Illinois Nazis. I Hate Illinois Nazis.

A Republican candidate for Congress from Illinois is also a Nazi who says the holocaust never happened. Oh, and he throws a hell of a fascist party, according to the Oaklawn Patch.

Arthur Jones, 64, a Lyons, IL, insurance salesman who organizes family-friendly, neo-Nazi events around Adolf Hitler’s birthday, hopes to be the Republican candidate chosen to run against Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.

“As far as I’m concerned, the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews,” Jones said. “It’s the blackest lie in history. Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV.

“The more survivors, the more lies that are told.”

Well sure, if you’re going to throw a birthday party for Adolf Hitler, it needs to be “family-friendly.” Unless those families include black people or Jewish people.

A member of the Nationalist Socialist Party in his younger days, Jones took part in the Nazis’ march on Chicago’s Marquette Park in 1978. While he doesn’t deny nor repudiate his “past affiliations,” he says he votes Republican “90 percent of the time.”

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  • http://aratina.blogspot.com Aratina Cage

    family-friendly, neo-Nazi events

    Unpossible!

  • slc1

    There is a notorious Holocaust denier on the engineering faculty of the Un. of Illinois, one Arthur Butz.

  • eric

    When he loses, it will be because he ran out of gas. He had a flat tire. He didn’t have enough money for cab fare. His tux didn’t come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole his car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN’T HIS FAULT, HE SWEARS TO GOD!

  • erichoug

    OOOOH, I think we should all go out and campaign for him to win the Republican Primary. Then we can laugh all the way to the general election.

  • leftwingfox

    Outlier, or mainstream?

    They’ve already integrated Dominionists, VDARE, the CCC and the John Birch society into the mainstream GOP. 8 years ago, a guy like this wouldn’t have a hope in hell. I’m excited to see just how much acceptance a Rrepublican candidate gets now when he goes Full Hitler.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    While he doesn’t deny nor repudiate his “past affiliations,” he says he votes Republican “90 percent of the time.”

    Once upon a time, voting Republican vs. voting Nazi would have required a choice. I don’t know if that’s still true.

  • MikeMa

    What an absolute joy this dipshit must be to live near. Dare I hope that his opponent is a shoe in? Maybe not. He has managed to sell insurance, a person to person kind of business usually. I wonder if he charges Semites and brown skinned folks extra?

  • Reginald Selkirk

    There is a notorious Holocaust denier on the engineering faculty of the Un. of Illinois, one Arthur Butz.

    As I just said, but which hasn’t shown up yet possibly because it contained a link; is that Butz is at Northwestern University, not the University of Illinois.

  • slc1

    Re Reginald Selkirk @ #8

    Correction accepted. My apologies to the that fine institution, the Un. of Illinois.

  • vmanis1

    There was a time when thoughtful conservatives (yes, there are some such) would have denounced Nazis in the strongest possible terms. It’s the Republican party’s disgrace that nobody in a position of leadership has said `Yes, the Republican party is a big tent, but our tent has no room for anyone who would deny the Holocaust.’ I guess it’s all the fault of that ultra-left-wing loony Winston Churchill and his demonization of the family-friendly Nazi regime of Germany from 1933 to 1945.

    On a related note, I have become tired of Republicans’ constant repetition of the phrase `Democrat Party’. Perhaps if Democrats would pronounce the name of the opposing party as the `Re-PEE-YEW-blican Party’, parity could be restored.

  • Chiroptera

    …family-friendly, neo-Nazi events….

    Somehow the idea of laughing playing kids…makes this seem even worse.

  • harold

    slc1 –

    So you oppose some holocausts, but encourage others?

  • Aquaria

    While he doesn’t deny nor repudiate his “past affiliations,” he says he votes Republican “90 percent of the time.”

    Is anyone else terrified about the 10% he doesn’t agree with the Republicans on?

    I have a feeling it would involve ovens for non-christers of all varieties.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Family-friendly neo-Nazi events? Does that mean the kids get to operate the crematoria while dad gets shipped off to the Russian steppe and mom gets to clean up rubble left from the latest bombing?

  • Chiroptera

    vmanis1, #10: Perhaps if Democrats would pronounce the name of the opposing party as the `Re-PEE-YEW-blican Party’, parity could be restored.

    Or just the “Repubes” for short.

    Why, yes, I am only 7 years old. How did you know?

  • timberwoof

    “The more survivors, the more lies that are told.”?

    How does that work?

    If it didn’t happen, there can’t be any survivors.

  • Tualha

    Well gosh, sure would be nice if the local GOP picked him as their nominee. Would guarantee they lose, and would also make the nature of the current GOP clearer to some people. I don’t suppose they’re that stupid, though.

    @15 – how much is that in bat years?

  • lordshipmayhem

    There’s something terribly incongruous about “family-friendly, neo-Nazi events”. And this man, a racist who is both anti-black as well as anti-Jew, is a member of the same party as Abraham Lincoln.

    He should be a “guest” of his local psychiatric ward.

