White Terrorism

Nazis Yay, Gays Nay


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“Woe unto you hypocrites,” Jesus said to the religious leaders of his day. In 2019, his message is for the likes of Franklin Graham, a religious right phony who sees sin in Democrats and not Republicans.

Just like Donald Trump, Franklin Graham inherited his empire from his daddy. He has since used his religious podium to endorse the 2003 invasion of Iraq, refer to Islam as “a very evil and wicked religion,” accuse President Obama of allowing the Muslim Brotherhood to become a part of the U.S. government (seriously), and in 2016, conduct a $10 million campaign that framed support for Hillary Clinton and other Democrats as anti-Christian. And then, he endorsed the porn-star presidential candidate.

Graham preaches a good game but he’s never preached against Trump being a false idol, being worshipped by his followers, or building monuments to himself. Graham has never preached about Trump cheating on his first wife, or his second, or his third. He’s never preached against Trump’s infidelities with porn stars and Playmates. He’s never preached against Trump’s attacks against women. He’s never preached against Trump lusting after his own daughter. And, Graham has never preached against Trump’s lies.

With The Washington Post now confirming that Trump has passed the 10,000 lies mark, Graham says Trump merely misspeaks and never has intentions to be dishonest.

Graham has no problems with Trump being a racist, bully, misogynist, braggart, or a guy who proudly boasts of sexually assaulting women and barging into dressing rooms to see teenage girls while they’re naked.

Graham backed Trump’s Muslim ban and says God had a hand in his election.

Graham believes Melania Trump is the “classiest First Lady in American history.” Apparently, running an anti-bullying campaign while ignoring her husband’s bullying is classy. plagiarizing her predecessor’s speeches is classy. Marrying a guy solely because he’s rich is classy. Doing nude lesbian porn must be classy as hell in Graham’s eyes.

And back to Donald, Graham has never preached against defending Nazis. And let’s get this straight right now: Donald Trump defended Nazis.

There’s this campaign that Trump was talking about the “fine people” who were merely at Charlottesville to protest the removal of Confederate statues. Yes, fine people who demanded that statues honoring slave-owning traitors to the United States must remain in place. Trump supporters tell us to look at the context of his words when he said there were “fine people on both sides.” OK. Let’s look at his words.

In defending his statement afterward, he said, “As I said on — remember, Saturday — we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America.” He also called the murderer of Heather Heyer a “murderer.” Kudos, Trump. But then, he flipped it back to defending the “Blood and Soil” tiki-torch guys.

When asked about the “alt-right,” Trump deflected criticism of them and attacked the counter-protesters with, “Okay, what about the alt-left that came charging at — excuse me, what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?”

He continued with, “What about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs?” Trump’s primary criticisms remained on the left when he brought up permits to protest. He said, “you had a group on the other side that came charging in, without a permit, and they were very, very violent.”

OK. So he’s defending the guys with permits. Who got that permit? Jason Kessler got that permit. Mr. Kessler is a white supremacist and a supporter of Neo-Nazis. In defending the guys with permits, Trump defended Nazis.

In defending the people who were protesting the removal of statues, Trump said there were “fine people on both sides.” Who was on the side with the statue dudes? Who was in Charlottesville that day?

Here’s a partial list. The Daily Stormer Book Club, The National Front, The Right Stuff, The National Policy Institute, the neo-Confederate League of the South, Traditionalist Worker Party (Nazis), Vanguard America, National Socialist Movement (they’re Nazis, not AOC fans), the Ku Klux Klan, the Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights, Identity Evropa (more Nazis), Rise Above Movement, the American Guard, the Detroit Right Wings (Nazis stealing their name from Detroit’s hockey team), True Cascadia, Alt-Right Montreal (Canadian Nazis), Hammer Brothers, Anti-Communist Action (more Nazis), David Duke (former Grand Wizard and Nazi lover), and Richard Spencer (Nazi). These are all hate groups. You can decide how “fine” a person is who chooses to march with these people.

Airbnb refused to rent to these people because they’re not “fine.” You can’t blame Airbnb, because they’re Nazis and they’ll steal all the white sheets and pillow cases and cut eye holes in them. But, Trump disagrees with Airbnb and thinks they’re fine people.

