Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Welcome to Donald Trump's America

The actor Shia LaBeouf was holding some kind of live streamed anti-Trump protest when an obnoxious white supremacist wearing a Hitler Youth cap and shouting fascist slogans interrupted it.

Instead of punching the obnoxious little fascist, Shia LaBeouf shouted at him to drown out the Nazi slogans, which allegedly included the assertion that "Hitler did nothing wrong".

The clip of this incident immediately went viral, and the sympathy of Trump supporters was predictably directed towards the outright fascist and not the Jewish man who got angry with him.

There is absolutely no doubt that the object of the Trumpsters' sympathies is a fascist. The hat he was wearing is undeniably a Hitler youth cap, and the "1488" phrase he shouted into the camera is a Nazi code. The "14" refers to the 14 Words of white supremacism invented by the white supremacist murderer David Lane (who died in jail for the murder of a Jewish radio presenter). The "88" refers to "Heil Hitler" because H is the eighth letter of the English alphabet.

Aside from this Nazi troll, other fans of the 1488 code include the white supremacist terrorist Dylan Roof, the white supremacist murderer Curtis Allgier and the Tennessee Barack Obama assassination plotters.

The reaction of Trumpsters to this incident was an orgy of condemnation of Shia LeBeouf backed up with an awful lot of sympathetic pleading on behalf of the neo-Nazi.

Here are some of the countless Trumpster reactions to a Jewish man getting angry at a Nazi hat-wearing troll shouting fascist slogans [source]:

"A hollywood bully""Liberal Bully & Nut Job. Don't see good things 4 him", "Keep it up libitards!1 You are doing just what you do best!!""rather a violent outburst for someone promoting peace and  diversity""Something is seriously wrong with Labeouf", "Liberals are the most bizarre form of hellish spawn Satan created", "Anybody got a straight jacket for him?", "Leftist coward", "oh the hate!""Libs are so diabolical""The non-actor was bullied by the actor", "Look at the Left Wing Bullies. No tolerance. No debate, Just Bullying at it's finest"  ...

So in Trumpland a Jew who gets angry with a Nazi is actually a hateful and mentally ill bully, and the Nazi is the poor innocent victim who deserves to be tolerated!

Perhaps a quote from Adolf Hitler might help to illustrate why tolerance of fascists is not such a good idea?

"Only one thing could have stopped our movement - if our adversaries had understood its principle and from the first day smashed with the utmost brutality the nucleus of our new movement." Adolf Hitler, 1934
One of the other commonly occurring Trumpster arguments against LaBeouf is to deny the absolutely obvious with questions like "where do you get the info to assert that this man is a 'white supremacist'?" as if it's not obvious from the Nazi hat he was wearing and the white supremacist code he was shouting into the camera!

The Trumpster doesn't really want to know the answer to the question though, they're just asking it in order to try to add confusion and doubt into the debate and to gain recommendations and upvotes from other Trumpsters.

I'm sure that a lot of these Trumpsters who insist on sympathising with an actual Nazi think of themselves as patriots, but their impassioned defence of an outright Nazi is pretty damned hard to square with the fact that 407,300 American servicemen died in the Second World War in order to defeat Nazism and Japanese imperialism.

It's incredibly sad that there are still Second World War veterans alive today, but their sacrifices have already been forgotten so badly that people who imagine themselves to be American patriots actually jump to the defence of an obvious Nazi, and bitterly condemn the Jewish man who got angry with him.

Things certainly aren't looking good for America when people have become so conditioned by the right-wing media that it's easy to trick Trump supporters into agreeing with Adolf Hitler quotes and a white supremacist Nazi troll becomes the object of a mass outpouring of Trumpster sympathy.

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