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David Duke Announces Presidential Candidacy and Speaks to White Supremacist Church

MJ Olahafa • Sep 04, 2010

A few weeks ago, white supremacist, and heavily botoxed former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, David Duke proudly announced that he was a potential candidate for the 2012 U.S. presidential race.

Duke openly advocates for racial segregation and white separatism, yet he claims not to be anti-black, merely pro-white and pro-Christian.

It was probably these ‘Christian’ values that drove him into the arms of America’s Promise Ministries, a denomination that practices an obscure strand of Christianity called Christian Identity. The Christian Identity ideology teaches that salvation is solely for whites, that people of color are soulless, and that Jews are the spawns of Satan.

America’s Promise Ministries was exposed recently for attempting to recruit young people to its ranks. David Duke is scheduled to speak to the group on Labor Day at its headquarters in Sandpoint, Idaho.

One has to wonder if Americans can swallow a potential candidate for president canoodling with a group that was born out the promotion of racial violence.

But it should come as no surprise considering David Duke’s advocacy for holocaust denial, bigotry towards people of color, and his past ties to white supremacy. He founded and was the Grand Wizard of the Louisiana chapter of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and currently enjoys blaming Jews for the atrocities of slavery.

That’s not all.

After his KKK chapter was disbanded, Duke found himself in need of a new outlet for his hateful agenda. So he took off the hood, put on a suit, and infiltrated mainstream politics. He started an organization called the National Association for the Advancement of White People and another one called the National Association for European American Rights. Duke even distributed Adolf Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf, and published his own, titled, My Awakening.

Duke has run for public office as a Democrat, a Republican, and an Independent - whatever it took to get out his racist ideas.

He won the majority white vote in a special election for a Louisiana House of Representative’s seat before the public started to pay attention to his infiltration of American politics.

David Duke calls himself a ‘race realist’ and has never apologized for his white supremacist views asserting that “all people have a basic human right to preserve their own heritage.”

Duke’s appearance at America’s Promise Ministries only cement that he is involved in American politics in order to stoke racial hatred.

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