The Charlottesville “Unite the Right” marchers? Republican racist Nazis.
Friday night they chanted “You will not replace us!” Also, “Jew will not replace us!” “Lügenpresse!” And my favorite, “One Nation, One People!” Hmm. What is it about “One Nation! One People!” that sounds wrong? Oh, I know! It’s better in the original German.
And their Fuehrer is clearly the Pumpkin in the White House. After one of the Nazis murdered a counter-protester and maimed 19 more, he knew he could no longer get away with just happily watching the proceedings on Faux News while squeezing pimples on his butt. So he came out to make a statement in which he actually managed to stay on the script for one whole sentence… HAH! No he didn’t! He had to poison the already way-too-gentle condemnation by making it all about everyone who was there, not just the Nazis
We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time. [Emphasis his — he thought that part so nice, he said it twice.]
On many sides? What did he do, roll a D20? What does that mean? It means that opponents of fascism are (at least!) equally responsible.
When three Muslims carried out a vehicular attack in June on London Bridge, he was not so ecumenical with the blame. He called for a revival of a ban on Muslims traveling to the US, and he called out the Mayor of London. Who just happens to be Muslim.
He’s being widely condemned for this, so here’s how it will play out. His staff will “explain” it. Then in a day or two, he’ll tweet something outrageous about, oh, I don’t know, Chile, maybe? And we’ll be off chasing our tails about the next stupidity. While his Cabinet secretaries continue diligently destroying the departments they each head.
As for the alt-right fascist Nazi racists… you know, the Republicans… they loved Pumpkin’s remarks. Yes, the dogs can hear the whistles, loud and clear!
Here’s a posting yesterday on The Daily Stormer (link to Wikipedia, not to Nazis). The Daily Stormer is an explicitly Nazi, explicitly Republican website. Its slogan is “Preparing for the race war since 2013.” Its namesake is Der Stürmer.
To be as clear as we can be about this: by not condemning Nazi racists, the Pumpkin supports Nazi racists.
The Pumpkin supports Nazi racists.
(There: I said it twice.)