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Aviation Pro

(12,422 posts)
Sun Mar 3, 2024, 02:37 PM Mar 2024

Watch the gyms

A long time ago, after those two shitbag morons bombed the Boston Marathon, I suggested that authorities keep a watchful eye on gyms (both 'trained' at an MMA gym). I further suggested that these 'gyms' were indoctrination and training centers, but I was ridiculed for being paranoid.

Well, surprise, surprise and lookee here.

White supremacist fitness clubs are fat-shaming Trump supporters and plotting a race war

A network of white supremacist fitness clubs is spreading across the US, recruiting men to prepare for what they believe will be a race war.

But the groups have a much darker agenda that's rooted in white supremacist ideology.

Their Telegram channels reveal their extreme views — they are filled with neo-Nazi iconography, racist and antisemitic memes, and negative news articles about people of color and LGBTQ+ people.

"They are quickly becoming one of the most prominent vectors for white terrorist radicalization in the United States in recent years," Jon Lewis, a Research Fellow at the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, told Business Insider.


https://www.businessinsider.com/white-supremacist-fight-clubs-race-war-2024-3
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Watch the gyms (Original Post) Aviation Pro Mar 2024 OP
I see the same crap in private gun or shooting clubs. Midnight Writer Mar 2024 #1
Do these jokers really think their cherished "Civil War" will be a Mixed Martial Arts slugfest? Mister Ed Mar 2024 #2

Midnight Writer

(22,127 posts)
1. I see the same crap in private gun or shooting clubs.
Sun Mar 3, 2024, 02:46 PM
Mar 2024

Often way out in the country, often unmarked by signs and well off the road.

Where white people go to shoot targets of Trayvon Martin and Barrack Obama and piss on urinal liners with Hillary or Michelle's face on them.

And to get their regular dose of homophobia, bigotry, and sexism. Oh, and to talk about guerilla tactics and terrorizing the "others".

Sure, it's mostly talk. But doesn't it all start with talk?

Mister Ed

(5,994 posts)
2. Do these jokers really think their cherished "Civil War" will be a Mixed Martial Arts slugfest?
Sun Mar 3, 2024, 03:27 PM
Mar 2024

Modern missles, drones, and smart artillery shells will not know or care whether their targets are tubby or trim

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