Monday, October 31, 2016

SUPREMACIST GROUPS - White Nationalists

aka "In Trump's Basket of Deplorables"

"Why white nationalists hear a political ally in Donald Trump" PBS NewsHour 10/26/2016


SUMMARY:  White nationalist groups are nothing new to the U.S.  But in recent years, their numbers have grown, drawing whites who feel marginalized in today's America.  The NewsHour's P.J. Tobia visits a white separatist community in Indiana to understand why they're supporting Donald Trump this election.  Sensitivity Warning:  This report contains graphic images and symbols that are widely considered to represent hate speech.

P.J. TOBIA (NewsHour):  Late summer, in the hills of East Tennessee, a small group of white power activists hold a meeting.  There's merchandise, music, and a rewriting of history.

MAN:  Despite the mythology, Russian Jews were never oppressed in any way.

P.J. TOBIA:  Later, the group goes to a nearby town for a rally, in the center of it all, Matthew Heimbach.

MATTHEW HEIMBACH, Traditionalist Worker Party:  Because a white homeland shall be our homeland.

P.J. TOBIA:  Just 25 years old, the Southern Poverty Law Center has called Heimbach the face of a new generation of white nationalists.

In 2015, he founded the Traditionalist Worker Party.  They're white separatists who want distinct homelands in the U.S. for whites and blacks.  They want Jews out of the country entirely.

Are you guys racists?

MATTHEW HEIMBACH:  The definition of racist is thrown around all the time in America, and it's used almost exclusively just to determine any white people that want to be able to advocate for their best interests.

P.J. TOBIA:  But there were Nazis and all kinds of very strident anti-minority propaganda.  Anyone with a Nazi symbol on them is going to be considered a racist, if not racially insensitive.

MATTHEW HEIMBACH:  And so our movement is moving towards being a European-style nationalist movement.  And I respect all my comrades from other organizations.  They might take a little bit of a different presentation than we do.  And you can see what direction our movement is moving in.  And I'm happy to be a part of that.

Read as, "I'm happy to be a raciest Nazi."

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