Monday, March 20, 2017

Breitbart News support of the "new" KKK

I am seriously bothered by the conservative news blog Breitbart News - - they are supporting the new KKK.

I would like to say otherwise - - noting that I am impartial when it comes to politics.  I have criticized former President Obama for his dissing of Chris Mintz - and recently gave some thought about why Obama did nothing to the city of Detroit in his 8 years in office (I didn't post anything on this) - just as much as I have gone against President Trump, not for his policies but for his ignorance against racism.    But while there are good and bad conservative news sources, from the real Fox News to the bad and fake American News, it's Breitbart News which is harvesting and defending a terrorist group as the KKK.  You can give thanks to former Breitbart head and current White House Chief Strategist  Steven Bannon who has taken a far radical right approach than the late founder, Andrew Breitbart.   When Andrew Breitbart founded his website, he wanted to ensure that conservatives had a voice, even if you disagreed with them - - they were just conservative right.  After Breitbart passed away, Bannon took over Breitbart News as CEO and proclaimed the "alt-right" movement - - a splinter group which embraces ultra-conservative views:  anti-feminism (hatred against women), anti-Semitic (that's clear and to the point, guess the USA lost our country's biggest ally, Israel.) and anti-globalism (this helps the Koch brothers, who have never gave a dime to any organization helping to combat poverty).  In an interview with the Wall Street Journal (and posted on Breitbart) shortly after President Trump's 2016 election win, Bannon  "... makes clear he has zero tolerance for such views (of racism and anti-semitism. " even though he acknowledges that the alt-right has some racist and anti-semitic tones.  Thanks for trying to be a hypocrite, Mr. Bannon.  If you embrace the alt-right, then you embrace racism and anti-semitism, no matter how small the disease is.  

1.  On December 1, 2016 - - Breitbart posted a story on the KKK embracing Trump but hinted that resurgence is not likely to happen.  In this story, a comparison of the KKK is made.

  • Far from the killings or the burning crosses that made the Klan’s grim reputation, leafleting is now the Klan’s chief activity in 14 states and “gives them an extensive geographical reach,” said Carla Hill, an investigative researcher with the Center on Extremism of the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish group dedicated to fighting intolerance.
You mean to say that according to Breitbart the KKK is no longer in the league of murdering innocent non-white men, women and children, burning of the cross, and anti-semitism????   In May, an North Carolina group plans a rally and cross burning   In 2014, a former KKK Grand Wizard murdered two people whom he thought they were Jewish - - they were actually Protestant.  Last year, a judge handed down a 30 year sentence to a former KKK member convicted of planning a calculated "death ray" attack on Muslims and other civilians in the NY State Capital region of Albany. 

2. On Feb. 3, Breitbart posted a story about the violent protests at the University of California at Berkeley which violent left wing terrorists shut down a planned speech by former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos (I treat everyone as a terrorist when they cause death and/or destruction to advance a cause.)  In that story is another defense of the KKK which was "forced" to pay $7 million to the mother of a son killed by Klansmen because they had assets compared to the groups responsible for the Berkeley Univ. incident which had no assets for any prospect plaintiff to go after in court.  Imagine the victim's mother reading this disgusting passage.

  • Unlike the KKK, which had a national headquarters that it was forced to hand over to a black woman because of a $7 million civil judgment over the murder of her son, there are no assets to seize, no institutions to shut down, no one financially liable

"Forced to hand over millions" for murdering a child - - that's like backing ISIS,   Sick.

3.  A video and story was posted about black gang members attacking a Klansmen at a KKK rally in South Carolina.   I never condone acts of violence to anyone, however Breitbart labeled the video as "shocking" in the story. In contrast - - another story has a video posted about KKK members stabbing several counter-protesters at a Klan rally in Anaheim, CA - - but not a single word of "shocking" can be found in this article.     Like the 3,000 plus innocent people murdered by the KKK should be "shocking" too - - but Breitbart won't say that word if the shoe is on the other foot.

Here are 17 things you should know about Steven Bannon - - unlucky #13 is no surprise.

Sexism, anti-Semitism and homophobia is common in Breitbart too - - they claim that there should be a cap on women studying science and mathematics.  Of course Bannon hates his own ex-wife -- he was arrested twice for domestic abuse.  In regards to anti-Semitism, this Jewish website has posted 5 things about Stephen Bannon as well.  Israel is our closest ally and friend of the United States.  Breitbart's homophobic views are easily expressed, such as promoting a "dangerous faggot tour" is a common Breitbart story against LGBT.  While I hold my beliefs about homosexuality with respect to religion freedom/expression - and against same-sex marriage - I am truly disgusted about how such an event which is truly anti-LGBT would be promoted by Breitbart.  Such a comment at work would be grounds for a Federal EEO discrimination lawsuit by the victim(s) and immediate termination by the instigator, like this below by Stephen Bannon.

  • “That’s one of the unintended consequences of the women’s liberation movement – that, in fact, the women that would lead this country would be feminine, they would be pro-family, they would have husbands, they would love their children. "They wouldn't be a bunch of dykes"   - 

Let's make one thing clear - - not supporting LGBT is not homophobic - - you can respect them while they should respect you and treat them equally - - be at work or at home.   But name calling like that is vile, disgusting, and definitely homophobic.

There are many other conservative news sites such as Fox News, Mother Jones and NewsMax which can adhere to the right-wing core values without being racists.   For me, I'd rather read a biased right-wing or equally biased leftist news site over a racist one, I know what I will be getting may be good for our country.

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