Bad news today on two front and I don’t know which is worse.
In Standing Rock, police, who look a lot more like storm troopers than police, hit protesters with water cannon (in sub zero temperatures) and rubber bullets. 200 people were injured and one young girl had to have her arm amputated. Thanks, Obama. I say that with a bit of irony, but no humor whatsoever. I don’t know exactly what we can expect him to do about it, but his recent statement that “we’re going to give it a couple of weeks and see how things play out” is sounding pretty damned callous around now.
The other is the American Nazi rally. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/richard-spencer-speech-npi/508379/?utm_source=fbia
They describe themselves as alt-right, and the press describes them as white nationalist, but they are fucking Nazis. They were all giving Nazi salutes and saying Hail Trump! and the featured speaker used a few choice German (in this case, Nazi German)words and the crowd chuckled like ‘yeah, we all know what you’re saying’ and they probably all have basements full of Nazi memorabilia because they are ‘history buffs.’ History buffs with a very peculiar specialty.
The keynote speech was full of sturm und drang, talking about how white people must conquer or die and how people in the mainstream media (Yes, he meant Jews. The Golem line seals it) are not completely human, and how America was built by and for white people (no, it was not.)
Think about it. Nazis. These people are Americans, they’ve seen all the same WWII movies we all have and when Robert Mitchum or John Wayne or even Ronald Reagan were heroically defending freedom and getting shot up by Nazis, these guys were rooting for the Nazis. This is like a Dr. Doofenshmirz level of evil. This is fucking weird.