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Darkly Humorous YT Clip from 2013 about “Wolfenstein Fan Clubs”

August 13, 2017 5 comments

As almost every single one of you might have heard by now, a ‘Unite the Right Rally‘ on Aug 11th and 12th 2017 in Charlottesville ended up being quite the shitshow. One woman died and 20 more people were injured when an ‘alt-right’ asshole ran them over with his car. Shortly after that, two cops died in a helicopter crash near the site of the rally and counter-protests. Anyway.. with all the usual statements, noises and opinions about the incidents which occurred over that weekend- it is worth remembering something.

Most Americans have a poor grasp of history, especially if events in question occurred in other countries. Perhaps that is why dumbfucks who have never left the midwest feel affinities for ideologies as repulsive as Nazism and Fascism. And maybe that is why pudgy underemployed white guys in golf shirts and khakis carrying citronella scented Tiki torches fancy themselves as saviors of the “white race”. While Trump’s victory in Nov 2016 did give an extra boost to such ideologies, it is also true that historical ignorance, racism in all its forms and interest in fascism are as American as apple pie.

It does not help that allegedly “respectable” main stream media outfits such as the NYT, Atlantic, WP have given tons of free publicity to douchebags like Richard Spencer. The ‘alt-right’ as it exists today is largely an attempt to repackage a number of disreputable older ideologies from fascism to Nazism along with a big helping of american-style racism. To be clear, I am against censoring free speech- even if it is extremely offensive. Having said that, it is also necessary to vigorously critique (and mock) those who express their support for such ideologies.

What do you think? Comments?