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Trump disavows robo-call from David Duke – CNNPolitics.com

Duke is running for Senate in Louisiana, and he has recorded an automated call pitching both his and Trump’s campaigns as a way to halt increases in immigration and cure what he calls racial aggression.

Trump, who has been slow to distance himself from the former Ku Klux Klan leader in the past, issued a statement later Monday doing just that.

“Mr. Trump has continued to denounce David Duke and any group or individual associated with a message of hate,” Trump’s campaign said in a statement. “There is no place for this in the Republican Party or our country. We have no knowledge of these calls or any related activities, but strongly condemn and disavow.”

In an interview with CNN, Duke said he was purely voicing his opinion about Trump’s campaign and that the Republican nominee had no influence over what Duke chose to say.

“A candidate has no control over other people’s opinions and support,” said Duke. “We should vote for Donald Trump.”

Hillary Clinton has used Trump’s ties to white nationalists like Duke to paint Trump as racially divisive and ideologically simpatico with his most controversial supporters. Yet Clinton’s campaign has also caught criticism for extending their argument too far, with her vice presidential nominee, Tim Kaine, last week saying that Trump was “pushing” the KKK’s and Duke’s “values.”

Other Democrats were quick to jump Monday on the latest reminder of Trump’s ties to this movement.

“Will you stand with us?” read a fundraising email from the Louisiana Democratic Party on Monday evening. “Will you do what you can to help us fund the fight against David Duke and Donald Trump?”

CNN’s Kevin Bohn and Salim Essaid contributed to this report.

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David Duke Continues Bromance With Donald Trump

White nationalist David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard who is running for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, reiterated his support for Republican Donald Trump as president in a robocall urging people to vote for the pair.

Its time to stand up and vote for Donald Trump for president and vote for me, David Duke for the U.S. Senate, Duke said in a robocall, obtained by BuzzFeeds Andrew Kaczynski.

Unless massive immigration is stopped now, well be out numbered and outvoted in our own nation. Its happening, Duke says in the recording. Were losing our gun rights, our free speech. Were taxed to death. Were losing our jobs and businesses to unfair trade. Were losing our country. Look at the Super Bowl salute to the Black Panther cop killers.

Listen to the full robocall here.

David Duke is one of the most recognizable figures from the white supremacist far right. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes Duke as a neo-Nazi, longtime Klan leader and an international spokesman for Holocaust denial. Hes also a vocal supporter of Trump for president, and this robocall is just his latest embrace of the former reality television star.

Earlier this year, Dukeencouraged his radio show listeners to volunteer for Trumps campaign. He also praised Trumps run for president, saying its very, very important that [Trump] wins,and expressed in his video announcement ofhis run for Senatehow excited he was about Trumps rise to power. Dukes own website is littered with posts in support of Trump, and echoes many of the themes Trump has run on,such as a distrust of immigrants and anger towards the media.

Dukes strategy to invoke Trump is shrewd. Thats because the white nationalist movement,which has festered on the political margins for decades, is experiencing an alarming resurgence in mainstream culture, with its current manifestation rebranded as the alt-right.The shift is at least in part related to the unprecedented boost that white supremacy groups have received during Trumps campaign.

The relationship between Trump and Duke hasnt exactly been reciprocal. Trump eventually disavowed Dukes support and has publicly denounced white supremacy, but continues to wink to its supporters. He denieshes a racist, but continues making racist remarks. His ever-changing immigration policies include the deportation of millions. He has pledged to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. And he has a habit of retweeting messages posted by white supremacistsand sharing them with his 11 million Twitter followers one anti-Semitic Trump tweet was later parroted by Duke on Twitter.

CNNs Jim Acosta tweeted a statement from the Trump campaign in reaction to the Duke robocalls, saying that it had no knowledge of these calls but nevertheless strongly condemned and disavowed them.

Last week,Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, linking Trump with white nationalists and the radical fringe of the alt-right, delivered a blistering attack on what she said was the fringe movements takeover of the Republican Party.Leaders of the extremist ideology were thrilled by Clintons strong rebuke and declared that they were no longer alternative but, in fact, the mainstream right.

Well guys. Weve made it,wroteAndrew Anglin, founder of Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. Hillary Clinton is giving a speech about us today.

This story has been updated with a tweet from Jim Acosta.

Editors note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims 1.6 billion members of an entire religion from entering the U.S.

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Donald Trump and David Duke: For the record – The …

Here’s what Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said about white supremacist David Duke in several interviews in the past 15 years. (Sarah Parnass/The Washington Post)

Here is a full chronology of Donald Trumps statements on white supremacist David Duke.

Unlike most other top Republican officials, Trump generally does not couple his statements about Duke with a firm condemnation of Dukes views. Instead, his answers are often reactive, such as I would do that [repudiate Duke], if it made you feel better.

CNNs Larry King: Did the David Duke thing bother you? Fifty-five percent of the whites in Louisiana voted for him.

Trump:I hate seeing what it represents, but I guess it just shows theres a lot of hostility in this country. Theres a tremendous amount of hostility in the United States.

King:Anger?

Trump:Its anger. I mean, thats an anger vote. People are angry about whats happened. People are angry about the jobs. If you look at Louisiana, theyre really in deep trouble. When you talk about the East Coast, its not the East Coast. Its the East Coast, the middle coast, the West Coast

David Duke has a long history in politics and the white supremacy movement. Here are key moments in Duke’s life in the public eye. (Claritza Jimenez/The Washington Post)

exchange on Larry King Live, shortly after Duke lost a race for governor of Louisiana, Nov. 19, 1991

The Reform Party now includes a Klansman, Mr. Duke, a neo-Nazi, Mr. [Patrick] Buchanan, and a communist, Ms. [Lenora] Fulani. This is not company I wish to keep.

Trump, in a statement saying he will not accept the Reform Party nomination for president, Feb. 13, 2000

NBCs Matt Lauer: When you say the [Reform] party is self-destructing, what do you see as the biggest problem with the Reform Party right now?

Trump: Well, youve got David Duke just joined a bigot, a racist, a problem. I mean, this is not exactly the people you want in your party.

remarks on NBCs Today Show, Feb. 14, 2000

Bloombergs John Heilemann:How do you feel about the David Duke quasi-endorsement?

Trump: I dont need his endorsement; I certainly wouldnt want his endorsement. I dont need anyones endorsement.

Heilemann: Would you repudiate David Duke?

Trump: Sure, I would do that, if it made you feel better. I dont know anything about him. Somebody told me yesterday, whoever he is, he did endorse me. Actually I dont think it was an endorsement. He said I was absolutely the best of all of the candidates.

exchange during an interview on Bloomberg Politics, Aug. 26, 2015

Voting for these people [Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz], voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage. Im not saying I endorse everything about Trump, in fact I havent formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do.

