Friday, July 19th, 2019

Alt-Right? who? Never heard of them


I sometimes think Trumpism is a mental disease:

Look, it’s one thing to support Trump, and even those of us who were “Never Trump” hope for the best. But people calling themselves conservatives can’t ignore the evidence in front of their faces about the Alt-Right, especially when a racist is posting right in the comments.
The “Pepe the Frog” image has become an unfortunate image of the Alt-Right that Powers says doesn’t exist, and the commenter Daniel Martin has a pretty scary Facebook page complaining about a “#waronwhites,” an assortment of conspiracy theories and a small obsession with Marie Le Pen. One of his posts:

But remember, racists with the Alt-Right don’t really exist. Except that the Alt-Right has a connection right through to the White House through Steve Bannon, the former publisher of Breitbart that gave them a popular conservative platform.

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