There’s Already a ‘Victims of Capitalism’ Movement

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When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation this week in Miami (of course) establishing a “Victims of Communism Day” on Nov. 7 and decreeing that Florida public school students will receive 45 minutes of indoctrination about the victims of Josef Stalin, Mao Zedong and, of course, Fidel Castro, my first thought was, We need a Victims of Capitalism Day — and fast!

Come to find out there already is one. Or, more accurately, there is a movement already extant to defend capitalism and deny its victims. I know, shocker, right?

If you do a Google search for “victims of capitalism,” the first link on the page is to the Nassau Institute. The banner at the top of the institute’s website is the cover of Ayn Rand’s “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.” Triggered!

This is from the institute’s “About” link:

Founded in 1995 The Nassau Institute is a research institute – a think tank – that promotes capitalism and free markets. Our mission is to formulate and promote public policies for The Bahamas based on the principles of limited government, individual freedom, and the rule of law.

So, a country that is historically majority Black and that was a slave state until the British Empire outlawed slavery in 1833 — in other words, has a population that would not have been in the Bahamas if it were not for capitalism — the slave trade — has an “institute” that perpetuates capitalism? What’s wrong with this picture?
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DeSantis Impersonates Trump

“As DeSantis spoke, he looked like a man who had been mimicking Donald Trump’s speeches in front of the mirror. He performed a series of hand thrusts, in which he drew his thumbs together until they were almost touching, then jerked them apart in quick horizontal motions, as if he were playing an invisible accordion. After five such accordion pulls, he swung his right hand, thumb pointing up, in a semi-circular motion back inward to the center. DeSantis tweeted out the clip, and any MAGA fan watching, even without the sound on, would have grasped the gist just through the eerie physical impersonation.”

Jonathan Chait

Crist Blasts DeSantis Over His Joe Rogan Comments

“Joe Rogan was right to apologize. As a successful public figure with a large following, he has a special responsibility for the impact his words have. Everyone makes mistakes, and it takes a responsible person to admit when they messed up. That’s why it’s deeply disappointing and offensive to all Floridians that Gov. DeSantis would reject Joe Rogan’s apology. Gov. DeSantis continues to stoke the most divisive elements in our society, from his failure to condemn the Nazis to his promotion of a disgusting racial slur. Florida deserves better.”

— Rep. Charlie Crist, a Democratic candidate for Florida governor, rebuked incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis Thursday for a “shameful statement” regarding Joe Rogan. DeSantis said Rogan should not have apologized for remarks that included racial slurs over the years, a sentiment Crist vigorously contests.

DeSantis Offers His Own ‘Total Bunk’ on Rift with Trump

“Donald Trump’s a friend of mine. He is proud when people do well, and it’s not just me, but obviously he’s a Florida resident, and he appreciates the job that we’ve done. He’s told me that many times, not only with helping with the election, but just how we govern the state.”

— Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) told Fox News that reports that his relationship with former President Trump has become frayed are “total bunk.”

‘Gutless’ DeSantis Coddles Orlando Nazis

Source: matzav.com
Florida’s waffling governor continued his obfuscation campaign this week when he refused to condemn Nazi rallies staged in Orlando last weekend.

According to the Jerusalem Post, DeSantis met calls from the Anti-Defamation League and numerous other entities to speak out against the obviously inciteful and spiteful rallies. Gov. DullSantis’ response — these were just attempts by his detractors to “smear” him and said “We are not going to play their game.”

In his defense, it should be noted that DeSantis did call the Nazis in Orlando “jackasses,” which seems to be his strongest position yet on the rise of neo-Nazism in the United States.

Kind of reminds one of his waffling over whether he had received a COVID booster shot, which prompted Donald Trump to label him “gutless.”

Sorry, Ron, but Nazism is not a game, and no matter what Ms. Pushaw alleges, these were real Nazis, not actors hired by the left, and the menace they represent is real.