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Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:49 AM

In the 1930s, they didn't have poisonous skittles but they did have poisonous mushrooms

Donald Trump Jr’s Skittles tweet: inaccurate, dehumanizing, plagiarized, and rooted in anti-Semitism



A similar story is told in “Der Giftpilz, an anti-Semitic children’s book” published in 1938.
An excerpt of a translation:


https://thinkprogress.org/donald-trump-jr-skittles-tweet-a48b0bdce9bd#.9b9gj3z7k

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 09:51 AM

1. I'd rather take my chances with a bowl of Skittles than a dessert tray at a Trump restaurant.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 04:43 PM

5. Please make this a meme

Tweet, sommee card, OP, whatever. Nailed it!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 12:17 PM

2. Junior tweets out another White Nationalist meme. It's no accident. nt.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 12:23 PM

3. This story was published by Julius Streicher of Der Sturmer.

Yeah, that sack of shit who was rightfully executed as a war criminal after WWII because of his hateful propaganda.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 01:45 PM

4. In the article they said he wrote it

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but it was actually Ersnt Hiemer according to Wikipedia. But, yes, Streicher did publish it.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 08:23 PM

6. Claiming credit for someone else's work was a Nazi tradition:

 

After all, Hitler plagiarized most of Mein Kampf from a series of pamplets called"The International Jew" that were published and distributed by Henry Ford(who didn't write them, but did essentially underwrite them).

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 09:57 AM

9. Exactly.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 12:41 PM

10. Somewhere out there, Henry is scratching his head and saying THIS:

 

"Wait...I could've distributed hate screeds with OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY?"

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 01:20 PM

11. LOL

I know, right? Ugh.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 08:31 PM

7. Chris Hayes went there tonight. I started a thread on the 2016 discussion board.

 

Julius Streicher, who was SUCH an egregious hatemonger that he got EXECUTED after the war, was the author of that children's story!

didn't click the link, but I imagine they mentioned that

one of the very worst in history. as bad as, say, David Horowitz, maybe? or Ann Coulter, to bring it up to modern times. who else among modern hatemongers can you think of? mind is drawing a senile blank here, but there are many others.

D'Souza, I guess, but he's so laughably lame......

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 01:21 PM

12. Streicher published it. It was written by Ernst Hiemer n/t

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 06:53 PM

13. saw that here, but didn't get around to correcting. I can't remember if Hayes made that distinction

 

thx

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:52 PM

8. It's also grammatically incorrect...

but I suppose that's not very important to the TP ticket nor the minions to whom this is directed.

One would have to replace the period after the second "you" with a comma and uncapitalize the word "Would" in order to write it properly... (or decapitalize if you prefer.)

Alternately, adding the word "What" to the beginning of the first line would work also, leaving the punctuation as is.

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