When Nazis Took Manhattan in America
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20,000 Americans packed Madison Square Garden NYC to listen to pro-Nazi speeches on February 20, 1939. You’ll have to keep reminding yourself while you read this thread, these people were *Americans.* This happened right here.
“As chilling and disorienting to watch as the most inventive full-length horror movie.” –The New Yorker
“In a scant six minutes of archival footage, director Marshall Curry delivers an emotional wallop.” –NPR
“In the current climate of intolerance, this footage is especially chilling.”
–The New York Times
Arlen Parsa on Twitter:
“Today we have a demagogue who is clinging to the memory of George Washington to make himself more popular. So let’s tell a story of when this happened before. In 1939 a group of American Nazis held a rally in New York City. This was their speech backdrop… (yikes thread)
There were an estimated 100,000 anti-Nazi protestors outside during the rally. Five times the rally attendance! The protestor’s slogan? “Be American, Stay Home.” A small army of police protected the Nazis inside @TheGarden and trampled some counter-protestors with horses. One speaker at the 1939 US Nazi rally decried fake news, saying journalists were untrustworthy:
“Everything inimical to those Nations which have freed themselves of alien domination is ‘News’ to be played up and twisted to fan the flames of hate in the hearts of Americans.”
How was this Possible Back Then?
Listen for 7 minutes — On the evening of Feb. 20, 1939, the marquee of New York’s Madison Square Garden was lit up with the evening’s main event: a “Pro American Rally.” The organizers had chosen the date in celebration of George Washington’s birthday and had procured a 30-foot-tall banner of America’s first president for the stage. More than 20,000 men and women streamed inside and took their seats. The view they had was stunning: Washington was hung between American flags — and swastikas.
HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE NOW
100 years later – same pattern going on in the US The background explained here
Their vision for America was a cocktail of white supremacy, fascist ideology and American patriotism.
And don’t forget this part: ” In effect, every American worker in the bottom 90 percent of the income distribution is sending an annual check for $12,000 to a richer person in the top 10 percent.
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