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Showing posts with label Martin Niemöller. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Atomwaffen: Neo-Nazi Group Linked To 3 Accused Killers







First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— 
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.
If the nation doesn't stop growing white nationalist and white supremacy you might find yourself in the midst of a sinking ship.
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NPR recently published a piece about killings across the country which have resulted in the arrest of neo-Nazi white supremacists. No matter your political lean, the nascent manifestation of overt white supremacy directly coincides with the proliferation of Donald Trump. We are not positing Trump is a white supremacist despite a history which indicates inclination of personal racism which spans well beyond common American bigotry.  

After the following video of a recent white supremacist rally (tiny crowd) in Michigan, we offer a Propublica piece with evidence of growing hate based killings perpetrated by American white supremacists. The aforementioned NPR piece immediately follows the video.

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NPR (lede paragraphs)
At first glance, five killings in three states since last May appeared to be unrelated, isolated cases. 
But a common thread is emerging. Three young men have been charged, and all appear to have links to the same white supremacist group: the Atomwaffen Division. 
Read more here before entering a ProPublica piece about Atomwaffen.

Pro Publica

Atomwaffen, Extremist Group Whose Members Have Been Charged in Five Murders, Loses Some of Its Platforms


At least four technology companies have taken steps to bar Atomwaffen Division, a violent neo-Nazi organization, from using their online services and platforms to spread its message or fund its operations.

The action comes after ProPublica reports detailing the organization’s terrorist ambitions and revealing that the California man charged with murdering Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old college student found buried in an Orange County park earlier this year, was an Atomwaffen member.

Activists and journalists with other media outlets have criticized the tech firms — among them chat services, web merchants, social media channels and gaming platforms — for enabling the outfit, which has members in 23 states and Canada, records show.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s happened since ProPublica reported on Feb. 23 that chat logs used by Atomwaffen showed members celebrating Bernstein’s murder. Bernstein was gay and Jewish, and Atomwaffen members took to calling his accused killer, Samuel Woodward, a “one man gay Jew wrecking crew.”

Discord
Discord was designed to allow video gamers to communicate with one another while immersed in multiplayer online games, but over the past year it has been co-opted by white supremacists who have used it to share bomb-making manuals, plot the violent confrontations in Charlottesville, Virginia, and, in the case of Atomwaffen, revel in the killing of Bernstein.

Scattered across the country, Atomwaffen members relied on Discord to disseminate confidential information and make organizational plans.

After ProPublica obtained more than 250,000 Discord messages posted by Atomwaffen members and reprinted excerpts of those messages as part of our Feb. 23 article, Discord quickly shut down the group’s server.

Discord’s terms of service “specifically prohibit harassment, threatening messages, or calls to violence,” the company said in an emailed statement to ProPublica. “There were a handful of servers that violated these ToS recently and were swiftly removed from the platform. We will continue to be aggressive to ensure that Discord exists for the community we set out to support — gamers."

YouTube and Steam
Atomwaffen had long posted its propaganda videos, which are full of violent imagery and racist messaging, on YouTube, where the group had its own channel. Then Motherboard, the Daily Beast, and the Anti-Defamation League took on the video-sharing giant.

As the Daily Beast noted, Atomwaffen seemed to be in clear violation of YouTube’s policy on hate speech, which bans videos made with “the primary purpose of inciting hatred against individuals or groups based on certain attributes, such as: race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation/gender identity.”

At first, YouTube balked at pulling down the videos, which call for “race war now” and the mass murder of Jews. But on Feb. 28, the company reversed its position and terminated the Atomwaffen channel.

Still, a second channel maintained by the group, SIEGEtv, which promotes Nazi ideology, is online and active.

Motherboard, an arm of Vice Media, also discovered that there was an Atomwaffen group on the community discussion board of Steam, a gaming platform.

“The group only has 17 members, but their accounts are a disturbing grab bag of Nazi imagery and Atomwaffen-style propaganda,” Motherboard reported. “The group’s description section clearly states its racist worldview. One member has used the screen name ‘PURE ARYAN 100%,’ and uses a photo of South Carolina mass murderer Dylann Roof as his avatar.”

Valve, the parent company of Steam, has deleted the group.

