They’re not white nationalists, they’re white supremacists

From Salon:

If you disagree with them, you’re a race traitor, just like me

Lucian K. Truscott IV
September 5, 2018

There was a time when you didn’t run across names like Richard Spencer, Jared Taylor, Jason Kessler, Arthur Jones, and Russell Walker in the press as often as you do these days. Who are these fine, upstanding Americans, you might ask? White supremacists, that’s who.

Richard Spencer is the founder and president of the National Policy Institute, a white supremacy think tank located in Alexandria, Virginia. He was a prominent speaker at the infamous Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last year, during which a counter demonstrator, Heather Heyer, was run down by an automobile driven by James Alex Fields, Jr., another white supremacist who killed Heyer and injured 28 others in the incident.

Jared Taylor is the founder and editor of American Renaissance, an online white supremacist magazine published by the New Century Foundation. He is a former board member of Spencer’s National Policy Institute, and is on the board of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a neo-confederate white supremacist organization that is a descendant of the White Citizens Councils, segregationist groups that terrorized civil rights workers in the South.

Jason Kessler is the main organizer of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville last year, and a self-described neo-Nazi and white supremacist.

Arthur Jones is the Republican candidate for Congress in the 3rd District in Illinois, a holocaust denier and former leader of the American Nazi Party. He frequently espouses white supremacist views in his campaign.

Russell Walker is the Republican candidate for state representative in North Carolina’s 48th District. He is a proud racist who has referred to President Obama as “genetically inferior,” and features on his website this statement: “Well someone or group has to be supreme and that group is the whites of the world.”

A disturbingly large segment of the media began referring to these loons as “white nationalists” about the time that they adopted the title, “alt-right” and many of them, including former Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, began expressing support for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump refused to disavow their support, denying several times to CNN’s Jake Tapper that he even knew who Duke was, or knew anything about “white supremacy.”

“Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke. okay?” Trump said. “I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So, I don’t know.”

The “alt-right” is simply a mask white supremacists wear to lend legitimacy to their racism. White supremacists believe that white people make up a superior race, and that all other races are inferior. They make their arguments using genetics, morals, and religion to support their sick beliefs, which they use to justify various “solutions” to the “race problem” in the United States, everything from sending all African Americans “back to Africa” to denying anyone who isn’t white basic civil rights.

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