Do you ever get the feeling that much of what you hear about Republicans and from Republicans is originating at The Onion or maybe even Mad Magazine. It’s like a bad dream and then you wake up and discover it’s true: the GOP is unbalanced (maybe that’s why they’re against legalizing drugs, they want to keep them all for themselves). Consider the following from a newspaper in the Chicago area:
Republican Congressional Candidate Says ‘Holocaust Never Happened’
By Lorraine Swanson Email the author February 29, 2012
A congressional candidate running as a Republican in the upcoming Illinois primary says the “Holocaust never happened.”
Arthur Jones, 64, a Lyons, IL, insurance salesman who organizes family-friendly, neo-Nazi events around Adolf Hitler’s birthday, hopes to be the Republican candidate chosen to run against Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.
“As far as I’m concerned, the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews,” Jones said. “It’s the blackest lie in history. Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV.
“The more survivors, the more lies that are told.”
A member of the Nationalist Socialist Party in his younger days, Jones took part in the Nazis’ march on Chicago’s Marquette Park in 1978. While he doesn’t deny nor repudiate his “past affiliations,” he says he votes Republican “90 percent of the time.”
“Philosophically, I’m a National Socialist,” Jones said. “Officially, I don’t belong to any party except my own, the America First Committee.”
Jones hopes three’s a charm after blowing his retirement savings on two prior congressional runs. He hopes to win the Republican primary and go on to challenge Lipinski this November. The 3rd District covers portions of Chicago’s South Side and a large swath of the south suburbs. …
Jones compares today’s conditions in the United States to Germany following the end of World War I.
“Our country is falling apart economically, politically, culturally, militarily,” he said. “We are going down.”
A veteran of the Vietnam War with all of its modern horrors, he sees the same betrayal in the “so-called War on Terrorism.”
“These war-mongering fools in congress like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney—we can’t let Iran have one nuclear weapon but we let Israel have all the nuclear weapons they want,” Jones said. “This is ridiculous.” …
I don’t know about you but when you put items like this alongside Rick Santorum’s disgusting rhetoric, too many ugly patterns are beginning to emerge and to quote Glenn Beck, I fear for my country. Remember what Mussolini said,
Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.