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This video clearly demonstrates how racist America is as a country and how far we have to go to become a country that is civilized and actually values equal justice. We must not rest until this goal is achieved. I do not want my great grandchildren to live in a country like we have today. I wish for them to live in a country where differences of race and culture are not ignored but valued as a part of what makes America great.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

It is time we tell the truth about those who support and those who voted for Trump. These were not innocent or good people. They were all racists, bigots and misogynists. Trump's racist. sexist and Nazi connections were reported by the media during the campaign. We all knew "America First" was a slogan of a pro Nazi American organization whose most famous member was Charles Lindberg. Donald and his father had a long history of anti-Black and anti-Hispanic racism. Everyone knew that they both had been brought to Court by Nixon's justice department for specific discriminatory policies and they settled because the evidence was overwhelming. Trump's blatant, racist policies at his Atlantic city resorts were widely reported by the video and print media with witnesses interviewed during the campaign. Trump voters and supporters have no excuse. They are bigots, pure and simple. These are not good people. They are the worst among us.


'Trump's delivering exactly what they wanted: white male supremacy' | US news | The Guardian - #RacistInChief #MisogynistInChief 'Trump's delivering exactly what they wanted: white male supremacy'

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"Leaning over a table stacked with “Resist!” buttons and “Impeach Trump” stickers, Kathy Harrington pointed to the offending spot. “It’s probably still there somewhere,” she said. Harrington, 56, was inviting attendees of the annual Musikfest bash in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to sign up to support progressive causes – and to protest against Donald Trump.

Interactions with festival-goers over two busy weekends on Main Street in Bethlehem had been “about 75% positive, about 25% negative, and of that I would say maybe 10% more in-your-face negative,” said Harrington, who was wearing a pink “I stand with Planned Parenthood” T-shirt.

And then there was one guy who “just looked at us and spit”, said Sandra Davis, 58, a colleague of Harrington, who pointed out the evidence still evaporating from the pavement.

“They feel empowered,” Davis said of Trump supporters since the election. “They’re given voice. The louder and the more vulgar, the better.”

Images from the night before of white supremacists carrying torches in Charlottesville, Virginia, were deeply disturbing but not surprising, said another activist, Ginny Atwell.

“I think his core base are the true deplorables,” Atwell, 72, said of Trump. “The white supremacists. He’s delivering exactly what they wanted. White male supremacy.”

“No women and no minorities,” said Harrington."

“And keep everybody else out,” said Atwell.

'Trump's delivering exactly what they wanted: white male supremacy' | US news | The Guardian

Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric - The New York Times

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"WASHINGTON — President Trump’s personal lawyer on Wednesday forwarded an email to conservative journalists, government officials and friends that echoed secessionist Civil War propaganda and declared that the group Black Lives Matter ‘has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups.’

The email forwarded by John Dowd, who is leading the president’s legal team, painted the Confederate general Robert E. Lee in glowing terms and equated the South’s rebellion to that of the American Revolution against England. Its subject line — ‘The Information that Validates President Trump on Charlottesville’ — was a reference to comments Mr. Trump made earlier this week in the aftermath of protests in the Virginia college town.

‘You cannot be against General Lee and be for General Washington,’ the email reads, ‘there literally is no difference between the two men.’

The contents of the email are at the heart of a roiling controversy over race and history that turned deadly last weekend in Charlottesville, where white nationalist groups clashed with protesters over the planned removal of a statue of Lee. An Ohio man with ties to white nationalist groups drove his car through a crowd, killing one woman and injuring many others, authorities say.

In a fiery news conference on Tuesday, Mr. Trump blamed ‘both sides’ for that violence. He said many of those who opposed the statue’s removal were good people protesting the loss of their culture, and he questioned whether taking down statues of Lee could lead to monuments of Washington also being removed.

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Mr. Dowd received the email on Tuesday night and forwarded it on Wednesday morning to more than two dozen recipients, including a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security, The Wall Street Journal editorial page and journalists at Fox News and The Washington Times. There is no evidence that any of the journalists used the contents of the email in their coverage. One of the recipients provided a copy to The New York Times."

(Via.).  Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric - The New York Times:

The Other Inconvenient Truth - The New York Times

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"Donald Trump chose Trump Tower, the place where he began his presidential campaign, as the place to plunge a dagger into his presidency.
Trump’s jaw-dropping defense of white supremacists, white nationalists and Nazis in Charlottesville, Va., exposed once more what many of us have been howling into the wind since he emerged as a viable candidate: That he is a bigot, a buffoon and a bully.


