2. Nazism Has Been Repackaged as "Conservatism" Part 4 - More Examples Of Eugenics 3. Clear Signs That Trump, The GOP And The Right Wing Media (Such As Fox News & Info-wars) Caters To White Supremacists (& Neo-Nazis) And Seeks To Promote Their Hate
The link between the GOP, Fox News and Nazis really can't be denied. The interesting part is that while the GOP publicly denounced Nazi type movements like the KKK as recompence the GOP took on the KKK's platform and clearly top KKK type leaders know this and see it as necessary to get thier politics into the mainstream (i.e. white supremacist leaders understand the GOP will publicly denounce them and privately help them and this has been going on for decades). And since the KKK, White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis are share the same basic ideology with minor variations on emphasis, they tend to hang together. In other words, meet a big part of the GOP's political activist base, which, basically is just an open secret at this point. Trump, of course, sees this and openly seeks to make peace with the base that the GOP have tried so hard to pretend to avoid while working with to win elections (in other words, the fall of the "GOP establishment" is because GOP politicians sometimes try to stop SOME of the anti American society policies they seek through promote through their "economics"). This post attempts to provide an overview of what's going on on the White-Supremacist/Half-Of-GOP-Base front.
Here is Rachel Maddow providing a historical overview followed by a collection of articles and research outlining the situation;
Maddow: Klan's historic political ambition finds foothold with Trump Rachel Maddow looks back at how the Ku Klux Klan flexed its muscles in national American politics in the 1920s and how those same racist political ambitions are finding accommodation with Donald Trump. Duration: 16:47
Charlottesville killing was an act of domestic terrorism
(CNN)On Saturday, a 20-year-old man from Ohio allegedly rammed his car into a group of people gathered to protest a white nationalist rally, killing a 32-year old woman and injuring 19 others. If James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, indeed intended to harm the counter-protesters, then his act deserves to be branded domestic terrorism.
Political violence in the United States takes all shapes and forms and on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, we saw one of its manifestations, militant right-wing terrorism.
New America, a non-partisan think tank that tracks political violence, finds that jihadist terrorists have killed 95 people in the United States since al Qaeda's attacks on 9/11, while the attack in Charlottesville brings the number to 68 people that have been killed by far-right terrorists in the States during the same time period.
Other forms of political violence have also emerged in the past couple of years. Black nationalist terrorists have killed 8 people in the United States since 2016, while in June a terrorist motivated by extremist anti-Trump views shot at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, critically wounding Rep. Steve Scalise who is recovering.
In December a man shot a weapon inside a pizzeria in Washington because he believed a conspiracy theory that the pizza joint was in fact a secret front for a child sex ring run by senior Democratic Party officials. Luckily, nobody was hurt in that attack. And jihadist terrorists continue to kill Americans. In January a security guard was killed in Denver by a terrorist who appears to have been motivated by jihadist beliefs. These terrorist attacks by right-wing, left-wing and black nationalist terrorists remind us that terrorism is not only the preserve of those who are motivated by the ideology of Osama bin Laden and ISIS.
Maddow: Klan's political resurgence foreshadowed in Wilson administration Rachel Maddow looks at how a screening of "Birth of a Nation" at the Woodrow Wilson White House in 1915 foreshadowed a political resurgence by the Ku Klux Klan. Duration: 1:24
Maddow: Republican Party's racism problem predates Trump Rachel Maddow looks at the genesis of the "Alternative Right" and its connections with a prominent conservative think tank that is very influential in Republican politics. Duration: 13:59
Maddow: White nationalists gain path to power through BannonRachel Maddow notes the role of Steve Bannon and the Breitbart web site in the white nationalist "alt-right" community and the awkwardness of someone with those racial views attaining a high position in the White House. Duration: 4:07
Maddow: Racists saw early opportunity in Trump presidencyRachel Maddow revisits a racist rally that took place shortly after Donald Trump's election victory at which attendees shouted, "Hail Trump!" in celebration of their expectations of the advancement of their racist cause. Duration: 7:24
Article:A Stomach-Turning Percentage of Republicans Agree with Trump's Handling of Charlottesville A new poll indicates the GOP's rank-and-file still have the president's back.