David Duke, on his radio program, Feb. 25, 2016

Question:How do you feel about the recent endorsement from David Duke?

Trump: I didnt even know he endorsed me. David Duke endorsed me? Okay, all right. I disavow, okay?

Trump, in response to a question at a news conference, Feb. 26

CNNs Jake Tapper: I want to ask you about the Anti-Defamation League, which this week called on you to publicly condemn unequivocally the racism of former KKK grand wizard David Duke, who recently said that voting against you at this point would be treason to your heritage. Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you dont want his vote or that of other white supremacists in this election?

Trump: Well, just so you understand, I dont know anything about David Duke. Okay? I dont know anything about what youre even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So, I dont know. I dont know, did he endorse me or whats going on, because, you know, I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. And so youre asking me a question that Im supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about.

Tapper: But I guess the question from the Anti-Defamation League is, even if you dont know about their endorsement, there are these groups and individuals endorsing you. Would you just say unequivocally you condemn them and you dont want their support?

Trump: Well, I have to look at the group. I mean, I dont know what group youre talking about. You wouldnt want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I would have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them. And, certainly, I would disavow if I thought there was something wrong.

Tapper: The Ku Klux Klan?

Trump: But you may have groups in there that are totally fine, and it would be very unfair. So, give me a list of the groups, and I will let you know.

Tapper: Okay. I mean, Im just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here, but

Trump: I dont know any honestly, I dont know David Duke. I dont believe I have ever met him. Im pretty sure I didnt meet him. And I just dont know anything about him.

Tapper: All right.

exchange on CNNs State of the Union, Feb. 28

Trump: Im sitting in a house in Florida, with a very bad earpiece that they gave me, and you could hardly hear what he was saying. But what I heard was various groups. And I dont mind disavowing anybody and I disavowed David Duke. And I disavowed him the day before at a major news conference. I have no problem disavowing groups, but Id at least like to know who they are. It would be very unfair to disavow a group if the group shouldnt be disavowed. I have to know who the groups are. But I disavowed David Duke.

Interview with NBCs Today Show, Feb. 29

ABC Newss George Stephanopoulos: So, are you prepared right now to make a clear and unequivocal statement renouncing the support of all white supremacists?

Trump: Of course, I am. I mean, theres nobody thats done so much for equality as I have. You take a look at Palm Beach, Florida, I built the Mar-a-Lago Club, totally open to everybody; a club that frankly set a new standard in clubs and a new standard in Palm Beach and Ive gotten great credit for it. That is totally open to everybody. So, of course, I am.

exchange on ABCs Good Morning America, March 1

Trump:We had a news conference and they asked me the exact same question. I said I disavow. Now, right after the program that were talking about and I thought it was clear, but you know, were talking about groups, groups, groups. I do have to know the name of the group because, who knows? I mean, they have to give me the name of the group. But right after, when I reviewed it, I put out a tweet and I put out on Facebook that I totally disavow. Now everybody knew I did that but the press refused to look at that. It was right after. And I disavowed then; I disavowed today on ABC with George Stephanopoulos, I disavowed again. I mean, how many times are you supposed to disavow? But I disavow and hopefully its the final time I have to do it. But if you look at Facebook and if you look at Twitter, right after the show I put out a statement because I want everybody to be sure.

remarks at a news conference on election returns on Super Tuesday, March 1

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Why the whole world needs David Duke elected to the U.S. Senate!

Today Dr. David Duke officially announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. With his prior electoral victories in Louisiana and the crowded, wide-open field, there is every reason to expect that Dr. Duke will have the same kind of success in his senate campaign the Donald Trump is having in the presidential race.

If elected, Dr. Duke would be the lone voice for truth and sanity in the U.S. Congress. He would be the one advocate for the rights of the majority European American population, which is currently facing massive institutional and legal discrimination and is on the way to becoming a bullied and marginalized minority. He would be the one person willing to call out the neocon globalists on their insane war mongering and regime change projects that risk World War III.

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Ex-KKK leader David Duke has more black voter support than …

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Sunday, August 7, 2016, 4:53 PM

Donald Trumps numbers among black voters are so low, hes doing worse than a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard.

David Duke, the notorious former KKK leader, had a 14% approval rating among black voters for his U.S. Senate run, the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center reported in its findings.

While Dukes 14% is still low, it makes Trumps microscopic support from black voters look even smaller.

The Republican presidential candidate has only been able to muster a measly 1% of black voters support, according to the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal polling.

American Nazi Party chairman: Trump is a ‘real opportunity’

In key battleground states, like Ohio and Pennsylvania, Trump actually polled at 0% heading into the Republican National Convention.

While Duke has been a known racist for decades now, Trump has been catching up himself, earning the ire of Paul Ryan in June for comments the house speaker called the textbook definition of racist.

Trump had also calledhimself the “least racist person on Earth” in November, after he retweeted a controversial image with bogus statistics that lied about the number of “whites killed by blacks.”

Despite Dukes long history of racism and bigotry, it doesnt seem to have affected his black voters support as much as it has for Trump.

Duke, a convicted felon who described the Black Lives Matter movement as a terrorist organization when announcing his candidacy, is a notorious white supremacist, throwing his full support behind Trumps campaign.

The racist candidate has crossed paths with Trump before, after the billionaire failed to denounce the former KKK leaders endorsement.

Louisianas Republicans have spoken out against Dukes Senate campaign, calling him a hate-filled fraud who does not embody the values of the Republican party, Roger Villere, chairman of the states GOP said in a statement.

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Ex-KKK leader David Duke hopes Donald Trump can help him

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Saturday, July 30, 2016, 11:08 AM

NEW ORLEANS It would be hard to overstate how much former KKK leader David Duke has attempted to link his 2016 surprise Senate bid to that of the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

He mentioned Trump during a YouTube announcement of his bid and spoke repeatedly during an hour-long news conference about how Trump and the Republicans had embraced his vision of America.

References to Trump now compete for attention on Duke’s website with anti-Zionist posts that include the theory that Jewish conspirators somehow worked passages from a Michelle Obama speech into Melania Trump’s convention address last week.

Duke, 66, has never matched the political stardom he achieved when he made a credible run for governor of Louisiana in 1991. And many analysts and observers say his time is past. With many candidates espousing “law and order” politics, Duke, a convicted felon known more for running for office than winning races, may simply have too much baggage.

Former KKK leader David Duke announces plans to run for Senate

But in an election where the rise of showboat businessman and reality TV personality Trump has taken the establishment by surprise, Duke obviously feels conditions are ripe for him to make another run.

Analysts and observers say Duke can play on similar themes as Trump, such as fears of unchecked immigration, attacks against police, the loss of jobs to free trade and an outsider status. With the rise of social media, Duke feels he has other avenues to reach voters other than mainstream advertising or traditional media.

