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Sun Apr 28, 2019, 08:53 AM

In DC Yesterday - white nationalists march on a bookstore - get booed, taped, and id-d on twitter

Twitter story/thread (the exposure appears down the thread)




So this bullshit just went down today at Politics & Prose. White nationalists disrupting @JonathanMetzl talk on his book Dying of Whiteness. Point made. @PM_Learn


Interrupted author's response on twitter:



I spent the morning speaking at the amazing #AntiracistBookFest - then these losers tried to make the afternoon into the racistbookfest - But the audience wasn’t having it


Washington covers it

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/white-nationalists-interrupt-author-at-politics-and-prose/2019/04/27/d48012c6-692d-11e9-82ba-fcfeff232e8f_story.html?utm_term=.1963d17fc537


Excerpt from the middle of the article:

About 10 white male protesters walked into Politics and Prose shortly after Metzl began his talk at 3:30 p.m., videos posted on Twitter show. They gathered in front of Metzl, and an unidentified man with an electric megaphone declared, “You would have the white working class trade their homeland for handouts.”

The crowd began booing, and the man continued talking. Eventually, the group left the store.

Amid the booing, the man added, “But we, as nationalists and identitarians, can offer the workers of this country a homeland, their birthright, in addition to health care, good jobs and so forth.” The booing got louder. He then started the chant of “This land is our land,” and the men walked back out.


And on the original twitter thread (linked above) a twitterer starts identifying who some of the marchers are - and the affiliation with Identity Europa.

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My comments:

1) What the hell do these clowns think they are accomplishing, except further marginalizing of themselves?

As clownish as it seems, it empowers/or fires up the even less stable with this toxic fury such that...

2) Hours later on the other side of the country, a similarly toxified dude shoots up and kills at synagogue.

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Reply In DC Yesterday - white nationalists march on a bookstore - get booed, taped, and id-d on twitter (Original post)
salin Apr 2019 OP
RKP5637 Apr 2019 #1
Soxfan58 Apr 2019 #2
salin Apr 2019 #5
appalachiablue Apr 2019 #3
salin Apr 2019 #6
ck4829 Apr 2019 #4
dalton99a Apr 2019 #9
backscatter712 Apr 2019 #35
Maraya1969 Apr 2019 #7
barbtries Apr 2019 #8
salin Apr 2019 #14
barbtries Apr 2019 #34
Honeycombe8 Apr 2019 #10
salin Apr 2019 #11
spedtr90 Apr 2019 #13
salin Apr 2019 #15
Tanuki Apr 2019 #19
amywalk Apr 2019 #29
amywalk Apr 2019 #30
Roy Rolling Apr 2019 #12
PatSeg Apr 2019 #16
salin Apr 2019 #17
PatSeg Apr 2019 #39
djacq Apr 2019 #18
salin Apr 2019 #20
nini Apr 2019 #21
HopeAgain Apr 2019 #22
joe_stampingbull Apr 2019 #23
zaj Apr 2019 #24
patphil Apr 2019 #25
paleotn Apr 2019 #27
underpants Apr 2019 #31
paleotn Apr 2019 #26
underpants Apr 2019 #32
sop Apr 2019 #37
gateley Apr 2019 #28
sop Apr 2019 #33
backscatter712 Apr 2019 #36
colsohlibgal Apr 2019 #38

Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:22 AM

1. Assholes!!! n/t

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:24 AM

2. A lot of good face shots

Be a shame if they got out on social media.

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Response to Soxfan58 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:36 AM

5. Seems that they got more pwned, then the other way around.

Were it not for the violent and at times lethal actions of some of these assholes - it would just be a hilarious side show.

Instead it is a creepy, and at times deadly movement. But it is pointless. None of this - ridiculous "protests", nor lethal sprees, are going to start a race war, or a civil war. It's pathological.

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:34 AM

3. wrong event, wrong town

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:38 AM

6. Real time ironic, and unintentional performance art.

they are clueless.

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:35 AM

4. K&R. Kick 'em out, name 'em, and shame 'em (May not be applicable).

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:43 AM

9. +1. If you don't want to be identified by the public, don't be a racist asshole in public.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 01:19 PM

35. Let's get their asses fired.

White supremacists have exactly one place in society - living in a cardboard box and eating out of a dumpster.

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:38 AM

7. It sounded like they were chanting, "AIM" at the end. What does that mean?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:42 AM

8. i was hearing "hate"

which is too obvious of course, but i got this reply on twitter:

They were chanting "AIM, AIM, AIM" which I didn't recognize. But we looked it up. It's a group called "American Identity Movement."

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Response to barbtries (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:47 AM

14. You must have figurative hearing ;-)

Because you most certainly were hearing hate, even if not the specific word hate.

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Response to salin (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 01:09 PM

34. that must be it.

i heard the meaning, not the word.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:43 AM

10. I thought they were shouting "hate"? I couldn't quite make it out. nt

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:45 AM

11. This cbs news piece picked up on that chant

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/politics-and-prose-nationalists-disrupt-dc-bookstore-chanting-this-land-is-our-land/

They suggest that it may stand for "American Identity Movement." Which seems like an ironic chant for white nationalists - though I doubt they get irony, just white supremacy that only defines white Americans as Americans. Assholes. Oh - maybe it means Asshole Identity Movement? It should mean that.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:46 AM

13. American Identity Movement

"The American Identity Movement (AIM) is considered by some experts to be a rebranded version of Identity Evropa, which the SPLC dubs a white nationalist group and the ADL considers white supremacist. Current leaders of AIM deny that and have distanced themselves from Identity Evropa."