Personally, I’m against kicking puppies. But, if I see a bunch of Nazis with tiki torches walking down the street chanting, “Stop kicking puppies and Jews will not replace us,” I’m not going to join in. I can be against kicking puppies and still not march with Nazis. You don’t have to join Nazis to oppose statue removal. When you walk with Nazis, you may as well be a Nazi.

Donald Trump defended Nazis. Nazis! Nazis! Nazis! Deflecting for Nazis is the same as defending them. And defending Nazis is not something Franklin Graham has a problem with. But maybe, he’d hate gay Nazis.

Graham has a huge issue with gay people. He’s a champion of gay-conversion therapy, just like Mike Pence. He praised Vladimir Putin for Russia’s “gay propaganda law,” which bans anything that makes homosexuality appear acceptable. And last week, he went after South Bend, Indiana mayor and first opening gay Democratic presidential candidate for being gay and married.

Graham tweeted, “”Mayor Buttigieg says he’s a gay Christian. As a Christian I believe the Bible which defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized. The Bible says marriage is between a man & a woman—not two men, not two women.”

Actually, the Bible doesn’t say homosexuality is a sin. It talks about behavior but doesn’t reference being gay. It talks a lot about a man being with a woman and becoming one, but it doesn’t mention marriage. Don’t believe me? Look it up. I’m no Bible preacher so you’d think a Jesus freak like Graham would have a better grasp of the Bible than an agnostic political cartoonist (I did spend a year at a Baptist private school in Georgia. Hallelujah!).

Graham has never asked Trump to repent that I know of. While worried that Buttigieg is flaunting and politicizing his sexual orientation, he doesn’t have a problem with anything Trump flaunts.

Graham is a hypocrite and quite frankly, his relationship with Trump is unnatural and it kinda freaks me out.

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NRA Decay


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For this cartoon, I wanted to reference several attacks against religious institutions. While it focuses on the past week, it’s a reference to Charleston, Pittsburgh, Texas, Christ Church, the synagogue shootings that happened Saturday, and the terrorists attack on the churches in Sri Lanka. Then I thought I might have a problem because guns weren’t involved in Sri Landa and there weren’t any church shootings over the past week…then I remembered this is America. Of course, there were church shootings over the past week.

And there were. Yesterday in Baltimore, there was a shooting at a cookout near a Baptist church that left seven wounded and one dead. Another shooting happened the Saturday before at a funeral service in a church in Frederick County, Maryland that left two wounded.

Not all of these are hate crimes, but several were targeting people for their religions. In Christ Church, New Zealand, the attacker was hoping his hit on mosques would provoke retribution from Islamic terrorists. He got his wish as the attack on churches in Sri Lanka that has left over 300 dead was reportedly in response to the Christ Church attack.

The attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh was by a white nationalist who hated Jews and while not a fan of Donald Trump, repeated many of his wolf whistles about George Soros and globalism. The attack in Charleston, South Carolina on a black church was also by a white racist. At the shooting Saturday near San Diego, there are reports the shooter was screaming about “Jews ruining the world.”

The San Diego shooter reportedly left a document on 8chan full of racist slurs and white nationalist conspiracy theories. The author claimed to have been inspired by the Christ Church massacre, as well as the shooting in Pittsburgh and motivated by the same white nationalist cause. The Christ Church shooter had also left a manifesto on 8chan.

The National Rifle Association has done everything in its power to make it easy for lunatics to acquire guns. Each time there’s a shooting at a church or a school, it becomes another fundraising drive for them as they use the incidents to claim they and the 2nd Amendment are under attack. They also use it to drive up gun sales. When people die, the NRA cries for the guns that killed them. So, it’s good to see the NRA in serious trouble.

Russia, a nation with very strict gun laws, used the NRA to pour money into the 2016 presidential election. There has been mismanagement of the organization’s funding and they are fearing they’ll go broke. Their president, Oliver North, who once sold weapons to Iran, resigned yesterday after trying to force out chief executive Wayne LaPierre. The most distressing news for the NRA is that the state of New York has opened an investigation into the gun group’s tax-exempt status. While the organization keeps its membership numbers a secret, there are reports it’s dropping.