“What’s interesting to me is that he feels emboldened enough to step into the arena one more time,” said Michael Flamm, history professor at Ohio Wesleyan University and author of “In the Heat of the Summer: The New York Riots of 1964 and the War on Crime.”

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“I do think the Trump campaign has brought a racial backlash element back into the mainstream,” said Flamm.

Trump’s blames ‘lousy earpiece’ for remarks on David Duke

Duke, who donned Nazi regalia in college, led a Ku Klux Klan faction until 1980 before moving on to found white-rights organizations. He’s only held one elective government office, narrowly winning a suburban New Orleans state House seat in 1989.

He shocked political observers in 1991 by getting into a runoff for the governor’s race with Democratic former Gov. Edwin Edwards, whose three previous terms had been marked by scandal. The prospect of a white supremacist as governor so startled many in the state that many Republicans joined Democrats to vote against him. His opponents printed bumper stickers imploring: “Vote for the crook. It’s important.”

Duke got 39% of the vote and would never do as well again.

At work at the time, says longtime pollster Michael McKeon, were factors that went beyond any anti-black vote that was at the core of Duke’s appeal: economic doldrums following a crash in the oil economy in the 1980s, broad disaffection with the federal government and a fear of “a loss of control.”

KKK boss beats Trump as least liked presidential candidate

Louisiana is again suffering with a weak oil economy. And, McKeon, who predicted Duke’s 1991 success, says anti-government fervor is even higher now.

Trump’s anti-immigrant, anti-free trade stance appears to dovetail with Duke’s long-held insistence that white descendants of Europeans in America are the victims of discrimination. Many white supremacists they prefer the terms “Europeanists,” ”alt-right,” or even “white nationalists” rallied behind Trump at the Republican National Convention last week.

Pearson Cross, a political scientist at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, says Trump has adopted or co-opted many of the issues Duke has preached for a long time such as the dangers of unfettered immigration or unfair trade deals.

Speaking of Duke, Cross said: “He sees that his issues have come back to be center at least in the Republican party.”

A message from Trump lover David Duke

Trump faced criticism from some GOP leaders for failing during the primary season to immediately denounce the tacit endorsement from Duke, who once said on his radio show that a vote for any other candidate “is really treason to your heritage.” Trump eventually did disavow Duke and after Duke declared his candidacy Friday, Trump swiftly said Sunday on “Meet the Press” that he “rebuked” Duke’s support.

Cross said he anticipates that the Democratic party would attempt to link Trump and Duke, pointing out that a former KKK member admires Trump and the way he’s operating.

Whether any of this will give Duke an election boost remains to be seen.

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“I assume if there are two candidates espousing law and order, the one who will win will be the one carrying less baggage,” Flamm said.

McKeon believes Duke’s time is likely past. In the age of social media, McKeon said, Duke’s ability to command attention has been greatly diminished.

“He was radical enough that he would say stuff that people would pay attention to him,” McKeon said. “Now, it’s virtually impossible to shock anybody.”

Others note that he has other baggage, including a guilty plea to bilking supporters and cheating on taxes in a 2002 federal case led to a stretch in prison and further political obscurity.

Twenty-four people have signed up for the race a non-partisan election to choose retiring Republican David Vitter’s successor. Among them are well-financed Republicans and two well-known Democrats.

Cross said he doesn’t give Duke much of a chance. In 1991 there were a lot of voters who were dissatisfied with the Democratic party’s championing of civil rights. But at that time Republicans had not really made overtures to them the way they have in recent years, playing up concerns over immigration for example.

He anticipated the most likely runoff would be between one Republican and one Democrat and the Republican probably wouldn’t be Duke. Instead, he sees Duke’s Senate run as more of a way for him to show that he was talking about some of these issues like immigration or trade decades ago and to sell more books.

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Dr. David Ernest Duke (born 1 July 1950) is an European American best known as an advocate for the rights of Europeans in the United States and around the world as well as criticisms of Jewish supremacism. Duke has been a prolific academic, author, politician and media personality whose works have reached very large audiences. Consequently he has often been attacked and misrepresented in various ways.

Dr. David Duke is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BA in History. He pursued a PhD in History at the largest university in Ukraine and in 2005 completed his Doctoral Defense in Kiev. More than a dozen of the top academics of Ukraine participated. Duke has spoken in over 25 nations and at over 250 universities across the world.[1]

That David Duke was once the leader of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (1974) is constantly mentioned in the media but not David Duke’s and the organization’s nonviolence.[1]

David Duke was elected and served from 1989-1993 as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives.[1]

“In two elections in a state having the population of a typical European nation, as a candidate for United States Senator and Governor, David Duke received over 60 percent of the European American vote despite being outspent in media 40 to 1 in media and having practically the totality of the political establishment against him. The Zionists admit in their own books and articles that they defeated him in the election by economically blackmailing the people of Louisiana if they dared to elect him. In 1992 Dr. Duke received double digit percentages of votes in some Republican Presidential Primaries.”[1]

His two books My Awakening: A Path to Racial Understanding and Jewish Supremacism: My Awakening on the Jewish Question have been translated to more than a dozen and one-half languages with millions of copies in circulation. His videos in 2012 had over 5 million views on his video channel. In total, videos of Dr. Dukes appearances, interviews, speeches and lectures had had 300 million views.[1]

See the article on Jewish supremacism for a description of the book on that subject.

His latest book is The Secret Behind Communism on the relationship between Jews and Communism.

In 2002 David Duke pleaded guilty to charges of filing a false tax return and mail fraud. Don Black has stated that “As someone who has known the Hon. Representative David Duke for over 30 years, I want to offer you my honest opinion on his accepting a plea agreement in the federal governments legal case against him. David Duke is now under federal jurisdiction and cannot speak freely on the specifics of his case. But I can, and so I will… …the effort at character assassination should be transparent… …His trial would be held in New Orleans, a city that is 70 percent Black. He would have been tried before a mostly black jury. If he lost the trial, he would certainly face a sentence of 25 years or more. His only alternative was to accept a plea agreement… …In addition to a hostile jury, half of the federal Judges in his district are Jews. Does a man constantly labelled by the media as former Ku Klux Klan leader and neo-Nazi David Duke have a realistic chance to be found innocent before a mostly black jury and possibly a Jewish Judge? By contesting the charges in court, he faced the real risk of not only the stain of conviction, but also incarceration for many years. A conviction could have also brought a huge government fine that would confiscate his home and office… …By accepting the plea agreement, he knew that he could protect his loyal accountant and other officers of his organization from possible government prosecution.”[2]

In 2009 David Duke was invited by professors at Charles University in the Czech Republic to lecture on the “Zionist Influence over American Foreign Policy.” In Prague he was arrested by 30 SWAT police officers even before giving any public speech and imprisoned before being expelled from the country. He was accused of violating vague “hate speech” laws that could cause 3 years in prison. The charges was eventually completely dismissed.[3]

