Saturday, August 19, 2017

Las Vegas Sun: Embraced by neofascists, Trump is the 1st un-American president

Mod: Best editorial yet on some of the latests events of Trump's very strange and quite bizarre 
presidency. Link here.

Embraced by neofascists, Trump is the 1st un-American president - As became clear Tuesday at Trump Tower, we now have a president who is loath to fight Nazis. The unimaginable has happened.

The leader of the nation that sacrificed more than 400,000 of its sons and daughters in a desperate fight to prevent global conquest by white supremacists in World War II once again blamed counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., for helping cause the violence there over this past weekend.

Offered an opportunity to heal wounds that he caused by waiting two days to issue a rote condemnation of neo-Nazis for the horrific situation, President Donald Trump instead offered cover for them by echoing sentiments he expressed on Saturday via a statement that the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer raved about as being “really, really good.”

“OK, what about the alt-left that came charging them?” Trump said. “Excuse me. What about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?”

With that, what might have seemed inconceivable at one time became reality. A U.S. president defended neofascist racists who swarmed into Charlottesville from elsewhere over counterprotesters, many of them residents of the community, who countered them by representing our nation’s cherished values of equality and inclusion.

Yes, the rally did draw members of Antifa, short for anti-fascists, a group that has occasionally used vandalism and acts of violence in opposition to neo-Nazis and other hate groups. And if activists from Antifa or any other group instigated any violence, they should be prosecuted.

However, there’s no question that the torch-bearing neo-Nazis, not counterprotesters from groups such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter, were overwhelmingly responsible for the tragedy, in which 32-year-old Heather Heyer died and 19 other people were injured when a 20-year-old man Nazi sympathizer and was fascinated with Nazi ideology drove his car into a group of counterprotesters. In addition, two state troopers died when the helicopter from which they were monitoring the situation crashed.

With his comments Tuesday, Trump showed clearly that his condemnations from Saturday and Monday — the latter of which he read woodenly from a teleprompter — were hollow. Trump knows that white supremacists are part of his base, and he’s not about to alienate them.

If you think that’s an overstatement, consider the response Trump received from white supremacist David Duke via Twitter: “Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa.”

Disgusting. This is a president who routinely invoked the names of World War II generals on the campaign trail to appeal to pro-military voters, and he now is drawing praise from believers in the ideology that those same generals — along with those 400,000-plus service members who sacrificed their lives and 16 million-plus who served — risked all to oppose.

“Racism is evil,” he said Monday, “and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

Those words were true, and there was no need for Trump to do anything but continue to condemn the thugs who incited chaos and violence in Virginia.

Trump doesn’t get it. Americans fight Nazis and other fascists. Americans revile the existence of those groups’ ideology. Americans will wall off their demonstrations, marginalize them in society, oppose them relentlessly and condemn them unconditionally. Period.

It’s worth repeating: We now have a president who won’t do the same. He’ll attack the media with impunity, will vilify Muslims and will even besmirch members of his own administration and party, but he practically has to be cattle-prodded into putting white supremacists in their place.

There’s no rectifying this with an apology or another statement.

The president of the United States may be American by birth. But he’s clearly too cowardly to fight groups that Americans will not tolerate — neo-Nazis, the KKK and other white supremacists among them. That alone has made him the first un-American president, because this nation stands for fighting those hate groups, not coddling them.

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68 comments:

  1. "'OK, what about the alt-left that came charging them?' Trump said. 'Excuse me. What about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?'"

    There is no such thing as the "alt left."

    The term "alt right" was created by white supremacists, in conjunction with the right wing news media, in an effort to clean up their act by using neutral catch phrases that toned down the hate. But in reality, "alt right" is still referring to racists. The funny thing about that term is it is now part and parcel of the Tea/Republican Party.

    Then the right wing news media, specifically Fox News, came up with this term "alt left." Because at Fox News, everything is related to a political agenda. One of their tricks is "both side-ism" stuff. If there is this, then there must be that.

    The people that Trump is calling "alt left" are basically the American people, a vast overwhelming majority of them, acting patriotic and being Americans. In other words, we hate racism. We hate white supremacists. We hate divisiveness. They protested against it in Charlottesville.

    Only one side participated in violence in Charlottesville. And it led to death and injury.

    And Trump sides with them.

