Another white nationalist has come out in favor of Donald Trump — this one is the same guy who declared MLK a “degenerate” and who heads the racist and bigoted National Policy Institute — Richard Spencer.
Spencer signaled his support for Agent Orange while headlining a white supremacist and alt-right (but I repeat myself) gathering, telling the crowd that:
There’s something about him, there’s something high energy, that is infectious, that you look at that and you think: this is what a leader looks like, this is what we want. Even in all his vulgarity and I would never deny him, this is what we want in a leader.
I agree with Spencer in part: despite all of our attempts otherwise, stupid, unfortunately, is often highly infectious.
To give you an idea of the class of person we’re dealing with here — don’t even try to look up and find the bottom of the barrel, because you won’t see it — Spencer calls himself an “academic racist” and once penned an op-ed calling Martin Luther King, Jr., “a fraud and degenerate in his life, [who] has become the symbol and cynosure of White Dispossession and the deconstruction of Occidental civilization. We must overcome!”
I’m white. The only dispossession I feel is economic-related, and that puts me in the same boat as many African-Americans against a largely white upper class who would desperately want me to believe I’m different because I burn in 10 seconds or less at the beach. I have more in common with African-Americans than I do with pale-skinned clowns like this guy, and I wish more white people would realize that.
If that white upper class is the apex of “Occidental civilization” — a phrase that means jack-all, like “freedom” or “common sense” — history won’t miss it and neither will I.
In the same op-ed, he also revealed he’s anti-immigration, calling immigration “a proxy war — and maybe a last stand — for White Americans.”
It’s bullshit we’ve heard before. The Irish, Polish, Greeks, and Italians were a threat too — until they became white after World War II. I suspect the same thing is going to happen to Mexicans and other people from Latin America.
What’s really going away is the illusions of a uniform culture. And frankly, I don’t miss it. From a biological perspective, uniformity is a bad thing: all it takes is one virus to wipe out an entire population. That’s why life diversifies.
At any rate, you won’t be surprised to know Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric is what gives this guy hope. He told the gathering that:
The fact that Trump, from day one, defined his campaign in terms of immigration I think that was key, and extremely important. I don’t think our support of Trump is really about policy at the end of the day. I think it actually, you could say its about style over substance, because, policy, what does that really matter?
It’s about policy insomuch as racist xenophobia backed up by pointless nationalistic bickering that’s over a century old and long overstayed its welcome is policy, at any rate.
“We have not been made by Trump,” Spencer said. “But we want to make Trump and we want to imagine him in our image.”
Imagine him all you want. Hopefully, America has the good sense to reject you and your imagination in November.
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