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Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs split from the Islamophobia crowd several years ago and since then he has been calling them out for their ties to racist and fascist groups.

In polite society, it's considered rude to print photos of minor politicians hugging Klansmen and actual neonazis on stage, but Charles tracks them down.  And the anti-immigration crowd attracts a lot of fringe figures with racist ties and criminal records who somehow have excellent access to the fringe of the GOP.

Charles got a video of Ken Crow (expresident of Tea Party of America) speaking on Capitol Hill to an audience that include members of congress.

From those incredible blood lines of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and John Smith. And all these great Americans, Martin Luther King. These great Americans who built this country. You came from them. And the unique thing about being from that part of the world, when you learn about breeding, you learn that you cannot breed Secretariat to a donkey and expect to win the Kentucky Derby. You guys have incredible DNA and don’t forget it.
Yes, you can here the photographer gasp when this is said,  The audience, to their credit, hardly makes a sound.

It's easy to connect  statements about the government preserving white America and the lower intelligence of immigrants right back to Mein Kampf  and probably Henry Ford's wildly racist "The Dearborn Independent" before that. As Charles notes

Not trying to go Godwin, but that’s exactly what it is.
How Godwin is it?  Jump the orange Blutfahne to see!

You know, the Tea Party loves to talk about the people who are the real producers.  Who would that be? Spoiler alert - it's white people. As Crow puts it, it's in you "incredible DNA."  Hitler says it's "race" and "blood:"

Everything we admire on this earth today-science and art, technology and inventions-is only the creative product of a few peoples and originally perhaps of one race. On them depends the existence of this whole culture. If they perish, the beauty of this earth will sink into the grave with them.....True genius is always inborn and never cultivated, let alone learned. As already emphasized, this applies not only to the individual man but also to the race. Creatively active peoples always have a fundamental creative gift, even if it should not be recognizable to the eyes of superficial observers. -Mein Kampf
Even though there's a lot of howlingly silly and offensive stuff in this section of Mein Kampf ("Nation and Race"), note the smooth appeal of that last line about having an unrecognized fundamental gift.  Wow, that's Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, Cinderella, yadda yadda yadda.  Hitler really appeals to the underachievers by telling them they are unappreciated geniuses!  Harry Potter is all innocent fun until someone uses this sort of story the wrong way.

But of course, Hitler did not know about Dioxyribo Nucleic Acid, he knew about blood, pure Aryan blood.  And like Crow, Hitler knew not to mix blood.

Any crossing of two beings not at exactly the same level produces a medium between the level of the two parents. This means: the offspring will probably stand higher than the racially lower parent, but not as high as the higher one. Consequently, it will later succumb in the struggle against the higher level. Such mating is contrary to the will of Nature for a higher breeding of all life. The precondition for this does not lie in associating superior and inferior, but in the total victory of the former....

No more than Nature desires the mating of weaker with stronger individuals, even less does she desire the blending of a higher with a lower race, since, if she did, her whole work of higher breeding, over perhaps hundreds of thousands of years, night be ruined with one blow...

Historical experience offers countless proofs of this. It shows with terrifying clarity that in every mingling of Aryan blood with that of lower peoples the result was the end of the cultured people. -Mein Kampf

It is really quite a hoot to read Hitler say that hybrids are prone to disease when we go to such lengths to breed hybrid plants and animals specifically to improve disease resistance!

But here's an odd little shout-out to America. Keep in mind that Hitler was a personal friend of Henry Ford, and that Adolph wanted a pact with England.  Mostly he violently hated France and the Jews.

North America, whose population consists in by far the largest part of Germanic elements who mixed but little with the lower colored peoples, shows a different humanity and culture from Central and South America, where the predominantly Latin immigrants often mixed with the aborigines on a large scale. By this one example, we can clearly and distinctly recognize the effect of racial mixture. The Germanic inhabitant of the American continent, who has remained racially pure and unmixed, rose to be master of the continent; he will remain the master as long as he does not fall a victim to defilement of the blood. -Mein Kampf
Presumably Hitler would approve of the German-American Koch family, eh?
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  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 0-)

    Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness -Pascal

    by bernardpliers on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 06:56:39 PM PDT

  •  Subthread For Nattering About "Fascism" (4+ / 0-)

    Every diary like attracts someone who goes on for a dozen comments without making any particular point, this is your valet parking spot.

    Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness -Pascal

    by bernardpliers on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 07:00:22 PM PDT

    •  Excellent that you included this (2+ / 0-)
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      I have been pondering a "FlameWar MontherShip" for all those who JUST HAVE to fuck up each and every N$A/Snowden/4th Amendnet post with their utter refusal to "get it".