In November 2011 David Duke was invited by German patriots to give a speech in the city of Cologne. He was arrested by police wielding submachine guns before he could say anything and was held in isolation before being released.[4] This seems to be related to the dismissed charges against him in the Czech Republic. The Cologne police stated that Duke “was not entitled to stay in Germany” because of a travel ban against him in another, unspecified European country.[5]

Several attempts have been made to remove David Duke’s YouTube videos.[6]

“Dr. Duke works for a new ethic for mankind against imperialism. No nation and no people, he argues, has the right to invade or control other nations for imperialistic purposes. Every people must have the right to self-determination and their own living space, whether through nationhood or autonomy within nation states, such as the Swiss model. He argues that every people can simply have the right to have communities that maintain their own expression of culture, heritage and values particular to their own soul and spirit. No people, Dr. Duke says, should have the right to exploit other peoples… …As a person of European heritage he believes that it is his obligation to oppose any European exploitation or harmful acts against any other peoples, as he himself opposes any other policies that are harmful to his own heritage.”[1]

David Duke in 2016 announced his candidacy for a U.S. Senate seat representing Louisiana.

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If David Duke Won, Wouldn’t Republicans Have To Vote For Him?

Lets stop pretending voting is always a simple choice.

When David Duke announced in the Louisiana last week that he would be running for Senate, GOP Chairman Reince Priebus swiftly sent out a tweet assuring America that the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizards hateful bigotry [has] no place in the Republican Party; the RNC will never support his candidacy under any circumstance.

No major party should ever consider supporting a candidate with a long history of vile bigotry even if the candidate had a shot at winning his or her race. But the argument itself, doesnt really mesh with whatPriebus and others have been telling me this cycle.

What if there were a large field of GOP presidential candidates and, due to a confluence of events, someone like Duke fairly captured the Republican nomination; would conservatives cast their votes for him in the general over someone as disagreeable as Hillary Clinton? I mean, you all know how terrible she is!

What if Duke promised to nominate conservative Supreme Court justices? Lets say he drew up an extensive list of Federalist Society-approved justices that conservatives simply loved? Would they then vote for him then? Sean Spicer says no. Please dont tell me youre willing to surrender the court to a progressive agenda for a generation. If you dont vote for Duke, it would be tantamount to abandoning law and order. As pro-Trump Republicans often stress, national elections are a binary choice.

Its not just about justices, either. Duke would almost certainly build an impenetrable wall along the Mexican border to stop the flow of illegal immigration. Duke would promise to dismantle sanctuary cities. This would, Ive been assured, save American lives and livelihoods. Polls show that most Republicans desire a more secure border. So what if he says some shocking things about Jews and African-Americans from time to time?

Duke would also limit Islamic immigration to keep America safe again. Duke would shut down unfair trade agreements with Mexico, China, and others; deals that purportedly cost millions of American jobs and destroy our manufacturing base. Duke might even pull out of the unfair World Trade Organization and punish unpatriotic companies that move their headquarters abroad.

On foreign policy, he would demand Baltic states pay up. If not, he would leave their fate to the whims of an autocratic Russia. Duke would rein in American involvement in the Middle East and Asia. Duke opposed the Iraq War, which, according to Trump, makes him one of the leading foreign policy experts in the nation.

These issues are the main thrust of Trumpism; the positions that rouse the base and distinguish the billionaire from a lily-livered GOPe thats failed its constituency for the past 30 years.

You know elitists would simply hate Duke. Probably because the Klansman refuses to be constrained by political correctness. And if shunning political correctness is, in and of itself, a position worth celebrating in a candidate, Trump is a mere piker in comparison. Why not put the resources of the RNC behind someone who can discuss white working-class struggles in even starker terms? Americans are mad. They are scared. Duke will fight for them.

Lets also not forget that Duke is not indebted to Wall Street or big donors like Mitt Romney. He does not answer to lobbyists like Jeb Bush. He is not an ordinary politician like Marco Rubio. He does not play by the rules. Shouldnt this be enough?

Duke also won the primary process fair and square. Wouldnt Republicans be obligated to support him? Doesnt the will of the people transcend the piddling concerns of the sore losers? Isnt opposing the will of the majority tantamount to being a traitor to your cause? According to some of Trumps greatest allies in the Republican Party, imploring people to vote their conscience is now a chilling display of nonconformity. What could possibly be more important than unification of a political party?

No, Im not arguing that Trumps aims and positions are indistinguishable from Dukes. The Republican nominee has already rebuked Duke as quick as you can say it. If Trumps positions and disposition please you, feel free to support him. What I am contending is that arguments made by Trumps Republican allies meant to convince recalcitrant conservatives to vote for him are vacuous logical fallacies.

As a Duke candidacy proves, its possible to find peoplemorally reprehensible, even if their views happen to intersect with yours on various issues. It is possible to sporadically agree with someone and also believe that this person undermines your cause in the long run. It is possible to believe that a candidate who confuses vulgarity and fury with political incorrectness will corrode the idealism of your movement and push away voters who might one day see it your way. It is possible to find candidates from both parties unpalatable at the same time.

Is David Duke preferable to Hillary Clinton? At this point although Id be somewhat nervous to hear the polling results I suspect a large majority of Republicans would contend that hes not. If this is true, its because, to one extent or another, even partisans are forced to make moral calculations about the worthiness of candidates. In scale, Trump is not David Duke. But lets stop pretending that an election is always a simple choice.

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White supremacist David Duke to run for Senate Seat

White supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced a run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana in a web video today, linking his campaign to the message of Donald Trumps presidential bid.

I was the first major candidate in modern times to promote the term and policy of America First, Duke said. We cannot have free trade without fair trade.

Im overjoyed to see Donald Trump and most Americans embrace most of the issues Ive championed for years, he said. Ive always opposed these wars that lead our nation to disaster.

Duke endorsed Trump’s presidential run in February, and called on supporters to help the New York developer’s White House campaign.

Trump was criticized by Democrats and Republicans for not doing enough to distance himself from the former KKK leader’s support, as well as re-tweeting white supremacist imagery.

Duke, a former Louisiana state legislator, is entering a crowded field that includes Rep. John Fleming, R-Louisiana, a businessman-turned-member of Congress with tea party credentials, Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Louisiana, and state treasurer John Kennedy. They are running for the seat currently held by David Vitter, a Republican, who has announced that he will not be seeking re-election.

Duke has unsuccessfully sought a Senate seat before. He also ran for president unsuccessfully in 1992.

Under Louisianas “jungle” primary system, if no candidate wins a majority of votes in November, the top two candidates will face off in a December runoff election.

The National Republican Senate Committee Executive Director Ward Baker was quick to say the committee would not be supporting Duke.

Duke’s leading opponents have also denounced his rhetoric and Senate campaign.

