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Sherry Clark accused of plagiarizing a white nationalist Holocaust denier

We previously reported on Libertarian Charlie Earl’s running mate, Sherry Clark. Clark has spent much of the last decade trying to convince people that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were actually perpetrated by the U.S. government.

Clark used to write for the blog hosted by extreme left-wing organization Progress Ohio. Another blogger at Progress Ohio, George Bohichik, noticed similarities between her work and the writings of Michael Collins Piper, and accused her of plagiarizing him.

White nationalist conspiracy theorist Michael Collins Piper

White nationalist conspiracy theorist Michael Collins Piper

Piper is an admitted white nationalist who is an unabashed anti-Semite. One look at his website reveals that he believes Jews are in control of everything from the news media to the U.S. government. He has written books purporting that the “Zionists” were involved in the assassinations of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King. One of his books is praised on a white nationalist website whose title proudly proclaims “No Jews. Just right.”

Piper is also said to be holocaust denier. He wrote a book decrying “Holocaust-related propaganda” and was personally invited by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at a holocaust denial conference. Piper has written that Ahmadinejad, who has expressed doubt at the reality of the holocaust, “shows real class”.

piperiranCheck out these links, folks. Piper is also a close friend friend of famous racist David Duke. Piper is a racist nutjob.

But Sherry Clark seems to admire his work. Because she appears to have copied it.

One of Piper’s past conspiracy theories is that Senator John McCain supports Israel because he is “funded” by the Bronfman family, who Piper describes as patrons of the “global Zionist network” and the “virtual royal family of American Zionism”.

Now, I’m no fan of John McCain. He is infuriating most of the time. But Piper’s accusations of McCain being under some sort of Jewish control are offensive and just plain crazy. But see below how Sherry Clark seems to have copied Piper’s anti-semitic screed.

Piper: McCain’s father-in-law got his start as a top henchman for Kemper Marley, who, for 40 years until his death in 1990 at age 84, was the undisputed behind-the-scenes political boss of Arizona. But Marley was much more than a machine politician. In fact, he was also the Lansky crime syndicate’s top man in Arizona.

Clark: Jim Hensley got his start as a henchmen for Kemper Marley, which was the behind the scenes politial boss and Lansky crime family’s top man of Arizona.

Piper: In 1948, 52 of Marley’s employees (including Jim Hensley) went to jail for federal liquor violations…

Clark: Marley built up a liquor distribution monopoly in Arizona, but in 1948, 52 employees of Marley’s went to jail for federal liquor violations, including Jim Hensley.

Piper: The story in Arizona is that Hensley took the fall for Marley and, upon his release from prison, Marley paid back Hensley’s loyalty by setting him up in the beer distribution business. That beer company today, said to be worth $200 million, is what largely financed John McCain’s political career.

Clark: Some people say that for payment for his loyalty, Kemper Marley set him up in the beer distribution business, which is now worth $200 million and has helped to finance McCain’s political career.

Piper: While John McCain himself cannot be held personally responsible for the sins of his father-in-law, the fact is that this “reformer” owes his political and financial fortunes to the good graces of the biggest names in organized crime. Today, the Las Vegas gambling industry is among McCain’s primary financial benefactors.

Clark: The Las Vegas Gambling industry is also among McCain’s primary financial backers. Of course, John McCain himself can not be held accountable for the sins of his father-in-law, but the fact is, that this “reformer” owes his political and financial fortunes to some of the biggest names in organized crime.

As publisher of the Liberty Voice, Clark also cited Piper’s book that claims that Jim Traficant was framed because of his opposition to U.S. support for Israel.

Trafficant stood out for his blunt outspokenness and refusal to bow to political pressures. He has been serving an 8-year sentence in federal prison since July 30, 2002, and will be transfering to a halfway house on March 9, 2009. In “Target: Trafficant — The Untold Story” Michael Collins Piper gives a detailed account of how Trafficant was framed.

Why on earth would Sherry Clark plagiarize the writings of a neo-nazi racist conspiracy theorist like Piper? Does Charlie Earl believe this shows good judgment? Conservatives may want to think twice about checking the box for Earl and Clark, based on the sort of judgment evident here.

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