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20,000 Americans attend a Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden, February 20, 1939. /r/ALL

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u/TheWhiteSphinx Aug 12 '22 edited Aug 12 '22 Silver

This pic is from 1934, though there was also a rally in 1939.

Edit: Here is a pic from the 1939 rally:

https://www.wnyc.org/story/when-nazis-rallied-madison-square-garden/

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u/whisky_bait Aug 12 '22 Silver Take My Energy

Who was the headliner that year?

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u/slipperyhuman Aug 12 '22

Fritz Julius Kuhn. Not the most banging set.

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u/therealestyeti Aug 12 '22

The openers were whack, too

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u/slipperyhuman Aug 12 '22

Mumford & Sons?

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u/orygunmane Aug 12 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Eureka! Big Brain Time Plus One

Franz Ferdinand

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u/jimrahh Aug 12 '22

Very good, very good

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u/colourhazelove Aug 12 '22 Gold Wholesome Helpful (Pro)

This isn't getting the admiration it deserve. If I had trophies I would give you every single one.

Will some one please give this person an award!

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u/LeroyJanky80 Aug 12 '22 Silver

I'll be the guy, Ferdinand was WWI pre Nazi, regardless the tie in to world wars is admirable.

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u/StealthSpheesSheip Aug 12 '22

Also, if he had not have been assassinated, the Serbs probably would have received a lot of the solutions they wanted.

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u/ChillyBearGrylls Aug 12 '22

Had he not been assassinated, there would not have been that particular WW1 - Franz Ferdinand was in favor of creating a triple monarchy, effectively making Slavs a more direct part of the power structure.

Granted that didn't keep Hungary in the Empire...

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u/Practice_NO_with_me Aug 13 '22

That why he's the 'opener'... I think. Pretty good joke regardless.

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u/AdministrationOdd847 Aug 12 '22

You are all amazing. I love you.

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u/Ursa_Mid Aug 12 '22

If I had coins to award this I would. Well played.

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u/Pyro636 Aug 12 '22

Say what you want about Mumford & Sons, but they are GREAT at writing that one very good song over and over!

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u/slipperyhuman Aug 12 '22

The thing is, they are friends of friends. I know for a fact that they are nice. But I still want to put them in a blender. Same with Scouting For Girls. I hung out with them in Tokyo. Probably the nicest and most ordinary band you’ll meet. Blender. Straight in there.

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u/Pyro636 Aug 12 '22

Hah yea I know a few of that level folks as well through my own touring and playing live shows, and I'd say that often some of the nicest folks are from bands I don't super care for. It's an in joke with my friends that whenever we find ourselves talking shit on other acts we always end it with "really great guys though!".

As for M&S, I saw them at SXSW in 2009 before they broke and even then you could tell they were going places with that sound. They just looked like a bunch of jabrones that knew each other from their high school church group or something and it wasn't even a stage but like already they sounded like big names. Here's someone else's video of them that year

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u/jeebuck Aug 13 '22

Heard this one around back in the day:

GGBB - good guys bad band

And so on….

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u/ItchyK Aug 12 '22

A few years before it was Franz Ferdinand, that one was a banger.

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u/Camman1 Aug 12 '22

NaZZ Top

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u/[deleted] Aug 12 '22

SS Top.

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u/axlesnap Aug 12 '22

Reich and Roll was a popular genre

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u/SoggyBottomSoy Aug 12 '22

Air Supply I think.

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u/[deleted] Aug 12 '22

stormTROOPER

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u/chisui Aug 12 '22

With their hit single 4 of the dark

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u/CyberneticPanda Aug 12 '22

I just showed this pic to my uncle and he said my grandparents were outside protesting.

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u/trojan25nz Aug 12 '22

I showed your comment to my uncle and he said your grandparents had sex and gave birth to one of your parents

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u/CyberneticPanda Aug 12 '22

And my uncle, so they had sex at least twice!

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u/Tim6181 Aug 12 '22

This the thing Jerry and George nearly ended up at?

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u/Roadman_Shaq Aug 12 '22

I’m not O’Brien! I am not O’Brien! Jerry, Jerry!

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u/canadarepubliclives Aug 12 '22

To be fair she was a really hot Nazi. The penis wants what the penis wants.

