Monday, November 14, 2016

Let's Not Be Under any Illusions. Alt.Right Lives and It Will Have a Voice in Trump's White House.

I've been using the word "AmeriKa" to refer to Trumpland. Now it seems I might be infringing on somebody else's intellectual property rights.

Kinsella found this handbill plastered on what appears to be a light post near his neighbourhood.

I was a bit surprised to see the URL for I was drawn to explore the website. I wasn't totally surprised by what I found but it is troubling. We all need to take a hard look at this contagion now that Trump has appointed Breitbart's Steve Bannon as his political strategist. Take a look.


Kirby Evans said...

I find it interesting that the handbill includes an image of a Roman copy of a Greek sculpture - two ethnic groups (Greeks and Italians), that for so long were the targets of racism from Americans of more northerly European heritage. I think one of the things that makes this contemporary rise of fascism so troubling is that it is so much more obfuscated than the previous rise of fascism where they were so much more straightforward about their racism and their goals. People like Trump and Leitch are embracing an ideology of hate and then pretending to by lily-white and saying that they are just being mischaracterized by the "liberal" media and the elites. I fear that they have this much in common with their counterparts in the 1930s - it will only become clear to many people what they really are when it is far too late.

The Mound of Sound said...

We don't have a lot of time to deal with this, Kirby. If we can't repel this and soon we may be stuck with it as we're overtaken by other great challenges such as climate change.

Anonymous said...

Michael Moore called this election as it was.
He said Trump would win because he concentrated on the rust belt.
He also said that Trump would not make it to four years.
Let's hope he is correct.
Let's hope the Democrats can come up with something substantially better than Clinton.


John B. said...

The goose-steppers may be attempting to use the sculpture as a symbol of the old Western Empire/Holy Roman Empire/Western Christendom theme.

Northern PoV said...

Hey ... an off-topic told-you-so

from "a reader" ;-)