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Sunday, October 23, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Santa Claus Is A Real White Person, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. WorldNetDaily

WND worse than a communist

WorldNetDaily, home to countless This Week In Crazy items — and one 2014 Senate campaign — published a surprising take on President Barack Obama over the weekend. According to author Bob Unruh, the president is not a communist (despite what the website may have repeatedly told you).

As it turns out, he’s actually a Nazi.

Unruh comes to that conclusion via an interview with right-wing radio host Chuck Morse, who insists that “I’m not suggesting [Obama] is an anti-Semite. I’m not suggesting he’s going to set up a Holocaust. But putting all that stuff aside, when you strip that away from historical Nazism and look at the political philosophy of Nazism, this is very much what Barack Obama is into.”

Noting that “among Hitler’s themes were the now-familiar “hope” and “change,” Morse insists that “Hitler personally adopted many leftist positions that also appear today, including a vegetarian diet, opposition to smoking and a veneration of organic food.” Just like Obama! (Aside from the smoking and vegetarianism.)

“Let’s be clear,” Morse writes, “Left-progressives today are not responsible for the Holocaust, nor were most well-meaning left-progressives at the time of the Holocaust responsible. Yet, and unquestionably, left-progressivism, as a political philosophy and theory, when enthroned and when holding the reins of absolute power, is largely to blame not only for the Nazi Holocaust but also for most of the programs of Holocaust, Genocide and Democide that have been implemented in the modern era.”

Of course, if you disagree with this crazy theory, WorldNetDaily wants to hear your opinion. A helpful poll at the bottom of the article asks “Which label most accurately describes Barack Obama?” As of Friday afternoon, “Concentrated evil” led with 25 percent, “America-hater” was second with 14 percent, “Fraud” and “Dictator” were tied for third with 7 percent, and “Destroyer,” “Antichrist,” and “Socialist” were next with 5 percent. Exactly one person had voted “President, and that alone deserves honor.”

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  • Tina

    next thing you know they want Jesus is black…. this just shows how uneducated American kids are now a days…Santa Claus is a historical figure not some random thing like a Penguin…

    • Suralin

      Jesus was a Palestinian Jew, and was unlikely to have been white as we define the term. Tho admittedly, given the wide spread of the Roman Empire, and given the fact that some such groups *did* migrate to the Middle East (e.g. the Galatians), I suppose anything’s possible.

      For what it’s worth, scientists did a DNA analysis of the blood on the Shroud of Turin a few years ago, and IIRC they came up with a dumpy-looking, short, swarthy Middle Eastern guy. Which is about what one would expect from the son of a poor Palestinian carpenter. Still, it’s impossible to know for sure.

    • Santa Claus was based on St. Nicholas, and St. Nicholas was Turkish. Ergo, the white fat man with a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer has as much “historical” significance as Cthulhu.

      • idamag

        The present conception of Santa Clause came from a book, “The Night Before Christmas.” I am sure he is a sacred deity with some people.

    • idamag

      The history of Santa Clause is that he was a Russian saint named Nicholas whio brought candy to good kids and straw to bad kids. There is no mention of the color of his skin. Saint Nicholas got changed to Santa Clause. Your racism came through loud and clear.

  • I call bull on this whole list. Megyn Kelly doesn’t hold a candle to some of the FUBAR nonsense I’ve seen.

    Here, let me rewrite the entire list for you:

    5) Glenn Beck: Time named Pope Francis their “Man of the Year” just to snub Ted Cruz for the honor:

    4) Bryan Fischer: When the founders said “freedom of religion,” they actually meant “freedom to be Christian.”

    3) Jack Cashill: Trying to prosecute George Zimmerman would be like trying to prosecute Nelson Mandela or Mother Teresa.

    2) James David Manning asks when did Nelson Mandela actually die.

    1) Jim Garrow: Obama was plotting to nuke America & Reagan almost nuked Mecca:

  • ThomasBonsell

    Some one is confused.

