Oh Christ, It's These Assholes Again: Nazis Descend On Tennessee For 'White Lives Matter' Rallies
Good morning! What are you doing today? Perhaps you are lying in bed, reading Wonkette, mentally planning your Halloween costume. Perhaps you are doing laundry. Perhaps you're not even planning on going out for Halloween at all? Perhaps you are planning to stay at home and pick your nose all evening while watching reruns of Columbo.
But whatever it is you are doing, if you are reading this right now, it is highly unlikely that you are spending your day going to one of the two "White Lives Matter" rallies in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee today, unless it is to counter protest. So you have that going for you. Literally nothing you could do with your day would be as pathetic or gross as doing that.
This latest Nazi rally is being put on by the white supremacist group Nationalist Front, and will feature speakers from various other Nazi groups with similarly stupid sounding names.
Via Washington Post:
This weekend’s rallies will include some familiar faces from Charlottesville: the Nationalist Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group; the Traditionalist Worker Party, which wants a separate white ethno-state; Anti-Communist Action, a right-wing group that believes America is being threatened by “communists” — a label they apply liberally; and Vanguard America, a white supremacist group that believes America is inherently a white nation and that identity must be preserved.
Absent from the rally, of course, is Crying Nazi Christopher Cantwell, who is too busy being in JAIL.
Here is some video of them marching around, whining about how they want the United States of America to be a white supremacist nation, just like the Confederacy and Nazi Germany, both of whom notably lost wars to the United States of America:
BREAKING: White nationalists march in to Shelbyville chanting "Closed borders, white nation, now we start the deportation." pic.twitter.com/0KeuEKCIQv— Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) October 28, 2017
Let's be real here. These people think they're gonna get to have AMERICA as their "white nation?" Please. That Craig Cobb asshole couldn't even get it together to make Leith, North Dakota (pop. 16 people total) a white supremacist town, and they think that they're going to find enough people who want anything to do with them to fill up the giant land mass that is AMERICA? I think not. As many shitty people as we have in this country, as many shitty people who voted for Donald Trump, as many shitty people as their are out there casually upholding white supremacy in shitty ways -- there are not exactly a fuckton of people out there who are all that eager to join their little white ethno-state.
These are people who vastly overestimate their appeal, and as counter-protester Daryle Jenkins points out, they're gonna end up getting smacked down by life when they go out and try to get jobs and live in the real world.
As well they should.
Honestly, I am not any more thrilled to share a country with them than they are to share it with, well, most of America. If we could somehow quarantine them all in some "ethnostate" where they could not vote in our American elections or otherwise bother normal Americans, I would not be 100% opposed to that. Frankly, I'd like to see them go away. And hell! Look at those damn rallies. They're like 95% men. They'd Darwin themselves out of existence before they'd ever have a chance to, what is it? Secure the existence of their "people" and a future for white children? GOOD LUCK WITH THAT SHIT.
I'm not saying that we shouldn't be concerned by these people. We should absolutely be concerned by them. The fact that they feel comfortable coming out of the closet these days, and marching through the streets freely announcing to god and everyone that they are disgusting racists is not good. The fact that Trump's election emboldened them is disturbing as hell.
But, while they may now feel comfortable, while they may feel it is now finally safe for them to come forward without having their lives ruined in the process, that most certainly does not have to be the case. We will make it unsafe for them, and we will make it uncomfortable for them, and we will all work together to make sure that this shit bites them all in the ass.
And then, yes, we will replace them.
Robyn Pennacchia is a brilliant, fabulously talented and visually stunning angel of a human being, who shrugged off what she is pretty sure would have been a Tony Award-winning career in musical theater in order to write about stuff on the internet. In addition to her work at Wonkette, she also has a biweekly column at Dame. Follow her on Twitter at @RobynElyse