Fuck the Nazis.
This country used to hand out medals to people who shot Nazis. Just pointing that out. I’m a professional historian. I know these things.
Shooting Nazis was a salutary and positive policy, one that left the world a better place for as long as it took us to forget what bottom-feeding evil Nazis actually are and sanitize them as just one more side in a debate. It’s not an accident that this kind of fuckery comes bubbling back to the surface as the WWII generation dies off.
We had actual Nazis – ACTUAL GOD DAMNED NAZIS, in every theological sense of that phrase – marching through Virginia yesterday.
They marched through the campus of the University of Virginia – the one that Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, founded – shouting their pasty little slogans, doing their pathetic hand-waving rituals, and pretending to the rest of the world that they actually stand for something other than pure undiluted hatred and degeneracy.
They burned their tiki-torches (seriously, doesn’t anyone know how to make a real torch anymore?) and spewed vile garbage all over my country and this is an outrage.
This isn’t free speech. This is rioting. This is terrorism. This is what people insist was the Greatest Generation in American history spent half a decade trying to eradicate from the surface of the earth, and it is here again in our midst, to the everlasting shame of America.
Of course der Sturmtrumper doesn’t see it that way. Why would he? He was officially endorsed by every major white supremacist and neo-Nazi organization in America as the man who shared their values and would promote their agenda, and evil knows its own. His palsied condemnation of the crisis in Virginia as something where blame could be shared equally by Nazis and anti-Nazis alike speaks for itself as a cowardly attempt to whitewash terrorism in America and dog whistle to his supporters that he’s okay with all of this.
Even that was too harsh for his supporters. David Duke, noted Trump supporter and former KKK Grand Poobah or whatever it is those sheet-wearing cowards call the guys with the pointiest hats, was so offended by the possibility that the rioters and hate-spewing thugs could share any portion of the blame for the things they did that he took to Twitter to lecture der Sturmtrumper: “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.”
And there you have it. This isn’t a presidency for Americans. This is a presidency only for the small subset of Americans who are okay with overt racism, domestic terrorism, and Nazism. This is what happens when bottom-feeding evil rises to the top.
We used to shoot Nazis, remember. We used to give people medals for that. Now they come out in the open and demand our submission.
Fuck them sideways with a Buick.