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“”While we are brainwashed with respect to integration and forcing everyone to be together and basically all arguments to the contrary are silenced, historically it’s very often been the case that you have to segregate and apartheid people to stop the continual war.
Tony Zirkle was a candidate in the Republican primary for Congress in Indiana's 2nd district in 2008. He had run before for the nomination in 2006, when he won 30% of the vote, losing to incumbent
Count Chris Chocola (who then lost to challenger Donnelly in the fall). He stated that he was running again in 2010, but it appeared to fade out after he was disbarred.
Until recently, Zirkle was best known either for his plan to separate African-Americans and white Americans into different states within the Union, or for his crusade against "Jewish-run pornography." According to Zirkle, "We now have a small army of male black porn stars that are sifting through five, ten, fifteen thousand women... One man can now genocide the wombs of thousands of women," infecting them with sexually transmitted diseases that leave them barren.
However, Zirkle was catapulted into national prominence when he addressed a party in Chicago that had been convened to celebrate the 119th anniversary of Hitler's birthday. (His address was on the perils of white women being targeted for prostitution and pornography.) He stood in front of a giant picture of Hitler, flanked by swastikas, and there was a sparkly little "Happy Birthday" sign on the front of the table.
He has put forward many different defenses. At first, he claimed that they were not Nazis, but in fact National Socialists. When the problem with this defense was explained to him, he later claimed that he was just "bringing the Gospel to them," and said that people should praise him for trying to educate the hate out of them.
- D'Anne Witkowski, Creep of the Week: Tony Zirkle. pridesource.com, 1 May 2008.
- Fox News: The Indiana Congressional Candidate the GOP Wishes Would Go Away. Joseph Abrams, 30 April 2008
- Stupid, stupid burning brightly, or how not to win an election. scienceblogs.com, 25 April 2008.
- Al Kamen, Just Can't Shake That Nazi Party Hangover. The Washington Post, 5 May 2008.
In response to a question from the Michigan City, Ind., News-Dispatch on whether he is a Nazi, or sympathizes with them or with white supremacists, Zirkle said he didn't "know enough about the group to either favor it or oppose it."