Where does Marjorie Taylor Greene get these crazy ideas?

One thing that most of the corporate media haven’t figured out yet is that, when Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene opens her mouth, she’s repeating something she heard or read somewhere. It’s pretty obvious that Greene is an idiot not the most philosophical thinker. The Georgia congresswoman (a sign that God has a great sense of humor) has spouted about space lasers controlled by the Rothschilds, that the Pentagon was not attacked on 9/11, nor were there massacres at Sandy Hook or Parkland — all of which are ridiculous ideas which did not originate with her. Usually, they’re straight from Qanon or Nazis.

So, when Greene equated the Holocaust with mask-wearing, I knew she’d gotten that from someone else. She has yet to come up with a single idea herself, no matter how dreadful or objectionable. So where did this idea come from? If you said Nazis, you passed the test. If you said bona-fide German Nazis, you get the gold star.

Thanks to Deutsche Welle (the German national broadcast network), we know about the Querdenker. Somehow, rallies by this self-styled “peace movement” seem to end in violence. Organized in 2020, 80 percent of the Querdenker in one poll said that Germany isn’t free because they can’t say whatever they want without criticism. And at least a third said they’d vote for the far-right, hate-filled Alternative for Germany, as close to Nazis as you can legally get in Germany. (Nazism is outlawed, and therefore, underground in Germany.)

The Querdenker hosted a rally at which anti-vaxxer Bobby Kennedy Jr. spoke. And how to describe those attending the rally?

The protesters are a mixed bag of people: Some look like hippies from the 1960s and 70s. Others seek to provoke by wearing a yellow star, similar to those which Jews were forced to wear under the Nazis. Instead of the word “Jude” (Jew), their stars bear the word “ungeimpft” (not vaccinated.) The stars are meant to highlight the alleged stigmatization by the system the protesters reject. (emphasis added)

Needless to say, some protesters carried the imperial Reichskrieg flag (used by neo-Nazis since Germany criminalized the use of the Nazi flag) and signs with anti-Semitic slogans on them. So, you know, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s kind of people: bigoted and belligerent.

Now you know where Greene’s latest insanity originated.

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Ivonne Rovira, a teacher and an activist, is the research director for the statewide organization Save Our Schools Kentucky. Ivonne previously worked for The Miami Herald, the now defunct (and greatly lamented) Miami News, and The Associated Press. All three of her children are proud products of Jefferson County Public Schools.

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