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I just can't take anyone seriously who believes the brilliant 4-chan troll of branding the "ok" hand sign as a symbol of white supremacy. They did it as a troll and the dummy media ran with it. 4-chan has done this for years to illustrate just how dumb the media is. They take something simple and write a bunch of BS about how that is racist and laugh at the media outlets that run with it. This wasn't the first time 4-chan did that, they did it to pepe the frog as well, wrote an entire bs thing about that meme years and years ago. I'm not an avid reader of the Chan boards but even I know at the heart of them, its a bunch of internet trolls that get off by doing stupid things like that.

Asheligh Banfield of news nation interviewed Rittenhouse for an hour last night. She grilled him pretty hard about this proud boy incident. Rittenhouse claims he didn't know they were proud boys and the whole thing was setup under the guise of hiring security for him under previous lawyers, Lin Wood and John Pierce. He fired the two lawyers after finding out they were spreading conspiracy theories about the election and Qanon stuff. He claims had he known those were proud boys he would have never agreed to be there and doesn't support them.
 

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After watching the interview I stand by my assertion this was just a radicalized young man who thought he was doing good but was untrained and unprepared and shouldn't have been there.

I know some feel the need to point out the background of the men who were killed in every single post as if it changes any of the circumstances, the impact of the case, or the potential ramifications to American society. It really doesn't. Nobody cares about those dudes. Nobody is mourning them. Nobody is defending them.
 

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Maybe because he took a picture with Proud Boys flashing a white power sign?

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So basically the entire country is white nationalists no matter race
 

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I just can't take anyone seriously who believes the brilliant 4-chan troll of branding the "ok" hand sign as a symbol of white supremacy. They did it as a troll and the dummy media ran with it. 4-chan has done this for years to illustrate just how dumb the media is. They take something simple and write a bunch of BS about how that is racist and laugh at the media outlets that run with it. This wasn't the first time 4-chan did that, they did it to pepe the frog as well, wrote an entire bs thing about that meme years and years ago. I'm not an avid reader of the Chan boards but even I know at the heart of them, its a bunch of internet trolls that get off by doing stupid things like that.

Asheligh Banfield of news nation interviewed Rittenhouse for an hour last night. She grilled him pretty hard about this proud boy incident. Rittenhouse claims he didn't know they were proud boys and the whole thing was setup under the guise of hiring security for him under previous lawyers, Lin Wood and John Pierce. He fired the two lawyers after finding out they were spreading conspiracy theories about the election and Qanon stuff. He claims had he known those were proud boys he would have never agreed to be there and doesn't support them.

It may have started that way as a joke but isn’t it possible it became legit at some point?

Wasn’t the swastika an ancient Chinese symbol meaning peace or something like that?

At some point the meaning of gay changed from simply happy to homosexual
 

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So basically the entire country is white nationalists no matter race
Nah, but context (such as using it while posing with Proud Boys) matters.


Ironically, some white supremacists themselves soon also participated in such trolling tactics, lending an actual credence to those who labeled the trolling gesture as racist in nature. By 2019, at least some white supremacists seem to have abandoned the ironic or satiric intent behind the original trolling campaign and used the symbol as a sincere expression of white supremacy, such as when Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant flashed the symbol during a March 2019 courtroom appearance soon after his arrest for allegedly murdering 50 people in a shooting spree at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
 

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Nah, but context (such as using it while posing with Proud Boys) matters.


Ah yes. The White Supremist where the leader is 1/2 Black and 1/2 Cuban

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recruiting pool must be getting thin
 

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Ah yes. The White Supremist where the leader is 1/2 Black and 1/2 Cuban

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recruiting pool must be getting thin
I was just answering EC’s question about where those allegations came from, not arguing that they’re accurate.
 
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TIL that the ok symbol is now racist. I honestly didn't know that, guess thats what happens when you move to Europe.
 

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I just can't take anyone seriously who believes the brilliant 4-chan troll of branding the "ok" hand sign as a symbol of white supremacy. They did it as a troll and the dummy media ran with it. 4-chan has done this for years to illustrate just how dumb the media is. They take something simple and write a bunch of BS about how that is racist and laugh at the media outlets that run with it. This wasn't the first time 4-chan did that, they did it to pepe the frog as well, wrote an entire bs thing about that meme years and years ago. I'm not an avid reader of the Chan boards but even I know at the heart of them, its a bunch of internet trolls that get off by doing stupid things like that.

Asheligh Banfield of news nation interviewed Rittenhouse for an hour last night. She grilled him pretty hard about this proud boy incident. Rittenhouse claims he didn't know they were proud boys and the whole thing was setup under the guise of hiring security for him under previous lawyers, Lin Wood and John Pierce. He fired the two lawyers after finding out they were spreading conspiracy theories about the election and Qanon stuff. He claims had he known those were proud boys he would have never agreed to be there and doesn't support them.
Yes, like many of the 4chan racist, incel, xenophobic ‘platforms’ started as jokes
and then they took on a life of their own and became real
 

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TIL that the ok symbol is now racist. I honestly didn't know that, guess thats what happens when you move to Europe.
It is mostly used now by people trying to troll people who think it's racist.

To me, if they are doing it because they know people think it's racist, there really isn't any difference.

The Swastika wasn't always a symbol of racism, but now it will forever be.
 

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