Just in case you were wondering, in the wake of the recent shooting at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, how we’re doing with our racism and anti-Semitism here in the Heartland, the answer is a resounding “Not so great”:
According to those who know him, Frazier isn’t really all that bad. One person said “he spoke his opinion, which you can respect that at least.” Another spoke of him as you might an honest relative, saying “you may not like his opinion, but at least you knew it. You knew exactly where you stood with him.”
But one of his biggest defenders also happens to be Marionville Mayor Dan Clevenger, who described him as “always nice and friendly,” a man who “respected his elders, greatly, as long as they were the same color as him [chuckle].”
Still, though, they could have been friends without sharing opinions, right? Nope! “I kind of agree with him on some things, but I don’t like to express that too much.”
In case you’re wondering what some of those thing they agree on might be, they aren’t his favorite West Wing character or flavor of ice cream. According to KSPR, Clevenger once wrote a letter to the editor of a local newspaper warning people about Jews, who run the “medical industry [that] has succeed in destroying the United States work force” and the also the government. Clevenger even cited Miller in his letter, saying “I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings.”
Maybe Clevenger feels differently today? That hate-filled letter is old by now and his opinions may have changed. Well, he told KSPR that “there’s some things going on in this country that’s destroying us. We’ve got a false economy. And it’s some of those corporations are run by Jews ‘cause the names are there.” That was yesterday.