White nationalists and other extremist figures are embracing Turning Point USA founder and right-wing radio host Charlie Kirk’s comment blaming the spread of “cultural Marxist ideas” on “Jewish dollars.” Kirk’s naked antisemitism has ramped up amid Israel’s “complete siege” of Gaza following the deadly October 7 Hamas attack.
Since the attack, Kirk has repeatedly blamed Jewish people who donate to colleges and universities for fueling “Jew hatred” on college campuses. Before the latest conflict, Kirk and Turning Point USA demonstrated a pattern of associating with racists and antisemites.
Using a burner account, Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes wrote on X (formerly Twitter), “Charlie Kirk says that White children are being taught a cultural Marxist curriculum that is ‘primarily funded by Jewish dollars.’ Consciousness rising… we are so close.”
Fuentes has previously bragged about Kirk adopting his extremist messaging.
As noted by Jewish Currents, “cultural Marxism” is antisemitic shorthand for the conspiracy theory that Jewish intellectuals “developed anti-racism, feminism, and sexual liberation in order to undermine traditional American values.”
In reference to Kirk, one 4chan user asked, “Did we finally get to him?”
This is not the first time that extremists have celebrated commentary from Kirk.
In August, Kirk posted “Whiteness is great. Be proud of who you are.” His commentary elicited positive responses from a number of far-right figures.
On Telegram, Fuentes posted a screenshot of Kirk’s post, commenting, “Groypers Won.”
Antisemite and CEO of Gab Andrew Torba wrote, “To be clear: we have successfully shifted the Overton Window and will continue to do so. Don’t stop posting.”
Former Fuentes associate John Doyle wrote, “So true, Charlie!”