antisemitism,  Far Right

Pratt pulls out of “Freedompalooza”

The antisemitic American Free Press reports that Larry Pratt, head of the Gun Owners of America, has backed out of the extreme-right Freedompalooza event scheduled for the Fourth of July.

It was belatedly brought to Pratt’s attention that the event’s organizer, Paul Topete, is a Holocaust denier.

Google is your friend, Larry.

Others, including the Oath Keepers, have also withdrawn.

The American Free Press whines:

In the span of one week, the concerted effort of a few individuals writing just over a thousand words on a few websites were able to scuttle the plans of a patriotic American only interested in getting the truth out. It may be time for true patriots to take notice of Freedompalooza, especially the attention it’s been drawing from certain quarters.

Lost in all this is the fact that the festival has nothing to do with his Topete’s views and the irony of speakers cancelling their appearances at an Independence Day celebration because of an issue tied to free speech and thought, which lends credence to Topete’s belief that the United States is under the control of Jewish groups.

Former Congresswoman and former Green party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney is apparently still scheduled to appear.