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Reprinted with permission from Mother Jones.

The first warning sign that something new was brewing came in June 2015, as Donald Trump joined the crowded field vying for the Republican presidential nomination. In the extravagant lobby of Trump Tower in New York City, he announced he would build a wall to keep out Mexican criminals and “rapists.”

“I urge all readers of this site to do whatever they can to make Donald Trump President,” wrote Andrew Anglin, publisher of the neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer, 12 days later. Anglin, a 32-year-old skinhead who wears an Aryan “Black Sun” tattoo on his chest and riffs about the inferior “biological nature” of black people, hailed Trump as “the only candidate who is even talking about anything at all that matters.”

This neo-Nazi seal of approval initially seemed like an aberration. But two months later, when Trump released his immigration policy, far-right extremists saw a clear signal that Trump understood their core anger and fear about America being taken over by minorities and foreigners. Trump’s plan to deport masses of undocumented immigrants and end birthright citizenship was radical and thrilling—”a revolution,” in the words of influential white nationalist author Kevin MacDonald, “to restore a White America.”

Trump’s move was a “game changer,” said MacDonald, a 70-year-old silver-haired former academic who edits the Occidental Observer, which the Anti-Defamation League calls “online anti-Semitism’s new voice.” Trump, he wrote, “is saying what White Americans have been actually thinking for a very long time.”

“Stunning,” raved Peter Brimelow, editor of the anti-immigrant site VDare.com. “The thing that delighted us the most,” he wrote, was Trump’s plan to close “the ‘Anchor Baby’ loophole,” denying citizenship to the American-born children of immigrants—a policy that Brimelow said he had been advocating for more than a decade.

Trump “may be the last hope for a president who would be good for white people,” remarked Jared Taylor, who runs a white nationalist website called American Renaissance and once founded a think tank dedicated to “scientifically” proving white superiority. Taylor told us that Trump was the first presidential candidate from a major party ever to earn his support because Trump “is talking about policies that would slow the dispossession of whites. That is something that is very important to me and to all racially conscious white people.”

Trump fever quickly spread: Other extremists new to presidential politics openly endorsed Trump, including Don Black, a former grand dragon of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the neo-Nazi site Stormfront; Rocky Suhayda, chair of the American Nazi Party; and Rachel Pendergraft, a national organizer for the Knights Party, the successor to David Duke’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Richard Spencer, an emerging leader among a new generation of white nationalists known as the “alt right,” declared that Trump “loves white people.”

But Trump did not become the object of white nationalist affection simply because his positions reflect their core concerns. Extremists made him their chosen candidate and now hail him as “Emperor Trump” because he has amplified their message on social media—and, perhaps most importantly, has gone to great lengths to avoid distancing himself from the racist right. With the exception of Duke, Trump has not disavowed a single endorsement from the dozens of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white nationalists, and militia supporters who have backed him. The GOP nominee, along with his family members, staffers, and surrogates, has instead provided an unprecedented platform for the ideas and rhetoric of far-right extremists, extending their reach. And when challenged on it by the press, Trump has stalled, feigned ignorance, or deflected—but has never specifically rejected any of these other extremists or their ideas.

This stance has thrilled and emboldened hate groups far more than has been generally understood during the 2016 race for the White House. Moreover, Trump’s tacit welcoming of these hate groups into mainstream American politics will have long-lasting consequences, according to these groups’ own leaders, regardless of the election outcome.

“The success of the Trump campaign just proves that our views resonate with millions,” Pendergraft told us. “They may not be ready for the Ku Klux Klan yet, but as anti-white hatred escalates, they will.”

A three-month investigation by Mother Jones and the Investigative Fund—including interviews with white nationalist leaders and an analysis of social-media networks, nearly 100 hours of fringe talk radio, and dozens of posts on influential hate sites—reveals that what has largely been portrayed by the media as Trump “gaffes” has instead been understood by far-right extremists as a warm embrace by Trump. Extremists’ zeal for Trump only grew with his decision in August to hire a new campaign chief, Stephen Bannon, the former publisher of Breitbart News and a big booster himself of far-right rhetoric. Trump’s enduring campaign tactics—from calls for black protesters to be “roughed up” to the circulation of racist, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic language and memes—is proof for them that white nationalism has not only arrived, but has found a champion in a major-party nominee for president of the United States.

The Trump campaign did not respond to multiple detailed requests for comment regarding this story.

In early October, when bombshell archival video revealed Trump bragging about sexual assault and plunged his campaign and the GOP into chaos, that only further energized his extremist supporters. “Girls really don’t mind guys that like pussies,” influential alt-right video blogger RamZPaul said. “They just hate guys who are pussies.”

Others celebrated Trump’s angry, defiant debate performance on the heels of the video revelation. Spencer declared victory for Trump “because, basically, Trump fought back. He didn’t abandon these issues that really define him and define our connection to him.”

“The people believe Trump won the debate,” Anglin posted. “It’s really just an objective fact. Not sure how even liberal kikes could claim otherwise.”

To understand how Trump’s unspoken alliance with the far right has really worked, take one instance that caused a fleeting uproar last November, when Trump retweeted a graphic falsely claiming that black people were responsible for 81 percent of white homicides. Its source was a white supremacist Twitter feed whose logo is a modified swastika. Politifact and others quickly documented how “wildly inaccurate” the racist graphic was.

After a quick round of fact-checking and rebuke, however, the media moved on. But white nationalist news sites and radio programs were transfixed. “Now, you’ve touched the third rail of American politics by starting a real dialogue on race,” Paul Kersey, of the racist blog Stuff That Black People Don’t Like, wrote on VDare.