He has done nothing since his election to disabuse us of this notion and everything to confirm it. Anyone expressing surprise is luxuriating in a self-crafted shell of ignorance.


And yet, it seems too simplistic, too convenient, to castigate only Trump for elevating these vile racists. To do so would be historical fallacy. Yes, Trump’s comments give them a boost, grant them permission, provide them validation, but it is also the Republican Party through which Trump burst that has been courting, coddling and accommodating these people for decades. Trump is an articulation of the racists in Charlottesville and they are an articulation of him, and both are a logical extension of a party that has too often refused to rebuke them.


It’s not that Democrats have completely gotten this right, either. Too often, in response to the conservative impulse to punish, the liberal impulse is to pity. Pity does not alleviate oppression; it simply assuages guilt. The pity is not for the receiver but for the giver.


But in the modern age one party has operated with the ethos of racial inclusion and with an eye on celebrating varied forms of diversity, and the other has at times appealed directly to the racially intolerant by providing quiet sufferance.


It is possible to trace this devil’s dance back to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the emergence of Richard Nixon. After the passage of the act, the Republican Party, the party of Lincoln to which black people felt considerable fealty, turned on those people and stabbed them in the back.
In 1994 John Ehrlichman, Nixon’s domestic-policy adviser and a Watergate co-conspirator, confessed this to the author Dan Baum:
“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or blacks, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
The era Ehrlichman referred to was the beginning of the War on Drugs. Nixon started his offensive in 1971, declaring in a speech from the White House Briefing Room: “America’s public enemy No. 1 in the United States is drug abuse. In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive.”


The object of disrupting communities worked all too well — more than 40 million arrests have been conducted for drug-related offenses since 1971, with African-Americans being incarcerated in state prisons for these offenses at a rate that is 10 times greater than that for whites, according to Human Rights Watch.


In 1970, Nixon’s political strategist Kevin Phillips told The New York Times, “The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans.”
The Republican Party wanted the racists. It was strategy, the “Southern Strategy,” and it too has proved wildly successful. From there this cancer took hold.


The party itself has dispensed with public confessions of this inclination — at least until Trump — but the white supremacy still survives and even thrives in policy. The stated goals of the Republican Party are not completely dissimilar from many of the white nationalist positions.
If you advance policies like a return to more aggressive drug policies and voter suppression — things that you know without question will have a disproportionate and negative impact on people of color, what does that say about you?
It says that you want the policies without the poison, but they can’t be made separate: The policies are the poison.
And yes, this is all an outgrowth of white supremacy, a concept that many try to apply only to vocal, violent racists but that is in fact more broadly applicable and pervasive.


People think that they avoid the appellation because they do not openly hate. But hate is not a requirement of white supremacy. Just because one abhors violence and cruelty doesn’t mean that one truly believes that all people are equal — culturally, intellectually, creatively, morally. Entertaining the notion of imbalance — that white people are inherently better than others in any way — is also white supremacy.
The position of opposing racial cruelty can operate in much the same way as opposition to animal cruelty — people do it not because they deem the objects of that cruelty their equals, but rather because they cannot countenance the idea of inflicting pain and suffering on helpless and innocent creatures. But even here, the comparison cleaves, because suffering black people are judged to have courted their own suffering through a cascade of poor choices.


This is passive white supremacy, soft white supremacy, the kind divorced from hatred. It is permissible because it’s inconspicuous. But this soft white supremacy is more deadly, exponentially, than Nazis with tiki torches.


This soft white supremacy is the very thing on which the open racists build.
The white nationalists and the Nazis simply take the next step (not an altogether illogical one when wandering down the crooked path of racial hostility) and they overlay open animus.


This is apparently what draws the ire, what leaves people aghast: open articulation of racial hatred. That to me is a criminal act of denial that refuses to deal with the reality that racism is also signified far more subtly than through the wielding of slurs and sticks.
White supremacy, all across the spectrum, is what lights the way to the final step as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. articulated in his “The Other America” speech in 1967:


“In the final analysis, racism is evil because its ultimate logic is genocide. Hitler was a sick and tragic man who carried racism to its logical conclusion. And he ended up leading a nation to the point of killing about six million Jews. This is the tragedy of racism because its ultimate logic is genocide. If one says that I am not good enough to live next door to him, if one says that I am not good enough to eat at a lunch counter, or to have a good, decent job, or to go to school with him merely because of my race, he is saying consciously or unconsciously that I do not deserve to exist.”
Republicans, these people and this “president” are your progeny. That is the other inconvenient truth.