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u/SWAD42 Aug 12 '22

“I guess you could say my penis is a white supremacist” -John Mayer once in an interview

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u/MurderSheCroaked Aug 12 '22

You know, I just watched that episode and it's really weird that I find a reference to it almost immediately. The universe is strange

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u/Tim6181 Aug 12 '22

I can guarantee there's not a post on any sub-Reddit where there isn't a Seinfeld or Simpsons reference that can be made that relates to it.

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u/replicant4522 Aug 13 '22

She’s a nazi George!

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u/SBtist Aug 13 '22

…kinda a cute nazi though.

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u/wugglesthemule Aug 12 '22

It's all about the Big Game.

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u/hotdiggity_dog Aug 13 '22

Well, it’s just a game. Remember that, kids.

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u/Daniel_DeVito- Aug 13 '22

When I watched that episode my thought the whole time was “this is ridiculous, they’d never let a Nazi rally at msg”

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u/Typingdude3 Aug 12 '22

My grandparents went to the New York World's Fair in 1940, when America was still neutral in the war. Lots of European countries had booths or tables to display what the country was about at the fair. When a country fell to the Nazis, they'd just drape a black cloth on the display.

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u/pegasus_kid_iii Aug 12 '22

"People love what I have to say.They believe in it.They just don't like the word 'Nazi',that's all."

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u/SupSeal Aug 12 '22 edited Aug 12 '22

The writers of that show are so on the money.

And I equally hate and love it.

Edit: I couldn't spell 'the'. Please crucify me Reddit.

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u/elite4caleb Aug 12 '22

What show?

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u/flappyheck2 Aug 12 '22

The Boys

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u/EarthRester Aug 12 '22

The Boys, which wrapped up its third season a month or so ago. That quote in particular was from season two, I believe.

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u/sdoorex Aug 12 '22

By a character with the alias Stormfront no less.

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u/Fight_or_Flight_Club Aug 12 '22

And played by a Jewish woman

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u/panda_burrr Aug 12 '22

oh my god, that just clicked. facepalm

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u/Lkjhgfds999 Aug 13 '22

Just started this show this week, and I love it

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u/SupSeal Aug 12 '22

The Boys

If you can smile at dark humor, I reccomend. Be warned though, they take their shots at everyone with a little twist on today's political atmosphere.

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u/geraldodelriviera Aug 12 '22

It does tend to be a little on-the-nose for my taste. But otherwise it's a fun show.

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u/moonflower_C16H17N3O Aug 12 '22

I still think it's one of the most believable depictions of how superheroes would fit into our world. I don't just mean people having super powers, but there being publicly known and supported heroes.

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u/GledaTheGoat Aug 13 '22

It's the Americanised commercialisation of them which makes more sense. The Marvel version sounds almost comical now. The most militarised nation on earth wouldn't breed and use them as weapons (literal and political)? Pull the other one Marvel.

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u/Mcdibbles Aug 12 '22

It kind of has to be. A whole lot of conservatives don't understand satire. There were quite a few that watched The Colbert Report and didn't know they were being made fun of.

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u/paupaupaupau Aug 12 '22

That's the thing. Plenty of Republicans watched S2 without even realizing how much they were being lambasted.

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u/Mcdibbles Aug 12 '22

Season three was far more on the nose. I'm expecting something to get through to them, soon.

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u/itwasquiteawhileago Aug 12 '22

Let me know when it does (I'm not expecting a reply in my lifetime).

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u/ChillyBearGrylls Aug 12 '22

Including Bush's team - Colbert did one of his Correspondent's Dinners

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u/Genghis_Chong Aug 12 '22

I didnt know whether to like the Colbert report at first, I felt like he was doing the character too well lol. Turns out I was right, people were missing the satire.

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u/Zairebound Aug 12 '22

it's not on the nose enough because people still miss the Homelander/Trump connection and think Stormfront was justified. People are a lot stupider than the show writers intended.

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u/rave-simons Aug 13 '22

It's not that they're stupid, they're just fascists. Call them crypto fascists if you want. Many Americans are, frankly, ambivalent at best to democracy.

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u/-Yuri- Aug 12 '22

I'm here with the boys.

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u/pegasus_kid_iii Aug 12 '22

Oi

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u/Maggot2017 Aug 12 '22

Cunt

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u/hoodTRONIK Aug 12 '22

Milk

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u/Area--420 Aug 12 '22

Fuckin diabolical

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u/Still_counts_as_one Aug 12 '22

Fuckin octopus*

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u/Htnamus Aug 12 '22

Scorched urf

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u/B-Kong Aug 12 '22

“How long have you been fucking it?”

