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Anti-Muslim Hate Sessions Add McCarthyite Strand to Republican Voter Suppression

New Zealand conspiracy hack Trevor Loudon’s speeches in South Dakota this make clear that anti-refugee agitation is really a Republican Red-Scare-style attack on Democrats. The Minnehaha County GOP sponsored Loudon’s appearance in Sioux Falls Monday, during which Loudon said Communists and Muslims are conspiring to give undocumented immigrants amnesty to boost Democratic voter registration. He also went McCarthy on famous South Dakota Democrats, calling Tom Daschle a Communist and Jim Abourezk a Marxist.

Loudon repeated his partisan McCarthyite ravings on behalf of the Republican Party in Aberdeen:

“Why is the left going absolutely crazy against Donald Trump right now?” he asked. “Because they were on the verge of a one-party state. Almost had it in the bag.”

Loudon said refugee resettlement is a way Democrats are trying to garner more voters.

…”They’re going to come here in big numbers and they’re going to alter the voter base of this country and the culture of this country,” Loudon said of refugees [Erin Ballard, “Refugee Resettlement a Big Problem for Conservative Speaker,” Aberdeen American News, 2017.09.21].

It is unlikely that the Republican legislators attending and applauding Loudon’s and other anti-immigrant events (Sen. Neal Tapio, Rep. Al Novstrup, Rep. Drew Dennert…) will succeed in passing, let alone making stick, the unconstitutional ban on immigration that Loudon is urging them to pursue. But Loudon’s partisan rhetoric suggests that, if there is any conspiracy afoot, it is far more likely that Republicans, as part of their well-known, well-documented, and long-standing war on voting, are working with Trevor Loudon, Shahram Hadian, John Guandolo, and other traveling outside agitators to make South Dakota and other largely rural places appear so unwelcoming that immigrants of color won’t move here and shift voting patterns away from reliable white rural Republicanism.


  1. Mr. Lansing 2017-09-23 09:29

    Troy Jones … Come back to DFP and comment on Trevor Loudon’s character assassination of your mentor, Jim Abourezk. I think it was a deplorable thing to assert. You?

  2. Porter Lansing 2017-09-23 12:05

    My apologies, Troy. I got James Abnor confused with Jim Abourezk. Hope you have a good hunting season. I might be coming back for a few birds, myself.

  3. David Newquist 2017-09-23 13:11

    Says Tapio:

    “We’re part of a battle that’s worldwide,” he said. “It’s not racist, it’s not extremist, it’s fighting for what you believe in.”

    And he demonstrates with word and deed that he believes in extreme racism.

  4. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-09-23 16:05

    David highlights dangerous words from Tapio, who tries to cloak and excuse racist policies and attitudes in talk of a great global crusade for his faith. Such is the language demagogues use to coax otherwsie decent people to shed their scruples and commit atrocities.

  5. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-09-23 16:06

    Porter, I’d like to see Jones come back to oppose such McCarthyite attacks against any SD pol, DEM or GOP, by a profiteering outsider.

  6. Mr. Lansing 2017-09-23 18:01

    The South Dakota Republican Party, led by a Jew and bolstered morally by a Catholic blog is bringing the Muslim – Israeli war to South Dakota. Does every SDGOP member think this is what’s right for the state? Stand up for the peaceful Muslim families who came to South Dakota for the same reason the Germans and Norwegians came two centuries ago. Don’t let a Jew and his Catholic lackey lead you by the nose into something that’s really just their personal vendetta against another religion!!

  7. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-09-23 18:18

    Porter, referring to the religions of the GOP propaganda chief and his pal/patron/boss in that tone is not the proper phrasing of the argument. The other side can read your blast as anti-Jewish and anti-Catholic (and you know they eat that stuff up as a distraction from their failings). Let’s just call them Goebbels and Goering.

  8. grudznick 2017-09-23 18:33

    Mr. Lansing, we welcome your out-of-state dollars to buy a license to shoot at birds. I bet you are a hoot to watch, waving one of those fire-sticks around at the sky.

  9. Mr. Lansing 2017-09-23 19:07

    The SDGOP is paying money to bring Muslim hate speech to South Dakota. The leader of the SDGOP is a member of a religion that are sworn enemies of Muslims. Is it a stretch to conflate that Lederman is using the SDGOP as a tool to act out his hatred for Muslims? My tone IS emotional. Hate speech against a religious group with no track record of inciting violence in South Dakota is an emotional issue.
    What business is it of the Republican Party to pay for Muslim hate speech? The opponent of the SDGOP are Democrats. Why are they paying donated money to attack Muslims? Because … it’s personal with Lederman.
    I understand you have to stand up to my comments and remain neutral.

