“Heil Trump!” Holocaust Museum Staff Outraged


DW  Website      Posted Tues., Nov.22, 2016

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Monday condemned a white nationalist conference that took place just down the road over the weekend. At the meeting, the prominent white supremacist  Richard Spencer gave an anti-Semitic speech that was met with applause and Nazi salutes, as well as shouts of “Heil victory!”

“The Holocaust did not begin with killing; it began with words,” the museum staff said in a statement. They added a call to “all American citizens, our religious and civic leaders, and the leadership of all branches of government to confront racist thinking and divisive hateful speech,” seeming to reference President-elect Donald Trump’s not having publicly distanced himself from the racist leaders and groups that support him.

The statement followed the news that federal property, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, had been used as a venue for a conference hosted by the National Policy Institute (NPI).

NPI is a think tank known for promoting white nationalist views, and its president, Richard Spencer, has taken credit for coining the term “alt-right,” a euphemism for far-right extremism in the United States. Much has been made of the term in recent days, after Donald Trump tapped Stephen Bannon to be his chief strategist.

Bannon was the executive chair of Breitbart News before the 2016 presidential campaign, an outlet whose leaders have admitted that they “provide a platform” for the alt-right while denying that they espouse its views.

Outrage over Spencer’s comments at the conference were still reverberating across the country on Monday, after video surfaced of him referring to the mainstream media as the “Lügenpresse” or “lying press,” a term used by Nazis to discredit journalists who reported their atrocities.

He then employed the well-worn conspiracy theory of a Jewish plot to control politics, this time by skewing reporting against Trump.

“One wonders if these people are people at all, or instead soulless golem,” questioned Spencer. He then called Trump’s success a “victory of will,” an allusion to “Triumph of the Will,” the famous Nazi propaganda film directed by Leni Riefenstahl.

“America was, until this last generation, a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity,” Spencer was reported by the New York Times as saying. “It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us.”

He then said white Americans had to “conquer or die.”

According to the Holocaust Memorial Museum, his word choice “closely echoes Adolf Hitler’s view of Jews and that history is a racial struggle for survival.”

Several audience members at the conference gave the Hitler salute as Spencer concluded his speech with, “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory.”

Source:  http://www.dw.com/en/us-holocaust-museum-likens-pro-trump-alt-right-conference-to-the-rise-of-hitler/a-36474332


About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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