Alex Constantine - January 9, 2011
[Anti-Fascist Encyclopedia archive on the Republican Funding and Neo-Nazi Eugenics of AMERICAN RENAISSANCE]
Also see: "Defeat The Anti-White Double Standard—Attend American Renaissance’s 2011 Conference!" by American Ren's JARED TAYLOR in the role of racial martyr, recycling Aryan Nation's phony argument that Caucaisians are in fact repressed by minorities (sniff) ...
By MAGGIE HABERMAN
Politico | January 9, 2011
A Department of Homeland Security memo quoted by Fox News says the agency is looking into whether Loughner is “possibly linked” to the fanatical group American Renaissance.
The group promotes views that are “anti-government, anti-immigration, anti-ZOG (Zionist Occupation Government), anti-Semitic,” the memo says.
It’s not immediately clear that Loughner is actually a member.
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the target of Loughner’s firing frenzy, is “the first Jewish female elected to such a high position in the U.S. government. She was also opposite the group’s ideology when it came to immigration debate,” according the memo.
The group’s website features what appear to be paid advertisements for tea party versions of the “don’t tread on me” flag.
Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance, made clear in an interview with Fox News that the group considers itself a think tank of sorts with a conservative circular that’s available by subscription.
Asked about the memo, he said, “That is complete nonsense. I have absolutely no idea what DHS is talking about.”
He told the cable channel that his group checked subscriber lists for its circular and found no record of Loughner subscribing or attending events.
Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project, described the American Renaissance’s journal as a “kind of white-collar, white supremicists outlet, better described as white nationalists” that is read by “pseudo intellectuals” and “academic racists.”
He said the group focuses on race and IQ issues, specifically that African Americans are not as intelligent as whites.
The group had a debate about whether they should also concentrate on Jews, but the majority “was not into that,” Potok said.
“Jared Taylor is not an anti-Semite,” Potok said.