That the AfD (Alternative for Germany, far-right party) would be a winner of German elections was already clear but the fact that they performed so strongly was a bad surprise. I cannot believe that this party scored as high as 13% nationwide. To imagine that a far-right party is moving into the German parliament is something that makes me sad and angry especially if I look back at history and all that what happened in the past.
In this situation it’s the task of all anti-racists and anti-fascists to continue to educate others on the importance of solidarity.
We have to punch that nazi scum.
The rhetoric that argues that the “punch all the Nazis” mentality is stooping to the level of the alt-right supremacist is understandable because we all would like to agree that violence and hate should not be met with more violence and hate. But how are you going to bring yourself to tell people who have been marginalized since before the founding of this country, people who had their land stolen from them, their women raped, their communities used as test subjects, their citizens lynched, their places of worship torched, their education stolen, their people imprisoned, their children gunned down in the streets because of their skin tone, that they need to rise above and be the better people. How will you look at these people and tell them that they are responsible for educating the white supremacists who don’t even see them as human beings. How can you tell those who have suffered decades of abuse and disenfranchisement that they must be polite and respectful and to have a constructive conversation with a group of people who spit slurs coined by great great grandfathers who owned their very own great great grandmothers. Meeting hate with love feels impossible when people express their beliefs with their cars, guns, nazi flags, confederate flags and torches. It is upright despicable to demand people of color to educate their oppressors politely when their lives are threatened each and everyday. I understand that white supremacy benefits all white people not just those who light torches and march through the streets. If you’re white you have a moral responsibility to use your privilege and security to protect the diversity in this country. It is unacceptable to write off racism because of age or relationship. Police your family, police your community, silence is acceptance.
Dissent is patriotic, racism and hatred are not. #diversity#minorityrights#rights#fucknazis#punchnazis
When does @jordanpeele sleep?
Peele is executive producing a drama set in the 1970s called The Hunt, as part of his TV development deal with Sonar Entertainment. This is not to be confused with the thriller he’s working on with Spike Lee, which is also set in the 70s, about taking on the KKK—this one is about taking on Nazis:
l "Inspired by true events, The Hunt follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters in 1970s America as they set out on a quest for revenge and justice — tracking and killing hundreds of Nazis who, with the unconscionable help of the U.S. government, escaped justice and embedded themselves in American society. "
Though there’s currently no network attached, The Hunt is apparently already drawing interest. A source said the project started circulating after the recent events in Charlottesville illustrated how many more Nazis there are out there to hunt down. It’s exciting to see how the success of Get Out has opened the way for all these Peele Projects. If he wants to make movies and TV shows about racists getting theirs for the next decade, well, that sounds just great.