man flies Nazi flag
man flies Nazi flag

A man in the town of Ghent, just outside Norfolk, Virginia, hung a Nazi flag in front of his home because he was upset with President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

He said, “I am not a Nazi. I am half-Jewish. I hung the flag after watching President Obama last night. Obama usurped his Oath of Office. I wanted people to be shocked because I am offended.”

After being confronted about it by another resident who saw it  posted on Facebook, the flag was taken down.

NewsChannel 3’s Barbara Ciara went to interview the man who had hung the flag. He identified himself as Dr. William Wheeler.

There is only one Dr. William Wheeler (a radiologist) listed in the vicinity of Norfolk and Ghent.

He said that he hung the flag because he wanted to offend people. According to Ciara, “Dr. Wheeler says for those who are offended by what he did, he says he is offended by Obama bumper stickers and everything that the President stands for. And if you are shocked by his actions, that was his goal.”

  • Lang Gochan

    “I’m half Jewish” … That explains why he had a spare nazi flag laying around the house. Twat.

  • Flag nerd here. That’s actually the Nazi-era naval ensign, not the state or party banner. The fact he doesn’t even know the difference says a lot about the origins of his dissonance.

    • cacodoxy

      Are you Sheldon? Seriously though this guy is a tool. Who would do something like that? I wonder what his neighbors thought too. Making a statement is fine but at least make a smart statement that makes you look good.

  • Angelice

    Boy, that is some great logic he has going on there. I guess it got him the attention he apparently wanted. I wonder if there will be some consequences for him as well.

    • Maheni

      He wanted some shock and that is what he got, but he jumped the gun early using the wrong flag. I wonder how many of his family members he offended at the same time.

      • razzytaz

        Yeah, I agree. It is very odd. I get the whole shock factor but this was the wrong way to do this. We can all be unhappy with Obama but we don’t need to fly a Nazi flag.

  • Spiderwoman

    This man is a doctor? I hope this is eye opening for anyone that sees him on a professional basis. Who would want a doctor that full of hate, especially if the patient is any nationality or race that may “offend” him? I am always happy when people out themselves as the haters they have always been behind closed doors.

    • razzytaz

      I wouldn’t want to see this man as my doctor. No way! Like I said before, there was a better way to get his point across. This was not the way for a professional doctor to act.

  • Dodie Peterson

    I completely understand his outrage at Obama’s immigration stance but he’s not too bright if he didn’t realize that flying a flat with the swastika on it was inappropriate. I don’t see how offending his neighbors is going to do him much good.

    • SelenaJ25

      I agree, there are much better ways to express your outrage than to fly a flag that has such a terrible meaning behind it. My concern is that since he is half-Jewish, then why would he even have a flag like this in his possession? My family is also half-Jewish and we would never want one.

      • LittleButterfly

        That’s exactly what I thought when I read the he is half-Jewish. The fact that he even has such a flag knowing full well what it represents is very odd. I am not exactly clear what he hoped to achieve with this stunt. How does shocking others because he is offended remedy anything?

  • skyshoes

    “Half Jewish” wouldn’t have saved him from the cretins that slaughtered under that flag…