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Greene’s ahistorical claim that the Nazis were socialists

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The Facts
The full name of Hitler’s party was Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei. In English, that translates to National Socialist German Workers’ Party. But it was not a socialist party; it was a right-wing, ultranationalist party dedicated to racial purity, territorial expansion and anti-Semitism — and total political control.
[...]

The Nazi party was largely supported by small-business men and conservative industrialists, not the proletariat. Still, left-wing parties such as the Communists and Social Democrats were major parties in 1920s Germany so the inclusion of “socialist” in the party’s name was attractive to working-class voters who might also be anti-Semitic. Hitler adamantly rejected socialist ideas, dismantled or banned left-leaning parties and disapproved of trade unions. In many countries, trade unions played important roles in socialist movements or helped launch political movements that eventually adopted socialist platforms.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/05/29/greenes-ahistorical-claim-that-nazis-were-socialists/?utm_campaign=wp_fact_checker&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_fact

Using ONLY the name of an organization to characterize it is the same mistake someone would make if they did that with the "Moral Majority."

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Politics / Put Some Evidence Where Your LYING Mouth Is!!
« on: May 31, 2021, 03:25:33 PM »
For ALL the CULT members who pretend OR actually believe that the 2020 election was stolen and/or that Biden did not win it,....

POST HERE YOUR BEST EVIDENCE.

Please keep in mind that affecting the outcome of the election would require a widespread multi-state conspiracy involving pro-#ErraticTrump Republicans.

Your silence will be deafening, so...


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Exclusive: Inside the Military's Secret Undercover Army


From NEWSWEEK
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The largest undercover force the world has ever known is the one created by the Pentagon over the past decade. Some 60,000 people now belong to this secret army, many working under masked identities and in low profile, all part of a broad program called "signature reduction." The force, more than ten times the size of the clandestine elements of the CIA, carries out domestic and foreign assignments, both in military uniforms and under civilian cover, in real life and online, sometimes hiding in private businesses and consultancies, some of them household name companies.

The unprecedented shift has placed an ever greater number of soldiers, civilians, and contractors working under false identities, partly as a natural result in the growth of secret special forces but also as an intentional response to the challenges of traveling and operating in an increasingly transparent world. The explosion of Pentagon cyber warfare, moreover, has led to thousands of spies who carry out their day-to-day work in various made-up personas, the very type of nefarious operations the United States decries when Russian and Chinese spies do the same.

Newsweek's exclusive report on this secret world is the result of a two-year investigation involving the examination of over 600 resumes and 1,000 job postings, dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests, and scores of interviews with participants and defense decision-makers. What emerges is a window into not just a little-known sector of the American military, but also a completely unregulated practice. No one knows the program's total size, and the explosion of signature reduction has never been examined for its impact on military policies and culture. Congress has never held a hearing on the subject. And yet the military developing this gigantic clandestine force challenges U.S. laws, the Geneva Conventions, the code of military conduct and basic accountability.....
https://www.newsweek.com/exclusive-inside-militarys-secret-undercover-army-1591881

Check the video on that page re: the strength of the the US military and its bases/posts/secret sites around the world,... and think about the post on "How to Hide an Empire." (in the "history" thread)

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A frat Line Brother from our Howard U days is a supporter of #ErraticTrump.  He took offense at things I said about #3TimeLoser45 and at my description of some supporters as being CULT members.

He asked me to describe a CULT member, and I did.

Olds..t and y04 won't see these tendencies in themselves, but it is quite evident to everyone else.  Not sure about wiregrass...  EDIT:  Seems like wiregrass is going through "initiation."

Do you think I missed anything?

Thanks for the question.

A CULT member (including those of #3TimeLoser45) believes ALMOST any/everything the Dear Leader says without evidence, documentation or witnesses, and sometimes believes it in the face of very impressive evidence to the contrary supported by documentation and/or witnesses. 

- All the opposing witnesses are labeled as "liars" and regarded as enemies by Dear Leader and CULT members accept his/her statements as true.
- Documents and even recordings are dismissed as "fake news" or insignificant despite similar evidence (or less) being harped on as condemnatory when about the rivals of Dear Leader.
- Unsubstantiated - and often ridiculous - conspiracy theories are swallowed 'hook, line and sinker.' At least that is the stated position with zero DOUBT being acknowledged.