      And to prevent them fro disturbing or destroying perfectly good threads and getting HR'd and then getting all pissy about the fucking HR and laddering the piefight over to the righthand corner, we could have a whole post where these people can go and fight and bitch and moan and squabble and rant on about how they are the smartest motherfuckers in the room while the rest of us 'discuss" things without the undue annoyance of trolling

      Fat fucking chance, probably, but I am asking if other think this might be worth a try.

      Or is it truly the case these geniuses - no names mentioned but they have done yeoman's work making themselves known - MUST be allowed to shit on every thread posted on these important topics?

      In the real world they would be "invited outside" after a few minutes of not getting it while insisting they are the smartest thing since indoor plumbing.

      •  Always The First Comment In Any Diary With Fascism (1+ / 0-)
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        And I'm not just saying that about my diaries, it's any diary from the most recent  "fascism" pie fight and going back 5 years.  And the people doing the Frist nattering comments are different people, some of whom have been banned.

        i guess it's just something in the blood.

        Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness -Pascal

        by bernardpliers on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 07:42:56 PM PDT

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  •  Tea Party/Libertarian equals John Birch Society. (4+ / 0-)

    Koch brothers father was a founding member.  Explains everything.

  •  Can't Wait For The Tea Party Mashup In 2016 (4+ / 0-)

    If this is what the tea party is offering in 2013, what will 2016 be like with candidates like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rick Perry competing to see who the most popular tea partiest is.  We might even get to se Rep. King from NY who has never seen a Muslim who he didn't want to put in jail.

    "Don't Let Them Catch You With Your Eyes Closed"

    by rssrai on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 07:14:29 PM PDT

    •  I keep hoping they'll flame out. (3+ / 0-)
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      Meteor Blades, mookins, bernardpliers

      Seeing as how they are screwing a lot of people over.

      Some tell me the recent wins of their agenda in Texas and so forth are truly pissing Americans off - Moral Mondays being a good example.

      If their ultra-racist ideas could be brought out more that could add fuel to the fire.

      Though a sizeable part of the nation seems pretty racist to me.

      •  Why do we suppose Rick Perry has been (1+ / 0-)
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        amassing all the money and influence he can from his cronies for 13 years as Governor?  He wants to be the next W. or Reagan. Or what rMoney would have tried to be.  Useful, willing and foolish tool.

        Same goes for Rubio, Cruz, and Paul.

        Two possibilities: folks are catching on, and not buying what they're peddling. Or, their ideas are appealing to the worst angels of too many people, and we may be in for a worse fight in 2016 than 2012.

        And it would behoove us to not lose sight of 2014.

        I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

        by tom 47 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 07:29:24 AM PDT

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    •  craziest TP proposal yet is to prohibit the (2+ / 0-)
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      construction of any more mosques in the US until Muslims can prove to the Homeland Security types that no Muslim terrorists exist.  I think one of the two crazy Kings suggested this originally

  •  note on longears (9+ / 0-)

    Mules exist because they embody the best of donkeys and horses, having the size and strength of the horse combined with the tenacity and hardiness of the donkey.  They are the excellent all around equine, being suited as a draft animal, a plow animal or a riding animal.

    OTOH, thoroughbreds, after generations of line breeding (with only 3 parent stud lines), are bred for a single task, to run a mile and a quarter as quickly as possible.  They are pretty much useless for anything else as their ankles are too fragile to stand up for any sort of heavy labor.

    This gets to the very nature of horse racing, the ultimate human vanity sport, where all sorts of resources are poured into a breeding line with very little utilitarian use while those same humans turn up their noses at the ultimate equine, the mule (the chromosomal drift and resulting different number of chromosomes between horse and donkey causes the sterility; hybrids are not always sterile).  One major problem in protecting wild equines is where herds of donkeys and horses intermingle as the resultant mules are larger, meaner and more dominant than either parent line    

    •  Thanks For Pointing That Out (2+ / 0-)
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      happymisanthropy, jlms qkw

      I was ODing on irony already

      Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness -Pascal

      by bernardpliers on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 08:01:23 PM PDT

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    •  Hitler Got Beaten By Slavs, Jews, Mongrel GIs (3+ / 0-)
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      Maybe it's just, I cast my eyes back on the last century ...

      FDR: Oh, I'm sorry, was wiping out our entire Pacific fleet supposed to intimidate us? We have nothing to fear but fear itself, and right now we're coming to kick your ass with brand new destroyers riveted by waitresses. How's that going to feel?

      CHURCHILL: Yeah, you keep bombing us. We'll be in the pub, flipping you off. I'm slapping Rolls-Royce engines into untested flying coffins to knock you out of the skies, and then I'm sending angry Welshmen to burn your country from the Rhine to the Polish border.

      Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness -Pascal

      by bernardpliers on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 10:06:47 PM PDT

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      •  Wow (2+ / 0-)
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        Made me laugh. You don't want to piss off the Welshmen.

