This post originally appeared on Think Progress
While the tea party movement is desperately trying
to fight off charges of “racist elements” from the NAACP, Ryan J. Murdough, a Republican candidate for New Hampshire State House, has no qualms about expressing his views on race. “It is time for white people
in New Hampshire and across the country to take a stand,” Murdough wrote in a letter to the Concord Monitor titled “We must preserve our racial identity”:
For far too long white Americans have been told that diversity is something beneficial to their existence. Statistics prove that the opposite is true. New Hampshire residents must seek to preserve their racial identity if we want future generations to have to possibility to live in such a great state. Affirmative action, illegal and legal non-white immigration, anti-white public school systems, and an anti-white media have done much damage to the United States of America and especially New Hampshire. It is time for white people in New Hampshire and across the country to take a stand. We are only 8 percent of the world’s population and we need our own homeland, just like any other non-white group of people deserve their own homeland.
Murdough is running as a Republican because it’s easier to get on the ballot
, but the party immediately “disowned him
as a candidate on their ticket,” calling him a “despicable racist
” and a “fraud.” But Murdough has no love lost for the GOP, complaining, “they’ve sold white people out
It’s unclear whether Murdough is a tea partier, but in the comments section of the Monitor’s website, where Murdough is very active
, he wrote, “I think the Tea Party movement is doing great things
.” His rhetoric in the comments often reflects that of the movement, and he repeatedly advises
the the tea party to “embrace the fact [that] there is a racial aspect
to the movement.” “White people need to stop wasting time
arguing about how they are not racist,” he said in one comment, adding in another
The Tea Party at its core is all about race but most of the Tea Partiers do not even realize it. They downplay the race issue every chance they get because they are afraid of being perceived as racist.
He also called on them to stop the “jewish appeasing
.” “If the Republicans continue to put out weak, israel first, zionist, anti white, neo cons, the tea party will be for nothing
,” Murdough warned.
In an interview, Murdough denied that he is a racist, explaining, “I can’t really be a racist, because I don’t hate them. I just don’t want to live around
areas that are heavily, predominantly non-white.” Still, Murdough believes Martin Luther King was a prostitute-chasing Communist who was just “out for the black man,” and that Abraham Lincoln was one of history’s worst presidents because “[h]e waged war against the South.” He’s also worried about white “genocide,” noting, “Nobody is flooding Africa with non-Africans
.” But Murdough is an equal opportunity bigot, saying, “no group of people has exploited their victimhood as much as Jews have.” “Technically, they’re a different race
than white people.” He’s also homophobic, writing that gay parenting is “child abuse
” and that “Homosexuals want to get married because they hate Christ
.” Murdough acknowledges his stance on race and “Jewish issues” is controversial, but claimed he has DNA evidence to support him.
Murdough is the state chairman of American Third Position (A3P), “a fledgling political party…with the aim of uniting disaffected racists
,” the Southern Poverty Law Center reports. Last week, the group proudly announced its “triple-digit donation”
(i.e. less than $1,000) to a fund established by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) to defend her state’s draconian new immigration law. (HT: Political Correction