Alt-Right My Ass—These People Are Nazis!
November 28, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
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If Donald Trump is allowed to take office, an outright neo-Nazi will direct a lot of what happens in the White House. That’s right. Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s campaign manager and now his chief strategist and senior counselor, is a neo-Nazi. Bannon is the owner and hands-on force behind the website Breitbart News Network. Three months ago, Bannon bragged he had turned Breitbart into “the platform of the alt-right movement.”
What is the “alt-right”? Richard Spencer, a leader of the alt-right movement, openly told you and the world what they are all about on Saturday, November 19, at their conference in Washington, DC.
Genocidal Neo-Nazism—Straight Up
Spencer was basking in Trump’s victory. He gloated. And he spewed out racist, anti-Semitic, misogynist, Nazi shit—sometimes in the original German.
“To be white is to be a striver, a crusader, an explorer and a conqueror,” he declared. “We build. We produce. We go upward … We don’t exploit other groups. We—we don’t gain anything from their presence. They need us, and not the other way around … America was, until this past generation, a white country, designed for ourselves and our posterity. It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us.”
Spencer attacked the “mainstream media,” then paused and said, “Perhaps we should refer to them in the original German?” The audience immediately screamed back, “Lügenpresse,” reviving a Nazi-era word that means “lying press.” He wondered aloud if Jews “are people at all.”
The crowd chanted “Heil Trump! Heil our people! Heil victory!”
Spencer told Mother Jones magazine that his goal was explicitly an all white United States. (“Meet the White Nationalist Trying to Ride the Trump Train to Lasting Power”) He called it “‘a renewed Roman Empire,’ a dictatorship where only white people could be citizens. ‘You cannot view another white person as your enemy,’ he remarked. His goal is a white ethnostate.” (Also see sidebar on this page: “Sick, Moronic, and Disgusting Racist Shit from Bannon’s Neo-Nazi Boy Spencer.”)
This isn’t “conservatism.” This isn’t just racism or “white nationalism.” This is genocidal fascism. Its logic and actual program is the imposition of an open dictatorship which relies on terror and violence. A fascist dictatorship aiming to violently enforce vicious subjugation, oppression, and if necessary genocide of Black people, Latinos, women, immigrants, Jews, thinking people, and many more.
Bannon Brought the Alt-Right to Prominence
Bannon now mumbles he’s not a racist, a white nationalist, or part of the alt-right. This isn’t just a lie, it’s a Nazi-Trump big lie.
When Bannon was running the Breitbart website, Richard Spencer was promoted on the site. He was called one of the leading intellectuals of the alt-right movement. Breitbart reported, “In 2010, Spencer founded AlternativeRight.com, which would become a center of alt-right thought.” An expert on the neo-Nazi movement states that Bannon facilitated “the entry of alt-right into more of the mainstream through Breitbart News.”
Trumpf—Trafficker in Nazi Themes
Is all this unbeknown to Donald Trump? No! This is precisely why Bannon is his chief strategist and counselor. Trump’s whole campaign has been fascistic. And Trump has trafficked in Nazi “dog whistle”—should we say “Nazi whistle”—politics and themes. (“Dog whistle” means conveying racist or other reactionary messages in coded language understood by the intended audience, but not in explicit, undeniable language.)
One example. Trump’s final campaign ad had his voice in the background saying there were global powers and interests who “work for people who don’t care about you.” Then four faces flashed across the screen—Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Janet Yellen, and Lloyd Blankfein. Yellen heads the Federal Reserve Bank. Soros is a global finance capitalist. Blankfein is head of the investment bank Goldman Sachs. All (but Clinton) are Jewish people. This is classic Nazi anti-Semitism, straight out of the Hitler-Goebbels playbook.
No wonder Richard Spencer says of the Nazi alt-right, “I do think we have a psychic connection, or you can say a deeper connection, with Donald Trump in a way that we simply do not have with most Republicans.”
Trump Must Be Stopped!
Trump recently met with New York Times editors and reporters and said a few mild words distancing himself from the alt-right. But this does nothing! Trump defended Bannon as a “decent” guy, and Trump is still planning to install Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counselor in the White House.
What does that TELL you? How FAR does this have to go before you call this out for what it is—and ACT accordingly?
Trump must be stopped through massive political resistance in many forms from taking office and consolidating his neo-Nazi regime. Anything less will result in staggering, genocidal horrors.
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