Naturally, white people – let alone white supremacist – cannot be blamed for the rise of Nazism in America. According to Jeffrey Lord, white supremacy is the fault of Black lives Matter and La Raza, minorities. Minorities, you see, “provoked” Nazis “to identify by race.”
To make matters worse, Lord claims Nazis are socialists. Of course, they are not. Fascism, including Nazism, was the right-wing response to the rise of Bolshevism in Russia.
Watch Lord spin his lies:
JOHN BERMAN: Do you think the president-elect went far enough today disavowing this neo-nazi group that spoke just a few blocks from the White House? Or do you think he should hold a news conference? Do you think he should look at a camera and say it out loud?
JEFFREY LORD: No, no, no. They’re not worth the attention. They’re Nazis. They’re socialists, right? They’re Nazis, being the National Socialist Workers Party or whatever it was called. No. Don’t give them the time of day. One of the things that I’ve been talking about identity politics for years as being racist, and this is exactly why, is that everybody gave a pass to other groups talking about their racial identity, and this was the be all and end all. And now suddenly up pop a group of white people. This is exactly what happens. The left sort of provoked this. This is a really disgusting thing.
BERMAN: But Jeffrey — sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry. What did the left do here? They didn’t hold the meeting at the Reagan Center over the weekend?
LORD: The left, whether it’s Black Lives Matter or La Raza, I mean you can go back and back and back. Groups that identify themselves by race provoked this group to identify by race. This is America.
Never mind that this sort of racism dates from back when African Americans were slaves and had no power in this land at all. Never mind the KKK dates from after the Civil War and the end of slavery but before the Civil Rights Movement. Never mind American had racist Nazis before the Second World War. None of this is new. None of this is the fault of minorities.
The most upsetting thing about this is that CNN gives people like Lord the time of day, a platform from which to push this appalling propaganda. The mainstream media doesn’t feel it did enough to help Donald Trump into the White House. Now it must legitimize its actions and those of Donald Trump’s supporters.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.