Why am I not surprised at any of this?
The leader of a rightwing group that Dylann Roof allegedly credits with helping to radicalise him against black people before the Charleston church massacre has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Republicans such as presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum.
Earl Holt has given $65,000 to Republican campaign funds in recent years while inflammatory remarks – including that black people were “the laziest, stupidest and most criminally-inclined race in the history of the world” – were posted online in his name.
And yes, this racist scumbag has donated to Virginia Republicans. That includes $1,000 to George Allen, who as you will recall was a big fan of the racist “CCC.” Also, check out VPAP for Holt’s $1,000 contribution to 2013 Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli. Lovely, eh?
By the way, if you have the stomach for it, you can check out the CCC’s Statement of Principles here. A few “highlights” include:
*”…the United States of America is a Christian country, that its people are a Christian people, and that its government and public leaders at all levels must reflect Christian beliefs and values.”
*” We believe that the United States derives from and is an integral part of European civilization and the European people and that the American people and government should remain European in their composition and character. We therefore oppose the massive immigration of non-European and non-Western peoples into the United States that threatens to transform our nation into a non-European majority in our lifetime…”
*”We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.”
*”We believe in the traditional family as the basic unit of human society and morality, and we oppose all efforts by the state and other powers to weaken the structure of the American family through toleration of sexual licentiousness, homosexuality and other perversions, mixture of the races, pornography in all forms, and subversion of the authority of parents.”
*”We believe tax laws should encourage private charity rather than public support for the poor, the disabled, and the sick and elderly who are unable to care for themselves.”
*”We oppose the presence of homosexuals and women in the military services and especially of women in combat roles.”
*”We therefore oppose all “sex education” as well as so-called ‘multiculturalist’ and ‘Afrocentric’ curricula, ‘Outcome-Based Education,’ and similar radical indoctrination in the schools.”
Again, keep in mind that the head of this extremist, racist group has donated heavily to Republican candidates for many years now. It’s only after the mass shooting in Charleston by a CCC follower that (some) Republican candidates are responding by donating or otherwise getting rid of that money. What took them so long? Hmmmm.