Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Is "Alt Right" the Same as "Fascist"?
I am using the term fascist advisedly, not as a general term of political abuse.
Wikipedia says alt right is "associated with white nationalism, white supremacism, antisemitism, right-wing populism, nativism, and the neoreactionary movement."
Is that not the summary of fascism?
I do not think Donald Trump is a fascist, because I do not think he has many specific ideological convictions. But he certainly has mobilized and encouraged white nationalist nativists in a way they have not had a public voice since the George Wallace campaign.