My cell phone has been ringing and my e-mails are flying sincehit the front page of Yahoo News:
Democratic Party leaders are wondering what to do about a candidate for attorney general who denies the Holocaust occurred and wants to “reawaken white racial awareness.”
Larry Darby, the founder of the Atheist Law Center, made an abortive bid for the AG job as a Libertarian in 2002, but only recently have his views on race and the Holocaust come to light.
He has no money for campaign advertising and has made only a few campaign speeches, but garnered 12 percent support in the June 6 primary in a poll of 400 registered voters last month.
Let me make something clear. Darby tried to be a Libertarian Party candidate in 2002, but dropped out even before the LP convention. State LP Chair Dick Clark told me his assessment of why Darby dropped was due to a lack of libertarian support because he was prostelitizing atheism as opposed to advancing a libertarian message. Any racist views he held were not made public (that I know of) until much later.
The first I heard of Darby’s racist tendencies was when he attempted to hijack Loretta Nall’s press conference announcing her candidacy for governor of Alabama. From Nall:
In all honesty I did not know that Larry Darby was a white supremacist/holocaust denier until he attended my news conference on the steps of the State Capitol and made it a point to inform the media of his stance on those particular issues.
Had there been a rock large enough for me to crawl under at that time I think I might actually have done it.
I vehemently disagree with Mr. Darby’s viewpoints on white supremacy and the holocaust. I find them offensive. I, however, respect his right to hold those views no matter how offensive I might find them. We all share the same freedoms regardless of how we choose to exercise them. To take away one’s freedom to think repugnant thoughts is to also take away my right and yours to think nice, tolerant, peaceful ones.
is at my place right now, and restated her unquestionably strong statement on the topic, “Anyone who knows me personally knows that any charges of me being a white supremacist or a holocaust-denier are utter horseshit.”
Nall also recently spoke () at the Alabama Black Mayors’ Conference.
A lot of the recent controversy started with this comment to Randy Volokh.
In my investigations of modern mythology, such as the Six Millions Lie, which by the way was first trotted out by Zionists during or immediately after World War One, there is a nasty aspect that is too often ignored – that of Jewish Supremacism. I’ve noticed megalomania or superiority complexes even with so-called secular Jews. Even though so-called secular Jews reject the existence of YHWH (the Jewish God of War, the surviving god of all the gods Jews once worshiped) who made them the Master Race, according to the Tanakh, so-called secular Jews are still Jewish Supremacists.
If you are interested, there is more on the long exchange between Volokh and Darby here.
Something important is to be noted. Even before the racist issues came to light, Darby could not obtain enough Libertarian (at no expense to the taxpayers) support to run for office on the Libertarian ticket. He is now running for office as a Democrat in a taxpayer supported primary election.
While what he wrote was factually correct, throwing the Libertarian angle into this story was a cheap shot by Jay Reeves. While Reeves brought up a very, very weak and misleading tie to Libertarians with his story, he has failed to report on Loretta Nall — although national programs like MSNBC and the Alan Colmes Show have recently covered her.
In my opinion, Nall’s statement was too polite. However, she’s running for office and I’m not. One of the key reasons I’ve become involved in politics is because I grew up in Alabama in the heat of the civil rights era. My feeling is that people like Darby can rot eternally in whatever level of hell is reserved for racist pukes and scumbags.