‘Blood and soil’: Protesters chant Nazi slogan in Charlottesville
- It is the Nazi mentality that is invoked by the cry “blood and soil.” It extolled the virtues of persons of German descent who worked the land
The Nazi worldview is invoked through the cry “blood and soil.” People of German descent who worked the land were praised in the song.
When white nationalists chant their weird slogans, what do they mean?
‘You Will Not Be Able to Replace Us,’ says the author. Marchers carrying torches in Charlottesville chanted slogans such as “Blood and Soil,” “Russia is Our Friend,” and other catchphrases. White nationalists chanting in Charlottesville, Virginia, again: video 039;You Will Not Be Able to Take Our Place. 039;This video was taken by rally attendees. White nationalists wielding torches under the leadership of a Nazi “alt-right” figure In a repeat of their appearance on August 11, when a similar polo-shirt-bedecked crowd carried tiki torches to the University of Virginia, chanting a variety of slogans and far-right catchphrases, Richard Spencer and his supporters marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.
- A rendition of the adopted Confederate hymn, “Dixie,” was afterwards sung, as well as the cries of, “Russia is Our Friend!” and “The South Will Rise Again!” were also heard.
- The rally took place eight weeks after the “Unite the Right” rally, which turned into a murderous melee the following day when an alt-right protester rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring a slew of others.
- The marching white nationalists, like they had done at the last demonstration, yelled a variety of slogans, each with a very specific meaning to their cause, as they had done at the previous event.
- Take, for example, the chants from the August 11th march on the University of Virginia campus, which are as follows: Alt-Right Demonstration Blood and Soil!039; and 039;Hail Trump!039; are chanted by marchers in Charlottesville, Virginia, in this video taken from social media sources.
- “You will not be able to take our position!” According to Nathan Damigo, founder of the white-nationalist campus group Identity Evropa, who responded to an anti-Donald Trump “He will not divide us” campaign by actor Shia LeBeouf on social media with the following: “Shia LeBeouf, you will not replace us with your globalism,” the slogan was born. As with the white-nationalist “White Genocide” meme, the cry is a reflection of white nationalists’ beliefs that white people and white culture are under threat from multiculturalism and nonwhite races. As reported by the Anti-Defamation League, the slogan first appeared on white supremacist fliers and banners in May and has since gained widespread popularity. (At times during the first Charlottesville march, the chorus changed to “Jews Will Not Replace Us!”)
- “Blood and Soil!” (At times during the first Charlottesville march, the chant changed to “Jews Will Not Replace Us!”)
- This is the English translation of Nazi Germany’s most ardent song, “Blut und Boden!” It is perhaps the most distressing of all the chants heard in Charlottesville. A slogan developed by German nationalists in the nineteenth century and popularized by Nazi thinker Richard Walter Darre, the term is meant to elicit patriotic connection with one’s original national identity and is founded on anti-Semitism and racism on an extreme scale. Following World War II, it became a vital component of Adolf Hitler’s “Lebensraum”program, which sought to expand German-occupied lands and was a major element in the Holocaust. The alt-right, particularly its overtly neo-Nazi portion, has appropriated the phrase “White Lives Matter!” to stress its own nativist and eliminationist objective
- “White Lives Matter!” Supposedly intended as a retaliation to the anti-police brutality movement This catchphrase quickly became both a slogan and the name of an outright white-supremacist movement aimed at undermining black civil rights. The movement is ostensibly “dedicated to the promotion of the white race and taking positive action as a united voice against issues facing our race,” according to its supporters. There are other neo-Nazi groups around the nation that have reformed themselves under the banner of the “WLM,” and the movement was labeled as a hate group in 2017. “Hail Trump!” they chant. It is unnecessary to explain why this slogan is used as a marching cry, but its inclusion is crucial. Donald Trump is regarded as a hero by the alt-right, with some leading figures referring to him as “Glorious Leader” and other such epithets. This is largely due to the fact that he follows their agenda and talking points, and has on numerous occasions shied away from denouncing white nationalists, most recently after the events in Charlottesville. In addition to Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” ball hats, many of the demonstrators in Charlottesville were wearing them.
You will not be able to take our spot! According to Nathan Damigo, founder of the white-nationalist campus group Identity Evropa, who responded to an anti-Donald Trump “He will not divide us” campaign by actor Shia LeBeouf on social media with the following: “Shia LeBeouf, you will not replace us with your globalism,” the slogan was created. As with the white-nationalist “White Genocide” meme, the cry is a reflection of white nationalists’ anxieties that white people and white culture are under attack by multiculturalism and nonwhite races.
(At times during the first Charlottesville march, the chorus changed to “Jews Will Not Replace Us!”); “Blood and Soil!” (At times during the first Charlottesville march, the cry changed to “Jews Will Not Replace Us!” “Blut und Boden!” is the English adaptation of Nazi Germany’s most impassioned shout, “Blut und Boden!” It is perhaps the most distressing of all the chants heard in Charlottesville.
