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Fri Jul 26, 2019, 10:46 AM

American Women of the Far Right

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/12/13/american-women-of-the-far-right/

American Women of the Far Right
Glenna Gordon

It is a universal truth that women’s work is seldom recognized. But failing to acknowledge women’s part in sustaining white supremacy is not just sexist; it’s a dangerous mistake. For every media report about a white male terrorist who is portrayed as a “lone wolf” or a “madman,” there are untold stories about the women who provide support for, nurture, and connect these groups and individuals.

Lauren Southern is perhaps the most popular female figure on the far right. A media personality with a Twitter following of nearly 400,000, Southern made a film about “white genocide” in South Africa, a conspiracy theory that was picked up by Tucker Carlson on Fox News and led President Trump to tweet about the subject. I also met activists who were elected officials, such as Theresa Manzella, a member of the Montana House of Representatives, who told me that she had to act before Sharia law takes over and establishes no-go zones in her state—like the ones there were already in Michigan, she believed.

Then there were the others like Elaine Willman, a mid-level player in the Montana pro-white activist scene who claims she simply cares about “water rights” but is widely considered anti-American Indian; she told me that we’d already paid the Native Americans for their land once.
Or KrisAnne Hall, who, on her perpetual speaking tour, told lawmakers and citizens in the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing (at the invitation of a gun club) that they are not obliged to follow any laws made by the federal government.

While I was working on this project, I learned to conceal my shock and fear. To get the work done, I deflected the rare questions about me, and said, truthfully, that while I didn’t agree with them, I was interested in learning more about their ideas and why they believed these things.
Many assumed I was there to show them in a “positive light,” and were thrilled I had called them up and wanted to interview and photograph them—though this was not always the case. Some people declined to meet me, and early in my reporting, I was ejected from a conference of a neo-Confederate hate group and forcefully escorted out by armed men. The night before the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, I drove through the dark woods to a remote cottage without cellphone service and was “tested” by a group of neo-Nazis by being given a piece of pizza with bacon.

.......a piece of pizza with bacon is the test...........😳

Also Glenna Gordon pics are featured here too
https://www.topic.com/the-secret-weapons-of-the-far-right

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Response to lunasun (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 10:49 AM

1. The pizza with bacon was a "test"

to be sure the author was neither Muslim nor Jewish. Crazy, stupid fuckers.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 10:52 AM

3. Yes of course I understand that . But just moron enough to be highlighted with a comment

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 12:57 PM

6. I wouldn't eat pizza with bacon

and I am neither Muslim nor Jewish.

Pizza with bacon?

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 02:29 PM

7. Canadian bacon would be okay on pizza for me.

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Response to lunasun (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 10:51 AM

2. SO PREDICTABLE. This Lauren Southern thing...

TWENTY-FUCKING-FOUR and this fucked up already.

Get this: "Southern has spoken in opposition to feminism and has said that women are "not psychologically developed to hold leadership positions", and "not going to be as great being CEOs". In 2015 she attended SlutWalk and held a sign that read, "There is no rape culture in the West." She also said that it was "insane" to focus on the issue.

Tomi Junior:

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:30 AM

4. Kevin O'Leary, of Shark Tank fame, would disagree with her.

Kevin O'Leary: Why I Prefer to Invest in Women-Led Businesses
On stage at Inc.'s Women's Summit, the famous investor discussed how he chooses businesses on the show.

https://www.inc.com/emily-canal/kevin-oleary-women-led-companies-shark-tank-inc-womens-summit.html

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When Kevin O'Leary chooses companies to invest in on Shark Tank, he simply follows the data. It's a strategy that has led him to prefer women-led companies.

"It's not because I'm sexist," O'Leary said at the Inc. Women's Summit in New York City on Monday. "But because I'm getting better returns."

O'Leary has invested in more than 40 companies across Shark Tank's nine seasons. His company, O'Shares Investment, found that about 95 percent of the women-led companies met their financial targets, compared with just 65 percent for businesses with male leaders.

"That's because men were setting targets that were not achievable. Maybe that's the aggressive nature of how they work," O'Leary said. "Women don't waste time."


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Response to lunasun (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:44 AM

5. I've had three friends go far right in the past 10-15 years.

One was influenced by a man & the other two by the churches they joined. I've lost touch with two of them & I saw the third one last fall. She was wearing a GOD & GUNS tee shirt. Recently, another friend of mine has joined one of the two churches.

You can almost tell what kind of Christian someone is by the political party they identify with.

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