American Nazism is arguably the greatest example of an oxymoron that the United States has ever seen. Yet, here we are in 2023 still dealing with these hateful imbeciles whom hide behind the blanket of conservatism, extreme nationalism, and child safety. Their newest newsworthy escapade found them at the doorsteps of Walt Disney World protesting with words of white supremacy, anti-LGBTQ messages and of course the played out antisemitic jargon.
The charge was lead by Christopher “Hammer” Pohlhaus, a leader of the neo-Nazi assemblage, Blood Tribe and Jon Minadeo II, founder of the Goyim Defense League in Orlando, FL. The video of them chanting “We are everywhere” can be found all over the corners of the internet.
The fact is that if these cousin humpers can beat their gene-pool and organize in a proper way with just the right charismatic leader charging them forward, they could be a potential threat to humanity. That is what Hitler was, he was charisma incarnate.
This was just the latest in a long list of moronic stands by deplorable people that hold dangerous ideologies. American Nazis are not new. We have seen them throughout the decades since even before WWII. We had the Ku Klux Klan for one, an organization that is still around to this day. There was the Dixiecrat party members of the south which disbanded in 1948. Before the second great war Nazis were on our own soil promoting their ideal/warped views of cleansed Aryan world.
Let’s explore the beginnings of Nazism in the United States, the loose way we compare ourselves to Hitler, and why these neo-Nazis are still a menacing threat to a peaceful existence.
Madison Square Garden 1939
Picture if you will, it is February 20, 1939 it is unusually warm for February. The high that day was 69 degrees, so when you approach Madison Square Garden it was probably a comfortable 58 degrees. The marquee is lit up proclaiming “Pro American Rally.” You walk into the already legendary building with 20,000 men and women. You look up at the stage and draped in front of this large crowd is a 30-foot banner of George Washington nestled between two American flags and two swastika flags of the same height.
This was the scene on Washington’s birthday. It was a Nazi support rally just six months before WWII began and a little over two years before the US entered the efforts.
That night, the room was filled with hypocritical ideologies. As it was told, the night started with the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. There were over 20,000 people pledging allegiance while donning Nazi armbands and uniforms while toting poster slogans like “Stop Jewish domination of Christian America.” They were being slanderous towards President Roosevelt, calling him “Rosenfeld” in order to announce that he was in the pocket of rich Jewish people. Their speeches that night talked of “job-taking Jewish refugees” at the same time, their vision of a white gentile America following Jesus, a Jew from the middle-east.
The rally was supported and sponsored by the German American Bund. The organization had headquarters in Manhattan and thousands upon thousands of members across the US. They held parades, summer camps for youth, and owned bookstores. They had a basic vision of a white, fascist America with a dash of extreme nationalism; much like the Alt-right, the National Socialist Movement founded in 1994 and the Council of Conservative Citizens founded in 1985. However, the difference is that the German American Bund openly supported Adolf Hitler and his rise in Europe. Different times, same racism.
There were many protesters outside of The Garden that night. So many in fact, that the police had 1,700 officers deployed that night to stop any violence. One man, a Jewish 26 year old named Isadore Greenbaum, a plumber from Brooklyn managed to get into the rally.
He sat through the horrifying speeches against his people and others. He eventually couldn’t handle anymore.
Fritz Kuhn, America’s answer to Hitler was the leader of the German American Bund. Kuhn was firing the crowd up from his first sentence, “You all have heard of me through the Jewish-controlled press.”
Greenbaum bullied his way through the guards at the front of the stage, jumped onto the platform and pulled the cables to Kuhn’s microphone while yelling, “Down with Hitler!”
Greenbaum’s outrage did not go answered in front of the thousands of Nazi supporters. The brave and upset plumber was tackled by Bund security. They beat him on stage and even ripped his pants off of him while the crowd cheered. Luckily for Greenbaum, the NYPD managed to get a hold of him and get him to a safe place before too much more damage was done.
He didn’t get out unscathed, he had a black eye and a broken nose, it could have been much worse had the police not intervened.
What happened to Greenbaum after that? He was arrested for disorderly conduct and fined $25.00 for disrupting the rally.
Greenbaum later joined the Navy fighting the Nazis in WWII.
Later that year, Kuhn was indicted on charges of embezzlement and forgery. His citizenship was revoked, and he was deported back to Germany.
