Antifa, BLM and SJWs vs White Nationalist, Battle of Charlottesville

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ElectricFetus, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. geordief Registered Senior Member

    I intended to say it was "new" when viewed against the rise of Nazism in Europe after the first world war. Sorry to have expressed myself unclearly.
    Yes that is very worrying. I do not have the figures to hand as to how large these various (KKK,neo Nazi,white supremacist) groups are numerically.
    Hopefully they are not too large and not democratically significant in the future.

    Trump is apparently not the man to provide an example of decency and decorum to the general public and so seems to be their ally if only in a de facto way.

    The suspicion that he could be their ally in a natural "collegiate" way is quite intolerable . How that can be countered I am not quite sure.
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  3. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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  5. iceaura Valued Senior Member

    They have been "democratically significant" in the US - in the sense of being the key voting demographic in the election of many thousands of county sheriffs and local police chiefs and mayors and the like, for example, as well as many State and Nation level politicians - since the Civil War. They have been organized under more or less recognizable fascistic ideology since the 1930s if not earlier.

    As a rule of thumb for current and near future developments, they are about as significant as the Republican Party.
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  7. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

    Yes, link. Link indeed.
  8. sculptor Valued Senior Member

    After you my dear Alphonse.
  9. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member


    A white supremacist wanted by police over his role in violent clashes at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has handed himself in. Christopher Cantwell, from New Hampshire, faces charges of illegal tear gas use and malicious bodily injury. He appeared in a Vice News documentary about the 11 August demonstration. He has admitted pepper-spraying a counter-protester but says he did so in self-defence, according to US media. Mr Cantwell and dozens of others took part in a torch-lit parade through the University of Virginia shouting racist, anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi slogans.

    That documentary by the way:

    Notice this guy is armed to the teeth, yet starts crying over the prospect of being arrested, he literally admits that all his sabre rattling is to try to get someone else to actually do the murdering... so I think inciting of violence might be something he can be charged for.

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