A lot of CHRISTIAN American's have silently believed what I wrote in the title, but now they feel free to voice it: Cruel, stupid Americans. Even White Supremacists are now rebranding themselves: as "Alt Right." Richard Spencer in this video is the one who coined the phrase. He said "Hail Trump" at a rally where the Nazi salute was made. The Alt Right movement even have their own news. The Unz Review.
But the alt-right movement is not monolithic, despite a well-publicized gathering last month in Washington, D.C., one that might have been mistaken for just another corporate conference were it not for the white-nationalist sentiments and the Nazi salutes. The factions within its ranks can differ on any number of subjects: white supremacy versus white nationalism, for example, or the vexing “JQ”: the Jewish Question.
Andrew Anglin, the founder of the neo-Nazi, alt-right website The Daily Stormer, described the current moment in a recent essay as “a reboot of the White Nationalist movement,” one infused with youthful energy. The foot soldiers of the movement are not old white supremacists marching under a new banner, Anglin said, but a mostly younger age generation drawn from various online cultures, including conspiracy theorists and that misogynistic stratum of the internet known as the “manosphere.”
Then came Trump, whose gambit as a presidential candidate included his promise to build a wall to keep out Mexican immigrants, whom he called rapists and criminals. The movement raised its collective head to listen.
“I’d been waiting to hear those words from a mainstream political candidate all my life,” said Gerald Martin, a retired public-school teacher from Dallas who grew up in a family that opposed desegregation.
So in November, as the country’s presidential campaign became ever more jagged, the National Socialist Movement, a leading neo-Nazi group, did away with its swastika. In its stead, the group chose a symbol from a pre-Roman alphabet that was also adopted by the Nazis.