Trump had done the politically unthinkable—and then he doubled down, declining to delete the tweet (which remains live as of this publication) and asking rhetorically on Fox News, “Am I gonna check every statistic?” Even when Bill O’Reilly urged him, “Don’t put your name on stuff like this,” Trump didn’t back down, saying, “It came from sources that are very credible, what can I tell you.”

“I don’t know how much more explicit you can get,” said James Edwards, host of The Political Cesspool, a radio program that the Southern Poverty Law Center calls racist and anti-Semitic. “I mean, what other candidate would do that?…We certainly can take a lot of pride in, and what we can certainly invest a lot of hope in, [is] the fact that Donald Trump is saying a lot of these things very similar to the way we present them on the radio, and he is leading the field big-time. That is something that you can absolutely take to the bank.”

Trump’s big social-media boost for the phony black-crime stats was further proof that Trump had “laid out the red carpet for all those who want to move beyond the last 20 years of internet isolation and anonymity,” as Brad Griffin, who blogs on Occidental Dissent, wrote after Trump announced his immigration plan. “All those people, long laughed at and excluded from the ‘mainstream,’ who were cast out beyond the wall of ‘respectability,’ are now in the tank for Donald Trump.”

At various turns in the campaign, Trump has faced questions from the media about his seeming dalliance with the far right, from his selection of a white nationalist party leader as a Republican National Convention delegate, to his retweet of the handle @whitegenocideTM (which was later suspended by Twitter). After the press discovered in January that white nationalists were running robocalls on Trump’s behalf, Richard Spencer worried openly on his blog that Trump might be forced “to distance himself from the American Freedom Party and American Renaissance, which wouldn’t be good.”

But Trump didn’t back down—greatly impressing the men who had voiced the calls, Jared Taylor and American Freedom Party leader William Johnson. Interviewed on Political Cesspool, Taylor said, “For days everybody was calling him up, calling up his campaign, saying, ‘What do you think of these horrible people? Denounce them, denounce them.’ And he didn’t. He maintained a dignified silence.”

Moreover, Trump openly sympathized with these white nationalist leaders. CNN’s Erin Burnett eventually got Trump to “disavow” the robocalls, but he also explained why the calls didn’t surprise him: “People are angry, they’re angry at what’s going on. They’re angry at the border, they’re angry at the crime.”

“If he disavowed us, he did it, I thought, in the nicest possible way,” beamed Taylor. Johnson called Trump’s response “wonderful…I couldn’t ask for a better approach.” (Johnson, who stepped down as a Trump delegate this spring after Mother Jones reported on his AFP role, reemerged in early October with news that he is now bankrolling campaign ads for Trump in seven states.)

Just a few weeks later, Trump retweeted a riff disparaging Jeb Bush that had been posted by @WhiteGenocideTM, whose user had previously tweeted out his or her admiration for Hitler. The account @TheNordicNation crowed, “You can say #WhiteGenocide now, Trump has brought it into the mainstream.”

“Wow. Just wow,” Spencer tweeted.

“Our Glorious Leader and ULTIMATE SAVIOR has gone full-wink-wink-wink to his most aggressive supporters,” Anglin wrote on the Daily Stormer. “Whereas the odd White genocide tweet could be a random occurrence, it isn’t statistically possible that two of them back to back could be a random occurrence. It could only be deliberate.”

Edwards, the Political Cesspool host, said Trump “knew the media would blast him for this retweet, which would only solidify his growing base of support even more.”

Trump’s embrace of the far right soon moved beyond the internet. In late February, the Trump campaign granted Edwards media credentials to broadcast from a Trump campaign rally in Tennessee; and days later, Edwards interviewed Donald Trump Jr. on a white nationalist radio show, the Liberty RoundTable. Despite controversy over the interview, Edwards then received credentials for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where he interviewed members of Congress and a Trump surrogate for his show. (How Edwards got into the RNC remains a mystery: The Radio-Television Correspondents’ Gallery of the US House of Representatives, which handles the bulk of media credentials for the conventions, said it did not provide them to Edwards. The Trump campaign also denied involvement, and the Republican National Committee did not respond to requests for comment.)

This courtship burst more fully into view in February, when David Duke told his radio audience that voting against Trump was “really treason to your heritage. “When asked about it by CNN’s Jake Tapper, Trump tap-danced around the question, saying he didn’t know enough about Duke or the Klan to disavow them. The alt-right viewed Trump’s subsequent remarks on MSNBC’s Morning Joe—”David Duke is a bad person who I disavowed on numerous occasions over the years”—not as a sign of retreat, but as one of strength. Griffin described it on Occidental Dissent as a “disavowal,” in scare quotes, and applauded Trump’s “refusal to cuck and condemn ‘white supremacists'” more broadly.

The pattern continued throughout the presidential race, from Trump’s disparagement of a Mexican American judge overseeing a lawsuit against Trump University to Trump’s retweet of an anti-Semitic image featuring a Star of David and a pile of cash that white nationalists used to smear Hillary Clinton. During the fallout from the latter, Trump went right along with the far right’s pushback that the star was simply a sheriff’s badge. Trump also refused to condemn the barrage of anti-Semitic attacks on journalist Julia Ioffe after she wrote an unflattering portrait of his wife, Melania Trump.

Donald Trump Jr. has also participated in this dynamic, including with his recent tweet of a meme comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisonous Skittles, which delighted extremists. (He eventually deleted the meme.)