  10. Jerry Hoekstra 2017-09-24 07:06

    Somewhere I read that a conservative wants to save money and a nationalist wants to save his race. The only ethno state permitted to exist the one calling itself “Israel.” Since 30 percent of the population there calls themselves atheist I would assume their identity must be racial.

    The Swiss writer Adrian Krieg thinks the reason Zionist are so committed to white genocide is because they are still bitter about what the Romans did to Jerusalem in 70AD.

    Trump may well represent token resistance as foreign corporations orchestrate a planet of race blind, gender blind, debtors.


  11. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-09-24 08:30

    One may recognize Lederman as a vile political actor plying a narrow agenda without flinging the word “Jew” in a way that sounds like an insult.

  12. PORTER LANSING 2017-09-24 10:57

    Jew is no insult. Do you say Christian person or just Christian? Catholic person or just Catholic? Athiest person or just athiest? Jew probably sounds like an insult to you because you don’t know any as friends. Muslims and Jews hate each other. Have for centuries. That’s why bringing Muslim hate speech to South Dakota, which has such small populations of each ethnicity, and trying to get Christians to join the Jewish conflict is insidious and needs to be called out.

  13. Thomas 2017-09-24 12:30

    Islamic extremists ARE trying to kill us, by their own words and deeds, and therefore SHOULD be called out…in SD or whereever they reside.

  14. Mr. Lansing 2017-09-24 13:34

    I think you’re pretty safe, Thomas. Hate speech against an entire religion is overkill and mimics the KKK. When the Republican Party officially sponsors hate speakers, people need to resist!!

  15. mike from iowa 2017-09-24 14:22

    Blame Drumpf, Thomas. He stopped calling them radical Islamist terrorists so he is solely to blame.

  16. mike from iowa 2017-09-24 14:24

    The extremists trying to kill us as of recent memory are stoopid damn wingnuts and their so called healthcare that throws millions off insurance and makes it unaffordable to all but billionaires.

  17. grudznick 2017-09-24 14:51

    You could be a little less rude and dramatic, Mr. Mike, even being from Iowa. It’s insaner than most to say only billionaires can afford insurance. Stop being a drama Iowegian. By the way, did you see the football fellows holding hands and such to protest Mr. Trump? grudznick laughs and supports such nonsense.

  18. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-09-24 15:35

    Holy cow—Zionists committed to white genocide? This discussion is going downhill, off the rails, and completely off-topic.

    Hate speech against Jews is as bad as hate speech against Muslims.

    Thomas, show me one Islamic extremist in South Dakota who is trying to kill us or has succeeded in killing us.

    But notice, Thomas, that Islamic extremism isn’t the sole message of Loudon, Tapio, and the Republicans backing him. That fear seems to be only a ploy (again, not evidenced to be at play in South Dakota) to excuse much broader actions to suppress votes, to ban immigrants, and to brand all Democrats and anyone else who dares disagree with a radical right-wing ideology as Communists, Marxists, dupes, and traitors. Can you recognize the McCarthyite overreach of Loudon’s statements?

  19. leslie 2017-09-24 16:59

    grudz-…good for the goose is good for the gander

  20. Donald Pay 2017-09-24 17:42

    ”They’re going to come here in big numbers and they’re going to alter the voter base of this country and the culture of this country,” Loudon said of refugees [Erin Ballard, “Refugee Resettlement a Big Problem for Conservative Speaker,” Aberdeen American News, 2017.09.21].

    I say GREAT.

    Consider this: Damn Krauts and Norskies ruined this place. Why, they altered the voter base of this country and the culture of this country. Of course, the damn Catholics came from Ireland and this place won’t ever be the same. The Slavs, Pollocks and Bo-Hunks, who needs ’em. All they did is wreck the culture. I mean the Mexicans, and their rancheros and horses completely changed the culture of the western US. Build the wall and send them all back along with that culture of cattle ranching. The Asians are too hard working. Who needs Yum Tai Wai anyway? Can’t have that. Italians. Who needs pizza and spaghetti? Back home for you.

    Send ’em all back Who’s left? The First Peoples, who came from Asia perhaps 13,000-15,000 years ago. They can stay. But way back they came from the Caucases and the Middle East and those peoples came from Africa.

    We are all African people who have evolved some skin pigmentation differences so we could survive more northern latitudes. We are all just pale black people, except for black people, of course, who are, well, black people. The REAL first people.

