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Willis A. Carto (DECEASED)

Willis A. Carto
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Willis Allison Carto
BornJuly 17, 1926
Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
DiedOctober 26, 2015
Virginia, U.S.
Home BaseWashington, DC
GroupaffiliationsLiberty Lobby
Published ByOPP HQ
Published On13 March 2004

This picture is one of few we can find of him, and it was probably taken in the sixties. He is very elusive, seldom gives interviews and even more seldom photographed. Born in July 1926, Carto has had a career of hate going back over fifty years. In 1955, he founded the Liberty Lobby, which is a xenophobic and racialist organization which was formed to serve as a bridge between "patriots" and Congress, providing research and gathering news for "patriots and conservative groups."

They are especially anti-semitic, pushing the notion that Jewish bankers are behind the alleged communist grab for power. They publish a newspaper called the Spotlight, which has featured enthusiatic articles of new directions of the Ku Klux Klan when David Duke was running it, attacked the film 'The Last Temptation of Christ', (like the 'Passion of the Christ', it was movie about Jesus only it was the Christians who wanted to keep you from watching it) and explained how racketeering statutes are being used to stop abortions, which is ironic these days since they are now used to curtail anti-choice activities.

Ronald Reagan's presidency gave the Liberty Lobby even greater strength, but if you weren't in the Republican Party, you were cut off from the so-called "Reagan Revolution", even though Reagan was confortable with much of the Lobby's way of thinking.

In the 1980s, Carto formed a political party called the Populist Party in an effort to attract those even farther right of Reagan. The party started with an amalgam of the Constitution Party, American Party of Indiana, the American Independent Party in California, various Klan and Christian Identity organizations in Indiana and Florida. The party pushed for the abolishment of the Federal Reserve System, and Iowa Populists even sued in federal court there to do so.

The Spotlight is now defunct, although he followed that up by operating the American Free Press. He also founded and controled the Barnes Review until his death in 2015.