Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:54 PM
DonViejo (12,919 posts)
Four more years: Right-wingers’ nightmare comes true
From Trump's meltdown on Twitter to riots on the campus of Ole Miss, conservatives are coming apart at the seams
BY MARK POTOK, SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
This article was originally published by The Southern Poverty Law Center.
When the word came in Tuesday night that Barack Obama and the Democrats had won national elections in a decisive victory, millions of Americans went to bed, satisfied that even if their candidate didn’t win, democracy had survived. The results made it clear that this election had in no way been stolen.
But not so at Ole Miss, which last month marked the 50thanniversary of deadly segregationist riots. Shortly after midnight, several hundred mostly white students protested furiously, reportedly yelling anti-black racial slurs and throwing rocks at passing cars. An Obama/Biden campaign sign was burned before campus police broke up the crowd in Oxford. There were apparently no arrests or injuries.
The reaction to the re-election of our first black president from the radical right — and that seemed clearly to include some University of Mississippi students — ranged from sputtering rage and name-calling to calls for a new Southern secession, mass emigration to Europe, or even the break-up of the United States. There was one thing large numbers seemed clearly to agree on: The changing racial demographics of our country, expected to lose its white majority by 2050, was key to the result.
“Welcome to a truly white minority world,” wrote one commenter on Stormfront, the world’s largest white supremacist Web forum, which is run by a former Alabama Klan leader. “The future is now. There is no denying this. The sun has set on humanity’s greatest era: 1500-2000. … he only way to survive this war of annihilation is separatism. … e have to choose regions or states.”
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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:35 PM
NCLefty (848 posts)
4. I like how one said to escape to Europe
After they've spent 4 years demagoguing "European-style socialism" at every turn.
“We have truly fallen under God’s judgment,” wrote another. “You will never see another white man occupy the White House again.” Responded a third: “If you can immigrate to Europe you start making plans. … America will become largely a non-white population that is poverty stricken and all those government programs will soon disappear. It will happen. No more Medicare and no more social security.”