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kim-foxx-proud-boys-american-guard-identity-movement-nationalists/

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Response to spedtr90 (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:49 AM

15. Rebranding, because "their hate" has a worse image than

"our hate" ... sheesh. Asshole idiots.

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Response to spedtr90 (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 10:10 AM

19. Especially ironic since those letters are used by the American Indian Movement

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 11:50 AM

29. That's what I heard as well. AIM, AIM, AIM...

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:45 AM

12. Love it! Perp Walk!

Nice of them to walk through the gauntlet to have their close-up picture taken. World-wide Interweb, do your work. LOL

They better apply for a Trump administration job now, because most of them will not work where they were employed come Monday.

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:57 AM

16. That was so pathetic

Is that really all they can find to do with their spare time?

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:59 AM

17. Alt-right form of getting out of the house (and odff of 8 chan).... like a meet up?

Pathetic is a good description.

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Response to salin (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 05:04 PM

39. That's what I was thinking

It is their idea of a social outing, kind of like the Tea Party people a few years ago, who evidently got tired of playing Bingo. So they took their lawn chairs and picnic lunches and went out to protest something or other.

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 10:00 AM

18. Just purchased Hardcover copy at Amazon.

That's my African American brown middle finger to these White Supremacists.

Looking forward to reading this book.

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Response to djacq (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 10:12 AM

20. I am betting there is a spike in sales of the book, due to social media, and msm coverage

of this stunt and the idiocy of these white supremacists.

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 10:23 AM

21. I wish they'd try that in my neck of the woods

The reaction would be a bit different.

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 10:28 AM

22. They must be doxxed

They must be identifed, lose their jobs and be ostracized.

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 10:56 AM

23. dump is smirking

he thrives on hate and division

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 11:18 AM

24. "What...do these clowns think they are accomplishng...?"

You answered your own question.

"As clownish as it seems, it empowers/or fires up the even less stable with this toxic fury such that... "


They are losing their "birthright" sense of entitlement to power.
Democracy won't work for them as it has always worked.

If they can't win elections with their ideas, and rigging the elections won't keep them in power, then they will slowly radicalize a group willing to start a war.

That's not their goal, but it's what they are willing to do.

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 11:22 AM

25. There are no white nationalists!

Not in the United States, where all 5 races are present in large numbers.
Not in the United States where there are hundreds of ethnic and religious groups.
Not in the United States where the races have been mixing for hundreds of years.

In the United States, there are only nationalists; people who embrace that diversity and uphold the rights of all under the Constitution.

There are, however, a lot of White Supremacists.
Please call them as they really are.

This Country has NEVER been a white nation. It has always been a mix of the races, even before it became a nation.
AND, it will NEVER be just a white nation.
White nationalism is a false label.

Patrick Phillips

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Response to patphil (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 11:30 AM

27. "This Country has NEVER been a white nation."

That's goddamn right!!

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Response to paleotn (Reply #27)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 12:42 PM

31. It's amazing how we purposely ignore that the Spanish were here 100 years before the white Europeans

I point this out to people all the time - What was Jamestown? The first permanent English settlement. There are two obvious qualifiers that people mentally skip over those due to repetition.

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 11:28 AM

26. This about sums it up....

Metzl said that when the protesters walked in, he was talking about a man in the bookstore audience who had helped his father and grandparents escape the Nazis in Austria. “I was saying how much stronger America is when we think about our responsibility to people in need. At that point, the Nazis walked into the talk.”


That is exactly what they are..Nazis. Not this neo- bullshit. They're straight from the beer hall putsch of 1923. This fucking trash would gladly man the sorting ques at Auschwitz and should be treated as such. Denazified in the most draconian sense of the word. They deserve nothing less morally and are politically a clear and present danger to our democracy. House them next door to Terry Nichols for the rest of their miserable lives.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #26)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 12:44 PM

32. I call all of them Nazis

Supremacists neo this and alt that. Nah they're all Nazis in my book. If you find yourself agreeing with Nazis in any way or walking beside them, consider yourself a Nazi.

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Response to underpants (Reply #32)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 03:17 PM

37. Jeff Foxworthy could retool his comedy routine for the Trump era

"You might be a Nazi if..." Forget all the old stuff about double-wides, rusty washing machines in the front yard and broken down pick-up trucks. These days it's tiki torches, fashy haircuts and posting homages to Hermann Göring on Stormfront and 8Chan.

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 11:31 AM

28. Joy just had the author on her show --

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 12:54 PM

33. Those who protest "white pride isn't hate" are always white supremacists

So-called "white identitarians" aren't simply proud of being caucasian, or celebrating their European ancestry. These goons are proud of shitty, awful things like Hitler, the Klan and the Confederacy.

One can’t imagine a context in which the term “white pride” doesn't conjure up images of nazis, concentration camps, slavery, white hoods and lynchings. Now, with Trump as president, it's images of caged children on the border, and mosques or synagogues full of dead bodies.

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Response to sop (Reply #33)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 01:25 PM

36. White supremacists don't actually qualify as human.

They are to be disowned from the human race.

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Response to salin (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 03:53 PM

38. Like A Resurgent Virus

So much of this is reminiscent of early 30s Germany, we must beat this back, no excuses we need to show up and vote every time there is a vote, not just every presidential election. We need to win locally, statewide, nationally. It all matters.

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