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Think #antifa is Brainless? A Challenger Rises: "Peak Stupid"

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  1. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    And it's a familiar group:



    This took place earlier this year in January. Snopes verified this:
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-supporters-navajo-legislator-legal/


    Legislative staffers say pro-Trump supporters called them ‘illegal’ for being dark-skinned

    Kate Hobbes's letter below:
    https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4360686/Yarbrough-Letter-of-Concern.pdf

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  2. Rygu R.I.P. Obie

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    I think they're both brainless, antifa and the ones who this article pertains to.
     
  3. Bald1 War Room Can

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    "andy_melonseedThis whole story was twisted and taken out of context on so many levels it forfeits any merit gained over exposing the ridiculous tactics of the protesters. It incinuates all of the protesters were harrassing Mr. Descheenie (and that all Trump supporters act like this) when it was just one stupid lady in the background of a clip. Rogan, youre an idiot. Take a break from the intermet dude it's messing with ya."
     
  4. zebby23 Banned Banned

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    Antifa and Trump supporters are both unbelievable annoying. It's just that Trumpers are half as smart and twice as dangerous
     
  5. helltoupee Black Belt

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    I saw this a couple days ago - which is kind of funny.

     
  6. bobgeese Gold Belt

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    These folks are PhD ‘s compared to antifa.


    Anarchism is about the silliest political philosophy possible.
     
  7. Amerikuracana Plutonium Belt

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    Trumpers were white people out in the suburbs who own factories, and businesses. Nice lawns on those houses, and in front of the businesses that had those signs up. Detroit was were you didn't see any Trump support. There are dumb people that support trump, but don't be comically stupid and lump them all together.
     
  8. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    LOL, I have a GIF of Andy Melonseed:

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  9. lifelessheap Gold Belt

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  10. Wet Blanket Cultural globalist yt from Canada.

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    The "antifa" movement is largely a response to all the right wing groups parading around with Nazi flags and other far right happenings.

    Glad they are around to protest that garbage.
     
  11. TheTimeIsNotNow Silver Belt

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    Lol
     
  12. Ultra O’Dia Black Belt

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    Haha, ya, it’s so rampant.
    Just Nazis everywhere.
     
  13. lifelessheap Gold Belt

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    Yeah, that isn't true. But thanks for proving you can't think for yourself.
     
  14. Wet Blanket Cultural globalist yt from Canada.

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    No, not everywhere, but they are literally marching with Nazi flags, kkk flags and outfits, etc..

    I don't recall seeing these kinds of things happening till recently (last few years). Same with the large scale antifa protests.
     
  15. Wet Blanket Cultural globalist yt from Canada.

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    Oh OK, thanks.

    Can you just email your interpretation of world events from now on so I don't have to form my own opinion?

    Thanks bro.
     
  16. Amerikuracana Plutonium Belt

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    Yeah.. 30 of them last time out. The media is setting it up that everybody who voted for the non-pc candidate is an awful person. Complete media head morons buying it.
     
  17. Gregolian .45 ACP Platinum Member

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    I seem to remember Antifa showing up with their black flags and masks destroying shit the day after Trump took office then the blatant KKK/Swastika flags were like 4 months later.
     
  18. lifelessheap Gold Belt

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    OMG 25 people gathered to be hateful retards, that means half the country is racist!

    Just like how the Westboro Baptist church with 50 members represents all Christians.

    Wet Blanket is right! They are LITERALLY marching with Nazi flags. derp

    It doesn't matter that more people were in line at my local taco truck then were gathered for the last KKK rally. Because if one racist white person exists we are all guilty and hate is LITERALLY everywhere! With flags!
     
  19. Wet Blanket Cultural globalist yt from Canada.

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    Those flags were all around his supporters rallies before the election. They were around before that as well, but that's when I remember them starting to appear quite frequently.
     
  20. NoDak Banned Banned

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    ED: Maybe another time.

    This is worth a re-post for perspectives.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/opinion/trump-corporations-white-working-class.html

    WICHITA, Kan. — Is the white working class an angry, backward monolith — some 90 million white Americans without college degrees, all standing around in factories and fields thumping their dirty hands with baseball bats? You might think so after two years of media fixation on this version of the aggrieved laborer: male, Caucasian, conservative, racist, sexist.

    This account does white supremacy a great service in several ways: It ignores workers of color, along with humane, even progressive white workers. It allows college-educated white liberals to signal superior virtue while denying the sins of their own place and class. And it conceals well-informed, formally educated white conservatives — from middle-class suburbia to the highest ranks of influence — who voted for Donald Trump in legions.

    The trouble begins with language: Elite pundits regularly misuse “working class” as shorthand for right-wing white guys wearing tool belts. My father, a white man and lifelong construction worker who labors alongside immigrants and people of color on job sites across the Midwest and South working for a Kansas-based general contractor owned by a woman, would never make such an error.

