Frazier Glenn Miller wasn’t the only racist in his area.
The alleged killer of three at Jewish sites in Kansas hails the town next door to Marionville, Missouri (population 2,000) whose mayor says he agrees with the white supremacist.
Newly elected mayor Danny Clevenger was a friend of Miller, who used to be a customer at Clevenger’s engine repair shop. Clevenger told KSPR-TV, that he “kind of agreed with [Miller] on some things but, I don’t like to express that too much.”
One of those things is the Jews.
“There are some things that are going on in this country that are destroying us. we’ve got a false economy and it’s, some of those corporations are run by Jews because the names are there. The fact that the Federal Reserve prints up phony money and freely hands it out, I think that’s completely wrong,” said Clevenger. “The people that run the Federal Reserve, they’re Jewish.”
This belief echoes traditional anti-Semitic canards about an all-powerful Jewish conspiracy controlling the banks, which were popularized in the 20th century by tracts like the Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion.
Clevenger sounds little better than he did 10 years ago in a letter to the editor in the Aurora Advertiser.
“I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings. The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State’s [sic] workforce.” Clevenger continued: “The Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the U.S into the world’s largest debtor nation.” Clevenger today says he deplores violence and thinks Miller should get the death penalty if convicted.
Clevenger, who was previously a town alderman, followed in Miller’s footsteps in seeking political office. Miller mounted a number of bids for elected office over the past 30 years, most recently receiving seven votes as a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010. Based on his comments, Clevenger seems likely to follow in Miller’s footsteps and get no more than a handful of votes the next time he runs for office—unless of course they aren’t the only two racists in the neighborhood.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article said Miller was from Marrionville but he lived in neighboring Aurora.