Grizzled Right Wing nutjob Ann Coulter was the center of a Twitter firestorm today when she seemingly admitted to being a Nazi, by alluding to a famous passage from Hitler‘s Mein Kampf. Her Twitter feed read “14′ – which is internet shorthand for the “Fourteen Words” – a slogan coined by white supremacist David Lane and inspired by a paragraph from Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
Lane’s fourteen words: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” A second 14-word slogan from Lane is also often cited: “Because the beauty of the White Aryan woman must not perish from the earth.”
The original passage from Mein Kampf reads:
“What we must fight for is to safeguard the existence and reproduction of our race and our people, the sustenance of our children and the purity of our blood, the freedom and independence of the fatherland, so that our people may mature for the fulfillment of the mission allotted it by the creator of the universe. Every thought and every idea, every doctrine and all knowledge, must serve this purpose. And everything must be examined from this point of view and used or rejected according to its utility.”
(White supremacists and Nazis also often combine the numbers 14 and 88, the latter of which stands for “H” – the eighth letter of the alphabet and therefore “Heil Hitler.”)
The Alt-Right immediately took to their Twitter to celebrate Ann’s “coming out” – I’m not going to link to any of them, just post screen grabs for you to see below. (via Joe.My.God)
But is what happened REALLY what happened?
The International Business Times is skeptical.
Some of Twitter were quick to point out 14 is a common Neo Nazi phrase. Others pointed out Coulter could be referencing the days until President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, which is actually 15 days days away. But President Barack Obama does have just 14 full days left in office,
What do YOU think?
(I have a feeling Ann knew EXACTLY what she was doing, but can use the Obama excuse to weasel out of any serious repercussions….)