Turning Point USA’s national Twitter account shared an image of its members last night posing for a photo with TPUSA signage, captioned “Patriots In Action!” One person in the image is holding a yellow beach ball with the words “Google ‘Kalergi Plan’” written on its surface in permanent marker. So, we did a little dig to explore just what might the beach-ball holder be saying.
Searching the phrase into Google pulls up a trove of anti-Semitic and white nationalist conspiracy theories published by ideologically aligned outlets like Red Ice, Occidental Dissent, and blogs with names like “The Goy Knows.”
The Kalergi Plan is an anti-Semitic and white nationalist conspiracy theory revolving around the philosophy and political organizing of Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, an early 1900s Austrian politician who founded and presided over the Paneuropean Union. Some credit Kalergi for inspiring the later formation of the European Union. Kalergi favored European political integration and was supportive of racial integration in society, viewing it as inevitable, which made him a ripe target for white nationalist ire.
“The man of the future will be of mixed race. Today’s races and classes will gradually disappear owing to the vanishing of space, time, and prejudice,” Kalergi wrote in his 1925 book “Practical Idealism.”
Racist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists to this day believe that this outlook made Kalergi a political architect responsible for a plan to systematically destroy the white race in Europe through mass immigration. They also allege that Kalergi wanted his envisioned society to be ruled by Jewish elites. Kalergi’s purported vision, according to extremists, was the destruction of Europe and they say his plan is being implemented today.
These conspiracy theories have their roots in the “white genocide” and “great replacement” conspiracy rhetoric in far-right circles, which allege that a secret ruling class of Jewish elites is using immigration policy to remove European white people from the population. In an article about Kalergi on Red Ice, an author writes, “in the present, demographic engineering characterized by unfettered immigration is used as a weapon by state and non-state liberals, leftists, Jewish groups, Islamists, and Third Worldists to displace ethnic European populations.” Many far-right media operations and extremists echo these claims to this day and use them to urge their audience to engage in politics and violent acts in hopes of “saving” the white race.
This is hardly TPUSA’s first brush with right-wing extremism. The Southern Poverty Law Center reported in 2018 that Turning Point USA has been plagued with exposure of its members’ expression of racist sentiments and connection to figures who promote such views. The Anti-Defamation League reports that right-wing extremists’ attitudes toward TPUSA have “been varied, but generally positive.” Jane Mayer at The New Yorker wrote in 2017 that TPUSA had been “alleged to have fostered an atmosphere that is hostile to minorities.”
Photo: TPUSA’s founder Charlie Kirk, interviewing President Donald Trump. Screenshot vis YouTube.
This article was originally published at Right Wing Watch and is republished here by permission.
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Mike Pompeo Called on to Resign – or Be Impeached Himself
After Ambassador Gordon Sondland implicated Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Ukraine scandal during his impeachment testimony on Wednesday morning, calls arose for him to resign — or to be impeached himself.
“Sondland puts Pompeo right in the middle of Trump’s bribery scheme,” former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance told Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post. “And, Pompeo, who listened in on the July 25 call, knew what was at stake — Trump was forcing [Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce an investigation into the Bidens that was politically valuable to Trump’s 2020 campaign.”
Vance added: “Pompeo, top of his class at West Point and a graduate of Harvard Law, knew it was wrong.”
Rep. Adam Schiff: “[Pompeo] was aware of the connections that you were making between the investigations and the White House meeting and security assistance?”
— The Hill (@thehill) November 20, 2019
Rubin agreed, and observed that unlike the president, Pompeo has no protection from legal exposure.
“The House Intelligence Committee should make a criminal referral, subpoena Pompeo for testimony and proceed with impeachment proceedings if he doesn’t comply,” she wrote. “The message to future secretaries of state must be that they must [not] participate in illegal schemes and that their oath is to the Constitution, not a president.”
Sondland: ‘We Followed the President’s Orders’
Gordon Sondland will say in sworn testimony before Congress that he “followed the President’s orders” to extort a quid pro quo and engage in a bribery scheme with Ukraine, according to the text of his opening remarks his attorney has released ahead of his testimony Wednesday morning.
“Mr. Giuliani’s requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit,” Sondland will say, CNBC reports.
“Mr. Giuliani was expressing the desires of the President of the United States, and we knew that these investigations were important to the President.”
Sondland will also say, “we followed the president’s orders” to work with Giuliani, Bloomberg adds.
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.
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“Convenience is not an acceptable reason to skirt information security rules. She should be held to the same standard as everyone else,” said Austin Evers, executive director at American Oversight, upon hearing the news that former UN ambassador Nikki Haley used a Blackberry smartphone to communicate with staff regarding North Korea’s July, 2017 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US.
“For an administration obsessed with security lapses others have committed, and for a still-rising star in the Republican party, this could be more than a little embarrassing,” The Daily Beast notes in their exclusive report on Haley’s security violation:
Haley was in a rush as she headed to her office—“On my way in”—shooting emails back and forth with top aides who’d been with her since she was governor of South Carolina. She needed to make a statement, and they were drafting it for her. “Let’s clean this up,” she writes after looking at some of the copy. “Pretty this up for me,” she says, then, “Can’t find my password for the high side.”
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