Glenn Spencer, Nativist Anti-Semite, To Lecture Arizona Senate Committee

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What, me a raving racist anti-Semite?

You would think that an old, Mexican-bashing coot like Glenn Spencer, the head of the nativist "organization" American Border Patrol, would be radioactive to any politician with a lick of sense, after all of the dumb, bigoted statements he's made over the years.

Not to mention that he was once more-than-an-acquaintance of convicted kid-killer Shawna Forde, allowed Forde to stay on his property, and even let Forde use her laptop at his home the day she was collared. In fact, the FBI nabbed Forde not far from Spencer's ranch near the Arizona-Mexico line.

But we are talking about a state Senate run by Russell Pearce, here. So, suffice it to say I was hardly surprised that Spencer, a serious nutbar who has attended white supremacist events in the past and who likes to peddle the phony, racist "reconquista" conspiracy theory, is scheduled to give a presentation before the Senate Border Security Committee, which is chaired by Senator Sylvia Allen.

The presentation is entitled, "Arizona/Mexico Border -- An Assessment."

Most of you know Allen as the woman who believes the Earth is only 6,000 years old. But really, her looniness and anti-immigrant mania is such that it's unfair to slander other Biblical literalists by pointing out she's in the same camp.

I've phoned and e-mailed Allen for a comment, but have yet to hear back from her.

It's unlikely that Spencer's statements about Mexicans -- that theirs is a culture "based on deceit," that a bloodbath is inevitable from the Mexican "invasion" of the U.S., and so forth -- will trouble Allen much. After all her boss is President Pearce. Can you imagine the racist one-liners that guy tells in his spare time?

But Spencer's anti-Semitic statements and his dealings with anti-Semitic folk should give Allen and Senate Republicans additional pause.

Indeed, they need only check out Spencer's anti-Semitic rant on his own Web site. In a passage titled, "Speaking the Unspeakable: Is Jew-Controlled Hollywood Brainwashing Americans?," Spencer writes,

"I have many Jewish friends and they have been extremely instrumental in fighting illegal immigration. I fear, however, that this small handful of patriotic Americans are far outnumbered by liberal Jews who now have total control over our media. With my memories of the Hollywood elite, I think it is now time that Americans be forewarned that they are probably subject to clever pro-illegal alien propaganda every time they watch something produced in Hollywood.Though the Hollywood blacklist is long past, the philosophy that permeated Hollywood probably did not die with McCarthy."

Moreover, the Southern Poverty Law Center notes in its bio of Spencer that,

"Spencer was one of the first well-known anti-immigration activists to more or less openly court white supremacists and anti-Semites. He has attended conferences of American Renaissance magazine, which specializes in racist theories about blacks and others, and interviewed the magazine's editor, Jared Taylor, on his syndicated radio show. Another Spencer radio guest was California State University, Long Beach, Professor Kevin MacDonald, who is the architect of an elaborate anti-Semitic theory dressed up as evolutionary biology. Spencer also promoted on his website a booklet published by Taylor called The Color of Crime that claims to be a "relentlessly factual" study alleging -- on the basis of Taylor's mixing up of all interracial crimes and race-motivated hate crimes -- that blacks and Latinos are far more likely than whites to be hate criminals."

I called Bill Straus, Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League of Arizona. He'd already heard that Spencer would be giving a presentation to the Senate committee.

"I was appalled when I found out," he told me.

He agreed that Spencer's statements about Jews were anti-Semitic. And he lamented Spencer's bigoted statements toward the Mexican people. The ADL has a whole report on anti-Mexican extremists like Spencer, here.

Spencer is a known quantity. All you have to do is Google his name and you'll find plenty on his affiliations with racist groups, his connection to Shawna Forde, his bigoted ramblings, and his run-ins with authorities.

Gee, what's next, Senator Allen? Inviting a representative of the Ku Klux Klan to opine on racism? Maybe you can invite a National Socialist Movement member to comment on the odiousness of federal law enforcement. Or perhaps David Duke could make a trek to Phoenix to talk about white pride.

I suppose I should be glad that Republitards like Allen, Pearce and that whole gang exist. Otherwise, whatever would I blog about?

(Something else, the state Legislature likes to pretend they're all about helping out the U.S. Border Patrol, and are concerned when the Border Patrol's officers get shot. But Spencer has referred to the entity as the "U.S. Bullsh*t Patrol" in a piece on his Web site. Classy, eh? As well as highly ironic.)

