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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1944, a massed army of Antifa super soldiers stormed Normandy   (history.com) divider line
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2020-06-06 10:39:49 AM  
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Look at 'em. Being all violent and protest-ty and carrying guns and stuff.
 
2020-06-06 10:40:19 AM  
Saving Private Ryan: Fuck Hitler
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2020-06-06 10:44:05 AM  
THIS is how you headline. Kudos, subby.
 
2020-06-06 10:58:30 AM  
This was back when the U.S. funded terrorism.
 
2020-06-06 11:02:15 AM  
Why couldn't they just hear out the Nazis and maybe print an NY Times op-ed showing how Americans ideals are better and winning the fight that way.
 
2020-06-06 11:03:39 AM  
Also. If it was necessary I'd like to think I'd have been able to do that. But fark, that first wave. Balls of farking steel on those guys.
 
2020-06-06 11:15:46 AM  
Alright Stubby, I'm stealing this headline to send to intelligent friends, and maybe one or two morons. Good job. I'll give you attribution if you want to out yourself.
 
2020-06-06 11:17:30 AM  

Gubbo: Also. If it was necessary I'd like to think I'd have been able to do that. But fark, that first wave. Balls of farking steel on those guys.


I knew a man who was in the second wave on Omaha beach. He described himself as a "scared farmboy."
 
2020-06-06 11:21:53 AM  

some_beer_drinker: [YouTube video: Saving Private Ryan: fark Hitler]


Say it louder, Nazi scum.
 
2020-06-06 11:22:04 AM  
So much for the tolerant left!
 
2020-06-06 11:22:04 AM  

hobnail: Gubbo: Also. If it was necessary I'd like to think I'd have been able to do that. But fark, that first wave. Balls of farking steel on those guys.

I knew a man who was in the second wave on Omaha beach. He described himself as a "scared farmboy."


If you weren't scared to shiat doing that, there was probably something wrong with you.

Still did it though.
 
2020-06-06 11:22:30 AM  
So much for the tolerant left.
 
2020-06-06 11:22:57 AM  
Same antifa who returned from the war and enforced Jim Crow and fought for segregation?
 
2020-06-06 11:24:00 AM  

bigbadideasinaction: So much for the tolerant left!


F you!
 
2020-06-06 11:24:33 AM  

Frank N Stein: Same antifa who returned from the war and enforced Jim Crow and fought for segregation?


It's a joke. :You'll get over it.
 
2020-06-06 11:25:23 AM  

eiger: Frank N Stein: Same antifa who returned from the war and enforced Jim Crow and fought for segregation?

It's a joke. :You'll get over it.


Only I get to use that defense.
 
2020-06-06 11:26:20 AM  
Very fine people......on both sides!
 
2020-06-06 11:26:24 AM  
The antifa in 44 weren't trying to overthrow there own country.
 
2020-06-06 11:27:56 AM  

Deep Contact: The antifa in 44 weren't trying to overthrow there own country.


Wanting police to not murder you because of the color of your skin is not trying to overthrow the country.
 
2020-06-06 11:28:32 AM  
My uncle (and godfather) was on Juno Beach that day.  Another uncle was a pilot with the RCAF.  A third uncle was in a German P.O.W. camp.

Courage is being afraid, but going anyway.

I cannot imagine their fear, but I will be forever grateful and mindful of the courage.
 
2020-06-06 11:28:41 AM  

hobnail: Gubbo: Also. If it was necessary I'd like to think I'd have been able to do that. But fark, that first wave. Balls of farking steel on those guys.

I knew a man who was in the second wave on Omaha beach. He described himself as a "scared farmboy."


They had to do it. There wasn't much disagreement about that at all.
We owe them so much.
 
2020-06-06 11:28:46 AM  
The Germans responded in kind

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Lo, their mechas simply could neither outgun nor outwit Blazkowicz.

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2020-06-06 11:29:48 AM  

Gubbo: Why couldn't they just hear out the Nazis and maybe print an NY Times op-ed showing how Americans ideals are better and winning the fight that way.


That was tried in 1938. It didn't work.
 
2020-06-06 11:29:53 AM  
wrong.  the commies weren't at normandy

this is such a stupid meme that comes up.  those soldiers that you show were 1000% as racist as we are today and embodied what we now call white privilege.  if those soldiers were on the pol tab they'd be Trump trolls
 
2020-06-06 11:29:59 AM  

Frank N Stein: Same antifa who returned from the war and enforced Jim Crow and fought for segregation?


You may go f*ck yourself sir.

Not here. Not today.
 
2020-06-06 11:30:14 AM  
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Bedford, Virgina.  Go here if you're ever in the region.

National D-Day Memorial
 
2020-06-06 11:30:41 AM  

Frank N Stein: eiger: Frank N Stein: Same antifa who returned from the war and enforced Jim Crow and fought for segregation?

It's a joke. :You'll get over it.

Only I get to use that defense.


It's not a defense you needledicked slimeweasel.
 
2020-06-06 11:30:53 AM  

Keethera: wrong.  the commies weren't at normandy

this is such a stupid meme that comes up.  those soldiers that you show were 1000% as racist as we are today and embodied what we now call white privilege.  if those soldiers were on the pol tab they'd be Trump trolls


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2020-06-06 11:32:01 AM  
Trump has no public events scheduled today. Hiding in his bunker on the commemoration of D-day like a Nazi in a pillbox.
 
2020-06-06 11:32:18 AM  
Yeah, I guess I will never understand the rightwing hatred of "Antifa."  Do they not understand that by deriding Antifa, they are saying that they are for fascism?
 
2020-06-06 11:32:28 AM  

Deep Contact: The antifa in 44 weren't trying to overthrow there own country.