An overwhelming majority of Republicans think Donald Trump’s response to the horrifying events in Charlottesville is right on the money, according to a new CBS poll. The survey found that 67 percent of GOP voters say they approve of Trump’s response to the attacks, while 82 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of Independents say they disapprove. The survey was conducted during a time span stretching from Monday night to Wednesday.
Asked specifically about Trump’s speech Tuesday in which he declared that racist neo-Nazis are as problematic as those who oppose them, most Republicans said they agreed with the president’s statements. Nearly 7 in 10 GOP voters, 68 percent, said that “Trump’s description of who’s to blame” is correct, while only 21 percent disagreed. Eighty-three percent of Democrats and 53 percent of Independents said that Trump was off the mark in suggesting “both sides” are equally culpable in the violence in Virginia this weekend.
Note: Trump Admin's Pro-Nazi/KKK/White-Supremacist policies giving free reign to right wing terror (something media likes to avoid anyways, almost like a secret policy or maybe just hidden racism made public accidentally);
Democracy Now: Life After Hate: Trump Admin Stops Funding Former Neo-Nazis Who Now Fight White Supremacy
Heather Heyer is the latest casualty in a number of deaths at the hands of white nationalists. Foreign Policy recently published an FBI and Department of Homeland Security bulletin that concluded white supremacist groups were "responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016...more than any other domestic extremist movement." Despite these findings, the Trump administration recently slashed funds to organizations dedicated to fighting right-wing violence. One group, Life After Hate, which works to help white nationalists and neo-Nazis disengage from hate and violent extremism, was set to receive a grant under the DHS’s Countering Violent Extremism program, approved by the Obama administration. When Trump DHS policy adviser Katharine Gorka released the final list of grantees in June, Life After Hate had been eliminated. Gorka is the wife of Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka, who has been linked to a Hungarian far-right, Nazi-allied group. We speak with Christian Picciolini, co-founder of Life After Hate and former neo-Nazi skinhead gang member.
Extracts of articles and research for the events surrounding Charlottesville;
White nationalists cheer Trump for assigning blame to “both sides” for Charlottesville violence
White nationalists applauded President Donald Trump for giving a press conference where he cast “blame on both sides” for an August 12 white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, VA, that culminated in a neo-Nazi plowing his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing activist Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others.
During his August 15 remarks from Trump Tower, Trump also blamed the “alt left” for violence and defended an earlier protest held the evening of August 11 where white nationalists carried torches while shouting racist and anti-Semitic chants.
David Duke -- a white nationalist radio host, noted anti-Semite, and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard -- wrote on Twitter, “Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa”:
Professor of German History: Why Trump's Response to Charlottesville Is Frightening on Historical Levels In 2017, we are frighteningly close to the horrors of 1939.
As a scholar of modern German history, I’ve been working on a study of antisemitism in Germany and the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. What I saw unfold over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia and then at Bedminster, New Jersey gave me the horrible, sinking feeling that my book is going to need a new chapter.
On Saturday, August 12, 2017, thousands of young Americans marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia chanting hate-filled slogans like, “Blood and soil,” and “Jews will not replace us,” and carrying the swastika flag. They clashed with protesters and caused dozens of injuries. A car plowed into a crowd of people protesting the white supremacist demonstration, killing one person and injuring many more.
Later that day, President Donald Trump issued a statement:
We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. It has been going on for a long time in our country — not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America.
The “hatred, bigotry and violence” he said, came from “many sides” (a point he apparently felt he needed to stress). He did not mention the fact that one side was carrying swastika flags, the flag of Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist Party, the flag of Nazi Germany. He did not specifically condemn those who carried that flag. They were, according to the president, all equally responsible: those who marched under the Nazi banner, and those who opposed them. All equal. Nazis and anti-Nazis. But how is that possible? How can it be that in 2017, the President of the United States, a country that fought Hitler’s Germany and sacrificed hundreds of thousands of its young men in order to ensure its ultimate defeat, could not or would not bring himself to condemn Americans who marched under the flag of the Third Reich?
What does it mean to march under the swastika flag? What does the swastika flag symbolize? What did it mean to the people who hoisted it in Germany—the people who inspired the Americans who marched this weekend in Charlottesville?
