On Fox News, Glenn Beck promoted Eustace Mullins' book Secrets of the Federal Reserve. Mullins was a 9/11 truther who has been described as an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist” and a “nationally known white supremacist”; the Anti-Defamation League called the book Beck promoted “a re-hash of Mullins' anti-Semitic theories about the origins of the Federal Reserve.”
Beck promoted Mullins' “anti-Semitic work” Secrets of the Federal Reserve
On-screen text identified Mullins book as source for quote Beck read. On the September 22 edition of his Fox News program, Beck attacked early 20th century diplomat Edward House for saying of the Federal Reserve, “I am suggesting that the Central Board be increased from four members to five and their terms lengthened from eight to ten years. This would give stability and would take away the power of a President to change the personnel of the board during a single term of office.” While Beck spoke, on-screen text indicated that the House comment was “Quoted In 'Secrets of the Federal Reserve,' " which was authored by Eustace Mullins:
Beck later linked the “propaganda” of House and other members of “Woodrow Wilson's circle” to the work of White House adviser Cass Sunstein.
ADL: Secrets of the Federal Reserve filled with Mullins' “anti-Semitic theories about the origins of the Federal Reserve.” The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) wrote in a February 4 profile following Mullins' death, “Throughout his long career as a propagandist, Mullins wrote numerous anti-Semitic works, including Secrets of the Federal Reserve, a re-hash of his anti-Semitic theories about the origins of the Federal Reserve.”
Mullins has long history of anti-Semitic and conspiratorial comments
ADL: Mullins was “an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist.” In their profile, the ADL said Mullins was “an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist for over half a century.” They further wrote: “Throughout his life, Mullins produced numerous books, essays and articles and delivered scores of speeches and lectures with a common bigoted theme: that Jews are allegedly responsible for many of the problems and evils that have confronted the modern world.”
Mullins described as “nationally known white supremacist and anti-Semite” in obituary. Mullins' obituary from the February 5 edition of his hometown paper, the Daily News Leader of Staunton, Virginia (accessed via Nexis):
Nationally known white supremacist and anti-Semite Eustace Mullins of Staunton, described in 2000 by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a one-man organization of hate, died Wednesday in Waller County, Texas, at age 86.
Besides controversial writings in his own name, he was widely believed to have concocted propaganda hoaxes by authoring improbably self-damaging writings attributed to others but supporting Mullins' extremist views. At one point he also adopted the title of “reverend” and saying he represented what he called the “American Humane Church.”
Besides his church, he also took credit for or appeared on letterhead of several other organizations, usually operating at his home address at the time.
In 1955 he listed himself as Executive Director of the “Aryan League of America” at a Springhill Road, Staunton, address.
In 1960, his name was one of two listed on the letterhead for the policy committee of the Institute for Biopolitics in Chicago. One memo warned, “The Whiteman's very existence is in danger.”
Mullins is the author of “Adolph Hitler: An Appreciation.” The New Leader obituary stated:
He came to the attention of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in a 1954 report which sited [sic] his article “Adolph Hitler: An Appreciation,” written in 1952 for the National Renaissance Party. In it he compared Hitler to Christ and described both as victims of Jews.
Mullins: “We let a handful of enemy aliens take over our monetary system.” According to the ADL, in his book The Federal Reserve Conspiracy, Mullins wrote: “The American people have assumed the burden of hundreds of billions of dollars of debt simply because we let a handful of enemy aliens take over our monetary system. The three most important architects of our present monetary system are ... Paul Warburg, the German Jew who wrote the Federal Reserve Act, Emmanuel Goldenweiser, the Russian Jew who supervised the details of Federal Reserve Board operations through its first thirty years, and Harry Dexter White, son of Lithuanian Jews, who set up the International Monetary Fund.”
Mullins called the existence of Jewish people “a crime against nature.” According to the ADL, in his book The Biological Jew, Mullins wrote: “the existence of the Jewish parasite upon the host is a crime against nature, because its existence imperils the health and the life of the host. Thus, everything that the Jew does in connection with this parasitic existence is a criminal act, and part of an overall criminal existence.”
Mullins: “Treason, fraud, and perversion” are “hallmarks of Jewish life.” According to the ADL, in The Biological Jew, Mullins wrote “Treason, fraud, perversion, all the hallmarks of Jewish life among the gentiles in the Diaspora. And it is parasitism.”
Mullins: “The Jew has always functioned best as a panderer, a pornographer, a master of prostitution.” In The Biological Jew, Mullins reportedly wrote “The Jew has always functioned best as a panderer, a pornographer, a master of prostitution, an apostle of sexual perversion, an enemy of the prevailing sexual standards and prohibitions of the gentile community.”
Mullins reportedly spoke at 9-11 conspiracy conference, blamed attacks on the Israeli Mossad. An article from the Southern Poverty Law Center's Fall 2002 Intelligence Report reported that at a convention of 9-11 conspiracists, “Eustace Mullins, author of Adolf Hitler: An Appreciation, said U.S. and Arab intelligence agencies were both incapable of carrying out the attacks, leaving only the Israeli Mossad.”