Inktale
Until recently, Atomwaffen used Inktale, an online t-shirt retailer, to fund its operations through the sale of Nazi-themed t-shirts. Shirt designs celebrated figures like Charles Manson and Atomwaffen’s ideological inspiration, longtime Nazi James Mason. (The t-shirt with Mason’s image read “Give hate a chance.”)

On Feb. 24, Twitter users began confronting the company.
The next day Inktale quit selling the shirts.

The company told ProPublica that “Inktale reserves the right to review, and if necessary remove, any content from the site.“

“In this case, the user in question violated part 3 of the Acceptable Content Policy (https://inktale.com/content-policy), thus their profile and products were deleted.”

The on-demand t-shirt printer said it has systems in place to keep organizations like Atomwaffen from using its services, “but we also appreciate anyone reporting inappropriate content to our team from the outside, and we take such claims very seriously.”

Cloudflare
The San Francisco-based company provides anti-hack protection to two Atomwaffen websites: AtomwaffenDivision.org and SiegeCulture.com. As part of that protection, Cloudflare obscures the name of the hosting company providing Atomwaffen with space on the internet.

Cloudflare, which sells services to some 7 million websites, said it has no control over the content on those sites and doesn’t plan to stop doing business with Atomwaffen. From the company’s perspective, it’s up to the web hosts, domain registrars and ISPs to decide if they want to yank Atomwaffen’s sites, said Cloudflare general counsel Doug Kramer.

“We don’t want to be put in the position of being judge and jury on our own,” said Kramer, noting the struggles of much larger outfits like YouTube and Facebook to identify unacceptable content. “We’ve seen that we get some legitimate complaints and we get some that aren’t on the up-and-up — that are people going after other people with whom they disagree.”
However, on at least one occasion, Cloudflare has cut ties with a Nazi site: In August 2017, days after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the company ousted The Daily Stormer, an avowedly racist and anti-Semitic news site.

“Earlier today, Cloudflare terminated the account of the Daily Stormer,” wrote CEO Matthew Prince on the company’s blog at the time. “Our terms of service reserve the right for us to terminate users of our network at our sole discretion. The tipping point for us making this decision was that the team behind Daily Stormer made the claim that we were secretly supporters of their ideology.”

Kramer stressed that members of the public concerned about Atomwaffen’s websites can use Cloudflare’s abuse form to anonymously report the sites, and that Cloudflare will notify the owners or web hosts.

That system was reformed last May in the wake of a ProPublica report revealing that people were being harassed and threatened after complaining to Cloudflare about hate sites, including The Daily Stormer. At the time, the company was sharing the personal information of the complainants with the racist sites.

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Will the United States follow other historic examples of over the top nationalism laced with genocidal racism in some cases?
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Former Google Engineer Has History of An Affinity for White Nationalism (AKA Alt-right)



Do you recall hearing about the "alt-right?" If you recall hearing the moniker, it is worth noting the words have been deployed to deflect and disguise a great evil, much like the wearing of hoods and robes by Ku Klux Klan member at their cross burnings and cases of African-American harassment.

As an example. while not the classic white hood and robe, a two-minutes scene from the movie Django Unchained should, in a humorous way, speak to the cloaking analogy.


The words: "Alt-right" serves a similar purpose. The leaders of the far-right racist, misogynist, and anti-Jewish ideology have also developed and promulgate a cartoon character to facilitate subliminal advancement of their social disease.
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A brief set of excerpts from Wikipedia will help.

Wikipedia
The alt-right, or alternative right, is a loosely defined group of people with far-right ideologies who reject mainstream conservatism in favor of white nationalism, principally in the United States, but also to a lesser degree in Canada and Europe.[1][2][3][4]

Beliefs

The Associated Press stated that the alt-right' or 'alternative right' is a name currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to themselves and their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States in addition to, or over, other traditional conservative positions such as limited government, low taxes and strict law-and-order. The movement has been described as a mix of racism, white nationalism and populism ... criticizes "multiculturalism" and more rights for non-whites, women, Jews, Muslims, gays, immigrants and other minorities. Its members reject the American democratic ideal that all should have equality under the law regardless of creed, gender, ethnic origin or race.[1][46]

 So what of the long intro to this piece?

