Know this symbol

Bruce Maples (bruceinlouisville@gmail.com)
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This symbol is in the news today, and we thought it would be helpful for our readers to know what it is. It belongs to Identify Evropa (yes, that’s a V instead of a U, or technically an allograph), and is being shared by them pretty much everywhere they go.

And who is this Identy Evropa? According to them, “Identity Evropa is a fraternal organization for people of European heritage located in the United States that participates in community building and civic engagement.”

But according to Wikipedia,

Identity Evropa is an American neo-Nazi and white supremacist organization established in March 2016. The group is identified as a white supremacist organization by the Anti-Defamation League and is designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.

Leaders and members of Identity Evropa, such as former leader Eli Mosley, have praised Nazi Germany and have openly pushed for what they say is the “Nazification of America”. The group has also adopted anti-capitalist and left-wing positions on economics.

In an attempt to boost its numbers, Identity Evropa has allied itself with the broader white nationalist alt-right and identitarian movements, and the group particularly targets college campuses, by distributing slogans on fliers, posters, and stickers. It is one of several groups which have contributed to the rapid growth of white nationalism in the U.S. since 2015.

And what does this have to do with Kentucky? Apparently, this group doesn’t appreciate the removal of the plaque honoring Jeff Davis in our capitol rotunda:

https://twitter.com/IdentityEvropa/status/988939449328459776

The placard was quickly removed by security, but not before the IE folks snapped this picture.

So, get to know the symbol. And the group, and what they stand for, so you are not fooled.

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