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Thursday, November 07, 2019

Greensboro was the place where the farthest-right groups of white supremacy learned to kill together. After November 3, 1979, it was suddenly possible to imagine Confederate flags flying alongside swastikas in Charlottesville.

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Ah, those Boomers. They never did anything to put themselves on the line for the American people.... oh, wait...

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-07 02:25 PM | Reply

#1 | Posted by Corky

Which ones are you referring to here? The ones shooting or being shot? Just saying - they're all boomers.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-11-07 05:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Right... all gens have a mix of both.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-07 07:23 PM | Reply

Obviously this is Fake News.

Our Nulli has assured us that the Nazi and white Supremacists are no threat.

They couldn't hurt a flea! Just a couple of kids playing rough.

And we all know that our Nulli would never mislead us!

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-07 07:38 PM | Reply

Nazis and communists have been killing each other from the start of their relationship.

#5 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-11-08 02:45 AM | Reply

Per the article ...

Over the next 30 years, Republicans racked up spectacular gains in state legislative seats, governorships and U.S. Senate elections across the South by hammering cultural issues that the far right recognized as approving winks.

A decade after Greensboro, establishment candidates were already posing in front of rebel flags and openly courting "white heritage" groups like the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

The GOP advanced most in counties where the Klan had been active in the '60s, according to a 2014studyby political scientists from Notre Dame, Brandeis and Yale.

During the administration of President Barack Obama, the new generation of conservative politicians had the extremists' backs.

In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security issued a report forecasting a rise in racist violence.

Republicans objected so vociferously that DHS rescinded the projection and silenced its domestic terrorism unit.

Mike Pompeo, then a congressman from Kansas, said it was "dangerous" to track homegrown violence.

By that point it was hard to tell who was co-opting whom on the right.

Republicans were playing to the fringe without worrying where their most incitable elements might channel their anger.

And you know what happened next: Jonah turned the whale inside out. Donald Trump's bald invocations of racial and working-class grievances made him a hero to the ultras.


Democrats need to stand up to Republicans.

And that's done by Obama telling then Congressman Pompeo to go eff himself ...

And Democrats need to stand up and fight for issues, especially economic issues, that matter most to the working-class.

Doing these things tamps down on the right-wing fringe.

#6 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-11-08 10:18 AM | Reply

How did that dork end up with the hot babe?

#7 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-11-08 11:06 AM | Reply

There is no good future for America that has today's Libs living in it. White nationalism is nothing in politics today. White nationalism isn't upending anything. White nationalism is the description of the same persistent, ignorant group that has always been around. The only thing that has changed is that Dems aren't in power today. And their attempt at convincing the country that they are what's best has dwindled down to articles like this. Articles meant to instill fear instead of inspire greatness. Articles meant to spread exaggerations about what is really going on in order to get votes. Articles that not only encourage law breaking but also praise those who are true criminals to humanity like al-Baghdadi just to try to get people to develop hate in their hearts for people with other opinions.

Republicans aren't doing a bang up job at all. They are doing a terrible job. But they aren't hurting America anywhere close to what Dems are doing today. In fact, I'm slowly agreeing with a journal I read before that I first scoffed at, that having Dems in power is actually better for America only because it prevents them from turning into what they are today.

Basically, we are becoming a country where the party not in power is doing far more damage to the country than the party in power.

#8 | Posted by humtake at 2019-11-08 12:10 PM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BYHUMTAKE

Everything you just said is as wrong as a 10-foot stack of 4-dollar bills.

#9 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-11-08 12:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#9 | Posted by PinchALoaf Well then, produce a counter argument beyond "your wrong". As far as I have seen lately, ten thousand Kluckers have not marched down Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington DC. They have, but that was in the Wilson administration, a noted Democrat. As far as I could discern, no one needs these groups more than the left. Everyone needs their bogyman. For the left it is some red neck with a gun and a pickup. For the right it is some pencil neck geek with tenure.

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-11-09 12:09 PM | Reply

Nazis and communists have been killing each other from the start of their relationship.

#5 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Wait, what!?!? But form the right, all over the internet, I read that Nazis and communists are the same thing! This couldn't be correct.

#11 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-11-09 12:19 PM | Reply

#11 | Posted by Whatsleft, The closer the ideology, the more bitter the fight. Sunni vs. Shea, Protestant vs, Catholic, Catholic vs. Orthodox, Maoist vs. Marxist/Leninist. National Socialist vs. International Socialist. Add power and money to any argument and you get a war.

#12 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-11-09 12:31 PM | Reply

Well then, produce a counter argument beyond "your wrong". As far as I have seen lately, ten thousand Kluckers have not marched down Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington DC. They have, but that was in the Wilson administration, a noted Democrat.

As far as I could discern, no one needs these groups more than the left. Everyone needs their bogyman. For the left it is some red neck with a gun and a pickup. For the right it is some pencil neck geek with tenure.

#10 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

The Democratic Party USED TO BE the party of slavery and the Klan.

But things started changing in the 1960s with things like the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act -- and that's when America's racists mostly started becoming Republicans in the ensuing years.

Yeah, we know Democratic Robert Byrd was a KKK wizard (so spare us you wasting our time on him) but America's racists today mostly reside in the Republican Party.

Another way to say all this -- over time, political parties change, but political ideologies stay the same.

This argument gets barfed up from time to time and it's tiresome -- this is a settled argument -- no offense.

#13 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-11-09 12:51 PM | Reply

#13 | Posted by PinchALoaf I don't know, every Republican president gets paired with David Duke, who BTW, hasn't had a seat in anything for 40 years. One term as a Louisianian rep, in a district that hadn't elected a Republican in decades. The party corrected that mistake the next election, unlike the Democrats who kept their Kluckers in office until they died.

#14 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-11-09 01:40 PM | Reply

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