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Getting off the Trump Train

I only became aware of the Alt-Right movement less than a year ago.  I was very skeptical at first, mostly because of the name. I have never identified myself as someone on the right (although that is slowly changing) and the ‘alt’, as in ‘alternative’ seemed a weird juxtaposition with ‘right.’ Nevertheless, I listened to a wide variety of speakers who claimed to be either directly or tangentially related to the movement and a lot of what I heard made sense to me. The majority of the speakers I listened to were interviewed on ‘Red Ice Creations.’ These interviewees included people like Jason Reza Jorjani and Richard Spencer.

I quickly noticed that the people who were opposed to the alt-right were more or less the same demographic who were opposed to Donald Trump and supported Hillary Clinton. These people used the same epithets that they used against Trump to criticize the alt-right. In other words, they called the alt-right ‘fascists.’ When they weren’t using the ‘f’ word, they called them ‘racists’,  ‘nationalists’ , ‘white supremacists’, and yes, ‘Nazis.’

I find all this name-calling and fearmongering to be somewhat humorous. It shows just how extreme the influence of cultural marxism, political correctness, and multiculturalism is in our culture when white-skinned people are not even allowed to express any pride in their culture, let alone solidarity.

However, this short paper is not meant to be an explanation of the alt-right nor a treatise detailing my reasons for supporting it. Rather, I wish to simply point out how easily otherwise intelligent people can be suckered into playing the political (democracy)  game. I’m referring specifically to the alt-right’s support of Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, and other political figures who purport to ‘speak for us.’

As soon as Trump ordered the recent Tomahawk missile attack on Syria, one could almost hear a collective ‘whoosh’ as though the alt-right had been punched in the gut by ‘our’ man in the White House. Within 24 hours of the attack, dozens of people appeared on various YouTube channels who were self-proclaimed alt-righters condemning the attack and Trump. A common refrain heard was ‘Trump betrayed us.’ Another one was, ‘I’m officially off the Trump Train.’

Just as the Left felt betrayed by Obama in 2009, the alt-right is now feeling that same sting. But why had they placed any faith in this clown in the first place? Of course Trump told them everything they wanted to hear during the campaign. That’s what politicians do- tell the people what they want to hear. Sadly, the alt-right’s support of Trump shows an inexcusable naivete. The people supporting the alt-right were naive about Trump and, more generally, naive about electoral politics and ‘democracy.’ It wasn’t a matter of ‘if’ Trump was going to betray us, it was only a matter of ‘when.’ In that context, it’s something of a blessing that this betrayal came so quickly into his term. Now that Trump has ripped off his mask to show the world the ugly visage underneath, we can get on with our lives, and with business. Did anybody on the alt-right seriously think that Trump wasn’t going to support Israel and do its bidding? He’s surrounded himself with Jews and Zionists for goodness sake.

If the alt-right hopes to gain any real traction as a movement, it’s going to need to do it from the grassroots level. Forget about Trump, Le Pen and any other ‘leader’ who is playing the democracy game.