“But that’s just the thing: The full and chilling context of the rise of
white nationalists to power in the United States isn’t obvious to
everyone. And it gets more and more obscured by using the language of
“hardliners” and “partisanship” and “ideology” without acknowledging
that the “hard line” is rooted in eliminationist racism, that the
“partisanship” is on behalf of a party that has become the party of
white conservative Christian resentment, and the “ideology” is a
horrifying blend of Nazism and Neo-Confederate thought, wrapped in an
American flag and bent on establishing an ethno-religious authoritarian
I mean, I thought it was blatantly screamingly obvious.
The Kerkorian quoted - in the vaunted “paper of record” - is the head of what the SPLC has already characterized as a hate group.
What’s that line about “fascism” and “America” and “wrapped in a flag” and “carrying a cross”, again …?