Absent Donald Trump's incitements to violence and empowering of alt-right and Neo-Nazi groups does anyone believe an armed march against Jews and those who support them would be in the planning stages for a confrontation before Der Fuhrer's inauguration next month? Its as if every foul racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic group now feels free to crawl out from under the rocks and social slime they have hidden under for decades. Just as frightening, silence of any form of condemnation of such behavior coming bot Herr Trump and "good Republicans" is deafening. To my GOP "friends," if you do not support this type of viciousness and hatred as you claim, why are you silent? Or am I correct in assuming that you actually support it even if you will not admit so in polite society? A piece in LawNewz looks at troubling events being planned by Neo-Nazi groups and "news" outlets. Here are highlights:
The neo-Nazi website, The Daily Stormer, is advertising an “armed protest” in the city of Whitefish, Montana “against Jews, Jewish businesses and everyone who supports either.” The event is being organized by the site’s publisher Andrew Anglin as a result of ongoing controversy involving white nationalist Richard Spencer, and his mother who lives in Whitefish.
The announcement, which went up on Friday, says that the march will take place in the second week of January, “just before the inauguration” of President-elect Donald Trump. The post on the Daily Stormer instructs participants not to actually engage in violence, but does call for hundreds of people to walk the streets with guns, citing Montana’s “extremely liberal open carry laws.” People from outside the local community are being called on to join in the armed intimidation tactics, with the announcement saying that they are “busing in skinheads from the Bay Area” to increase their numbers. Anglin has also posted the names and addresses of various individuals, organizations, and businesses to target.
Montana Senator Steve Daines tweeted his opposition to the building anti-Semitic activity in his state.
The Anti-Defamation League said on Friday that they have “been in regular contact with the victim families, as well as relevant law enforcement authorities and other public officials,” including the U.S. Department of Justice.
I find this very frightening and can only imagine how much worse things may get after the inauguration of Der Fuhrer on January 20, 2017.