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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:53 PM

Anti-Semitism Fuels Far-Right Reaction to Flynn News

Source: Newsweek Magazine




FLYNN’S COOPERATION IN RUSSIA INVESTIGATION FALSELY BLAMED ON JEWS AND THE MEDIA BY FAR-RIGHT CONSPIRACISTS

BY MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN ON 12/1/17 AT 4:18 PM

Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn has reportedly offered his cooperation in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. If ABC News is to be believed, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser is specifically prepared to testify that the president directed him to reach out to the Russians, “initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria.”

Well, this news is unsettling for some of Trump’s fans on the far-right end of the political spectrum. Some of them are currently storming through the Internet, looking for a scapegoat—any scapegoat at all, really—upon whom they can heap blame for this particular turn of events. Jewish people, who are among the primary targets of alt-right abuse on social media, have taken quite a bit of the heat so far, and Democrats, the media and Barack Obama have also been targeted with wrath.

One of these abusers is Jared Wyand, a Trump mega-fan who accumulated a huge following on Twitter during the election—only to be banned for calling Star Wars: Rogue One part of a Jewish conspiracy in December of last year (yes, really)—who posts into the void on Gab, a social media website that hosts large numbers of neo-fascist, Nazi, and white supremacist users. He let his followers know that he thought the Jews were not only responsible for this Star Wars-related plot, but also for the bad news about Flynn.

“Not that any of this is anywhere near criminal but here is Zionism at the center again,” Wyand mused on the alt-right’s favorite social media site. “I wonder (((who))) was pestering Trump admin for this information.” (Far-right social media users put triple parenthesis around words—“who,” in this case—to connote Jewishness.)

Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/flynn-cooperation-russia-investigation-falsely-blamed-jews-far-right-729011

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Reply Anti-Semitism Fuels Far-Right Reaction to Flynn News (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2017 OP
Solly Mack Dec 2017 #1
Ligyron Dec 2017 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2017 #3
Lulu KC Dec 2017 #4
keithbvadu2 Dec 2017 #5
MountCleaners Dec 2017 #6
Fantastic Anarchist Dec 2017 #8
Fantastic Anarchist Dec 2017 #7
Behind the Aegis Dec 2017 #9
leftynyc Dec 2017 #10
Mc Mike Dec 2017 #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 07:01 PM

1. Sick, sick people.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 07:02 PM

2. Watch that Dick-wad Trump tweet a link.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 07:05 PM

3. Jared W. hates Jared K for being a jew? Nuts. . . . . nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 07:47 PM

4. Perfect time for DT to throw in moving the capital of Israel to Jerusalem n/t

This really is a wild ride.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 08:05 PM

5. Jared K; tolerated in the right wing sphere as long as he is useful. When things go bad, it will bec

Jared K; tolerated in the right wing sphere as long as he is useful. When things go bad, it will become ‘blame the Jew’.

Jared K has already been in their sights but Trump had to tell Breitbart to tone it down.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 08:47 PM

6. Yeah...

They've been saying forever that it's all Kushner's fault.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 02:14 AM

8. The Weimar Republic was transformed into a fascist state based on such bullshit.

Whatever went wrong, it was blamed on us, on commies, other socialists/anarchists, enemies of the state, the mentally infirm, the intelligentsia, Slavs, homosexuals, Roma, and anyone else who fit into the Trump, I mean, Hitler cult of hate and terror.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 02:08 AM

7. Rogue One sucked balls but I assure you, I had no part in it being terrible.

Or, maybe I missed the meeting and wasn't let in on the conspiracy?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 04:52 AM

9. No surprises.

How bad will it get? If it does get bad, will others even care? I don't think so, in fact, I think there will be those who join in the anti-Semitism, and like the right, hide behind "criticism" of Zionism and even go to great lengths to tie in Israel. As this administration falls, and it will, the Jews will be the most obvious target, but it will be "under the radar" of most people, so few will give two fucks.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 05:38 AM

10. Sadly agree

 

Any time spent on right wing comment boards tell that tale. Nice to see you, fellow insomniac.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 12:01 PM

11. The major rift in the dRump white house has always been birchers vs Jewish wiseguys.

dRump is an anti-semite. Likes hitler, retweets nazis constantly, etc.

But virulent anti-semitic nazi birchers are half of his foreign policy/ international relations/ national security team, and wiseguys like Kushner, Cohen, Sater, Epshteyn are the other half, they were the only thing dRump brought to the table personally, in terms of international connections.

He has italian and irish wise guy connections, too, but those people haven't been players in current events. dRump used Roy Cohn, but screwed him over as soon as it was safe to do so. He's not friends with his wiseguy buddies, he has no friends. He just low-keys his anti-semitism pro-nazism if there's money to be made.

The issue for his admin has always been 'how to keep a coalition of nazis and Jewish wiseguys intact'. Now a bircher gets flipped, and we get to hear the birchers blame 'the Jews.'

They were going to attack 'the Jews' anyway, so it's just sore loser talk from our american nazis.

'The Jews' are a very small percentage of the US and world population, so if they really did everything the nazis are always blaming them for, they'd all have to be as busy as one armed paper hangers, and be capable of Flash/quicksilver levels of speed. No sensible statement is ever going to come out of the nazis, their brains function like a cuckoo clock keeping time in hell.

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