PINOCHET LEADING QANON, PROUD BOYS — 2021- 1990
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FEBRUARY 4, 2021
Trump used the image of a “Hoppean snake” offering “ free helicopter rides”
This program turns the “free ride” into a fast return to earth without a chute.
Far-right extremists flash the snake on flags, T-shirts, anything that will hold an image, at Trump rallies “share obsessively online.
The “frightening historical reference is that of the “The Hoppean Snake.”
The image is of a coiled snake on the officer’s cap of cruel. Dictator Chilean General Augusto Pinochet. In the background “ fly childlike depictions of helicopters from which stick figures are jettisoned to their death, screaming “Ahhhhhhhh” in a barely legible scrawl.”
Pinochet’s reply with a snarly grin “I’m evil for throwing people out of helicopters? False. Commies aren’t people.”
Why the coiled snake? Maybe a version of the Gadsden flag “Dont’t Tread on Me.”.
This is not an homage to Pinochet. “He was a tyrant, torturer, mass murderer, puppet of the CIA, hater of all things socialist, who ruled Chile, from 1973 to 1990.
The totem is fragrantly displayed by: “ Boogaloo Boias, Proud Boys, Three Percenters, Oath Keepers, armed Trumpists and similar groups.
The brandish T-shirts that offer “ free helicopter rides” which reference the program of extermination.
Following Pinochet’s coup d’etat in 1973 thousand of overthrown president Salvador Allende, thousands of his supporters disappeared and tens of thousands were tortured.
Thousands received free helicopters rides, many had their guts split
Open while they were still alive so their bodies would not float when dumped in the sea.
Photojournalist Jeff Schwik has documented, a Portland-based investigator has documented the icons of the alt-right since 2016:
Pinochet “specifically heartens to the heyday of U.S. — backed death squads in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.
These are direct threats that arose or the Phoenix Program in Vietnam to Suharto in Indonesia to the Contras in Nicaragua.
These groups did not attempt to hide their threats to the left in the United States and anyone they deemed an enemy.
“ It reveals the true nature of the alt-right ideology.
“On January 27, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security issued a *terrorism advisory bulletin.*
The bulletin warned of the ongoing threat from far-right domestic extremists.
The warning spelled out the targeted elected officials and government facilities.
They are on the lookout for “threats against critical infrastructure, including the electric, telecommunications and healthcare sectors.”
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