Once "initiated," CULT members fall prey to "confirmation bias" (just as many others do), and critical thinking is not employed. 

- For example, anti-vaxxers (perhaps including some supporters of #3TimeLoser45) see a video by an unknown person with zero credentials giving obviously and verifiably false information, but....since the info supports their pre-existing viewpoint, the anti-vaxxers accept and promote it.

A CULT member discards long-held policy (like 'Free Trade,' deficit/debt reduction) and other views when/if the Dear Leader takes a different position, such as criticizing POWs.

A CULT member justifies bad behavior and illegal acts by the Leader as either:
  1) falsely created by "enemies" and those who "just hate" the Leader, or
  2) justified because of rampant unfairness, or
  3) the crowd favorite - "media bias" from the "enemy of the people," or 
  4) simply to "own the libs,"
- the last one sometimes takes the form, "Oh, he was just saying that to get a rise out of people...."

A CULT member has no SIGNIFICANT viewpoints which are different from the Dear Leader's - or is unwilling to state them - AND has knee-jerk reactions to ANY criticism of Dear Leader. 

They also have ZERO in-depth critique of Dear Leader.
- I first encountered this with followers of Lyndon LaRouche and Rev. Moon (from Korea) decades ago in DC, and it is also prevalent in religious groups and some social movements.)

The embrace of Dear Leader becomes an extremely crucial and integral part of the CULT member's personal, social, and - in the case of politics - political identity.

In addition, one of the quite telling symptoms of CULT membership is the inability to make cogent or even coherent arguments when confronted with facts and logic that do not conform to Dear Leaders' pronouncements. 
- In discussions or debates, this often takes the form of DEFLECTIONS to other subjects (including "what aboutisms," the use of fallacious reasoning - especially ad hominem attacks..... and running away.


Did I miss anything, y'all??

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Politics / What REALLY Happened In The 2020 Election. Who voted?
« on: May 16, 2021, 11:41:02 AM »
Lots of interesting details here - mostly confirmation.

Non-college whites (which declined from 51% in 2008 to 44% in 2020 of the electorate) are the core of #3TimeLoser45's support.

But as previously reported, he did attract a SLIGHTLY higher percentage of Black voters in 2020 - BUT still nothing like what he predicted (90%) in 2016 - or what the GQP "said" they wanted to do in their 2016 "autopsy."

It was Biden's better performance among non-college whites that made a big difference in the outcome.



https://portside.org/2021-05-15/new-report-complicates-simplistic-narratives-about-race-and-2020-election

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At 7pm Eastern on TODAY, Friday...

BRING THEM HOME!

URGENT CALL TO RELEASE OUR ELDER FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Friday May 7, 7pm eastern

Virtual town hall

Registration required

REGISTER HERE:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k6DLQBluRv-5Nnb8GuxD9A?_x_zm_rtaid=fuc1-sqATcKBsjJitI83kg.1620352603360.25b9b427874a45988322f0efe586dff5&_x_zm_rhtaid=235

One of these men is Sundiata Acoli, whose daughter was on my staff when she was a student at Howard.  I was unaware of her lineage until years later.

https://sundiataacolifc.org/


Sundiata is in his mid-80s, in poor health and has symptoms of dementia.

Let's help him go home and see his family.


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Politics / "Checking out "Exterminate All the Brutes"
« on: May 04, 2021, 05:11:51 PM »
I've watched two (of the 4) episodes of the HBO mini-series by Raoul Peck.

https://www.democracynow.org/2021/5/4/documentary_series_exterminate_all_the_brutes?utm_source=Democracy+Now%21&utm_campaign=115b36c3af-Daily_Digest_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fa2346a853-115b36c3af-190207349

Overall, it is excellent.
Highly original in its approach.
Blends re-enactments, animations and more with original sources.

The drawback for me is that it is DEFINITELY not for beginners. I think some will find it difficult to distinguish between fact and parody.

Anyone else watching?

