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Internet Nazis now trying to recruit kids playing Pokemon GO, apparently

He's coming for your kids!
Pikachu Hitler, coming to a Pokemon GO gym near you?

Watch out! The Daily Stormer is coming for your children!

Or so they say. Earlier this week, Andrew Anglin of the Daily Stormer launched what he’s calling the “Pokémon GO Nazi Challenge,” urging his readers to descend upon their local Pokemon GO hot spots with crude flyers promoting race hatred in general and his site in particular.

Great news, everyone!

An enterprising Stormer has been handing out fliers at Pokémon GO gyms for the purpose of converting children and teens to HARDCORE NEO-NAZISM! …

 

HE’S HANDING THEM OUT TO CHILDREN!

THIS IS ALREADY HAPPENING!

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF ANYTHING SO GREAT AS THIS???

The Daily Stormer was designed to appeal to teenagers, but I have long thought that we needed to get pre-teens involved in the movement. At that age, you can really brainwash someone easily. Anyone who accepts Nazism at the age of 10 or 11 is going to be a Nazi for life.

The idea is so ridiculous, and the flyer in question so crude and over-the-top, that I assumed at first that it was a troll job — that either Anglin was trolling us, or that someone was trolling him.

The flyer (see the whole thing here) bristles with rabid denunciations of “n***er monkeys,” “burrito rats,” and “HOOK-NOSED JEWS.” It urges its readers to “vote for DONALD TRUMP” even while acknowledging that most of those reading the flyer are “probably too young to vote” for the “GOD EMPEROR.”

It promises its target audience of white not-yet-men that

flyer2

Oh, and it compares catching Pokemons to … the Holocaust. Favorably

flyer1If Anglin is trolling, though, he’s trolling his readers as well as the rest of us.

In a followup post today, Anglin insisted that he was dead serious about the “Pokémon GO Nazi Challenge” — and defended it from alt-right critics saying the flyer was so over-the-top offensive that it could end up hurting the Nazi cause, and perhaps even Donald Trump as well.

“Trump has been called a racist six million times,” Anglin tells his readers.

If the media were to present these flyers and say “look, racist Alt-Right Neo-Nazi Pokemon conspiracy!!!!” it would simply be more noise.

It would also look ridiculous. There is so much news about so many different things related to the election, people just get these bits and bytes, and “TRUMP RACISM POKEMON NAZIS” is all their brain would absorb, which would simply cause the media to lose more credibility in their minds and cause them to draw closer to Trump.

As for all the racial slurs?

[Y]oung boys like rebellious things. It excites them. It makes them interested. The flyer, in my view, was perfectly designed to appeal to young boys, and I think we’re going to get a huge response once people start handing them out.

And what were the options, besides going hardcore?

Black IQ statistics? What kid is going to be drawn into that?

Saying “save your race” or some other generic, vague, low-energy statement? Most kids won’t even know what that means, let alone be interested in it.

Making it obscene and aggressive appeals to a primal drive in boys who are in or approaching puberty.

So there you have it.

I still think this campaign is more of a publicity stunt than an actual recruitment drive, but we’ll see, I guess.

This is a very strange year, no question about it.

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Croquembouche of patriarchy
Croquembouche of patriarchy
4 years ago

More scary-yet-sexy TV Nazis:
‘Allo ‘Allo.
https://youtu.be/1a7sIf-7tZ4

banned@4chan.org
banned@4chan.org
4 years ago

Wait, why does one of the other posters have an avatar that looks like punk rock fanart of Rose Quartz?

http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/7/70/079Slowpoke.png

…I have a pet theory that Pearl used to serve Pink Diamond, and if it turns out Pearl has a type, that could make it a little more credible

Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen
Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen
4 years ago

Getting the discussion a bit more back on PoGO….

