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Extremist right-wing groups have apparently started to infiltrate green groups in Germany to spread their hateful ideology and gaining support among German farmers who are frustrated with new regulations on the use of fertilisers and the protection of insects. The Guardian reports that farmers associations and environmental groups in Germany are now warning that far-right groups are exploiting the country's growing green movement and the increasing popularity of organic lifestyles, as well as rural nostalgia and farmers’ anger at globalisation. The far-right are doing this by organizing events that use Nazi-imagery and publishing and distributing propaganda in a new glossy magazine "for natural protection." These fascists are calling for "a conservative-ecological turn" saying that ecology is the "crown jewels" of the right and that it has been "robbed" by left-wing green movements since the 1970s. They shun renewable energy like windfarms and push fascist and Malthusian theories on overpopulation claiming that "the world’s population has to be stabilised at a lower level" or "face irreversible ecological collapse." They are also – like most of the far-right – climate deniers as they are arguing for moving away from climate protection and instead embrace "homeland protection."
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is apparently using outright Nazi symbols in its online messaging and advertisements. In one of his online campaigns on Facebook that was attacking leftists, Antifa, and people participating in Black Lives Matter protests against police violence, white supremacy and right-wing terrorism actually involved a downward red triangle. That is the same symbol that the Nazis used in their concentration camps to label communists, trade unionists, and political dissidents. Those online ads have since been removed by Facebook. Washington Post reported that Facebook, after they started receiving attention from media outlets, “deactivated dozens of ads” from the Trump campaign with the inverted triangle for violating its policy against organized hate: Trump’s re-election campaign is also selling an official Trump and Pence "America First" tee which – if not a down-right copy – is heavily inspired by the Iron Eagle, which was the official symbol of the Nazi party in Germany (see comparison below). "America First" is also a slogan that was popularized by the antisemitic and fascist America First Committee, launched in 1940 to prevent US involvement in World War Two.
If you use the popular gaming platform Steam you have probably encountered plenty of racists and Nazis. I usually report them but Steam doesn't seem to care. But now the media is starting to take notice so hopefully, we'll start to see some actions from Steam soon. Steam, Your Kids’ Favorite Video Game App, Has A Big Nazi Problem: It’s not the games you should worry about. It’s the social platform that allows hate. What do you think?