In 2017?

Seriously, what year is this that we’re living in? Is this really happening in the good ‘ol USA in 2017 or have we somehow been transported back to 1940 Germany?

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/08/12/torch-white-nationalist-charlottesville-virginia-uva-nazi-slogan/23075445/

I wrote quite a few posts in the months leading up to the election about Bannon and the so called alt-right. I wrote about Trump and his dog whistling, wink and a nod, bullshit and how it gave cover to the haters. How it made the KKK, the Nazi’s and the white nationalists feel empowered and how it encouraged these scumbags to crawl out of their holes and gave them cover to express their collective hate in a more public way. Some readers commented at the time and said that I was overstating it. I wasn’t.

What we’re seeing in Charlottesville is a sickening display of hate. Don’t believe me? Check out the pics from last night of these scumbags giving Nazi salutes and chanting, “blood and soil”. In case you’re not familiar with that term:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_and_Soil

This is a sickening display of hate. Here are my takeaways:

1. Good for the students and everyone else who is counter protesting. I’m with you 100%. I wish I was there in person to join you.

2. Anyone who thinks this shit doesn’t come straight from the top is blinded by their own delusions. We have a white supremacist steps from the Oval.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bannon-calls-cnn-ousted-jeffrey-lord

3. Have you ever wondered what it might have been like to be alive at certain points in the past? Have you ever wondered what you would have done personally to oppose slavery or the Holocaust? What you would have done during the civil rights era? Look in the mirror. You’re doing it now.

4. The silence from our tweeter in chief is telling. 

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5 thoughts on “In 2017?

  1. The RESISTANCE is strong and WE will not be silenced. This reminds me of a poem that should be read by everyone:
    I copied this from Wikipedia
    “First they came …” is a poem written by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984). It is about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis’ rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. Many variations and adaptations in the spirit of the original have been published in the English language. It deals with themes of persecution, guilt and responsibility.
    The best-known versions of the speech are the poems that began circulating by the 1950s.[1] The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum quotes the following text as one of the many poetic versions of the speech:[2]


    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

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  2. I’m assuming you are talking about me referring to the “they said I was overstating it”. Where should I start.

    How about this.. you were right I was wrong. This is horseshit and these people are the lowest form of life available.

    If you want Obama to call it Islamic extremism you better want Trump to call it White supremacy. I may be wrong, but, at least I’m consistent.

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    1. I’m not sure who this is but thanks. I don’t think any of us should ever be so entrenched in our own points of view that we can’t admit when we’re wrong. It’s partly why we’re in the mess we’re in.

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