Wednesday, 31 August 2016

National Review: Time to John Birch the Alt-Right

National Review: Time to John Birch the Alt-Right

by Jonah Goldberg

"There is a diversity of views among the self-described alt-right. But the one unifying sentiment is racism — or what they like to call “racialism” or “race realism.” In the words of one alt-right leader, Jared Taylor, “the races are not equal and equivalent.” On Monday, Taylor asserted on NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show” that racialism — not religion, economics, etc. — is the one issue that unites alt-righters. If you read the writings of leading alt-righters, it is impossible to come to any other conclusion. Some are avowed white supremacists. Some eschew talk of supremacy and instead focus on the need for racial separation to protect “white identity.” But one can’t talk about the alt-right knowledgeably without recognizing their racism."

Any movement that seeks to promote beliefs about racial superiority or the need for racial purity needs to be denounced in the strongest terms.

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