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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:30 AM

I'm hearing that we need to understand that people are hurting and living in poverty

and that is what is driving the anger on the alt right.

Really?

How poor are you when you can afford to own multiple guns, assault rifles (starting price, $700) etc? How poor are you when you own a decked out pick up truck (base price on a new Ford F-150: $28,000) that you drive hundreds of miles to attend white supremacy rallies? How cheap are those Nazi flags you wave and Nazi uniforms you wear?

Poverty driving white supremacy? Don't think so. Don't think it even enters into it.

It's a matter of racism, coupled with white privilege, coupled with a sense of entitlement, coupled with political and religious beliefs that encourage you to think that you are better than "others," simply because you are white and they aren't.

Who needs poverty as an excuse when you have all of the above feeding your hatred?

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Reply I'm hearing that we need to understand that people are hurting and living in poverty (Original post)
stopbush Aug 2017 OP
dalton99a Aug 2017 #1
BootinUp Aug 2017 #3
Thomas Hurt Aug 2017 #2
dawg Aug 2017 #4
dalton99a Aug 2017 #5
Vinca Aug 2017 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2017 #7
nini Aug 2017 #8
stopbush Aug 2017 #9
Not Ruth Aug 2017 #10
dalton99a Aug 2017 #11
Bettie Aug 2017 #12
Not Ruth Aug 2017 #13
kimbutgar Aug 2017 #14

Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:32 AM

1. Nazis toil for years to save enough money to take a bus to the rally

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:33 AM

3. Lol.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:33 AM

2. The Trumpian right have made themselves into the very victims they have been saying

minorities have been all along. Suddenly, "victimhood' is not such a bad thing.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:33 AM

4. Here's a dirty little secret ...

the deplorables (the ones who actually vote) are richer, on average, than us.

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Response to dawg (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:35 AM

5. +1

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Response to dawg (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:38 AM

6. I read somewhere their average income is $72,000 a year. Not exactly poverty.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:39 AM

7. Yeah, that's rank bullshit.

Last edited Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:47 PM - Edit history (1)

Most of the dirtbags at that rally looked like privileged frat boys. If you can afford all that faux-military regalia, flags, guns and other accoutrements you're not poor. While there might be some sympathizers and mom's basement keyboard warriors who can't afford AK-47s and Nazi flags because they are too weird and creepy to get or hold jobs, they didn't become white supremacists because they're poor. They became white supremacists because they want excuses for being losers.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:42 AM

8. This is why I don't buy the reaching out to those fuckers

They cry about being disenfranchised - what they mean is they aren't being treated like the master races they think they are.

Fuck them all. They need to be in prison - the are terrorists and if their skin wasn't white they'd be in prison or dead.

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Response to nini (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:44 AM

9. You know the saying: equality feels like oppression when you've lived a life of privilege.

That's what's up with these lowlifes.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:51 AM

10. I read somewhere on DU and nowhere else that there were 200 alt Nazis in Charlottesville

 

That really is not what I thought from the news. I am sure that you could find 200 trust fund Nazis without much effort. Think about how many show up at NASCAR or NFL events.

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:54 AM

11. James Alex Fields had a trust fund

http://www.journalgazette.net/news/us/20170813/driver-rams-va-protest-1-left-dead
Sunday, August 13, 2017 1:00 am
Driver rams Va. protest; 1 left dead
Ohioan caught; copter crash kills 2
Associated Press

Fields's father was killed by a drunk driver a few months before the boy's birth, according to an uncle who spoke on the condition of anonymity. His father left him money that the uncle kept in a trust until Fields reached adulthood.

“When he turned 18, he demanded his money, and that was the last I had any contact with him,” the uncle said.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:54 AM

12. The marchers in this case

are generally not poor. They are white guys, mostly young, who are afraid that they won't own EVERYTHING as time marches on.

They hate that white males no longer dominate 100% of our culture.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:57 AM

13. White Christians have always fought to subjugate others

 

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:02 PM

14. My right wing nephew put himself into major debt buying guns

So much debt that he had to move home to my sister in laws home at 30 years old. No girlfriend and a so so job. I know he voted for thump proudly. His father raised him on Rush ideology and he used to call me a looney liberal from California. Fast forward years later the father was so incompetent in his finances he had to short sell his house and his son had to move out. He got an apartment with friends but his gun obsession put him in debt and he had to move in with mother. She makes him keep his guns in his truck and not in her house.

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