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Trump disavows robo-call from David Duke – CNNPolitics.com

Duke is running for Senate in Louisiana, and he has recorded an automated call pitching both his and Trump’s campaigns as a way to halt increases in immigration and cure what he calls racial aggression. Trump, who has been slow to distance himself from the former Ku Klux Klan leader in the past, issued a statement later Monday doing just that. “Mr. Trump has continued to denounce David Duke and any group or individual associated with a message of hate,” Trump’s campaign said in a statement. “There is no place for this in the Republican Party or our country. We have no knowledge of these calls or any related activities, but strongly condemn and disavow.” In an interview with CNN, Duke said he was purely voicing his opinion about Trump’s campaign and that the Republican nominee had no influence over what Duke chose to say. “A candidate has no control over other people’s opinions and support,” said Duke. “We should vote for Donald Trump.” Hillary Clinton has used Trump’s ties to white nationalists like Duke to paint Trump as racially divisive and ideologically simpatico with his most controversial supporters. Yet Clinton’s campaign has also caught criticism for extending their argument too far, with her vice presidential nominee, Tim Kaine, last week saying that Trump was “pushing” the KKK’s and Duke’s “values.” Other Democrats were quick to jump Monday on the latest reminder of Trump’s ties to this movement. “Will you stand with us?” read a fundraising email from the Louisiana Democratic Party on Monday evening. “Will you do what you can to help us fund the fight against David Duke and Donald Trump?” CNN’s Kevin Bohn and Salim Essaid contributed to this report.

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David Duke Continues Bromance With Donald Trump

White nationalist David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard who is running for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, reiterated his support for Republican Donald Trump as president in a robocall urging people to vote for the pair. Its time to stand up and vote for Donald Trump for president and vote for me, David Duke for the U.S. Senate, Duke said in a robocall, obtained by BuzzFeeds Andrew Kaczynski. Unless massive immigration is stopped now, well be out numbered and outvoted in our own nation. Its happening, Duke says in the recording. Were losing our gun rights, our free speech. Were taxed to death. Were losing our jobs and businesses to unfair trade. Were losing our country. Look at the Super Bowl salute to the Black Panther cop killers. Listen to the full robocall here. David Duke is one of the most recognizable figures from the white supremacist far right. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes Duke as a neo-Nazi, longtime Klan leader and an international spokesman for Holocaust denial. Hes also a vocal supporter of Trump for president, and this robocall is just his latest embrace of the former reality television star. Earlier this year, Dukeencouraged his radio show listeners to volunteer for Trumps campaign. He also praised Trumps run for president, saying its very, very important that [Trump] wins,and expressed in his video announcement ofhis run for Senatehow excited he was about Trumps rise to power. Dukes own website is littered with posts in support of Trump, and echoes many of the themes Trump has run on,such as a distrust of immigrants and anger towards the media. Dukes strategy to invoke Trump is shrewd. Thats because the white nationalist movement,which has festered on the political margins for decades, is experiencing an alarming resurgence in mainstream culture, with its current manifestation rebranded as the alt-right.The shift is at least in part related to the unprecedented boost that white supremacy groups have received during Trumps campaign. The relationship between Trump and Duke hasnt exactly been reciprocal. Trump eventually disavowed Dukes support and has publicly denounced white supremacy, but continues to wink to its supporters. He denieshes a racist, but continues making racist remarks. His ever-changing immigration policies include the deportation of millions. He has pledged to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. And he has a habit of retweeting messages posted by white supremacistsand sharing them with his 11 million Twitter followers one anti-Semitic Trump tweet was later parroted by Duke on Twitter. CNNs Jim Acosta tweeted a statement from the Trump campaign in reaction to the Duke robocalls, saying that it had no knowledge of these calls but nevertheless strongly condemned and disavowed them. Last week,Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, linking Trump with white nationalists and the radical fringe of the alt-right, delivered a blistering attack on what she said was the fringe movements takeover of the Republican Party.Leaders of the extremist ideology were thrilled by Clintons strong rebuke and declared that they were no longer alternative but, in fact, the mainstream right. Well guys. Weve made it,wroteAndrew Anglin, founder of Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. Hillary Clinton is giving a speech about us today. This story has been updated with a tweet from Jim Acosta. Editors note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims 1.6 billion members of an entire religion from entering the U.S.

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Donald Trump and David Duke: For the record – The …

