An MSNBC article was mercilessly mocked for claiming physical fitness was the latest marker to identify someone as a possible white supremacist.
The article by opinion columnist Cynthia Miller-Idriss pronounced that the “latest ploy” of white supremacists was to “valorise violence and hypermasculinity” on social media.
Miller-Idriss cites a study claiming that white supremacists recruit new members by promoting fitness and “positive physical changes” before propagating them with white supremacist messages.
It took four sentences before the column identified the physical condition with Hitler and the Nazis.
Fitness has always been at the center of the far right. In “Mein Kampf”, Hitler focused on boxing and jujitsu, believing they could help him create an army of millions whose aggressive minds and impeccably trained bodies, combined with “the fanatical love of country”, would do more for the German nation than anyone else. “poor” tactical weapons training.
Miller-Idriss goes on to cite several examples of white supremacist groups using mixed martial arts clubs to recruit members before concluding that opponents of racism need to understand their recruitment methods.
Critics of the progressive cable news network wasted no time in ridiculing and mocking the attempt to identify racial aptitude.
“I saw my neighbor jogging. Should I report it or wait for it to escalate?” Lily popular response.
“Okay guys, now you’ve done it. Now you’ve literally politicized something that should have been left alone. Good job guys, morons”, responded Seven-time Mr. Olympia winner Phil Heath.
“Wtf, I did 10 pushups and now there’s a swastika tattoo on my shoulder,” joked another user.
“There’s definitely something to it in my opinion. The other day I did a quick hike in my local nature reserve and before I knew it I had invaded Poland,” Lily another humorous tweet.
“Yeah, MSNBC readers, don’t get in shape. Just grab the vax, wear a mask, and enjoy that Big Mac with a good Coke to wash it down. You deserved it because you’re a good person who votes. properly”, tweeted another critic.
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