Following World War II, it was a crucial component of Adolf Hitler’s “Lebensraum”program, which sought to expand German-occupied lands, and was a major element in the Holocaust.
This catchphrase quickly became both a slogan and the name of an outright white supremacist movement aimed at undermining black civil rights.
WLM is the umbrella organization for several neo-Nazi groups around the country, and it was labeled as a hate group in 2017.
A hero to the alt-right, where some leading figures refer to him as “Glorious Leader” and other such epithets, in large part because he largely follows their agenda and talking points, and has on numerous occasions refrained from denouncing white nationalists, most recently after the events in Charlottesville, is Donald Trump.
In addition to Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” ball hats, many of the demonstrators in Charlottesville were dressed in the same way.
- “Russia is one of our closest allies!” With open adoration for Russia’s authoritarian strongman ruler, Vladimir Putin, and the nationalist agenda he has supported both in Europe and the United States, the alt-right has been shameless in its open admiration for him. The Russian dictatorship, which has also played a significant role in funding far-right movements in Europe, has well-documented relationships with a number of alt-right individuals, including Spencer, according to the Washington Post. According to subsequent revelations following the 2016 election, Russia’s propaganda machine worked in close collaboration with the alt-right in disseminating its ideas and memes through social media during the campaign
- “The South Will Rise Again!” was one of the most popular. This slogan, which reflects the alt-neo-Confederate right’s sympathies, dates back to the post-Civil War era, when the apologist”Lost Cause”revision of the war’s history was in full swing, leading to the widespread (and incorrect) belief that the war was primarily about “states rights” rather than slavery
- The same movement, which was primarily active around the turn of the 19 thcentury, was also responsible for the construction of many The “Lost Cause” philosophy continues to be popular among neo-Confederates
- “Harry Potter Isn’t Real!” is a common refrain. This seemingly strange chant, which in many ways reflects the alt-mastery right’s of popular culture, is directed at white nationalists’ hostility towards multiculturalism, as the underlying thesis of J.K. Rowling’s massively popular youth-fantasy series is about combating prejudice, both racial and otherwise, as the underlying thesis of the series is about combating prejudice, both racial and otherwise. In alt-right internet communities, the Potter novels are routinely criticized for allegedly brainwashing youngsters, and the books themselves are frequently assaulted. Furthermore, Rowling herself has been especially active on social media, denouncing both the alt-right and politicians affiliated with it, including Donald Trump
- “We Will Be Back!” she has said on her Twitter account. Another chant that is fairly self-explanatory — and maybe the most terrifying of them
“You will not replace us”: a French philosopher explains the Charlottesville chant
“You will not replace us,” and “Jews will not replace us,” sang white nationalists holding tiki torches as they marched through Charlottesville, Virginia, on Friday night. This came as a surprise to a lot of people in the United States. However, for Europeans, the notion that white Christian identity is under threat from ethnic variety and multiculturalism has become a recurrent theme on the extreme right of political parties in recent years. Indeed, Geert Wilders, the head of the far-right Freedom Party in the Netherlands, wrote on Twitter on Sunday, “Our people is being displaced.” “There will be no more.” As for Generation Identity, the threat of “replacement” has been a rallying cry for the Europeanyouth alt-right movement for many years.
In his book The Great Replacement, Camus contends that European civilisation and identity are in danger of being swallowed by mass migration, particularly from Muslim nations – a notion he refers to as “the Great Replacement.” On Sunday, I decided to contact Camus to ask him what he felt about the fact that neo-Nazis and white supremacists in the United States were screaming chants that looked to have been influenced by his beliefs.
I received a response on Monday (whether they knew it or not).
In a statement, he decried the violence and emphasized that he had no link to Nazism: “If the marchers are Nazis and/or anti-Semites, or if they launch assaults – I am, of course, very opposed to all of this, and I cannot claim that they are inspired by me.” Nevertheless, he stated, “I can very well see why people in America would shout, ‘We will not be replaced,’ and I support them in their decision.” The following is a partial transcript of our conversation, which has been gently modified for clarity and conciseness.
Could you tell me a little bit about your philosophy and whether or not you believe it pertains to the setting of the United States?
What is your philosophy, and do you believe it pertains to the current situation in the United States of America?
Your work, in my opinion, has been considerably more focused on Europe, immigration, and Islam than on other topics. Please correct me if I’m mistaken about this. Please explain how your work, as well as the concept of “Great Replacement,” pertains to Muslim immigration in particular — or how it does not apply in this case. Thank you.
Your work, in my opinion, has been considerably more focused on Europe, immigration, and Islam than on other topics, such as science. In such case, please correct me if I’m incorrect. Please explain how your work, as well as the concept of “Great Replacement,” pertains to Muslim immigration in particular — or how it does not apply in this case.
