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White supremacists want everyone to see the new ‘Angry Birds’ movie — and here’s why

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White supremacists just don’t get a lot of love in popular culture, which is why they typically have to appropriate music, movies and art that have nothing to do with white nationalism and claim them as their own. They have a strange affinity neo-Nazis have for “Aryan goddess” Taylor Swift and now they’ve developed a similar love for the new Angry Birds movie.

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The animated kids’ movie that’s based on a classic smartphone game? Yes, that’s right: White nationalists really like the Angry Birds movie, and a new essay posted on white nationalist website VDARE.com by author James Kirkpatrick explains why.

The movie tells the story of an outcast red bird who is also the only member of his tribe to be suspicious of a group of green pigs who have just arrived on their island. According to Kirkpatrick, the red bird is the lonely white nationalist trying to warn his fellow citizens about the dangers of immigrants.

“As it turns out, the pigs are only at the island to eat the eggs of the birds,” he writes. “Using explosives (much like another group of refugees, one which really doesn’t like pork), they blow up the houses of the birds and steal the eggs. Red suddenly finds himself thrust from outcast to leader and rouses the birds to a righteous fury…. There’s no moment where the two tribes learn that they actually are the same. They are just enemies. Good guys win, bad guys lose, and we have a few laughs along the way.”

Of course, by the same token, we could also make a pro-communist narrative about this movie. After all, notice that it’s the red bird who’s warning against the greedy designs of the green capitalist pigs? You didn’t think of that symbolism, did you, comrade?

At any rate, a quick scan of hate websites like The Daily Stormer and StormFront.org reveals that Kirkpatrick is not alone in his wild-eyed theories about the Angry Birds movie. But if Taylor Swift lyrics can be secretly turning young teenyboppers into hardened white nationalists, we suppose Angry Birds could be pulling the same trick.

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‘There is a better way’: George W Bush breaks his silence to speak out against ‘tragic failures’

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On Tuesday, former President George W. Bush issued a statement on the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing nationwide protests.

"It is time for America to examine our tragic failures — and as we do, we will also see some of our redeeming strengths," wrote Bush. "It remains a shocking failure that many African Americans, especially young African American men, are harassed and threatened in their own country. It is a strength when protesters, protected by responsible law enforcement, march for a better future."

"America's greatest challenge has long been to unite people of very different backgrounds into a single nation of justice and opportunity," wrote Bush. "The doctrine and habits of racial superiority, which once nearly split our country, still threaten our Union ... The heroes of America — from Fredrick Douglass, to Harriet Tubman, to Abraham Lincoln, to Martin Luther King, Jr. — are heroes of unity. Their calling has never been for the fainthearted. They often revealed the nation's disturbing bigotry and exploitation — stains on our character sometimes difficult for the American majority to examine. We can only see the reality of America's need by seeing it through the eyes of the threatened, oppressed, and disenfranchised."

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Horseback riding club rolls into Houston protests to stand in solidarity with protesters

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Horses are raising a hoof to support Black Lives Matter protesters in Houston, Texas Tuesday.

After several nights of protests, an urban trail riding club, Nonstop Riders, joined the efforts

“We’re here representing for all our black brothers and sisters," said Marcus Johnson, sitting atop his horse.

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As the riders fists stretched toward the blue Texas sky, the protest crowd broke into cheers and applause.

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Brianna Noble did the same at the protests Friday, sitting atop Dapper Dan, leading a crowd of protesters.

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False rumors of an antifa invasion are filling up local neighborhood Facebook groups: report

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Unverified rumors about factions of antifa and looters descending on suburban neighborhoods are blowing up in local Facebook groups and neighborhood watch forums around the country, NBC News reports.

"Some of the posts feature a screenshot of a tweet by a fake antifa Twitter account that Twitter said was created by the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, attempting to drum up fear of looting in residential and suburban areas," the reports reads. "The false antifa tweet was boosted in part by Donald Trump Jr., who posted a screenshot of the tweet to his Instagram account. Other rumors falsely warn of antifa members being 'bused in' to towns in Idaho."

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