On June 20th, Pearlman published the full interview, entitled "The Quaz Q&A: Rocky Suhayda". Being a self-identified liberal New York Jew, Pearlman obviously doesn't support the ANP's goals. But he wanted to step out of his comfort zone and learn about their beliefs, the origins of their world views, and their desires, needs, and goals. Pearlman describes his reaction as being "riveted, fascinated, and disgusted":
Here is a man who somehow believes in gay rights, yet abhors interracial marriage; who seems to have no real issue with run-of-the-mill Jews, yet damns those who, in his opinion, control the money. Truth be told, I’m still not sure why Rocky calls himself a Nazi — he seems to believe the Holocaust happened, but just doesn’t think we should keep dwelling on it. That solitary view might well make him an anti-Semite. But it doesn’t coincide with many of the more evil Nazi-esque viewpoints I’ve heard (Rocky noted to me on multiple occasions that the Hollywood stereotyping of his ilk has led to great misinformation).
Because Jeff Pearlman is Jewish, and also because Rocky Suhayda has taken strong criticism from "white nationalists" for occupying the middle ground between the philosemitism of Jared Taylor and the antisemitism of Alex Linder on the Jewish Question, the exchange between Pearlman and Suahyda on this question is of interest:
J.P.: I’m a Jewish guy from Mahopac, New York. I was born to hard-working parents, I attended college, I work my butt off. One of my closest friends is a black guy from Mahopac, New York. His dad died of cancer when he was young, his mom worked her butt off as a bus driver, then teacher, to raise her kids. He attended the Naval Academy and is a fantastic man. Why do you have any beef with us? Why do you think this nation would be better without us?
R.S.: Surprise! Sincere National Socialists do not hate all “Jews.”
It doesn’t matter to me personally “what” you “worship” — personally, I’m an agnostic. What we are against are people who do harm to our people. Why Jews then? OK, it’s like this—look at all these Wall Street Banksters. How many of them are “Jews”? It’s the same throughout the entire “financial sector” — private or government. We are determined to pry these “Jewish” fingers, with their interest-slavery usury, from our people’s economic life!
Per the average Jewish guy, who owns a deli, or is a dentist — unless they actively support what we call the “Jewish Power Structure,” or are actively against our efforts—we have no “problems” with them.
Believe it or not, we have had people self-discribing themselves as “Jews,” contact us and state that they agree with pretty much everything we’re saying, but they obviously can’t join because they are “Jews.” Too bad they had to bring it up — if they were sincere in fighting Judeo-Capitalism they could have been of use.
In fact, we are having so many “Non-Aryans” contacting us with similar viewpoints that I am seriously considering launching an “ANP Sympathizer” branch, where they could support our agenda, without “officially” joining as members. I’m honestly not joking here.
The highlighted part of Rocky's response has been interpreted by some to mean he's recruiting Jews into the ANP. Not so -- he's merely acknowledging that if white Jews with no overt Jewish connection were to try to join a WN organization, and they didn't disclose their Jewishness, there'd be no way we would know they were Jews.
Because the majority of people who have thus far commented on Pearlman's post are either members of the ANP or sympathizers, he decided to publish a follow-up post entitled "Nazis, Nazis, everywhere Nazis...". This follow-up post shows that Pearlman still has much to learn about national socialism -- and about Adolf Hitler. Pearlman described Hitler as "a man who not only supported the death and annihilation of Jews (all Jews — not just the “greedy” ones the current Nazis seem to loathe", but the record shows that the Holocaust didn't begin in full force until after World War II broke out and foreclosed opportunities to resolve the Jewish Question more peacefully. Hitler initially envisioned separation, emigration, and resettlement rather than eradication. Furthermore, historian Bryan Mark Rigg disclosed in 2002 that a startlingly large number of German military men who were classified by the Nazis as Jews or "partial-Jews" (Mischlinge), perhaps as many as 150,000 men, including decorated veterans and high-ranking officers, even generals and admirals, served in the German military.
Pearlman's original post provoked an exchange between himself and the ANP's West Coast Organizer, Dan Schruender, in the comments section:
Dan Schruender on June 21, 2012 at 6:35 am said:
I am not surprised at all that Mr. Pearlman treated Chairman Suhayda as fairly as he did. Not all Jews are the enemy. Many are decent people. It’s a pity that the majority of the Jews who suffered during WW II were just “plain folk” who wanted to get along and take care of their families. The ones who deserved a trip to the showers were the ones who escaped because of their ill-gotten wealth obtained through usury, and money shuffling. The only honest way to earn money is to work for it, whether it be blue collar or white collar work. But shuffling money around, buying and selling stock, making loans at exorbitant interest rates and rip off fees, and borrowing from Peter to pay Paul is what has ruined the economy.
BTW, I am a college graduate, a former high school English teacher, and have never spent a day in jail in my life. Today I own my own business and have many non-White clients, and two Jewish ones.
West Coast Organizer
Political Advisory Board Chairman
American Nazi Party
Jeff Pearlman on June 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm said:
Are you friggin’ kidding me? “Deserved a trip to the showers”? I initially was going to delete your message (my blog, my right), but kept it, because I think it’s important to point out the true nature of people. I get it—you think some Jews are shifty, money-mongering whores. What makes that a Jewish or non-Jewish characteristic? Are there not Christian money-mongering whores? Black ones? Asian ones? You assign this characteristic to one group, even while admitting “the majority” of us (Jews) do not fit your stereotype. Well, if the majority are OK, why even allow the stereotype? Your leader, Rocky, says he hates the way Hollywood portrays your ilk——yet you do the same thing to Jews. It’s shameful.
It is interesting that when Jeff Pearlman decided to do an expose on "Nazis", that he bypassed the much more prominent National Socialist Movement and contacted the American Nazi Party. By endorsing OWS and appointing a full-time Congressional lobbyist, the ANP has reached the media in a different way than the NSM. The ANP has attracted attention from serious sources like The Blaze and The Hill.