History YMMV / TheTurnerDiaries

25th Mar '18 9:45:44 AM AugustoTheCaravanner
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* HarsherInHindsight: Barring every attempt to make this book a SelfFulfillingProphecy, the climax of the book involves the protagonist flying a plane into the Pentagon. Making it worse, the book's author responded to the 9/11 attacks by ''writing in favor of al-Qaeda''. He did reject any notion that white supremacists should form an alliance with Arab terrorists, [[WeAREStrugglingTogether though only on the grounds that his racism overrode his desire for terrorism against Jews]]. This book also inspired Timothy [=McVeigh=] to orchestrate the Oklahoma City bombing, and few members of law enforcement were surprised; one FBI agent said that when he heard of the attack, he was reminded of the book "within the hour".

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* HarsherInHindsight: Barring every attempt to make this book a SelfFulfillingProphecy, the climax of the book involves the protagonist flying a plane into the Pentagon. Making it worse, the The book's author responded to the 9/11 attacks by ''writing in favor of al-Qaeda''. He did reject any notion that white supremacists should form an alliance with Arab terrorists, [[WeAREStrugglingTogether though only on the grounds that his racism overrode his desire for terrorism against Jews]]. This book also inspired Timothy [=McVeigh=] to orchestrate the Oklahoma City bombing, and few members of law enforcement were surprised; one FBI agent said that when he heard of the attack, he was reminded of the book "within the hour".
13th Mar '18 11:16:35 PM rjd1922
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Considering the book's key premise is that "all non whites are inferior untermenschen who [[Series/DoctorWho WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!! EXTERMINATE!!! EXTERMINATE!!!]]", and that all whites who take issue with this are just as subhuman in their "race treason" (and thus slated for extermination the same time as the Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, etc), this book has hardly been a fondly appreciated literary classic. Most bafflingly, the book also [[PretenderDiss targets almost all white supremacists (i.e., its target audience) as being gutless cowards and drunks]] who will be swept away along with the untermenschen by the new "master race" which entirely consists of omnicidal Nazi psychopaths. TruthInTelevision: Nazis and neo-Nazis alike had little respect for the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, as ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' makes clear. Also since Neo-Nazism tends to attract fringe people, a lot of white supremacist ranks aren't filled with the brightest or most fit people. Especially fitting since UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler himself didn't live up to his ideals of Aryan Purity.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Considering the book's key premise is that "all non whites non-whites are inferior untermenschen who [[Series/DoctorWho WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!! EXTERMINATE!!! EXTERMINATE!!!]]", and that all whites who take issue with this are just as subhuman in their "race treason" (and thus slated for extermination the same time as the Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, etc), this book has hardly been a fondly appreciated literary classic. Most bafflingly, the book also [[PretenderDiss targets almost all white supremacists (i.e., its target audience) as being gutless cowards and drunks]] who will be swept away along with the untermenschen by the new "master race" which entirely consists of omnicidal Nazi psychopaths. TruthInTelevision: Nazis and neo-Nazis alike had little respect for the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, as ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' makes clear. Also since Neo-Nazism tends to attract fringe people, a lot of white supremacist ranks aren't filled with the brightest or most fit people. Especially fitting since UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler himself didn't live up to his ideals of Aryan Purity.



* DesignatedHero: Even with literally every single racist stereotype Neo Nazis have about blacks, jews, liberals, gays, feminists, non-Nazi white people, etc, in full effect and taken UpToEleven, the "villains" still seem far less evil and monstrous than the "heroes" due in no small part to the lack of omnicidal extermination campaigns.
* EsotericHappyEnding: [[spoiler:All Jews and Non-Whites have been annihilated... in a lengthy campaign involving nuclear and chemical warfare, which has reduced Earth to a tenth its population and will most likely yield a severe fallout. But hey, at least this means the monstrous protagonists will die horrifically in said fallout.]]

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* DesignatedHero: Even with literally every single racist stereotype Neo Nazis Neo-Nazis have about blacks, jews, Blacks, Jews, liberals, gays, feminists, non-Nazi white people, etc, in full effect and taken UpToEleven, the "villains" still seem far less evil and monstrous than the "heroes" due in no small part to the lack of omnicidal extermination campaigns.
* EsotericHappyEnding: [[spoiler:All Jews and Non-Whites non-Whites have been annihilated... in a lengthy campaign involving nuclear and chemical warfare, which has reduced Earth to a tenth its population and will most likely yield a severe fallout. But hey, at least this means the monstrous protagonists will die horrifically in said fallout.]]