In general, I believe that replacement is a common occurrence. In Occidental Europe, specifically, and maybe most notably in France, Islam is only manifested in the shape it takes. And it just serves to aggravate the situation because it is quite powerful; it is a very powerful culture and civilization with its own language and religious beliefs.
However, it is not necessary to the fundamental concept of replacement. And, for example, in Western Europe, black Africa is replacing Northern Islamic Africans just as much as Northern Islamic Africans are replacing black Africa.
But, after all, the objective is to replace white, Christian Europe with something else, right? Is it a generalized problem?
Yes, it is about Western civilisation as a whole, with Christianity serving as a fundamental composing element of that culture. But it’s not just that. It may also be Jewish civilisation in Europe, or free-thinking civilization in Europe, or any type of European heritage, that is being gradually supplanted by another people in the European Union. Of course, if you alter the people, you can’t expect the same civilisation to survive indefinitely.
And your point of view is that this is, in essence, a risk? If this “replacement” is not a positive, does that mean it is a negative in your mind?
Yes, it’s a pretty awful situation. I believe that the entire notion of replacing everything with something else is abhorrent. I believe it is a catastrophe. I believe it is the worst form of totalitarianism now in operation anywhere in the globe. As a result, I believe it is absolutely terrible for the planet to become, for example, a tourist destination rather than a place where people live. In the same way that Las Vegas is a successor for Venice. Alternatively, amusement parks serve as substitutes for natural areas or natural monuments.
Yes, I believe that is very abhorrent, because I believe that the dignity of man is that he cannot be substituted.
That, in my opinion, is just unacceptable.
You indicated in a YouTube video you posted in July 2016 that Donald Trump’s candidacy and campaign were tied in some ways to this concept and to the dread of being replaced. Describe how or if Trump’s support from white supremacists may be a component of this same debate or cause the same level of concern.
Trump, of course, is a complicated figure since he appears to be a part of the great replacement, as seen by his cultural background. For example, his approach on environmental issues, in my opinion, is utterly disastrous. His residence, for example, where everything is awful and false, did not leave a lasting impression on me.. He is a participant in a completely fictitious universe. In contrast, he appears to be opposed to large immigration to the United States, which is something that is anti-replacist in character.
Trump are quite conflicted.
However, I agree with his opposition to large immigration, and this is something I support.
They were yelling, “You will not replace us,” and “Jews will not replace us,” as the white nationalists marched through Charlottesville.
Do you believe that your feelings of dread about being replaced are a result of the concepts you’ve been articulating?
The inability to accept being replaced is a very strong emotion in a man. It is not necessary to instill fear and apprehension in people’s hearts and thoughts. It was the will not to be replaced that was at the heart of colonial resistance. The unwillingness to accept the status of a colony in India or Africa is a significant component of anti-replacism. Foreigners who come into a country and influence the customs and religions of the people who live there, their style of eating and clothing, are seen negatively by the majority of the population.
Being human means that you are irreplaceable.
Do you have any concerns about white nationalists using this concept? These white nationalists are also vocal in their opposition to minorities, such as Jews and African Americans. Is this anything that you’re concerned about or worried about?
They’re marching against Jews, aren’t they? They’re Nazis, aren’t they? Then they will be unable to be inspired by me, who is the polar opposite of all of that. As a result, if the marchers turn out to be Nazis and/or anti-Semites, or if they engage in violence, I will, of course, denounce them and refuse to claim that they were inspired by me. Attacks, regardless of their source, are categorically not acceptable in my opinion. I belong to a very small political party called “Innocence,” and I am a staunch supporter of nonviolence.
Consequently, you are condemning the violence that took place in Charlottesville? Is this what you’re trying to say?
Oh, without a doubt, completely, and without the least semblance of hesitation.
In other words, do you believe that they carried their chanting to a level that you would find objectionable even if they were saying, “We will not be replaced?” Moreover, it is clear that some of them exploited Nazi iconography, which is something you oppose. They employed Nazi iconography, as well as swastikas, to their advantage.
You’re asking me if I agree with something?! I believe it’s totally, utterly, abominably bad. I understand well why people in America believe that “we will not be replaced,” and I agree with them. In contrast, if they are Nazis or if they deliberately smash automobiles into people, I am shocked by their mentality. Perhaps there is a minor misunderstanding between different types of individuals. Do they all look the same? You’re implying that all of the people marching and screaming, “We won’t be replaced,” are Nazi sympathizers, aren’t you?
You want to know if I agree with that? I believe that is completely, utterly disgusting. I can see why people in America believe that “we will not be replaced,” and I agree with them on this point. When they are Nazis or smash automobiles into people, though, I am shocked by their demeanour.
