Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Alt Right - RIP
After NPI's Roman Salutes, President elect Trump was forced to disavow the Alt Right. Most normal people can support the Alt Right ideas of self-determination, protection of borders, good trade deals, America First, etc. But normal people can't support anything that is associated with Nazism.
In my discussions with Brietbart I explained the tension between the Alt Right versus the 14/88 crowd. In general, Breitbart was sympathetic to the ideas of the Alt Right as I described them. However, they obviously did not support the 14/88 notion of the Alt Right.
Eventually, the 14/88 crowd won this battle once Richard Spencer was associated with Nazism. Of course, I don't think Richard is a Nazi. But it does not matter at this point. Whenever the Alt Right is discussed in the media, they will show the Roman Salute clip over and over. And as Richard is the self proclaimed leader of the Alt Right, the brand is now impossible to rehabilitate.
But it really doesn't matter at this point. The Alt Right was a phenomenon that helped launch Trump into the White House. Now that he has been elected, there is no need for the "alternative" label. We are now the Trump Right.