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'Massive rise' in hate speech on Twitter during presidential election

THIS IS THE JEWISH GROUP!

SAN FRANCISCO — On Sunday night, Hadas Gold, a Politico media writer, began receiving threats on Twitter. One image superimposed a yellow star of David on her shirt and a bloody bullet hole in her forehead. Another photoshopped her face on a corpse in a concentration camp oven.

The message that came with the photos: "Don’t mess with our boy Trump, or you will be first in line for the camp."

Gold, whose grandmother fled Poland with her family weeks before Jews from their neighborhood were deported to concentration camps and whose grandfather lost about half of his extended family in the Holocaust, notified Twitter, which moved quickly to suspend the accounts.

Gold says these incidents have become increasingly common "the more we wrote about Trump, and the more we wrote about his rhetoric."

A report this week from The Anti-Defamation League documented the rise in anti-Semitic tweets targeting journalists who cover the Republican presidential candidate. From August 2015 to July 2016, the ADL found 2.6 million tweets with anti-Semitic language. Of those, nearly 20,000 tweets were directed at 50,000 journalists in the U.S., with more than two-thirds of the tweets sent by 1,600 Twitter accounts.

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Posted by Behind the Aegis | Mon Oct 24, 2016, 01:19 AM (1 replies)

Curt Schilling Baffled By Jewish People, Asks Jake Tapper To Explain

THIS IS THE JEWISH GROUP!

Curt Schilling, a man who is totally fine with grown men checking out 10-year-old girls, doesn’t understand how people of the Jewish faith can vote for Democrats.

Specifically, how could they possibly be anything more than one-issue voters focused singularly on Israel?

So the former Red Sox pitcher and likely future Republican Senate candidate asked CNN’s Jake Tapper to explain them to him this afternoon. Because ― hey, Tapper is Jewish, right?

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”As a person who’s practicing the Jewish faith and has since you were young,” Schilling opened, “I don’t understand how people of Jewish faith can back the Democratic Party, which over the last 50 years has been so clearly anti-Israel.”

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Interesting it is that type of thinking, we are single issue voters, Israel being the "single issue", is often asked of us (or accused against us).
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Sat Oct 22, 2016, 01:01 AM (6 replies)

(GP) This Neo-Nazi Hit List Helps Jew-Hating Trump Trolls Find Their Targets

A website with the deceptively innocuous name of “Jews in Modern Society” lists the names, photos and professions of almost 400 Jews from academia, social-activism, the financial world and left-wing politics.

It’s basically a hit list for neo-Nazis or white supremacists.

The mission statement of the site complains that “Jews have had over 100 years of unrestricted immigration into the USA. They now permeate Academic, Activist, Financial and Corporate institutions to the detriment of Western Society.”

“Sadly enough, sites like this are all too common,” Mark Potok told the Forward. He is a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit fighting racism.

According to Potok, there has been a rise in anti-Semitism and racism over the last years that coincides with more and more of “this kind of demonizing material about individuals. Although these sites don’t explicitly call for violence against Jewish people, that is most certainly what they seem to be suggesting,” Potok added.

Some of the people listed in the “Jews in Modern Society” directory are publicly known to be Jewish, like Democratic mega-donor, George Soros; the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt; Human Rights Watch Director Kenneth Roth, or Steven Julop, the mayor of Jersey City.

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Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:31 PM (1 replies)

This Neo-Nazi Hit List Helps Jew-Hating Trump Trolls Find Their Targets

A website with the deceptively innocuous name of “Jews in Modern Society” lists the names, photos and professions of almost 400 Jews from academia, social-activism, the financial world and left-wing politics.

It’s basically a hit list for neo-Nazis or white supremacists.

The mission statement of the site complains that “Jews have had over 100 years of unrestricted immigration into the USA. They now permeate Academic, Activist, Financial and Corporate institutions to the detriment of Western Society.”

“Sadly enough, sites like this are all too common,” Mark Potok told the Forward. He is a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit fighting racism.

According to Potok, there has been a rise in anti-Semitism and racism over the last years that coincides with more and more of “this kind of demonizing material about individuals. Although these sites don’t explicitly call for violence against Jewish people, that is most certainly what they seem to be suggesting,” Potok added.

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Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:29 PM (14 replies)

This Neo-Nazi Hit List Helps Jew-Hating Trump Trolls Find Their Targets

THIS IS THE JEWISH GROUP!

A website with the deceptively innocuous name of “Jews in Modern Society” lists the names, photos and professions of almost 400 Jews from academia, social-activism, the financial world and left-wing politics.

It’s basically a hit list for neo-Nazis or white supremacists.

The mission statement of the site complains that “Jews have had over 100 years of unrestricted immigration into the USA. They now permeate Academic, Activist, Financial and Corporate institutions to the detriment of Western Society.”

“Sadly enough, sites like this are all too common,” Mark Potok told the Forward. He is a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit fighting racism.

According to Potok, there has been a rise in anti-Semitism and racism over the last years that coincides with more and more of “this kind of demonizing material about individuals. Although these sites don’t explicitly call for violence against Jewish people, that is most certainly what they seem to be suggesting,” Potok added.

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Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:28 PM (0 replies)

Breitbart News Launches Anti-Semitic Attack on Washington Post Columnist

THIS IS THE JEWISH GROUP!!!

Breitbart News attacked Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum, calling her a “Polish, Jewish, American elitist” and accusing her of having “global media contacts,” a common anti-Semitic screed.

