American Family Radio host Sandy Rios told listeners today that the American Right are unfairly compared to Nazis, because while they are similar to Nazis in the fact that they love their country, they differ in the fact that they don’t try to use their nationalism to commit mass murder.
On this morning’s episode of Rios’ radio show, Center for Security Policy president and anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney spoke with Rios about the Southern Poverty Law Center classifying him as a hate group leader and the current coordinated right-wing campaign against the SPLC. Rios echoed Gaffney’s criticism of the group and attempted to explain why she believes that members of the American Right are wrongly likened to Nazis.
“The whole attribution of being on the Right to being Nazis was people who were loyal to country, and of course Hitler equated that to superiority and the right to kill other people,” Rios said. “When we, as American Right, we love our country too but not because we think we have the right to kill other people or we’re superior. We export goodness. We export help to others. It’s a very different view of your country.”
Earlier in the interview, Gaffney accused “people like George Soros” of enabling a “red-green axis,” a theory that alleges that “red” leftists are partnering with the “green” Islamists in order to, as one paper published at Gaffney’s think tank states, “erase America.”
A partnership has formed between “people on the hard left, among them prominently homosexuals, feminists, Jews, apostates, other minorities,” Gaffney said, “and Islmaists, who hate all of those people.”
“The thing that they seem to have in common is they hate America more and they’re willing to work together to try to transform it,” Gaffney said. “I fear that’s what we’re facing right now.”