Esquire magazine, admittedly not always the most reliable of sources, has interviewed several prominent US career fascists, and amongst the drooling, gum munching racist filth it was today revealed that significant members are planning to vote for Barack Obama rather than his white, Republican opponent.
Rocky Suhayda, the Chairman of the American Nazi Party, said: ‘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.’
And there’s more!
Tom Metzger, the Director of White Aryan Resistance, said:‘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…I hate the transnational corporations far more than any black person.’
Please understand the difference between endorsing white supremacists’ rhetoric, which I’m not doing, and giggling helplessly as the last rats leave the sinking McCain schooner and American politics goes through the looking glass. Combine this with possibly the worst assassination plot ever (two young men plan to buy/steal some guns, wear white tuxedos and drive in the general direction of Obama, somewhere, whilst shooting things and shouting, before getting shot by police. That was their plan. That was their whole plan.) and I think liberal American kiddies can sleep safe in their beds.
When we’re done cackling, we should probably remind ourselves that on this side of the pond we’re rather short on Charlie Chaplin fascists – instead we’ve got a highly organised neo-fascist faction, the BNP, with a stunning PR team and the guile to get out there knocking on doors and trying to win parliamentary influence, having already gained a seat on the London assembly. Just, yknow, saying.