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post #7351 of 7710
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post
 

 

I haven't finished it yet (maybe 2/3 the way through) but it's excellent and fucking haunting. 

 

Everyone should read this.

Yes it's very good.

post #7352 of 7710
I can't stop thinking about it. It's a difficult read.
post #7353 of 7710
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Originally Posted by Turingmachine75 View Post

I can't stop thinking about it. It's a difficult read.

 

It really is. The seeming absence of thought and actual personality in Roof is chilling and challenging.

 

The horrific, soul-scarring violence perpetrated on the victims and their families becomes even worse in light of it. 

post #7354 of 7710
It's not everyday that the Virginia GOP Twitter account essentially calls an opponent a race-traitor:

post #7355 of 7710
It's terrifying how variable the measure of a man can be. Roof is variously described as bright but bored, aimless, driven, and slow on the uptake.

Did anyone really know him?
post #7356 of 7710
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20170822/lawsuit-former-pasadena-unified-principal-threatened-to-call-immigration-on-parents-who-challenged-him&ved=0ahUKEwjj3pXYu-7VAhUL32MKHZxGDeUQqOcBCCUwAA&usg=AFQjCNFIV-yABGJjPGCKDLGrYu4Q5WCYzw

My mother-in-law worked for this guy a few years back. She complained to her school district about him years ago. My wife's friend worked for him more recently, and had been involved in getting him removed from the job in the first place.
post #7357 of 7710

Nationally speaking, it's not just Trump in Republican politics doing racist shit:

 

https://www.mediaite.com/online/gop-senate-campaign-committee-sends-mariachi-band-to-troll-dem-senator-they-dub-mexico-joe/

 

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee released a video today that was meant to knock an incumbent Democratic senator over his business’ history of outsourcing jobs to Mexico in contrast to his previous criticisms over outsourcing.

 

And how did they go about hitting this lawmaker for his hypocrisy? By sending a mariachi band to one of his campaign events. Yes, you read that right.

 

The video shows Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) leaving the event and getting on his campaign bus — Donnelly is up for re-election next year — while the band played outside the building the event was held. Meanwhile, we also see voters looking on, with some dancing to the music.

 

The Republican National Committee currently has a section on its web page devoted to “Mexico Joe,” highlighting his supposed hypocrisy on the subject of outsourcing.

post #7358 of 7710

An Idaho Republican is doubling down on batshittery:

 

http://www.newsweek.com/charlottesville-obama-idaho-republican-staged-653459?utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

 

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A Republican state lawmaker in Idaho refused to back away Monday from claims that the deadly violence following a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month might have been staged with the help of former President Barack Obama.

 

Representative Bryan Zollinger shared an article last week that suggested the “Unite the Right” march was orchestrated by Obama along with other leading Democrats, such as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer and billionaire donor George Soros.

 

After his sharing of the article from a conservative site called American Thinker began to receive significant backlash on his Facebook page, Zollinger wrote that he thought the unsubstantiated piece was “interesting” and “thought provoking” and that some of the theories were “plausible.”

 

Despite the criticisms from across Idaho and the country, Zollinger said he was not backing away from his belief that there was at least a kernel of truth in the article.

 

"At first, I felt genuinely bad that maybe I had offended somebody," he said in an interview Monday with Idaho's Post Register.  "Since then, the amazing amount of hate and the despicable things that have been said about myself, my wife, my kids, I've doubled down."

post #7359 of 7710

But wait, the president assured me explicitly, multiple times that there were very fine people amongst those hired liberal actors that were only pretending to be nazis in order make Republicans look bad.  I so confused. 

post #7360 of 7710

There's a mass exodus going on in Gov. Rauner's office.  That led to a new communications team responding to a racist cartoon in a way that forced Rauner to try and save face:

 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sources-rauner-ousts-new-communications-team-after-white-male-flap/

post #7361 of 7710

Media Matters compares how  "Fox & Friends" covered Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the National Anthem last season and the white supremacists in Charlottesville:

 

https://twitter.com/mmfa/status/900441995969052672

post #7362 of 7710
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Originally Posted by Boone Daniels View Post
 

If you're going to read one thing today - make it this: 

https://www.gq.com/story/dylann-roof-making-of-an-american-terrorist

 

Just want to echo what a great piece this is. 

post #7363 of 7710

hehehehe, people love to perform (not that I doubt the sincerity of this person)

 

NSFW:

 

https://nextshark.com/ling-anderson-white-supremacy-loves-white-boys-youtube/


Edited by mcnooj82 - 8/24/17 at 11:26am
post #7364 of 7710
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

hehehehe, people love to perform (not that I doubt the sincerity of this person)

 

https://nextshark.com/ling-anderson-white-supremacy-loves-white-boys-youtube/

Thank you so much for showing me that. 

