Just when you thought the GOP couldn’t get any crazier, they nominated a Nazi to the US House of Representatives in Illinois this week. That’s right, the actual candidate running unopposed in Illinois for the House of Representatives is an actual Nazi. This excuse for a human being is named Arthur Jones and he’s not shy about his white supremacy roots. On the website for his campaign, he has pictures of himself speaking at the 2014 Aryan Nation world conference. By the way, the entire conference took place in a small tent, so it’s not necessarily an impressive gathering of the minds.
Still, Aryan Nation, am I right?
And what’s more puzzling is that Jones ran unopposed in this primary. There was really no reason for voters to go out and show their support. So then why did 20,000 people go out to vote to express support for a literal Nazi?
The answer also lies in Jones campaign website. Looking through his campaign and his promises, they almost exactly mirror what President Trump has proposed for the nation. Stricter immigration, building a wall, ending sanctuary cities, and bringing back American jobs. So in other words, the exact same things that Trump ran on.
This then begs the question: Did Trump get his strategy from the white supremacist or are they merely copying some of his ideas to infiltrate mainstream society? We’ve already seen that a certain amount of racism will be tolerated in a presidential candidate and then, unfortunately, a President. If Jones wins his House seat and other white supremacists take note, we could end up with a situation where white supremacy is a normal part of our government. And while that’s a shocking future to imagine, it’s hard not to recall Trump’s own proclamation that there are probably some “very fine people” on their side.
Featured image via Arthur Jones’ Campaign website