Jud Süß is a 1940 Nazi anti-Semetic propaganda film that was widely loved in much of Europe, especially Germany (and also vilified and banned in various places). The production and showing of this film was a significant moment in the development of the widespread German hate of the Jewish People that facilitated a nearly successful attempt at their utter extermination.
In other words, Jud Süß played a measurable role in the development of mid 20th century racism to the ultimate conclusion which racism, unfettered, always leads: Holocaust.
John Ubele is a hate-mongering white supremacist who is respected enough among some Floridians to get so far as to actually run for elected office (though not yet successfully) and who is a major player in a hate group called the “Nationalist Coalition.” The National Coalition’s motto is to “do whatever is necessary to achieve white living space a to keep it White.”
From their website:
In order to continually stimulate and facilitate local and national activism and to provide strong continuity for all White activists at all times, the Nationalist Coalition was created to network White activists within a cooperative infrastructure with the goal of pooling and coordinating all of our skills and resources towards a common self-evident cause; we promote whatever is good for our people, whatever strengthens our people, whatever increases the survivability of our people.
Doesn’t that just make you want to click your heels together and snap your hand up into the air in some sort of salute or something???
Anyway, Mr. Ubele sent a copy of the movie in question to the Governor’s office, and the Governor’s office sent back a nice letter, signed by the governor, that …
…praised the Pasco County resident’s thoughtfulness and generosity and said Crist would be delighted to share the DVD with the people of Florida.
Well, it turns out that the letter from the gov was auto-signed, and Crist’s office is quickly back pedaling and claiming that they are not in to this white supremacy stuff and that this was a big mistake.
I assume the staff member that decided that an anti-semitic tool of the holocaust was an OK thing and should be redistributed by the governor’s office will be fired. Right?