The Other Inconvenient Truth - The New York Times: ""

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

KKK denied permit to burn cross atop symbolic mountain in Georgia | US news | The Guardian

A Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain Park, Georgia, features Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee.

A Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain Park, Georgia, features Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee. Photograph: Alamy



"Georgia’s Stone Mountain park has denied the Ku Klux Klan’s request to burn a cross at the top of the mountain, where the second KKK was founded in 1915.



Joey Hobbs, of the Sacred Knights’ Ku Klux Klan, submitted a permit application request for 20 people to attend a cross-burning on top of the mountain, which is notorious for being tied to the KKK.



“We will light our cross and 20 minutes later we will be gone,” Hobbs wrote on the permit."



KKK denied permit to burn cross atop symbolic mountain in Georgia | US news | The Guardian

KKK denied permit to burn cross atop symbolic mountain in Georgia | US news | The Guardian

A Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain Park, Georgia, features Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee.

A Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain Park, Georgia, features Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee. Photograph: Alamy



"Georgia’s Stone Mountain park has denied the Ku Klux Klan’s request to burn a cross at the top of the mountain, where the second KKK was founded in 1915.



Joey Hobbs, of the Sacred Knights’ Ku Klux Klan, submitted a permit application request for 20 people to attend a cross-burning on top of the mountain, which is notorious for being tied to the KKK.



“We will light our cross and 20 minutes later we will be gone,” Hobbs wrote on the permit."



KKK denied permit to burn cross atop symbolic mountain in Georgia | US news | The Guardian

I was in Charlottesville. Trump was wrong about violence on the left | Jason Wilson | Opinion | The Guardian

A memorial at 4th and Water Streets, where Heather Heyer was killed when a car rammed into a group of counterprotesters last weekend.



"Let’s talk about what really happened.



On Friday night, hundreds of white supremacists and neo-fascists had a torchlight march across the University of Virginia’s campus, a place to which they had not been invited. They openly chanted fascist slogans like “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us”.



When they reached a much smaller group of counter-protesters gathered around a statue of Thomas Jefferson, they surrounded them, hurled verbal abuse and then commenced beating them with lit torches and fists, and using pepper spray on them. Some protesters told me they had been sprayed with lighter fluid while naked flames burned all around them.





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Some of the people trapped around the statue responded with fists and pepper spray, but their actions, and their posture, was entirely defensive from the start.



The “alt-right”, on the other hand, came prepared for violence, and they were spoiling for it.



That night, it was not the left that “came charging, with clubs in their hands”. Quite the contrary.



On Saturday, again, the far-right protesters came primed for violence, and most counter-protesters adopted an entirely defensive posture.



Hundreds of white supremacists, mostly young men, marched to Emancipation Park through the streets of Charlottesville in military-style formations.



Again, they chanted fascist slogans. They carried the colors of openly fascist organizations, which promote white supremacy, antisemitism, misogyny and the idea of a white ethno-state.



Many wore helmets and carried shields. Many carried clubs and chemical sprays. All of these were used on counter-protesters. And initially, the counter-protesters I saw from my perch at the south-east corner of the park used entirely passive methods to try to block the passage of the far-right groups.



As one of the far right’s formations approached Emancipation Park, I witnessed one of their number spray mace into the face of a young, female counter-protester who had done no more than talk to them.



I saw a large man, around 6ft 3in, dressed in full riot gear, swinging a club at any counter-protester he could find.



I saw a group of 250 or more white-shirted young men shove aside and threaten 20 members of the clergy who had linked arms at the top of a set of stairs, and hurl racial epithets at Cornel West.



At the time they did this, they were being monitored by counter-protesters, some of whom were themselves armed. But the fact that they were watching was welcomed by West, who said: “We would have been crushed like cockroaches if it were not for the anarchists and the antifascists.”



I was near the bottom of the stairs that West was standing at the top of. I think he’s right. And bear in mind that he and everyone else in the counter-protest were promoting the values of antiracism, feminism, LGBT rights and equality.



 One dead after car rams into anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville

There was violence from some counter-protesters. But most, like Heather Heyer, who was allegedly killed by one of the far-right marchers, were entirely peaceful.



Heyer’s killing and the injury of 20 people with a car was the culmination of a day where the right had come prepared for violence, appeared to be thirsting for it and committed far more of it than the other side. It was also a day when they gathered in the name of white supremacy.