  • busterggi

    Back in the ’30’s the Repubs tried to institute a Nazi takeover of the US using ret. General Smedley Butler as a front. Prescott Bush & George Herbert Walker were involved.

    In 1940 the America First Committee was started as an anti-war movement at first about 50/50 Dem & Repub but it quickly was dominated by Repubs including Gerald Ford – its strongest state chapter was in Illinois.

    There is nothing new about Nazis & Repubs overlapping in eithr goals or methods.

  • dogmeat

    Correction accepted. My apologies to the that fine institution, the Un. of Illinois.

    Yes, how dare you suggest anything racist about the fighting Illini![/snark]

  • eric

    Man, I’m the only one getting it. The rest of you got to go in and visit the penguin.

  • d cwilson

    …family-friendly, neo-Nazi events….

    I’m guessing Prussian Blue’s albums get a lot of play during these events.

    OOOOH, I think we should all go out and campaign for him to win the Republican Primary.

    Probably won’t take that much effort. Remember the Nazi re-enactor from Ohio who not only got the GOP nomination to run for Congress, but also got John Boehner’s endorsement?

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Hitler would be damn upset at modern Nazis for denying what he would have seen as his greatest achievement, killing 6 million Jews and 5 millon other “Untermensch.”

  • Tualha

    Really, does the current GOP have anything in common with the party of Lincoln besides the name? Well, that and being dominated by white males…

  • KG

    I’ve followed the links to the Oaklawn Patch and beyond, which look real enough, and I’m still having trouble believing this is not a hoax of some kind. I don’t think the BNP (British National Party), our most prominent fascist group in the UK, would run such an open neonazi as a candidate! For the Conservative Party to do so would be unthinkable. I appreciate that American political parties are much more decentralised than in Europe, but has the Republican Party nationally no power at all to prevent neonazis being selected?

  • http://the-archfiend.livejournal.com archfiend

    As somebody who lives in Chicago (but thankfully, nowhere near either Jones’ house or Lipinski’s district), I can state that Jones has been doing this for a while (he unsuccessfully ran against Jim Nalepa for the GOP nomination in order to take on William Lipinski for that same House seat back in the 90’s) and – much like the equally despicable Anthony Trigona-Martin (go ahead, google him) he’s strictly a one-note dog and pony show that has practically no chance of getting elected to anything. Not that that will ever stop him from trying, of course.

    Unsuprisingly, he also got a mention on the holocaust denial-debunking nizkor.org web site. What a shock. Here’s a little taste:

    In fact, local media reports had identified Jones as a leader in the American Nazi Party. Jones was active in overt Nazi agitation as far back as 1979, when he was photographed at a Chicago rally wearing the swastika armband. He later became briefly involved with Civilian Military Assistance (CMA). CMA was part of the “private” support network for Reagan’s contra war in Nicaragua. In 1989, Jones was vice chairman of the American Nazi Party. He achieved some notoriety when he was photographed shaking hands with David Duke during Duke’s run for governor of Louisiana. Even Duke, attempting to shake off his own past, called Jones a “Nazi kook.”

    Cite: http://www.nizkor.org/faqs/ihr/ihr-faq-04.html

  • slc1

    Re KG @ #25

    Notorious racist David Duke ran as a Rethuglican in Louisiana and got a substantial fraction of the vote.

    Re Harold @ #12

    If one wants to make an omelet, one has to break a few egg shells.

    Re dogmeat @ #20

    Well, it’s not quite Berkeley but it certainly is competitive with the other state universities.

  • Yoritomo

    busterggi @19: The only connection between Prescott Bush and the plot involving Smedley Butler is that a company Bush worked for was investigated by the same congressional committee for unrelated reasons. I also haven’t heard that the Republicans were behind that plot; source please?

  • walton

    I’ve followed the links to the Oaklawn Patch and beyond, which look real enough, and I’m still having trouble believing this is not a hoax of some kind. I don’t think the BNP (British National Party), our most prominent fascist group in the UK, would run such an open neonazi as a candidate! For the Conservative Party to do so would be unthinkable. I appreciate that American political parties are much more decentralised than in Europe, but has the Republican Party nationally no power at all to prevent neonazis being selected?

    As far as I understand it, he’s simply declared his candidacy in the Republican primary election – which anyone can do,, provided they meet the constitutional requirements to be candidates for the House of Representatives, and present a nominating petition with enough signatures. (According to the State Board of Elections, someone wishing to get on the ballot for the Republican congressional primary needs a petition signed by “[a]t least 600 qualified primary electors of the candidate’s party in the congressional district.”) Only if he wins the primary will he become the Republican nominee, something which is, I imagine, extremely unlikely to happen.

    Compare this with Britain, where there are no primary elections, and anyone who wants to become a major party’s candidate for a parliamentary seat has to (a) be approved by the party’s central office, and then (b) be selected as the candidate by the local party association or committee in the relevant constituency.

  • http://ms-daisy-cutter.dreamwidth.org/ Ms. Daisy Cutter, Gynofascist in a Spiffy Hugo Boss Uniform

    family-friendly, neo-Nazi events

    “Mommy, are they gonna make us sing that dumb ‘horse vessel’ song again?”

