Glenn Spencer, Nativist Anti-Semite, Lectures State Senate Border Security Committee (w/Update)
Spencer's been vocal in his dislike of both Mexicans and Jews. In a 2001 statement on his American Patrol website, he wrote the following, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center:
"Our country is being invaded by Mexico with hostile intentions. When it blows up, they can't say we didn't tell them, when the blood starts flowing on the border and in L.A."
His anti-Semitism is also well-documented. In a Jew-bashing screed still on his website entitled "Speaking the Unspeakable: Is Jew-Controlled Hollywood Brainwashing Americans?" he discusses how Jews supposedly control the entertainment industry and marks how too many of them, in his opinion, support illegal immigration.
"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."
Ironically, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, who is Jewish, also spoke before the committee today concerning the issue of identity theft.
During his presentation, Spencer basically pimped his so-called "sonic barrier" technology with the help of an associate. The technology purportedly would detect unlawful border crossers, and Spencer and his associate gave a live demonstration to the remaining senators.
One little problem with the technology: Spencer said it would cost approximately $100,000 a mile, and it can't distinguish between cows and human beings.
State Senators Al Melvin and Steve Smith went out of their way to praise Spencer and to criticize their Democratic colleagues for walking out.
Melvin called Spencer and his partner, whose name I didn't catch, "two patriotic Americans that are trying to secure the border."
Smith concurred, saying that he'd worked with Spencer extensively, and "never once has this man alluded to being a racist."
Apparently, Smith has never bothered to investigate Spencer's own site. Or maybe he has and figures everything Spencer's said is hunky-dory.
When I spoke with Gallardo, he noted the sneaky way Allen had put Spencer on the agenda, so as to avoid the outcry that occurred last year.
"It's disgusting," he said. "To invite someone like Glenn Spencer with his history as someone of no credibility, to bring him to a legislative committee to present on border security...is totally unacceptable."
Gallardo added: "The things he's done in the past, the remarks he's made in the past not only offend Jewish Americans but all Americans."
Indeed, if Spencer was a legitimate person to have make such a presentation, why did Allen disguise the fact he was coming in?
Who's next, I wonder? Maybe Allen could call in former Klansman David Duke to lecture on race relations, or bring in National Socialist Movement commander Jeff Schoep to discuss how the swastika has been unfairly maligned.