It really goes to show you that bad people do bad things. There is no limit. If they are willing to make a dollar off moronic sheep, they are willing to steal it as well.
I Hate American Nazis
I’m going to make this clear, I hate all Nazis. German, American, Italian, Polish, Scandinavian; ALL OF THEM. They are all a bunch of pignuts in my book.
Some of you that will read this might remember the old piece I wrote, simply and appropriately titled, “Hitler is a Cunt,” illustration by the great Joey Feldman. A few of you may even click the link in this article to read it. I never did tell the story of the aftermath of that piece.
The reason I wrote that piece was simple… outrage. I was tired of hearing about the Alt-right and all the slanderous rhetoric about President Obama and his wife. With Obama’s presidency, the racists and neo-Nazis began coming out of the woodwork, and with the anonymity of the internet a lot of them were coming with no fear.
I wrote the piece without fear, without any doubt or thoughts of repercussions. I told my truth, the good, the bad, and the embarrassing.
The article did very well in numbers. Many people read it. It still gets read to this day. I got one hateful email from a Nazi sympathizer. The email said, “Mr. Williams, you are a piece of shit coward. You don’t know what it means to be patriotic. Do you know what the Jews have done to our country you piece of shit? If I ever see you on the street I will rip out your Jew loving heart and feed it to my pitbull.”
I could have stopped there, but I wouldn’t be me if I did. I replied back, “Dear Mr. #########, I understand that you think your feelings on the subject matter are valid. They aren’t. I suggest that you should stop stealing your internet connection from the trailer next door and continue humping your pitbull. Love Kidman J. Williams.”
The not-so-much a man sent another not-so-friendly email back denying that he had sexual relations with his dog. He did not deny living in a trailer or stealing internet. He ended his last correspondence by stating that if he sees me he would “rip my tongue out through my asshole.”
Now, I could have stopped there, but where would the fun be in that? I thought to myself, “What if I just send this over to a few neo-Nazi groups?”
That’s what I did.
I ended up with seventeen threats against my life, my home, and my family. I dared one to attempt it. At the time I was living in Woodridge, IL. in a condo. Needless to say a small group of neo-Nazis would not have been able to get to the back of the complex because of the element of people that they would have had to get through to get to my building.
My son’s mother wanted to take our kid and herself out of the situation for a few days to ensure their safety. I understood, but I still thought it was unnecessary. The squirrel that kept getting into our home was more of a problem than the threats were. I explained to her that those were just threats. If they were serious, they wouldn’t have said a word.
She still didn’t want to take any chances.
Just as I told her, nothing was going to come of it, nothing came of it.
Racism and Fascism are Posh
We live in a world today where racism and fascism have become posh terms to bash political opponents. It has become common to compare a president to Hitler. The last four presidents, Biden, Trump, Obama, and Bush have all been given the moniker. It has become more widespread than the new James Dean tag for a handsome, young, and rebellious actor.
I am truly scared for this world. Racism seems to have become more abundant than what it was in the early 2000’s. During President Obama’s terms we saw the rise of the Alt-right and it is what sparked the Trump run. People can say it had nothing to do with the color of his skin, but there are tons of memes that you can google that prove otherwise.
Everyone in this country gets the same rights to free speech. I would never want to see those rights infringed upon, no matter how good or bad. Even in 1939 New York, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and even the American Jewish Committee supported the German American Bund’s freedom of speech.
What ushers in racism? Racism is around. It always has been. Some say it is fear. George M. Fredrickson of PBS states:
“Racism exists when one ethnic group or historical collectivity dominates, excludes, or seeks to eliminate another on the basis of differences that it believes are hereditary and unalterable.”George M. Fredrickson
From my personal viewpoint, money always seems to be the common link between the population of this world getting along and one group of people being hated. Whether it goes as far as free labor or a group like the Jews being blamed for a countries problems, or illegal Mexican immigrants, or the Chinese, or the Muslims and Middle-easterners, and even the Irish.
It is the fear of losing control and the fear of losing control of the money. Remember what helped Hitler come to power. The German economy was in shambles. They had no international credit rating and were almost bankrupt after WWI. Enter Hitler and his promise of hope. He blamed the Jewish population for their economic woes.
I hate to even think this way. The United States is primed for another fascist takeover. With the strain of the middle-class and the price gouging going on all over our country, people want someone to blame and our government heads will not allow themselves to be liable for the sinking ship.