Far Right Feels Welcome in America After Trump Removes White Supremacists From List Of Extremists

So what's the Trump administration doing in the face of the rise of armed hatred in the United States? Weaponized hatred in the United States, whether it's Russian bots or whether it's Republican bots or whether it's Japanese bots - apparently they've participated in some of these swarms. What is the Trump administration doing?

Laurel Raymond and Alan Pyke wrote a piece February 3rd last year about two weeks after the inauguration of Donald Trump, but it is still entirely appropriate...

"On Thursday, internet racists celebrated another perceived victory: Reports that President Trump will soon remove white nationalist groups from a federal effort to study and neutralize extremist radicalization, and rebrand the program to focus solely on groups associating themselves with Islam.

The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program partners government agencies with community organizations in hopes of preventing people from being radicalized into various types of terror and hate groups.

Its primary focus has always been in Muslim communities, but the Obama administration designed it to also encompass the American far-right groups that propagandize to people like Dylann Roof."

He's the fellow who shot the people in the church in Charleston.

"News of Trump's plan to reverse that symbolic recognition of right-wing threats prompted a wave of celebration in white nationalist circles."

This is from the founder and editor of the neo-nazi website Daily Stormer. He said...

"Donald Trump wants to remove us from undue federal scrutiny by removing 'white supremacists' from the definition of 'extremism'. Yes, this is real life. Our memes are all real life. Donald Trump is setting us free.

And then they went on to say...

"It's fair to say that if the Trump team is not listening to us directly (I assume they are), they are thinking along very similar lines. We helped get Trump get [sic] elected, and the fact of the matter is, without Alt-Right meme magick, it simply wouldn't have happened. This is absolutely a signal of favor to us."

Another neo-Nazi site, Infostormer, said...

"We may truly have underestimated President Trump's covert support of our Cause (at least in some form), but after this proposal, I am fully ready to offer myself in service of this glorious regime."

At Stormfront they said...

"Amazing my government no longer targets me as an enemy. It's now officially understood at the the highest levels that we are soooo much better than the kidnapper terrorist pedophile left."

So you've got the hard Nazi right celebrating Donald Trump: celebrating his election, celebrating his inauguration.

Comments

Legend 1 year 29 weeks ago
#1

We have stepped back about 60 years with this administration. The world does not respect us. We have 41 Embassies without an Ambassador. We are moving the embassy in Isreal to Jurusalem. When asked about the world disagreeing with that, Pence said "we have agreed to disagree". Charlottesville was good people. The Temperature in the Artic soared above 32F in the dead of winter and Trump wants to burn more "beautiful clean coal". On and on.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/02/27/help-wanted-41-amba...

https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/15/politics/trump-charlottesville-delay/inde...

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/27/weather/arctic-temperatures-record-high-i...

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PhilipHenderson 1 year 29 weeks ago
#2

What you wrote is merely acknowledgement of what everyone can see. There are few surprises with Donald John Trump. We knew he was a racist before the election. We knew he has angst for people of color. We knew the white surpremacists loved him. He is doing just as I expected. Many of my friends who support Trump tell me that Trump is not a racist, he is a realist. My friends are only fooling themself.

DJT wants America to become White again, but he will not get his wish. We are already a majority non-white and the numbers are increasing on the non-white side and decreasing on the white side. Trump will not succeed.

Trump will be remembered for his mean spirited ways and laziness. He will be remembered as a traitor afraid to face Vladimir Putin, or worse his puppet, even if unwittingly. Putin wanted Trump to become president of the United States because he knew that Trump would make foolish choices. Putin got his wish and we are paying the price. I do not believe that DJT colluded with Putin, he didn't need to, he and Putin are singing from the same choirbook. There is a reason that DJT praises Putin and dictators like him, DJT aspires to their level.

