Tag Archives: Right Wing Extremists

Lamar W. Hankins :
Donald Trump, white resentment, racism,
and a ‘great’ America

More than 40 years of racist actions and comments demonstrate what we normally call racism. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 6, 2016 I have been aware of white resentment toward blacks since at least 1954, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Donald Trump, white resentment, racism,
and a ‘great’ America

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Ed Felien :
Rap Brown said it: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’

The right to armed self-defense of civil rights workers in the 1960s has been parodied by white right-wing racists defending themselves against the ‘tyranny’ of a federal government run by a black man. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog … finish reading Ed Felien :
Rap Brown said it: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’

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Ed Felien : A Good [Angry White] Man With a Gun

Image from The L Magazine. Pissed-off patriot: ‘A good man with a gun’ These angry white men are doing their best to bring back an idealized past that never really existed By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | December … finish reading Ed Felien : A Good [Angry White] Man With a Gun

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Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Sen. Donna Campbell’s Dishonesty on Abortion

Texas Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, speaks to an anti-abortion group outside the state capitol in Austin, Monday, July 1, 2013. Photo by Eric Gay / AP. Extremism trumps libertarian views: Donna Campbell’s dishonesty on abortion Campbell allows her extremist … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Sen. Donna Campbell’s Dishonesty on Abortion

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Jack A. Smith : America’s Conservative Era

Image from Research Digest.The election reflectsAmerica’s conservative era As the Republicans moved ever further to the right… so too did the Democrats. This leaves the U.S. as the world’s only rich capitalist state without a mass party left of center … finish reading Jack A. Smith : America’s Conservative Era

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Don Swift : Cultural Cognition and Today’s Politics

Cartoon by Bennett / Chattanooga Times Free Press. Image from Picasa. Fact and fiction: Cultural cognition and today’s politics The scholars have noted a tendency for people to ‘conform their beliefs about disputed matters of fact… to values that define … finish reading Don Swift : Cultural Cognition and Today’s Politics

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Danny Schechter : Exit Snow and Breitbart: End of an Era?

Is it the end of an era?Exit Olympia Snow and Andrew Breibart By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / March 6, 2012 There was an eerie synchronicity in the pending resignation of veteran Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, a Republican … finish reading Danny Schechter : Exit Snow and Breitbart: End of an Era?

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Ed Felien : Breivik’s Norwegian ‘Putsch’ Has Historical Echoes

Political cartoon by Paolo Lombardi / toonpool.The parallels are ominous:Terror in Norway There are organizations that support the ideas of McVeigh and Breivik, and there is a culture that supports murder and violence as legitimate means to realize those ends. … finish reading Ed Felien : Breivik’s Norwegian ‘Putsch’ Has Historical Echoes

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Ed Felien : Is the Terror in Norway an Isolated Act?

Political cartoon by Paolo Lombardi / toonpool.The parallels are ominous:Terror in Norway There are organizations that support the ideas of McVeigh and Breivik, and there is a culture that supports murder and violence as legitimate means to realize those ends. … finish reading Ed Felien : Is the Terror in Norway an Isolated Act?

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Bill Fletcher, Jr. : Obama, Progressives, and the White Nationalist Backlash

Image from Reckless Eyeballing.Task for progressives in 2012:Monkey-wrenching the white united front It has been striking that many progressives have said so little about race, racism, and the discourse of right-wing populism in the context of the upcoming elections. By … finish reading Bill Fletcher, Jr. : Obama, Progressives, and the White Nationalist Backlash

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Think Progress : The Koch Brothers’ War on Mainstreet

Charles and David: The brothers Koch. Image from AlterNet.The Kochs vs. Mainstreet: The right-wing billionaires’ open war on everyday Americans By Think Progress / AlterNet / March 2, 2011 Koch Industries, the private company of the billionaire Koch brothers Charles … finish reading Think Progress : The Koch Brothers’ War on Mainstreet

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Ed Felien : Words Have Consequences

Words have consequences:Political rhetoric and the attemptedassassination of Gabrielle Giffords By Ed Felien / The Rag Blog / January 17, 2011 Gabrielle Giffords had just won her reelection in a race so tight it took three days to count the … finish reading Ed Felien : Words Have Consequences

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