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PAGE 10A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 25, 2017 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images White supremacists sparring with counterprotesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017. By Ben Sales (JTA)---They believe the "white race" is in danger. They believe the United States was built by and for white people and must now embrace fascism. They be- lieve minorities are taking over the country. And they believe an international Jewish conspiracy is behind the threat. These are the people who were rallying in Charlot- tesville. The "Unite the Right" rally Saturday saw hundreds of people on America's racist fringe converge in defense of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and brawl with counter protest- ers. The rally ended after a white supremacist, James Fields, rammed his car into a crowd of counter protesters, killing one woman and injur- ing at least 19. Two police officers also died when their helicopter crashed while monitoring the rally. The rally was the largest white supremacist gathering in a decade, according to the Anti-Defamation League, but it wasn't the work of one extremist group or coalition. Spearheaded by a local far-right activist named Jason Kessler, the rally saw several racist, anti-Semitic and fascist groups, new and old, come together. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, the rally included "a broad spec- trum of far-right extremist groups--from immigra- tion foes to anti-Semitic bigots, neo-Confederates, Proud Boys, Patriot and militia types, outlaw bikers, swastika-wearing neo,Nazis, white nationalists and Ku Klux Klan members." Many of the attendees, says the ADL's Oren Segal, were young men who became radicalized on the Internet and were not affiliated with any particular group. 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"They tend to be young, more frenetic in terms of their use of social media, while older more traditional groups like the Klan are in decline. Regardless of differences, it's all the same hate." Here's a guide to a few of the most prominent hate groups who showed up in Charlottesville. Vanguard America James Fields joined this relatively new fascist white supremacist group at the rally. On the homepage of its website, Vanguard America declares that "Our people are subjugated while an endless tide of incompatible foreign- ers floods this nation." The group trumpets the concept of "blood and soil," an idea championed by the Nazis claiming that the in- herent features of a people are the land it lives on and its "blood," or race. In addition to opposing multicultura|- ism and feminism, Vanguard America's manifesto calls for a country "free from the influence of international corporations, led by a root- less group of international Jews, which place profit beyond the interests of our people, or any people." According to the ADL, the group has posted dozens of fliers on campuses in at least 10 states. Its posters bear slogans like "Beware the International Jew" and "Fascism: The next step for America." This year, the group defaced a New Jersey inherent differences:am0ng Ho!oca~ast memorial with ~ races and thatwhi~e people baniaer reading ~'(((Heebs will: not divide' us)))." Its signs at Saturday's rally bore the fasces, a traditional fasdst symbol depicting a bundle of sticks with a protruding axe blade. Ku Klux Klan One of the country's old- est and most infamous hate groups, the Klan has primar- ily targeted black people, along with Jews, Catholics and other minorities. The KKK throughout its history has been responsible for lynchings, bombings, beat- ings and other racist acts of murder and abuse. Group members have his- torically worn white hoods, to hide their identities and to mimic ghosts. Its leaders, includingwhite supremacist activist David Duke, take on bizarre titles such as grand wizard and exalted cyclops. The KKK was founded by Confederate veterans following the Civil War to harass black people, and at its height in the 1920s it had some 4 million members, according to the SPLC. An ADL report this year said the Klan has shrunk to about 3,000 total members spread across 40 groups in 33 states, mostly in the South and East. "This represents a turning point for the people of this country. We are determined to take our country back," Duke said in a video at the rally Saturday. "We're going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That's what we believed in. That's why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he's going to take our country back, and that's what we got to do." Identity Evropa A new group that affiliates with the alt-right, Identity Evropa seeks to promote "white American culture," and also has posted fli- ers on college campuses. The group, which works with white supremacist pseudo-intellectual Richard Spencer, claims there are are more inte!ligent than/ others. Identity Evropa sees itself as "identitarian," a far-right European ideology seeking to reassert white identity. The group supports a policy of "remigration" of immigrants out of the United States. Some of its posters bear the slogan "You will not replace us," a chant that Charlottesville protesters paired with "Jews will not replace us." Identity Evropa does not allow Jews as members. League of the South If the rally's proximate goal was to preserve the stat- ue of Lee in Charlottesville, the most obvious partici- pants were the League of the South, a neo-Confederate group. The organization supports southern seces- sion from the United States and "believes that Southern culture is distinct from, and in opposition to, the cor- rupt mainstream American culture." The group envisions a Christian theocratic govern- ment that enforces strict gender norms. It opposes immigration as well as Islam. League of the South defines the "Southern people" as be- ing of "European descent," calls itself "pro-white" and states that it "has neither been the will of God Al- mighty nor within the power of human legislation to make any two men mechanically equal." Duke gave the key- note address at one of the organization's gatheringS this year. According to the SPLC, the group founded a para- military unit in 2014. National Socialist Movement This one is pretty self- explanatory: America's ver- sion of the Nazi Party. It is a white supremacist organiza- tion that would either deport "non-whites," including Jews, or strip them of citizen- ship and subject them to a discriminatory regime (the group's manifesto proposes both). The group is also anti- NATHALIE TOLEDANO REALTOR (407) 488-2763 CELL (407) 647-1211 EXT 3685 BUSINESS (407) 628-1210 FAX nathalie.toledano@ ! RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE 400 Park Avenue South, Suite 210 Owned And Operated Winter Park, FL 32789 By NRT LLC feminist and homophobic. The National Socialist Movement idolizes Adolf Hit- ler, whom it says "loved and cared deeply for the average person." Until about a decade ago, the group would protest in full Nazi regalia, which it has swapped out for black uniforms. Its crest features a swastika superimposed on an altered version of the Stars and Stripes.