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dhsassoc 1 year 29 weeks ago
#3

When you view this latest effort to weave white nationalists into the perpetual Trump "campaign" combined with the extraordinary tie ins that the NRA have with Airlines, Credit Card issuers, FedEx and the Christian Taliban, you see a clear picture to unite like minded so called "patriots" into a critial mass of Trump enabling fascist soldiers. You cannot be an American and a Nazi at the same time. I do not know if there is any way to educate these folks away from the road to hell that they so gleefully march down.

It is clear that Trump and his massive organized criminal enterprise must go before what is left of America is destroyed by this death cult pupetiered by the likes of the Kochs and Mr. Putin.

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Bdstevens 1 year 29 weeks ago
#4

What has become some blatantly obvious is this administration's willingness to turn a blind eye when it comes to a pro alt right bias. I feel like the damage done by Trump and his minions will set America back decades. Even worse is the Republican duplicity to sit back watch this happen to our country and do nothing.

I am optimistic after watching how the students in Florida are taking a stand against extremism. I know our future is in good hands provided Trump and his followers can be held in check before too much damage is done.

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Hephaestus 1 year 29 weeks ago
#5

Is he consciously or stumbling to form a paramilitary?

As prior "The beginning (1918–1924)"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler%27s_rise_to_power

DrRichard 1 year 29 weeks ago
#6

Incompetently, I would say. As for your example, Hitler showed bravery in World War I and understood what it was like to be under fire. Trump, in his typical big mouth bullyboy fashion, said he likely would have run in after the Parkland shooter, even if unarmed. Aside from being stupid, that shows he knows nothing about "real" fighting--except maybe what he saw in John Wayne movies. Maybe he should hire Ollie North or Erik Prince to run his brownshirts. (Not that I want to give him any ideas.)

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2950-10K 1 year 29 weeks ago
#7

Trump may indeed have a Mein Kampf delusion, but there's a little problem with that....it's called the Koch bros. They're already in control and Crooked Donny is just a Fascist wannabe to them. They don't even like him. Thing is, the neo-Nazis still don't realize that they're just Kochbaggers, suckers for the billionaires. The Kochs don't give a crap about racism, they only care that the neo-Nazis vote for the Kochpublican Party, which they do.

This all brings to mind the definitions of Oligarchy and Fascism. The only clear difference is that the Fascists have a powerful leader and want complete control of the state, zero competition. So we know Putin is a hardcore Fascist, what about the Kochs? The Kochs are on the verge of eliminating all state interference for good by the next election....November 2018 could very well be the end of this country as we know it. They'll do the way Putin does it, with election engineering/Kobach, and the beating down of all oppostion by spending billions on propaganda. The Kochs are Fascists, they are the powerful leader...it's here, it's real....we need to start calling it what it is.

Coalage3 1 year 29 weeks ago
#8

Since the left is still completely losing their minds over the Trump administration, I would like to know specifically (unless you are an illegal immigrant, or Chuck Schumer) how your life is now worse since he has been inaugurated.

Please be specific in the ways that the Trump administration has made your life worse than when Obama was in office. I'm not asking for anyone to express their "feelings" about Trump. We already know what those are. Have you lost your job because of a poor economy? Were you drafted and sent to some war torn country? Or do you have other big problems?

This should be an easy question for progressives/democrats, so have at it.

Coalage3 1 year 29 weeks ago
#10

That's a nice list of articles but that does not answer my question (if that is what you were trying to do). I want to know, from the forum users, how their lives specifically have been made worse now that Trump is the president. Everyone can post a bunch of editorials or articles. I would like to hear from the forum users themselves.

Like I said, if Trump is as horrible as many purport him to be, then this should be easy. Come one progressives, lets hear it. Tell everyone specifically how your life is now worse with Trump in office.

Coalage3 1 year 29 weeks ago
#11

That's a nice list of articles but that does not answer my question (if that is what you were trying to do). I want to know, from the forum users, how their lives specifically have been made worse now that Trump is the president. Everyone can post a bunch of editorials or articles. I would like to hear from the forum users themselves.

Like I said, if Trump is as horrible as many purport him to be, then this should be easy. Come one progressives, lets hear it. Tell everyone specifically how your life is now worse with Trump in office.

