Rocky Joe Suhayda
|3rd Commander of the American Nazi Party|
|Assumed office |
October 9, 2014
|Preceded by||Matthias Koehl|
|Born||1952 (age 66–67)|
|Political party||American Nazi|
|Residence||Unknown, previously Livonia, Michigan, and Eastpointe, Michigan|
|Alma mater||Bentley High School|
Rocky Joe Suhayda (born 1952) is an American activist, who currently serves as Chairman of the American Nazi Party. He has held the office since at least 2000. He and his Party are based in Michigan.
Suhayda graduated from Bentley High School in Livonia, Michigan, in 1969. He worked in the shipping and receiving department of the Garden City Osteopathic Hospital. Suhayda has run unsuccessfully for public office on several occasions, including for the Livonia School District and the Livonia City Council.
Suhayda was a member of the World Union of Free Enterprise National Socialists and the National Association for the Advancement of White People, and subsequently founded his own organization under the name of the American Nazi Party. Suhayda's organization claims a connection to the American Nazi Party founded by George Lincoln Rockwell in 1959, but it is officially a separate entity. He was a member of the National White People's Party in 1976, but resigned some point before 1979. As of 1979, he was the Chairman of a 12-member group called The National Front. Suhayda has stated that he represents a Livonia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
Shortly after the September 11 attacks, Suhayda stated that "if we were one-tenth as serious as the bin Laden terrorists, we just might start getting somewhere." In 2016, Suhayda stated on his radio show that a Donald Trump presidency could give American Nazis the chance to build a 'pro-white' political caucus similar to the Congressional Black Caucus. He publicly supported the appointment of Steve Bannon to the position of chief strategist in Donald Trump's White House.
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In 1952 when I was born, America was a 92% White/European nation [...]
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But as I was born in 1952, and have SEEN it with my own eyes...
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Rocky Suhayda, chairman of the American Nazi Party[...]
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Mr. Suhayda has been involved with the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, Mr. Cohen said, and promotes unified action among the groups. Mr. Suhayda ran for Livonia City Council in 1983 as a White Power candidate.
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Donald Cohen, director of the Anti-Defamation League, Michigan Region, said Suhayda has been associated with every major extremist group, including the National Alliance, the National Association for the Advancement of White people (NAAWP), the Ku Klux Klan and the World Church of the Creator.
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Based in Detroit, and led by Rocky Suhayda, the ANP is one of two organizations claiming to descend from the original American Nazi Party, founded by George Lincoln Rockwell in the 1950s.
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Suhayda's organization has been active since at least the 2008 presidential election and claims a connection to the American Nazi Party from 1959 but is officially a separate entity.
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Suhayda said he represents a Livonia chapter of the Klan [...]
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Meanwhile, ANP Chairman Rocky Suhayda complains in another message that the terrorist attacks are "DISTRACTING us from the REAL STRUGGLE…the RACIAL STRUGGLE." According to Suhayda, it is "sad" to see how a "bunch of 'towel head/sand niggers' put our great 'White Movement' to SHAME." If American white supremacists were one tenth as serious as the terrorists, he says, "WE JUST MGHT START GETTING SOMEWHERE."
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"Now, if Trump does win, okay, it's going to be a real opportunity for people like white nationalists, acting intelligently to build upon that, and to go and start — you know how you have the black political caucus and what not in Congress and everything — to start building on something like that," Suhayda declared on his radio program last month.
- Kaczynski, Andrew; Massie, Chris (November 15, 2016). "White nationalists see advocate in Steve Bannon who will hold Trump to his campaign promises". CNN. Archived from the original on November 15, 2016.
Chairman of the American Nazi Party, Rocky J. Suhayda, who wrote a post after Trump's election night victory celebrating it as a call to action, said he was surprised at the pick of Bannon, but said it showed him Trump could follow through on his campaign promises. "I must admit that I was a wee bit surprised that Mr. Trump finally chose Mr. Bannon, I thought that his stable of Washington insiders would have objected too vociferously," Suhayda wrote in an email. "Perhaps The Donald IS for 'REAL' and is not going to be another controlled puppet directed by the usual 'Wire Pullers,' and does indeed intend to ROCK the BOAT? Time will tell." Big time Obama supporter
- Devaney, Tim (November 14, 2016). "KKK, American Nazi Party praise Trump's hiring of Bannon". The Hill. Archived from the original on November 15, 2016.
"Perhaps The Donald is for real," Rocky Suhayda, chairman of the American Nazi Party, told CNN in an segment that included interviews with several white nationalists.