The gratuitous nod to Applebaum’s Jewishness came in a 1,400-word article published Tuesday titled “WaPo’s Anne Applebaum Embarks On Kremlin-Style Disinformation Offensive vs. the Anti-Globalist Right.” According to the story, Applebaum is “on the warpath against the rising populist forces doing electoral damage to her establishment friends and allies across the world.”

The piece comes a month after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tapped Stephen Bannon, the chairman of Breitbart News, to be the campaign’s new CEO.

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Is anyone actually surprised by this?! Oh wait, I bet some are, but most Jews saw this coming a mile away. Anti-Semitismnever goes out of style!
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 11:23 PM (0 replies)

The Powerful Way Logo TV Is Censoring Itself On National Coming Out Day

Logo TV is set to honor National Coming Out Day... by going into the closet.

The television channel, which features LGBT-themed shows like “Cocktails and Classics” and “Finding Prince Charming,” will symbolically “censor” all of its queer-related content on National Coming Out Day, which is observed Oct. 11. The “censored” content will include digital pixelation, black bars and bleeped audio on any openly LGBT figures and messages, and will begin airing on the channel at 10 a.m. EST Tuesday during a scheduled marathon of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” (See what episodes of “Drag Race” will look like above)

The “Day of Disruption” effort, which is part of the network’s Global Ally initiative highlighting LGBT stories around the world, will also impact content on LogoTV.com, its NewNowNext news site and Logo social channels, including Facebook and Twitter, through 9 p.m. The modified content will appear alongside facts about global LGBT issues as well as filmed appearances by Candis Cayne, Gus Kenworthy, Billy Porter and Geena Rocero, among other queer celebrities.

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http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:arc:video:logotv.com:3373ffb6-a8ba-4fe6-b5d6-be736f74031e
(video featuring Omar Sharif Jr.)

http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:arc:video:logotv.com:00917d6c-efb1-4e51-8071-da25eb905508
(interview with Kevin, an Iran-based activist)
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Tue Oct 11, 2016, 01:42 PM (1 replies)

Today is "National Coming Out Day"!

National Coming Out Day



The History of Coming Out

We are here! We are queer! Get used to it!

OH...and WE VOTE!

The lives of the LGBT community are as important as any other group of people, but there are those who see us as an easy target; for the most part, they are correct. Too many look the other way in regards to homophobia, but especially when it comes to heterosexism (heterosexual privilege)!

Currently there are 28 states which allow for LEGAL...let me say that again...LEGAL discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, meaning one can be fired for simply BEING GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, or TRANSGENDER. In some states, it is LEGAL to discriminate against the Queer community by refusing them housing or removing them from housing. A few states are currently making it difficult to register to marry, then there is the adoption issues.

Marriage equality was not the end of our struggles.





Come out, come out, wherever you are!!! (This includes allies!!!!)

October is also Gay History Month. Do you know any gay history?
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Tue Oct 11, 2016, 01:35 PM (1 replies)

The Black Panthers and Gay Rights

In 1970 the Black Panther Party invited Jean Genet, the famous French gay writer and activist, to the U.S., as many black Americans already considered him an ally because of his play The Blacks. In 1991 in Paris, lesbian Panther Angela Davis spoke about this time, recalling her first meetings with Genet.

Davis also recalls a speech Genet gave at the University of California, Los Angeles, in support of releasing black political prisoners: “Genet had made some proposals 20 years before that we just started to develop — for instance, the white participation in the struggle against racism. After a quarter of an hour, many members of the audience started to get upset and to whisper and, suddenly, someone even interrupted Genet asking him to speak, at last, of himself and his work! Genet answered, ‘No, I'm not here to talk about literature or my books. I came to defend the Black Panther Party.’”

Angela Davis charted the important links between black political consciousness and gay rights in that same speech:

“One last important point: It was Genet who heightened the Black Panther Party awareness to the homosexual rights issue. David Hilliard told me that when they were traveling together from state to state, from one university to another, some members of the party were using very rude and homophobic words to insult Nixon or (U.S. Attorney General John) Mitchell. Genet was hurt by these words and told them they should not use such vocabulary.

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Angela Davis and Jean Genet
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Tue Sep 13, 2016, 01:04 AM (1 replies)

Lady Chablis, Transgender 'Midnight' Star, Dies at Age 59

Source: NBC News

Sep 8 2016, 4:09 pm ET

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became an unlikely celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," died Thursday in Savannah, her family said. She was 59.

Chablis' sister, Cynthia Ponder, confirmed she died at Candler Hospital. A close friend, Cale Hall, said Chablis died from pneumonia and had been in the hospital for the past month.

A modern, nonfiction take on Southern Gothic storytelling, author John Berendt's "Midnight" thrust Savannah into the pop-culture spotlight. And the sassy, blunt-spoken Chablis rode the book's popularity to a level of fame that was rare for transgender performers at the time.

"The legacy that she wanted to leave was one of 'believe in who you are and never let the world change who you are,'" Ponder said. "Love yourself first and respect yourself first and others will love and respect you."

Chablis insisted on playing herself in 1997's "Midnight" movie directed by Clint Eastwood. That same year she published an autobiography, "Hiding My Candy."






Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/lady-chablis-transgender-midnight-star-dies-age-59-n645006



She was my friend!!

Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Sep 8, 2016, 11:43 PM (20 replies)
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