Coalage3 1 year 29 weeks ago
#12

That's a nice list of articles but that does not answer my question (if that is what you were trying to do). I want to know, from the forum users, how their lives specifically have been made worse now that Trump is the president. Everyone can post a bunch of editorials or articles. I would like to hear from the forum users themselves.

Like I said, if Trump is as horrible as many purport him to be, then this should be easy. Come one progressives, lets hear it. Tell everyone specifically how your life is now worse with Trump in office.

Coalage3 1 year 29 weeks ago
#13

Sorry for the mulitple posts...computer issues.

Coalage3 1 year 29 weeks ago
#14

How is it affecting you and your neighbors? Is it really affecting you, or do you just think that it is going to affect you? And what is different in the environment today, than say two or three years ago that has made your life worse? Please be specific if you can.

Because where I live, the general environment (a big term) is probably better than it has been in the past 30 years.

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jefflisse 1 year 29 weeks ago
#15

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/energy-and-environ...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribu...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/10/us/politics/p...

The answer to your question is as simple as the "air" we breath...

This NEGATIVELY effects me.. And the person two houses down from me.. And the person down the block from me... And the person in the next town from me.. And the person in the next state from me.. It NEGATIVELY effects the young and old.. Black and white.. Rich( although they dont think so) and poor...

Yes.. This is one "huge" way his leadership is NEGATIVELY effecting me!
And YOU TOO!!!

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jefflisse 1 year 29 weeks ago
#16

Got ahead of you correcting bad pronunciation.

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Riverplunge 1 year 29 weeks ago
#17

How is it affecting us you say?? The new tax bill adds a trillion dollars to our debt each year. And were not going to pay it off due to "lower taxes" Property tax write offs for us "common folks" has been drastically slashed (That's only one example of tax deduction elimination for us commoners. Safety net programs are being eliminated or slashed, and the money is going to the ultra rich.. Insurance rates and meds are going higher than they ever been before. Water is being contaminated around the country, due to the "free for all" in drilling and piping. For starters..

Legend 1 year 29 weeks ago
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Coalage3 1 year 29 weeks ago
#20

What other leaders may think of Trump does not specifically affect you, or me. Is that taking money out of my pocket somehow, for example? Is there a war coming that I have not heard about?

Has your SS or Medicare been cut? And be specific. Don't tell me that it is "going to be slashed". Has it actually been cut, and if so, how much? I bet that it has not been cut. If it does end up being cut, as you claim it will, then get back to me.

On the environmental front, how have you and your neighbors been personally affected? Did your house fall in a sinkhole? How different is the environment today than it was say three or four years ago when Obama was president? Have the Trump policies really affected you, or do you just think that they are going to perhaps affect you? There is a big difference there.

Legend 1 year 29 weeks ago
#21

I am not going to waste my time typing out what is in the links. If you cannot read fact and references to educate yourself then I am also wasting my time. Why don't you post some fact with reference.

Coalage3 1 year 29 weeks ago
#22

So in other words, your life hasn't really been affected by the Trump election. If it had been affected on a personal level, you wouldn't have to post references, would you? You had to search for something to post.

Its okay to admit. Your dislike for Trump is not linked to actual changes in your own life, but just to what you think he represents. I know many people who despise Trump, but their own daily lives are moving right along like usual. No real problems, no real issues. But this whole scenario was also true for the Obama bashers.

Like I said earlier, unless you are an illegal immigrant, i suspect your life hasn't really changed one bit with the election of the Donald.

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jefflisse 1 year 29 weeks ago
#23

When it comes to where your mentality is at!!
Your name says it all...
COAL...AGE!!!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/2017/2/2/14488448/...

Coalage3 1 year 29 weeks ago
#24

So, just like Legend, your life hasn't really changed either. Got it....

Coalage3 1 year 29 weeks ago
#25

And yes, my company mines coal but only through deep mining. Our coal is used to make steel. The Obama era power plant rules had no effect on us.

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