom Metzger, Director of White Aryan Resistance:

The corporations are running things now, so it’s not going to make much difference who’s in there, but McCain would be much worse. He’s a warmonger. He’s a scary, scary person–more dangerous than Bush. Obama, according to his book, Dreams Of My Father, is a racist and I have no problem with black racists. … I hate the transnational corporations far more than any black person.

Erich Gliebe, Chairman of the National Alliance:

I don’t think McCain even acknowledges that a white race exists. He’s all about granting amnesty to illegal aliens. The fact he wants to keep us in wars in the Middle East for 100 years, that’s not a good thing. I give Obama credit, he seems to have stuck to his guns as far as pulling the troops out of Iraq. He’s a very intelligent man, an excellent speaker and has charisma. John McCain offers none of that.

Rocky Suhayda, Chairman of the American Nazi Party:

White people are faced with either a negro or a total nutter who happens to have a pale face. Personally I’d prefer the negro. National Socialists are not mindless haters. Here, I see a white man, who is almost dead, who declares he wants to fight endless wars around the globe to make the world safe for Judeo-capitalist exploitation, who supports the invasion of America by illegals–basically a continuation of the last eight years of Emperor Bush. Then, we have a black man, who loves his own kind, belongs to a Black-Nationalist religion, is married to a black women… that’s the kind of negro that I can respect.

Even the lone holdout can barely tolerate McCain: Ron Edwards, Imperial Wizard of the Imperial Klans of America, says “If [Obama] wins, I’ll laugh. I don’t like McCain, but he’s the only one I can vote for.”

On the other hand, the one black supremacist they talked to, a fellow called Yahanna, can’t stand Obama:  says he, “McCain is definitely the better shot for black people.”

In other news, cats and dogs are lying down together, and the tinfoil hat industry is bucking economic trends with a huge upsurge in quarterly profits. We are definitely living in unusual times…

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3 Responses to “Obama wins over white supremacists”
  1. alberta ray says:

    So did Obama won because he’s better than McCain? People vote for Obama because of McCain’s flaw? Whoah, I wonder if these people really voted Obama because he is good and he can do things for white people. Tsk, tsk, tsk, I wonder.

  2. michael says:

    I’ve reading some of this stuff too. It is hilarious. What sort of Nazi are you if Obama seems like a good option? These guys don’t even believe their own bullshit.

    Of course, some of these fuckheads think they’re helping bring on a race war by making a black man the focus of political frustration. But if Reagan and Bush didn’t prompt one, I’m not exactly worried. Secretly, many racists are actually in thrall to the races they claim to hate. Like the homophobes who love anal stimulation. As Freud reminds us, the opposite of love is not hate but indifference.

  3. There is indeed something perversely amusing about all of this.

    Not to mention amazing at its heart.

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