A badly aging and rapidly declining ex-Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan blasts America as a "Zionist Occupied" nation as he curries favor to residents of Syria.
Standing before what appeared to be a small crowd of flag-waving Syrians, David Duke claimed to be bringing a message from many Americans." Duke said that “it is not just the West Bank of Palestine, it is not just the Golan Heights that are occupied by the Zionists, but Washington D.C., and New York, and London, and many other capitals in the world.” (YnetNews, Nov. 27, 2005)
Duke, like so many others on the racist right, continues to look for love in some very strange places. A few years ago he was a big hit in Russia and often referred to Russia as the "Mother Country." The troubling part of all of this is not that he travels into these countries and belittles America, but that he claims to speak for white America.
After being elected as a state congressional leader in Louisiana years ago, David Duke seems to be unable to regain any kind of footing among any kind of constituency these days. He used to enjoy living large and playing the casanova on the money of his supporters. Now, after a brief stint in prison for tax evasion and being exposed for his misuse of funds Duke is hard pressed to find a venue for his message of hate.
One very astute individual asked "Why isn't he in Louisiana helping his own people who have suffered a catastrophe as a result of Hurricaine Katrina?" I think the only reply to that would be that they probably would refuse his help. As with Billy Roper and others, Duke would only extend his hand to whites - and, you guessed it, the whites refused that kind of help.
I kind of like the idea of Duke being in Syria and other parts of the world. Maybe he will stumble upon the great white homeland that he so wants. Wouldn't it be wonderful to watch a mass exodus of those who thrive on hate and bigotry in this country? A dream come true.