For those who think the Minutemen somehow aren’t extreme right and racist, hey, spend five minutes googling “Minutemen white supremacist” and “Minutemen neo-Nazi.” Because that’s all it takes to learn who they really are.
This [photo] is a recent Minutemen rally. And yes, that’s a Nazi flag there, third from the right.
Neo-Nazis volunteered for Jim Gilchrist’s recent congressional campaign and distributed racist propaganda at Gilchrist rallies with the full knowledge of the Minuteman Project co-founder and his campaign managers, according to a former Gilchrist campaign volunteer whose account is supported by photographs, video footage and postings on the white supremacist Web site Stormfront.
“They were basically allowing Skinheads and white nationalists to work the phone banks and do IT [computer work] and distribute National Alliance fliers targeting non-whites,” Cliff May, a dance instructor in Orange County, Calif., told the Intelligence Report. “When I told Mary [Gilchrist’s finance manager] and Eldon [Gilchrist’s grassroots coordinator] that I didn’t want to work for a campaign that was tainted by white supremacy in any way, they told me not to cause a stir.
“When I kept bringing it up, they kicked me out.”
Deep ties between the Minutemen Project and white supremacists
Laine Lawless, who started a group called Border Guardians last year, sent an April 3 e-mail to Mark Martin, “SS commander” of the Western Ohio unit of the National Socialist Movement, which has 59 chapters in 30 states. It was titled, “How to GET RID OF THEM!”
The e-mail from Lawless, who was also an original member of Chris Simcox’s vigilante militia before it morphed into the Minuteman Project in early 2005, detailed 11 suggestions for ways to harass and terrorize undocumented immigrants, including robbery and “beating up illegals” as they leave their workplace.
Minuteman organizer James Gilchrist defends white supremacists from Alan Colmes: “Why are you picking on them?”