US Republican politician’s xenophobic ‘hate bus’

This video from the USA says about itself:

Georgia Governor Candidate Runs ‘Deportation Bus’ Ad

18 May 2018

It’s the kind of message you don’t expect to see on a US election campaign bus: “FOLLOW ME TO MEXICO.”

Those are the words on the back door of a repainted school bus Michael Williams is using to drum up support in his bid for the Georgia governor’s seat. He’s dubbed it the “Deportation Bus” and says it’s a show of support for the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

Read more here.

This is shortly after another US Republican’s advocacy on the Internet of killing disabled people.

This is five years after British Conservative Theresa May, then Home Secretary, now Prime Minister, used taxpayers’ money to have ‘hate vans’, with slogans against immigrants driving around the country.

This is 57 years after the original ‘hate bus’.

American nazi hate bus, photo by Joe Scherschel

It advocated sending African Americans forcibly to Africa. It rode through Georgia and other ex-slave states in 1961.

It had been hired by Commander George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi Party.

Unfortunately for the nazis, Rockwell had not paid enough, so the hate bus was repossessed.

One should hope this will also happen to the 2018 hate bus of candidate Michael Williams.

However, as there are now far-right billionaires like Donald Trump, the Koch brothers; and as candidate Wiliams is rather rich himself; etc. that unfortunately may not happen.


Murder disabled people, United States Republican says

This video from the USA says about itself:

GOP Candidate: Euthanize Poor People!

16 May 2018

A gubernatorial candidate in Oklahoma is catching some heat for some comments made on his Facebook account recently. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, host of The Young Turks, break it down.

Republican gubernatorial candidate in Oklahoma proposed euthanasia for people on food stamps who are too disabled to work.

It looks like that idea is inspired by the practice of German old nazi Adolf Hitler, and of Japanese neonazi Satoshi Uematsu. And by the mockery of disabled people by the Republican president of the USA, Donald Trump.

In a Facebook post made by a page purporting to be for Oklahoma governor candidate Christopher Barnett, the administrator initially posted a poll about food stamp requirements — and then made comments claiming euthanasia is a solution to the “issue” of the poor and disabled.

In a post made by Tulsa resident Lisa Schwart, screenshots of the thread from the Chrisforgov campaign page that shares a name with Barnett’s campaign website revealed the comments. “Most receiving food stamps work, or are disabled”, a user commented on the poll post. “Some are elderly.” “The ones who are disabled and can’t work…why are we required to keep them?” the Chrisforgov account responded. “Sorry but euthanasia is cheaper and doesn’t make everyone a slave to the Government [sic].” Defending his now-deleted comments, the account admin mused as to why American taxpayers should “have to keep up people who cannot contribute to society any longer?”

Read more here.

Anti-Semitic United States Republican politicians

This video from the USA says about itself:

Donald Trump Speech to Republican Jews Filled with Anti-Semitic Stereotypes

7 December 2015

Donald Trump delivers a speech filled with anti-semitic stereotypes to a room full of Republican Jews.

See also here.

From Jewish daily The Forward in the USA:

Top Republican In California Senate Race Called For Government ‘Free From Jews’

April 29, 2018 By Aiden Pink

The top challenger to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her upcoming re-election campaign is a candidate who has repeatedly espoused anti-Semitism and has been endorsed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, a poll found last week.

The survey, conducted by SurveyUSA, found Feinstein leading the field with 39%. In second place is Republican Patrick Little with 18%, with other candidates trailing at 8% or fewer.

According to RightWingWatch, Little stated in a campaign video posted earlier this week that he “woke up to the Jewish question and dedicated my life to exposing these Jews that control our country.”

He also has written on Gab, a Twitter-like platform popular with white nationalists, that he is in favor of “a government that makes counter-Semitism central to all aims of the state” which would be “free from Jews”.

Another Gab message called for a database of Jews because “when Israel is destroyed and the [Zionist Occupied Governments] of the west are overthrown, we’ll have to ensure that they aren’t hiding among us to subvert us again….There’s only 1 lawful punishment for high treason” — the death penalty.

The top-two votegetters regardless of party in the June 5 primary will advance to the general election in November.

Little would not be the first avowed anti-Semite to gain the Republican Party nomination — former American Nazi Party leader Arthur Jones won the GOP primary unopposed in a heavily Democratic congressional district in Illinois.

And after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced earlier this month that he would not seek another term in office, the remaining Republican candidate with the most campaign funds and name recognition was Paul Nehlen, who was banned from Twitter for a series of anti-Semitic and racist messages.

Free speech in the USA, goodbye?

This video from the USA says about itself:

Republican Anti-Protester Laws Killing Free Speech

Republicans have a lot of fascist tendencies. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

“More than 20 states have proposed bills that would crack down on protests and demonstrations since Donald Trump was elected, in a move that UN experts have branded “incompatible with US obligations under international human rights law”.

The proposed laws would variously increase the penalties for protesting in large groups, ban protesters from wearing masks during demonstrations and, in some states, protect drivers from liability if they strike someone taking part in a protest.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said more than 30 separate anti-protest bills have been introduced since 8 November in “an unprecedented level of hostility towards protesters in the 21st century”. Their introduction comes amid a huge increase in activism and engagement, much of it inspired by Trump’s election to the presidency.

The ACLU and the National Lawyers Guild have said many of the bills are likely unconstitutional. “The proposed bills have been especially pervasive in states where protests flourished recently”, said Vera Eidelman, who works in the ACLU’s speech, privacy and technology project.”

Read more here.

If you count on the Democratic party establishment to counter these dangerous Republican tendencies then you may get disappointed.

This video from the USA says about itself:

DCCC [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] Backs Recent Republican Over [left-wing, pro-Bernie Sanders] Justice Democrat

21 April 2018

Cenk Uygur breaks down a Ryan Grim story, which reveals that the DCCC-backed candidate in California’s 50th district, Josh Butner, was a registered Republican before running as a Democrat.

Read Ryan’s piece here.

United States Republicans invite French racist

This 29 April 2017 video says about itself:

Is France’s National Front still fascist? – UpFront (Reality Check)

Marine Le Pen, who recently resigned temporarily as leader of the National Front (FN), is now facing off against centrist Emmanuel Macron for France’s top spot.

Though she has stepped down temporarily, she remains a member of the FN, a party founded by her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, and a former Vichy Nazi, Leon Gaultier, which now supports her candidacy.

So has the party changed at all? In this week’s Reality Check, we examine whether the party has shed its fascist past.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

CPAC 2018: Far-right politician Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to address conservative conference after Mike Pence

Moderate Republicans express concern at far right leader’s invite

Lucy Pasha-Robinson

Tuesday 20 February 2018 12:54 GMT

The niece of French far right leader Marine Le Pen has been invited to address American Republicans at an annual Conservative conference in Washington.

Marion Marechal-Le Pen will take to the stage shortly after Vice President Mike Pence at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference.

President Donald Trump will also speak at the convention and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage will be in attendance.

Ms Marechal-Le Pen’s presence has nonetheless sparked divisions, with some moderate Republicans cautious about associating with a far-right figure.

Breitbart editor Raheem Kassam wrote on Twitter: “Brilliant that Marion Marechal-Le Pen is speaking at CPAC. Even more amazing that the RINOs (Republican In Name Only) are *FREAKING OUT*.” …

​The former youth star of the French far-right, and granddaughter of Front National founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, is known for being more religious and socially conservative than her aunt.

The 27-year-old has also been billed by many as a potential future leader of the Front National party, which her aunt still heads.

See also here.