I was in Charlottesville. Trump was wrong about violence on the left | Jason Wilson | Opinion | The Guardian

An American Hero-Mom's graceful call to action: "I'd rather have my child-but if I'm going to give her up, we're going to make it count."


Is this surprising? Netanyahu's policies share many commonalities of those who build the vast number of the monuments gto traitors between 1915 and 1925.


Finally, I have been calling for the removal of this state sponsored tribute to traitors since I moved to Georgia in 1984. My family fled Georgia to the frontier in Florida in 1866 to escape the reign of terror in the American South.


Momentum grows to remove Confederate monuments Since the violent protests in Charlottesville, lawmakers across the south are ramping up efforts to get rid of Confederate monuments in their cities. Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rep. Stacey Abrams weigh in. All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC

All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC:

Matthews: This wasn't the time to be impartial, Mr President In looking at Charlottesville, Chris Matthews says as the leader of our country, this was and is and will be forever seen as no time to be impartial for Trump. - Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC

Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC

Michael Steele to GOP: You will 'reap what you sow' | MSNBC

Michael Steele to GOP: You will 'reap what you sow' | MSNBC

Joe: Trump has chosen the wrong side | MSNBC #TrumpMustGo

Joe: Trump has chosen the wrong side | MSNBC

Donald Trump Just Issued This Incredibly Chilling Threat to a Rachel Maddow Producer

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"Trump’s new head lawyer, John Dowd, completely lost his temper after Maddow pointed out a mistake that he’d made in a recent statement. Dowd had been attacking special prosecutor Robert Mueller for his handling of the investigation into Trump’s connections to Russia, claiming that any investigation into Trump’s finances violated the statute of limitations in this particular case. Maddow picked up on the fact that a statute of limitations would only apply in the case of a crime, so if Dowd was talking about them, it must mean that criminal prosecution against Trump is on the table.

Maddow pressed him on this, asking ‘Who said anything about statute of limitations? Why are you bringing that up? The statute of limitations for prosecuting what crimes exactly?’ Dowd didn’t respond well to this line of questioning, simply giving the vague answer that ‘[They] have no evidence that any of these [Trump business] entities are under investigation,’ and that ‘I’m beginning to think it’s not true. I’m beginning to wonder where the hell it came from.’

After this hostile exchange, Dowd issued a disturbing threat to the producer who had called him before hanging up the phone, stating that ‘This is the last call we’ll ever have.’ It’s hard to know exactly what he meant by this, but the implication is clear, and it could certainly be interpreted as a threat against her well being. Whatever he meant, it’s a completely inappropriate thing for a lawyer to say to a member of the press.

Trump needs to understand that threatening investigators, cabinet officials, and television producers isn’t going to get him what he wants. Threatening the members of his own team has caused them to jump ship or completely embarrass his administration in the past, threatening investigators like Robert Mueller will only serve to further motivate them to find out what crimes he’s committed, and threatening members of the press is sure to backfire."

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President Trump must go - The Washington Post





"Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon gave the most disgusting public performance in the history of the American presidency. Framed by the vulgar excess of the lobby of Trump Tower, the president of the United States shook loose the constraints of his more decent-minded advisers and, speaking from his heart, defended white supremacists and by extension, their credos of hatred. He equated with those thugs the courageous Americans who had gathered to stand up to the racism, anti-Semitism and doctrine of violence that won the cheers and Nazi salutes of the alt-right hordes to whom Trump felt such loyalty.



After several days in which Trump and his advisers wrestled with what should have been a straightforward task — condemning the instigators of the unrest that rocked Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend — Trump revealed the reason that finding those words was such a struggle. He, too, is an extremist.



No one who values the best of what the United States has stood for could watch without feeling revulsion, anger or heartbreak. No one who comes from a past such as mine, which includes similar mobs rising up and ultimately collaborating in the murder of dozens of my family members in Hitler’s Europe, could view Trump’s performance without a degree of fear as well. Certainly, the same must be true for African Americans who have watched such mobs lynch their family members and seek to deny them the most basic rights."



President Trump must go - The Washington Post

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What did you expect from Trump? - The Washington Post





""...And to top it off, he equated Robert E. Lee, who waged war against the United States and fought to continue enslavement of fellow-human beings, with George Washington. Plainly, the New York education system, Fordham University and Wharton School of Business have failed Trump, promoting him without ensuring that he possessed basic reasoning skills and a grasp of American history. But in these institutions’ defense, he is unteachable, we have learned..."



What did you expect from Trump? - The Washington Post