I wonder what these Internet Nazis would say if they found out that the trans community has decided that all three trainers fit somewhere on the LGBT spectrum, and thus represent them:

http://www.themarysue.com/pokemon-go-trans-team-leaders/

Blanche (Team Mystic) is headcanoned as nonbinary, Spark (Team Instinct) is headcanoned as an ace transman, and Candela (Team Valor) is headcanoned as lesbian (whether cis or trans is undecided as of that post), and in a hot ‘n heavy relationship with Blanche.

And while on the subject of PoGO, has anyone else used that new assessment tool the latest update provided and decided how exactly to interpret what some of those comments mean? Like, I figure stuff like ‘this Pokemon is a breathtaking specimen’ means said ‘mon is a keeper, but how should some of the other comments be interpreted? Anyone have any thoughts on that matter?

@Victorious Parasol:

Hogan’s Heroes has an interesting relationship with Nazis and Nazism, to say the least. A good chunk of the actors who worked on that show had first-hand experience with Nazism’s horrors – the guy who played Col. Klink fled Berlin with literally just the clothes on his back, Sargent Shultz’s actor had a major chunk of his family die in the camps, and the guy who played French POW LeBeua (sp?) actually spent time in a camp. Heck, most of the actors who played Nazis on that show were Jews who went through the Holocaust in some form or another. Interesting stuff, that.

On the other hand, it baffles me that there’s (evidently) a decent chunk of the viewing audience of HH that honestly thought the show was set in a concentration camp instead of a POW camp, and was thus an unforgivable affront to Holocaust survivors, so what do I know.

ETA: corrected a spelling goof. (And will undoubtably find ten more major ones after the edit window closes. >.< )

Scildfreja Unnýðnes
Scildfreja Unnýðnes
4 years ago

Aw, @Rogue Angel, you aren’t interrupting anything.

Or, well, you are, but we all are. You hop in any time you want!

JoeB
JoeB
4 years ago

Nazi’s are still the baddies in pop culture in the US, I mean look at Inglorious Basterds, Tarintino violence porn but well received because shooting Hitler in the face a few dozen times and carving swastika’s into Nazi officers is cheer material.

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
4 years ago

Has no one else mentioned Hogan’s Heroes?

With Werner Klemperer, the actor who played Colonel Klink, taking the role on the condition that the Nazis be played as fools and Klink never be allowed to succeed in any of his schemes. Of course, Klemperer’s father (conductor Otto Klemperer) was a Jew who fled Germany in the early 1930s, so one might expect a bit of bias there…

Masse_Mysteria
Masse_Mysteria
4 years ago

@ Alan Robertshaw

So it might be that war comics are the same as other types of war entertainment? I suppose I should have seen this coming.

Now that I’ve thought more on the subject, I think my gut feeling wasn’t about war comics specifically, and came from how certain war topics still seem to be taboo here in Finland. Or just from plain ignorance.

Critical Dragon1177
4 years ago

Does Anglin somehow not understand how much he is going be potentially enraging the parents of the white kids that he targets with his propaganda? Seriously you would think that even a Nazi would understand that Nazism isn’t really popular now a days. Even ignoring the success of the civil rights movement and unsuccessful holocaust deniers have been in getting the mainstream to doubt that the German government really did commit mass murder, just look at all the video games and movies where Nazis are the bad guys.

Handsome "Punkle Stan" Jack

She can’t be named Sakura, because it would make her TOO awesome, and I already have an unhealthy crush on her, so someone please STAHP before I have to go through the shameful measure of buying a body pillow. She’s like a fusion of jasper and Rose, with a Garnet like personality *sweats profusely*

Don’t describe her as a fusion between Jasper and Rose because there’s only so much big, beautiful women I can take before I die no matter how true it is.

So, I never was too good fitting my assigned gender roles (I am certain I am cis), and therefore was called a lesbian every since I was 12. When I was around 14 and started having attraction to both genders I was SO confused and scared of myself. At 18, with the help of my also bi bf, I finally accepted bi was a thing(not only to please men), and that I was it. But still, something inside of me still said that it wasn’t normal, it was something to be hidden, it was shameful, and my partner only accepts cause he is bi too.

