My friend Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, forwarded these emails he received from a white supremacist from New Hampshire and I planned to write about them, but forgot. Now there’s an article at Medium.com about them. They reflect so many other anti-Semitic messages he is sent on a daily basis. The first email:
On Jan 7, 2020, at 10:04 AM, rjmurdough
My name is Ryan J Murdough. I am the Founder and President of New Hampshire Nationalists. We stand up for the interests of White people in New Hampshire.
I was listening to ‘Fash the Nation’ today and I heard about your battle against ‘Jesus candy’ on U.S. bases.
Since Jews are only 2% of the U.S. population and a fraction of the U.S. military, do you think you might be happier living in Israel? Goyim are getting a bit sick and tired of Jewish behavior and we think you would be happier living there instead of the U.S.
Ryan J Murdough
Founder and President
New Hampshire Nationalists
“Fash the Nation” is an openly fascist, neo-Nazi internet radio show. This is pretty standard stuff that Mikey receives, though usually not from those who admit to being white supremacists. This led to several responses, first from Mikey and then from some MRFF board members. Mikey’s response:
Well hello there, Ryan!… No thanks ….we are quite fine living right here in America where my family has lived since the 1890s… I am not sure what the “Jesus Candy” matter has to do with “white people”… But I think you may be late for a book burning so you better get on your way now, little sport… (Oh, you might be interested to know, not that I give a shit as to what your interests are, that our Foundation represents over 66,300 members of the US military now… And Veterans… About 95% of them are practicing Christians… Not sure how many of them are “white”…?… Our paid and volunteer staff of over 450 comprise well over 80% who are Christians… Again I couldn’t tell you how many are “white” or not)… Regarding your statement about Jews comprising only 2% of the population, I remind you of the great statement that Sandra Day O’Connor made from the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court, “in America, we do NOT count heads before enforcing the First Amendment“…again, on your way now, little sport… Mikey Weinstein… Founder and President, Military Religious Freedom Foundation…
Hi Mr. Murdough,
Good to know you’re there to stand up for white people in New Hampshire. I’m assuming those you help are too old, or maybe just tired, but it’s nice of you to stand up for them. I, personally, had no idea there were lots of white people lying around New Hampshire. Are they inside, at least? Otherwise I imagine they get covered with snow. Man! They’d be hard to find, too.
You must spend a lot of time trudging around looking for them. That’s really nice of you. How do you keep from stepping on them? Do you wear snowshoes or something? At least that would probably hurt them less than boots, and I’ll bet you’re a boot kind of guy. Doing all that standing up for white people who can’t or don’t must be tough on the legs, so I’m guessing you’re into boots. Big ones, probably. Hobnails. So, yeah, snowshoes or something, ’cause you don’t want to hurt the very people you’re standing up for.
I read that you listen to “Flash the Nation.” I’m not familiar with that program, but it sounds interesting. Is that about running naked across the country? The entire country? That’s a hell of a run, I would think. And I imagine some of the states you run through must get upset about naked people running through their towns and cities and stuff.
And boy, I’ll bet it’s a real problem if they run through New Hampshire, with all those white people lying there. Damn! That’s a lot more work for you, isn’t it? You’ve got to stand up for all those snow-covered white people lying there to make sure they don’t get trampled by the naked runners. I’ll bet you listen to that show cause it gives you a heads-up on when the runners are comin’ your way.
Well, you are quite a guy, I gotta say. I’ll be thinkin’ of ya’, out there, fightin’ the cold, sloggin’ through the snow in your boots and snowshoes, tryin’ not to step on all those poor, hidden white folks as you fight off the naked runners.
(MRFF Board of Advisors)
Perfect. Interestingly, this group is loudly pro=Trump. seeing him as the white leader they’ve been waiting for. Their website features a swastika where the arms of the symbol are Ts for Trump. It is accompanied by this message: “Trump has enabled people to no longer be afraid to say what they think. They won’t be silenced and bullied anymore and that is refreshing. I only hope that we keep this momentum going as this is only the beginning of the retaking of America.”
As I said, this has become routine for Mikey but the senders probably don’t typically consider themselves fascists, neo-Nazis or white supremacists — just good Christians.