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post #7366 of 7710

Can we NSFW those links, please? That first one could use it. 

post #7367 of 7710

Whoops!

 

Sorry!

post #7368 of 7710
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

yea I know you love it

 

 

here's another example (not quite as 'fun')

 

https://nextshark.com/nick-lim-asian-american-tries-to-rescue-neo-nazi-website-becomes-honorary-aryan-hero-of-white-race/

Ya know if you haven't decided what you wanted to be for Halloween that first link would be amazing. I mean sure you MIGHT get beaten to death but im willing to let you take that chance.


Edited by Waaaaaaaalt - 8/24/17 at 12:23pm
post #7369 of 7710

This might be the wrong link to draw but 4chan was/is an Asian style image board.  As such Asian Americans seem to have a, let's call it, robust presence in the 'trolling community' so this sort of mischief doesn't really surprise me.

post #7370 of 7710
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Originally Posted by Waaaaaaaalt View Post

Ya know if you haven't decided what you wanted to be for Halloween that first link would be amazing. I mean sure you MIGHT get beaten to death but im willing to let you take that chance.

I don't do halloween
post #7371 of 7710
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post


I don't do halloween

But just this once you should.

post #7372 of 7710
probably not

I'm very lazy
post #7373 of 7710
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

probably not

I'm very lazy

No fun.

post #7374 of 7710
I'm a boring guy
post #7375 of 7710

HEY! WHO WANTS TO READ A 100-PAGE ESSAY ON HOW THE ALT-RIGHT SPREADS MISINFORMATION USING THE INTERNET TO INDOCTRINATE PEOPLE INTO THEIR RACIST BELIEFS??!!!

https://datasociety.net/pubs/oh/DataAndSociety_MediaManipulationAndDisinformationOnline.pdf

 

It's actually a fairly easy read (helps that the font is large), and pretty engaging. Also terrifying, mostly because it effectively describes how the right has managed to take control of the conversation via social media with the usage of memes and outrageous headlines.

post #7376 of 7710

So a Colorado high school cheerleading coach was fired for forcing girls to do the splits, even though it was painful to them.  Some other reps from the school were fired as well.

 

The video is kind of disturbing, but even more disturbing are the comments.  The coach is black and the girl is white, so of course he's called every offensive name under the sun... almost every top comment is a disgusting racist remark.  It is absolutely insane how many closet racists are running around.... you'd think from the comments that we were literally back in 1950.  Holy fuck.  I'm just kind of disgusted with this culture right now.

 

 

post #7377 of 7710

The names are absolutely heinous and repulsive, but let's not downplay what's happening in that video.

 

It's child abuse. 

post #7378 of 7710

A recently-hired police chief in Oklahoma has been outed as the owner of a neo-Nazi website and record label:

 

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/busted-oklahoma-police-chief-outed-as-owner-of-racist-website-and-white-supremacist-record-label/

 

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A Texas television station investigating white supremacist hate in their region was startled to discover a website linked to the newly-appointed Colbert, Oklahoma police chief.

 

It started with all of the attention the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hate Map” received following the violence in Charlottesville, VA.

 

Reporter Rachel Knapp of KXII noticed a single hategroup in the Texoma region and began investigating. The website — ISD Records — had filed paperwork in 2004 with the signature of Bart Asbrook.

 

A Bart Asbrook was hired as Colbert’s interim Police Chief — just last week. Asbrook is the third Chief hired so far this year.

 

“We called Alsbrook about that application last week. He denied he was the Bart Alsbrook behind isdrecords.com,” KXII reported. “We searched for another Bart Alsbrook and couldn’t find another person with that name in the United States.”

 

Alsbrook’s initial denial was suspect after the site was taken offline “within hours” of the reporter’s questioning.

 

“When we called him back to ask him about it, Alsbrook claimed a group of skinheads stole his wallet and began using his name after a fight at a heavy metal concert in the 1990’s,” KXII reported.

 

KXII noted that Alsbrook was once charged with attempted murder, but the charge was later dropped. Alsbrook is currently only certified as a reserve officer, which means he will be required to earn his peace officer certification within six months.

post #7379 of 7710
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
 

A recently-hired police chief in Oklahoma has been outed as the owner of a neo-Nazi website and record label.

 

Sounds about right.

post #7380 of 7710
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Originally Posted by Munson View Post
 

http://www.dailywire.com/news/19949/innocent-colorado-man-stabbed-over-his-neo-nazi-emily-zanotti

 

Being bald not only saves me money but also.... MY LIFE.

 

so... about that story...

 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ed-skrein-exits-hellboy-reboot-whitewashing-outcry-1033431

 

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A man who claimed that he was stabbed after being mistaken for a neo-Nazi now admits that he made the whole story up after accidentally stabbing himself.

