22 Million Americans Support Neo-Nazi Ideas A New Poll Shows
August 23 2017
Nine per cent of Americans say holding neo-Nazi or white supremacist views is acceptable, according to a new poll.
The Washington Post ABC poll was carried out in the wake of the deadly racially-charged violence which erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville earlier this month. If extrapolated to the entire US population, nine per cent would equate to 22 million people.
According to the survey, 83 per cent of Americans think holding neo-Nazi views is unacceptable.
Thirty-nine per cent said they believe the “alt-right” holds white supremacist or neo-Nazi views whereas 21 per cent believe they do not. On the other hand, thirty-nine per cent of those surveyed said they had no opinion on the matter.
The survey, which found President Donald Trump’s overall approval rating of 37 per cent was not substantially different to his 36 per cent mark in July, was conducted from 16-20 August and from speaking to 1,014 adults across the United States.
President Trump’s response to the ugly clashes between Neo-Nazis, KKK members and “alt-right” supporters and anti-fascists at Charlottesville, which culminated in Heather Heyer being killed after a car ploughed into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters, has led to him being condemned by members of Congress, leading business executives and military leaders.
President Trump pointed blame at “both sides” for the violence, drawing a moral equivalence between white supremacists and anti-fascists.
While the problem of white supremacy has gained increasing attention in the wake of Charlottesville, it has of course been an ongoing and persistant problem in the states. The murder of Ms Heyer, the 32-year-old anti-fascist protester who was killed, is the most recent in a spate of killings which have raised the spectre of far-right violence.
In February, an Indian-born engineer was shot dead in a Kansas bar, with witnesses telling reporters the gunman shouted “go back to your country” before opening fire.
In May, Jeremy Joseph Christian spewed anti-Muslim “hate speech” to a young woman wearing a hijab on a train and her friend. After other passengers intervened, he pulled out a knife and slashed their throats, with two people left killed and a third seriously injured.
He was charged with murder, attempted murder, possession of a weapon and intimidation but sought to defend his actions in court. He shouted slogans such as: "You call it terrorism. I call it patriotism” and could also be heard shouting "Death to the enemies of America".
"Leave this country if you hate our freedom, death to Antifa," he also said, referring to the commonly used shorthand for the anti-fascist movement.
The so-called “alt-right” movement has gained increasing attention since Donald Trump’s presidential bid and his time in the White House. While President Trump has sought to distance himself from the movement - which has been accused of racism, antisemitism and misogyny - its members have rallied behind him and hailed him as their leader.
Comment: It seems America has awakened. Perhaps it's still a bit groggy from its long sleep, but it has awakened. Despite all the efforts of the ANTIFA, our message is spreading. Perhaps that's why they have become so violent lately. They are getting very nervous. They are afraid that all the "gains" they have made in recent years will be taken away. Well, I certainly hope so.
Comrades, we have a golden opportunity right now to show that they have become the thugs and we are the peaceful ones. How? By not letting them bait us. The Left knows that if they start a fight, chances are we'll be the ones who will take the fall because we've earned the reputation of being the violent ones. We can reverse that. When they try and start something, don't feed into them. Just ignore them or walk away. If they call you cowards for walking away, they are just baiting you into starting something so you will get blamed for it. Don't give them what they want. Besides, are you really going to feel like a coward because some liberal wearing a mask is calling you one for walking away?
If the liberals are so brave, the next time they vandalize a Confederate statue, let them do it without their masks. Okay, in fairness some of them wear masks, some don't. Alright, I was fair about that. Dan 88!