The NRA, which is basically an organ of the Republican Party, may be the biggest defender of the 2nd Amendment but they don’t own it. They warn that if they’re not around then the 2nd Amendment will soon follow. The problem with focusing on just one Amendment means you didn’t read the rest of the United States Constitution. We need to protect the entire document, not just one amendment. The Second will be fine. There is not a movement in this country to do away with it. Gun control does not mean outlawing guns.

I believe in the 2nd Amendment. I believe in the right to bear arms. But that right doesn’t mean children have to die in school and worshippers have to die at their services. We can have the 2nd Amendment and safe gun laws. When it comes to full-access to guns or the lives of children, the NRA will choose the guns.

I don’t think the NRA is going to die but if it does, I say good riddance. A bad day for the NRA would be a great day for the USA.

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Kitty Kitty Bang Bang


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One of the many disturbing details of the white nationalism terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand was that the killer live streamed a video of it on Facebook. In case you’re an internet or social network newbie, “live stream” means real time, as it was happening. Viewers were able to watch people being murdered as it happened.

Of course, the video violated all sorts of the social network’s policies. That guy won’t be allowed to post again, so there. Facebook rushed to remove the video…12 minutes after it had ended. Naturally, there are online goobers who downloaded the thing and re-uploaded it. Some of those who reuploaded did it so they could be the one to deliver breaking news to their friends. Others may have done it to share the outrage and thought they were doing a service. And, a lot of those who reuploaded were cheering and celebrating the attack. Over the 48 hours after the attack, over 1.5 million reuploads of the video were attempted.

There is a segment of our society that supports white terrorism, despite what Donald Trump says. The killer had posted links to the video, as well as his manifesto, to the racist hater board 8chan before the attack. There were people sitting in front of their monitors with popcorn waiting for it to take place.

What’s the deal with 4chan and 8chan? Why are there two of them? Is 8chan four times the hate of 4chan? Please don’t tell me the answer because those are rhetorical questions.

Facebook claims only 200 people saw the live stream as it happened and only 4,000 before they removed it. Who knows if that’s true because the network has been caught lying in the past about their views to attract advertisers. The beginning of the massacre would have been a great time for one of Facebook’s famous outages that outrage each of us so much, but those things never occur early in the a.m. east coast time.

Usually, when Facebook removes content, it’s only after a user has reported it. In this case, Facebook claims they removed it after being contacted by police in New Zealand. That is being disputed by Jared Holt, a member of Right Wing Watch who was monitoring 8chan and reported it to Facebook. And I thought the guy at Media Matters assigned to monitor Limbaugh had a shitty job.

At this very moment, Facebook is removing further reuploads of the video by white nationalists. The company says it has generated a hash of the video to prevent any unedited versions from being posted and is using audio recognition to identify versions of the video that have been screen recorded. 1.2 million attempted uploads of the video were blocked within the first 24 hours, but that means 300,000 versions still managed to slip through Facebook’s filters. On top of all this, they have their regular day job of stopping the racist shit Steve King uploads.

Other networks are combating the attempts to upload, like YouTube, Twitter, Reddit (real popular with racists), and Steam. Steam? Great. Now there’s another social network I don’t know anything about (Google+ is gone so we have that going for us). These social networks aren’t just working to remove the video, but also “tributes” to the attacker.

Personally, I ran across the video on Twitter shortly after the attack without even searching for it. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I didn’t watch the entire thing and I don’t recommend that you watch it either, if you haven’t already. Though, I’m sure you can still find it on 8chan (Seriously, is 4chan and 8chan like Twix? You got one for white supremacists and another for white nationalists?).

A lot of people don’t even want to deal with politics on Facebook and would rather see bathroom selfies (my nieces need to stop those), pictures of babies, vacations (yay, you), food (I don’t care), and cats. That’s all well and good until your pre-teen stumbles upon pictures of Steve King’s cat.

Creative notes: Yes, the kitty is inspired by Berkeley Breathed’s Bill the Cat from his great comic strip Bloom County. There’s an apology in small print on the cartoon acknowledging it. I Googled “Kitty Kitty Bang Bang” and my name to see if I had used the title in the past. Previously, I used Mr. Whiskers Kills. I still like that one.

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