“Well it’s a she not an it”

Also love ur name

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u/TheDelig Aug 12 '22

I love that show. There is truth to what the character says but even more interesting, people who were read lines from Mein Kampf, without knowing what the lines are from, agreed with them. Whether you want to accept it or not, there are components of the Nazi ideology that are appealing to people, especially when the state of the economy, the government and geopolitics is so poor. One could say that the 1930s would fit that description.

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u/LitttleSaintNick Aug 12 '22

The only nazis I like are nazi zombies in my shoot-em-up videogames

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u/[deleted] Aug 12 '22

The real nazi-zombies are far less likable, I agree

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u/fatkiddown Aug 12 '22

Years ago I was watching a documentary on World War II and it was about the war in Europe versus Germany and they mentioned the word “Nazi.” My nephew, very young, was watching with me and when he heard that he said, “I know what a Nazi zombie is but what’s just a regular Nazi?”

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u/MechanicalTurkish Aug 12 '22

A different kind of zombie

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u/StanleyOpar Aug 12 '22

And the Nazis in Wolfenstein.... because they're in a shoot em up game

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u/Claymore357 Aug 12 '22

So the consensus is nazis are only fun to be around if we get to kill them

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u/Fight_or_Flight_Club Aug 12 '22

This is applicable in general

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u/paupaupaupau Aug 12 '22

The only good Nazi is a dead Nazi

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u/hadronwulf Aug 12 '22

And I want my scalps!

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u/real_p3king Aug 12 '22

If you like shooting Nazis and haven't played them yet, I highly recommend the modern Wolfenstein games. Lots of creative ways to explode virtual fascists. The story line in the 2nd one (set in occupied US) is eerily relevant to current events even though it was released in 2017 and probably written well before that.

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u/AppORKER Aug 12 '22

Finding the documents, letters and newspaper gave more depth to the story and listening to people while you were roaming in the sewers made me think on how shitty were people back in WW2 by ratting out even their years long neighbors.

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u/real_p3king Aug 12 '22

In New Colossus, the parade scene in Roswell is particularly scary accurate.

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u/StreetCornerApparel Aug 12 '22

That line was pretty dead on.

For real though. If you actually compare the nazis political beliefs, and even spiritual beliefs, to what a lot of modern day people believe, it’s pretty wild.. And scary to think how many people would have been 100% for nazism in the 30’s…

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u/breakingd4d Aug 12 '22

“We are in a WAR for the culture!” Powerful

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u/Daromxs Aug 12 '22

The Man in the High Castle

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u/Docphilsman Aug 12 '22

Thay show had such potential to be good but was just awful. The world building and CGI were great but the plot and the writing made it almost unwatchable

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u/FutureComplaint Aug 13 '22

Time to travel to an alternate universe so you can get footage of the US testing the Atomic bomb to make the Nazi occupation force think you have working nukes!

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u/HenryDorsettCase47 Aug 13 '22

Well, Philip K. Dick is responsible for most of the world building so the writers of the show can’t exactly take credit for that.

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u/gheebutersnaps87 Aug 12 '22

Wolfenstein

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u/[deleted] Aug 12 '22

The high man in Castle Wolfenstein

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u/StanleyOpar Aug 12 '22

I'd watch it if it had BJ killing Nazis

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u/[deleted] Aug 12 '22

And he was high as fuck or maybe just me.

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u/theusualsteve Aug 12 '22

I tried but the acting was just so off at too many points in the first episode. There were a few lines that just made me and my partner burst out laughing with how silly they sounded/the way they were delivered.

A really good alternative timeline show thats similar but better (imo) is For All Mankind

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u/Zoltrixx Aug 12 '22

The overall concept of the show is really cool but I hated the 2 main characters. I thought it got better when more focus was on 2 characters later. Definitely agree with your complaints.

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u/ReverseCargoCult Aug 12 '22

My same thoughts. And I binged through season 1 & 2 of For All Mankind! Haven't done that in forever. Is season 3 good so far?

Also, I enjoyed The Plot Against America, which is relevant to mention here. The book has been on the to do list for a while.

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u/genicide182 Aug 12 '22

Really enjoyed The Plot Against America.

I will now have to check out For All Mankind.