Possibly, there is some confusion between various types of persons in this situation.. Is there a difference between them all? Are you implying that all of the people marching and screaming “We will not be replaced” are Nazis? Is this a valid accusation? What exactly are you trying to convey?
You’re asking me if I agree with that?! I believe it’s totally, utterly, abhorrent. I can well see why people in America believe that “we will not be replaced,” and I agree with them. However, whether they are Nazis or if they ram automobiles into people, the mentality is appalling. It’s possible that there is a small misunderstanding between different types of people. Are all of them the same? Are you implying that all of the people marching and screaming “We will not be replaced” are Nazi sympathizers?
Please accept my apologies. Say it one more time. Essentially, you’re stating that you believe white nationalism and Nazis are two entirely distinct things?
Yes. I definitely hope so, because it’s a really different experience. Despite the fact that I would not classify myself as a white nationalist, since it is not my way of thinking or speaking, I do recognize that white people, wherever they are in the globe and particularly in South Africa, are generally concerned about their future. In South Africa, there is now a horrific scenario unfolding that revolves around the fact that one is white.
Yes. I really hope so, because it’s a whole new experience. White nationalism is not something I identify with; it is not my way of thinking or speaking; yet, I do recognize that white people, wherever they are in the globe, and particularly white people in South Africa, are generally concerned about their future. The fact that one is white is the subject of a horrific drama currently playing out in South Africa.
I am unable to label my overall picture of the universe or myself as “racist” since the term has already been appropriated by something quite else. Although races exist, I believe they are infinitely valuable, just as everything else — sexes, cultures, civilizations, private property and nations — and that this is what allows men and women to resist universal interchangeability while still making each human being distinct and priceless. It is, I believe, one of the great tragedies of modernity, that anti-racism has appropriated the term “race” in precisely the same ridiculous pseudoscientific and very limiting manner that “racists” did before them.
Who are the individuals who are most at risk?
It’s most likely the white one, which is by far the least common of the old main classical “races,” according to statistics. Because of the benefits it has had for so long, it has been referred to as “the aristocracy of the globe.” According to my assessment, the French race — or, if you prefer, the French people — in all of its dimensions — ethnic, cultural, and civilizational — is particularly vulnerable. It is swiftly losing its own area, in which its own culture and civilization are soon becoming just one among many, and not the most vibrant, and in which it is rapidly being colonized by other peoples.
Is it possible to live in harmony with one another?
Is multiculturalism a viable concept that can be implemented?
Almost anything is conceivable at any time. However, it is not so desired that it should be developed intentionally in places where it did not previously exist. It leads to violence, criminality, mistrust, sorrow, and ugliness. It is a catalyst for these things.
It is always possible to do everything you set your mind to. Nonetheless, it is not so desired as to require that it be intentionally generated where none previously existed. In turn, it breeds violence and criminality while instilling mistrust, bringing about sorrow and ugliness.
Anything is always a possibility. However, it is not so desired that it should be intentionally generated in a situation where it did not previously exist. Violence, criminality, mistrust, unhappiness, and ugliness are the results.
Chanting ‘blood and soil!’ white nationalists with torches march on University of Virginia
Everything is always a possibility. However, it is not so desired that it should be intentionally manufactured in places where it did not previously exist. It leads to violence, criminality, mistrust, unhappiness, and ugliness.
Deconstructing the symbols and slogans spotted in Charlottesville
Navigation is not available. With them, when white nationalists arrived on Charlottesville to hold their annual demonstration, they carried with them shouts, banners, derogatory epithets, shields, and other symbols of white supremacy. In addition to anti-fascist organizations and local citizens, religious and civil rights organizations and leaders also participated in the demonstrations with their own emblems and chants. Each of the icons seen has its own political background and history, which you can read about here.
Navigate Without Using the Arrows With them, when white supremacists arrived on Charlottesville to hold their annual demonstration, they carried with them slogans, banners, derogatory epithets, shields, and other symbols of their oppression. In addition to anti-fascist organizations and local people, religious and civil rights organizations and leaders also participated in the demonstrations with their own signs and banners. There were a variety of political contexts and histories associated with each of the symbols that were discovered.
Far-right white nationalists
It is believed that the National Socialist Movement has its origins in the American Nazi Party, which was created in 1959 and is affiliated with the Southern Poverty Law Center. As the most active neo-Nazi group in America, the National Socialist Movement publicly reveres Adolf Hitler and its members frequently demonstrate in Nazi uniforms, complete with swastika armbands, on the streets of major cities. More information may be found here.
Detroit Red Wings logo
According to the hockey website Russian Machine Never Breaks, the Detroit Red Wings’ emblem was tweaked and utilized by a group of white nationalists known as the Detroit Right Wings in order to promote their political agenda.
