Who is the Atl.right and why you should care?
Before I explain who the alt. right is, let me save our email server a great deal of work and my personal twitter account by telling you who they aren’t. They aren’t the conservative wing of the Republican Party that opposes the establishment part of the GOP, they are not the Tea Party, and they do not make up a sizable part of those people who support the nominee Donald Trump.
They are a small but growing extremist group that often chooses not to pledge allegiance to any party, they normally are Independent. But this political season they seem to have registered in record numbers, for them, as Republicans and they support Trump.
Throughout this article you will see and hear about the alt.right in their own word’s and also quotes from their favorite news website Breitbart. I also want to introduce readers to the true leader of the alt.Right Richard Spencer, please take the time to listen to his videos in this story and follow his Twitter account
Spencer, is bright, articulate and most of all someone not to be either overlooked, or underestimated. Here are the Twitter accounts of @ @ both are worth following to get a complete idea of the movement.
Before we get to Spencer, here is some background on the alt.right.
The alt-right rejects American democracy as did the American communists of the 1930s and the New Left of the 1960s. The main challenge to our way of life today now comes not from the radical left, but the Alt-Right.
According to an Associated Press report that came from a Los Angeles Times story written by Richard Main, he states that starting in the 1960s, anti-Semites, overt racists, and John Birch Society adherents were cast out of the political mainstream. For the record John Birch Society strongly denies any racism or lack of inclusion.
That is a point for discussion at another time but for the moment we will take the JBS at their word. Other racist groups have laid low for a while, but they didn’t just disappear. Now their ideological descendants are trying to establish a place in the Republican Party (as well as the country).
The alt-right supports the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants and protectionist trade policies. It opposes feminism, diversity, gay rights, globalism, gun control and civil rights.
Alt-right leaders, unlike Neo-Nazis or KKK supporters, are intellectually and rhetorically sophisticated. Jared Taylor, editor of the American Renaissance website, holds degrees from Yale and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. On his site, Taylor published “An Open Letter to Cuckservatives” — the alt-right’s insulting term for moderate conservatives — laying out his beliefs.
In the letter, Taylor denies the notion that “the things you love about America…are rooted in certain principles.” Rather, “they are rooted in certain people.” That is, white people: “Germans, Swedes, Irishmen, and Hungarians could come and contribute to the America you love,” Taylor says. “Do you really believe that a future Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean-Asiatic America will be anything like the America your ancestors built?” White nationalism is more important than inalienable rights because “Even when they violate your principles, white people build good societies. Even when they abide by your principles, non-whites usually don’t.”
Spencer, founder of the National Policy Institute, went to the Universities of Chicago and Virginia, is the true champion of the alt. Right. In an interview last July with the New York Times he said: “America as it is currently constituted — and I don’t just mean the government; I mean America as constituted spiritually and ideologically — is the fundamental problem…I don’t support and agree with much of anything America is doing in the world.” He despises “cuckservatives” because “we’ve recognized the bankruptcy of this ideology, based on ‘free markets,’ ‘values,’ and ‘American exceptionalism.’
Last week when he was on vacation in Japan, it was at then that he found out that Hillary Clinton was planning to give a speech about Donald Trump’s ties to the alt right, and he told Salon Magazine, he was thrilled. “It’s hugely significant,” Spencer said. “When a presidential candidate—and indeed the presidential candidate who is leading in most polls—talks about your movement directly, I think you can safely say that you’ve made it.”
Some may recall Spencer who was front and center at the Republican National Convention where he carried a sign saying, “Wanna Talk to a ‘Racist’?”
Meanwhile, Clinton’s speech came a little more than a week after the Trump campaign announced the hiring of Stephen Bannon, the controversial executive chairman of Breitbart News LLC.
A former staffer has accused Bannon of running meetings at Breitbart like white supremacist rallies. Ben Shapiro, formerly of Breitbart News, has gone so far as to claim that under Bannon’s leadership:
“Breitbart has become the alt-right go-to website, with Milo Yiannopoulos [Breitbart’s CTO], pushing white ethno-nationalism as a legitimate response to political correctness, and the comment section turning into a cesspool for white supremacist mememakers.”
Back to Spencer, the father of the new alt-right, responding to Clinton’s remarks, issued a press release claiming that connecting the alt-right to Trump and Bannon is “guilt-by-association” and that they are simply peaceful advocates for European-Americans.
“The truth is, the ones with a ‘dark’ and ‘dystopian’ vision are those people [groups that support an anti-white agenda] – many of whom actively support Clinton – who are setting our streets aflame and stoking violence throughout our country,” wrote Spencer.
He went on to ask for an apology.
Shapiro’s mention of Yiannopoulos is significant. In March of this year, Yiannopoulos penned a piece for Breitbart titled “An Establishment Conservatives Guide to the Alt-Right” with Allum Bokhari, his fellow Breitbart Tech editor. The primer, which has elicited outrage from both the Alt-Right and its critics, has been dismissed as patently wrong in its claims that the racist ideology is “born out of youthful, subversive, underground edges of the internet” who “understand who the authoritarians are and why and how to poke fun at them.”
Yiannopoulos’s attempts to clear up his comments on the most extreme elements of the Alt-Right were noticed by both the left and the Alt-Right. A Washington Post profile of the Alt-Right stated “The goal is often offensiveness for the sake of offensiveness in the way that many young white men embrace.” Andrew Anglin of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer responded plainly in a post, “No it isn’t. The goal is to ethnically cleanse White nations of non-Whites and establish an authoritarian government. Many people also believe that the Jews should be exterminated.”
All that being said if you want to know what is happening with the alt.right follow the work of Spencer, he is the man who has gained the strongest following. He also is the most credible spokesman.
Also, please take the time to watch the videos in this stories, to get a better idea of who the alt.right are in their own words not mine.