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Holocaust 'denier' running for Congress has no opponents in Republican primary

Postby maninthestreet » 3 years 3 months ago (Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:15 pm)

Saw this Washington Post story at MSN about a Congressional candidate from Illinois named Arthur Jones who says on his website that
the Holocaust is a “racket” and “the biggest, blackest, lie in history.” Jones also told a Chicago-Sun Times reporter, “Well first of all, I’m running for Congress not the chancellor of Germany, all right?” Jones said. “To me, the Holocaust is what I said it is: It’s an international extortion racket.”

I don't know anything at all about this guy but I can sure agree with him on those points. Although he stands little chance of winning,
hopefully at least a few people will interested enough to check out his claims and discover the truth for themselves.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics ... li=BBnb7Kz

Like most candidates running for Congress, Arthur Jones has a campaign website.

It outlines the Republican candidate’s education background, his stance on issues and how to donate to his campaign to represent the Illinois’s Third Congressional District.

It also lays out Jones’s unapologetically racist and anti-Semitic views.

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In a section called “Holocaust?” Jones describes the atrocities as a “racket” and “the biggest, blackest, lie in history.” Under another tab titled “Flags of Conflict,” he lists the Confederate flag first and describes it as “a symbol of White pride and White resistance” and “the flag of a White counter revolution.”

And in his most recent blog post — dated Aug. 24, 2017 — Jones railed against “Radical Leftists” and blamed them for starting racial violence in Charlottesville about two weeks before. Heather Heyer, 32, who had been there to protest white supremacists, died after a self-professed neo-Nazi drove a car into a crowd of demonstrators. He was charged with second-degree murder. Jones painted the death as an accident.

Despite his views, Jones is all but certain to become the GOP nominee for one of Illinois’s most prominent congressional districts, one that includes parts of Chicago and several suburbs to the west and southwest. Jones is running unopposed in the Republican primary — and the deadline to file to run against him was in early December.

His chances of winning the seat are extremely slim. The district is rated “safely Democratic,” according to Ballotpedia, and two Democrats are facing off against each other: Daniel Lipinski, the incumbent, and Marie Newman. An independent candidate, Mat Tomkowiak, withdrew from the race earlier.

Still, even getting that far in the race was a new milestone for Jones. Over three decades, he has unsuccessfully thrown his hat into the ring for the Third Congressional District seat seven times, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Jones’s candidacy comes at a time when far-right groups have had new clout in the national discussion: Some hate groups have ramped up recruitment on college campuses and, for a time, alt-right leaders imagined they had an ally in the White House in the form of Stephen K. Bannon, a former adviser to President Trump.

And when Chicago Sun-Times reporter Frank Main drove to Lyons, Ill., the suburb where Jones lives, the candidate was no less vocal about his extreme views.

“Well first of all, I’m running for Congress not the chancellor of Germany, all right?” Jones said. “To me, the Holocaust is what I said it is: It’s an international extortion racket.”

Jones did not immediately respond to interview requests Sunday afternoon. It’s unclear how he arrived at the opinion that the Holocaust, a systematic genocide in which an estimated 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazi regime, was a sham.

In 2016, the state election board tossed Jones from the ballot for the Third Congressional District for “flagrant disregard of the election code,” the Chicago Tribune reported, although a lawyer for the board did not specify why Jones’s signatures were not valid.

The newspaper that year also highlighted Jones’s former membership in the American National Socialist Workers Party, which the Southern Poverty Law Center lists as a relatively recent offshoot of the National Socialist Movement, “one of the largest and most prominent neo-Nazi groups in the United States.”

Representatives from the Illinois Republican Party and the National Republican Congressional Committee, which supports conservative candidates, did not respond to questions sent by email Sunday. But Tim Schneider, the chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, told the Sun-Times that the party denounced Jones.

“The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones,” Schneider told the newspaper. “We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office, including the 3rd congressional District.”

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Re: Holocaust 'denier' running for Congress has no opponents in Republican primary

Postby TimeTraveler » 3 years 3 months ago (Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:37 am)

I saw this in the search recommend on Bing just a few minutes ago. So I came on here to see if anyone posted about this. Anyway yeah I agree he probably won't win if he does I'll be shocked.
The main thing I'm hoping for like what you've said is that maybe it'll get a few people to research into it. There's actually a lot of people that don't even know that anyone even denies the Holocaust. For this story being in the mainstream those people will hear about it for the first time.

But let's be real most probably won't even look into It they'll just blow it off as "Evil anti semitic neo nazi crap that's just made up to make the nazis look good so people can be brainwashed into doing it again like what those poor Jews say."
Or something like "How can this sicko deny the most horrible thing that ever happened in history. There's tons of evidence look at the pictures of the dead bodies, also the Germans even admitted to doing it at Nuremberg." You know the typical stuff.

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Re: Holocaust 'denier' running for Congress has no opponents in Republican primary

Postby Hektor » 3 years 3 months ago (Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:48 am)

TimeTraveler wrote:I seen this in the search recommend on Bing just a few minutes ago. So I came on here to see if anyone posted about this. Anyway yeah I agree he probably won't win if he does I'll be shocked.
The main thing I'm hoping for like what you've said is that maybe it'll get a few people to research into it. There's actually a lot of people that don't even know that anyone even denies the Holocaust. For this story being in the mainstream those people will hear about it for the first time.
There is a lot of people that never heard of that subject at all. But I what you are saying. You think of Westerners that have been exposed to Holocaust propaganda via media and the educational system. Do you think the ranting against "Holocaust Denial" on media programs, with it's fake outrage didn't reach certain people that may now find out about, since their Congress candidate calls the Holocaust a racket (which it is regardless of trueness of Holocaust).

TimeTraveler wrote:But let's be real most probably won't even look into It they'll just blow it off as "Evil anti semitic neo nazi crap that's just made up to make the nazis look good so people can be brainwashed into doing it again like what those poor Jews say."
Or something like "How can this sicko deny the most horrible thing that ever happened in history. There's tons of evidence look at the pictures of the dead bodies, also the Germans even admitted to doing it at Nuremberg." You know the typical stuff.

I'm sure you'll get morons that reason like that... and even some dimwits that will say that. On the other hand, you may be right that there are people that never heard about Holocaust Revisionism. Some of those may be curious about it and may even consider actively engaging in it.

On the other hand, you are probably right that he won't make it. Such dare devil Evel Knievel attempts to smash against the system are mostly futile, when you run against the present paradigm and cultural hegemony. And lets face it, the Holocaust may have gotten cracks over the years, but is still hegemonial and the "accepted paradigm" among "consensus academics" as well as most teachers and journalists. So his attempt may be a bit premature.


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