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u/squeezymarmite Aug 12 '22

The Plot Against America was so good! I recommend it to everyone.

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u/NoRope8778 Aug 12 '22 edited Aug 12 '22 Helpful Wholesome

There were more protestors outside the venue in sub freezing temps than inside. THOUSANDS of NYPD Cops had to protect the Nazis as they left from getting there asses handed to them by angry Americans. Majority of attendees were recent immigrants from Germany. The organizer of the event committed suicide just a few years later.

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u/demonovation Aug 12 '22

"The organizer of the event committed suicide just a few years later." Was it Hitler?

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u/ILikeMyGrassBlue Aug 12 '22

Don’t you know that Hitler actually escaped and lived in South America? I saw it on History Channel!

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u/NoRope8778 Aug 12 '22

Nope Fritz Kuhn leader of the Bund was deported in 1945 for being a Nazi. George Frobose organizer of the event was scheduled to testify in court about the organization but decided to throw himself in front of a train instead.

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u/demonovation Aug 12 '22

A good decision indeed!

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u/NoRope8778 Aug 12 '22

Would've been good to see his ass deported back to Germany and justice be served. Unfortunately he never had to deal with the shame of it.

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u/say_my_name6969 Aug 13 '22

Fun fact, bund means ass in Hindi.

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u/Lost-My-Mind- Aug 12 '22

..........god dammit, I got whooshed on that one until your comment! Now that comment is really really funny!

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u/rvasko3 Aug 12 '22

These are the counterpoints that not enough people know about. Despite the look of this photo and, sadly, the look of things now, there are still many more people who have a healthy "Fuck Nazis" attitude.

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u/NoRope8778 Aug 12 '22 Wholesome Respect

There's two things that are American AF apple pie and punching Nazis.

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u/JrForgetFull69 Aug 12 '22

And I’m all out of apple pie

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u/NoRope8778 Aug 12 '22 Helpful

"I'm here to punch Nazis and eat apple pie, and I'm all outta pie" - FDR c1941

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u/tyrsal3 Aug 12 '22

I’m here to eat Nazis and punch apple pie! -me

.. wait! .. that’s not right

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u/NoRope8778 Aug 12 '22

Also allowable.

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u/OutsideOrder7538 Aug 12 '22

I dunno might have to check his brain afterwards to make sure it isn’t diseased from eating their brains.

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u/Charlieap96 Aug 12 '22

No. He'd die of starvation if he was only wanting to eat their brains.

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u/Otherwise_Resource51 Aug 12 '22

Now I'm imagining fascism as a prion disease.

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u/[deleted] Aug 12 '22

They only eat non diseased brains from diseased Nazis

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u/Quelchie Aug 12 '22

I also can't help but wonder how many of the people who actually attended the rally felt shame and regret after WW2 and all the atrocities the Nazis committed came out.

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u/SmarterThanMyBoss Aug 12 '22

Less than you'd think if they're anything like the ones today.

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u/heykoolstorybro Aug 12 '22

“Pictures from Auschwitz are fake news! Paid actors!”

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u/pifon_ Aug 12 '22

Yeah fuck those nazis from 82 years ago!!

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u/Hamsandwichmasterace Aug 12 '22

What do you mean the look of things now? I just recently came to America and am not caught up on everything.

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u/RICKASTLEYNEGGS Aug 12 '22 edited Aug 13 '22

I don't care how many how many good people there are, 20k is too many now and way too many back them

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u/OutLiving Aug 12 '22

Yeah New York was plurality/majority Jewish at the time, holding it in New York was asking for trouble

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u/guaukdslkryxsodlnw Aug 12 '22

New York was plurality/majority Jewish at the time

Really?

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u/OutLiving Aug 12 '22

Ok looking back I think majority is def inaccurate but they made up 1/4 of the population by 1950 with just under half of all Jews in America living in NYC at the time
Holding a Nazi rally in NYC was basically like holding a Nazi rally in Tel Aviv today, you’re going to get a lot of pushback to say the least

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u/guaukdslkryxsodlnw Aug 12 '22

Just hard for me to imagine that they could have ever outnumbered Italians or Irish.

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u/looktowindward Aug 12 '22

Majority of attendees were recent immigrants from Germany

They were members of the Bund. Any proof that they were recent immigrants?