Just days before the first presidential debate, Richard Spencer and an alt-right blogger on his radio show mused about whether Trump would ever decisively distance himself from the movement:

Charles Lyons: Donald Trump has not made a concerted effort to denounce us.

Spencer: Yeah.

Lyons: So we need that.

Spencer: Yeah, absolutely, and I don’t think he will at this point.

Lyons: He won’t.

An in-depth analysis we conducted of Twitter activity during a week in September shed further light on social-media connections between far-right extremists and the Trump campaign. In consultation with the Southern Poverty Law Center, we compiled a list of hashtags and catchphrases stemming from extremist movements, terms steeped in Holocaust denial, anti-Muslim invective, and other expressions of bigotry and racism. We used Little Bird software to define networks of users deploying each term, and then to identify thousands of “influencers”—the Twitter accounts most followed within each network. We found that the vast majority of these influencers followed Trump in comparison with other leading presidential candidates, including his closest GOP rival, Ted Cruz. (In general, negligible percentages followed Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.) For example, among the influencers using the hashtag #BanIslam, 84 percent followed Trump and 23 percent followed Cruz. Among those using #WhiteGenocide, 65 percent followed Trump and 10 percent followed Cruz. And among those using the neo-Nazi term “holohoax,” 44 percent followed Trump and 4 percent followed Cruz.

Trump only follows 41 accounts on Twitter, none among the extremist influencers. But it’s a different story with people involved in his campaign: Our analysis of the accounts of more than 200 Trump campaign staffers and surrogates revealed that more than two dozen of them were following five or more of the top extremist influencers.

Following an account on Twitter indicates nothing per se; some users automatically follow anyone back who begins following them. But these Trump staffers and surrogates have been on the receiving end of a stream of inflammatory and hate-filled messages from the influencers they’ve followed, and in some cases retweeted.

Nancy Mace, Trump’s coalitions director for South Carolina, followed 67 extremist influencers in September, including @Rebel_Bill, who regularly posts virulently anti-Semitic riffs and tweeted an image of a transgender woman using a women’s bathroom with the words: “Prosecute or lynch.” Mace told us by email that who she follows is not an indicator of her awareness level, nor any endorsement. “Folks regularly get followed back for the sheer fact they followed me,” she said, pointing out that she followed more than 12,000 people. “I don’t pay much attention to it as it’s time consuming and a lot of it today is automated.” She said she’d never seen the @Rebel_Bill tweets. After we interviewed Mace, the number of people she followed on her Twitter account dropped to just 37. She told us by email in early October that she was no longer Trump’s coalitions director in South Carolina, though she did not respond to further questions about when and why she left that position.

Trump’s South Carolina field director Gerri McDaniel and New Hampshire operative Cynthia Howard each followed @Suthen_boy, who goes by the name Gen. Robert E. Lee and has tweeted about “Black Savages” and declared that “Germans better get over Holocaust guilt or they’ll wind up like the Jews only at the hands of muslim vermin.” Howard has retweeted this account at least once, according to our research—a tweet about the “vile lying Clintons.” Tana Goertz, a Trump senior adviser and his former Iowa co-chair, has on multiple occasions retweeted @Kotcha301, who calls Islam a “child rapist religion.” Both Mace and Seth Weathers, Trump’s former Georgia state director, have each frequently retweeted @cernovich, an avid peddler of conspiracy theories, including with regard to “horny” immigrants and “Sharia rape culture.”

Geoff Diehl, Trump’s Massachusetts field director, followed @LiberalMediaSux, who has tweeted that Islam “condones beastiality and pedophilia” and refers to Muslims as “goat humpers.” Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson followed accounts that have declared that “multiculturalism” promotes a program of “genocide against Whites” and that Clinton is “looking to turn your suburb into an ATM for minorities and a Section 8 cesspool.” And Trump surrogate Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator, follows accounts that rant about the “Jew media” and call Islam a “rapist religion.”

Apart from Mace, none of the other seven Trump staffers and surrogates we contacted above responded to requests for comment about their social-media accounts and activity.

After we began reaching out to Trump campaign officials for comment in late September, Trump’s call to end birthright citizenship was deleted from the version of his immigration plan posted on his campaign website. Meanwhile, @Ricky_Vaughn99, a vocal Trump supporter—and the top influencer, according to our analysis, among users of the #whitegenocide hashtag—was suspended by Twitter. But before his suspension, he was followed by three Trump staffers and surrogates, including CNN regular Jeffrey Lord. “I had no idea who he was,” Lord responded by email. “I follow all kinds of people from the far left to the far right and people in the middle.”

Yet, Trump surrogates have continued to court the extreme right. In early October, Trump’s son Eric and longtime adviser Roger Stone both appeared on the far-right radio program Liberty RoundTable, the one that aired white nationalist James Edwards’ interview with Donald Trump Jr. in March. And on October 12, senior Trump adviser A.J. Delgado retweeted a comment from the notoriously anti-Semitic site The Right Stuff, which gave rise to the triple-parentheses “echo” symbol deployed by the alt-right on social media to target Jewish writers.

The alt-right’s memes and other cultural markers—from the echo (now also used by Jews and others pushing back on the meme) to the use of “Shitlord” as an honorific to describe alt-right true believers—can be inscrutable to outsiders, and have served as a kind of secret handshake for alt-right cognoscenti. It all stems from one core issue. “Race is at the foundation of everything to the alt-righters,” says Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center. “They have this idea that white people and white civilization are under assault by the forces of political correctness.”