Since you successfully remembered the "alt-right", you may very well recall the well-publicized Google firing of a young Engineer (late last week).


If you do not recall the firing and all that precipitated the termination, here is the story (or reminder).

The memo, called “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” Is basically ten pages of "alt-right far-right bull cap (For expediency). The essence of the memo and the item which precipitated the Engineer's firing was as such:  he argued that women are innately incapable, unwilling, or unfit to perform a wide range of engineering and tech industry jobs. 

Indications of bigotry and misogyny: 

I wonder if the young racist is aware of women have a dominant and integral role in tracking international terrorists while many serve in our security services.   
Is it possible he is unaware that we have women pilots in our military, and that includes fighter pilots?   
He is actually old enough to know that an increasing number of woman are serving at the highest levels in US corporations.   
The Verge offers an excellent report on the socially degenerate former Google employee. Link.

I still haven't explained why I opened with the so-called Alt-right, have I?  within hours of being fired for his Paleozoic Era 10-page treatise what did the young bigot do?  He sat for a video interviewed with a well known and popular YouTube alt-right facilitator: Stefan Molyneux.  His full interview is posted below but if you are a rational person you like me, skipped through the far-right broadcast picking key points.  After all, the salient point is the actual visit with Molyneux in an of itself.

45 minutes of unadulterated bigotry.









Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. 
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew. 
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.



Of course, you are not one who supports alt-right far right lunacy, bigotry and racism Yet if you think with any level of depth, you will accept the fact your vote for the GOP is as enabling (and facilitating) of Neo-American fascism as the low intellect bigot who joins white nationalists and alt-right protest gatherings. You are ,more precisely, a facilitator of the very ideology stated by Demore ad the alt-right.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Growing US White Supremacy



We recognize US racism is a topic many of our readers avoid reading or read reluctantly but life in America is changing and many are practicing an avoidance demeanor which will bring us back to our past (internationally).

We persevere! 

It is a fact there were many many across the span of humankind who may have taken the position of: "Sssshhh, if we draw attention, they will turn on us."
 David Himbara former Rwandan head of state 
"When they came for Umuhoza Ingabire, I did not speak out; I was not a Hutu." 
Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. 
Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist. 
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—  
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—  
Because I was not a Jew. 
—and there was no one left to speak for me.
And, life has a tendency to repeat itself, if we allow such.

The Independent UK
Well known white supremacist and Charles Barkley's choice to interact with one of the nation's most overt white supremacists.

Short version.



More: the full interaction.



Since the video was the central impetus for this blog post, we will move to end with a few newsworthy items.

Google Chrome extension replaces 'alt-right' with 'white supremacy' HUFFPO Google Chrome via @blackvoices

Donald Trump has unleashed a white crime wave — via @slate http://read.bi/2rn9REY via @bi_contributors

It also seeps into the national psyche and, yes it is growing like a field of weeds. 




In closing, we published this piece on yesterday. link.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Deviate Image Circulates Via Right-wing Deviates


We ordinarily avoid the most disgusting exhibitions of Right-wing derangement, but there are times when one just has to speak out. 

Randa Morris of Addictinginfo published a piece we are going to share.  We realize once published it is impossible prevent viewing by people who are very young, but as we thought about the images, we came to that point of "Well, maybe our young should see the extent to which SOME conservative Americans will stoop to malign." If they will share behind the scenes images to attack the 44th President of the United States, what will they do to attack you and me?  

If you have visited The Progressive Influence from time to time you have seen the disparaging Obama/ape images. You have seen the Confederate Flag waved proudly in front the White House; occupied by an African-American.  You never saw such actions as long as the White House was occupied by a white president (a person of conferred privilege). Without a doubt you have, like me, observed not one word of contempt from the GOP, right-wing media and from right-wing pundits if employed by other than MSNBC. Silence and failing to confront tyranny enables and has been proven as a serious human foible throughout the history of mankind .

Attacks on women, public schools, public employees, unions, auto workers, non-Christians, veterans the elderly minority voters, and the impoverished leads to one conclusion.  They will eventually come for you!

We remind!

MARTIN NIEMÖLLER: "FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE SOCIALISTS..."

Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.
Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- 
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.

