Glenn Spencer, Nativist Anti-Semite, Repped By John Munger, Ex-Gubernatorial Candidate

"You've never heard of the Anti-Defamation League?" I wondered.

"Sure, but I don't know that's the ADL," he said. "I've heard of the Anti-Defamation League."

After I informed Munger that the ADL is the Anti-Defamation League, I related that the ADL has also called Spencer an anti-Semite. 

"Well, I don't know what they're saying," he replied. "All I'm saying is, if he is, they better be able to prove it."

Oh, they can prove it all right. The ADL's 2003 report, Border Disputes: Armed Vigilantes in Arizona includes an entire section on Spencer, noting that he's spoken before white-supremacist gatherings such as the American Renaissance Conference, at which racists and other human PayDay bars regularly gather.

That conference is the namesake of American Renaissance magazine. According to the SPLC, the publication "specializes in racist theories about blacks and others." The SPLC also reports that Spencer once "interviewed the magazine's editor, Jared Taylor, on his syndicated radio show."

Then there's the matter of a little ditty Spencer authored for his website: "Speaking the Unspeakable: Is Jew-Controlled Hollywood Brainwashing Americans?

The crude title alone tells you just about all you need to know. I asked Munger several times if he found the phrase "Jew-controlled Hollywood" appropriate, but he kept referring me to his letter to Heredia, which rationalizes the mini-essay at length.

In Spencer's piece, he opines the following:

"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."

Nice cliche about having "many Jewish friends," a classic set-up for a slice of Archie Bunker-style bigotry. Munger's letter insists that Spencer's musing is not anti-Semitic, observing that in it Spencer links to an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times where writer Joel Stein argues that Jewish producers and executives do indeed run Hollywood.

The difference is that in Stein's op-ed, he takes a humorous approach, even speaking with ADL National Director Abe Foxman about the issue and disagreeing with Foxman's take. For Stein, the fact that there are lots of Jewish folk in the entertainment industry is a good thing, and he's proud of it.

But for Spencer, the influence of the mostly "liberal Jews" is nefarious. There's only a "small handful" of patriotic Jews. The rest maintain "total control over our media." Americans are "forewarned" that they may be brainwashed by "clever pro-illegal alien propaganda."

This is standard anti-Semitic tripe, of the same level as "The Jews control the banks," or "The Jews killed Jesus." 

Which makes one wonder, does Spencer have a copy of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion under his pillow?

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