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Thread by @Ruetheday852: "People fight this everyday. It's been a life-long struggle for many. People have struggled in this country since it's birth. It is the root […]" #GOP

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✍️ People fight this everyday. It's been a life-long struggle for many. People have struggled in this country since it's birth. It is the root cause for what ails us today. It has far-reaching implications for this country and many other democracies around the world.
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I came across an 'Alt-Right Playbook' that gives advice on how to have a conversation with ‘alt-right’ members. It’s a 3-part series but I didn’t make it all the way through Part 1.
There is a lot of confusion about the whole spectrum of conservativism & libertarianism & where the alt-right fits in this spectrum. JMO & you don’t have to agree but the ‘new’ Republican Party & virtually all of the factions within are infused to some degree with racism.
There is a lower tolerance for racism on the left, but the failure to properly address racism is indication that some level of racism is acceptable. I have zero tolerance for racism and thankfully there are many like me. Unfortunately, there are just not enough of us.
Act for America – is the largest anti-Muslim hate group in America with 750K+ members. Their parade last year was promoted on the basis of women’s health issues and a focus was to protest against FGM, which happens to be illegal nationally, but that is the veil they hide behind.
Millions of Americans hide their racist beliefs behind similar facades. These false fronts DO NOT justify racist, bigoted actions. Thanks to Trump they have come out from behind their veils. More #GOP have openly revealed their warped beliefs.
With Trump’s blessings & apparent difficulty in denouncing the most hideous racist crimes, they have been given vindication by the highest office of the land. Following the Charlottesville tragedy, people tried to understand how young people could become a part of an alt-right
group chanting threatening racial slurs. The consensus was that these young racists felt as though they didn’t feel a sense of ‘belonging’ & it made them vulnerable to being recruited by racist groups.
On one TV news station, a former group member told people not to rebuke them, but to give them a hug. My response remains unchanged. If you want to go out and give someone a hug, find a Dreamer or a family member that is missing a loved one that has been deported.
Or find a person of color whose family member is unjustifiable being targeted by law enforcement or someone else who is being persecuted and shoved aside. If you want to have a ‘conversation’ stand up and defend the human beings the so called alt-right attack.
Have a conversation with these bullies when you see them abusing someone because of their gender, sexual orientation, faith, color or status. Then turn to the victims and tell them, you will fight for them. Many have, but many more need to.
We need to be more vocal and more demonstrative of our anti-racist beliefs to send these bullies the message that our society will not tolerate their beliefs and actions. Racism & bigotry in this country has become so ‘normalized’ because of its history.
Refusing to address it invites it to spread. It’s always been here. This rancid, toxic presidency has given these warped views a platform. The UN has issued several warnings on the rise of racism and racist rhetoric in this country.
There are 917+ active hate groups according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The alt-right as they are referred to are trying to have the SPLC declared as a hate group.
Deep seated racism has gripped this country for so long, that it has been suggested that these persecuted groups' DNA has perhaps been changed by it. There is evidence that the most 'inclusive people' make decisions unconsciously aware of their 'latent’ or 'implicit’ racism.
Putin has unleashed attacks on democracies around the world and is exploiting racism to gain traction. Bannon told Marie LePen in France to let people call her a racist and to wear it as a “badge of honor”. He has been touring democratic countries around the globe
to exert political influence and to push right-leaning parties further right. Were you wondering where Bannon went? He never left. He has just been promoted. The ‘coup’ he planned has been so successful here, his guiding wisdom is being offered world-wide.
Geoff Neale, the former chairman of the US Libertarian National Committee was appointed to help with the creation of the "International Alliance of Libertarian Parties (IALP). Its mission is to promote libertarian politics internationally. ialp.com/ialp-members/
There are now 21 countries that have joined. The implications of this are enormous, but that’s for another thread. Suffice to say that
libertarianism = fascism and a trait of fascism is nativism. Nativism = racism.
We need to declare war on racism. I have had my fill of people sending signals that it’s OK for people to be racist & bigoted. Racism has become a ‘social norm’ in this country because their behaviors are tolerated even justified by the 1st Amendment and other false fronts.
For an anti-racist movement to have an effect it needs to matter to the people whose behavior must change. The racist movement in this country is so big, so deeply ingrained in the American culture that it is going to take some serious political will, courage, stamina & strength
and strength to make the profound changes necessary. It’s going to take the same of white people and ‘straight’ people like me to stand out in front of these marginalized groups and defend them and denounce racism.
If racists don’t see people who look like them defending the people they are attacking because they don’t look like them, it will never change. What is the conversation I am supposed to have with this guy? You think he's an anomaly? Remember there are 917+ active hate groups.
A special message from me to to the Christian right that hides behind scripture, pro-life or ‘family values’ to exercise their racist & bigoted beliefs. You are neither Christian nor right. Jesus wasn’t a racist. He weeps, not for you, but for the people you attack in His name.
The angels that will be coming for you when your final race is run won’t be taking you ‘home’. You’ll be going to an altogether different destination, not because of what you have done, but because you are teaching these unholy lessons to your children.
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