Cynthia McKinney and the far-right. The red-brown convergence now includes the Greens

On Oct. 3, 2008 we reported that Cynthia McKinney (former Congresswoman from Georgia and Green Party presidential candidate in 2008) got lost in black helicopter land based on her bizarre claim with no proof that 5,000 prisoners were executed by the US in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and dumped in swamps.

Well, she’s gotten more extreme. Way more extreme. As in openly endorsing books and philosophies of extreme right wing anti-Semitic groups.

Adam Holland

McKinney’s column (read here), which accuses George Soros and Alan Greenspan of participating in a plot to deliberately destabilize the world economy in order to install a “one-world government”, uses Chang’s term for this purported conspiracy: “the Shadow Money-Lenders” (not coincidentally, the title of Chang’s most recent book).

I will leave it as an exercise for the reader to determine precisely what ethnic group / religion the shadow money-lenders purportedly are.

While McKinney has a history of anti-Jewish and conspiracy theory beliefs, this is something new. In the past, she has blamed her political failures on a Jewish conspiracy. She has endorsed “9/11 Truth” theories blaming Israel for the 9/11 attacks and even ran for president on a Green Party platform which included these assertions. She has supported boycotting Israel and cutting off U.S. ties. However, by promoting the neo-fascist books of Matthias Chang, she has taken a leap from the world of the left into the world of the brown-red convergence, where anti-Semites of the extremes of right and left meet.

That’s “brown” as in brown shirts, “red” as in communist / socialist.

Hurry Up Harry

You’d think the Greens would be rushing to put a million miles between themselves and their former candidate. But their website still features her bizarre commentaries.

As one with considerable past experience in the US Green Party I can safely say they are so riven by internal quarreling and paralysis that their national leadership couldn’t jointly agree on what toppings to order on a pizza, much less deciding to yank an article off the national site.

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  • UJ

    Man, I can’t believe I liked her.

    *sings* Regreeeeets, I’ve had a few…

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