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Trump Has Kept the Alt-Right Alive
12-04-2017, 09:13 AM
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Trump Has Kept the Alt-Right Alive
https://www.alternet.org/right-wing/trum...ight-alive

From the article:
Quote:Donald Trump’s fiercest supporters have been deemed the “alt-right," a new term for a group of white nationalists, anti-feminists and general far-right deplorables that has risen up in recent years — in many eyes, seemingly out of nowhere.

In his new book, “Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump," David Neiwert dispels this “out of nowhere” myth, tracing the evolution of what we now call the alt-right to its roots in the '90s-era militia movement and the conspiracy theorists and cranks who have been steadily building their following for decades.

Neiwert told me in an interview for Salon who these alt-righters are, and why Trump has been what they call an “emperor god” for them. “The alt-right really is a mix of old and new,” Neiwert explained. “It’s got all the elements of white nationalism and white supremacism and that sort of thing in it, as well as nativism and Ku Klux Klan neo-confederacy.”

“The only real difference is that, unlike the old far right, this new far right is geared toward recruiting young people,” he continued. “They’re trying to recruit young white men between ages 16 and 30, really. That’s their target audience.”


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This is not late-breaking news about the alt-right and its previous iterations, which have never gone away. They were greatly re-activated with the election of PBO, add the Teabaggers and energized furvor of the political right to "take back their country" and "make America great again". They really meant to "take back their to before 1954" and "make America white again".

The political left and the good inclusive people have to remember and relearn and learn the complete history so that there's not such a shock when their fellow white people do stupid shit when they're butt-hurt and pissed off when a non-white guy is elected President, or takes a knee in protest of police brutality, or anything that takes the sole focus off of whiteness. It's the entitlement granted by the white-normative racist social caste system that says that white guys can do and have everything. Entitlement is too often mistaken for merit, and that's a BIG problem. Not to forget, that's alright with too many people. Trump had no prior qualifications to become President. He is the first President with no prior military or public service experience. Clinton, regardless of one's personal feelings, was likely the most qualified candidate in campaign history.

Trump is a born-rich racist loudmouth that has been planning a possible run for President for years. He took the easiest and nastiest campaign path, appealing to the white-power racists and white racial resentment, but worse than the GOP southern strategy. Don't think so? If his economic plan was so great for everyone, why didn't he get sizable shares of minority votes? Let your local Trump-voting deplorable acquaintance try to explain that away. Rolleyes

Conservatism (n.), the irrational fear that somewhere someone you think is inferior is being treated as your equal.
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12-04-2017, 12:43 PM
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RE: Trump Has Kept the Alt-Right Alive
Deplorables are one mined Ally Oops let out of the cage by a loud mouthed throwback. I don't lose sleep over who they are and what they believe. Suffice it to say they're going to get screwed like the rest of us...but they won't know who to blame

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