Those who inspired the marchers in Charlottesville marched through the streets of Germany, provoking violence, and singing “when Jewish blood spurts from the knife.”
Those who inspired the marchers destroyed democracy and eliminated all civil liberties in Germany.
Those who inspired the marchers demonized Jewish citizens, physically assaulted them, removed them from all aspects of public life, stripped them of their rights, their property, their very ability to survive in the only country they had ever called home.
Those who inspired the marchers carried out the biggest pogrom in modern German history, destroying 267 synagogues, vandalizing Jewish businesses, attacking Jews in their homes, and killing hundreds, all in a single night in November 1938.
They demonized and physically attacked political opponents, homosexuals, Roma and Sinti, the handicapped, and any others they considered outside the boundaries of the German racial community.
They murdered more than 70,000 men, women, and children—German citizens!—who had been diagnosed with mental and physical disabilities in just two years between 1939 and 1941.
They started the most destructive war in the history of the world, causing the deaths of tens of millions of people, mostly innocent civilians.
Proof of my previous post that Trump basically follows right wing media such as Fox who are allowed to function unchallenged in modern media like the GOP were treated with healthcare i.e. with silence, thus allowing them maximum chances to succeed at their incendiary rhetoric and society damaging policies;
Trump’s remarks defending neo-Nazis were full of right-wing media talking points
Trump equated neo-Nazis and white supremacists with counter-protesters after violence in Charlottesville
Trump doubled down on blaming violence that stemmed from a white supremacist, neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville on “both sides.” President Donald Trump held an unscheduled press conference on August 15 in which he “blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend on both sides of the conflict,” CNN reported. The violence, which broke out on August 12 when white supremacists and neo-Nazis gathered to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, left one woman dead after a driver drove a car through a crowd of counter-protesters. [CNN.com, 8/15/17]
Trump repeatedly parroted right-wing media post-Charlottesville talking points
Trump called counter-protesters “the alt-left” and said they “came charging at the … alt-right"
Trump: “What about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?”When asked whether the “alt-right” was responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, Trump responded, “What about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump added that the so-called “alt-left” protesters “came charging with clubs in their hands swinging clubs.” From the press conference:
The term “alt-left” comes from right-wing media and “doesn’t actually have any subscribers”
Wash. Post: The phrase “alt-left” comes from “right-wing websites, commentators and Fox News personalities.”The Washington Post explained that the term “alt-left” has been used “for months” by “some right-wing websites, commentators and Fox News personalities” to describe “a violent segment of left-wing activists.” The Post added that Fox host Sean Hannity “has expanded the term in recent months to include members of the news media.” And, as the Post’s Aaron Blake previously noted, “the ‘difference between alt-right and alt-left is that one of them was coined by the people who comprise the movement and whose movement is clearly ascendant; the other was coined by its opponents and doesn't actually have any subscribers.’" [The Washington Post, 8/15/17]
Media likes to act like the President functions in a vacuum to fit their long standing policy of ignoring Fox News thus allowing Fox news to push lies on the level of treason with their silence (making regular media accessories to treason). But they pick on Trump, cause everyone does. the source of trumps rhetoric, such as decades of GOP policy, is ignored.
CNN's Jake Tapper: Trump condemned Barcelona attack immediately but has yet to call Nazi attack terrorismTapper: "One might observe the very different reactions from this president"
JAKE TAPPER (HOST): So, just to be clear, what happened today in the face of a horrific terrorist attack, where people are still finding out that loved ones have been killed or injured, President Trump just told the world to study a story that is not true. A lie. About an American general dipping bullets in pig's blood and killing insurgents. A story that by the way, does nothing to help keep our soldiers and the American people traveling the world safer. At times of crisis, the nation turns to its president for reassurance and for truth and for moral clarity and the lie about General Pershing does not provide any of those. Also, one might observe the very different reactions from this president. Today's Islamic terrorist attack which the president condemned immediately and with this inflammatory untrue story and how President Trump responded to the white supremacist terrorist attack on Saturday. Which is an attack he has yet to unequivocally call terrorism at all.
Why the GOP Sides With the Klan and the NazisIf you can’t win on issues, you win on racism.