The wheel from the classic emblem was changed to add a Nazi SS insignia, which was subsequently printed on shields carried by demonstrators to draw attention to the issue. The re-use of the team’s emblem has been openly protested by the organization. More information may be found here.
It is believed that this “knot of the slain” is a “Old Norse emblem that frequently depicted the afterlife in carvings and decorations,” as stated by the Anti-Defamation League. White nationalists that use the emblem for racial purposes also use it to symbolize that they are prepared to offer their lives to the Norse deity Odin, generally in combat, as part of their commitment to the cause. In other instances, the emblem is also employed by pagans who are not racists. More information may be found here.
The design of the imaginary national flag is an exact replica of the Nazi war banner flown over Germany during World War II. The Kekistan emblem has taken the place of the swastika, and the green backdrop has taken the place of the red. “They are particularly fond of the way the flag teases leftists who realize the banner’s origins,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which represents members of the alt-right. More information may be found here.
Vanguard America logo
According to the Anti-Defamation League, Vanguard America utilizes the right-wing nationalist phrase “blood and soil,” which promotes the belief that individuals who have “white blood” are particularly related to “American land,” as opposed to persons who have “colored blood.” Hitler’s Nazis adopted the term, which originated in Germany and was known as “blut and boden,” to describe blood and soil.
Originally, Vanguard America adhered to a rigid alt-right worldview, yet the group has since deepened its relationships with neo-Nazis and other far-right groups.
According to the American Defense League, a number of banners were flown by the South and its armies throughout the Civil War, but the battle flag was the one most closely identified with the Confederacy. Historically, the flag has been used as a representation of Southern history, slavery, and white supremacy. It has survived as a symbol of white supremacy that is recognized around the world. More information may be found here.
“Deus vult” is Latin meaning “God wills it,” and it was a term previously used by Crusaders to describe God’s will. The term is said to have been used in a sermon given by Pope Urban II in 1095, in which he pleaded with the First Crusade to retake the “Holy Land” from Muslim dominion, according to legend. According to Ishaan Tharoor’s article in The Washington Post, the alt-right has appropriated imagery from the Crusades to use in its marketing campaigns and propaganda. It has “become a kind of far-right code term,” according to Tharoor, who claims that the phrase is being used as a hashtag on social media and in racist graffiti.
More information may be found here.
Southern nationalist flag
A former member of the Neo-Confederate League of the South, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, was responsible for the design.
In rare occasions, it is flown in conjunction with the Confederate battle banner. More information may be found here.
Identity Evropa flag
In addition, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Identity Evropa is modeled after European Identitarian groups and focuses on recruiting white, college-aged students to argue “race realism” and concerns that are exclusive to white interests, among other things. As part of its recruitment strategies, the organization also promotes itself as a fraternity and social club. More information may be found here.
In accordance with the American Defense League, the Iron Cross is a well-known German military award that initially debuted in the 19th century. A swastika was overlaid on the metal in the 1930s by the Nazi dictatorship in Germany, turning it become an emblem of the regime. Although the medal’s use was mostly ended after World War II, it continues to be popular with neo-Nazis and other white supremacists in the United States. More information may be found here.
According to the American Defense League, the sonnenrad — or sunwheel — was a common emblem in the ancient iconography of Old Norse and Celtic cultures. According to the American Defense League, the sonnenrad, one of the old European symbols that Nazis borrowed, depicts Nazis’ attempt to establish an idealized “Aryan/Norse” ancestry. More information may be found here.
Traditionalist Worker Party
The Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) was created in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2015. As expressed in their tagline, “local solutions to the globalized dilemma,” the organization contends that the blending together of countries and their economy is damaging to ethnically homogeneous societies. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the group is also a supporter of “identitarianism,” which pushes for “culturally and racially homogeneous communities.” In addition, the organization is overtly anti-Semitic.
Bonnie Blue flag
According to the Republic of West Florida Historical Museum, the Bonnie Blue flag was initially flown in Baton Rouge in 1810 as a show of defiance against Spanish control and was never formally accepted by the Confederate government during the American Civil War. However, it became identified with the Confederacy as a result of the popular Confederate song “The Bonnie Blue Flag,” which was written by an Irish-born actor after witnessing the flag being hoisted outside Mississippi’s capital building when the state announced its independence from the Union in 1861.
Researchers at the ADL were unable to determine exactly what this skull emblem represented, although it appears to be a variant on the insignia of this Marvel Comics superhero. Defense and law enforcement agencies, as well as anti-government militia organizations such as the Three Percenters, regularly employ the Punisher emblem.
Refuse Immediately following Trump’s election, the fascist movement gathered together under the cry “No! In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America!” The word “No!” that appears on posters – which was initially printed in black and white – is a reduced form of the original sentence.
According to the group, more than 140,000 posters have been printed to this date. More information may be found here.
