Add another item to the list of things the Left falsely blames Donald Trump for. This latest addition comes in the form of a tweet by Amy Siskind, founder of the far-left Weekly List, which according to the About page on its website “tracks specific news stories representing eroding norms under the current regime.”
Reacting to a USA Today article titled “‘It’s right there in front of the White House’: Is D.C. ready for Unite the Right?” Siskind tweeted on Saturday:
A reminder: we didn't have neo-Nazi rallies until Trump took office – let alone in the light of day in our nation's capital! Their hate used to be unacceptable and hidden until Trump came along and legitimized them. https://t.co/ahQOpxnKkb
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) August 10, 2018
If Frank Collin, wherever he is, happened to read this tweet, he’s probably still laughing himself silly. Who is Frank Collin?
In 1970, Collin founded the National Socialist Party of America (NSPA), which later became known as the American Nazi Party (yes, libs, the Nazis were socialists!). The NSPA regularly held anti-black demonstrations in Chicago’s Marquette Park. When the city grew concerned about violence and passed an ordinance that required Collin among other to post large insurance bonds, he took his case to the ACLU (yes, that ACLU!) and they filed a suit on his behalf.
While the case was being settled, Collin looked for other venues in which to share his white nationalist message. He chose the city of Skokie and announced that his neo-Nazi group would march through the streets in full-dress uniforms. He chose Skokie primarily because of its large Jewish population, with included a number of Holocaust survivors.
Although the Skokie march was canceled at the last minute, history is riddled with other demonstrations of white supremacy, some not only predating Donald Trump but occurring before he was born. In 1925 the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Again, the 25,000 marchers who showed up were in full regalia.
Neo-Nazi rallies in the light of day in our nation’s capital? You betcha.