Study: Trump-related hashtags dominate white nationalist, Nazi Twitter

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    Sep 03, 2016 3:46 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/trump-white-nationalists-nazi-social-media-227673[/cite]White nationalist social media users referenced GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump almost more than any other topic, and hashtags involving Trump and his presidential campaign dominated among white nationalist and Nazi-associated Twitter accounts, according to a new study comparing social media networks of white supremacists and Islamic State sympathizers.

    Followers of white nationalists on Twitter are also “heavily invested” in the New York real estate’s presidential campaign and his candidacy has "energized" white nationalists, the study finds.

    But while Trump and Trump-related hashtags dominated the study from George Washington University's Program on Extremism, they were not at the top of the list for either white supremacists or Nazis. (The study made no distinction between accounts supporting the historical Nazi Party and the neo-Nazi movement.) That distinction went to the hashtag #WhiteGenocide, which topped both the list of top 10 hashtags for both groups studied, with 9,284 references among white nationalists and 6,589 among Nazis.

    Study author J.M. Berger found a significant shift in the way traditional political hashtags were used in the white nationalist and Nazi networks since the 2012 election, noting that in a similar analysis in August 2012, the name of GOP nominee Mitt Romney did have "any significant mention."[/quote]
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    Sep 03, 2016 5:06 PM GMT
    The original targets of the KKK were Republicans, both black and white, according to this television program and book from 2009, which describe how the Democrats started the KKK and for decades harassed the GOP with lynchings and threats... The Democrat KKK also are fans of Donald- you just won't read about it in the MSM.

    https://www.amazon.com/Setting-Record-Straight-American-History/dp/1932225277

    This collection of information gives dignity back to both white and black people of the US. It does not hide anything bad, but it shows a lot of good as well. The DVD was exceptional- the real roots of the Democratic and Republican parties (which are well known facts, not contortions of reality) was very well done.
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    Sep 03, 2016 11:30 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidThe original targets of the KKK were Republicans, both black and white, according to this television program and book from 2009, which describe how the Democrats started the KKK and for decades harassed the GOP with lynchings and threats... The Democrat KKK also are fans of Donald- you just won't read about it in the MSM.

    https://www.amazon.com/Setting-Record-Straight-American-History/dp/1932225277

    This collection of information gives dignity back to both white and black people of the US. It does not hide anything bad, but it shows a lot of good as well. The DVD was exceptional- the real roots of the Democratic and Republican parties (which are well known facts, not contortions of reality) was very well done.


    Yes, it is true that from its inception in the aftermath of the Civil War, through the middle of the 20th Century, the Ku Klux Klan identified itself most closely with the Democratic Party. But it is very well known that there was a mass exodus of white Southerners, and Klansmen, from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in the early 1960's. They were driven away from the Democratic Party by Democratic President Lyndon Johnson's support for the Civil Rights movement and racial integration.

    From a well-written article in The Guardian: ...Strom Thurmond, [then] a Democratic US senator and as fiercely segregationist as ever, broke party ranks and declared support for the Republican nominee, not only campaigning with Goldwater in the south, but switching his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in the middle of the race. Goldwater ended up capturing 55% of the white southern vote, making him the first Republican ever to win a majority of white southerners, and the party of Lincoln was transformed...

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/05/trump-reagan-nixon-republican-party-racism

    Richard Nixon went on to exploit, masterfully, the changing demographics of southern political party affiliation.

    As made plain in the 1969 book The Emerging Republican Majority by Nixon advisor Kevin Phillips, the southern strategy was a considered, premeditated, highly disciplined appeal to southern whites, and more generally to the deep-seated racism of America.

    The GOP of 2016 is nothing like the Republican Party of 1860 that nominated Abraham Lincoln. If Lincoln was alive today he'd surely be a Democrat. He was, essentially, a progressive. Pointing out the historical connection between the KKK and the Democratic Party really has no relevance in today's election. What matters is not only the rhetoric but the actions taken by the political parties today. I think today's Democrats have proven they are now the party of tolerance and inclusion when it comes to matters of race, gender, and sexuality.
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    Sep 04, 2016 2:12 AM GMT
    Amazing how the Nazi were once the fare right, and now they are the socalist left. Even the lesbians have feminazis.