Esquire: Why 3 out of 4 White Supremacists Support Barack Obama

How do racists, anti-Semites and all-purpose hate-mongers view the
possibility of America’s first black president? Not necessarily the
way you think they would.

By David Peisner

If recent polls are to be believed, white voters favor John McCain
over Barack Obama by nearly ten percentage points, but the McCain and
Obama camps probably haven’t factored in the following fact: In an
informal Esquire survey, three out of four white supremacists prefer
Obama, while McCain is the clear favorite among black nationalists.
This is just one of many surprising views that emerged after we talked
to extremists about this historic electoral showdown between a 46-year-
old black man and a 71-year-old white man.

Tom Metzger

Who: Director, White Aryan Resistance
Likes: White people, karaoke, environmentalists
Dislikes: Race-mixing, Jews, the federal government, capitalism
Career Highlights: Was Grand Dragon of Ku Klux Klan in the 70s; won
the Democratic primary during his bid for Congress in 1980; appeared
on the episode of Geraldo Rivera’s show in 1988 when Rivera’s nose was
broken in a brawl.

“The corporations are running things now, so it’s not going to make
much difference who's in there, but McCain would be much worse. He’s a
warmonger. He’s a scary, scary person -- more dangerous than Bush.
Obama, according to his book, Dreams Of My Father, is a racist and I
have no problem with black racists. I’ve got the quote right here: ‘I
found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity
against my mother’s white race.’ The problem with Obama is he’s being
dishonest about his racial views. I’d respect him if he’d just come
out and say, ‘Yeah, I’m a black racist.’ I don’t hate black people. I
just think it’s in the best interest of the races to be separated as
much as possible. See, I’m a leftist. I’m not a rightist. I hate the
transnational corporations far more than any black person.”

Erich Gliebe

Who: Chairman, National Alliance
Likes: Third Reich, the movie Rocky
Dislikes: integration, Jewish-controlled media
Career Highlights: Turning white-power record label, Resistance
Records, into a million-dollar-a-year business juggernaut; an 8-0
record as a professional boxer under the nickname, “The Aryan

“Obama might be a better candidate for our cause because he’s racially
conscious. One of our big things in the National Alliance is to raise
the racial consciousness of our people. Young whites in universities,
they’ve been stripped of any kind of racial identity. Obama may be a
racist in a positive sense for his people -- that will awaken a lot of
the whites, knock some sense into them. They’ll see that non-white
Americans are allowed to be proud of who they are, to be racially
conscious, to talk about their people or their community without being
attacked as being racist. Let’s face it, white people aren’t going to
fight for their causes, for their kind with a white president. I don’t
think McCain even acknowledges that a white race exists. He’s all
about granting amnesty to illegal aliens. The fact he wants to keep us
in wars in the Middle East for 100 years, that’s not a good thing. I
give Obama credit, he seems to have stuck to his guns as far as
pulling the troops out of Iraq. He’s a very intelligent man, an
excellent speaker and has charisma. John McCain offers none of that.
Perhaps the best thing for the white race is to have a black
president. My only problem with Obama is perhaps he’s not black

Ron Edwards

Who: Imperial Wizard, Imperial Klans of America
Likes: Guns, bed sheets, burning crosses
Dislikes: Black people, homosexuals, immigrants
Career Highlights: Sued in 2007 by the Southern Poverty Law Center for
inciting the brutal beating of a Latino teenager; building the IKA
into one of the nation’s largest Klan groups by allowing non-
Christians to join.

“Obama, I think he’s a piece of shit. I don’t care that his mother was
white. I don’t think he has enough brains to do anything good. All
he’s living off of is the color of his skin to get elected. I don’t
think America wants a black president. Most of them are too afraid to
say that they believe the way I believe. They sit around their dinner
table and talk the way I do, but when they get out in public, they
have two faces and show the other face. When people are voting in the
booth privately, they’ll vote Republican even if they’re a Democrat.
If he wins, I’ll laugh. I don’t like McCain, but he’s the only one I
can vote for. He’s against a lot of the things that I’m for. I’m
afraid that he’s going to mess with gun laws. But I’m going Republican
and I talked to my guys and most of them are voting for McCain too.”

Rocky Suhayda

Who: Chairman, American Nazi Party
Likes: Hitler, white people
Dislikes: Jews, immigrants, multinational corporations
Career highlights: Being widely quoted bemoaning in the fact that so
few Aryan-Americans had the cojones of the 9/11 hijackers: “If we were
one-tenth as serious, we might start getting somewhere.”

“White people are faced with either a negro or a total nutter who
happens to have a pale face. Personally I’d prefer the negro. National
Socialists are not mindless haters. Here, I see a white man, who is
almost dead, who declares he wants to fight endless wars around the
globe to make the world safe for Judeo-capitalist exploitation, who
supports the invasion of America by illegals -- basically a
continuation of the last eight years of Emperor Bush. Then, we have a
black man, who loves his own kind, belongs to a Black-Nationalist
religion, is married to a black women -- when usually negroes who have
‘made it’ immediately land a white spouse as a kind of prize -- that’s
the kind of negro that I can respect. Any time that a prominent person
embraces their racial heritage in a positive manner, it’s good for all
racially minded folks. Besides, America cares nothing for the
interests of the white American worker, while having a love affair
with just about every non-white on planet Earth. It’d be poetic
justice to have a non-white as titular chief over this decaying modern
Sodom and Gomorrah.”