Media coverage of this week’s ghastly terror attack at two Jewish centers in Kansas City (which claimed the lives of three people) has mostly overlooked a pretty revealing detail about the politics of alleged killer Frazier Glenn Miller:
As Max Blumenthal points out on Mondoweiss, the neo-Nazi and former KKK Grand Dragon has “advocated the formation of an ethnically-exclusive white state in the Deep South” – and in the introduction to his self-published autobiography, Miller praises Israel as the model for his proposed white supremacist state.
Blumenthal zeroes in on this passage [Emphasis mine]:
Our Race is barely 8% of the world’s population, and even that figure is dropping fast. And we produce only about two percent of the infants. We buy twice as many caskets as cradles. Great future, huh?
But, on the other hand, look at Israel, where four and a half million Jews are surrounded by a billion Muslims. Armed to the teeth with one of the largest (if not the largest) nuclear arsenals in the world, these Jews dictate their will upon their Muslim neighbors.
There is a big difference, however, between Jew Israel and White America. Jew Israel is racist. They stick together. They fight for their own people. And, more important, they have the will to survive.
Why can’t we be like the Jews?
Why can’t we have the same racial pride, racial unity, and the will to survive as a people?
If the Jews can have a Jewish state of their own, then why can’t we have a White Christian state of our own?
Well, Whitey, whatcha say?
Strange, isn’t it, that an unabashed anti-Semite like Miller – the rest of the introduction is spent railing against “the Jews”, “the Jews-media”, etc. – should be so sympathetic to the Zionist project of a state that privileges Jews?
Strange that someone who goes on to defend German fascism and trivialize the Jewish Holocaust would claim that Jews have a right to Israel as a haven of Jewish supremacy.
Strange that a man who seeks to liberate the “Jew-ruled western world” would see the need for Israel to be “racist” and “dictate their will upon their Muslim neighbors” (not to mention the indigenous population of the land they stole).
Strange that a neo-fascist vigilante who yelled “Heil, Hitler!” after murdering three people would be the one to ask, “Why can’t we be like the Jews?”
Is it so strange? As Columbia University scholar Joseph Massad has written, Zionism and white nationalist anti-Semitism have historically been allies: Zionist leaders like Theodor Herzl collaborated with anti-Semitic leaders as early as 1903. “Jewish anti-Zionism across Europe and in the United States,” Massad points out, “had the support of the majority of Jews who continued to view Zionism as an anti-Jewish movement well into the 1940s.”
Zionism and anti-Semitism shared a disturbing premise – that Jews, by virtue of their ethnicity, don’t belong in the West – and came to the same conclusion – that the only place Euro/American Jews have a right to be is a European settler colony in Palestine.
The ideology of Miller (and other white nationalists in the public eye, like Norway’s Anders Breivik) offers a key insight into the West’s rising far-right: They support Israel because they see it for what it is – a model ethnocracy.
Beneath the thin veneer of The Middle East’s Only Democracy™, today’s right wing in the US and Europe recognizes a warlike, unapologetically racist settler state that – in the 21st century – continues to deprive a non-white indigenous population of basic human rights, while openly declaring that “this country belongs to us, to the white man.”
Strange, isn’t it? Perhaps not.