 

Joshua Witt, 26, told police two weeks ago that he was getting out of his car in the parking lot of a Steak 'n Shake in Sheridan, Colorado, when a man came over to him and attacked him with a knife.

 

On Monday, the Sheridan Police Department told BuzzFeed News in a statement that Witt admitted to making the story up after police confronted him with evidence that the attack never took place.

 

Witt, who posted his claims on Facebook, claimed that a man asked him if he was a neo-Nazi while reaching over his open car door to stab him.

 

"I was just getting out of my car to go get myself a milkshake and the next thing I hear is 'You one of them neo-Nazis" as this man is swinging a knife at my head over my car door," Witt told BuzzFeed News at the time. "I threw my hands up out of natural reflex and then I kind of dived back in my car as the suspect took off running."

 

Police became suspicious of his story because surveillance video did not show anyone running from the scene, as Witt had claimed, and because police found and interviewed someone who matched Witt's description of the attacker, "who is a transient and lives in the area was cleared as a possible suspect."

 

They also looked at video from a nearby sporting goods store, which showed Witt buying a small knife minutes before the alleged attack.

 

Last Thursday, police re-interviewed Witt.

 

"Where he was confronted with the all the information listed above. Mr. Witt subsequently admitted to accidentally cutting himself with the knife while parked in his car in front of the sporting goods store and admitted making up the story about being attacked," Sheridan police said in their statement.

 

at least we got some good conversation out of it?

post #7381 of 7710
I know I always accidentally cut myself with knives while sitting in fast food parking lots, so no harm done, I guess.
post #7382 of 7710

FALSE FLAG! THE ANTIFA GOT TO HIM! MICHELLE OBAMA PLANNED THE WHOLE THING!

 

...is basically what all the alt-ers will be trumpeting.

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post #7384 of 7710
what about meeee?

the polite whitewashed asian-american???

can't we all just caaaaaaalm down???
post #7385 of 7710
I guess I get what he's trying to say but...

...or maybe I don't..
post #7386 of 7710
as Ultrum would say...

"I think you're confusing 'peace' with 'quiet'..."
post #7387 of 7710
He wants people to be a dick to him? But not because he's black?
post #7388 of 7710
no, he wants white people to take a less 'polite' stance against hatred in such times instead of calling for 'peace and love' out of fear of what hate and violence could turn them into

he's saying that those that do that are no more helpful than trump talking about hate on all sides
post #7389 of 7710
A less polite stance against who? Racists? As in don't try to be polite and nice to the racists as well as the minorities/non-whites? That's a big DUHH! No shit dude..
post #7390 of 7710
and as that link points out, there are many prominent people (white people in this case) calling for peace and not stooping to hate and violence

so it's not really a NO SHIT situation
post #7391 of 7710
That no shit wasn't for everybody..
post #7392 of 7710
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

and as that link points out, there are many prominent people (white people in this case) calling for peace and not stooping to hate and violence

so it's not really a NO SHIT situation

Ohh im all for hate, hate is delicious as long as you keep it on your intended target.

 

Violence is different though. Like I really don't care THAT much if nazis get punched in the face but I do seriously worry about escalation. Those guys carry guns and wear body armor. If you start attacking them, it might start getting pretty bad. Like do you want to turn on the news every couple weeks and read about who died and on which side this week? Im hoping Heather Heyer is the last but the way things are going I doubt it. There really does need to be some line drawn here about accepting violence. And then there is the minor fact that you could easily label anyone you disagree with a nazi and then instantly make violence acceptable.

post #7393 of 7710
Yeah, there's a video making the rounds of one white lady beating up another white lady for using a racial slur and people are like "this is amazing" and "that's how you do it" and I'm like ehhhhh......
post #7394 of 7710

well, that one white lady did get physical with her first after being given due warning....

 

but no

 

I also wouldn't go on about how amazing and aspirational it is

 

though it was admittedly very satisfying to see

 

BLUUDLUST...

post #7395 of 7710
Hey, no lie, I thought it was hilarious. And sure, that lady was asking for it. But I saw people I used to think were moderates saying "this is the level of discourse America needs."

Ehhh
post #7396 of 7710

the video pumped those moderates full of raging feral high octane bluud!

post #7397 of 7710
People are lazy. "Punch a Nazi" is way more visceral (and hypothetical) than "Confront the institutional racism in the school and prison systems through democratic action and debate."
post #7398 of 7710

To be fair, we can confront white supremacy that's been baked into this country since its founding AND punch Nazis. 

post #7399 of 7710

I agree with the very, very base point that there's a time to play it cool and a time to give no fucks, but the rest of it seems fairly myopic.
post #7400 of 7710
It's accusing well-meaning people of what is about to become Walt's new favourite phrase: Ally Theatre.

Using a keyboard to chide others for not manning the barricades is the new fidget spinner.
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