The husband of a Plainfield Democrat running for a probate judge seat in Connecticut is a former neo-Nazi who currently runs a pro-white blog, The Bulletin reports.
Anna Zubkova is married to Rob Freeman, a former member of the National Alliance who currently runs a blog called “Mindweapons of Ragnarok” in which he discusses the role of white people in an imminent apocalyptic science-fiction scenario that he calls “the Aryan Skynet,” a reference to artificial intelligence responsible for the destruction of the human race in the Terminator franchise.
In a post responding to his “outing” as a pro-white advocate, Freeman notes that he is “pro-white because so much out there is anti-white. I am defending that part of my identity that is being attacked, I am defending my own, and I welcome all sincere allies — Black, Hispanic, Jewish, Asian, Muslim, Arab, Persian.”
“I am not attacking other races,” he continued. “I am defending my own.”
In a 2002 interview with the Boston Globe, however, he discussed how he attended political rallies and used pseudonyms online because his daughter “attends a private school where some of the students are Jewish.”
At the time, he said that he did not mind his daughter learning alongside Jews and other minorities, but that outside of the classroom, his “tolerance fades,” and he “steers her away from black kids on the playground.”
In response to The Bulletin piece, he also claimed that the Iraq War only occurred because white people lacked a voice in government, and longed for a world in which disempowered whites actually did have a say in the United States government. “If whites had a voice in the government, there might not have been an Iraq war,” he said. “There might not have been all these horrible trade agreements that are impoverishing everyone. We might have more fuel efficient cars, or more mass transit. Who knows what might have been?”
He also expressed support for the white nationalist web forum Stormfront.
“Young people feel the pain of anti-whiteness, and that’s why they join Stormfront, a pro-white message board that has 290,000 members as of today, and according to the above article, has between 200,000 and 400,000 unique visitors a month. These are not bad people. They are hurting, they are attacked for being white, and they join Stormfront,” Freeman wrote.
In an earlier post, Freeman posted the following image, claiming that its message wasn’t offensive because many rappers pose for album covers with firearms:
He did not, however, acknowledge the racist stereotypes that the artist used to depict the subject’s blackness.
Freeman was arrested in 2007 for his role in the videotaped torture of a domestic rabbit. The Bulletin said, “the men were cleared after stating they killed the rabbit for food.”
In an interview with The Bulletin, Zubkova insisted that she does not share her husband’s views, and that he only acquired them after they were married.
“He did not have those views when we married, but acquired them after. What am I supposed to do? Divorce him?” she asked. “It’s not unusual for husbands and wives to have different views. As a judge, I can assure you I would not discriminate against anyone, even based on their beliefs. In my career, I’ve represented clients from many different backgrounds and races, all to the best of my knowledge and ability.”
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