The Universal Negro Improvement Association, which held its inaugural convention in New York City in 1920, was the organization that officially approved the Pan-African flag. According to NPR, Marcus Garvey, the chairman of the United Nations Interim Authority on Human Rights, had long advocated for the adoption of a black liberation flag, which he saw as a symbol of political maturity. The color red on the flag depicts the blood poured by Africans who died in the struggle for their freedom, while the color black represents the color of skin and the color green represents the development and natural fertility of Africa.
NO H8 sign
Following the event, a group of religious leaders launched a call for 1,000 clergy members to march in protest of it. On Saturday morning, they conducted prayers and formed a human chain around Emancipation Park. Some held placards linked with the NO H8 Campaign, a group whose aim it is to promote equality, while others carried signs from other organizations. More information may be found here.
The far-right organizations who marched on Friday and Saturday sang chants that have been around for a long time. Here’s what they had to say in greater detail:
Far-right white nationalists
In the words of Mark Pitcavage, a senior research fellow at the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, the expression “blood and soil” has a long and illustrious history. It has its origins in Germany and is the English version of the German phrase “blut und Boden.” When it comes to German nationalism, “the concept of supporting German nationalism, just by conservatives and individuals on the right, was a pretty huge thing” in the late 1800s and early 1900s, according to Pitcavage, is a big deal.
Isn’t it the mix of race and location that makes the difference?
“It’s easy to see why someone like him, a Nazi who was also active in agriculture, would find the term ‘blood and soil’ appealing,” he added.
For example, if you’re a white nationalist, or if you want to establish a white country, you can see how the same features of race and geography might be quite beneficial for you, according to Pitcavage.”
Far-right white nationalists
Pitcavage isn’t sure when the phrase “you will not replace us” first became popular as a chant, but he does know that it is derived from a common white nationalist notion. “Whether you’re talking about the alt-right, neo-Nazis, racist skinheads, or the Ku Klux Klan, modern white supremacist ideology is built around the belief that the white race is on the verge of extinction,” Pitcavage explained. ‘That the very life of the white race itself is in jeopardy because it is being condemned by a swelling wave of color, controlled and managed by the Jews,’ the author writes.
Pitcavage explained that the most prominent example of this is a slogan known as the “14 words.” According to Pitcavage, the 14 words stand for ‘we must safeguard the existence of our people and a future for white children.’ While not very memorable, “This is perhaps the single most popular white supremacist phrase in the entire globe,” says one observer.
The concept that “we are fighting against our racial genocide, that we are fighting to defend the destiny of the white race,” Pitcavage explained, “is what we are fighting against.” ‘Jews Will Not Replace Us,’ he said, was a “small modification” on the phrase “You will not replace us.”
Far-right white nationalists
In his analysis of the “white lives matter” movement, Keegan Hankes of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project described it as a “full response” to the “Black Lives Matter” campaign. According to him, “It’s a casual manner, a rhetorical style that they employ in an attempt to convey the argument that we don’t hate other people, we just love our own people.” “It’s like an old white nationalist tactic, isn’t it?” says the author. “We’re just sticking up for our people,” they’re attempting to explain.
In addition, “a lot of stuff was done to attract attention,” he added.
In addition, they are aware that, given the heated atmosphere around those rallies, their actions would be contentious, which is kind of at the core of what these groups do, which is to stir up controversy in order to get an outsized presence in the media.” Hankes said that there is also an organization called “White Lives Matter.” White Lives Matter, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website, is a “racist response” to the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as a “neo-Nazi group that is expanding into a national movement.” According to the company’s website, it was established in 2015.
Black Lives Matter movement
The expression “black lives matter” was popularized by activists in 2013 in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, who was a neighborhood watchman. After it was adopted by citizens of Ferguson, Missouri, who were protesting the police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, it acquired global attention. Continue reading for more stories.
Chanting ‘You will not replace us,’ neo-Nazis hold third Charlottesville rally
Organizers of the second torchlight march in Charlottesville, Virginia, were headed by white supremacist leader Richard Spencer. There were several hundred white nationalists carrying torches who marched through Emancipation Park to the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, whom the city is attempting to destroy, as well as other Confederate figures. Spencer was the main speaker at the gathering. He was followed by other notable speakers. With the hashtag “Back in Charlottesville,” Spencer shared a video clip from the march.
Throughout the demonstration, the demonstrators yelled, “You will not replace us,” and “We will come back.” A tweet from Charlottesville’s Jewish mayor, Mike Signer, expressed his displeasure with the march, saying: “Another horrible visit by neo-Nazi criminals.” You are not welcome at this establishment!
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- You are not welcome at this establishment!
- In the meanwhile, we’re exploring all of our legal alternatives.
