‘Hitler was right’: KC area winner of Missouri House primary leaves trail of bigotry
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The fact that so many neo-nazis and bigots are running as Republicans and winning primaries shows how sorry the state of conservatism is in the United States.
Corey Stewart is running for the US Senate as a Republican in Virginia and has numerous ties to white supremacists.
Wisconsin’s Paul Nehlen is a neo-nazi running for Paul Ryan's seat in Congress.
John Fitzgerald is another neo-nazi running for Congress in California.
While some GOP state parties are rejecting these bigots, Republican voters keep nominating them. The establishment no longer has any control of its own party and is now the party of Trump and the altright.
I really wish I could understand this kind of thinking. I mean, understanding what leads someone to think like this, and to support it to the point you are willing to put together a YouTube channel and a radio show to spout your hate. Do they actually, truly believe this?
I remember speaking to a man in a bar a few years back, before the 2016 elections began and we got on the topic of how I work in IT and how his 14 year old son was really good with computers and what-not. He then begins telling me how his son had found evidence that Jews were secretly planning to take over the world. Every single Jew, not just the higher ups. Every single Jew was in on it. I tried explaining that his son was buying into conspiracy theories and that he should try and do something about it. But he believed it too. He said that his son showed him all the evidence and convinced him too, because "My son is smarter and more resourceful than I am." For an hour I showed him conspiracy theory platforms for every topic I could think of that showed how they can spin facts to sound convincing and legitimate, but he didn't budge. At the end of the night he was still completely convinced that Jews were plotting to take over the world. I legitimately believe that our education system has failed us. There is a good portion of the population that has no idea how to fact check, research, and distinguish fact from fiction using reliable sources.
That said, coming from Missouri, I wouldn't be surprised to see a candidate such as this winning in a rural area, but the suburbs of Kansas City really surprised me. Hopefully Democratic support is overwhelming in the coming elections.