Sunday, November 12, 2017

Kristallnacht November 9th & 10th

This past week was the anniversary of Kristallnacht. Do you know what Kristallnacht is and why it is important to the LGBT community?

It was the beginning of the persecution of not only the Jews but Gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, blacks, the physically, mentally disabled and social undesirables which included lesbians, gays, and trans people. The symbol of the pink triangle for LGBT people came about because that is what the NAZIs forced us to wear in the concentration camps.

So why do I bring this up?

Because of what that has been happening to our country

The similarities between the 1930s and now are becoming amazing.

First back in the 1920s and 1940s the global economy was in shambles we were in the grips of the great depression unemployment was rampant, wealth was concentrated in the hands of a few and the people were looking for scapegoats and they found them in religious minorities and the “deviants.” 

In the streets were marches for the “purity” of the white race where they used violence to terrorize minorities.

Political power was concentrated into one party and all opposition was crushed. We are seeing this once again the power being concentrated into the hands of a few mega rich who are wheeling political power.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of Fascism is.
1. often capitalized :a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
We see this in the backlash over the black athletes protesting discrimination…”How un-American they are for not standing during the national anthem.” and the white supremacist, the hate speeches by Milo Yiannopoulos, and the rise of Breitbart News that is backed by billionaire Robert Mercer.

A little bit of history, do you remember the librarian party called the “John Bircher’s” they believed according to Wikipedia,
The organization supports limited government and opposes wealth redistribution and economic interventionism. It opposes collectivism, totalitarianism, anarchism and communism. It opposes socialism as well, which it asserts is infiltrating U.S. governmental administration.
Guess who one of the backers was?

Fred C. Koch, the father of the Koch brothers!

And the white supremacist movement is spreading around the world.
Nationalist protesters disrupt Poland independence day events
By Matthew Day, for CNN
November 12, 2017

Warsaw, Poland (CNN)Tens of thousands of nationalist protesters disrupted Poland's independence day events Saturday, waving flags and burning flares as they marched down the streets of Warsaw.

Demonstrators carried banners that read "White Europe, Europe must be white," and "Pray for an Islamic Holocaust."

Some wore masks and waved red and white Polish flags, chanting "Death to enemies of the homeland," and "Catholic Poland, not secular."
Police estimate that 60,000 people took part in the nationalist demonstration. While the vast majority were Poles, other protesters came from all over Europe.

In last year's march, nationalists burned flares as they
marched in large numbers through the streets of Warsaw AP
It is beginning again.

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