  • Childermass
  • Aliasalpha

    Damnit, now I’m going to have to buy the Blues Brothers on DVD…

  • sunsangnim

    The GOP can’t start supporting Hitler now. They just spent the past 3 years comparing Obama to Hitler, so this would mean that they support Obama.

    Then again, they’re not known for logic or consistency.

  • F
  • Azkyroth

    Re Harold @ #12

    If one wants to make an omelet, one has to break a few egg shells.

    Perhaps eggs should be more careful about making omelets. Cannibalism is generally frowned on.

  • dingojack

    SLC – “If one wants to make an omelet, one has to break a few egg shells”.

    I believe that too was the general feeling at Wannsee in 1942.

    Dingo

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    @SLC:

    There is a notorious Holocaust denier on the engineering faculty of the Un. of Illinois, one Arthur Butz.

    Northwestern.

  • http://euroatheist.wordpress.com pelamun

    If one wants to make an omelet, one has to break a few egg shells

    In fact, as I’ve reminded slc1 before, one of the favourite sayings of Hermann Göring was:

    Wo gehobelt wird, fallen Späne (where wood is chopped, splinters must fall)

    which is the German equivalent of the English omelet saying…

  • KG

    walton@29,

    Thanks for the info. In that case, if neither local nor national Republican organisations could stop him declaring his candidacy, they can’t be held responsible. It seems bizarre, from the other side of the pond, that if he wins the primary the Party can’t even say: “This guy does not represent us.” – or can they?

  • walton

    It seems bizarre, from the other side of the pond, that if he wins the primary the Party can’t even say: “This guy does not represent us.” – or can they?

    Well, the RNC and the other Republican candidates can speak out against him if they want to, and probably will, but they can’t stop him running on the Republican ticket.

    This kind of situation has arisen before for both parties – for the Republicans when white nationalist and KKK leader David Duke was elected (in, I believe, a nonpartisan special election) to the Louisiana House of Representatives; and for the Democrats when Mark Fairchild and Janice Hart, members of the LaRouche movement, won the Democratic nominations for Illinois Lieutenant-Governor and Illinois Secretary of State. In the latter case, the Democratic candidate for Governor, Adlai Stevenson III, withdrew from the election rather than run on a slate with them.

  • pacal

    Does anyone remember David Duke running for office?

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    vmanis1:

    “On a related note, I have become tired of Republicans’ constant repetition of the phrase `Democrat Party’. Perhaps if Democrats would pronounce the name of the opposing party as the `Re-PEE-YEW-blican Party’, parity could be restored.”

    Years ago I was checking out U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston’s congressional web site. A headline had the word “Demoncrat” in it. I was laughing at what I thought was an obvious typo, but no, the story used the term Demoncrat several times, so it was very intentional.

    Stay classy, Republicans.

  • harold

    slc1 –

    I’m confused by your remark. How is a first strike nuclear bombing of a country that is not at war with the US comparable to making an omelet? How are human lives equivalent to unfertilized chicken eggs? Can you elaborate?

    I do appreciate what I take as a straight answer to my first question – yes, you approve of some holocausts. Actually, this causes me to wonder – do you disapprove of the Nazi holocaust? I just realized that, although I had assumed, perhaps carelessly, that you oppose Nazis, I have no strong evidence of that.

  • slc1

    Re Harold @ #43

    I have a flash for Mr. Harold. We are already at war with the mad mullahs who run Iran which is supporting the Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan. In addition, they support the Hizbollah terrorists in Labanon, the murderous Government of Syria, and the Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

  • harold

    I have a flash for Mr. Harold. We are already at war with the mad mullahs who run Iran which is supporting the Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan. In addition, they support the Hizbollah terrorists in Labanon, the murderous Government of Syria, and the Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

    1) Factually incorrect, we are not at war with Iran.

    2) Falsely implies that we disagree about the quality of the government of Iran, which is basically false and a squirming attempt at evasion – what we disagree about is whether there should be a first strike nuclear holocaust against Iranian civilians by the United States.

    3) Does not answer any of my questions. I will repeat them.

    “I’m confused by your remark. How is a first strike nuclear bombing of a country that is not at war with the US comparable to making an omelet? How are human lives equivalent to unfertilized chicken eggs? Can you elaborate?

    I do appreciate what I take as a straight answer to my first question – yes, you approve of some holocausts. Actually, this causes me to wonder – do you disapprove of the Nazi holocaust? I just realized that, although I had assumed, perhaps carelessly, that you oppose Nazis, I have no strong evidence of that.”

  • slc1

    Re Harold @ #45

    Yawn.

  • Michael Heath

    slc1L @ 46 to Harold:

    Yawn.

    Is your response here communicating that Harold @ 45 has such a compelling rebuttal to your post @ 44 that you:

    1) can’t provide a defense of your position @ 44 and,

    2) have no intentions of changing your position in spite of your having an indefensible position?

    That’s my current conclusion of your position and your intention.

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