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u/NoRope8778 Aug 12 '22

" The Bund’s membership was primarily first-generation German Americans and German immigrants, who were blue-collar workers centered in the Midwest, the East and West Coasts."

The authors grandfather was an immigrant, Nazi Spyo, and Bund Organizer. It should also be noted that to become a member you must be ethnically German regardless of citizenship status.

https://wooster.edu/2021/04/10/sydney-barger/

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u/LogicalWorldliness81 Aug 12 '22

dwight’s grandfather-

waaas technically a member of the Bund

oh… i was just kidding about that whole Bund thing…

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u/BadIdeaBobcat Aug 13 '22

Surely everyone stopped being a nazi after this.

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u/Jimmy_6066 Aug 13 '22

I'm just wondering, how many people would go today?

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u/electrorazor Aug 13 '22

Probably very little, but if you take out the word nazi and keep it the same in every other way probs a lot

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u/thewanderingent Aug 13 '22

Now they just call them CPAC conventions

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u/Hot-Pressure-5610 Aug 13 '22

5 times as many people protested this (peacefully I might add)

About 100,000 anti-Nazi protesters gathered around the arena in protest of the Bund, carrying signs stating "Smash Anti-Semitism" and "Drive the Nazis Out of New York".

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u/MarioFromTheBarrio Aug 12 '22

Why am I seeing no jokes about O'Brian?

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u/idontlikeithereNEmor Aug 12 '22

It is wild that I had to scroll this far for this. Thank you.

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u/Flamingo_Reasonable Aug 12 '22

If you joke about O' Brian, Murphy will come get you

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u/slipperyhuman Aug 12 '22

Worth noting that while there were 20,000 America First people inside the arena. There were 100,000 antifascists protesting outside.

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u/ikefalcon Aug 12 '22

ANTIFA!?!?

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u/reddito-mussolini Aug 12 '22

It does exist…

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u/OstensiblyAwesome Aug 12 '22

Antifa didn’t just fall out of the sky in 2016.

Antifaschistische Aktion began in Germany in the 1930s.

https://jacobin.com/2017/05/antifascist-movements-hitler-nazis-kpd-spd-germany-cold-war

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u/imnotfunny69 Aug 12 '22

I hate Nazis.

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u/MajesticRedneck Aug 12 '22

Woah! Are you sure man? That’s a pretty hot take!

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u/Curtains713 Aug 12 '22

Especially Illinois Nazis...I hate Illinois Nazis

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u/uvero Aug 12 '22

Illinazis?

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u/theredhoody Aug 12 '22

Could be wrong but I think this is the same rally where a black man was beaten to a pulp in front of a roaring crowd. Behind the Bastards has a great episode on American Nazism before WW2, pretty sure this is one of the rallies they exposit on.

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u/OstensiblyAwesome Aug 12 '22

Here’s a seven minute documentary on it. The footage is blood chilling.

https://anightatthegarden.com/

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u/dragonbeard91 Aug 13 '22

That dude was not black. Am I not seeing the same video?

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u/WangoBango Aug 12 '22

I really hope they can get Billy Wayne Davis back on BtB at some point. Hopefully no bridges were burnt, since now apparently iHeartRadio is paying guests (finally).

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u/scottnaz Aug 12 '22

This is why history is so important.

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u/Phillysean23 Aug 13 '22

In 1939 they went to Madison Square garden. Today this is a reddit mod meeting

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u/bottom_jej Aug 12 '22

Holy fuckin shit this post got all the 15 year old edgelords out of the woodworks.

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u/T_Corley Aug 13 '22

They were doing this shit from 2016-2020 too.

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u/EvilCalvin Aug 13 '22

Looks…..very……..familiar……..

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

Cpac 1934

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u/Jonathan-Earl Aug 12 '22

Look, people thought the Nazi Party was a good idea, they witnessed Hitler get Germany out of one of the worlds biggest economic hard times ever. Turns out it was pretty bad a few years later, though it sure as shit left an impression felt to this day. Fuck Nazis and Neo-Nazis

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u/Malllllllkovich Aug 13 '22

And just to clarify, Hitler did resurrect the German economy but it was all a house of cards. Essentially borrowing against the future , the plan was predicated upon invading other sovereign nations and stealing their wealth.

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u/samfreez Aug 12 '22 edited Aug 12 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome Starry Take My Power

Remember folks... these people did not vanish into thin air. They did not leave the country, or die off entirely in the war against their own kind.

