Think Progress’s Lee Fang offers a disturbing cautionary tale: a distillation of the frayed edges of the ridiculous rhetoric that is the Obama-is-a-socialist-and-also-a-Nazi school. Here is Kitty Werthman, who led, during this weekend’s “How To Take Back America Conference,” a workshop entitled—no joke—“How to recognize living under Nazis & Communists.”

Per Werthman:

If we had our guns, we would have fought a bloody battle. So, keep your guns, and buy more guns, and buy ammunition. […] Take back America. Don’t let them take the country into Socialism. And I refer again, Hitler’s party was National Socialism. […] And that’s what we are having here right now, which is bordering on Marxism.

Yeah. It’d be kind of funny, if it weren’t so chilling.


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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.