You certainly remember Donald Trump’s idiotic waffling after the Charlottesville debacle, “There are very fine people on both sides.” Trump has also identified as a “nationalist” on several occasions. Therefore, it will come as no shock to you that the “very fine” neo-Nazis view Trump as a catalyst for their movement, and by extension, they view the GOP as the vehicle for their ascension to power. Splinter:
More than 235,000 logs on the chat platform Discord show users claiming to be members of the group Identity Evropa openly discussing their desire to infiltrate and take over the GOP. The logs were collected by an anonymous group of antifascists and are being released today by Unicorn Riot, a decentralized non-profit media collective; Splinter was provided with an advance copy of the logs prior to their release. Discord is the preferred chatting platform for fascist groups, and its servers have been leaked on Unicorn Riot multiple times since 2017. […]
In an announcement message that month, “Bennet” encouraged members to get involved in local politics. “Today I decided to get involved with my county’s Republican party,” he said, adding, “The GOP is essentially the White man’s party at this point (it gets Whiter every election cycle), so it makes far more sense for us to subvert it than to create our own party…if you’re unable to do activism for various reasons, I’d like to encourage you to join your local Republican party. Present as a Trump supporter/nationalist. No need to broadcast your radical views.” […]
The logs also show server members discussing their plans to infiltrate College and Young Republicans groups, and local GOP offices, on at least 48 separate dates. One person last February invited members to help build a national College Republicans Discord server, which would be run by Identity Evropa members, who were told not to use “overtly alt right usernames of profile pics.” Some members said they were either current lawyers or plan to attend law schools in an effort to provide legal support to the group, while at least a dozen people said they are currently or formerly in the military. One member asked, “What are our long range goals? Other than taking over the GOP and spreading white identity? What is the end goal for IE?”
Friends, you have it there in black and white. The Nazis intend to take over the GOP — or perhaps it would be more accurate to say, “more than they already have.”
My God. This is what happens when a carnival barker reality TV actor gets his hands on the People’s House. Donald Trump is our cultural Pandora’s box. The day he got elected, a rock moved somewhere in a desert in Hell and all manner of evil was unleashed. The Nazis got their second wind and returned. This is ghastly. And Trump & cadre think it’s all about celebrity and money. They have no idea the evil they are wreaking — or maybe they do, and don’t care, because they don’t think it will affect them, their money will insulate them. Two schools of thought. But whether they are clueless or have a social conscience, but are willing to sell their souls for the right price, the bottom line is, we lose.