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Sun Dec 17, 2017, 02:08 PM

USA Today - How white nationalists tapped into decades of pent-up racism to spark a movement

Even progressives are sometimes tempted to tap into this racism by catering to anti-immigrant, anti-trade and isolationist rhetoric. How many times have folks on this Board bought into the anti-Globalist chants? Not surprisingly, Russian trolls try to reinforce this here and throughout Europe to promote isolationism.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/12/17/how-white-nationalists-tapped-into-decades-pent-up-racism-spark-movement/859455001/

This summer's seemingly overnight arrival of the self-described "alt-right" and white nationalist groups — marked most prominently by a deadly car attack at the August "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va. — drew worldwide headlines, but the movement simmered for decades before it burst into public view.

Underlying that shift from society's fringes to center stage is a new strategy that taps into the frustrations of white people angry at a society they say has marginalized them and a new political landscape that appears to give voice to their cause.

President Trump’s election last year became a major rallying point for white nationalists, who watched as the Republican repeatedly amplified some of their views in campaign rallies and tweets.

“It just absolutely electrified this community,” Keegan Hankes, an analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hates groups, including the KKK. “They really felt like they had someone to rally behind.”


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TomCADem Dec 2017 OP
IluvPitties Dec 2017 #1
Irish_Dem Dec 2017 #2
TomCADem Dec 2017 #3
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 02:11 PM

1. This, to me, is the most dangerous aspect of Trump's regime.

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Sun Dec 17, 2017, 02:12 PM

2. Putin identified the weak underbelly of America and used it to his advantage.

Our racism, violence, fear and hatred, ignorance and naivety.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 02:18 PM

3. The Real Problem Is The Willingness of Republicans to Oblige...

...even with Dubya, there was some resistance to being obviously racist let alone repeating and amplifying the propaganda spread by the Kremlin. With modern Republicans, they embrace this propaganda as an unreportable campaign contribution. Let the Russians do the dirty work, dump what they find on wikileaks, then use the material early and often.

Put another way, if Republicans did not embrace Russian propaganda, then it would be confined to the fringe. But, with the rise of Brietbart and Infowars, the fringe is now mainstream.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 02:21 PM

4. There is little daylight between Putin and the GOP. That is why it was so easy

for Putin to steal the presidency and congress.
Like taking candy from a baby.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 02:55 PM

5. And Trump wanting to eliminate all regulations since 1960...

Mean he wants to nullify civil rights.

Otherwise why would he specify 1960?

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