    Germany’s Nazi movement was begun by a group of people who wanted to return to the past when an Aryan society basked in perfection before being stabbed in the back by communists, Jews, Jehovah Witnesses and handicapped people. It sought to re-create the perfect Germany for “real Germans” and was financed by some of the top industrialists of the time.

    We have a similar group in the United States today. It was started by people who want to return to the “good old days” that existed before the nation was stabbed in the back by liberals, progressives, socialists, minorities, immigrants and feminists. It likewise wants to re-create the perfect America for “real Americans.” It, too, has been financed by some leading in industrialists of today.

    • ayungclas

      The “aryans” were a fantasy race dreamed up by Hitler and others.

      • ThomasBonsell

        From the Encyclopædia Britannica:

        “Aryan, former name given to a people who were said to speak an archaic Indo-European language and who were thought to have settled in prehistoric times in ancient Iran and the northern Indian subcontinent. The theory of an “Aryan race” appeared in the mid-19th century and remained prevalent until the mid-20th century. According to the hypothesis, these probably light-skinned Aryans were the group who invaded and conquered ancient India from the north and whose literature, religion, and modes of social organization subsequently shaped the course of Indian culture, particularly the Vedic religion that informed and was eventually superseded by Hinduism.”

        Whether real or not doesn’t alter anything I wrote.

    • idamag

      Hitler was big on his hatred of Communists. Read “The Rise and Falls of The Third Reich.” He hated gays and Gypsies, Polish people, Russians, and Czechs.

      • ThomasBonsell

        I have read “The Rise and Falls of The Third Reich” and know what Hitler hated. He hated everyone who was different from him and his followers. He was the harbinger of our Tea Party.

        • idamag

          Since you read the book, you can see the similarities.

        • danmurphy2011

          Why are so interested in the TeaParty. It is not your party; Talk about what you are doing for us middle class. Let the Teaparty talk about their positions. We can decide who to support; This Nazi thing is over the wall,

          • ThomasBonsell

            What I am doing for the middle class is specifically spelled out in the book “Saving America: Using Democratic Capitalism to Rescue the Nation from Economic Folly.”

            It’s all about saving the middle class and providing it with the means to stop getting screwed by the aristocrats that the middle class keeps voting for, and who keep screwing the middle class. Try reading it.

  • ThomasBonsell

    About a year ago I defended Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin for removing the stigma of stupidity from the beautiful blonde and moving it over to the semi-attractive brunette.

    No I see that Megyn is trying to recapture the “title” for the beautiful blonde.

    Guess we just can’t win.

    • docb

      These people from the rabid right are so mentally
      destitute that I have not paid attention to them in years. Destruction
      of the Nation in the name of faux ‘christian’ beliefs is not something I
      waste time on! Misogyny, bigotry, racism, and cruelty are all they deal
      in when putting out their lies and propaganda..

      Human detritus!

      • danmurphy2011

        You sure know all their wicked faults for someone who does not pay attention to them.

    • danmurphy2011

      Do you hate woman or are you blind?

      • ThomasBonsell

        What does this stupid question mean?

  • Defend The Constitution

    To preserve morality, liberty, and prosperity, the leaden threads of centralized state power must be confined to the fewest possible seams.

    • tdm3624

      Which seams are the ones that should be allowed to exist? Therein lies the debate.

  • tdm3624

    Both sides use the ‘Nazi’ insult way too much. Although there are quite a few U. S. politicians I don’t care for, none of them are Nazis. Not even close.

    • Independent1

      You need to watch Rachel Maddow’s show on what North Carolina has been doing to obstruct voting. If no individual comes out looking like Hitler, what the GOP hasbeen doing in North Carolina is very close to what Hitler and his followers must have done in the 1930s to create the Nazi regime.

      • idamag

        And Florida.

