Dear Mr. VP,
Do you know The Turner Diaries? I’m sure you do. It’s classic gun show patriot militia white supremacist literature. So many of your supporters have a copy on their shelves.
This is a weird island of knowledge for me, so I honestly can’t believe I hadn’t gotten around to The Turner Diaries until today.
Let me tell you, this is not award-winning literature. There are the obvious terrible things: the racism, antisemitism, anti-government bullshit. On the very first page we learn our “hero” Earl Turner is fighting against a law that took away guns from people…called the “Cohen Act.” The law, obviously supposed to have been written by a Jewish congressperson, is enforced by African-American government workers. A few pages in, Turner and his crew slit the throat of a Jewish deli owner, and take out his wife with….a jar of kosher pickles.
Aside from all that, it’s also just terribly written.
As I was reading this awful trash, I came across this:
“It is hard to say now whether the militants were right. Personally, I think they were wrong-although I counted myself as one of them at the time. We could certainly have killed a number of the creatures responsible for America’s ills, but I believe we would have lost in the long run.”
Creatures. Earl Turner, the racist character whose portrayal inspired Timothy McVeigh, calls people (presumably Jews and African-Americans) “creatures.”
Why does that sound familiar…
Oh, right. Our president.
Yeah, MS-13 is fucking terrible. But when your president is dehumanizing groups of people in the same way as Earl Turner, the main character of a book that inspired an act of domestic terrorism that killed children, in a daycare, a daycare McVeigh knew was there…no thanks.