Missouri Mayor Thinks Kansas Shooter Had Some Good Ideas About Those Jews
It's nice to know that you can count on your friends. For instance, accused murderer Frazier Glenn Miller (or Frazier Glenn Cross, depending on which of his pseudonyms you like) has agood friend in Daniel Clevenger, the newly elected mayor of Marionville, Missouri. In an astonishingly unembarrassed chat with Springfield, Missouri, TV station KSPR, Clevenger allows as how Miller definitely did a very bad thing by killing three people because he thought they were Jewish, but on the other hand, he didn't see any problem with agreeing that the Jews are a real problem for America.
You just have to love small-town America's honesty and straightforwardness, don't you? So real, so unlike fake Americans in the big cities, the big cities with all those Jews.
Clevenger's not the only one who thought that the neo-Nazi was just a fine old character; Marionville resident Brent Kasinger described him as
always real nice and polite. He was not shy, that's one thing. He was not a shy person at all. He spoke his opinion, which you know, you could respect that at least. You may not like his opinion, but at least you knew it. You knew exactly where he stood with him."
You see, this is why we can't have nice things. You actually do not need to respect the fact that someone has abhorrent opinions. We are fairly sure of this. OK, so don't punch him in the mouth. But "respect" is perhaps not as good a reaction as "shun." That's our opinion, and you must respect us for it.
Apparently, voters elected Miller's biggest fan as Mayor on Tuesday; Clevenger treated Miller's racism as just one of those little quirks that people just accommodated, because what matters is the person, not their murderous rage toward Jews and mud people:
"He was always nice and friendly and respectful of elder people. He respected his elders greatly, a long as they were the same color as him," said Mayor Daniel Clevenger. "Very fair and honest and never had a bit of problems out of him."
And really, was there anything all that wrong with Miller's beliefs anyway? Clevenger readily agreed that he "Kind of agreed with him on some things, but I don't like to express that too much."
The TV report dug up a letter to the editor that Clevenger had written about 10 years ago in support of his friend, in which Clevenger wrote,
"I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings ... The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State's workforce."
The letter continued.
"Made a few Jews rich by killin' us off."
He also spoke of the "Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the U.S into the world's largest debtor nation."
Now, sure, in hindsight that looks kind of bad, but if his pal hadn't gone and tried to murder some Jews (killing instead a Catholic woman and a Protestant grandfather and his 14-year-old grandson), this would not be national news, now would it? And really, Clevenger says today, it's not like Miller was wrong about anything other than the killing-people part:
"There some things that are going on in this country that are destroying us. We've got a false economy and it's, some of those corporations are run by Jews because the names are there," he said. "The fact that the Federal Reserve prints up phony money and freely hands it out, I think that's completely wrong. The people that run the Federal Reserve, they're Jewish."
But by golly, once Miller went and shot people, that probably kind of crossed the line, says Clevenger, who found the murders "shocking" but also thought that "knowing him and how much was built up inside of him, I can understand why he would be the one to do that." Just one of those things, you know? And then the Mayor got a little philosophical about his friend's motives, putting them in the larger context that sort of helps us all understand where the man was coming from:
"He didn't expect to live very long. So after he done this, I kind of speculated that he might be wanting to go out proving his point big time on that. I imagine when he goes to trial, he will be able to really state his views on things, and I think he's just wanting to go out with a bang."
It should go without saying, of course, that Mayor Clevenger told reporter Mary Moloney that he doesn't hate anyone, and that he's against violence.
Yr Wonkette would just like to point out to the residents of Marionville, Missouri, that they can recall the mayor, but will have to wait until he has served six months in office. Then again, maybe they think he's a pretty nice, respectful fellow who speaks his mind and is just fine as long as he doesn't go and shoot anyone, which is apparently where the good people of Marionville draw the line on sharing your views.
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