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Politics / Olds..t, y04 & wiregrass, Which Is It?
« on: May 03, 2021, 10:40:28 PM »
Seriously, y'all...

1) Was the 2020 election stolen as a result of massive fraud sufficient to affect the Electoral College vote count, OR was Biden legitimately elected as President?

2) Do you agree that Liz Cheney is a "war monger," or that #3TimeLoser45 is a danger to democracy, OR both?


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Politics / Hard Line, but.... NO Lies Detected!
« on: May 02, 2021, 03:12:27 PM »


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Politics / HBO Documentary on QAnon: "Into the Storm"
« on: April 26, 2021, 12:39:15 PM »
Definitely will be checking this out...

Recently added HBO so I could watch, "Exterminate All the Brutes."




https://jacobinmag.com/2021/04/q-into-the-storm-exposes-the-qanon-conspiracy-and-its-toxic-roots/?fbclid=IwAR3fPmRvfuTawJcVtz4yUN-Ysxi25kyhuGT27mdMGaTbdhevzR5l638majw
...............................
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Reforms began under pressure from Obama's DOJ and are currently supervised by Howard University's own, Mayor Ras Baraka.




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During the George Floyd protests, New York City saw plenty of violence, and Newark saw none. Across the state, Camden protests were peaceful, while violence broke out across the river in Philadelphia. These New Jersey police departments are embracing reform and de-escalation tactics.

https://www.nj.com/news/2021/01/newark-cops-with-reform-didnt-fire-a-single-shot-in-2020-moran.html

Camden is Mrs. Bison66's hometown.

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General Discussion Forum / PREDICTIONS - Chauvin
« on: April 20, 2021, 04:03:42 PM »
Verdict is in and will be announced soon.

My prediction:
Quick deliberations and quick verdict = GUILTY

Now, the question remains:
On all counts?

What say y'all?

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Politics / White "Fears" Motivated Insurrectionists on Jan 6th
« on: April 19, 2021, 06:56:25 PM »
Study Indicates the Jan. 6 Riots were Motivated by Racism and White Resentment, not 'Election Theft'

The first major comprehensive study of those arrested for participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol strongly indicates that the true motivation of these rioters was not some quasi-patriotic reaction.



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...the rioters were not all from “deep-red” counties or states: “Some 52 percent are from blue counties that Biden comfortably won.” But as his Post op-ed describing the research findings explains, a consistent majority of the insurrectionists lived in counties that had rapidly diversified in recent years. Pape uses Texas, home to many of the rioters, as an example:

"For example, Texas is the home of 36 of the 377 charged or arrested nationwide. The majority of the state’s alleged insurrectionists — 20 of 36 — live in six quickly diversifying blue counties such as Dallas and Harris (Houston). In fact, all 36 of Texas’s rioters come from just 17 counties, each of which lost White population over the past five years. Three of those arrested or charged hail from Collin County north of Dallas, which has lost White population at the very brisk rate of 4.3 percent since 2015."

The pattern described above also holds true with those arrested from the state of New York, and at a ratio that is mathematically implausible to attribute to mere chance. As Pape writes, “Put another way, the people alleged by authorities to have taken the law into their hands on Jan. 6 typically hail from places where non-White populations are growing fastest.”

https://portside.org/2021-04-17/study-indicates-jan-6-riots-were-motivated-racism-and-white-resentment-not-election

I admit I'm surprised that the data is so clear.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MORRIS BROWN!

https://morrisbrown.edu/accreditation/

Lots of folks thought this was an impossible task.  Although MBC is not yet accreditated, this is a major step.

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Several posters here have shown multiple times that Black Repub's old (ancient!!!!) talking points are played out, and in this video Roland Martin drives a stake in them...



Allen West trots out the same weak-a$$ isht that Rand Paul tried at Howard U several years ago.

I used to wonder whether they were actually THAT DUMB, or they thought others were.  It's become obvious that it is the first, which explains why they would think ANYone else would believe the BS they try to get away with!

Roland Martin highlights the case of Isaiah Montgomery, but the prime example IMO is that white Repubs voted in some states to expel Black Repubs from state legislatures.............  And they want to pretend!

S M D H !!!!!

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