Why is it that the President and the vast majority of Republican elected officials are refusing to refer to the white Christian neo-nazis who committed mayhem and murder and, yes, terrorism, as exactly what they are? Why the false equivalence suggesting that antifascists and peace protesters are the same as Nazis and Klan members?
As Holly Yan of CNN summarizes on their website, ISIS has a long history of using vehicles as weapons for terror attacks. London, Stockholm, Nice, Berlin, Jerusalem, and, in North America, St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec and Columbus, Ohio.
All these terrorists intentionally used cars or trucks to kill people and inflict maximum terror. All were condemned by Republicans and “conservative” media as “radical Islamic terrorism,” and any number of Republicans, including Trump, milked them for all they were worth.
Yet on August 12, members of the oldest terrorist organization in the United States—the Klan—along with devotees of one of Europe’s most terrible terrorist cults—Nazis—showed up in Charlottesville, Virginia, to reprise the Nazi and Klan traditions of torchlight nighttime parades specifically to create terror. And when asked about it, Trump waffled.
He’ll threaten North Korea with nukes, but won’t even name the terrorists who showed up in Virginia.
And it’s very, very hard to find an elected Republican (who isn’t a presidential wannabe) who will call this what it is: White Christian Racial Terrorism.
The answer is really simple: If you can’t win on issues, you go for what used to be called “wedge issues.”
The Republican Party has basically one goal and one reason for existence right now: to protect and promote the interests of the rich and powerful, be they billionaires or the big corporations that spawn them.
But no Republican will run a TV ad saying, “If elected, I promise to destroy the social safety net and give the money to the billionaires; I promise to increase the levels of pollution and cancer-causing chemicals in our food, air, and water; I promise to block renewable energy and increase your utility bills; I promise to cut the taxes of the fat-cats and record-profitable corporations, while throwing you a bone of a few hundred bucks.”
So what do they do? They create a “coalition.” They do, after all, need voters to put them into power (although it’s getting so tough for them that they have to rely on massive voter suppression among woke communities, and rigged voting machines and tabulators like were used against Governor Don Siegelman).
There are a number of American constituencies that really don’t care how big a tax cuts the billionaires get, whether health care and education are savaged, or how badly our environment is poisoned, because they consider their own issues to be so Far More Important.
Another source of GOP politics AND fake news that functions as the Nazis propaganda networks must have functioned in the 1930's with technology of that age;
Fox News is extremely racist
Fox & Friends is sympathetic to neo-Nazis marching but outraged over sports players kneeling
One of Trump's advisers, till just recently, appears to be a Nazi Top-Dog/Insider;
Report: Breitbart Editor-Turned-Trump Official Is A "Sworn Member" Of "Nazi-Allied" Hungarian GroupSebastian Gorka Has Denied The Report
Jewish news publication The Forward reported that Trump administration official Sebastian Gorka is a “formal member” of the Vitézi Rend, a far-right nationalist Hungarian group that, according to the State Department, operated under the direction of Nazi Germany during World War II. Gorka, a top counterterrorism adviser to President Donald Trump and former national security editor for “alt right” website Breitbart.com, denied that he was a member of the group when contacted by another publication.
The Forward spoke to two leaders of the Vitézi Rend, Gyula Soltész and Kornél Pintér, who said Gorka is a sworn member of their organization. From the March 16 article:
Gorka, who pledged his loyalty to the United States when he took American citizenship in 2012, is himself a sworn member of the Vitézi Rend, according to both Gyula Soltész -- a high-ranking member of the Vitézi Rend’s central apparatus -- and Kornél Pintér -- a leader of the Vitézi Rend in Western Hungary who befriended Gorka’s father through their activities in the Vitézi Rend.
Soltész, who holds a national-level leadership position at the Vitézi Rend, confirmed to the Forward in a phone conversation that Gorka is a full member of the organization.
“Of course he was sworn in,” Pintér said, in a phone interview. “I met with him in Sopron [a city near Hungary’s border with Austria]. His father introduced him.”
A reporter for Talking Points Memo later tweeted a statement from the Anti-Defamation League, which stated "If true, [Gorka] needs to renounce his membership immediately and disavow their exclusionary message of hate. At a time of rising anti-Semitism around the world, it is essential for Mr. Gorka to make clear that he rejects the policies of far-right and nativist organizations such as Vitézi Rend and Jobbik, which have a long history of stoking anti-Semitism and intolerance in Hungary."
