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Friday, December 14, 2018

Neo-Nazis Praise NRA, Urging Militants To Join

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

The Daily Stormer — a major online hub for racists and anti-Semites that has followers who have committed mass murder — has been telling its readers to join the National Rifle Association, as the neo-Nazis who run the website see a successful NRA as their best possible hope to see Jewish people subjected to another Holocaust.

The Daily Stormer has been very pleased with the NRA’s hard-line messaging in the Trump era: As the neo-Nazi website itself notes, the NRA frequently singles out Jews as its political enemies and refuses to condemn anti-Semitic actions taken by members of its leadership.…

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Republican Racism Didn’t Start With Trump

Reprinted with permission from Uexpress. 

 

Former President George H.W. Bush was sent off with the pomp and ceremony befitting his many years of public service to his country. He deserved the accolades. Throughout his years in office, he was usually a model of decency, intelligence, prudence and compassion. Yes, it’s true that we notice those traits all the more in their breach, but Bush’s presidency would have been remembered for his civility even without any comparison to President Donald J. Trump.

Still, there are blemishes on Bush’s record. One in particular — the infamous Willie Horton campaign ad — brings Trump to mind.…

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If You’re Black, A Gun Won’t Save You

Reprinted with permission from Uexpress.

 

For decades now, the gun lobby has vigorously promoted the dangerous view that citizens of the United States have the right to openly carry firearms wherever they want — while shopping at the mall, while eating in a fancy restaurant, while dancing in a crowded nightclub, even while engaging in worship at a church or synagogue. Its members carry their irrational ardor for weapons even further: If there were more guns among us, we would be safer, they claim. It’s the infamous “good guy with a gun” theory.

The gun lobby has touted this nonsense so loudly and for so long that even some black men have begun to believe it.…

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