I've got a new piece at Shareblue about Donald Trump's national security advisor, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, meeting with the leader of the Austrian white supremacist party at Trump Tower.
Strache, whose Freedom Party was quite literally founded by leftover Nazis, is anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and anti-integration. The party he leads draws its core electoral support "from its racist agenda. It spearheads campaigns against migrants and asylum seekers. The FPÖ has also targeted the country's Muslim population, stirring up alarm against the so-called 'Islamisation' of Austria. In the run up to the European elections in 2014, Andreas Moelzer, a leading FPO candidate, declared that the EU was in danger of becoming a 'conglomerate of negroes.'"THIS!!! IS!!! NOT!!! NORMAL!!!
As Shareblue has previously reported, Flynn shares some of these offensive and dangerously illiberal views: "Flynn has called Islam 'a cancer,' retweeted anti-Semitic content on Twitter, and promoted the work of a white supremacist who advocates IQ tests for immigrants."
Flynn is but one of a number of Trump appointees and advisors with ties to white supremacy, and but one of a number with ties to Russia.
It's not normal, it's not decent, and it's not acceptable. And I am filthy angry at anyone and everyone who tolerates and/or tries to normalize it.