• Darkard@lemmy.world
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    Looks like someone who needs some break lights replacing, maybe two tires as well.

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        You’ve got to be kidding? They’re appropriating Electric Boogaloo (a film about break dancing and the black community) as their slogan? That is wrong on so many levels.

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          Not only that, according to the wikipedia article OP linked:

          “The boogaloo movement has created logos and other imagery incorporating [igloo] snow huts and Hawaiian prints based on these derivations.”

          If white supremacy was so “supreme”, why are these morons using Indigenous-based iconography for their movement I wonder. They’ll claim it’s to “fly under the radar”, but that just makes them look even more smooth brained.

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          A few years ago Republicans were also dancing to System of a Down’s Killing in the Name Of song as if it was pro-them.

          Never underestimate the amount of stupid and innapropriate conservatives are capable of.

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        That’s what they meant but I just read it as they were a self aware booger brained racist.

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      It just occurred to me how absolutely accurate it is that the cops are holding the line defending the small number of Nazis from the counter-protestors. They also have that cop who hates the Nazis just like everyone else, but he’s still doing his job keeping everyone back, which is also pretty accurate.

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    These idiots are the most adolescent childish racists ever.

    This is the equivalent of a 10th grader typing 80085 into the school calculator!

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      Except walking around with a calculator that says 80085 isn’t telling several parts of the population that you want them dead and aren’t afraid to say it

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          Don’t underestimate fascists. Bigotry is pretty ignorant, but these people do what they do for a reason. Dog whistles allow them to find each other, but claim plausible deniability about their affiliation.

          Like every single person you encounter who insists on writing “friends” as “frens” will tell you that they are just being cutesy, but everyone in-the-know understands that it means “Far Right EthnoNationalist”. Bring that up, they they throw their hands up and act like you’re crazy. If you’re one of them, you’ve found your people. If you’re not, they will gaslight you while insisting that you’re just looking for reasons to be offended.

          People will use 14/88, “kek”, “OK” hand signs, and other little things that you can just write off as innocuous without much push back, but it’s all just a way of networking with each other. “Virtue Signalling” as they call it.

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    So, funny story, as a kid my favorite number was 8, had a few reasons that matched 8.

    So I always used it in names and such. But, often it wasnt unique, so I used 88 instead. Emails, account names, even video game characters have 88 in them to this day.

    … Am I accidentally a Nazi?

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      Born in 1988? Lots of folks born that year decided to have those two digits in their first Internet usernames as well. A few of those will still be in use, no doubt, so you’re not alone. (Me? No, I’m older.)

      In your shoes, I’d maybe think about changing things around, especially the easy ones, but you’re not me, nor I you.

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      No. 88 is just a number. It can be used as a dog whistle, but it can also be used, for instance, to describe a quantity equidistant between 87 and 89. Numbers and symbols don’t make a Nazi, actions and rhetoric do.

      I love Norse symbology. I’m not going to stop loving it because some fuckbrains use it to spread hate. Fuck that.

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        Based. Same goes for the boogaloo “movement” just because there are Nazis in it doesn’t mean it’s a primaryily Nazi community.

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          No, but it is primarily a white supremacists movement and the ‘88’ on the license plate kinda takes away all doubt.

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            Bro. Read the comment. There’s shitheads in every community. Boogaloo is about preparing for what we see as the inevitable second civil war. Not anyone’s skin color.

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      Literally in the exact same position… I’ve been using it for 20+ years and I’ll be damned if I let them take that away from me though.

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      88 is also a popular number in China as it looks like 囍 which is the symbol for double happiness.

      Just don’t be a Nazi and keep using 88 for good.

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      No. Use swastikas to mean peace and good luck, use the color red to mean communism, wealth, that you like the color red, whatever you like. Don’t refuse to use a symbol because others have used it for bad. Co opt it back.

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      Tell me about it… I got banned from asklemmy after leaving a completely innocuous comment, pretty sure because I have 88 in my username. I’ve been using this in various emails/usernames since before I even knew what fascists were.

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      That’s what I thought this was referring to at first. Interesting that Mr. “Centrist” has an 88 in his handle.

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        I wouldn’t read too much into his YouTube handle. He’s a chode but I don’t think he’s a nazi simp. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was auto-generated.

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    So I grew up in Canada, on the west coast, basically Vancouver. So I’m well aware of the dog-whistles. I now live in Scotland. There was an event where I work recently, and the event contractors were 88 Events. And immediately I was like: FUCKIN NAZIS!

    My wife seems to think that they’re too…idk…girly? to be nazis, but where the fuck did 88 come from, they started up in 97, so couldn’t be that. I feel like I’m being fuckin paranoid, but the fascy bastards are coming out the woodworks lately…shrugs