Earlier this week the Alt-Right got a lot of national press for two reasons: the appointment of Steve Bannon to Trump’s staff and the suspension of the Twitter accounts of several prominent Alt-Right individuals and groups, including Richard Spencer.
Before we panic like schoolgirls, what is the Alt-Right? I wrote a bit about this back in my September 13 blog post Thoughts on Conservative, Libertarian, Patriot, and Alt-Right. In short, the Alt-Right is a loose knit movement of people, especially white males, who reject the actions and stances of the current (supposedly) conservative establishment, including the Republican Party. I believe that Richard Spencer is the one who coined the term Alt-Right, less than a decade ago. The Alt-Right burst onto the national scene earlier this year, with their support for Trump (who implied policies favorable to working class whites).
Perhaps the core feature of the Alt-Right is white identity. The concept that white Americans have the right to exist, and to rule their own country, is the core feature of the Alt-Right. People who reject White Nationalism cannot reasonably term themselves Alt-Right. Likewise, awareness of the JQ is a core part of the Alt-Right. The Alt-Right also opposes the feminist movement. There is no central authority to declare exactly who is and is not Alt-Right, but there are general principles. Most of the Alt-Right seems to have vigorously supported the Trump campaign, even though he obviously was not all that they desired.
I have visited a number of Alt-Rights sites on a regular basis for in the last six months, including The Right Stuff. The political stance of individual Alt-Righters seems to vary from Southern Nationalist to racially conscious conservative to full out National Socialist. White identity is the core around which they all come together.
A queer Roman Catholic with a Greek name and partial Jewish ancestry who writes for the Brietbart website, Milo Yiannopoulos, gave the Alt-Right some publicity this year. The publicity was welcomed, but KosherPapalFagBoy and the Brietbart site were not considered part of the Alt-Right. Some termed them the Alt-Light.
Though I did not waste the time to read the text of her speech, I understand that Hillary Clinton even tried to connect guys like Alex Jones to the Alt-Right! Please.
Recently, President-Elect Donald Trump appointed Steve Bannon as his chief White House strategist. Bannon is being railed against as a white nationalist. Let us look closer.
Steve Bannon, born into a working class family, has a Ph.D. I am unaware of what if any religious beliefs he currently holds, but it appears that he was raised Roman Catholic, and holds a Master’s degree from Georgetown (a Jesuit school). After some time in the Navy and college, Bannon was employed by Goldman-Sachs. Seriously. He is the top man at the Brietbart website. (Brietbart was founded by Andrew Brietbart, who was adopted into and raised by a Jewish family). Further, in a 2014 interview, Steve Bannon openly stated “I’m a Leninist. Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too”. (See the online November 15 Wall Street Journal article Who Is Steve Bannon?) No paragon of moral virtue either, Bannon has been married and divorced three times.
Then on November 18, one Michael Wolff of the website the Hollywood Reporter posted an article entitled Ringside With Steve Bannon at Trump Tower as the President-Elect’s Strategist Plots “An Extremely New Political Movement”. This article quotes Bannon as “I’m not a white nationalist, I’m am a nationalist. I’m an economic nationalist”. Steve Bannon is clearly not a white nationalist, Alt-Right, or even a conservative. Bannon is further quoted as stating that “Darkness is good…Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power”. Whoa. America, we have a problem.
In addition to Bannon, Trump is being advised by his Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Kushner is a rumored to be a very high level power broker on the Trump team.
Last week the popular social media site Twitter suspended the accounts of several prominent Alt-Right figures, including Richard Spencer of Radix Journal. They allegedly did this because of “hate speech” –the present day social equivalent of calling someone a witch in 17th century America. Just what is hate speech, and why does it often appear that only white people can be guilty of it?
I discussed the concept of corporate censorship of free speech in my October 26 blog post Who Owned the Tea? Business corporations and government can work –together or separately- to enslave people. That was sort of the theme of my last post on communism versus capitalism. I have never used Twitter or Facebook, and do not plan to. At present, WordPress is allowing people to exercise free speech, but that may not be forever.
Also last week, outgoing President Barack Obama spoke in Greece. One of the comments he made was the following: “We are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism, or ethnic identity of tribalism…” In short, Obama is simply blasting the traditional definition of nationalism (a country built around a people group with shared genetics and language) in favor of the multicultural proposition nation/civic nationalist fantasy.
The Republicans hold a majority in both houses of Congress. New York Jew Charles Schumer has been chosen as the Senate Minority leader. Nancy Pelosi is currently the House Minority leader, but is being challenged by Keith Ellison, a Negro who is openly Muslim.
Primarily because of my racial views and opposition to Jewish power in America, I suppose that I am on the fringes of the Alt-Right. But unlike much of the Alt-Right, I see Christianity and agrarianism as a precondition to the racial liberation of our people, and the restoration of our country and political liberty.
It is certainly unpopular to state this, but I think that the Alt-Rights has been played by the Trump campaign, the same way the Democrats play the minorities and then toss them some “gibs”. But the Alt-Right has not yet been tossed any gifts, let alone been given any reason to expect any serious systematic reform in favor of the (ever shrinking) white majority.
I have some more things that I would like to cover on this blog. But barring a REALLY major event, like another 9/11, I do not intend to write any more articles on current events. I, and most of my readers, are wasting too much time watching the ship sink when we should be heading toward the life raft. Eight years of Bill Clinton’s left leaning and citizen’s rights trampling presidency brought us the Republican Party (supposedly) “conservative” George W. Bush –and 9/11 and the erection of the national security state. Let us pray that after eight years of Obama’s leftist policies, we do not get a repeat, a (nominally) Republican Party (not even) “conservative” Donald J. Trump -with another “terror” incident and more destruction of our rights on behalf of that holy phrase “national security”. I am afraid that the recent election was nothing more than a squabble among the crew concerning who gets to be the Captain of the Titanic as it sinks.
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