    In ecology, more diverse landscapes are generally more stable. Same with cultures. The more you can pick and choose from the good in everyone’s culture the more stable the culture becomes. All the major religions, including Christianity, were created from a hodge-podge of cultural forces and influences. None, not Judaism, not Christianity, not Islam, or any Eastern religion can ever be what the founding generations of those religions made them. People change and their needs change and their religions change right along with them. Countries change, too.

    Change is good. It’s who we are. If you are afraid of change, you are afraid of yourself, and you are not long for this world. To survive people, religions, cultures, countries all have to change. Yeah, it’s not always easy, but that’s life.

  21. bearcreekbat 2017-09-24 19:03

    I enjoyed you post Mr Pay – thanks!

  22. grudznick 2017-09-24 19:31

    Ms. leslie, what is good for the goose is not good for the gander. The gander is a male. He needs a different handling than the female. The female needs to be coddled and managed differently. That is why the people who have geese, or gooses, handle the the geese and the ganders differently.

  23. grudznick 2017-09-24 19:43

    Mr. Pay, you are right indeed, except the bit about pizza. In Italy, you cannot even have pizza for lunch and it is not that sort of Wisconsin pizza of which you are so fond.

  24. mike from iowa 2017-09-25 08:04

    bcb- was that with a nice Chianti? :)

  25. Mr. Lansing 2017-09-25 08:12

    Excellent, Don Pay.
    “Change is good. It’s who we are. If you are afraid of change, you are afraid of yourself, and you are not long for this world. To survive people, religions, cultures, countries all have to change. Yeah, it’s not always easy, but that’s life.”
    Often it’s called “political incorrectness” but it’s really neophobia aka the fear of anything new, especially a persistent and abnormal fear. In its milder form, it can manifest as the unwillingness to try new things or break from routine.

  26. bearcreekbat 2017-09-25 11:04

    mfi, that would have been tasty!

  27. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-09-26 06:17

    If you’re going to leave a link to a video, explain what it’s about, to show us you’ve watched it and can summarize it for us. Otherwise, I may end up wasting ten minutes waiting for a punchline that never comes and thus polluting my mind with anti-semitic nonsense.

  28. Mr. Lansing 2017-09-26 10:04

    Jerry Hoekstra is an avowed white supremacist from Worthington, Minnesota who lives in Harris, Iowa. This video has been banned from Facebook as he soon will be, if I have anything to say about it!!

  29. Jerry Hoekstra 2017-10-01 07:29

    I am flattered that someone would go to the trouble of misrepresenting me.
    At heart I have always been a farmer. As in, But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

    How about visiting the local chapter our Zionist anonymous group. It meets every Wed at 0600.


  30. grudznick 2017-10-01 17:11

    Mr. Hoekstra, I agree with Mr. H. Where’s your take on that movie? Give us your take.

  31. Jerry Hoekstra 2017-10-03 19:06

    . Where’s your take on that movie? Give us your take.

    The link I posted builds on the manta

    The Mantra


    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

    He also went McCarthy
    What is your take on Phyllis Schlafly and the left wing lynch mob.


  32. grudznick 2017-10-03 19:18

    Mr. Hoekstra, my take on Ms. Schlafly is that she is one of the founding mothers of the alt-left.

  33. laurensd1 2017-10-03 19:30

    Excellent Mr. Pay.
    Nailed it.

  34. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-10-05 05:26

    Hoekstra, you seem to speak rather obliquely. Who “also went McCarthy”?

    McCarthy rehabilitation is a sham. The man was vile, using stretched truths, baseless accusations, and sheer falsehoods to sow fear, destroy fellow Americans, and boost his own power, much like Loudon, Tapio, and the South Dakota Republicans using their hysterics for political gain and exclusion of left-leaning voters from power.

    Jerry still hasn’t told us when and where the meeting is and what the meeting is supposed to achieve. Do the anti-Zionists just sit around and come up with more brutish racial insults and historical fiction, or do they plan political action like these Loudon/Tapio sideshows that decent citizens need to resist?

  35. jerry 2017-10-09 09:15

    Here is Hoekstra’s favorite ad now Jerry is just another fraudulent sheep who has figured a way to fleece his fellow sheep out of their earnings with fear. As shown in the ad, Jerry has found that he is actually a Jewish Black man that thinks he can wash away his blackness with hate just like Craig Cobb in Leith, North Dakota tried to do, until he shook his family tree and found there was a brother in the wood pile.



  36. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-10-09 12:30

    Well, at least Hoekstra is pivoting away from truly vile racist code to merely unintelligent (but still dangerous) rejection of science.

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