David Duke recently gave an interview with Thom Hartmann on The Big Picture in which he claimed that Jewish Americans controlled the American media, the Federal Reserve, and the International Monetary Fund. Hartmann responded by calling Duke Anti-Semetic and Duke retorted that facts can’t be Anti-Semetic, which is true. So what are the facts, and who was being a racist?
After doing a significant amount of digging I found that Jewish Americans do in fact control the majority of the American media, which this link proves. The more I dug, the more astonished I was. I had always believed that Jewish Americans were over-represented in the media, but the extremity of the situation was shocking. In 2010, award winning reporter Helen Thomas supported Duke’s claim by publicly stating that the American media was controlled by zionists, which she said made it impossible to say anything negative about Israel. It is undeniable that the American media has a heavy bias in favor of Israel, and Thomas’s account would help to explain why. Whenever Israel is mentioned in the press it is as America’s indispensable ally in the Middle East. But why does America need an ally in the Middle East? Most Americans are led to believe that we get our oil from there, but that is actually untrue. We produce about half of our oil, and we get most of the rest from countries like Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and Nigeria. In fact, the reason Islamic terrorists attacked the US on September 11, 2001, which was America’s support for Israel, was curiously omitted from the coverage. An event that received more media coverage than any other story in history left out the terrorists self-proclaimed motivations.
So it appears as if David Duke was making a factually correct statement, at least in terms of the media, which means his comments could not be considered Anti-Semitic or racist. On the other hand, Thom was denying a fact in order to make it appear as if European Americans have a greater representation than they do, which is racist. David Duke should have called him Anti-Gentile.
With respect to David Duke’s claim about AIPAC, the largest lobby in America, one needs to go no further than their own website to discover the impact they have had on America. AIPAC has influenced American foreign policy on hundreds of occasions, and they aren’t shy about telling you so. In the 1970′s and 80′s many American politicians claimed that AIPAC was actually a foreign agent; and that claim was substantiated in 2005 when AIPAC was caught red handed stealing American government secrets. The culprits were later let off. AIPAC has had integral roles in the campaigns of many American politicians, and over the last two decades almost every major American politician has gone before AIPAC to garner their support.
David Duke also claimed that Jewish Americans control the finances of America and some major European economic bodies. It is in fact true that a Jewish American named Paul Warburg was instrumental in starting the Federal Reserve, and many of the successive chairmen have been Jewish, including the last two Greenspan and Bernake. Goldman Sachs, the most powerful bank in America was also founded and is currently headed by Jewish Americans. Even though Jewish Americans only comprise about 2% of America’s population, 35.75% of America’s billionaires and 45% of the Forbes 40 richest Americans are Jewish. It is estimated that Jewish Americans, through corporations and personal finances, provide as much as 50% of the Democratic and Republican parties’ campaign donations. Further, as Duke mentioned in the interview, Strauss Kahn, a Jew who claimed in one interview that he woke up every morning thinking about how he could help Israel, ran the International Monetary Fund until he stepped down in May 2011 after a rape accusation.
Although it is difficult to defend David Duke on his personal politics, it does appear that his statements during the interview with Hartmann were in in line with the facts. If the media were to be held to account, Thom Hartmann should be fired for Anti-Gentileism.