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#303478 - 10/16/17 06:08 PM Re: Charolottesville [Re: pdx rick]
pondering_it_all Offline

Registered: 02/27/06
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You know, millions of Americans died fighting Nazis. Nazis did horrible things in WW II. Anybody who claims allegiance to them now is just as bad as some American claiming allegiance to Al Queda or ISIS, and should be treated the same way. Worshiping Hitler is not funny or "just a difference of opinion". It is treason, and anyone who claims membership in such an organization should be in federal custody.

#303482 - 10/16/17 11:55 PM Re: Charolottesville [Re: pdx rick]
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Well said.
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

#303516 - 10/20/17 03:58 AM Re: Charolottesville [Re: pdx rick]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


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Loc: Whittier, California
From Charlottesville to Gainesville...
Wally Hayman

Wally Hayman

Nazis in the Bell Tower
Seems the only job Richard Spencer has ever held other than America’s Scholastic Nazi Lecturer-in-Honorarium was a brief stint as an assistant editor at the American Conservative Magazine...until he was fired due to his extremist views.
Who knew conservatives had standards?
I didn’t know it. Nobody knew it.

Richard’s official title is President of the “National Policy Institute,” a euphemism for a virulent neo-Nazi hate group where they refer to themselves as a “think tank,” itself a euphemism for a murder of psychopaths, sociopaths and morons.

So what makes Richard Spencer so special that he’s invited to speak at universities across the country? Is a Nazi-in-Chief more fascinating than a run-of-the-mill Nazi? Are excited attendees metaphorically standing in line for Willie Mays’ autograph as opposed to standing in line for Mario Mendoza’s autograph? What exactly makes the unlettered Spencer’s hate message fresh, new or worthy of intellectual discussion? In short, who the hell is this sociopath, Trump’s accidental lovechild born from too steamy an evening of Tic-Tac overdosing?

Spencer has been banned from entering no less than 26 European democracies. Even the infamously anti-Semitic Hungarians didn’t want Spencer on their turf and actually deported the sickening twit...and the Hungarians didn’t even possess the moral compass to deport Sebastian Gorka!
In America, we now appear to embrace Nazis within our expanded and distemper-ridden big tent.
I guess that’s what to expect when we do away with building codes in the besmirched name of “freedom.”

Welcome to Trumplandia, where you can secure a speaking gig in a crowded university auditorium just to yell “fire” from the podium. In fact, the star-power booking of Spencer at the University of Florida has led the governor to declare a state of emergency before the metaphorical match is lit.
Which raises a silly question. Forgive my ignorance, but since the pending catastrophe in Gainesville hasn’t yet occurred, wouldn’t it be simpler to cancel Spencer’s volksverhetzung rather than clean up the dead and wounded after the fact? I suppose that kind of thinking on my part explains why I’ll never be governor.

But this much I know - and those in attendance be warned: Do NOT take a knee when Spencer precedes his hate speech with the requisite sliming of our National Anthem. Take a knee and you’re likely to get deported - or at least never play another down for the Gators’ football team.


(reprinted with permission)
"The Left ones think I'm Right, the Right ones think I'm wrong."

----Leon Russell - "Magic Mirror"

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