‘This American Life’ ran a report on the Proud Boys, a self-described ‘fraternal organization” that promotes ‘alt-light’ political ideas centered on an odd combination of post-sexual-revolution mores.
Many in both political camps apparently agree that because Western civilization developed largely among light-skinned Anglo-Europeans, Western identity is reducible to whiteness.
Today during a live CBS News radio segment, radio anchor Gary Nunn labeled Fox News an ‘alt-right’ website and said Russian propagandists are using its work to benefit President Trump.
At every level, the beliefs and goals of the white supremacist, alt-right, Nazi movement directly oppose conservatism.
Their claims to Western culture—an essentially multi-racial, multi-ethnic legacy—are fake. The alt-right is attacking, not protecting, this culture.
A new poll shows most Americans, including a plurality of African-Americans, oppose efforts to tear down statues honoring Confederate soldiers.
Not making a Facebook post is not the same as driving a car into a crowd of people, or as supporting it.
We’re done with the ‘take what we can get’ phase of Donald Trump’s administration. It’s time for the ‘he’s a disaster and needs to go’ phase.
Seattle sent the message that law enforcement will take pretty reasonable measures to ensure that tense situations don’t explode into violent situations. Durham didn’t.
We can’t—and shouldn’t—wipe out the most sordid facets of our national past. They must serve as a haunting reminder of where we’ve been, and won’t return.
We must move beyond gated communities of thought and ‘us vs. them’ dichotomies, and instead pursue peace and reconciliation.
Allowing corrosive political discourse to infect our lives any more than it has would be a tragedy.
‘There is a problem on all sides and people need to come together to denounce all of those things and not tar all of the Democratic Party as being part of the leftists violence and not tar the entire Republican Party as part of the rightist violence.’
‘When you say ‘Make America Great Again’ . . . we hear white nationalism.’
The old bigots are swiftly aging out of influence, while the already meager influence of the new racists, out of all proportion to the attention they have attracted, is continuing to wane.
Identity politics of any stripe is not conservatism. Both fascists and communists oppose the core principles of the political right.
The ominous warning of Charlottesville’s riots is that we are letting politics descend into a brutal, unprincipled brawl between two illiberal caricatures.
Someone drove a car into a crowd of protestors on Saturday rallying against a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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