        "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

        by Dbug on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 11:48:29 PM PDT

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        •  Kung Fu Monkey - The Guy Who Wrote "Leverage" (0+ / 0-)
          I am absolutely buffaloed by the people who insist I man up and take it in the teeth for the great Clash of Civilizations -- "Come ON, people, this is the EPIC LAST WAR!! You just don't have the stones to face that fact head-on!" -- who at the whiff of an actual terror plot will, with no apparent sense of irony, transform and run around shrieking, eyes rolling and Hello Kitty panties flashing like Japanese schoolgirls who have just realized that the call is coming from inside the house!

          I may have shared too much there.

          Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness -Pascal

          by bernardpliers on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 12:17:56 AM PDT

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  •  He did mention Martin Luther King (0+ / 0-)

    I don't see this comment as endorsing racial purity or eugenics or anything like that. He explicitly included Martin Luther King as one of those people whose DNA we should carry on.

    •  Im Sure He Totally Pretends To Support Israel Also (0+ / 0-)

      Check out the terrorist manifesto of  terrorist child killer and Nordic white supremacist Anders Breivik who says (at least a dozen times) he totally supports Zionism because he wants Israel to be around so he can deport all the conservative jews there after he kill all the liberal jews.  But he has nothing against Jews, mind you, just liberals.

      See? White supremacists have learned to throw in a bone like this once and while, all wink-wink-nudge-nudge.  Then they can "Me a fascist?"

      Likewise, that goober in DC probably supports the fairy tale Glenn Beck version of MLK who fought against "social justice," and (according to Glenn)  it was Hitler that championed "social justice."  Of course, just the opposite is true, which is how Nazi propaganda and Glenn Beck operate.  That is how Glenn also channels Hitlers words such as when Beck parrots what Hitler really said and attacks "social justice."

      I hope this helped.

      Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness -Pascal

      by bernardpliers on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 11:13:46 PM PDT

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      •  You are puttng words into this guy's mouth (0+ / 0-)

        First you quote extensively from Mein Kempf, and now you are quoting from Mass murderer Brevik.  You are drawing a non-existent link between this tea partier and Hitler/Brevik.

        Just stick to the facts and stick to what this guy actually said, without quoting Hitler, etc.  If the guy includes Martin Luther King in the 'DNA" thathe wants us to be heir to, then I am sorry- you cannot accuse him of promoting racism.

        •  A Real Thing That I'm Not Making Up (0+ / 0-)

          And actually Charles Johnson is starting to tag this trend that is coming out of the EU - white supremacists who go to great lengths to claim they aren't racists, they just want ethnic cleansing and political terrorism.  But not racism, heavens no!

          If someone wears a swastika and quotes Hitler about how the Nazis are all about fighting racism, must we take that at face value? Likewise the KKK is supposedly all about racial brotherhood.

          There is a whole cottage industry of people that cherry pick Nazi propaganda for conciliatory statements (and there aren't many) to claim Hitler was forced into WW2, from Pat Buchannan to the Holocaust deniers.  

          i did not edit out the guys "Martin Luther King" reference, but I do discount it.

          Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness -Pascal

          by bernardpliers on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 10:30:58 AM PDT

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        •  "Putting Words In His Mouth" = "Showing The Video" (0+ / 0-)

          I've seen Rachel Maddow point out GOP politicians using that excuse over and over

          Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness -Pascal

          by bernardpliers on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 10:32:41 AM PDT

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    •  He also mentioned Thomas Jefferson's bloodline. (1+ / 0-)
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      That would also presumably include his 6 children by Sally Hemmings as well as his 6 children by Martha Jefferson.

      You can't scare me, I'm sticking to the Union - Woody Guthrie

      by sewaneepat on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 03:56:05 AM PDT

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  •  Looking at the politics of this, the noted speaker (1+ / 0-)
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    is plainly a guy who needs to subdivide the USA into states all of whose people he approves of, who alone shall rule, and then the rest of us, who must nevertheless pay for his rule in the states which consistently think like him but never can manage themelves to pay for any of their own public services, have the worst health issues, etc etc. AND he will also be shocked to see how many people in those states he wants won't qualify because of mixed heritage.

    •  That Is Exactly It - Privatized Kingdom States (0+ / 0-)

      Cut the safety net so far anyone that gets laid off becomes an economic refugee hopping a freight train.

      But why build these strongholds?  Ethnic apartheid?  Global warming and ocean acidification?  Rapture? Race war? There's some sort of crackpot philosophy/prophecy behind it all.

      building their bunkers is the logical next step - they have extracted all the money, business is becoming meaningless to people who already own everything.

      Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness -Pascal

      by bernardpliers on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 11:55:59 PM PDT

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