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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:19 PM

'White Lives Matter' rallies flop as hardly anyone shows up

Source: NBC News

In semi-private, encrypted chats, neo-Nazis and other far-right extremists planned rallies in dozens of cities Sunday to promote their racist movements and spread their ideologies to larger audiences.

Hyped by organizers as events that would make “the whole world tremble,” the rallies ran into a major problem: Hardly anyone showed up.

The “White Lives Matter” rallies, the first major real-world organizing efforts by white supremacists since 2018, were planned on the encrypted app Telegram after many aligned groups were alleged to have taken part in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S Capitol.

The poor showing underscores how the country’s unpopular and disorganized extremist movements have been driven underground by increased scrutiny from the media, law enforcement agencies and far-left activists who infiltrate their private online spaces and disrupt their attempts to communicate and organize.



Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/white-lives-matter-rallies-flop-hardly-anyone-shows-rcna650

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:26 PM

1. I think the author of this piece is overlooking the primary reason for this

With trump and his megaphone gone, save for the few remaining misguided media outlets and some posters here on DU who feel compelled to exhibit their devotion to the freak show circus and amplify trump's blatherings, society has moved on and has no interest. trump was the chief leader and motivator of all of these groups.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:13 AM

5. There are plenty out there licking their wounds. Don't fully write them off. Be vigilant. nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 06:30 AM

6. I have to agree

As long as crazy weirdos like Marjorie Taylor Green are still able to raise 3 million dollars in 30 days, this government is still under siege by anti-democratic, fascist, racist morons. Couple that with the voter suppression that is being supported by the racist wing of the Repugiican party which still houses spineless leaders like Mitch McConnell, ignoring all of this will be at our peril.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:36 AM

7. I wonder how much of Greene's haul was through WinRed and how much will be returned.

They have been making all contributions recurring and sometimes doubled by making it difficult for contributors to find and uncheck the correct boxes. The Trump campaign had to return over $122 million after donors raised a fuss.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:46 PM

10. All of it I hope

but I won't hold my breath

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:31 PM

2. Some were in jail or waiting for a cop-knock on the door with a handful of Federal ...

...warrants, maybe a bunch were co-operating with the Feds or working towards it. Lots of potential ticket holders were unavailable.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:36 PM

3. These are the same folks Republicans are counting on to show solidarity.

No one, except criminals, want to be associated with the GOP.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:06 PM

4. Next rally: Water Is Wet, or, tautologies are self evident.

Let's find some other cause that nobody disagrees with and form a rally to defend it.


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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 09:01 AM

8. But they do show up.....


....for police hiring ads.

... for jury duty on police related trials

... for voting for Republican candidates who use the right dogwhistles

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:39 PM

9. BWAHAHAHAHAHA

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