Before he was hired by the Trump administration, Gorka worked for Breitbart.com as a national security editor and was a paid adviser to the Trump campaign. In the past he has used anti-Muslim rhetoric and backed conspiracy theories. For example, after the Washington National Cathedral hosted an event with two Muslim groups in 2014, Gorka wrote an article for Breitbart.com with the headline “Muslim Brotherhood Overruns National Cathedral In DC," arguing that “if a place of worship is used by Muslims for their prayers, that territory subsequently becomes part of Dar al Islam, sacred muslim (sic) land. Forever.” Gorka also defended Trump’s false campaign claim that former President Barack Obama was the “founder of ISIS,” saying he “is absolutely right” if he meant the Obama administration “facilitated the growth of ISIS.”
This one speaks for itself;
Neo-Nazis called on Trump to pardon Joe Arpaio. Now Trump is “seriously considering” doing it.Infowars and fake news purveyors also pushed Trump to pardon the former sheriff
President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, after neo-Nazi and other fringe media that have supported Trump called for him to do so.
Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt of court on July 31 after “defying a court order to stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants.” As The New York Times noted, the order originated from a lawsuit “charging that the sheriff’s office regularly violated the rights of Latinos, stopping people based on racial profiling, detaining them based solely on the suspicion that they were in the country illegally, and turning them over to the immigration authorities.” Arpaio, like Trump, was one of the biggest propagators of the false claimthat former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate was fake. According to The Arizona Republic, Arpaio “says he would welcome a presidential pardon” from Trump, although he told the paper that he was “not going to ask.”
When news of Arpaio’s conviction was revealed, fringe media outlets decried the trial and verdict, and urged Trump to pardon the former sheriff. Jerome Corsi of conspiracy theory outlet Infowars wrote that Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions “must help Sheriff Arpaio,” calling the trial a “travesty of justice” and asking whether Trump and Sessions would “continue to stand by watching.” Additionally, Infowars host David Knight, in a video titled “Pres. Trump, Pardon Sheriff Joe: ‘Guilty’ Of Defying Sanctuary Judge,” said that Arpaio “needs to be pardoned by the Trump administration or the Trump administration will be exposed to massive hypocrisy for allowing someone to go to jail for implementing the very policies that they’re talking about now.” Andrew Anglin of the neo-Nazi blog The Daily Stormer called Arpaio’s conviction “a blatant crucifixion of a man who stood up to the Obama agenda of ‘America for everyone from anywhere as long as they are not white'” and wrote that “Trump should pardon him.” Another neo-Nazi blog, Infostormer, claimed Arpaio had “been convicted of a crime simply because he was enforcing immigration laws,” adding “regardless of what happens, Donald Trump should pardon him.”
After praising Trump's statement on Charlottesville, a neo-Nazi website celebrates murder of counterprotester Heather HeyerHate website The Daily Stormer says victim was "the definition of uselessness" and that "most people are glad she is dead"
White nationalist and neo-Nazi hate website The Daily Stormer openly celebrated the murder of counterprotester Heather Heyer during the violent August 12 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, calling her a “slob” and a “burden on society” with “no value.” The website previously praised Trump’s response to the rally.
Heyer, a 32-year-old who, according to her mother, was “determined to stand up to injustice,” was murdered when a car plowed through counterprotesters at the rally. At least 19 others were injured. According to The New York Times, the driver of the car was “charged with second-degree murder” and stood alongside white nationalist groups during the rally. One of the driver's former teachers has said that he was a Nazi sympathizer with "white supremacist views" and "a big idolatry of Adolf Hitler."
President Donald Trump received widespread criticism for condemning “violence on many sides” in the wake of the incident rather than immediately denouncing white supremacy. An unnamed spokesperson has since issued a statement to reporters condemning “white supremacists,” though The New York Times reported that “it was not attributed directly to Mr. Trump.” The Daily Stormer, however, lauded President Trump’s comments, saying that “he didn’t attack us” and gave “no condemnation at all.” The Daily Stormer, designated a neo-Nazihate site by the Southern Poverty Law Center, has long been a fan of President Trump, having said that a vote for him would be a vote “for the one man who actually represents our interests” and having