Thank Addictinginfo for this posting by VISITING the site. It is truly addiciting!

New Level Of Sick; Right Wing Nut Job Photo-Shops President’s Hand In His Daughter’s Pants

AUTHOR:  DECEMBER 3, 2013 3:49 AM
Photo-shopped picture falsely portrays Obama as child molester.
A right-wing sicko posts a photo-shopped picture that looks like Obama’s molesting his daughter, and it goes viral. Is there nothing these people won’t do? From the Libtards facebook page.
Right wing degenerates are circulating a badly photo-shopped picture of President Obama with his daughter, Sasha. Even if nothing up until now did, this photo suggests that there is no level to which right wing hatemongers will not stoop, in order to to smear the president.

The photo-shopped picture supposedly shows the president molesting his daughter, Sasha.

A right wing fanatic who goes by the name of Dixon Diaz, claims to have taken a photo of the president with his hand down the front of his daughter Sasha’s pants. Diaz is circulating photo-shopped picture on facebook, twitter and other social media sites, claiming that it is real.
In spite of a slew of complaints in regards to the photo-shopped picture, including many from his own followers, Diaz continues to defend the image as “not faked.” In an effort to show his fellow right wing fanatics that the picture is “not faked” Diaz posted these two images side by side. On the left is the photo-shopped picture that Diaz claims to have taken, on the right is actual photo.

 It’s not hard to tell the picture is a fake.

Even a casual glance at the two images, shown side by side, makes it easy to tell that Diaz’s photo is a fake. While I hate to even bother wasting time on debunking this absurdity, Diaz claims that the second photo was taken just “seconds before or after” the original. If that were true, then Sasha Obama is growing at a rate faster than any child in history. Her one arm alone would have gained several inches, in a matter of seconds. Her legs (from waist to knees at the bottom of the photo-shopped picture) appear to have grown even longer, even faster.
Diaz tries to explain the difference in Sasha’s height by suggesting that “maybe she went down a step.” The only problem is that if you measure Sasha’s legs, arms and midsection, these areas completely change in proportion, from one image to the next. President Obama’s arm also becomes miraculously longer in Diaz’s photo-shopped picture. So does his tie… The easiest way to tell that the image has been doctored, without even measuring the key points, is just to note how much the photo-shopped picture blurs in certain areas, especially around Sasha.

Not even Diaz’s followers believe the photo-shopped picture is real.

Not even the cultist followers of Diaz’s “Libtards” blog and facebook page took this photo-shopped picture for anything but a fake. That leaves me to wonder why he still has followers at all. He says that he took this photo himself, yet he makes no claims as to where or when it was taken. Then there’s the fact that the image shows Sasha as a girl much younger than she is today. Yet, there’s no explanation as to why Diaz is just now posting the image online, apparently years after it was taken. Since even Diaz’s supporters have called this photo-shopped picture out as a fake, it seems like they would catch on to the fact that Diaz is nothing but a scam artist. Why keep reading his blog and following his page, once you know that?

It’s hard to imagine how the right wing can stoop any lower than this.

Is this photo-shopped picture a whole new low for right wing fanatics? They’ve accused the president of everything from being a terrorist to having a gay lover. They’ve plastered racist photos calling for the assassination of the president on social media outlets and have created an entire film festival of lower than low videos for youtube. After the past 5 years of hate-mongering, there are very few “new lows” left for them to stoop to. Yet, by photo-shopping a picture of the president with his hand down his daughter’s pants, they found one.
It seems hard to imagine how the right wing could stoop any lower than this photo-shopped picture of President Obama and Sasha. Maybe they’ve actually made it all the way down to the bottom wrung this time, leaving themselves nowhere to go from here, but up. I doubt it. But we can always hope.
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Conservative "War on Women" : First The Came.....


For our mothers, our sisters and our daughters.

Conservative "War on Women."  

http://youtu.be/HC1nV1VnMI4



It is important to understand, these people only have respect for their money-brokers, their personal wealth and their want of life as it was many many years ago.  

And they will come for you......


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- 
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me

MARTIN NIEMÖLLER: "FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE SOCIALISTS..."

Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor 
who opposed the Nazi regime. He spent the last 
seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. 
Germany, 1937.
— Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.



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