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Richard Spencer, #racist themarysue.com

Richard Spencer has always been a Nazi. He worked hard to trick people and mainstream media outlets into thinking his brand of white nationalism could be palatable to regular people and even have a legitimate place in the modern political discourse. He wears fancy suits and speaks eloquently and he doesn’t keep his beliefs to 8chan or basement klan meetings, instead opting to create the sort of public presence that Twitter refuses to ban and that major outlets write near-fawning profiles of. He’s also responsible for coining the term “alt-right” in an ultimately successful attempt to mollify the image of actual Nazis.

But it was always a scam. That should have been clear to anyone paying attention, but instead, we’ve seen him continue to book cable news appearances (he was just on CNN less than four months ago) and ignite debates over how just how much of a Nazi does a person have to be to justify punching them without it somehow signifying a loss of political civility. Richard Spencer wanted to legitimize a violent movement by giving it a polite, clean-cut face and it’s absolutely shameful how well his grift worked on a national scale.

[Picture of Tweet by Aamer Rahman saying, “Is it really okay to punch Nazis?”]

Milo Yiannopoulos, another obnoxious face of the “alt-right” movement, posted a video to YouTube Sunday night that contains audio of a person Milo claims is Spencer, screaming a racist diatribe about enslaving and dominating groups of people.

Warning: The audio here is incredibly disturbing….

[SUBMITTER NOTE: Below I put in transcript of Audio….Imagine this guy ranting this while being dragged away by cops if you want a laugh….]

We are coming back here like a fucking hundred times! I am so mad! I am so fucking mad at these people! They don’t do this to fucking me! We’re going to fucking ritualistically humiliate them! I am coming back here every fucking weekend if I have to! Like, this is never over! I win! They fucking lose! That’s how the world fucking works! Little fucking kikes; They get ruled by people like me! Little fucking octaroons….I fucking….My fucking ancestors enslaved those fucking pieces of shit! I rule the fucking world! Those pieces of shit get ruled by people like me! They look up and see a face like mine, looking down at them! That's how the world fucking works! We are going to destroy this fucking town!

The audio, which includes use of slurs like “kikes” and “octaroons,” was allegedly taken shortly after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville where counter-protester Heather Heyer was murdered.

“We are coming back here like a hundred fucking times,” Spencer can be heard saying, and the “here” he’s referring to is presumably Charlottesville. “I am so mad. I am so mad at these fucking people.”

“They don’t do this to fucking me,” he screamed. “We’re going to ritualistically humiliate them. I am coming back here every fucking weekend if I have to. Like this is never over! I win! They fucking lose!”

This is horrific but again, it doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know about Spencer, assuming you weren’t blinded by his “upstanding young man” charade.

[More pics of Tweets by a bunch of other people scolding the media for having Spencer as a guest and basically saying “We told you so!”]

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Pope Francis #fundie themarysue.com

Pope Francis is continuing his streak of relative Pope radness by sending out missionaries in honor of the Catholic Church’s Holy Year of Mercy to pardon women who have had abortions and doctors who have performed them.

Although the notion that a woman needs to be pardoned simply for making a decision about her own body (and that issuing said pardon requires a landmark act of mercy on the behalf of a man) carries with it a lot of insulting and problematic implications, Pope Francis’ decision is unprecedented, and surprising considering he’s condemned the procedure in the past as “frightful” and “a horror.” UPI points out that despite Francis’ new mission of mercy, abortion is still considered a mortal sin in the Catholic Church and punishable by excommunication. Sigh.

In addition to pardoning women for having the gall to make decisions about their own lives, the church will also be doling out mercy to anyone who “either perpetrate or participate in corruption,” with Pope Francis warning in the Bull of Indiction document that “this festering wound is a grave sin that cries out to heaven for vengeance, because it threatens the very foundations of personal and social life.”