By Arturo R. García
So, what to make of Mark Eliseuson (as ID’ed on Angry Asian Man), who chose to show the holiday spirit at his Idaho home with this hooded snowman and accompanying noose? Racist? Idiot? Racist Idiot? Or, as suggested on NPR’s story about him, Misunderstood Patriot?
Here’s a comment, printed verbatim, from “Betsy,” who identified him or herself as an in-law:
Mark is my Brother-in-law. He is not a racist!
He just loves America and doesn’t like what IS HAPPENING to our nation…bailouts, abortions, tax increases.
He helped me form GrandmaGrizzly.ORG, to help elect candidates who will stop socialisms, terrism, and create FREEDOMS.”
That site is real, by the way; and besides boasting the kind of design magic not seen since the heyday of Geocities, Grandma Grizzly features bon mots like these:
Trained in Voter Fraud-Spotting..so LOOK OUT ACORN, Black Panthers and Homosexuals!! join us!
I have my niece coming up from a “Peace Corps” -type trip where she was digging holes for some darkies in some awful mexican hell-hole in Ecuador but I would love to give her a taste of Real America and have her help make phone calls or make copies or something over there in the office with me. She leans left but I’m not done with her yet and Marv ain’t even got started! Seems like you can’t let kids leave the sanctity of the home/church community and go to college and other countries anymore! They come back talking nonsense about “Privatizing gains and socializing risk”. We’ll give her a taste of our Judeo-Christian Reaganomics!
Of course, the NPR thread also had someone complaining that “liberals” reporting on this only “made race relations worse,” conveniently ignoring Eliseuson’s history: flying Aryan Nations and SS flags in front of his home (when asked about this in July, he defended his right to do so while adding, “I’d rather not live amongst people who are not of my race and culture”) and handing out bullet casings at Halloween when he ran out of candy. This in a town that isn’t too far from the AN’s old headquarters. Maybe it’s just me, but these are the kinds of folks I think we’re better off keeping an eye on, should they start feeling “nostalgic.” Just saying.
UPDATE: Thanks to the readers for correcting me; apparently Granny is a fake. Whew. That said, these comments from the KXLY story on Eliseuson in July appear not to be:
I will have to agree with this man’s neighbors. He is entitled to his beliefs, even if others do not agree. I do not agree however, that whites cannot have an equivalent to the United Negro College Fund or any club or organization that excludes others based on their color, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. Even in DC we have the Congressional Black Caucus. The day a white, christian male is treated equally with everyone else in this country, will truly be a day to celebrate.
Nothing wrong with sticking -up for your race, the other races do it. I’m sick of ” politically correct ” whites wetting their pants every time someone mentions colored people being offended. What about the 2 black panthers who hovered around a polling place, with clubs ??? If they had come around the polling place I was working at I would have called the Sheriff and the State Police !
There’s worse in the thread. Way worse.