These people bred, and they continue to breed. They foment insurrection at every turn because they have longed for a Nazi-led world in which suffering and subjugation are the norm for anyone who doesn't toe the party line.

They are still here, still voting, and still running parts of the country.

They simply changed their name to something a little less conspicuous; White Christian Nationalists.

Edit: Man, you can sure tell which side the commenters below me are on. To a letter, they deflect, deny, and obfuscate to avoid the uncomfortable truth that they're in bed with fascists.

Edit 2: Muting this now, as I'm sick of hearing from Nazi sympathizers and people attempting to drag the discussion into strange territory.

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u/wokeaf2558 Aug 12 '22

Did you know corporate America funded the Nazi party through the late 30s ford made their trucks and so on.

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u/CatsEatingCaviar Aug 12 '22

Did you know corporate Europe funds the Putin party through the early 20s buying their gas and oil?

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u/Zoninus Aug 12 '22

lol "Corporate" nah bro, the governments buy the gas.

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u/hardknockcock Aug 12 '22

Capitalist governments are just 5 corporations standing on each other’s shoulders, wearing a trench coat that says “government” on it

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u/Flavius29Aetius Aug 12 '22

Yea the nazi’s studied American eugenics. Look this up a lot of big American business leaders supported eugenics. It’s pretty fucked up

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u/NeutralArt12 Aug 12 '22

Makes sense. I bet if they had a time machine they wouldn’t have. You see they stopped when Hitler turned out to be a maniac didn’t they?

Ford and Disney weren’t like Audi and BMW that were participating in the holocaust.

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u/SkimFlynnious Aug 12 '22

Don't forget IBM.

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u/Straight_Ocelot_7848 Aug 12 '22

Also don’t forget operation paperclip

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u/samfreez Aug 12 '22

Yeah Operation Paperclip is a very good example of what the US chose to do about the Nazi problem; embrace and coddle them for the sake of their ill-gotten knowledge.

Operation Overcast was before that, and they did the same thing with Unit 731 from Japan. The US chose to plunder the lessons learned and accepted the evildoers who assembled it wholesale and with open arms.

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u/tacbacon10101 Aug 12 '22

It saddens me greatly. I wish we just killed everyone involved in that japanese lab and blew the whole thing up. One of the most disgusting things I’ve ever read.

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u/OigoMiEggo Aug 12 '22 edited Aug 13 '22

The greatest joke in Overcast covering up Unit 731’s crimes against humanity is that the US supposedly didn’t even learn anything decent or actionable since the methodology was flawed or inconsistent, so it’s like reading a book on anecdotes rather than an actual scientific report based on consistently tested subjects in similar environments that they can actually use.

So ethics and morals compromised for nothing of value.

Edit: did not realize Overcast was the name for Paperclip and the like and thought it was just the Japanese version for Operation Paperclip

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u/Hanzer72 Aug 12 '22 Silver

Tbh its kind of ironic to be condemning the kin of every member of the American nazi party almost 100 years ago as if they are all unable to make decisions or form political opinions that differ from their elders. Just cause your grandpa was a nazi doesn’t automatically make you a nazi lol. By this logic the entire country of Germany is one giant nazi haven

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u/JesusChrist-Jr Aug 13 '22

CPAC, decolorized

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u/Mustard-cutt-r Aug 13 '22

This is what they’ll be saying about Trump Rallies in 70 years.

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u/jhk1963 Aug 13 '22

Now it's just called the RNC convention.

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u/thelastpretzel Aug 12 '22

Carry on, carry on. Nazi to see here....

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u/doru-chioru Aug 12 '22

Comments are more embarrassing than the photos

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u/FuriousTarts Aug 12 '22

Which ones?

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u/carthuscrass Aug 13 '22

If Japan hadn't attacked Pearl Harbor, it's unlikely the US would have entered the war at all. We were okay with Nazis because we had similar ideals when it came to race. We love to act like we saved Europe, but the fact is, we were sitting on our hands until we were attacked by an ally of Germany.

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

They never went anywhere, they've just been hiding.

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u/fukwhutuheard Aug 12 '22

and i was there last night to see rage against the machine. cool how that works.

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u/Mp4g Aug 13 '22

Some very fine people in that crowd:

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u/polarpuppy86 Aug 13 '22

Obligatory reminder that this was less than 100 years ago.

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