12. januar 2018

‘Not today Antifa’: Liberale Newsweek adopterer Antifa-logik, problematiserer patriotisk forsvarsvilje

Tidligere på ugen fortalte Newsweek sine liberal-borgerlige læsere, at et våbenfirma truede ‘leftists’ med tunge våben. Baggrunden var en skøn annonce, hvor sværtbevæbnede amerikanske patrioter stoppede en gruppe sortklædte venstreradikale, der blandet andet var bevæbnede med slagvåben. Not today Antifa, lød parolen.

Bearing Arms citerer gensvaret, og det er lige på kornet – Spike’s Tactical And Pipe Hitters Union Responds To Newsweek.

“‘Every year we do a centerfold ad together with Spike’s Tactical for SHOT Show, and this year, after the rioting in several cities throughout the U.S., we decided to address those who are anti-American, anti-government and anti-democracy in our advertisement. We believe that anyone who supports this great nation, the Constitution and our democratic republic supports our stance.’

According to Osiris, that stance is that the people who are behind the Antifa movement are anti-American.

‘They often incite violence, cause property damage and commit crimes, while hiding behind a veil of anti-fascism, but in reality they are no more than an unorganized group of domestic terrorists.’ Osiris said. …

‘We would never advocate violence, unless it is in the form of self-defense,’ said Cope. ‘And for the record, our rifles are available for sale to any responsible person who is legally allowed to own a firearm, regardless of how they register to vote,’ said Cope.”

“Spike’s Tactical, a gun company, previewed an ad on its Facebook page that depicts four heavily armed white men standing on the opposite side of a barrier and facing down a group of masked, unarmed antifa protesters. … The ad, which anti-fascists worry is fueling a desire to kill leftists, was run in conjunction with a clothing company called Pipe Hitters Union…” (Newsweek, 8. januar 2018)

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28. december 2017

Newsweek: Trumps julehilsen politiserer julen, gør den til et våben for hvid supremacisme… Nazisme!

Der skrives mange uhyrlige ting om Donald Trump. Herunder det meste fra en bizar artikel i Newsweek, hvor Trumps beslutning om at omgøre Barack Obamas religionsneutrale julehilsen, ses som politisering af julen, og et forsøg på at gøre den til et våben for hvid supremacisme. Artiklen ender med Nazi-Tyskland, selvom det dog indrømmes, at Trump ikke har opfordret til folkedrab. Han har ønsket glædelig jul, og i kulturmarxistiske saloner er det næsten det samme. Vi lever virkelig i vanvittige tider.

Christina Maza i liberale Newsweek – How Trump and the nazis stole Christmas to promote white nationalism.

“President Donald Trump wants Americans to think he reinvented Christmas.

‘We can say ‘merry Christmas’ again,’ he has said on numerous occasions, both during his campaign for president and his presidency. … Trump supporters say Americans have become too politically correct when they wish people happy holidays, a neutral term that can be used for people who celebrate Hanukkah, Eid al-Adha or any other religious holiday that takes place around the same time as Christmas.

But critics counter that Trump is promoting a version of the holidays that excludes members of other religions, and that his crusade to bring back Christmas is part of a larger attempt by the president to define America as a country for white Christians alone.

Wishing people ‘merry Christmas’ instead of ‘happy holidays’ is thus in line with Trump’s decision to ban citizens of Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, critics say. It fits neatly with his refusal to condemn white supremacists when they march against diversity, and with his condemnation of athletes who protest police brutality against black men.

With this in mind, the fight to end the war on Christmas is exclusionary politics at its most flagrant.

‘I see such invocations of Christmas as a kind of cypher, what some would call a dog whistle. It does not appear to be intolerant or extreme, but to attentive audiences it speaks volumes about identity and belonging—who and what are fully American,’ Richard King, a professor at Washington State University who studies how white supremacists exploit culture, told Newsweek.

‘Much like ‘Make America Great Again,’ panics over the protests by NFL players and the defense of Confederate memory, Christmas is a way to talk about peril, to assert a soft or hard version of white nationalism,’ he said. …

Trump isn’t the first political figure in history to co-opt Christmas. In fact, some see parallels between Trump’s speeches in front of Christmas trees and attempts by authoritarian regimes like the Nazis to manipulate popular celebrations to promote a political ideology. But by weaponizing Christmas in this way, Trump is bringing a dangerous tradition of politicizing religious holidays into the United States, one expert says.

‘Because Americans have enjoyed a relatively stable political system, Christmas in the U.S. has been relatively immune to the overt politicization of the holiday,’ Joe Perry told Newsweek. He is the author of the book Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History, which examines the way Nazis used Christmas to spread fascism. …

Likewise, Nazi Germany’s propagandists rooted their idea of Christmas in visions of ethno-nationalism. They rewrote the lyrics of Christmas carols, promoted Nazified holiday traditions and launched numerous Christmas charity events for poor Germans. The ultimate goal was to draw a clear line between those who belonged and those who should be excluded and not benefit from the joys of Christmas.

Trump’s rhetoric differs from that of Nazi Germany’s, most notably because he has never advocated genocide. But…

(Cristina Maza, Newsweek; Grafik: Twitter)

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