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For the most part, members of the Michigan State University chapter of Young Americans for Freedom are equal opportunity haters, spewing bigotry in the direction of anyone who isn’t white, heterosexual and Christian with more or less equal zeal — except for the Jews. Although MSU-YAF dabbled in anti-Semitism last fall by hosting British National Party chairman and Holocaust denier Nick Griffin, the student hate group has never blatantly targeted Jews.
Last week, MSU student Kyle Bristow (right), who resigned his post as chairman of MSU-YAF earlier this year, posted a poll to MSU-YAF’s blog, the Spartan Spectator, that posed the question, “Which is Worse?” It offered respondents two options: “Judeo-Bolshevism” and “Islamofascism.”
“Keep the following in mind when you vote,” Bristow wrote. “Judeo-Bolsheviks contributed two-thirds to three-quarters of the money for civil rights groups during the 1960s. … Despite representing only 2.5 percent of the population, Judeo-Bolsheviks provided over half of the funding of the Democratic party, and in the 2000 election, 80 percent of American Jews being Judeo-Bolsheviks voted for Al Gore.”
Bristow wrote that perhaps MSU-YAF “should start a Judeo-Bolshevism Awareness Month,” and encouraged readers to click through a link to a video of a lecture by California State University-Long Beach professor of psychology Kevin MacDonald. MacDonald, who argues that Jews are impelled by genetic factors to undermine the majority populations of societies in which they live, is a favorite academic of neo-Nazis and anti-Semitic white nationalists. “Jews do not act in the best interest of society,” MacDonald is quoted as saying in journalist Jon Entine’s new book, Abraham’s Children. “We need to systematically put in place some controls, call it discrimination if you will, to restore parity with other groups.”
Perhaps realizing the political danger of adding Jews to their lengthening list of enemies, the leaders of MSU-YAF scrubbed the “Judeo-Bolsheviks” post less than 48 hours after it appeared, but not before it was spotted by the the intrepid watchdog journalists at YAF Watch, who linked to a cached version of the Spartan Spectator post under the spot-on headline, “YAF Scrubs Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theory Post.”