With both U.S. senators from New York State up for re-election this year, there’s a lot of interesting political activity going on in the Empire State this year. One of the more peculiar nooks in the Empire State’s senatorial campaigns has been created by Sander Hicks, the Green Party nominee to challenge incumbent Democrat Charles Schumer.
Sander Hicks isn’t just any run-of-the-mill progressive Green Party candidate. In fact, Hicks says that he rejects the distinction between right wing and left wing, and seeks to establish a new voice that incorporates elements of what have been regarded as the political philosophies of the Right and Left. He also seeks to represent issues that are in the mainstream of neither the Left nor the Right.
One of these new issues is 9/11 Truth. The idea that the American government, involved in elaborate international conspiracies, was responsible for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, rather than Osama Bin Laden and Al Quaeda, forms the foundation for the political identity that Sander Hicks brings to his senatorial campaign. Hicks has articles published on the topic of 9/11 Truth at the Guerilla Underground Network, Alternet, and 911Blogger.com
Another idea from outside of the mainstream Sander Hicks keeps coming back to in his political material is the idea that there’s an ongoing satanic conspiracy that is secretly shaping much of the political activity we see in the United States. Hicks recently gave a presentation in which he referred to the “Satanic Criminality of Bush”. He writes of “satanic cults, black ops, and sexual abuse of children in order to shock them into mental trauma and a slavish-state of submission.” He has posted a 9/11 conspiracy theory written by dentist David Graham that involves a young woman in Texas being run out of town by “Satanic cult leaders” who were angry at her for “ripping off their Satanic paraphernalia”.
Sander Hicks isn’t someone who has merely hijacked the weak Green Party in order to promote himself. Hicks has a seat on the New York State Green Party’s State Committee.
I’d like to hear from other members of the New York Greens how they think that conspiracy theories about Satan and September 11 are going to help them successfully challenge Charles Schumer and expand their political party.