* MoralEventHorizon: Earl Turner crossed it after [[spoiler: the bombing of the FBI headquarters in Washington DC.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: Earl Turner crossed it after [[spoiler: the bombing of the FBI headquarters in Washington DC.Washington, D.C.]]



* NightmareFuel: [[ThePurge The Day of the Rope...]]. [[spoiler: to cut a long story short, the "heroic white freedom fighters" conquer UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and proceed to massacre all white women who have ever slept with a non white, or even merely been friends with them, and any white man who did the same, as well as any whites who opposed them.]]

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* NightmareFuel: [[ThePurge The Day of the Rope...]]. [[spoiler: to cut a long story short, the "heroic white freedom fighters" conquer UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and proceed to massacre all white women who have ever slept with a non white, non-white, or even merely been friends with them, and any white man who did the same, as well as any whites who opposed them.]]
10th Sep '17 11:34:58 PM DevinMeenan
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Non-whites must be destroyed, along with any whites who don't support their extermination.
16th Jul '17 12:47:48 PM MarkLungo
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** The plot kicks off with the US population, ''including the Supreme Court,'' accepting the outlawing of privately-owned guns, second amendment be damned. In fact, lets cut to the chase and say that ''everyone'' who isn't racist is a moron nigh-on by default.

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** The plot kicks off with the US population, ''including the Supreme Court,'' accepting the outlawing of privately-owned guns, second amendment be damned. In fact, lets let's cut to the chase and say that ''everyone'' who isn't racist is a moron nigh-on by default.
16th Jul '17 12:45:52 PM MarkLungo
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: There is practically nobody worth rooting for in this book. Turner and his cohorts are {{Villain Protagonist}}s and everyone else seems to be a racial stereotype.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: There is practically nobody worth rooting for in this book. Turner and his cohorts are {{Villain Protagonist}}s (albeit [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic not intended as such]] by the author) and everyone else seems to be a racial stereotype.
16th Jul '17 12:43:59 PM MarkLungo
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Considering the book's key premise is that "all non whites are inferior untermenschen who [[Series/DoctorWho WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!! EXTERMINATE!!! EXTERMINATE!!!]]", and that all whites who take issue with this are just as subhuman in their "race treason" (and thus slated for extermination the same time as the Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, etc), this book has hardly been a fondly appreciated literary classic. Most bafflingly, the book also [[PretenderDiss targets almost all white supremacists (i.e., its target audience) as being gutless cowards and drunks]] who will be swept away along with the untermenschen by the new "master race" which entirely consists of omnicidal Nazi psychopaths. TruthInTelevision: Nazis and neo-Nazis alike had little respect for the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, as ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' makes clear. Also since Neo-Nazism tends to attract fringe people, a lot of white supremacist ranks aren't filled with the brightest or most fit people. Especially fitting since Hitler himself didn't live up to his ideals of Aryan Purity.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Considering the book's key premise is that "all non whites are inferior untermenschen who [[Series/DoctorWho WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!! EXTERMINATE!!! EXTERMINATE!!!]]", and that all whites who take issue with this are just as subhuman in their "race treason" (and thus slated for extermination the same time as the Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, etc), this book has hardly been a fondly appreciated literary classic. Most bafflingly, the book also [[PretenderDiss targets almost all white supremacists (i.e., its target audience) as being gutless cowards and drunks]] who will be swept away along with the untermenschen by the new "master race" which entirely consists of omnicidal Nazi psychopaths. TruthInTelevision: Nazis and neo-Nazis alike had little respect for the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, as ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' makes clear. Also since Neo-Nazism tends to attract fringe people, a lot of white supremacist ranks aren't filled with the brightest or most fit people. Especially fitting since Hitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler himself didn't live up to his ideals of Aryan Purity.
16th Jul '17 12:42:42 PM MarkLungo
