Ok, not really. But the Cons are in town, and they're conning it up.
To believe that a group filled with actual neo-Nazis and people who worship the Nazi Party would not act like Nazis requires a hefty set of assumptions. To believe, if given the chance Trump is promising them, they would do exactly what they say they want to do requires almost no assumptions at all.
In the final days of 2013, I wrote a column for this site that sought to wrap up the year that was in terms of one of its most depressing overarching narratives. 2013, I said, was the "year of our outrage." I'd spent the past year and beyond documenting instances in which people -- both famous and painfully average -- had drawn the wrath of a social media mob that seemed to revel in its ability to exact revenge for perceived slights of all kinds. It wasn't simply that our internet culture was quick to outrage over even the tiniest misstep -- the wrong joke made, the insensitive comment taken context-free, the unacceptable opinion offered -- it was that so many actually enjoyed the evisceration of people whose motives and lives were never taken into consideration. Read more...
Trump is not even president yet and his most fervent followers are already living out their revenge fantasies.