Some of the memes hijack popular culture, using Taylor Swift’s image to promote “Aryan” beauty or attacking Star Wars for including a central black character. Others are expressions of a fixation on masculinity, such as “cuck” or “cuckservative,” used to suggest that mainstream conservatives are spineless cuckolds. Others tap into deep veins of American racism, such as the term “dindu nuffin” (caricatured dialect for “I didn’t do nothing,” used to describe African Americans, especially Black Lives Matters protesters). Spencer says these memes have “power” and are “a way of communicating immediately.”

One of the alt-right’s most notable pop-culture appropriations is Pepe the Frog—a cartoon character that has been adopted as the movement’s mascot. In October, Trump retweeted an image of himself as Pepe, and campaign adviser Roger Stone and Donald Trump Jr. posted, via Twitter and Instagram, images of themselves alongside a Trump Pepe in a meme satirizing Clinton’s recent remarks about the “deplorables” among Trump’s followers. (Days later, Pepe was designated a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.)

Some alt-right activists and political provocateurs who frequent popular forums such as Reddit and 4chan describe the conversion to their point of view as getting “red pilled,” after the red pill in The Matrix that enables Keanu Reeves to see reality. Alt-righters see it as a metaphor for what they consider to be the revelatory power of their ideology, which cuts through the lies of “social justice warriors,” “Cultural Marxists” and the mainstream media they insist are actively suppressing their views. After Trump Jr. retweeted white nationalist MacDonald, the Occidental Observer editor, Anglin wrote on the Daily Stormer, “Trump Junior: Total Shitlord. News like this really makes you wonder… Is the Trump family far more red-pilled than they’re letting on?”

For Spencer, Trump is not the logical outcome of a radicalized Republican Party, but an entirely new phenomenon born of the alt-right’s growing prominence—and mainstream conservatism’s collapse. Trump’s “gusto” in expressing “nationalism and togetherness,” Spencer told us, represents a “complete change” in American politics.

The mainstreaming of alt-right ideology by the Trump campaign has also had an invigorating effect on an older generation of white nationalists. This includes Duke, whose political career was essentially in deep freeze after his 2002 conviction for wire fraud, but who this year is running for US Senate; Taylor, whose career as a “racial academic” dates back to the early 1990s; Brimelow, who became a deeply committed white nationalist in the mid-’90s and now reigns over VDare, a central address of the alt-right; and the Knights Party, the surviving remnant of Duke’s old organization, now being revived by his daughter, Pendergraft, who specializes in white supremacist appeals to women.

Pendergraft, who endorsed Trump last December, said her organization has seen an increase in membership due to Trump. “White people are realizing they are becoming strangers in their own country and they do not have a major political voice speaking for them,” she told us. “Trump is one example of the alternative-right candidate Knights Party members and supporters have been looking for. And we feel that through continued grassroots mobilization, more candidates will arise who will speak out for white Christian America.”

Many white nationalists and their fellow travelers have been saying they are poised to build on Trump’s presidential campaign. Pendergraft and Taylor each told us that win or lose, Trump’s run has brought into view a tremendous dissatisfaction among white Americans. “Those feelings will not go away,” Taylor said. He envisions alt-right candidates for school board, city council, and mayor. “I feel my job will be done when at the PTA meeting a woman gets up and says, ‘Well of course there aren’t as many blacks in the AP courses, because they just do not have the same average IQ,’ and nobody objects.”

Anglin predicted that if Trump loses, “it is by fraud, and all of these people who are currently supporting him are going to be radicalized.” Those radicals, he said, will finally realize “there is a Jewish media conspiracy” and “a war on the White man.” Picking up on Trump’s own assertion that a Clinton victory would mean the election is “rigged,” Anglin said Trump would “order a putsch.”

In late August, Occidental Dissent‘s Brad Griffin mused about the possibility of a Trump win: “Can you imagine a world in which White Nationalists have come out of the closet, the charge of ‘racism’ elicits only a ‘meh’ and shrugged shoulders, and we have begun to openly organize? Don’t underestimate the power of the presidency to legitimize marginalized people and deviant movements. If Barack Obama can legitimize gay marriage and transsexuals, Donald Trump can legitimize the Alt-Right.”

In the wake of the explosive Trump video, Spencer acknowledged that “it’s going to be difficult for him to win in November.” But as he told us recently, “There have always been people in American history who have had a racialist idea. I just think now it’s like our time has come.”

This article was reported in partnership with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. Additional reporting by Jaime Longoria, Kalen Goodluck, and Evan Malmgren.

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60 Responses to How Donald Trump Took Hate Groups Mainstream

  1. The one good thing about all of these hate groups coming out of the woodwork – it’ll make them and their followers easier to find after their hate crimes.
    If the victims of these crimes hire smart enough lawyers (and not SPLC glory hounds), they can be the financial ruination of these organizations by suing them for inciting the actions of their followers.

    • I think you are wrong about the SPLC. They defeated the KKK. They brought former murderers In the South to justice. In our state we had the Aryan nations, a neo Nazi group that saluted hitler’s portrait, wore swastikas, and had parades for his birthday. I travelled a lot with my job. And when someone found out I was from Idaho, it was, “Do you know any of them Nazis? They were responsible for armed robberies, the beating death of a man from Nairobi and finally they went too far. The forced a woman and her boy off the road and beat them severely. The sheriff was not getting anywhere and law enforcement was moving awfully slow. Because there were so many of those Nazis, maybe it did slow the authorities. Morris Dees and the Southern poverty Law Center got it into court. The court awarded the woman, and her son, the Aryan nations compound.

