It’s always a triumph for democracy when more people become involved in the process of electing their candidates into the various political offices, but not as walking ‘white-power’ billboards.
In Fayetteville, North Carolina, the Tilly family doesn’t have a history of being active in politics. However, every member of the family – both old and young – has ample motivation to vote for or vigorously campaign for the first time – for Donald Trump.
While this story, which ran on PBS, seems heartwarming enough; you may begin to have serious doubts when you consider that Grace – one of the central characters of this story is a walking white-power billboard.
Grace has huge white-power tattoos covering each hand. One of these tattoos – a version of the Celtic Cross, which covers her right hand, is one of the most commonly used white supremacist symbols. This much was confirmed by Mark Pitcavage, senior research fellow at the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), who states that:
“The Celtic Cross is an ancient and revered Christian symbol typically not associated with extremism at all. However, one particular version of the Celtic Cross—a squarish cross with a thick circle intersecting with it (also known as Odin’s Cross), has become one of the most popular white supremacist symbols around. In the past 20 years, its popularity has done little but grow, thanks to its use as the logo by Stormfront, the largest white supremacist website in the world.”
Another PBS shot captured the “88” symbol on her left hand. The ADL clearly states that:
“88 is a white supremacist numerical code for ‘Heil Hitler.’”
Finally, the connection has been made, and it’s pretty much sealed at this point that America may see something of a Hitler-like control from Trump, based on his supporters’ antecedents.
Perhaps the most telling action taken in all this show of “Trump-ishness” is that Grace didn’t even try hiding her tattoos.
This is sure getting interesting don’t you think?
Featured Image is a screengrab via Youtube.