Promising to “reach every nook and cranny in the state,” white supremacist Glenn Miller has revealed his candidacy for the United States Senate. Mr. Miller has done this before: His last run pulled in about 40 votes, and this one will surely bring similar levels of hate and loathing to the state of Missouri.
Miller, a convicted felon, isn’t what you’d call a typical Klansman. The Southern Poverty Law Center explains (2004):
One of the first white supremacists to use paramilitary tactics with his North Carolina-based hate group — the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which later morphed into the White Patriot Party — Glenn Miller went on the lam in 1986 after mailing a letter to 5,000 people calling for “total war” against the feds, blacks and Jews.
Miller had also violated a court order, stemming from a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, prohibiting him from continuing to operate a paramilitary organization. After a nationwide manhunt, authorities tear-gassed him out of a mobile home in Ozark, Mo.
But Miller served only three years in prison, largely because he testified against 14 leading white supremacists in a 1988 Arkansas sedition trial. Among other things, Miller told the court that the late Order founder Robert Mathews had given him $200,000 in stolen money to finance the White Patriot Party.
Extremist wingnuts can expect to receive all the usual trimmings from this fabulous candidate: Anti-Semitic advertisements, hate speeches, a web site — whty.org — where information on how to hate and contribute can be found (it screams, “It’s Not Against The Law To Be White, Yet”), and plenty of publicity on the white supremacist site Vanguard News Network. Lock your doors, hide your children and let the festivities begin.
A radio commercial for his senate race ran on KMBZ in Kansas City, which the station made clear it had to carry by law.