This clip from CNN is well worth listening to.

It encapsulates both the jaw-dropping awfulness and bizarreness of the Orange Supremacist era, and the extent to which the mainstream media has gotten so appalled that they're dropping their usual false equivalency. I mean the old "both sides have a point," which works when both sides DO have a point, but does not when you're talking about Nazis vs. anti-Nazis or Cheetolini vs. human beings with empathy. Also, it made me laugh.

Yesterday post-rally [personal profile] hederahelix and I were discussing this.

"It's just so surreal," she said. "Hey... Is that a camel?"

I looked over. The U-haul next to us had a giant camel painted on the side.

Below the camel, as if in explanation of why a U-haul would be decorated with a giant camel, were a few lines of Wikipedia-esque notes on camels, something like "A camel is an even-toed ungulate within the genus Camelus, bearing distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back."
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From: [personal profile] conuly


"I did sacrifice a goat. I know that's probably a quibble in the mind of most Americans," he said. "I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness ... Yes, I drank the goat's blood."

Well... animal sacrifice is a valid practice that many people worldwide do. Not so many of them are white, but....
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From: [personal profile] conuly


(Not that that means there's anything wrong with animal sacrifice because it's no longer customary among people of European heritage! But... well, I can't help thinking that if I were a pro-white bigot, I'd think there was.
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From: [personal profile] mme_hardy


My take is that it's one thing if it's part of your religious heritage, born or adopted, (see Islam, for instance), and quite another if you're making up up a religious heritage in order to Freak the Mundanes. For one thing, if you're initiated into santerĂ­a or Islam, you probably have traditions on how to do the killing efficiently.
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From: [personal profile] shati


Yeah, goat sacrifice is not surreal in itself, but from a Senate candidate for the GOP it is, and the chipper, Onion-like tone of that particular quotation is what made me stop and bluescreen.

(No disagreement with your point, and I'm omitting a lot of context just because I think it's too grim for this post, but I am deeply disturbed by this particular person having dismembered a living creature.)
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Yes, right? I seem to recall racists being staunchly anti-animal-sacrifice when it was POC in their apartment blocks doing it.
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And it was so circular. Animal sacrifice is savage and barbaric because those people do it. How do we know those people are savage barbarians? Well, look, animal sacrifice!

And there are valid reasons to be against animal sacrifice, but if you're gonna hold that position, I want to see that at the very least you aren't eating factory meat.
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