    • Yes Mama, but how are we going to deal with these persons after the election?

      They are willfully, if not proudly, ignorant.

      • As the rumor spreads among the halfwits and degenerates about the Trumpkin’s loss Nov. 8th, their response will be open revolution and what the conservative teas created for the welfare recipients once they had gained control and take away their livelihood we can put the FEMA Camps to work in putting these domestic terrorists away from civilization once and for all.

          • I for one, as the grandson of one of the most well know gunsmiths and marksman in Texas through the 50’s,60’s’and70’s, the son of a 35yr veteran of the HPD and very decorated marksman, and myself, the holder of a wall full of trophies and awards for marksmanship with everything for automatic rifles to handgun, and a registered DEMOCRAT, welcome them to come to my door looking for trouble. I refuse to join the ignorant in the NRA, but will gladly put my skills up against any gun owner or military sniper alive today, and remind the dimwits that the right are NOT the only gun owners or skilled users there of in this country!

          • I’m all for responsible gun ownership (even though I don’t have any) and I’m quite sure that they wouldn’t mind extensive back ground checks in order to keep the nuts far away from weapons as well as the bad publicity they give to everyone. The g’ment will not take your guns away they will simply refuse to allow crazies to own them.. Am I right or is there some deeper conspiracy behind it that I’m not recognizing?

      • I have been asking the same question, DB. Some say they are too cowardly to do anything. Some say there will be a civil war. I believe a lot of their reaction will be dependent on how Trump himself reacts. There are times when I believe that he has been playing these people all along and will reveal his “game” when the election is over. You may recall early on a rumor supposedly based in truth that Trump was out to show the Republicans themselves with his hate mongering. Maybe that.

        • No, he’s been playing his odds.. How do you get to be a celebrity talk show host? Well, you gotta do enough years to create a following.. How about bringing your own following ? A year ago the Trumpkin had a minute following from his TV gig but they were versatile, some were solid fans while others were simply amused, now I’m not saying it didn’t start out as you’ve suggested but soon enough he had the type of following that would make Hannity envious and after his ‘shoot someone in the middle of Broadway” with more applauds than criticism he knew he could become the next king of gab.. Just because this toad loses the election doesn’t mean he will go into oblivion, far from it.. he will be the king of the internet forum.. One of Faux Snoozes top common-tater/Dem slasher and Breitbart’s new found sleaze and if it’s one thing that the Trumpster has yearned for, it was to be king..

          • “he will be the king of the internet forum.. One of Faux Snoozes top common-tater/Dem slasher and Breitbart’s new found sleaze and if it’s one thing that the Trumpster has yearned for, it was to be king..”

            If he’s going to do that, I predict he’ll have to do it from jail. Trump has committed too many felonies, even just during the campaign, to not get some jail time. In fact, he should be in jail right now,

          • Well, just as Hillary haters believe she hasn’t faced jail time is because she somehow controls our g’ment/judicial system then we have to also believe this applies to the 1% elite and contrary to what the Trumponians believe, the Trumpkin is a part of that percentage.

  2. What a moronic ass! Lots of crappolla here,but that’s it folk’s just another load of crap,in an attempt I suppose to make himself relevant,heck maybe even insightful? It was as we all know now Hillary’s paid for thugs who went to Trump’s rallies and with vicious intent stirred up the crowds with Clintonisk comments,bulling tactics and just plain nasty ambitions. Again these agitator’s were bought and paid for by first the Clinton Foundation’s monies,which then were given to the DNC ,who in turn funneled it to the leaders of the “For Hire,lunatic employees”. This writer ignore’s this fact and seeks to put the blame on both Trump and his supporters. Shame on you!

    • Ach Tung Sprecken ze Kruse? Neo Nazi KRUZE? First of all, you better come up with some proof of what you post. Sorry if you are a lying sack of cow dung. But, you don’t get to own your own truth and facts.

      The very fact that you are siding with such a lying, slimeball only proves you are the same. Let me guess…one of those house flippers who gets paid and then like Trump, leaves a job not even barely started? Extortion much?

      Oh wait. Maybe you are one of those Neo Nazi who is a “contractor” who demands money up front for work you have NO Intentions of doing?

      I just outed a crook Hillary Hater. Let me guess..You think this is still a MAN’S WORLD? THINK AGAIN Mr. Man. It hasn’t been a man’s world from the minute your McMommy allowed you to exit the birth canal.

      Now..about that BS you posted. Come up with documents that will hold up in court or admit you are a liar. You are entitled to your opinion. That’s ALL. Lie about someone after that and you get what you asked for…How does it feel now Mr. Crook?

      • You are with out question a circular moron,no matter how one looks at you you present as a moron.One can but hope and pray that you are without
        any children.This planet has no need for any more fool’s,who verbally attack and name call others as a substitute for their personal lack of knowledge,
        integrity, or a strong moral compass..

        • did a trump supporter really just attack someone for name calling and lack of knowledge? are you really going to force me to list the names and personal attacks committed by trump in the last yr, and all of the lies, completely inaccurate info, made up “facts, white supremacist retweets and quotes and website, and infowars conspiracy theories trump has used on the trail. I have them all and will gladly produce them for an uneducated individual such as yourself! next time you have the balls to accuse someone of something, you had better make sure you don’t live in an extremely thin glass house, because buddy, you are on the severely losing end of this argument! oh and as a trump supporter you have NO integrity or moral compass to speak of!

