There comes a point when something can no longer be called a “coincidence” or a “blunder.” We’ve hit that point — passed it, really — with the Trump administration and the campaign (they are one and the same, of course). The Nazis created the “Nazi Eagle,” or the “Iron Eagle,” in the 1920s, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Of course, like other Nazi images, it is now popular with American white supremacists, neo-Nazis and neo-Confederates — the rock-solid core of Trump’s electoral base. So, when we see the logo of the Trump 2020 campaign, should we be surprised? Trumps new logo for 2020 is eerily familiar, where have I seen this before? ???? pic.twitter.com/m8czrkYasN — YS (@NYinLA2121) July 1, 2020 So far this new logo is sold on T-shits that you can get for a cool $30 from the Trump campaign site, which I will not link to because you don’t want the shirt unless you want to give the Trump campaign $30 for the privilege of ceremonially burning it. I wouldn’t bother. As you might imagine, American Jews — or Jews anywhere, I would imagine — are not happy with this. Trump & Pence are proudly displaying a Nazi-inspired shirt on their official campaign website. They are promoting genocidal imagery yet again — just days after President Trump retweeted a video of a supporter chanting “white power.” Link: https://t.co/U57Hfx6jwy pic.twitter.com/bt9N7Hb8Zb — Bend the Arc: Jewish Action (@jewishaction) July 1, 2020 Bend the Arc: Jewish Action wrote: It’s not an accident. Bigotry is their entire brand. If some right-wing bootlicker wants to try the “it’s a coincidence” or whatever argument, just respond with this, and don’t forget to punch a Nazi: They look nothing alike pic.twitter.com/cZJ8qjD1hx — Lyndsay ???? (@LyndzLP) July 2, 2020 But the campaign isn’t calling it a mistake. Of course, they’re doubling down on it, claiming that the problem is with the perception and not the reality of the symbol. Trump 2020 communications director Josef Goebbels, er, Tim Murtaugh, said: “In Democrats’ America, Mount Rushmore glorifies white supremacy and the bald eagle with an American flag is a Nazi symbol. They have lost their minds.” Apparently criticism of the logo is “moronic,” in Murtaugh’s words. The “America First” slogan, another key element of the logo, also has a deep, and ugly, history. pic.twitter.com/sotB7DXtIk — usurper (@usurper19) July 2, 2020 Early in his campaign, Trump said: I’m not isolationist, but I am “America First.” So I like the expression. I’m “America First.” Steven Miller and Steve Bannon co-wrote that March 2016 campaign speech. Both Miller and Bannon are neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and were brought into the Trump campaign because, not in spite of, their stances. (Don’t forget, Trump’s first Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, is an unrepentant white supremacist and neo-Confederate.) The America First Committee (AFC) was founded in 1940, and initially focused on its opposition of the US entering the war on either side. Its members included socialists, conservatives, and Americans from prominent and wealthy families. Future US President Gerald Ford was a member, as was future Vice-Presidential candidate Sargent Shriver, future Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, and others. But, anti-Semitism and an increasing pro-Nazi slant began to define it, Less than eight weeks before the Pearl Harbor attack, AFC spokesperson Charles Lindbergh delivered a wildly anti-Semitic speech on […]
(Above: Who me? A Nazi?) Bohemian Browser Ballett teaches us that just because it walks like a Nazi, thinks like a Nazi, and dresses like a Nazi doesn’t mean you should trust your lyin’ ears and eyes… For all you non-Twitters, here’s the source on YouTube… ..and some Twitter responses: For those who sprechen sie deutsch – here […]
You certainly remember Donald Trump’s idiotic waffling after the Charlottesville debacle, “There are very fine people on both sides.” Trump has also identified as a “nationalist” on several occasions. Therefore, it will come as no shock to you that the “very fine” neo-Nazis view Trump as a catalyst for their movement, and by extension, they view the GOP as the vehicle for their ascension to power. Splinter: More than 235,000 logs on the chat platform Discord show users claiming to be members of the group Identity Evropa openly discussing their desire to infiltrate and take over the GOP. The logs were collected by an anonymous group of antifascists and are being released today by Unicorn Riot, a decentralized non-profit media collective; Splinter was provided with an advance copy of the logs prior to their release. Discord is the preferred chatting platform for fascist groups, and its servers have been leaked on Unicorn Riot multiple times since 2017. […] In an announcement message that month, “Bennet” encouraged members to get involved in local politics. “Today I decided to get involved with my county’s Republican party,” he said, adding, “The GOP is essentially the White man’s party at this point (it gets Whiter every election cycle), so it makes far more sense for us to subvert it than to create our own party…if you’re unable to do activism for various reasons, I’d like to encourage you to join your local Republican party. Present as a Trump supporter/nationalist. No need to broadcast your radical views.” […] The logs also show server members discussing their plans to infiltrate College and Young Republicans groups, and local GOP offices, on at least 48 separate dates. One person last February invited members to help build a national College Republicans Discord server, which would be run by Identity Evropa members, who were told not to use “overtly alt right usernames of profile pics.” Some members said they were either current lawyers or plan to attend law schools in an effort to provide legal support to the group, while at least a dozen people said they are currently or formerly in the military. One member asked, “What are our long range goals? Other than taking over the GOP and spreading white identity? What is the end goal for IE?” Friends, you have it there in black and white. The Nazis intend to take over the GOP — or perhaps it would be more accurate to say, “more than they already have.” My God. This is what happens when a carnival barker reality TV actor gets his hands on the People’s House. Donald Trump is our cultural Pandora’s box. The day he got elected, a rock moved somewhere in a desert in Hell and all manner of evil was unleashed. The Nazis got their second wind and returned. This is ghastly. And Trump & cadre think it’s all about celebrity and money. They have no idea the evil they are wreaking — or maybe they do, and don’t care, because they don’t think it will affect them, their money will insulate them. Two schools of thought. But whether they are clueless or have a social conscience, but are willing to sell their souls for the right price, the bottom line is, we lose.
Breaking windows and destroying Jewish businesses is vintage Nazi behavior, and that’s what Scotty Grossbard, owner of a food truck named “Jew Hungry?” came home to find Thursday. Austin Statesman: His truck, which serves old family Jewish delicacies from outside the South Congress Avenue bar 04 Lounge, had been broken into — windows broken, appliances destroyed and kosher ingredients stolen. …when he went to review the ruins, he saw something the vandals left that made him cry: an iron cross strewn in the driver’s seat with coins, something he recognized as anti-Semitic hate symbols. “It was ransacked, glass everywhere. And that’s when I saw the cross and the change on my driver seat,” he said. “I got upset. I started crying. I cried most of the day yesterday.” “For them to leave that, to me it’s just saying that Jewish people are all about money and that’s all we think about,” Grossbard said. Since the advent of Donald Trump the cockroaches have felt empowered to come out and dance in the light. Tomorrow the electorate comes with a big can of Raid. This is not the America I know, nor the America I care to live in. GOTV. UPDATE: Mr. Grossbard has a GoFundMe page up to get money for repairs. He’s still up and running while he cleans up broken glass and gets his window and appliances replaced/fixed. Here’s the link if you wish to contribute. GoFundMe Scotty Grossbard, Jew Hungry?
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