Democracy Now Ties Wisconsin Shooting to Abortion
Today, on Democracy Now, Amy Goodman's guest was Daryl Johnson. Mr Johnson worked in the Department of Homeland Security under the Bush administration and before the election of Senator Obama looked at the effect that a black president would have on the white supremacist and right-wing movement in America. He is also the author of a book called "Right Wing Resurgence."
For the bulk of the interview, Mr Johnson discussed his time in the Department of Homeland Security and his findings there that the election of President Obama would provide fuel for the white supremacist movement and somehow tying the anger of white supremacists towards jewish people and African Americans to the shooting of the Sikh temple in Wisconsin. They also discussed the need for gun control.
As the discussion was winding down, Mrs Goodman asked Mr Johnson about ties between the white supremacist movement and the pro-life movement.
Goodman: It's interesting also that President Obama spoke yesterday in denver with Sandra Fluke who introduced him. The Georgetown University law student who was speaking out for contraception was targeted by Rush Limbaugh and others and was talking about women's rights and women's health in this country.The neo-NAZI movement along with the anti-choice movement ... do you see links? ... I'm talking about the extremist wing.Johnson: There's definately links between anti-abortionists and the white supremacists movement. That is one of the causes that they rally around and use as a recruitment tool to bring new people into the movement. I wouldn't necessarily say that it's strictly neo-NAZI. It could also be the Christian identity movement, it could be skinheads, it could be the klu-klux-klan.
It is very important to note what Mrs Goodman is attempting to equate with this discussion. Due to the presence of abortion, the African American population in America today is missing 16 million people and should be 36 percent larger than it is today. However, Mrs Goodman and Mr Johnson believe that people dedicated to the promotion of the white race and the reduction of the black race are somehow militantly opposed to one of the leading causes of the reduction of the black population.