— Mike Signer (@MikeSigner), on Twitter The 8th of October, 2017 In an interview with the Washington Post, Spencer said that it was “a organized flash mob.” “It was a resounding success.” “This has been in the works for quite some time.” “We wanted to demonstrate that we arrived in peace in May, that we arrived in peace in August, and that we arrived in peace once more,” he added.
The Unite the Right gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August resulted in clashes between the approximately 500 white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the Ku Klux Klan who were in attendance and counterprotesters.
One of the victims, Heather Heyer, 32, was killed and at least 20 others were injured when a white supremacist drove his car into a throng of counterprotesters.
Later, US President Donald Trump compared the demonstrators with others who were opposed to their actions. Once again, we find ourselves in Charlottesville. The latest Tweets from Richard B. Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) on October 7, 2017.
Why the Charlottesville Marchers Were Obsessed With Jews
It was reportedly about defending a statue of Robert E. Lee during the “Unite the Right” demonstration in Charlottesville. It was all about affirming the legitimacy of “white culture” and white supremacy, as well as safeguarding the history of the Confederacy, throughout the Civil War. So why were anti-Semitic chants such as “Jews will not replace us” heard from the crowd of demonstrators? The rally was not only tinged with anti-black bigotry, but it was also tinged with anti-Semitic sentiment.
During the march, one participant told Vice News’ Elspeth Reeve, “This city is ruled by Jewish communists and criminal niggers,” referring to the city’s leadership.
Nazi websites issued a call to action, urging people to demolish their building.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the president of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), said the agenda was about “celebrating the enslavement of Africans and their descendants, and celebrating those who then fought to preserve that terrible machine of white supremacy and human enslavement.” Greenblatt was speaking on behalf of the ADL.
- The connection between anti-blackness and anti-Judaism, in the imaginations of white supremacists such as David Duke, is a straight one.
- A disturbing reminder that the hatreds of our day are rooted in history and may be readily channeled through time-tested anti-Semitic tropes is provided by the persistence of anti-Semitic tropes and the ease with which they are incorporated into all manifestations of hate.
- He recently talked to a group of college students on anti-Semitism on college campuses, and he was well received.
- lecture, I remarked, ‘I wouldn’t jump to the conclusion that modern anti-Semitism is as harmful as its early 20th-century antecedent,'” because of all the information he had presented.
It definitely gave me the impression that books and ideas that I had previously considered to be quite peripheral in our culture are not as marginal as I had anticipated.” It is very uncommon for anti-Semitism to serve as a universal language for prejudice of all kinds, serving as a sort of Rosetta Stone that may transform animus toward one group into a universal hatred for many others.
Paul, Christianity and all of its offspring—Islam, secular ideologies of Europe, and so on—have learnt to think about their world in terms of conquering the perils of Judaism,’ Nirenberg explained.
for thinking about the world and what’s wrong with it.” In the universe imagined by white supremacists, Jews are an evil presence lurking in the shadows, pulling strings, directing events, and functioning as an all-powerful force that supports and empowers the other targets of their hatred and bigotry.
- He protested to a gathered throng that Jewish Zionists had power over the media and the American political system.
- “However, it always, always, always comes back to the Jews,” says the narrator.
- When Jewish factory worker Leo Frank was falsely accused of murder and killed in 1915, two new organizations started at the same time: the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which works against prejudice and anti-Semitism, and the second Ku Klux Klan, which began by celebrating Frank’s death.
- A similar reasoning might be found in white supremacy: hatreds become universalized via the use of shared archetypes.
- Black Americans escaping the South as part of the Great Migration were viewed as a threat to the nation’s vital labor supply.
- Following the Holocaust, neo-Nazi movements were mainly relegated to the political periphery of the country, yet they never completely disappeared from the American scene.
- It was a global outcry when the scheduled march was announced, and the American Civil Liberties Union was notable for successfully defending the group’s First Amendment rights in court.
- He noted that the Charlottesville event was distinct from the scheduled Skokie march in two significant ways, as explained by Nirenberg.
- In the context of free speech issues and college campuses serving as front lines in the cultural fight, he believes it is appropriate.
- As Nirenberg put it: “That strong, obvious commitment to specific ideals of inclusiveness from our political leaders does not exist in the same manner.” A news conference was conducted on Monday by President Donald Trump in response to the violence in Charlottesville.
“Those who incite violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including members of the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repulsive to all we hold dear as citizens of the United States.” ” This remark occurred two days after his original statements on the demonstrations, in which he decried the “hate, racism, and violence on many sides” that he had witnessed during the demonstration.
President Donald Trump’s suggestion that white supremacist protestors and their counter-protesters were on a same footing stunned legislators and public figures in both parties, who immediately attacked Trump’s reluctance to condemn white nationalists and the KKK.
Tuesday, the president conducted another news conference in which he repeated his prior statements, saying: “What about the alt-left that charged…
” Is there an issue with them?