        • You are failing in your mission, Trumpette, so go crawl back under your rock. Go on, son, run along and leave the grown-ups to talk.

    • Show us your reference data – and not something said on Breitbard or Fox. Show me your homework, son, or no intelligent person on this site will give you more than the laugh you deserve. And since I know there is not research I will start…HAHAHAHAHAHA! thanks for the morning laugh!

      • Actually I care a great deal about Trump and his white-pride rallies.

        Trump supporters are big 2nd Amendment supporters. They tend to like guns.
        Trump incites them with over-the-top language, wild conspiracy theories, and promised of legal defense.

        So what does it take to get even one of them to go and “observe voter fraud” , armed, at some polling station? I’ll guarantee he’ll find someone he doesn’t like the looks of.

        Or he feels threatened by “the rising tide of color” he is surrounded by?

        So how many innocent die, or are wounded, in the resulting gunfire? Do we have a police officer killed?

        So yes, I care.

        • But they can also make that decision to follow the law, and ignore Trump…It is all about choice…the choices and the consequences of those choices…These Second Amendment types are ummm…out gunned, out numbered and out planned…they will be making life changing choices if they chose to break the law…and we are still a nation of laws, no matter what the Trump/Russian propagandists are spreading…sedition, rebellion, will be put down…

          • Remember the KKK rally on the steps of the US Capital Building back in mid 90s? The entire group was comprised of less than 100 KKK members all in their white robes and cone hats.

            The dirty scandal one of the KKK’s last Grand Dragons, David Curtiss Stevenson was that he abducted a young girl, Madge Oberholtzer, who he cannabilized and who later died, for which Stevenson was then convicted of murder.

            Then, the KKK Grand Dragon Frazier Glenn Miller was caughter in drag with a black male prostitute http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/04/kkk-leader-caught-with-a-black-male-prostitute.html.

            So, the White Supremacists are exactly what we know they are: scum.

    • After what they have been doing these last couple of months to anyone who dares challenges their savior, even within their own flock you still believe the lie that the dems are as sleazy and useless as the idiots who drool over a con who will have no use for them once he accomplishes why he even got into this race? You honestly think he is willing to set aside his b’ness interests and get paid (in his mind) chicken feed for four years in order to make America great again? And we’re already great in many ways so what’s his idea of ‘great again’ really? No, by accumulating white supremists, KKK and neo-nazi leaders, he wants to make himself great with the following he ‘s amassing from this slime pit so that he can keep what he has, enrich himself even more and be considered by his idiot fascist followers as their King and savior..

  3. He seems to have brought the worst of America. I hope the FBI has kept profiles on them all. Too bad the stupids voted for this Trashy Trump. They were willing to believe anything, even the impossible and seemed not to know any more about how the government works than the Trump Trash. He seems to think he will be a dictator. He doesn’t seem to know that there is a congress to deal with, and they are the ones who make the decisions. They even made a Bullseye over a picture of Hillary. That is a threat and it is illegal to make threats to the candidates as well as all other political people. I hope the Secret Service is on top of it. One thing it points out loud and clear, is that we don’t this type of trash running our country. NEVER VOTE TRUMP!!!!

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    • Well, as I predicted, Trump is already using lawsuits as his usual tired out old threat to scare his accusers off. If they are smart, they will not just lodge individual countersuits against him but they should start a class action lawsuit against Trump Empire.

      Trump always always always uses lawsuits to threaten and scare off anyone who accuses him of what HE IS GUILTY of. He did it to Ivana and Marla in the terms of their divorces and he did it to Bloomberg News Journalist, Tim O’Brien, one of the few people who has ever seen the Trump tax records.

      Trump lies so often that he can’t even remember his own lies. So he does what all liars always do when they forget which lies they’ve told, DENY DENY DENY…the guy is a psycho who should have been institutionalized years ago.

      All I know is that he will never again set foot in NJ. He owes that many people money.

        • When a liar tells so many lies, he invariably forgets the lies he has told even when he tells them so publicly. His only recourse is to deny he said what we all know we heard.

          I have a friend who is a practicing clinical psychologist, he once told me that people who are mentally insane have no sense of reasoning that can be relied upon. He also said that because mental illness is one of the things most humans avoid admitting like the plague, their strategy is to pull others into their insanity by saying and doing things we see and hear and then denying it so that we question whether or not we actually did see or hear these things. That’s how you know they are insane. They want you to believe you didn’t hear what they said or see what they did.

          • Eleanor..anyone who wants to understand Trump should take some time and do two things: first, look up on the internet some good articles on the many websites on”Narcissistic Personality Disorder.” It will fully describe Trump who has had it, big time, all of his life from the time when he was in the 2nd grade (!) and socked his teacher so hard he gave the teacher a black eye and he got expelled. The second thing is a very recent terrific article in THE ATLANTIC which is online about Trump’s psychological makeup. It’s well written and wholly discursive.
            It’s not clinically accurate to call Trump “insane” as a psychiatrist would use the term but for lay purposes, he is severely mentally ill and dangerously so such that he is a national menace to our country.
            Even Hitler is not considered clinically insane today—I just read Dr. Joel Dimsdale’s (MD-Prof. of Psychiatriatry, UCSD Medical School) on the minds of the top Nazi leaders at Nuremberg. But in lay terms Hitler was severely mentally ill ‘tho not fully delusional. Emphasis on “fully.” Trump is delusional but not fully.
            Which quite simply if in the White House he could conceivably start World War III. Nixon had definite mental problems too but compared to Trump Nixon was the soul of normalcy.

