And confused: should we make fun of the douchebros? Should we post memes reminding us all that the Americans died to defeat Nazism? Should we keep in mind that the US was built on white supremacy in its purest form--slavery? Is it UnAmerican to carry flags with the swastika on them despite the US history of racism? The answer to all these questions is the same: hells yes.
- mock these guys. We should diminish them as their cause is pathetic. That whites are now sharing more and more power and resources and privilege with non-whites is a good thing--that makes the US a better place to live, a stronger economy, and all the rest. These douchebros are not oppressed. They just fear that those who gain more power might abuse it as these guys have and would--the problem of projecting too much.
- remember US history--the good stuff and the bad. Yes, the US helped to defeat the Nazis (via a coalition, by the way). It is one of the best things the US has ever done if the US did it slowly and reluctantly at first. The US could have chosen Nazism in the 1930s, but turned away from that, from America Firsters and the rest. But as Obama kept saying, the history of America is an effort to perfect the union--which still suffers from the legacies of slavery, which still incubates white supremacy and other forms of hate, and which still gives too much cover to the allies of the hateful.
The good news is that we have Republicans heaping much scorn on the Nazis. The bad news is that, as both George RR Martin and Brett Freidman would say, words are wind. We should pressure Congress to put more $ and more investigations into fighting white supremacist terrorism. Let's get Orrin Hatch, John McCain, and the others to put money where their mouths are.
Oh, and let's drop the whole bullshit that the Dems lose because they play with identity politics. White identity politics is white supremacy politics, something that both parties have played with but one party now relies so very heavily on it that their President refuses to clearly condemn the white supremacists.
Hopefully, this will all be resolved by the time our ship docks, but I doubt it.