    As a retired U.S. Navy Veteran, I'm ashamed of America right now and our goof ball of a President. This is not the America I went overseas to defend.

    I cannot support a President who lies and supports and make excuses for racists. Trump is a piece of garbage.

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    1. I didn't serve, but agree with you 100%. I've never been so embarrassed to be represented by this piece of garbage.

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    2. You got that wrong 6:28. BOTH sides participated in violence. The violence, as is the norm, was started by the radical leftists who use the very fascist tactic of violently suppressing anything or anyone opposed to their way of thinking.

      Then, the radical right goon drove his car through the crowd. Yes, death was inflicted by the righty whitey, but the violence was begun by the leftists.

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    3. Right 3:12, there's no difference between neo-Nazis and the left.
      Any student of history knows that Hitler represented the Party of Peace.

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  2. So far 16 charities have pulled out of doing their events at Mar-a-Lago after Trump’s defense of white supremacists
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/so-far-16-charities-have-pulled-out-of-doing-their-events-at-mar-a-lago/

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  3. the sham tea party was, from the beginning, a creation of right-wing extremist corporate elite money.

    an exploitation of undereducated whites who should have known better

    so tired of these goons. time to expose them and past time to tear down those confederate monuments

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    1. The Tea Party is a Putin run front. American Communists were Russia's useful idiots in the 1930s. The Tea Party is Russia's useful idiots of today.

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    2. 7:17, check out Dark Money, an accurate accounting of the financing of the Tea Party, among other corporate efforts to sway the body politic in the Libertarian direction. The Tea Party wasn't Putin - it was the Koch brothers.

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    3. I'm surprised they haven't pulled the plug on the Tea Party. That bunch is way past their freshness dating.

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    4. putin - koch bros.... same thing. communists long gone. these are billionaire oligarchs exploiting the masses

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    5. Great comment. Thank you.

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  4. They're breaking windows again.

    ALAMEDA (KRON) — The Jewish temple on Alameda’s Bay Farm Island was vandalized this week according to Alameda Police. A large object was thrown through the windows of Temple Israel, located at 3183 Mecartney Rd., sometime between 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon, police said.

    No one went into the temple and police did not discover any graffiti. Police say this will be investigated as a hate crime. The suspect is only described as someone wearing all black clothing.

    Community members are planning to come together Friday at 7 p.m. at the temple to show their support for temple members. A temple representative says all are welcome to join.

    http://kron4.com/2017/08/18/vandal-breaks-windows-of-alameda-synagogue/

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    1. Astonishing, isn't it, the way the hatred of the Jews just will not let up.

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  5. Sheldon doesn't agree...

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  6. I wonder how long it will be before Bannon gives Milo his job back at Breitbart. Advocacy for child molesting would seem to fit right in there.

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  7. Russia,Russia,Russia.
    Opps; wrong tirade for the day.
    The only info from this editorial that makes sense, is the term alt-left and attacking the media with impurity. The rest of the comments are opinions from someone in the media that is a left leaning crazed Trump hater.

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    1. "Attacking the media with impurity"? Lol Yea you're not a white supremacist Nazi.

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    2. 8:29 needs a psychological intervention.

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    3. troll out of ammo - proven wrong every day here for a year now
      got nothing left but his white sheet to hide under

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    4. Not a very good troll that one.

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    5. I'm having some trouble with "attacking the media with impurity" ... do you think that that should actually read "impunity"? These terms are bandied about with such impunity I'm thinking the posters are impure in their thoughts, disturbed in fact.

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    6. Freudian slip on the part of 8:29 I think,Martha.

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  8. The DNC afraid of loosing numbers in their party are ratcheting up hate speech.
    If the history of the Democratic party is really researched, the hate comes from the left.
    "You" repeat what "you" hear and act on, depending on how "your" family has brought "you" up.

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    1. Thank you Mr. Duke.

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    2. rubber/glue troll fail
      "you" are morally bankrupt
      useful / useless idiot

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  9. Extremists are found on both sides of issues.
    Racism and hate are taught at home.

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  10. None of you mention what the Antifa has done in the past. Violence breeds violence. I will never condone the alt-right, white supremacists, or neo-nazi's. They're both scary.

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    1. How does that justify nazi-ism?

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    2. Yes this Antifa murdered millions of people because of their race,color,sexual orientation,and national origin, just as bad as Nazis.......

