Extreme right COVID-19 denialists update


This 15 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Elon Musk’s insanity has escaped twitter and found a bigger stage. John Iadarola and Madeline Peltz break it down on The Damage Report.

“Joe Rogan hosted Tesla CEO Elon Musk on the May 7 edition of his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience in which both host and guest repeatedly spread misinformation related to the global coronavirus crisis and minimized the deaths resulting from it. Musk has previously dabbled in coronavirus conspiracy theories on Twitter, called social distancing efforts states have enacted to curb the spread of the virus “fascist”,

An interesting variation, compared to other supporters of Donald Trump‘s and Elon Musk’s ‘Flu Klux Klan‘.

Who say that social distancing and other measures to protect public health from COVID-19 are supposedly ‘communist’. Like the Ku Klux Klan says that ‘race mixing’ is ‘communist’.

‘Dear’ Mr Musk, do you know what is really more like fascism? The view that workers’ health and lives are expendable and subordinate to making profits for rich people. Workers crowded together, playing Russian roulette with their lives, in unhealthy factories owned by you and other big businessmen. That was the way fascism worked in Mussolini’s Italy. That was the way in Hitler’s Germany. Where many workers, many of them forced labourers dragged from nazi-occupied countries, died for corporate sponsors of Hitler’s party.

The problem with some millionaires is that they want to become multimillionaires, to hell with everyone else.

The problem with some multimillionaires is that they want to become billionaires, to hell with everyone else.

The problem with some billionaires like Donald Trump and Elon Musk is that they want to become trillionaires, to hell with everyone else.

Billionaire and medical science denialist Elon Musk drives his workers back to his crowded Tesla car factory, risking illness and death for them. Elon Musk has the full support of the United States neo-nazi site the Daily Stormer (no, I won’t link to them). Like Musk, the Daily Stormer claims that the deathly COVID-19 pandemic is just ‘a little flu’. The Daily Stormer calls Musk a ‘hero’ for that. Another example of how fascists are the bully boys for Big Business.

The extreme right uses rallies for driving workers back to unsafe workplaces for racism: for scapegoating Asian-looking people, for blaming the pandemic on ´the Jews´ (or claiming it is a ‘Jewish hoax’) and/or for blaming the pandemic on ´the Muslims´.

Another example of that during the COVID-19 catastrophe is in Germany.

Yet another example is in Britain.

By Ceren Sagir in Britain, 15 May 2020:

Anti-racists sound the alarm against fascist mobilisation during coronavirus crisis

ANTI-RACISTS have sounded the alarm on far-right attempts to exploit the coronavirus crisis through anti-lockdown protests across the country today.

Under the name UK Freedom Movement (UKFM), publicity for the events, which have been linked to conspiracy-theorist “anti-vaxxers” and the far right, encourages people to “be a part of the largest mass gathering since the lockdown” in cities including Sheffield, Liverpool, Bristol, London and Leicester.

Multiple far-right groups currently claim the Freedom Movement tag, including Richard Inman’s UK Freedom Movement and Jayda Fransen’s British Freedom Movement — though the two [neonazi] ex-Britain First activists are strongly at odds.

COVID-19 denialism is often detrimental for the denialists. British Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who underestimates and mismanages the pandemic, landed on intensive care. Doctors there thought he had a 50% chance of dying from COVID-19. The spokeswoman of Donald Trump’s Vice President Pence in the USA became infected. A Brazilian general, the spokesman of extreme right President Bolsonaro, became infected. Donald Trump-supporting far-right fundamentalist preachers who repeated Trump´s lie of coronavirus being just ´a little flu´ died from COVID-19.

And this 15 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Coronavirus Karen” Probably Regrets Not Wearing A Face Mask

Sounds like “Coronavirus Karen” may have coronavirus. Cenk Uygur and Michael Shure discuss on The Young Turks.

“One of President Donald Trump’s supporters who gained viral infamy for refusing to wear a mask at Trader Joe’s now fears she has the coronavirus.

Genevieve Peters last week was asked to leave the California grocery, and employees called police, after she pulled a borrowed mask down below her chin, and Thursday she revealed on her Facebook page that she was experiencing some symptoms of coronavirus infection.”

Read more here.

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    Reddit’s forums have been linked to the alt-right, the manosphere, white nationalists, and other hate groups that promote violence and harass other users, particularly women, people of color, and LGBTQ people. Reddit is home to appallingly racist forums dedicated to promoting violence and unspeakable slurs against Black people.4 Meanwhile, forums created as safe spaces for Black women and LGBTQ people have called on Reddit to protect them from being inundated with harassment and attacks, and the company hasn’t done much to help.5,6 Reddit forums have also served as an organizing platform for extreme men’s rights groups that promote violence against women, including the belief that women want to be raped.7 The reputations of U.S. Reddit users are so bad that Reddit Ireland resorted to shutting down its site entirely every night to stop racist posts coming from the U.S.8

    Reddit’s forums have also been linked to deadly shootings and attacks. Reddit forums were used to organize the Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va that killed activist Heather Heyer, and several recent mass killers in North America were inspired by Reddit chatrooms fostering misogyny and racism.9,10

    In 2015, Reddit refused to ban “open racism and slurs,” claiming it needed to allow people with so-called “different beliefs” to express themselves.11 But Reddit can’t hide from this moment of national reckoning on systemic racism.

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    Sources:

    1. Reddit Is Finally Facing Its Legacy of Racism, The Atlantic, June 12, 2020

    2. Ibid.

    3. Reddit slammed by former CEO Ellen Pao for ‘amplifying’ racism and hate, CNET, June 4, 2020

    4. How Reddit Became a Worse Black Hole of Violent Racism than Stormfront, Gawker, March 10, 2015

    5. Racism Is Rampant on Reddit, and Its Editors Are in Open Revolt, Bloomberg Quint, June 18, 2020

    6. An open letter to Reddit about raids on LGBTQ+ Subs, Reddit r/ lgbt, accessed June 19, 2020

    7. Popping the Red Pill: Inside a digital alternate reality, CNN, November 10, 2017

    8. Reddit Ireland turns off at midnight to stop racist trolls, BBC, June 10, 2020

    9. Inside the ‘manosphere’ that inspired Santa Barbara shooter Elliot Rodger, The Washington Post, April 27, 2014

    10. Should we treat incels as terrorists?, The Verge, October 5, 2019

    11. Open racism and slurs are fine to post on Reddit, says CEO, The Guardian, April 12, 2018

    12. Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc– If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act, Reddit r/AgainstHateSubreddits community, accessed June 19, 2020

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