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AZRanger
AZRanger

Steve Lemon is just as big a loon as the person he claims to be against! The reality is that there really is a reconquista movement, and all anyone has to do to find it is to be present at any of the protests, where you can see the signs stating that AZ should still belong to Mexico. There are Hispanics all over that say those things and are working to make that a reality.Of course, the typical liberal loon like Steve will immediately attempt to demonize me, but the proof is out there for anyone to see!

jtready
jtready

"One interesting aside: Ready had said that an unmanned drone from Glenn Spencer's American Border Patrol would be part of his operation, though I witnessed none. I called Spencer about this. He told me that he did not participate in Ready's patrol, and that the FAA has grounded his group's drones. "We haven't had an unmanned drone in five years," he said." http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c...

That is correct. Glenn Spencer is just a liar who sucks down funds to pay his bills instead of actually doing anything. I know for a fact he also stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of material from a close friend of mine. I have been to his "ranch" numerous times in the past. It is a trailer with German shepherds barking around it where he sits on his computer all day and siphons off funds from the secure our border groups. When we had two females stuck in a truck on the border for hours right near his property, he did everything in his power to jeopardize their lives rather than help. Can you say piece of shit?

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Technology, rather than manpower, is the focus of Glenn Spencer's American Border Patrol. The group is based at his ranch near the border. The five-man operation flies three small airplanes to ensure that his American Border Patrol is present and visible along the international line.

Spencer also uses Internet-controlled cameras and works with a group called Border Invasion Pics, which posts photos of people they suspect are crossing illegally.

"Sitting out there with a bunch of volunteers looking for people is generally a tremendous waste of people and time," Spencer said. "And it's also dangerous."

Ready said he's planning patrols throughout the summer.

"If they don't want my people out there, then there's an easy way to send us home: Secure the border," he said. "We'll put our guns back on the shelf, and that'll be the end of that."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010...

He is an old bastard opposed to foot patrols because we actually produce results. This makes his fund siphoning scam look bad. As long as he can sit his ass in his mobile home and get paid to stoke his dogs and drink his scotch, he opposes anyone actually out doing something in the field. Our record speaks for itself. We actually save immigrant lives, save abused horses, interdict drug smugglers, challenge narco-terrorists, help the environment, and do not waste any funds. www.flickr.com/USBorderGuard That is a far cry from what Glenn Spencer is not doing. We had multiple patrols out this week including today. We walk the walk. Not talk the B.S.- Bull Spencer.

High speed chase of our Border Rangers with bandits well North of Mexican border.

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Usgovfail
Usgovfail

Hey, if mexicans, latinos, guatamalens, el salvadorans, etc would just come to America legally, wait their turn in line, become a citizen and help pay taxes then so many people would not be in such an uproar over ILLEGAL immigration. Not to be confused with LEGAL immigration because there is a difference. I know, I know, these poor oppressed people just want a better life. Well, I want a better life but that doesn't mean that I can break into my neighbors house, eat all his food, steal all his clothes, steal the money out of his/her wallet, does it? Of course not. Mexicans, latinos bring this heat on themselves. It is a fact that the majority of illegal aliens in America are latino/mexican/hispanic. What is so difficult about coming to America legally? Illegal is not a race, it is a crime.

LOUIS_XIII
LOUIS_XIII

What is so difficult about people like you leaving america legally !!!!!!!!!

Mike from Bisbee
Mike from Bisbee

Please note that this uberpatriot intellectual featherweight has sidestepped the central issue of Glenn Spencer's racism, paranoia and antisemitism. And now Spencer has publicly stated that a "bloodbath" between the U.S. and Mexico is inevitable. That goober wants a bloodbath! He relishes the idea. Of course it wouldn't be Spencer's blood that is shed. I won't even get into your "why don't they just come legally" because you just can read about our immigration policy yourself - or have someone read it to you if the words are too hard.

teobuneo
teobuneo

Really like your oh so descriptive handle boychick. If you morons would actually learn to read you would find that the majority of illegals are paying their taxes and actually are a net benefit to America. But you stupid fools sign on to these racist hate groups who flatly make up lies in the "reports" by FAIR and this hateful little moron Glenn Spencer. Your stupidity is beyond belief!