I was never good at fitting into my assigned gender roles, either, but luckily I had an environment that allowed me to express myself better than some other people. (I wasn’t restricted to just “girl” toys or clothing, I was allowed to pick out action figures from the store and get clothing from the boy’s section with all the awesome skulls and stuff.) Although I did have my assigned gender imposed on me (“Why don’t you wear this ugly top that’s feminine? You are a girl.” “Why don’t you like this frilly top? Are you a lesbian?”)

I came to terms I liked girls and boys AND non-gender conforming people when I was 18 just like you. (Jeffree Star and a lot of bad guys in makeup and buffed babes helped.) I didn’t really have anyone to help me, like, personally with being pansexual, but, like, I was always one to say “fuck you” to people telling me what I can and can’t be or do, so I think that helped me a lot.

But I was struggling with my gender for a long time. There was a time when trying to be more feminine was easy, I didn’t mind dresses but at the same time, I wasn’t super thrilled with them. I think I just gave into femininely gendered stuff for a while since I often fought it when I was younger.

It wasn’t until over a year ago I finally understood I wasn’t cis. I was 23, and I remember when Lisa was on the board and she explained some feelings I’ve had on and off since I was a kid. Dysphoria isn’t something you really learn about and there weren’t, like, any trans guys out there. I mean, I’ve seen documentaries on TV about it and there was Chaz Bono but I knew trans women existed before trans men did but I digress.

A few months later I finally figured I was agender, although if we’re going to be technical, a trans masculine agenderflux peep. Like, you (as in everyone else) don’t need labels for what you are if you’re comfortable with that, but it was really nice to have a label for what I am. I haven’t felt this comfortable with myself in years.

I actually came out recently to my mother as pansexual and agender, and she kinda accepted it a bit. She wasn’t disgusted but she said I was just confused, and I said I wasn’t so I think I just need to figure out how to explain it to her more. At the very least, I have people in the media to point out what being pansexual is, but it’s gonna be harder to find agender peeps although my new favoritist rapper of all time, Angel Haze, is pansexual AND agender, just like me! So they might help a lot as long as I can find a fucking article that doesn’t call them “she” to give to my mom.

Wait, why does one of the other posters have an avatar that looks like punk rock fanart of Rose Quartz?

Pearl has a type, okay? And it’s a good type. Watch the newest Steven Universe.

(((Chiomara)))
(((Chiomara)))
4 years ago

@Jack
Oh! I love non-gender conforming people too. I just say I am bissexual for simplifying purposes and because, unfortunately, my brain still has problems thinking in non-binaries. I mean, I completely understand it rationally, but attraction/instinct/subconscious wise I think I STILL put them in male/female bags, you now? That’s why I rephrain from calling myself pansexual sometimes. I’m working on unbuilding that.
And that’s interesting. I have considered the idea of being another gender, but I got to the conclusion I am 100% cis, and it’s a quite strong opinion. I like wearing dresses and feminine stuff now most of the time, every since I grew curves and boobs (yey for late puberty!) and stopped being so self conscious, but somedays I dress SO guy like I am mistaken for a really affeminate boy. Still, identity wise, I am very much a woman and would feel pretty dysphoric if I wasn’t. I am so so so glad you found yourself!

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
4 years ago

@Chio and Jack

I actually came out recently to my mother as pansexual and agender, and she kinda accepted it a bit. She wasn’t disgusted but she said I was just confused

*screaming internally*

That’s what my girlfriend (now ex, go figure) told me, and I went on a booze rampage. If it’d been my mother, I’d probably still be drinking myself into oblivion right now. When I told my mother, she said “Aight. By the way I’m heading out later, want me to grab you a beer ?” and that was pretty much it. (That may seem insensitive, but she rightly felt that I didn’t really wanna expand on the subject.)