  4. I saw one on the evening news last week saying that Hillary would be assassinated if elected. He looked like he had just left his still up in the mountains. Nasty beard and all.

  5. this is nothing half the nation doesn’t already know, and the other half refuse to admit. this is the Donald Trump base of support, he has not produced a single policy that will pass congress, economic or otherwise, the racist and anti-PC crowd is all the real support he has!

    • Ever hear of police officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo?
      They were murdered by Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller!
      Their gang leader was Cliven Bundy!

      • Bundy is a result of constantly looking the other way when someone should be prosecuted. A man spoke out against the new United States Government. His remarks were debated in a cabinet meeting. George Washington made the decision that the man should be prosecuted before it morphed into something bigger. He was given a life sentence that George Washington, himself, later pardoned. The t-bagger of that day was stripped of all his citizenship and voting rights. It sounds harsh, but we should have been doing that all along to stop the fomentation.

  6. Calling the Alt Right a movement of ”hate groups” misses its real message. The Alt Right has pointed out what has become increasingly obvious to thoughtful people: “Modernity” doesn’t work. Worse than that, “modernity” has started to collapse because we can no longer paper over its conflicts with man’s nature.

    The Alt-Right’s world view upsets a lot of people because it invokes what terror management theorists in psychology call “mortality salience,” namely, reminders of vulnerability, failure and death. Look up terror management theory and see the experimental support it has – you will see human behavior in a new light once you absorb the theory’s implications.

    Specifically, people have finally started to wake up from the fantasy world of the Radical Enlightenment in the 18th Century. This sweeping social experiment – based on pseudoscience about equality, democracy, feminism, human fungibility, the mind as a blank slate, cosmopolitanism, borderlessness, mass immigration, miscegenation and trying to erase the biological distinctions between men and women – has come crashing down around us because man’s nature doesn’t work that way. “Social progress” can never happen because human nature doesn’t change; and “social justice” remains forever beyond reach because society’s losers, misfits, kooks, weaklings, defectives, scolds, utopians and degenerates have conflicting grievances that they can’t reconcile, especially when it comes to dividing up the shrinking pile of spoils produced by generations of white people’s labor.

    In other words, the Alt Right has rediscovered and articulated for our generation the essential tragedy of the human condition, a tragedy that politics simply cannot make go away. Inequality, hierarchy and patriarchy come from the nature of things, not from the alleged evil in white men’s hearts. Compared with our elites’ childish utopianism, it has become the voice of experience, wisdom and maturity in a world full of delusions that we can no longer sustain. I have my doubts as to whether Donald Trump has really stumbled across this perspective, much less that he knows what to do with it. But thanks to the inadvertent attention he has drawn to the Alt Right, American politics in the 2020’s could look radically different from the nonsense that has damaged the United States for the past few generations.

    • This is the most interesting nihilistic treatise we’ve had the opportunity to encounter in a while. Are you the Chief philosopher of Satan?
      Your glorification of the god of Materialism fails miserably in light of the fact that the nature of humans is intrinsically one of nobility. But you, like many of immigrants of Modern Humans who arrived in Europe having migrated from Africa’s East Side, have devised a web of deception of your own making that espouses that humans are in complete control of who they are and control single-handedly their own destiny.

      The ideology of Materialism arose primarily out of the weakness that befell the clergy in Christendom, perhaps going back to the Age of the Reformation on earnest. This weakness of the Church’s clerical hierarchy, in combination with other cultural/social factors and climate led to the formation of a variety of godless theories proposed by existentialists and other earth-based philosophers who had lost all connection with their Creator. This is a mental and spiritual disease that arose first in the heart of Europe and is unique to that region inhabited by the first wave of Modern Humans into that region, and has since spread out to various regions of the world as a result of commerce, educational exchanges, and the media.

      It’s no surprise that America would become the new bastion and central command center for the nihilism of Materialism which you articulate so well. As a result, your philosophy offers NOTHING to address the exigencies of this Age which threaten to destroy humanity in the not-too-distant future is allowed to spread its pernicious effect unchecked.

      The Alt-Right articulates something other than you vainly imagine—It articulates the corrosive and injurious effect of Materialism on the hearts and minds of those who adhere to its desolating and dreadful outlook on the nature of humanity.

      To help you get back on track and to help revive you from a state of being among the “Dead”, I highly commend to you the following passages from the Revelation of Baha’u’llah, and from Abdu’l Baha regarding the nature of humanity—a nature which Trump, you, and the rest of the Alt-Right have clearly lost sight of. I realize this may be a bit too much for you to absorb all at once, so take your time, refelct on what I’ve said, and most of all use as your primary source the Writings of Baha’ullah, and the Interpretations of Abdu’l Baha.

      First from Baha’u’llah, we have the following epigram( 1 of 153 of “The Hidden Words”) that succinctly defines our nature and reminds us how to orient it:

      “O Son of Being! Noble have I created thee, yet thou hast abased thyself. Rise then unto that for which thou wast created.”