Here’s what Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said about white supremacist David Duke in several interviews in the past 15 years. (Sarah Parnass/The Washington Post) Here is a full chronology of Donald Trumps statements on white supremacist David Duke. Unlike most other top Republican officials, Trump generally does not couple his statements about Duke with a firm condemnation of Dukes views. Instead, his answers are often reactive, such as I would do that [repudiate Duke], if it made you feel better. CNNs Larry King: Did the David Duke thing bother you? Fifty-five percent of the whites in Louisiana voted for him. Trump:I hate seeing what it represents, but I guess it just shows theres a lot of hostility in this country. Theres a tremendous amount of hostility in the United States. King:Anger? Trump:Its anger. I mean, thats an anger vote. People are angry about whats happened. People are angry about the jobs. If you look at Louisiana, theyre really in deep trouble. When you talk about the East Coast, its not the East Coast. Its the East Coast, the middle coast, the West Coast David Duke has a long history in politics and the white supremacy movement. Here are key moments in Duke’s life in the public eye. (Claritza Jimenez/The Washington Post) exchange on Larry King Live, shortly after Duke lost a race for governor of Louisiana, Nov. 19, 1991 The Reform Party now includes a Klansman, Mr. Duke, a neo-Nazi, Mr. [Patrick] Buchanan, and a communist, Ms. [Lenora] Fulani. This is not company I wish to keep. Trump, in a statement saying he will not accept the Reform Party nomination for president, Feb. 13, 2000 NBCs Matt Lauer: When you say the [Reform] party is self-destructing, what do you see as the biggest problem with the Reform Party right now? Trump: Well, youve got David Duke just joined a bigot, a racist, a problem. I mean, this is not exactly the people you want in your party. remarks on NBCs Today Show, Feb. 14, 2000 Bloombergs John Heilemann:How do you feel about the David Duke quasi-endorsement? Trump: I dont need his endorsement; I certainly wouldnt want his endorsement. I dont need anyones endorsement. Heilemann: Would you repudiate David Duke? Trump: Sure, I would do that, if it made you feel better. I dont know anything about him. Somebody told me yesterday, whoever he is, he did endorse me. Actually I dont think it was an endorsement. He said I was absolutely the best of all of the candidates. exchange during an interview on Bloomberg Politics, Aug. 26, 2015 Voting for these people [Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz], voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage. Im not saying I endorse everything about Trump, in fact I havent formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do. David Duke, on his radio program, Feb. 25, 2016 Question:How do you feel about the recent endorsement from David Duke? Trump: I didnt even know he endorsed me. David Duke endorsed me? Okay, all right. I disavow, okay? Trump, in response to a question at a news conference, Feb. 26 CNNs Jake Tapper: I want to ask you about the Anti-Defamation League, which this week called on you to publicly condemn unequivocally the racism of former KKK grand wizard David Duke, who recently said that voting against you at this point would be treason to your heritage. Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you dont want his vote or that of other white supremacists in this election? Trump: Well, just so you understand, I dont know anything about David Duke. Okay? I dont know anything about what youre even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So, I dont know. I dont know, did he endorse me or whats going on, because, you know, I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. And so youre asking me a question that Im supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about. Tapper: But I guess the question from the Anti-Defamation League is, even if you dont know about their endorsement, there are these groups and individuals endorsing you. Would you just say unequivocally you condemn them and you dont want their support? Trump: Well, I have to look at the group. I mean, I dont know what group youre talking about. You wouldnt want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I would have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them. And, certainly, I would disavow if I thought there was something wrong. Tapper: The Ku Klux Klan? Trump: But you may have groups in there that are totally fine, and it would be very unfair. So, give me a list of the groups, and I will let you know. Tapper: Okay. I mean, Im just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here, but Trump: I dont know any honestly, I dont know David Duke. I dont believe I have ever met him. Im pretty sure I didnt meet him. And I just dont know anything about him. Tapper: All right. exchange on CNNs State of the Union, Feb. 28 Trump: Im sitting in a house in Florida, with a very bad earpiece that they gave me, and you could hardly hear what he was saying. But what I heard was various groups. And I dont mind disavowing anybody and I disavowed David Duke. And I disavowed him the day before at a major news conference. I have no problem disavowing groups, but Id at least like to know who they are. It would be very unfair to disavow a group if the group shouldnt be disavowed. I have to know who the groups are. But I disavowed David Duke. Interview with NBCs Today Show, Feb. 29 ABC Newss George Stephanopoulos: So, are you prepared right now to make a clear and unequivocal statement renouncing the support of all white supremacists? Trump: Of course, I am. I mean, theres nobody thats done so much for equality as I have. You take a look at Palm Beach, Florida, I built the Mar-a-Lago Club, totally open to everybody; a club that frankly set a new standard in clubs and a new standard in Palm Beach and Ive gotten great credit for it. That is totally open to everybody. So, of course, I am. exchange on ABCs Good Morning America, March 1 Trump:We had a news conference and they asked me the exact same question. I said I disavow. Now, right after the program that were talking about and I thought it was clear, but you know, were talking about groups, groups, groups. I do have to know the name of the group because, who knows? I mean, they have to give me the name of the group. But right after, when I reviewed it, I put out a tweet and I put out on Facebook that I totally disavow. Now everybody knew I did that but the press refused to look at that. It was right after. And I disavowed then; I disavowed today on ABC with George Stephanopoulos, I disavowed again. I mean, how many times are you supposed to disavow? But I disavow and hopefully its the final time I have to do it. But if you look at Facebook and if you look at Twitter, right after the show I put out a statement because I want everybody to be sure. remarks at a news conference on election returns on Super Tuesday, March 1 (About our rating scale) Send us facts to check by filling out this form Check out our 2016 candidates fact-check page Sign up for The Fact Checker weekly newsletter

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Why the whole world needs David Duke elected to the U.S …

Why the whole world needs David Duke elected to the U.S. Senate! Today Dr. David Duke officially announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. With his prior electoral victories in Louisiana and the crowded, wide-open field, there is every reason to expect that Dr. Duke will have the same kind of success in his senate campaign the Donald Trump is having in the presidential race. If elected, Dr. Duke would be the lone voice for truth and sanity in the U.S. Congress. He would be the one advocate for the rights of the majority European American population, which is currently facing massive institutional and legal discrimination and is on the way to becoming a bullied and marginalized minority. He would be the one person willing to call out the neocon globalists on their insane war mongering and regime change projects that risk World War III. For more information, please visit his official campaign site by clicking here, and tell all your friends about it as well. Our show is aired live at 11 am replayed at ET 4pm Eastern and 4am Eastern. Previous Next

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Ex-KKK leader David Duke has more black voter support than …

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, August 7, 2016, 4:53 PM Donald Trumps numbers among black voters are so low, hes doing worse than a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard. David Duke, the notorious former KKK leader, had a 14% approval rating among black voters for his U.S. Senate run, the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center reported in its findings. While Dukes 14% is still low, it makes Trumps microscopic support from black voters look even smaller. The Republican presidential candidate has only been able to muster a measly 1% of black voters support, according to the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal polling. American Nazi Party chairman: Trump is a ‘real opportunity’ In key battleground states, like Ohio and Pennsylvania, Trump actually polled at 0% heading into the Republican National Convention. While Duke has been a known racist for decades now, Trump has been catching up himself, earning the ire of Paul Ryan in June for comments the house speaker called the textbook definition of racist. Trump had also calledhimself the “least racist person on Earth” in November, after he retweeted a controversial image with bogus statistics that lied about the number of “whites killed by blacks.” Despite Dukes long history of racism and bigotry, it doesnt seem to have affected his black voters support as much as it has for Trump. Duke, a convicted felon who described the Black Lives Matter movement as a terrorist organization when announcing his candidacy, is a notorious white supremacist, throwing his full support behind Trumps campaign. The racist candidate has crossed paths with Trump before, after the billionaire failed to denounce the former KKK leaders endorsement. Louisianas Republicans have spoken out against Dukes Senate campaign, calling him a hate-filled fraud who does not embody the values of the Republican party, Roger Villere, chairman of the states GOP said in a statement.

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Ex-KKK leader David Duke hopes Donald Trump can help him