A few examples include: the Holocaust Remembrance Day statement that did not mention Jews; the conspiratorial meme of Hillary Clinton and a Star of David, which Trump shared on Twitter while running for president; the infamous Nazi salute and cries of “Hail Trump!” at an alt-right conference following the election.
- All of this, according to those like Greenblatt, is a hint that at the very least, the White House is not taking anti-Semitism seriously enough.
- According to Greenblatt, “there are Jewish grandchildren roaming about the White House.” “But make no mistake: the extreme right views a wide range of individuals as a threat, but it always, always, always returns to the Jews,” says the author.
- “There’s a want for individuals, even minorities like Jews and blacks, to “know their place,” according to Feld, who claims that the extreme right is reacting to other political movements with nostalgia.
- In spite of this, they are in a relationship: universalized movements that seek to combat injustice against all peoples in all of their identities often elicit opposition from those who believe they are losing their place in society.
- “It’s all of those things,” Nirenberg explained.
- There will always be individuals who despise Jews, no matter when they appear.
- For a historian, it’s difficult to express such a sentiment, but Feld believes that the world has arrived at a “critical crossroads.” “I don’t believe that Jews are under danger anywhere in the globe.
- Nevertheless, I believe that all social groupings must pay close attention and speak out against what is taking place,” I said.
Feld, like Nirenberg, was taught to look at the photos coming out of Charlottesville and perceive not a freak incident, but rather the echoes of history, rather than the images coming out of Charlottesville being a freak occurrence. “It’s God,” she explained. “It’s freaking terrifying.”
What to know about the violent Charlottesville protests and anniversary rallies
A year after the events of Charlottesville, images of neo-Nazis marching through the streets and violent skirmishes between alt-right protestors and counterprotesters are still fresh in the memories of many local people. On Aug. 12, 2017, a “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned tragic when a 20-year-old Ohio man reportedly rammed his vehicle into a throng of counter-protesters, murdering Heather Heyer, 32, and injuring 19 others, five of whom were gravely injured. As a result, some of the same right-wing groups who were part in the Charlottesville incidents are preparing another demonstration to take place this weekend to coincide with the anniversary of the events.
In a news conference held on Wednesday, the governor stated that agencies will be permitted to call in the National Guard to assist with security measures.
Here’s all you need to know about the situation.
What happened last year?
A year after the events of Charlottesville, images of neo-Nazis marching through the streets and violent skirmishes between alt-right protestors and counterprotesters are still fresh in the memories of many locals. On Aug. 12, 2017, a “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville turned tragic when a 20-year-old Ohio man reportedly rammed his vehicle into a gathering of counter-protesters, murdering Heather Heyer, 32, and injuring 19 others, five of whom were badly injured. Following the events in Charlottesville, some of the same right-wing organizations who were part in them are preparing another demonstration to coincide with the anniversary of those events this weekend.
Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville in advance of the anniversary celebrations this weekend.
Protests in Washington D.C., on the other hand, will be greater.
Trump’s controversial response
President Donald Trump was at his Bedminister, New Jersey, golf club at the time of the incident, and he issued a statement denouncing the violence but not specifically naming the white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups who were in attendance. A brief statement read by Trump in New Jersey stated, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this atrocious demonstration of hatred, racism, and violence on many sides — on many sides.” “In our country, this has been going on for quite some time. This is not Donald Trump.
A very long period has passed since this occurred.” After that, Trump tweeted twice more in the afternoon, expressing sympathy to the families of Heyer and the troopers, but he made no explicit reference of the contentious organizations.
“In his message yesterday, the president stated categorically that he condemns all kinds of violence, bigotry, and intolerance, which of course includes white supremacists, the KKK, neo-Nazis, and other extreme groups.
Obama appealed for national unity and the gathering together of all Americans “According to a spokeswoman for the White House.
“Racism is a terrible thing.
“Anyone who participated in this weekend’s racial violence and committed a crime will be held fully and completely responsible.
However, on Tuesday, August 15, Trump poured additional gasoline to the fire by holding a televised news conference in which he lashed out at those who had criticized his earlier statement.
You take a look from both perspectives.
I believe that both parties share some of the blame “During his speech on Aug. 15, Trump stated that “You had some pretty terrible guys in your organization, to put it mildly. You also had some really kind individuals on both sides, which was a bonus “He went on to say more.
What is expected to happen this weekend?
On the anniversary of the Charlottesville confrontations, groups from both sides of the fight have scheduled public rallies, but this time they’re taking it to a larger platform. In several locations of Washington D.C., permits for protests have been issued. Organizers from yesterday’s “Unite the Right” gathering want to stage an event in Lafayette Square Park, right across from the White House, following a march from a nearby Metro station. A number of counter-protests have also been granted permission, including demonstrations by Black Lives Matter and a person who intends to burn a Confederate flag in Lafayette Park, among others.