4 thoughts on “The White House Loves White Meat

  1. Santayana says:

    “While sticking to rhetoric of tolerance and inclusion, politicians have made winks and nods toward that dark river of which the Klan is a part. Richard Nixon had his Southern Strategy. Running for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan sent an unmistakable message by giving a speech about states’ rights near Philadelphia, Mississippi. George H.W. Bush used the notorious Willie Horton campaign commercial. And now suddenly, it’s no longer just winks and nods. Only when pressed by a reporter did Donald Trump in early 2016 reluctantly disavow the support of Klan leader David Duke. “David Duke endorsed me? O.K., all right. I disavow, O.K.?” Then as president he outraged people around the world by equating antiracist protesters with the unsavory brew of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and Klan members who gathered at Charlottesville, declaring that there were “some very fine people on both sides.” One of the least fine among the right-wingers rammed his car into a crowd of counterdemonstrators, killing one and injuring many others. Once again, it seems, the Klan is elbowing its way back into American public life.” (Adam Hochschild, “Ku Klux Klambakes.” New York Review of Books 12/7/17) http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/12/07/ku-klux-klambakes/ )

  2. New Norm says:

    “A Voice of Hate in America’s Heartland” (New York Times 11/25/17) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/25/us/ohio-hovater-white-nationalist.html
    “Nazis Are Just Like You and Me, Except They’re Nazis …despite what you may have read in The New York Times.” (The Atlantic 11/25/17)
    “Almost Everyone, Even The NYT Writer Who Profiled A ‘Heartland’ Nazi, Thought The Piece Was A Bad Idea” (UPROXX 11/26/17) http://uproxx.com/news/nyt-profile-nazi-normalize-reactions/
    “How the internet helps spread hate, Nazi views” (CNET 11/27/17) https://www.cnet.com/news/how-the-internet-helps-spread-hate-nazi-views-new-york-times-profile/

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