Steve Benson for February 22, 2019

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    sipsienwa Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    That is too sad and true to click like.

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    DD Wiz Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    I clicked like because I like that Steve Benson calls attention to this tragic but important story. But I am sad for it, as I’m sure Benson also is.

    In the age of Trump, those who carry the flags of the KKKonfederacy and Nazis — literally the flags of slavery, oppression and genocide that REAL AMERICANS crushed in World War II and the Civil War respectively — feel emboldened.

    They march openly in Charlottesville and the fake “president” defends them. A Coast Guard lieutenant and former Marine is found to have a massive arsenal and a detailed plan to assassinate PROgressives and the fake “president” is silent.

    And a major newspaper editor calls for a rebirth of the “Birth of a Nation” (D.W. Griffith’s epic tribute to the Ku Klux Klan as the ”nation” referenced) and, again, the fake “president” is silent.

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    Daeder  almost 4 years ago

    Meanwhile, Republicans are up in arms about all the hate crimes perpetrated by liberals!

    “Oh, won’t someone PLEASE think of the poor false equivalencies!?!”

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    Masterskrain Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    But there are good people on BOTH sides, right, Cons???

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/19/media/alabama-newspaper-klan-trnd/index.html

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    well-i-never  almost 4 years ago

    Pretty ugly down there.

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    Odon Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    “We’ll try to stay serene and calm/When Alabama gets the bomb”

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    Librarylady  almost 4 years ago

    And the father who implies he would drown his children if he found out they were gay. Yet I’m sure he considers himself a loving Jesus follower.https://nowthisnews.com/videos/politics/lawmaker-eric-porterfield-likens-lgbtq-activists-to-kkk

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    Bookworm  almost 4 years ago

    I’ve always wondered about the irony of symbols. Burn an American flag, and knickers get tightly twisted across the board. Burn a cross, and it gets some offended lip-service but no real condemnation. And as often as not, the silence is deafening.

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    SandShark Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Well, Democrats are pretty horrible people – with all their trying to get people healthcare, living wages, and affordable education.

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    martens  almost 4 years ago

    There are just enough nutcases out there that are energized by the alt-right rhetoric to be a significant danger. Twice Comet Pizza has be threatened by such people, one with a gun and one arsonist, and now we have a major nutcase here in Maryland. White nationalism has become a defining characteristic of Trump and the alt-Right.

    “A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist was arrested after federal investigators uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in his Maryland home that authorities say he stockpiled to launch a widespread domestic terrorist attack targeting politicians and journalists.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/self-proclaimed-white-nationalist-planned-mass-terror-attack-government-says-i-am-dreaming-of-a-way-to-kill-almost-every-last-person-on-earth/2019/02/20/61daf6b8-3544-11e9-af5b-b51b7ff322e9_story.html

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    facedown1 Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    It won’t happen unless the KKK eat their own offspring.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Nice imaginative work on the "A"s in “ALABAMA”. I think we readers so often get caught up in the political message that we fail to appreciate the creativity in the artwork.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Today’s easy question for political beginners: “Who’s the real victim here?” Is it …

    (1) Brett Kavanaugh

    (2) Jussie Smollett

    (3) Ralph Northam

    (4) Goodloe Sutton

    (5) Jayme Closs

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    crgigoux  almost 4 years ago

    The saddest part about this (other than the low-life that penned the editorial) is that the Smollett incident gets 50x the press that this does!

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    crgigoux  almost 4 years ago

    Steve, As an aside, I find it quite amusing that you are placed right next to Lisa Bensen. The normal disparity in content and truth makes for a good laugh.

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    Bobbers Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    I appreciate your message, Mr. Benson, but this is the most cringe-inducing cartoon I’ve seen in a long time.

    Cue Billie Holliday (or more recently, Cassandra Wilson) singing “Strange Fruit”.

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    gammaguy  almost 4 years ago

    Isn’t soliciting murder a criminal act?

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    The Maga racists are dragging the country behind their pick up.

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    mysterysciencefreezer  almost 4 years ago

    Cue cries of “Democrats Created The KKK!”

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    Mema Jean  almost 4 years ago

    Since the KKK was created by the Democrats it seems a bit of biting the hand that feeds you. Alabama just doesn’t surprise me any more.

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    Durak Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Another crop of strange fruit on Southern trees.

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    pamela welch Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Breathtaking! Terrifying!

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    lfortney  almost 4 years ago

    Goodloe Sutton, who pennned the aforementioned “editorial” is well known as an attention seeking, long time occupant of CRAZYTOWN. His so-called newspaper is published in Linden, AL (pop. 1,937)…just west of Half Chance, AL. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/us/kkk-linden-democrat-reporter.html. For what it’s worth…

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