Mullins: “Concentration camps were run by the Zionist Jews.” In a speech posted online, Mullins claimed that “Concentration camps were run by the Zionist Jews in order to punish and get rid of the anti-Zionist Jews.”
Mullins: “I've often said that after six million Jews died, most of them went on to own apartments in Manhattan and Tel Aviv.” According to the ADL, in a 2004 interview, Mullins said of the Holocaust, “It wasn't really an issue until the late '50's. All of the sudden, they remembered that six million Jews died in WWII. I've often said that after six million Jews died, most of them went on to own apartments in Manhattan and Tel Aviv. It's not really a topic that interests me much beyond how it's used as propaganda and mind control.”
Mullins co-founded group with slogan “Vote against those who deny Jesus Christ is the Son of God!” Mullins co-founded the “Restore America Project,” whose website tells readers to “Vote against those who deny Jesus Christ is the Son of God!” The group's mission statement reads in part: “We are dedicated to presenting the truth to a world that has been compromised by misleading Educators, Teachers, Ministers and Organizations that have been controled [sic] by a handful of evil people.”
Mullins spoke to white supremacist organizations, appeared on “Pro-White,” “anti-Jewish” radio shows
Mullins spoke to “white supremacist” Council of Conservative Citizens. According to the ADL, in August 2009, Mullins spoke at a meeting of the Washington, D.C., chapter of The Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC). The CCC is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “a crudely white supremacist group.” The CCC's statement of principles includes the following:
We believe the United States is a European country and that Americans are part of the European people. We believe that the United States derives from and is an integral part of European civilization and the European people and that the American people and government should remain European in their composition and character. We therefore oppose the massive immigration of non-European and non-Western peoples into the United States that threatens to transform our nation into a non-European majority in our lifetime. We believe that illegal immigration must be stopped, if necessary by military force and placing troops on our national borders; that illegal aliens must be returned to their own countries; and that legal immigration must be severely restricted or halted through appropriate changes in our laws and policies. We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.
Mullins appeared on “pro-White” Political Cesspool radio show. Mullins appeared as a guest on the October 3, 2009, edition of The Political Cesspool Radio Show. In its "Statement of Principles," the program “represent[s] a philosophy that is pro-White.” According to a Fall 2007 article in the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, " 'The Political Cesspool' in the past two years has become the primary radio nexus of hate in America."
- Mullins claimed currency “was being printed in the Holocaust museum” which “has ritual implications.” During his interview on The Political Cesspool, discussing federal debt accrued through war spending, Mullins claimed “this fiat money was being printed at the National Bureau of Printing and Engraving... the building that the currency is being printed in was located in the Holocaust museum on 14th street in Washington D.C., and the circumstances where this was being printed in the Holocaust museum stuck a lot of people as odd because you don't expect a religious group to be involved in the wartime operations and that has not been dealt with yet.” Mullins later added, “the Federal Reserve is producing this debt in the Holocaust museum which itself has ritual implications. And somehow they've got to deal with that.” He went on to say, “there's a lot of ritual and ceremony and so forth which accompanies this which has to be dealt with at some point.”
Mullins appeared on radio show of “anti-Jewish, anti-minority and anti-gay propagandist” Pete Peters. On January 20, 2009, Mullins appeared on the Scriptures For America radio program, hosted by Peter J. Peters who is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as follows:
Pete Peters has been a leading anti-Jewish, anti-minority and anti-gay propagandist. He is a proponent of Christian Identity, which argues that Jews are spiritually degraded and pose a threat to civilization, that blacks and other people of color are inferior to whites, that homosexuals should be executed and that northern European whites and their American descendants are the “chosen people” of scriptural prophecy.
Beck previously promoted racist anti-Semite Elizabeth Dilling
Beck: The Red Network did “what we're doing now.” On his June 4 radio program, Beck promoted The Red Network by Elizabeth Dilling, saying of the 1934 book: “This is a book -- and I'm a getting a ton of these -- from people who were doing what we're doing now. We now are documenting who all of these people are. Well, there were Americans in the first 50 years of this nation that took this seriously, and they documented it.”
The Red Network is rife with racism and anti-Semitism. As Media Matters noted, Dilling's book contains numerous passages that espouse anti-Semitism and racism. At various points throughout the book, Dilling attacked “racial inter-mixture” as a communist plot, referred to “un-Christianized” “colored people” as “savages,” called Hinduism and Islam “debasing and degrading,” and blamed Nazi Germany's anti-Semitism on “revolutionary Russian Jews.”
Dilling herself was a Nazi sympathizer. Dilling visited Germany in the late 1930s, where she attended Nazi party meetings and praised Adolf Hitler's leadership. She also spoke at rallies hosted by U.S. Nazi organizations after the outbreak of World War II. Following the war, she leveled anti-Semitic attacks against several U.S. presidents, calling Dwight Eisenhower “Ike the Kike,” attacking Richard Nixon for his “service to the synagogue,” and calling John F. Kennedy's New Frontier program the “Jew frontier.”
Beck refused to apologize. On June 7, Beck briefly reacted to the controversy surrounding his approving citation of Dilling's work, but refused to apologize for promoting her hateful work on the air. Instead, Beck attacked “the left” for calling him “a Jew-loving Nazi sympathizer.”