Mmetzger47
Mmetzger47

So let me get this right ! Arizona's politicians are white supremist racist bigots ? So is Arizona's Governor a racist too ? Was she also involved in white supremist groups ?

Mike from Bisbee
Mike from Bisbee

Not all are white supremacists. Some are just stupid. Others are pathetically ignorant, having read nothing more substantial than Cleon Skousens and Glenn Beck. It's a sad situation for Arizona.

helentroy4
helentroy4

Can anyone take this man with sagging moobs seriously?

Mike from Bisbee
Mike from Bisbee

Shawna Forde did. And he took her seriously too. She's the Minuteman who was involved in murdering Brisenia Flores, the nine-year-old girl shot twice in the head as she begged for her life inside her home in Arivaca, This is who Glenn Spencer associates with. And also with white supremacist groups. He IS a sagging boob.

Delawarewc
Delawarewc

Has the legislator become a racist organization supposely representing the state of AZ. This is a rational thing to do and any legislator who attends this meeting should be impreach and lose their jobs. These people should be considered home grown terrorist and/or a hate group.

Nweng
Nweng

If this is open to the public/journalists, (and I don't know if it is,) I would hope someone from NT would be there.

Mike from Bisbee
Mike from Bisbee

Ah, Glenn Spencer. Hateful. Paranoid. A fellow-traveler of white supremacists. A believer in fantastical fantasies regarding Mexico's master plan to reclaim the U.S. southwest for La Raza. AND the host of the tea-baggers recent big shindig on the border, attended by Arapio, Babeau and Cochise County's own candidate for whacked out lawman, Larry "There was absolutely no racial prejudice on the part of the deputies during the shoot-out at Miracle Valley" Deaver.

Go to the Southern Poverty Law Center's website and rad about this piece of work. He is indeed a sick, sick man. But well-respected by the right-wing.

Frances Perkins
Frances Perkins

Is't he a follower of Cleon Skousen and all the lunatic theories therein?

Mike from Bisbee
Mike from Bisbee

I don't know if he's a disciple of brother Cleon but he adheres to some very far-fetched beliefs. He is definitely a nativist, a racist and I suspect a closet Klansman.

Mia Chenique
Mia Chenique

you would think that these fossils would be enjoying there very old age and retire from this world period..

Coz
Coz

Geez, Arizona and it's whacked out politicians, where does Arizona dig up all these nut cases.

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

Many in Arizona are tired of paying for illegal aliens, their births that the women never pay for, their medical bills when they get sick and go to an ER, their welfare for their anchor kids and their legal fees when they get in trouble. If your cousins would just wait their turn in line and come legally then ILLEGAL immigration would not be such a big issue. You never hear about the folks who immigrated LEGALLY getting in troubel, do you? No, but why? Probably because they followed the law, you idiots.

LOUIS_XIII
LOUIS_XIII

No Im just tired of paying for fat ass lazy AMERICANS !!!!!!!!!!!!

Mmetzger47
Mmetzger47

I think the heat has warped their minds

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

The mainstream media in this country has warped the minds of all of you liberal illegal alien loving wackos. Hey I want a better life too but I'm not going to rob my neighbor. I want a better life but I'm not going to walk into a bank and demand they give me money.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Once Wisconsin gets sane and the GOP there is tossed on their ear, their plan is to send aid to AZ.. Nothing with nuts, as the feeling is there enough nuts running things here already...

Somebody Wrote This about
Somebody Wrote This about

It was only a matter of time before anti-semitism would enter this fray. Historically, anytime the capitalist machine breaks itself (which is once every 3-5 years, with major damage every 20 years or so), someone inevitably points fingers at the Jews.

Anon
Anon

Arizona needs to keep creating new sub-class groups of people. Wonder who's next?

Rob
Rob

No doubt they'll roll out the red carpet for this prick....any sign of a budget?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

BumbleGuard will be the intro speaker, and give a lesson on "how to treat women with the respect they deserve"

Anon
Anon

BumbleGuard sure exposed the elitist men in Arizona. We always knew women are discarded easily in Arizona but now it's been confirmed when the top dog thinks he can get away with it. Maybe the Arizona women will wake up and take action. It's long overdue.

Coz
Coz

LOL, that's funny and how so true.

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