I’m lucky enough (weird sorta luck but I’ll take it) that I don’t feel too uncomfortable with male pronouns and generally being identified as male. The way french works, there ain’t a lot of options regarding pronouns, so I’ll go with whatever. I’m pansexual but also androphobe (more like MISANDRIST!!1! to be fair, being identified as male means I don’t have to deal with most of what androphobia entails) so the endgame is that I’ve been mainly attracted to women so far, which plays out into “passing” (this is most definitely the wrong word, pardon my engrish) as a heterosexual male. To the point where very few people actually know, and even I tend to “skip” that part for the sake of simplicity. (You’ll have noticed that I tend to refer to men as we and us in the context of adressing RoK-type “all men do x” bullshit – we and us are relevant there because the RoK definition of a man is a penis that is attracted to vaginas.) To be honest I’m not sure I even mentioned it on here before. I guess I’ve got a reflex of generally avoiding the subject ?

I’m lucky that I don’t struggle with my identity and will generally go with anything (my friends who are informed, two very important words, tend to juggle pronouns for example, but I won’t react nicely if someone uses “she” in a derogatory way) but it gets more complicated when I’m told how I should act based on my perceived gender. Or when I’m told I’m confused. That angers me, or deeply saddens me when it’s from people who matter. Then again I may indeed be confused in my use of “agender” – it’s just the closest word to who I am that I know of, but it’s not exactly bullseye either.

Daaamn all them parentheses and dashes and all that bad clumsy engrish. I’m not good at talking about this. But then again it goes for pretty much everything I guess.

Stephen Lawt
Stephen Lawt
4 years ago

First Anime and now Pokémon is there anything that I love that these Alt-right jackasses wont ruin for me and the fact that they are trying to spread their message for hate and violence to children is the epitome of outright moral bankruptcy. Just ughhh….

Handsome "Punkle Stan" Jack

@Sinkable John

It’s alright. Language can be extremely constricting at times and I can identify with how hard it is to find the right phrase. I mean, the word I use to describe myself, agenderflux, was coined in 2014, even though I use agender as well. I was just really lucky to have figured out myself after someone else figure out the right label for it.

Basically, if you can’t find something that describes yourself, make something up. And if your language doesn’t have the right pronouns, make something up as well. Language should be ever evolving and changing to help people express concepts, things and themselves.

As a starting point, here’s some links that might help you, if you wanna check them out. This is a link to some French neutral pronouns that might help you out, and here’s some links to different gender wikis that could help you out as well in expressing yourself better.

Hopefully, this can be a starting point in helping you figure out a way to explain things to people and make them not complete asswipes. You can’t be confused if there’s other people that express the same feelings.

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

@Sinkable John
Your English is not clumsy at all. I used to edit a lot of copy and you write more eloquently than some native speakers I would edit for, and they were doing it professionally.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
4 years ago

@Jack & kupo

they were doing it professionally

’cause they need to write fast maybe ? I’m overly cautious, but I often just struggle with words. Great example : I’ve been trying to work up a reply here for a while, and I’m realizing that I just don’t have the words for what I mean. Lots of deleting. Then again I don’t know if I’d find the words in french either.

By the way I’d checked resources and wikis before, and never really found anything that helped. Pronouns are easy though : “he” feels more natural because I’m used to it. I said “simplicity” before but I guess that was wrong (not an engrishfail then, just a brainfail in general). Defining the whole thing is more complex because there’s a lot of different, sometimes conflicting things there. I think the fact that it’s never been either difficult to accept (thanks to the greatest, most badass, scariest and most beautiful (not necessarily in that order) person I’ve ever known, whom I had the honor of being allowed to call my sister) or a problem with other people (granted, mainly ’cause I mostly keep it to myself, and with the aforementioned exception), I think it changes everything, and I’m very lucky for that. I’ve never had to give it too much thought or scour everywhere for resources or reassurance – it just came naturally, because I was talked through understanding it.

I’m gonna sleep on it and see if I can find better ways to word it. Cheers, ye awesome peoplez.