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Donald Trump’s Alt-Wrong

MEET STEVE BANNON, Chairman of Breitbart Media, Trump Campaign Chairman and soon to be hist “Chief Strategist” at the White House.  Bannon brags that as chairman of Breitbart, he made it a platform for the Alt-Right.

In An Establishment Conservative’s Guide To The Alt-Right, Breitbart explains how white identity is at the heart of the Alt-Right movement:

The alt-right’s intellectuals would also argue that culture is inseparable from race. The alt-right believe that some degree of separation between peoples is necessary for a culture to be preserved. A Mosque next to an English street full of houses bearing the flag of St. George, according to alt-righters, is neither an English street nor a Muslim street — separation is necessary for distinctiveness.

10192016-weisman-tweet-optimalThe Alt-Right believe that the media is control by Jews and that it serves “global special interests” (i.e., Jewish interests).  During the campaign, Trump even parroted this phrase a few times.

The Alt-Right targeted Jewish journalists for harassment as evident in the sample tweet below.  This harassment was detailed in a report by the Anti-Defamation League.

They also have invoked a Nazi term, Lügenpresse!, which means “lying press” to describe the mainstream media.

MEET RICHARD SPENCER, publisher of AlternativeRight.com whom Breitbart labeled as  the “a center of alt-right thought.”  He also heads the National Policy Institute, which describes itself as

an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of  people of European descent in the United States, and around the world.

The NPI views the immigration battle as a “proxy war – and maybe a last stand – for White America.”   (See Southern Poverty Law Center’s report on the Alt-Right)

On Saturday, Spencer gave a chilling speech at the NPI’s annual conference in Washington to 200-plus attendees yelling “Hail Trump” to the Nazi salute.

From the New York Times report:

Mr. Spencer’s after-dinner speech began with a polemic against the “mainstream media,” before he briefly paused. “Perhaps we should refer to them in the original German?” he said.

The audience immediately screamed back, “Lügenpresse,” reviving a Nazi-era word that means “lying press.”

Mr. Spencer suggested that the news media had been critical of Mr. Trump throughout the campaign in order to protect Jewish interests. He mused about the political commentators who gave Mr. Trump little chance of winning.

“One wonders if these people are people at all, or instead soulless golem,” he said, referring to a Jewish fable about the golem, a clay giant that a rabbi brings to life to protect the Jews.

This is extremely chilling.  If journalist or Jews are not even people, they need not be treated like people, which can justify any number of atrocities.

Spencer concluded his speech with a string of white supremacist statements including:

  • that America was a “white country designed for ourselves and our posterity;” and
  • “We don’t exploit other groups, we don’t gain anything from their presence. They need us, and not the other way around.”
This is Donald Trump’s America.  Be very afraid.
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