NYT: The Grave Threats of White Supremacy and Far-Right Extremism

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DRAKETOWN, GA - APRIL 21: Members of the National Socialist Movement, one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the US, hold a swastika burning after a rally on April 21, 2018 in Draketown, Georgia. Community members had opposed the rally in Newnan and came out to embrace racial unity in the small Georgia town. Fearing a repeat of the violence that broke out after Charlottesville, hundreds of police officers were stationed in the town during the rally in an attempt to keep the anti racist protesters and neo-Nazi groups separated. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

In Trumpworld the United States is being overrun by axe wielding barbarians pouring across the southern border. In the real world the most serious threats come from Trump supporters. In Trumpworld it’s unfair to associate Trump with far right extremism; in the real world – not so much. In Trumpworld it’s all a political game. You can support the most monstrous words and acts if it “demolishes” the libs. In the real world, the world stands aghast at the path we have taken.


Killings committed by individuals and groups associated with far-right extremist groups have risen significantly. Seventy-one percent of the 387 “extremist related fatalities in the United States” from 2008 to 2017 were committed by members of far-right and white-supremacist groups, according the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism. Islamic extremists were responsible for 26 percent.


 

Opinion | The Grave Threats of White Supremacy and Far-Right Extremism

Opinion Hate crimes are on the rise. Police and prosecutors need better tools to fight back. Members of the National Socialist Movement, one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the United States, lighted a swastika last year in Draketown, Ga. Credit Credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images By Thomas T.