LAURENS, SC – DECEMBER 5: An American Nazi Party member gathers during a white-supremacist event outside the Redneck Shop December 5, 2009 in Laurens, South Carolina. The American Nazi Party & International Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held their 7th annual White Unity Christmas Party which was publicized as a family event. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)
White Supremacist Symbols and Far-Right Propaganda at Georgia State University and in North Georgia
The story “Racist, Far-Right Propaganda and Threats Against Leftists at Georgia State University: What Does It Mean, Who Is Responsible?“ was recently published by an anti-fascist group in Atlanta in the wake of white supremacist symbols appearing around Georgia State University in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
With this in mind, and with debates about race now a common theme in national and regional political discussions, mnis members consider it important that the general public know what symbols are commonly used by white supremacist hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, National Socialist Movement, Aryan National, American Renaissance, and others. This is an attempt to cover some of the more well-known symbols and habits of white supremacist hate groups, although these symbols and behaviors are constantly changing and adapting to pressure from anti-fascist/anti-racist groups and the general public.
The debate as to whether or not the Donald Trump campaign is fascist has tossed between scholars and activists for months, with more and more people allying with the idea that Trumpism is a unique, 21st century American fascism. Some established scholars in Comparative Fascist Studies have refused to go beyond lines like “fascist-like,” “proto-fascist,” or “right populist” to describe the phenomenon. Robert O. Paxon, often called the establishment voice of Comparative Fascist Studies with his book The Anatomy of Fascism, recently went on Democracy Now to discuss the Trump phenomenon. Here he correctly said it was inappropriate to call Republicans or authoritarianism at-large fascism, and then went on to say that if a paramilitary violent force was institutionalized in support of Trump then he would truly be a fascist.
One of the qualities of fascism was that they admired violence. They thought that violence had an esthetic…
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