The iconography of the Nazi party is unmistakable, from the brazen red, black, and white swastika flag to the virtually extinct toothbrush mustache of Adolf Hitler.
Much of what Hitler and his propagandist Joseph Goebbels focused on during the formative days of the Nazi party had to do with aesthetics. Every word and motion encased in Hitler’s public speaking was well-rehearsed in order to provide the Fuhrer with maximum effectiveness. From the choreography of the goose step to the crisp and ornate uniforms of the SS and Gestapo, the Nazi party was as much a fashion show as it was a political malady.
In our modern world, this attention to detail has made it extremely simple for us to recognize followers of the Fuhrer. The Nazi branding sticks out like a sore thumb in our society that has spent decades educating us on what true evil looks like. We are truly conditioned to recognize Nazi symbolism, and in many cases, even the slightest glimpse of these symbols will kickstart our fight or flight mechanisms.
This has created a bit of an issue for the radical left, however, who are now likening themselves to Brad Pitt’s Nazi-scalping squad of soldiers in the film “Inglorious Basterds”.
You see, these liberal lunatics have combined their undying need to promote “social justice” and their millennial naiveté in their fight to acquire social media “likes” for their Nazi-hunting hijinks. This selfish pursuit of internet fame has nearly cost one man his life, as radical leftists attacked and stabbed him based on his haircut.
“Colorado man Joshua Witt was lucky to escape with just three stitches after being attacked by a ‘confused anti-fascist’ brandishing a large knife.
“The 26-year old Witt told his Facebook friends, in a post now shared more than 20,000 times, that he had just pulled in to the parking lot of a Steak & Shake near his home and opened his car door to get out when a man brandishing a knife confronted him, demanding to know whether Witt was ‘one of them neo-Nazis.’
“’All I hear is, “Are you one of them neo-Nazis?” as this dude is swinging a knife up over my car door at me,’ Witt wrote in his post.
“Witt says he is most definitely not a neo-Nazi and that he doesn’t have any tattoos or clothing that might have led the confused anti-Nazi activist to start stabbing him randomly. Witt says his friends told him, after his post began to go viral, that it was probably his haircut: Witt wears his hair long on top and short on the sides, in a style reminiscent of alt-right figure Richard Spencer’s haircut (but Witt says that’s just his own style).”
The excuse of Witt’s haircut as a reason for the stabbing is just another disturbing trend in the ranks of the radical left.
These “antifa” thugs are actively seeking confrontations in a game of oneupmanship with their digital peers, each seeking their 15 minutes of Instagram or Facebook fame for their part in the eradication of neo-Nazis.
The issue is, of course, that there are likely very few neo-Nazis willing to crawl out from under their rocks after the Battle of Charlottesville and the weeklong aftermath. This has sent millennial leftists scrambling for victims, and it has led to a rash of violence similar to the harrowing experience of Joshua Witt.