Writer Talia Lavin spent about a year catfishing white supremacists online. The result: personal trauma, predictions of a “bloody” election season, and the realization that many extremists aren’t holed up in basements—they’re bit players in our daily lives.
It’s wild that anti-Semitism was a transatlantic export between Ford and Hitler and the Jim Crow South—that Ford was writing all of this in Detroit and Hitler was reading it.
Yeah, and Ford got the Order of the German Eagle. And the systematic racial discrimination against Jews was directly inspired by the Jim Crow laws. It’s a real fuck, isn’t it? America’s done a really good snow job concealing its own complicity in this stuff. To me it’s not a coincidence that the slogan of the people in the 1930s who didn’t want to go fight against Hitler was “America First.” Does that sound familiar to you?