CHRISTIAN WHITE SUPREMACY: “Former KKK Leader David Duke Running for Louisiana Republican Senate Seat” / The Young Turks / Mark Thompson, and Elliot Hill ☮

Former KKK leader David Duke thinks the time is right for another senate run. Is Louisiana racist enough to elect an open white supremacist to its senate? Time will tell. Mark Thompson (The Edge Podcast) and Elliot Hill (The Lip TV), hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, is running for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.

Duke is a well-established white supremacist, Holocaust denier and anti-Semite. He has endorsed Donald Trump for president.

In his announcement video, posted Friday morning to Twitter, Duke says he’ll fight for the rights of “European Americans” and that “The New York Times admitted that my platform became the GOP mainstream.” He touts his opposition to affirmative action and immigration, and cites his joy at Trump’s rise to power.

“A revolution is coming in the United States of America,” he says.

Trump disavowed Duke’s support in March, but his campaign has echoed many of the themes Duke’s announcement touched on, such as a distrust of immigrants and anger towards the media.

Trump and Duke also share common ground in their love of conspiracy theories. Trump has repeatedly suggested that the father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R), his former presidential rival, was involved in President John F. Kennedy’s death. Duke, meanwhile, believes that “Jewish Supremacists” who secretly control the U.S. are attempting to commit some sort of “white genocide.”

NEOCONSERVATISM: “Report Finds War Criminal Tony Blair Schemed with War Criminal Bush to Invade Iraq” / “War Criminal Tony Blair Warns That the UN, and Islam are Dangerous” / Jimmy Dore ☮

Report Finds Tony Blair Schemed with Bush to Invade Iraq

War Criminal Tony Blair Warns That The UN & Islam Are Dangerous

RIGHT-WING AUTHORITATIVE NATIONALISM: “Illinois Man Arrested for Burning American Flag” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

An Illinois-based man was arrested after he set the US flag on fire and posted photos on the social networking site Facebook, a media report said on Tuesday.

Bryton Mellott, 22, posted several photos on Facebook earlier this week, showing him with a burning flag. He also posted a statement why he is “not proud” to be an American, Fox59.com report

TOXIC MASCULINITY: “Overcompensation Nation: It’s Time to Admit That Toxic Masculinity Drives Gun Violence” / Salon / Amanda Marcotte ☮

In the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando that left 50 dead, a political struggle is forming on whether to define this act as an anti-gay crime or an act of radical Islamic terrorism.

The answer, it’s quickly starting to seem, is both of these, and more. A picture is quickly starting to form of who Omar Mateen, the shooter, was. His ex-wife describes a man who was controlling and abusiveA colleague says he was always using racial and sexual slurs and “talked about killing people all the time.” Both his ex-wife and his father describe him as homophobic, with his father saying he spun into a rage at the sight of two men kissing. He was clearly fond of guns, having not one, but two concealed carry licenses. He worked at a security firm, a career that can be attractive to men with dominance and control issues. He was investigated by the FBI in 2013 for making threats to a coworker.

There is a common theme here: Toxic masculinity.

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h/t: Alternet