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The rise of the far-right

Discussion in 'off topic' started by stephen bennett, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    The guy 5th from left in black seems to be using the hand gesture favoured by the various alt right groups

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    The one above is overt, but I believe it has become trendy to sneak it in to newsreels and videos. I believe a US Coast guard was sacked for doing it on a TV report.

    Here's another example. The woman in the background is Zana Bash. The guy in front is an extreme moderate who'd have nothing whatsoever to do with alt right politics.

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  2. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    ...or use telepathy...

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  3. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

  4. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    Well it could just be a simple ‘ok’ sign, but AIUI that’s the point. The alt right has adopted it as a White Power hate sign at the same as saying, ‘hey, it is nothing more that an innocent hand gesture, what’s the problem?’

    https://medium.com/s/story/does-the-ok-sign-actually-signify-white-power-or-what-6cf3309df985

    Regardless of it’s origins, and Trump may himself use it quite innocently, it does appear to have become a hate meme

    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...ture-gets-kicked-off-hurricane-response-team/
     
  5. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

  6. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    The sly centrists
     
  7. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    New party?
     
  8. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

  9. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    Right, exactly the same kind of thing.

    Does actually offer an insight into how these people sell it to themselves, though: "What's that, you're concerned about our alliance with actual fascists? No, it's fine, everyone does it, it's just triangulation!"
     
  10. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

  11. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

  12. Steve Taylor

    Steve Taylor pfm Member

    Quite, ours are the sort that prop up far right idiots intent on bankrupting the country to give money to their cronies, while demonising the sick and foreigners.
     
  13. kendo

    kendo Prussian bot

    Harsh but fair...:)
     
  14. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    It’s kicking off now. Mr.Dacre gave the whistle and the dogs came-
    “That’s what treasonous people get”.

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    Just checked the BBC News App and guess what they have?- the Paris riots.
     
  15. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    In fairness Dec, the Paris riots are a bit more of a display of unrest than some d**k from Stevenage who wants to show off what he made in his shed.
     
  16. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    Um, travel agent votes to restrict freedom of movement. Not really surprised his business failed.
     
  17. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    very brexit
     
  18. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    Indeed. I'm thinking of trying out pronouncing brexit as 'breaks it', see what response I get.
     
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  19. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Turnout for the Brexit "betrayal" demo looks pretty shit.
     
  20. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Yup, numbers look miserable. All that far right American money and only a few thousand turn out to hear a couple of racists and internet trolls get racisty.
     

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