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Saturday, July 30, 2016, 11:08 AM NEW ORLEANS It would be hard to overstate how much former KKK leader David Duke has attempted to link his 2016 surprise Senate bid to that of the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. He mentioned Trump during a YouTube announcement of his bid and spoke repeatedly during an hour-long news conference about how Trump and the Republicans had embraced his vision of America. References to Trump now compete for attention on Duke’s website with anti-Zionist posts that include the theory that Jewish conspirators somehow worked passages from a Michelle Obama speech into Melania Trump’s convention address last week. Duke, 66, has never matched the political stardom he achieved when he made a credible run for governor of Louisiana in 1991. And many analysts and observers say his time is past. With many candidates espousing “law and order” politics, Duke, a convicted felon known more for running for office than winning races, may simply have too much baggage. Former KKK leader David Duke announces plans to run for Senate But in an election where the rise of showboat businessman and reality TV personality Trump has taken the establishment by surprise, Duke obviously feels conditions are ripe for him to make another run. Analysts and observers say Duke can play on similar themes as Trump, such as fears of unchecked immigration, attacks against police, the loss of jobs to free trade and an outsider status. With the rise of social media, Duke feels he has other avenues to reach voters other than mainstream advertising or traditional media. “What’s interesting to me is that he feels emboldened enough to step into the arena one more time,” said Michael Flamm, history professor at Ohio Wesleyan University and author of “In the Heat of the Summer: The New York Riots of 1964 and the War on Crime.” 1 photos view gallery “I do think the Trump campaign has brought a racial backlash element back into the mainstream,” said Flamm. Trump’s blames ‘lousy earpiece’ for remarks on David Duke Duke, who donned Nazi regalia in college, led a Ku Klux Klan faction until 1980 before moving on to found white-rights organizations. He’s only held one elective government office, narrowly winning a suburban New Orleans state House seat in 1989. He shocked political observers in 1991 by getting into a runoff for the governor’s race with Democratic former Gov. Edwin Edwards, whose three previous terms had been marked by scandal. The prospect of a white supremacist as governor so startled many in the state that many Republicans joined Democrats to vote against him. His opponents printed bumper stickers imploring: “Vote for the crook. It’s important.” Duke got 39% of the vote and would never do as well again. At work at the time, says longtime pollster Michael McKeon, were factors that went beyond any anti-black vote that was at the core of Duke’s appeal: economic doldrums following a crash in the oil economy in the 1980s, broad disaffection with the federal government and a fear of “a loss of control.” KKK boss beats Trump as least liked presidential candidate Louisiana is again suffering with a weak oil economy. And, McKeon, who predicted Duke’s 1991 success, says anti-government fervor is even higher now. Trump’s anti-immigrant, anti-free trade stance appears to dovetail with Duke’s long-held insistence that white descendants of Europeans in America are the victims of discrimination. Many white supremacists they prefer the terms “Europeanists,” ”alt-right,” or even “white nationalists” rallied behind Trump at the Republican National Convention last week. Pearson Cross, a political scientist at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, says Trump has adopted or co-opted many of the issues Duke has preached for a long time such as the dangers of unfettered immigration or unfair trade deals. Speaking of Duke, Cross said: “He sees that his issues have come back to be center at least in the Republican party.” A message from Trump lover David Duke Trump faced criticism from some GOP leaders for failing during the primary season to immediately denounce the tacit endorsement from Duke, who once said on his radio show that a vote for any other candidate “is really treason to your heritage.” Trump eventually did disavow Duke and after Duke declared his candidacy Friday, Trump swiftly said Sunday on “Meet the Press” that he “rebuked” Duke’s support. Cross said he anticipates that the Democratic party would attempt to link Trump and Duke, pointing out that a former KKK member admires Trump and the way he’s operating. Whether any of this will give Duke an election boost remains to be seen. 1 photos view gallery “I assume if there are two candidates espousing law and order, the one who will win will be the one carrying less baggage,” Flamm said. McKeon believes Duke’s time is likely past. In the age of social media, McKeon said, Duke’s ability to command attention has been greatly diminished. “He was radical enough that he would say stuff that people would pay attention to him,” McKeon said. “Now, it’s virtually impossible to shock anybody.” Others note that he has other baggage, including a guilty plea to bilking supporters and cheating on taxes in a 2002 federal case led to a stretch in prison and further political obscurity. Twenty-four people have signed up for the race a non-partisan election to choose retiring Republican David Vitter’s successor. Among them are well-financed Republicans and two well-known Democrats. Cross said he doesn’t give Duke much of a chance. In 1991 there were a lot of voters who were dissatisfied with the Democratic party’s championing of civil rights. But at that time Republicans had not really made overtures to them the way they have in recent years, playing up concerns over immigration for example. He anticipated the most likely runoff would be between one Republican and one Democrat and the Republican probably wouldn’t be Duke. Instead, he sees Duke’s Senate run as more of a way for him to show that he was talking about some of these issues like immigration or trade decades ago and to sell more books.

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David Duke – Metapedia

From Metapedia Dr. David Ernest Duke (born 1 July 1950) is an European American best known as an advocate for the rights of Europeans in the United States and around the world as well as criticisms of Jewish supremacism. Duke has been a prolific academic, author, politician and media personality whose works have reached very large audiences. Consequently he has often been attacked and misrepresented in various ways. Dr. David Duke is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BA in History. He pursued a PhD in History at the largest university in Ukraine and in 2005 completed his Doctoral Defense in Kiev. More than a dozen of the top academics of Ukraine participated. Duke has spoken in over 25 nations and at over 250 universities across the world.[1] That David Duke was once the leader of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (1974) is constantly mentioned in the media but not David Duke’s and the organization’s nonviolence.[1] David Duke was elected and served from 1989-1993 as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives.[1] “In two elections in a state having the population of a typical European nation, as a candidate for United States Senator and Governor, David Duke received over 60 percent of the European American vote despite being outspent in media 40 to 1 in media and having practically the totality of the political establishment against him. The Zionists admit in their own books and articles that they defeated him in the election by economically blackmailing the people of Louisiana if they dared to elect him. In 1992 Dr. Duke received double digit percentages of votes in some Republican Presidential Primaries.”[1] His two books My Awakening: A Path to Racial Understanding and Jewish Supremacism: My Awakening on the Jewish Question have been translated to more than a dozen and one-half languages with millions of copies in circulation. His videos in 2012 had over 5 million views on his video channel. In total, videos of Dr. Dukes appearances, interviews, speeches and lectures had had 300 million views.[1] See the article on Jewish supremacism for a description of the book on that subject. His latest book is The Secret Behind Communism on the relationship between Jews and Communism. In 2002 David Duke pleaded guilty to charges of filing a false tax return and mail fraud. Don Black has stated that “As someone who has known the Hon. Representative David Duke for over 30 years, I want to offer you my honest opinion on his accepting a plea agreement in the federal governments legal case against him. David Duke is now under federal jurisdiction and cannot speak freely on the specifics of his case. But I can, and so I will… …the effort at character assassination should be transparent… …His trial would be held in New Orleans, a city that is 70 percent Black. He would have been tried before a mostly black jury. If he lost the trial, he would certainly face a sentence of 25 years or more. His only alternative was to accept a plea agreement… …In addition to a hostile jury, half of the federal Judges in his district are Jews. Does a man constantly labelled by the media as former Ku Klux Klan leader and neo-Nazi David Duke have a realistic chance to be found innocent before a mostly black jury and possibly a Jewish Judge? By contesting the charges in court, he faced the real risk of not only the stain of conviction, but also incarceration for many years. A conviction could have also brought a huge government fine that would confiscate his home and office… …By accepting the plea agreement, he knew that he could protect his loyal accountant and other officers of his organization from possible government prosecution.”[2] In 2009 David Duke was invited by professors at Charles University in the Czech Republic to lecture on the “Zionist Influence over American Foreign Policy.” In Prague he was arrested by 30 SWAT police officers even before giving any public speech and imprisoned before being expelled from the country. He was accused of violating vague “hate speech” laws that could cause 3 years in prison. The charges was eventually completely dismissed.[3] In November 2011 David Duke was invited by German patriots to give a speech in the city of Cologne. He was arrested by police wielding submachine guns before he could say anything and was held in isolation before being released.[4] This seems to be related to the dismissed charges against him in the Czech Republic. The Cologne police stated that Duke “was not entitled to stay in Germany” because of a travel ban against him in another, unspecified European country.[5] Several attempts have been made to remove David Duke’s YouTube videos.[6] “Dr. Duke works for a new ethic for mankind against imperialism. No nation and no people, he argues, has the right to invade or control other nations for imperialistic purposes. Every people must have the right to self-determination and their own living space, whether through nationhood or autonomy within nation states, such as the Swiss model. He argues that every people can simply have the right to have communities that maintain their own expression of culture, heritage and values particular to their own soul and spirit. No people, Dr. Duke says, should have the right to exploit other peoples… …As a person of European heritage he believes that it is his obligation to oppose any European exploitation or harmful acts against any other peoples, as he himself opposes any other policies that are harmful to his own heritage.”[1] David Duke in 2016 announced his candidacy for a U.S. Senate seat representing Louisiana.

