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.


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