Postcards from the class & culture wars (7.10.18)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (7.10.18) July 10, 2018

“It would’ve been very easy for the president to make some cursory effort to determine whether he should believe nonsense from a radical Iranian cleric.”

“The Silvas were gathering at Fort Drum to celebrate Independence Day with their son-in-law, a sergeant in the 10th Mountain Division who has twice been deployed to Afghanistan.”

“Known originally as the ‘Undesirable Aliens Act,’ the statute would not exist without support from, respectively, a eugenicist and a white supremacist.”

“The U.S. Navy is preparing plans to construct sprawling detention centers for tens of thousands of immigrants on remote bases in California, Alabama and Arizona.”

“I can’t believe that participation in an organized white supremacist group focused on street-level violence wouldn’t jeopardize your security clearance.”

“Donald Trump appears to have autographed photos of deceased young people that were featured at a White House event … highlighting victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.”

“Buyers connected to Russia or former Soviet republics made 86 all-cash sales — totaling nearly $109 million — at 10 Trump-branded properties in South Florida and New York City, according to a new analysis shared with McClatchy. Many of them made purchases using shell companies designed to obscure their identities.”

“Illinois Republicans botched four opportunities to stop an avowed Nazi from representing their party in a Chicago-area congressional district.”

“A North Carolina state House of Representatives candidate who recently won the Republican primary has claimed Jews are satanic, U.S. soldiers are being poisoned by the government and that God is a white supremacist.”

“Seth Grossman is the Republican nominee for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District.”

“John Fitzgerald, an anti-Semite who is running as a Republican for California’s 11th Congressional District seat, has been appearing on neo-Nazi podcasts and falsely claiming that the Holocaust is a ‘lie.'”

“A new poll shows that a neo-Nazi candidate not only is the most popular GOP candidate on the ballot for U.S. Senate, but that he’s running second in the race.”

Corey Stewart has draped himself in the mantle of Trumpism, saying in 2016, ‘I was Trump before Trump was Trump.'”

“Steve King, the Republican congressman from Iowa who used to have a Confederate flag at his desk, is using Twitter to spread racist propaganda again.”

“We want to work to protect the other seven trailer parks in the city. If they don’t think this will happen to them, they’re wrong.”

They declared that we were all guilty of crossing illegally.”

That Trump would make up Birth of a Nation-level fictions to defend an ethic cleansing operation was eminently predictable.”

“Why does anyone think that a virulent bigot can just turn off those sentiments when they report to work?”

“This primary felt like it was who had the biggest gun, who had the biggest truck, and who could be the craziest.”

“The Trump administration feared it would be a ‘public relations nightmare’: a major federal study that concluded contaminated groundwater across the country, especially near military bases, was more toxic than the government realized.”

“President Donald Trump has unveiled a new policy that depicts the world’s oceans as a resource ripe for expanded business opportunities, reversing the Obama administration’s emphasis on protecting vulnerable marine environments.”

Swap out golf and swap in video games. Swap out Rush Limbaugh and swap in actual Nazis.”

Sometimes the fork and spoon are mightier than the sword.”


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