        • Independent1

          As bad as Rick Scott has been in FL, I’m not sure it comes up to the level of the totally undemocratic actions of the NC Republicans. If you haven’t seen Rachel’s show, I’d suggest you take 11 minutes and watch it. Our democracy is on the line in NC.

          • idamag

            This is where I think we need national voting laws to protect the people’s vote.

          • Independent1

            I couldn’t agree more. The states are abusing their powers.

          • danmurphy2011

            We have them. I have been voting for 60 plus years. Do not know what your talking about.

          • idamag

            I have been voting a lot of years, also, and I do know what I am talking about. You probably live where voting has never been tampered with or you are the right shade. Obviously, you never studied the jim crow, poll taxes and the literacy test. If you have spent your voting years living in a civilized place, then you should want that for those who do not. The voting rights act came about to protect people who were having their voting rights trampled on. The 2013 Supreme Court rescinded that act. As for the poll tax, do you want to vote because you are a citizen and have a right to have a say in what happens in your country? Or, do you want it to hinge on whether you can afford to vote or not? The literacy test – it was given randomly at the discretion of the poll worker. When I was in college, we were given the test. None of my class passed. And then there were the thugs who hung around the polls to beat up or hang certain people who showed up to vote. If you don’t think this can happen again, there were polls, in Florida, that closed early. There were people who were told to go to the wrong polling place. And, the greatest travesty, of all, was the purging. The day after the election, thousands of those, who were purged, were found to be legally franchised voters. Instead of holding the election over or at least letting those people vote late, the “Supreme”court made the decision. The only way to protect the voters is with national laws. You can’t trust the states. You can trust my state, but those peoples’ rights to vote should be your concern and mine.

    • Independent1

      In case you don’t have access to the show I’m talking about, here’s the link.And if you don’t see the clear likeness between what Republicans in NC are doing with what Hitler did, then I’m guessing you must be a tea bag Republican yourself.

      If any NM posters haven’t seen Rachel’s show on the clearly unconstitutional actions the GOP is taking in NC, I’d recommend you take 11 minutes to watch her show. If NC gets away with its clearly unconstitutional actions in NC – we can kiss Democracy down the drain.

      • tdm3624

        Thank you. I will have to watch it when I get home. No tea bag Republican here; I consider myself an Independent/moderate and am proud to say I have no party affiliation whatsoever. 🙂

        • Independent1

          I’d be very interested to hear what you think after you’ve had a chance to watch the video hopefully for the full 11 minutes.

          • tdm3624

            After watching the video I will say that I strongly dislike what the Tea Party Republicans are doing in NC. But their tactics don’t mirror that of the 1930s Nazi party.

            Hitler legally came to power because he and his party offered an exciting alternative to the drab, unimaginative, and boring choices being offered by other parties at the time. People wanted to vote for the NSDAP because the party gave them (ie. German citizens of non-Jewish decent) hope for a better future.

            The Tea Party Republicans don’t preach hope at all. They have to resort to voter suppression laws because they don’t have broad national appeal or a charismatic leader like the NSDAP had.

          • Independent1

            That may have been true when Hitler 1st started his campaign to overtake Germany, but I find it hard to believe that all Germans were hoodwinked, and that as time went on that Hitler didn’t resort to tactics similar to what the GOP is using in NC to disenfranchise any Germans who weren’t pleased with where he was leading the country. In fact, I’m fairly certain that it wasn’t just the Jews who ended up in death camps – that in fact, Hitler used even stronger tactics than what the GOP is using to ensure that he got his way.

          • danmurphy2011

            Cruz and Rand Paul are national caliber leaders.

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  • tdm3624

    A present is a present. It makes no difference to me whether white Santa or black Santa delivers it. I will be grateful all the same.

  • Defend Liberty

    Although inseparable from liberty, the self-reliance and responsibility required to prosper in a free country can be sources of stress and discontent.

  • itsfun

    We are talking about Santa Claus folks. Lets not make some kind of huge world problem over this. Don”t we have enough real problems in the world without worrying about what color Santa is?