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Financial Crisis Sparks Wave of Internet Anti-Semitism RULE White Supremacists Demonize Jews

Posted: October 2, 2008

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White Supremacists Demonize Jews

Updated: October 24, 2008

Not surprisingly, extremists on white supremacist Websites and Internet forums have expressed glee that a Jewish "empire" (Lehman Brothers) had fallen, while others have referred to Jews as "parasites" who "sucked" dry the economy of the United States.  Many of the extremists have commented that white Americans will now understand how Jews can impact their lives through their alleged control of banking and the government.

Jews destroying white race and other nations

In an October 2008 speech broadcast on the Internet, Erich Gliebe, the head of the National Alliance, a West Virginia-based neo-Nazi group, claimed that Jews use the economic system to intentionally "destroy the White race."  He stated:

We need TO BAIL OUT of this System. Bail out of this democratic System in which Jew-approved office seekers fly around the country telling the sheep-like masses what they want to hear in an attempt to sit on the perceived seat of power in Washington…Bail out of this System in which the media and the economy are simply tools of the enemies of our people, which are used to gather wealth and power for the Jews and to destroy the White race. The System is run by Jews, and they don't have our people's future in their plan.

Bill White, head of the American National Socialist Workers Party, a Virginia-based neo-Nazi group, posted an October 2008 article to his Website that alleged that through "control of the American financial system," "Jews have destroyed nations" and caused the current financial crisis. The article claimed:

For thousands of years, Jews have destroyed nations by attaching themselves to the banking and trade systems and then using usury and internationalist open borders policies to bleed the countries dry. Jews took control of the American financial system during the Great Depression, then took control of the social system during the 1960s, creating so much chaos that they were able to dictate financial and international policies in the 1980s and 1990s that led directly to the financial collapse of today.

Another article White posted to his Web site, in September 2008, entitled "Major Jew Investment Bank Fails," alleged Jewish control of financial institutions and world economies and stated that Jews "have bankrupted economy after economy for the past two thousand years, sucking one country dry, then moving on to suck dry another."

In posts to the forum of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement group made in October 2008, individuals claimed that Jews are "parasites" and guilty of "bleeding this economy's finances dry." A poster named "Thor" urged readers to "Know who the parasites are!!!" Another poster, "Lone Wolf," wrote:

Jews are bleeding this economy's finances dry! Israel is just a sliver of a nation! What right do jews have to regulate anything in anyones [sic] country?Just because the lies of the old testament say god favors jews, does not give them the right to infiltrate other nations and steal its currency!!!!A tree is known by its fruit!!!!

Jews benefiting themselves and Israel

Hal Turner, a New Jersey-based white supremacist, made an October 2008 post to his Web site, implicitly claiming that, through "deliberate action," "Zionists" caused the financial crisis to benefit Israel.

The present financial meltdown is a product of deliberate action by those who control the banking and finance sectors of most national economies. We all know who "they" are. The reason "they" chose to cause this worldwide financial meltdown has to do with the state of Israel. You see, Zionists wanted - then demanded - the west attack Iran to destroy its nuclear power plants because the Zionists fear those plants will allow Iran to develop a nuclear bomb.

In an October 2008 post on Vanguard News Network (VNN), a white supremacist Internet forum, a poster using the name "Jett Rink" outlined how he believes the Jews manipulate the financial system for their own gain:

This is where jews shine. They get everyone to panic and sell solid companies that are in no financial troubles, then they buy them up at a deep discount and make the price go up, the goys think everything is great and they try to rebuy their old stocks, of course the jews sell and the market goes back down again. Jews walk away with the gold.

In a September 2008 post on VNN,  "Socrates" suggested that "Congress should pass a law that bans Jews from working in America's money-and-finance sector."

Another poster on VNN commented, "Look at how they are portraying these people who are staying up late in the capitol to pass this 700 billion dollar bailout. They're makin it look like they're 'workin hard', 'takin action', 'reaching a solution'.…Yeah, they are probably sittin around eating crumpets while the Jews are driving away with truck loads of hundred dollar bills."

Blaming Jewish companies

On Stormfront, the largest white supremacist Internet forum, Seattle-based "zoomcopter" alleged in an October 2008 post that "
Jews are the undisputed masters of money manipulation, they've been doing it for thousands of years."

In another October post to Stormfront, "Knight Ranger" asked, "Can you see why the jews need to be routed out and sent packing....they are a cancer on our society!!!...these scoundrels have the biggest hand in ruining our economy!!!!" [emphasis in original]

That same month, "blueearth" on Stormfront wrote, "Yes, the ZIONIST economy of America is failing!! Ben Bernanke is a jew. The federal reserve is a separate zio entity."

Also on Stormfront, California-based "racedefender" gleefully wrote in September 2008, "Good. Let all the previous Jewish empires topple and fall, maybe some Gentile Americans will have the sense to set more honest banks up when the rubble clears."

That same month, other posters claimed the government is bailing out failing companies because they are owned by Jews.  An individual from Central Europe wrote "No doubt many of the Board of directors, which is usually composed of the major shareholders that wield power, are still largely Jewish…I would imagine the likelihood of the Fed etc. bailing the company out depends largely to what degree it is Jewish owned."

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