Saugus, California school board member Stephen Winkler may have allegedly posted on Youtube that he truly enjoys Nazi anthems, and he may also have tweeted that the school board makes him long for national socialism, but that doesn’t mean he’s a Nazi. At a forum on Thursday night, Winkler faced down critics, explaining, “I am not a Nazi.”
Suspicions have arisen about Winkler’s beliefs after someone named Stephen Winkler “favorited” a group of Nazi-centric videos, and commented on one, “It’s my favorite song, I play it all day long, everyday.” Winkler said, “I’m guilty of being very negligent with the Internet.” The board disagrees.
Parents want Winkler to step down, but Winkler said, “Tonight, I received quite specific orders from the Lord Jehovah to continue his battle right until the end.”
Winkler says that the proof he isn’t a Nazi is that he’s a lifelong Democrat. “I was a member of the Democratic Party all my life,” he stated. “How could you be a liberal Democrat and be a supporter of Hitler? That’s an absolute contradiction.”
Winkler’s term on the board ends in 2015.