A Different Lincoln...Same Kind of Hate

Recent talk in the news about surveillance of right wing extremists sent me thumbing through a copy of the book "Hate: George Lincoln Rockwell & The American Nazi Party" by William H. Schmaltz. Founder of the American Nazi Party, Rockwell has influenced Neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements in this country. He was assassinated by one of his follower on August 25, 1967.

The pictures below are from Tea Party rallies held across the America last Wednesday, April 15. The quotes are from Rockwell. You don't have to listen to carefully to the arguments around the fringe of these Tea Parties to hear some of the strains of Rockwell's voice. A lot has changed in the 40 years since Rockwell's death...and a lot hasn't changed.

“You have been brainwashed by the liberals, the peace creeps, you must hear both sides of the story. You do not hear both sides, look at the radio and TV – they are completely owned by three companies – ABC, CBS, and NBC. This wouldn’t be so bad, but these companies are controlled to the man, by Russian Jews.”

George Lincoln Rockwell
Colorado State College
May 14, 1964

“I am making an effort to do everything legal to stop the Communist-Negro Revolution now going on in our Country…We are almost all veterans who are simply sick and tired of communism and race-mixing – and the gang of Jews who are trying to force these filthy things down America’s throat.”

George Lincoln Rockwell
August 25, 1963

“You’re working every day to pay taxes to breed little black bastards…You’re subsidizing Negro mothers who produce this little black scum for pay, and then when they don’t have any place to live, they want to come and take your house and neighborhood.”

George Lincoln Rockwell

Marquette Park, Chicago

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent post and so true. If you are interested in history, there is a wonderful book by Kim Phillips-Fein, "Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan".
History truly does seem to repeat itself and the media has become so corporatized that they are incapable of doing their jobs out of fear of losing those jobs. It doesn't make one very hopeful.