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If David Duke Won, Wouldn’t Republicans Have To Vote For Him?

Lets stop pretending voting is always a simple choice. When David Duke announced in the Louisiana last week that he would be running for Senate, GOP Chairman Reince Priebus swiftly sent out a tweet assuring America that the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizards hateful bigotry [has] no place in the Republican Party; the RNC will never support his candidacy under any circumstance. No major party should ever consider supporting a candidate with a long history of vile bigotry even if the candidate had a shot at winning his or her race. But the argument itself, doesnt really mesh with whatPriebus and others have been telling me this cycle. What if there were a large field of GOP presidential candidates and, due to a confluence of events, someone like Duke fairly captured the Republican nomination; would conservatives cast their votes for him in the general over someone as disagreeable as Hillary Clinton? I mean, you all know how terrible she is! What if Duke promised to nominate conservative Supreme Court justices? Lets say he drew up an extensive list of Federalist Society-approved justices that conservatives simply loved? Would they then vote for him then? Sean Spicer says no. Please dont tell me youre willing to surrender the court to a progressive agenda for a generation. If you dont vote for Duke, it would be tantamount to abandoning law and order. As pro-Trump Republicans often stress, national elections are a binary choice. Its not just about justices, either. Duke would almost certainly build an impenetrable wall along the Mexican border to stop the flow of illegal immigration. Duke would promise to dismantle sanctuary cities. This would, Ive been assured, save American lives and livelihoods. Polls show that most Republicans desire a more secure border. So what if he says some shocking things about Jews and African-Americans from time to time? Duke would also limit Islamic immigration to keep America safe again. Duke would shut down unfair trade agreements with Mexico, China, and others; deals that purportedly cost millions of American jobs and destroy our manufacturing base. Duke might even pull out of the unfair World Trade Organization and punish unpatriotic companies that move their headquarters abroad. On foreign policy, he would demand Baltic states pay up. If not, he would leave their fate to the whims of an autocratic Russia. Duke would rein in American involvement in the Middle East and Asia. Duke opposed the Iraq War, which, according to Trump, makes him one of the leading foreign policy experts in the nation. These issues are the main thrust of Trumpism; the positions that rouse the base and distinguish the billionaire from a lily-livered GOPe thats failed its constituency for the past 30 years. You know elitists would simply hate Duke. Probably because the Klansman refuses to be constrained by political correctness. And if shunning political correctness is, in and of itself, a position worth celebrating in a candidate, Trump is a mere piker in comparison. Why not put the resources of the RNC behind someone who can discuss white working-class struggles in even starker terms? Americans are mad. They are scared. Duke will fight for them. Lets also not forget that Duke is not indebted to Wall Street or big donors like Mitt Romney. He does not answer to lobbyists like Jeb Bush. He is not an ordinary politician like Marco Rubio. He does not play by the rules. Shouldnt this be enough? Duke also won the primary process fair and square. Wouldnt Republicans be obligated to support him? Doesnt the will of the people transcend the piddling concerns of the sore losers? Isnt opposing the will of the majority tantamount to being a traitor to your cause? According to some of Trumps greatest allies in the Republican Party, imploring people to vote their conscience is now a chilling display of nonconformity. What could possibly be more important than unification of a political party? No, Im not arguing that Trumps aims and positions are indistinguishable from Dukes. The Republican nominee has already rebuked Duke as quick as you can say it. If Trumps positions and disposition please you, feel free to support him. What I am contending is that arguments made by Trumps Republican allies meant to convince recalcitrant conservatives to vote for him are vacuous logical fallacies. As a Duke candidacy proves, its possible to find peoplemorally reprehensible, even if their views happen to intersect with yours on various issues. It is possible to sporadically agree with someone and also believe that this person undermines your cause in the long run. It is possible to believe that a candidate who confuses vulgarity and fury with political incorrectness will corrode the idealism of your movement and push away voters who might one day see it your way. It is possible to find candidates from both parties unpalatable at the same time. Is David Duke preferable to Hillary Clinton? At this point although Id be somewhat nervous to hear the polling results I suspect a large majority of Republicans would contend that hes not. If this is true, its because, to one extent or another, even partisans are forced to make moral calculations about the worthiness of candidates. In scale, Trump is not David Duke. But lets stop pretending that an election is always a simple choice.

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White supremacist David Duke to run for Senate Seat

White supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced a run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana in a web video today, linking his campaign to the message of Donald Trumps presidential bid. I was the first major candidate in modern times to promote the term and policy of America First, Duke said. We cannot have free trade without fair trade. Im overjoyed to see Donald Trump and most Americans embrace most of the issues Ive championed for years, he said. Ive always opposed these wars that lead our nation to disaster. Duke endorsed Trump’s presidential run in February, and called on supporters to help the New York developer’s White House campaign. Trump was criticized by Democrats and Republicans for not doing enough to distance himself from the former KKK leader’s support, as well as re-tweeting white supremacist imagery. Duke, a former Louisiana state legislator, is entering a crowded field that includes Rep. John Fleming, R-Louisiana, a businessman-turned-member of Congress with tea party credentials, Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Louisiana, and state treasurer John Kennedy. They are running for the seat currently held by David Vitter, a Republican, who has announced that he will not be seeking re-election. Duke has unsuccessfully sought a Senate seat before. He also ran for president unsuccessfully in 1992. Under Louisianas “jungle” primary system, if no candidate wins a majority of votes in November, the top two candidates will face off in a December runoff election. The National Republican Senate Committee Executive Director Ward Baker was quick to say the committee would not be supporting Duke. Duke’s leading opponents have also denounced his rhetoric and Senate campaign.

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