How about the ones in 1775?
 
2020-06-06 11:32:34 AM  

NutWrench: [cdn.britannica.com image 850x674]
Look at 'em. Being all violent and protest-ty and carrying guns and stuff.


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2020-06-06 11:32:35 AM  

Gyrfalcon: You may go f*ck yourself sir.

Not here. Not today.


It was a joke. You'll get over it.
 
2020-06-06 11:33:48 AM  
My grandfather who fought in WW2 was nothing like today's "anti-fascists", stop with that silly comparison.
 
2020-06-06 11:34:34 AM  

Keethera: wrong.  the commies weren't at normandy

this is such a stupid meme that comes up.  those soldiers that you show were 1000% as racist as we are today and embodied what we now call white privilege.  if those soldiers were on the pol tab they'd be Trump trolls


Anti-fascism and anti-racism aren't inhenrently the same thing, but don't let that stop you from trying to make shiat soup out of this thread.
 
2020-06-06 11:34:36 AM  
My dad landed at Utah Beach. The next day. So, not that significant, but pretty good.

I never understood what the German plan was at Utah Beach. "Oh, they'll never land at a fairly level, lightly defended beach. Where's the glory?"
 
2020-06-06 11:34:41 AM  

knobmaker: Yeah, I guess I will never understand the rightwing hatred of "Antifa."  Do they not understand that by deriding Antifa, they are saying that they are for fascism?


It's just the latest boogeyman. There has to be some reason conservative ideas fail so much so there must be a vast invisible conspiracy working against them. It couldn't be they just suck.
 
2020-06-06 11:34:59 AM  

Frank N Stein: Same antifa who returned from the war and enforced Jim Crow and fought for segregation?


Antifa means anti-fascist, the opposite of what you're saying. And you're a jerk for suggesting ALL of those brave men were like that.
 
2020-06-06 11:35:29 AM  

Green_Knight: My grandfather who fought in WW2 was nothing like today's "anti-fascists", stop with that silly comparison.


Hi there Mr Brees.
 
2020-06-06 11:35:58 AM  

Keethera: wrong.  the commies weren't at normandy

this is such a stupid meme that comes up.  those soldiers that you show were 1000% as racist as we are today and embodied what we now call white privilege.  if those soldiers were on the pol tab they'd be Trump trolls


My God, are you suggesting that white Americans in 1944 were terrible racists? I had never heard that before. You should write a book about that. I'm not aware of anyone ever pointing this out before and surely the people making these jokes have no idea!

Did anyone try to resist this racism? How successful were they? You would think someone who led such a movement might have a national holiday and statues in their honor.

Jesus, lighten up Francis.
 
2020-06-06 11:36:27 AM  

knobmaker: Yeah, I guess I will never understand the rightwing hatred of "Antifa."  Do they not understand that by deriding Antifa, they are saying that they are for fascism?


"Antifa" is just a propaganda name. Kind of like how Best Korea calls itself a democratic republic, or how the Nazi party was a socialist workers party.
 
2020-06-06 11:36:50 AM  

SBinRR: [Fark user image 850x574]
Bedford, Virgina.  Go here if you're ever in the region.

National D-Day Memorial


Yeah, but then  you would be in Virginia.
I would rather be in New Orleans.
https://www.nationalww2museum.org/med​i​a/press-releases/national-wwii-museum-​celebrates-living-history-air-sea-land​-festival
 
2020-06-06 11:36:50 AM  
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2020-06-06 11:37:39 AM  

Gubbo: Why couldn't they just hear out the Nazis and maybe print an NY Times op-ed showing how Americans ideals are better and winning the fight that way.


They did that the first two years.  "Rich man's war!  Poor men fight!" and all that.
 
2020-06-06 11:38:16 AM  
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2020-06-06 11:38:21 AM  

knobmaker: Yeah, I guess I will never understand the rightwing hatred of "Antifa."  Do they not understand that by deriding Antifa, they are saying that they are for fascism?


Most of them have no idea what it means, other than Trump saying antifa is bad and needs defeated.
Until this president, I honestly did not know that there are so many stupid people. So many.
 
2020-06-06 11:38:49 AM  

Green_Knight: My grandfather who fought in WW2 was nothing like today's "anti-fascists", stop with that silly comparison.


Fighting against an oppressive regime with a mentally unstable strongman as it's head☑

Fighting to defend the oppressed☑

Fighting for the freedom and very lives of those oppressed☑

Supportive of black people...

Oh.   I see what you mean now.
 
2020-06-06 11:39:34 AM  

lindalouwho: Frank N Stein: Same antifa who returned from the war and enforced Jim Crow and fought for segregation?

Antifa means anti-fascist, the opposite of what you're saying. And you're a jerk for suggesting ALL of those brave men were like that.


If you think that's what I suggested then I'm sorry. But with the history of racism in this country, the racism of the greatest generation can't, and shouldn't, be ignored. We don't have to condemn them, nor should we. But acknowledging that fact is important to realize how we got here.

I wouldn't have mentioned any of this in this thread if subby hadn't opened that particular line of dialogue with his headline.
 
2020-06-06 11:40:46 AM  
If this is going to be a SERIOUS HISTORY thread maybe it would be worth pointing out that the anti-fascism of the World War II period and the rhetoric it produced as part of wartime American propaganda, as well as the ways that African-Americans made use of that rhetoric, is often pointed to us an important basis for the success of the post-World War 2 Civil Rights Movement.

Basically, more white Americans than you might expect were open to the notion that, if what the Nazis were doing was bad, then maybe racist structures at home were also bad.
 
2020-06-06 11:40:53 AM  
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