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    3. Antifa activists "combat white supremacism not by trying to change government policy but through direct action. They try to publicly identify white supremacists and get them fired from their jobs and evicted from their apartments," in addition to "disrupt(ing) white-supremacist rallies, including by force."
      Yes they disrupted trumps coronation,burnt cars,and wreaked havoc. They did not commit genocide.......

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    4. America's greatest antifa effort was called World War II. 400,000 Americans died fighting nazism. Unfortunately we are still fighting them today.

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    5. 9:23 dishonors America's military heroes.

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    6. 9:36 nailed it
      9:23 is a fascist and will be outed soon

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    7. So, 9:39, I'm a fascist and I will be outed soon. By whom? Some antifa group will march to my house and drag me out? As for antifa not trying to change policy? Really? They are admitted anarchists! And yes, many soldiers died in WW2. I'm not so sure that Nazi's were the only reason they fought.

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    8. Gosh you're just full of lies today,as usual, Anti fascists are admitted anarchists?,WW 2 was not to stop Hitler from taking over Europe and his genocidal ideology? We will rid this country of Nazism and Fascism as much as possible. Do you even know what Fascism is? It's a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce,one could call it trumpism. Your neighbors will come for you......

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    9. You all need to step away from the History Channel and read a real book of history! I can hardly wait for my neighbors to come for me!

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    10. If you want your neighbors to come for you, offer free beer.

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    11. I see Animal Farm is alive and well in Sierra Madre ...The bleating of sheep is deafening.
      If anyone's up for some real fun how about Marx and Engels in the park or something accuisitory like the Salem Witch Trials ?
      Liberals ,McCarthyism with a new spin.

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    12. Why do you feel the need to defend nazis?

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    13. when you only have one other friend i guess they mean a lot to you

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    14. I'm not defending nazis I'm objecting to people acting like nazis..
      In Hitler's Germany people would point out Jews ,assumed Jews ,or people that helped Jews with shouts of
      Das Juden !
      Implying someone is something without proof based on comment or idea is highly authoritarian just like the nazis you claim to decry.
      If Das Trump ! Works for you please realize whom and what you're emulating .

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  11. Armenian genocide, Turkey needs to admit the crimes committed against Armenians. Hate is hate.

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    1. When I first saw Schindler's List there were people around me stating ...Did that really happen ?
      Good luck.

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  12. Rwanda; Africa, stop the genocide.

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  13. Syria; ISIS stop the genocide.

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    1. The genocidal regime in Syria is propped up by Trump's pal Vlad Putin. Birds of a feather, as they say.

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  14. southern 'lost cause' traitors - deport them

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    1. They've all been dead for a hundred years. Oh, except for Trump's buddies.

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    2. There alive as long as idiots are still marching for them

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  15. South America; Venezuela's genocide

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    1. Distract distract distract

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    2. "But whaddabout (fill in the blank)."

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  16. Cuidad Juarez Mexico; where are the bodies of all the murdered women and girls?

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    1. Why don't you ask the guys you buy your drugs from?

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    2. Jobs jobs jobs

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    3. True. A lot of news organizations are hiring again.

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  17. 10:04am. Deport them.

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  18. All these folks worried about erasing history when the Confederate statues come down will be thrilled to learn about the existence of books.

    — Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) August 16, 2017

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  19. 12:12pm. You've got to be joking you know what comes next; BOOK BURNING.
    Tear down history, repress free speech, book burning...history is repeating...comes from the "left leaning".

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    1. Yes tearing down statues to racism is like burning Mein Kampf?

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  20. People who cite the left as a way of justifying nazism are beyond pathetic. Nazism is evil. So are those who make excuses for it.

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  21. Bannon only out one day and trump seems a bit more rational. Better advisors I guess.

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    1. Trump has not developed a self, so it doesn't matter who is around him. He's just going to impulse his way into more disasters. I have faith that our government is sound enough to withstand this wreck of a person.

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  22. The melt down has begun with a '1929 Trump Crash' in his holdings he plays to close to the margins and there is no room for error in his Domino style of financing with his so called empire. Anymore desertions and his empire will start feeling liquate with cash infusion draws,

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  23. Birthers have concluded they were dead-wrong about President Obama but they have found out that Donald J. Trump was born as a illegal alien and his whole family should be stripped of their citizenship and sent packing a=back to Ireland. Good ridden to trash.

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