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Considering the book's key premise is that "all non whites are inferior untermenschen who [[Series/DoctorWho WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!! EXTERMINATE!!! EXTERMINATE!!!]]", and that all whites who take issue with this are just as subhuman in their "race treason" (and thus slated for extermination the same time as the Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, etc), this book has hardly been a fondly appreciated literary classic. Most bafflingly, the book also [[PretenderDiss targets almost all white supremacists (i.e., its target audience) as being gutless cowards and drunks]] who will be swept away along with the untermenschen by the new "master race" which entirely consists of omnicidal Nazi psychopaths. TruthInTelevision: Nazis and neo-Nazis alike had little respect for the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, as ''AmericanHistoryX'' makes clear. Also since Neo-Nazism tends to attract fringe people, a lot of white supremacist ranks aren't filled with the brightest or most fit people. Especially fitting since Hitler himself didn't live up to his ideals of Aryan Purity.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Considering the book's key premise is that "all non whites are inferior untermenschen who [[Series/DoctorWho WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!! EXTERMINATE!!! EXTERMINATE!!!]]", and that all whites who take issue with this are just as subhuman in their "race treason" (and thus slated for extermination the same time as the Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, etc), this book has hardly been a fondly appreciated literary classic. Most bafflingly, the book also [[PretenderDiss targets almost all white supremacists (i.e., its target audience) as being gutless cowards and drunks]] who will be swept away along with the untermenschen by the new "master race" which entirely consists of omnicidal Nazi psychopaths. TruthInTelevision: Nazis and neo-Nazis alike had little respect for the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, as ''AmericanHistoryX'' ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' makes clear. Also since Neo-Nazism tends to attract fringe people, a lot of white supremacist ranks aren't filled with the brightest or most fit people. Especially fitting since Hitler himself didn't live up to his ideals of Aryan Purity.
16th Jul '17 12:40:38 PM MarkLungo
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Considering the book's key premise is that "all non whites are inferior untermenschen who [[Series/DoctorWho WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!! EXTERMINATE!!! EXTERMINATE!!!]]", and that all whites who take issue with this are just as subhuman in their "race treason" (and thus slated for extermination the same time as the Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, etc), this book has hardly been a fondly appreciated literary classic. Most bafflingly, the book also [[PretenderDiss targets almost all white supremacists (i.e., its target audience) as being gutless cowards and drunks]] who will be swept away along with the untermenschen by the new "master race" which entirely consists of omnicidal Nazi psychopaths. TruthInTelevision: Nazis and neo-Nazis alike had little respect for the Ku Klux Klan, as ''AmericanHistoryX'' makes clear. Also since Neo-Nazism tends to attract fringe people, a lot of white supremacist ranks aren't filled with the brightest or most fit people. Especially fitting since Hitler himself didn't live up to his ideals of Aryan Purity.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Considering the book's key premise is that "all non whites are inferior untermenschen who [[Series/DoctorWho WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!! EXTERMINATE!!! EXTERMINATE!!!]]", and that all whites who take issue with this are just as subhuman in their "race treason" (and thus slated for extermination the same time as the Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, etc), this book has hardly been a fondly appreciated literary classic. Most bafflingly, the book also [[PretenderDiss targets almost all white supremacists (i.e., its target audience) as being gutless cowards and drunks]] who will be swept away along with the untermenschen by the new "master race" which entirely consists of omnicidal Nazi psychopaths. TruthInTelevision: Nazis and neo-Nazis alike had little respect for the Ku Klux Klan, UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, as ''AmericanHistoryX'' makes clear. Also since Neo-Nazism tends to attract fringe people, a lot of white supremacist ranks aren't filled with the brightest or most fit people. Especially fitting since Hitler himself didn't live up to his ideals of Aryan Purity.



20th May '17 4:02:45 PM ThePest179
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: THE ENTIRE BOOK. It's so stupid and impossible that it can stop being disturbing for readers and just a source of humor. Whether or not it's disturbing that Neo-Nazis actually believe talking points in the book is another matter.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesopFamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Non-whites must be destroyed, along with any whites who don't support their extermination.


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* {{Narm}}: THE ENTIRE BOOK. It's so stupid and impossible that it can stop being disturbing for readers and just a source of humor. Whether or not it's disturbing that Neo-Nazis actually believe talking points in the book is another matter.
24th Mar '17 2:08:07 PM MagBas
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* CanonSue: All the white people.
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