      Then we have Abdu’l Baha expounding on this key concept with this, among other portions from his interpretations of Baha’u’llah’s Message:

      “From the time of the creation of Adam to this day there have been two pathways in the world of humanity; one the natural or materialistic, the other the religious or spiritual. The pathway of nature is the pathway of the animal realm. The animal acts in accordance with the requirements of nature, follows its own instincts and desires. Whatever its impulses and proclivities may be it has the liberty to gratify them; yet it is a captive of nature. It cannot deviate in the least degree from the road nature has established. It is utterly minus spiritual susceptibilities, ignorant of divine religion and without knowledge of the kingdom of God. The animal possesses no power of ideation or conscious intelligence; it is a captive of the senses and deprived of that which lies beyond them. It is subject to what the eye sees, the ear hears, the nostrils sense, the taste detects and touch reveals. These sensations are acceptable and sufficient for the animal. But that which is beyond the range of the senses, that realm of phenomena through which the conscious pathway to the kingdom of God leads, the world of spiritual susceptibilities and divine religion,—of these the animal is completely unaware, for in its highest station it is a captive of nature.
      One of the strangest things witnessed is that the materialists of today are proud of their natural instincts and bondage. They state that nothing is entitled to belief and acceptance except that which is sensible or tangible. By their own statements they are captives of nature, unconscious of the spiritual world, uninformed of the divine Kingdom and unaware of heavenly bestowals. If this be a virtue the animal has attained it to a superlative degree, for the animal is absolutely ignorant of the realm of spirit and out of touch with the inner world of conscious realization. The animal would agree with the materialist in denying the existence of that which transcends the senses. If we admit that being limited to the plane of the senses is a virtue the animal is indeed more virtuous than man, for it is entirely bereft of that which lies beyond, absolutely oblivious of the kingdom of God and its traces whereas God has deposited within the human creature an illimitable power by which he can rule the world of nature….”

      Please don’t hesitate to ask questions. More is accessible for your consideration at http://www.bahai.org.

  7. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, after he bolted, from the Republican party!
    He formed the Union party!
    He picked Andrew Johnson to be his VP!
    The RADICAL REPUBLICANS, their designation, impeached Lincoln’s VP!
    John Wilkes Booth was no lone assassin!
    Secretary of State Seward was attacked the same night that Lincoln was murdered!
    Accomplices Lewis Payne, Mary Surratt, David Herold and George Atzerodt were hanged!
    Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew, John Mitchell, Donald Trump and Paul Ryan have called the Republican party the party of Lincoln!
    Character assassination!
    Perfectly clear?

  8. How far do they want to take this BS? The major hate group is BLM, a creation of Soros and Obama. Out of BLMs divisiveness has sprung a white defiense. BLM would exist without Trump because Obama has had it out for whites for decades. Mickey Mouse could have run against Hillary and they would blame Mickey for this. Trump could leave the race tomorrow, or Hillary could win and BLM and KKK will not disband. The fact KKK supports Trump, if that is even so, is because KKK is looking for an answer to BLM and would probably hope Trump forces its closure. Obama is leaving behind a hot, active, trail of blood.

    • We will keep the spotlight on your racist tendencies and those of Trump and other white supremacists as long as necessary, Box.
      We will keep the spotlight on you as long as you persist in showing a fondness of the myth of “Whiteness”, and as long as you display a smug attitude that denotes that you share Trump’s fondness for adoring one’s ego.

      As long as you are drawn to this site like a magnet, you’re going to have to live with the fact that the spotlight will be on you, Box, as it will also be on your partners-in-crime, AgLander, “itsfun”, and a few other miscreants.

      Y’all come back, ya’ hear?

  9. This article conveniently and accurately sums up a pattern of deviation first taken up formally by those modern humans who took up residence in Europe after taking a path out of Africa through the Levant.

    By some strange and as yet not clearly understood set of circumstances, a form of perception arose that would lead to the formulation of what we now call materialism. Along with the misinterpretations of the various Books, including the Bible, the Clergy have played a dual role of spinning a web of religious interpretations which eventually weakened the foundation for the proper application of the Message of Jesus, and have unwittingly prepared an opening for the development of materialism.

    Part of the problem of certain literal interpretations of the metaphors of black/white in association with Goodness and its absence, Evil, the notions of Race and distinctions based on skin color would arise. (Many religious adherents and the clergy of Judaism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and later, Islam, would make the same mistake of misinterpreting the themes of Good/Evil and associate them with skin color as well).

    And now, the Alt-Right, Nazis, KKK, and other followers of the false doctrine of Racialism and the attendant notion of racial superiority are flexing their muscles and have become emboldened to openly declare their godless ideology that runs counter to the Inner Message of all the Religions of the Past.

    Trump, and the GOP to a large extent, have prepared an opening for white supremacists, much in the same manner that the clerics of the past laid the foundation,unknowingly, for the rise of materialism and subsequently the formulation of a premise of “The Inequality of Humankind”. According to the flimsy notions formulated by Francis Galton, Locke, Hume, Voltaire, and others that people are unequal, we now are crippled by their quasi-science and pseudo-philosophies to justify this vain imagining of the inequality of the races—race being an artificial construct emanating from studies of animals.

    Notwithstanding the fact that all humans originate from a “single clot of blood” as mentioned in the Qur’an, or being derived from the same dust as enumerated metaphorically in Genesis, the alt-right and others persist in perpetuating the false premises that were concocted by want of being ignorant of the Inner Messages in the Books revealed aforetime.

    The Alt-Right, Trump, the GOP, and others have embarked on a dangerous course that would spell disaster for humanity in the long run. Unless, we all begin to examine in earnest the Message of Baha’u’llah, which is intended primarily to provide the Medicine needed to correct and eradicate this false notion that there exist such a thing as one group of humans being superior to others. The previous Dispensations didn’t have this mandate of providing humanity with the Vision of “The Oneness of Humankind”, the axis of which Baha’u’llah’s Revelation revolves around.

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