    Most struggling whites I know live lives of quiet desperation mad at their white bosses, not resentment of their co-workers or neighbors of color. My dad’s previous three bosses were all white men he loathed for abuses of privilege and people.

    It is unfair power that my father despises. The last rant I heard him on was not about race or immigration but about the recent royal wedding, the spectacle of which made him sick.

    “What’s so special about the royals?” he told me over the phone from a cheap motel after work. “But they’ll get the best health care, the best education, the best food. Meanwhile I’m in Marion, Arkansas. All I want is some chickens and a garden and place to go fishing once in a while.”

    What my father seeks is not a return to times that were worse for women and people of color but progress toward a society in which everyone can get by, including his white, college-educated son who graduated into the Great Recession and for 10 years sold his own plasma for gas money. After being laid off during that recession in 2008, my dad had to cash in his retirement to make ends meet while looking for another job. He has labored nearly every day of his life and has no savings beyond Social Security.

    Yes, my father is angry at someone. But it is not his co-worker Gem, a Filipino immigrant with whom he has split a room to pocket some of the per diem from their employer, or Francisco, a Hispanic crew member with whom he recently built a Wendy’s north of Memphis. His anger, rather, is directed at bosses who exploit labor and governments that punish the working poor — two sides of a capitalist democracy that bleeds people like him dry.

    “Corporations,” Dad said. “That’s it. That’s the point of the sword that’s killing us.”

    Among white workers, this negative energy has been manipulated to great political effect by a conservative trifecta in media, private interest and celebrity that we might call Fox, Koch and Trump.

    As my dad told me, “There’s jackasses on every level of the food chain — but those jackasses are the ones that play all these other jackasses.”

    Still, millions of white working-class people have refused to be played. They have resisted the traps of racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia and nationalism and voted the other way — or, in too many cases, not voted at all. I am far less interested in calls for empathy toward struggling white Americans who spout or abide hatred than I am in tapping into the political power of those who don’t.

    Like many Midwestern workers I know, my dad has more in common ideologically with New York’s Democratic Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez than with the white Republicans who run our state. Having spent most of his life doing dangerous, underpaid work without health insurance, he supports the ideas of single-payer health care and a universal basic income.

    Much has been made of the white working class’s political shift to the right. But Mr. Trump won among white college graduates, too. According to those same exit polls trotted out to blame the “uneducated,” 49 percent of whites with degrees picked Mr. Trump, while 45 percent picked Hillary Clinton (among them, support for Mr. Trump was stronger among men).Such Americans hardly “vote against their own best interest.” Media coverage suggests that economically distressed whiteness elected Mr. Trump, when in fact it was just plain whiteness.

    Stories dispelling the persistent notion that bigotry is the sole province of “uneducated” people in derided “flyover” states are right before our eyes: A white man caught on camera assaulting a black man at a white-supremacist rally last August in Charlottesville, Va., was recently identified as a California engineer. This year, a white male lawyer berated restaurant workers for speaking Spanish in New York City. A white, female, Stanford-educated chemical engineer called the Oakland, Calif., police on a family for, it would appear, barbecuing while black.

    Among the 30 states tidily declared “red” after the 2016 election, in two-thirds of them Mrs. Clinton received 35 to 48 percent of the vote. My white working-class family was part of that large minority, rendered invisible by the Electoral College and graphics that paint each state red or blue.

    In the meantime, critical stories here in “red states” go underdiscussed and underreported, including:


    Barriers to voting. Forces more influential than the political leanings of a white factory worker decide election outcomes: gerrymandering, super PACs, corrupt officials. In Kansas, Secretary of State Kris Kobach blocked 30,000 would-be voters from casting ballots (and was recently held in contempt of federal court for doing so).

    Different information sources. Some of my political views shifted when my location, peer group and news sources changed during my college years. Many Americans today have a glut of information but poor media literacy — hard to rectify if you work on your feet all day, don’t own a computer and didn’t get a chance to learn the vocabulary of national discourse.

    Populism on the left. Today, “populism” is often used interchangeably with “far right.” But the American left is experiencing a populist boom. According to its national director, Democratic Socialists of America nearly quadrupled in size from 2016 to 2017 — and saw its biggest one-day boost the day after Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s recent primary upset. Progressive congressional candidates with working-class backgrounds and platforms have major support heading into the midterms here in Kansas, including the white civil rights attorney James Thompson, who grew up in poverty, and Sharice Davids, a Native American lawyer who would be the first openly lesbian representative from Kansas.

    To find a more accurate vision of these United States, we must resist pat narratives about any group — including the working class on whom our current political situation is most often pinned. The greatest con of 2016 was not persuading a white laborer to vote for a nasty billionaire with soft hands. Rather, it was persuading a watchdog press to cast every working-class American in the same mold. The resulting national conversation, which seeks to rename my home “Trump Country,” elevates a white supremacist agenda by undermining resistance and solidarity where it is most urgent and brave.
     
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