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Nationalists the New ‘N’ Word. Is President Elect a Nationalist? (Videos)

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November 16 2016

In this edition of ‘The Daily News Brief’ Joe Joseph discusses President Obama’s farewell tour, The Saudis, #CALEXIT, and the next generation of internet censorship to hit the streets.

From James Munder



From The Daily Sheeple

Nationalism and Tribalism Taking Over The World President Obama Warns

White nationalists see advocate in Steve Bannon who will hold Trump to his campaign promises

(CNN)White nationalist leaders are praising Donald Trump’s decision to name former Breitbart executive Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, telling CNN in interviews they view Bannon as an advocate in the White House for policies they favor.

The leaders of the white nationalist and so-called “alt-right” movement — all of whom vehemently oppose multiculturalism and share the belief in the supremacy of the white race and Western civilization — publicly backed Trump during his campaign for his hardline positions on Mexican immigration, Muslims, and refugee resettlement. Trump has at times disavowed their support. Bannon’s hiring, they say, is a signal that Trump will follow through on some of his more controversial policy positions.
“I think that’s excellent,” former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke told CNN’s KFile. “I think that anyone that helps complete the program and the policies that President-elect Trump has developed during the campaign is a very good thing, obviously. So it’s good to see that he’s sticking to the issues and the ideas that he proposed as a candidate. Now he’s president-elect and he’s sticking to it and he’s reaffirming those issues.”
Duke, who last week lost his longshot bid for the US Senate seat from Louisiana, said he plans on expanding his radio show and is hoping to launch a 24 hour online news show with a similar approach to Comedy Central’s Daily Show. He argued Bannon’s position was among the most important in the White House.
“You have an individual, Mr. Bannon, who’s basically creating the ideological aspects of where we’re going,” added Duke. “And ideology ultimately is the most important aspect of any government.”
Bannon, who was a Navy officer and Goldman Sachs investment banker years before taking over Breitbart, has called the site “the platform for the alt-right.” Under Bannon, Breitbart has taken an increasingly hardline tone on issues such as terrorism and immigration, running a headline after the Paris attacks of November 2015 saying, “Paris Streets Turned Into Warzone By Violent Migrants.” It also ran a headline in May 2016 calling anti-Trump, neoconservative commentator Bill Kristol a “Renegade Jew.”
Bannon himself was accused of anti-Semitism by his ex-wife, who alleged in a 2007 court declaration that he did not want their daughter to attend a Los Angeles school because of the numbers of Jews who went to school there. (Bannon, through a spokesperson, denied his wife’s accusations.)
Peter Brimelow, who runs the white nationalist site VDARE, praised Bannon’s hiring, saying it gives Trump a connection to the alt-right movement online.
“I think it’s amazing,” Brimelow said of Trump’s decision to tap Bannon. “Can you imagine Mitt Romney doing this? It’s almost like Trump cares about ideas! Especially amazing because I would bet Trump doesn’t read online. Few plutocrats do, they have efficient secretaries.”
Brimelow added his site would continue to focus solely on their hardline position on immigration, saying he expects American whites to vote their interests similar to other minority groups.
“To the extent that the ‘alt-right’ articulates that interest, it will continue to grow,” Brimelow said.
Brad Griffin, a blogger who runs the white nationalist website Occidental Dissent using the pseudonym “Hunter Wallace,” said he thought Bannon’s hiring showed Trump would be held to his campaign promises.
“It makes sense to me,” he said. “Reince [Priebus] can certainly get more done on Capitol Hill. He will be an instrument of Trump’s will, not the other way around. Bannon is better suited as chief strategist and looking at the big picture. I think he will hold Trump to the promises he has already made during the campaign. We endorse many of those promises like building the wall, deportations, ending refugee resettlement, preserving the Second Amendment, etc. There’s a lot of stuff in there on which almost everyone on the right agrees.”
Griffin added, “We’re most excited though about the foreign policy implications of Bannon in the White House. We want to see our counterparts in Europe — starting in Austria and France — win their upcoming elections. We’re hearing reports that Breitbart is expanding its operations in continental Europe and that is where our focus will be in 2017.”
Jared Taylor, who runs the site American Renaissance, echoed those comments, saying Bannon would help hold Trump to his campaign rhetoric.
“There has been some waffling on some of candidate Trump’s signature positions: build the wall, deport illegals, end birth-right citizenship, take a hard look at Muslim immigrants, etc,” he said. “I suspect one of Steve Bannon’s important functions will be as an anti-waffler, who will encourage President Trump to keep his campaign promises.”
Chairman of the American Nazi Party, Rocky J. Suhayda, who wrote a post after Trump’s election night victory celebrating it as a call to action, said he was surprised at the pick of Bannon, but said it showed him Trump could follow through on his campaign promises.
“I must admit that I was a wee bit surprised that Mr. Trump finally chose Mr. Bannon, I thought that his stable of Washington insiders would have objected too vociferously,” Suhayda wrote in an email. “Perhaps The Donald IS for ‘REAL’ and is not going to be another controlled puppet directed by the usual ‘Wire Pullers,’ and does indeed intend to ROCK the BOAT? Time will tell.”
Richard B. Spencer, the president of the white nationalist National Policy Institute, wrote a series of tweets on Sunday evening saying Bannon had the best position as chief strategist, allowing him to not get lost in the weeds and could help Trump focus on the big picture of setting up his agenda.
“Steve Bannon might even push Trump in the right direction. So that would be a wonderful thing,” he told CNN on Sunday before the announcement, adding that he hopes to push Trump in an increasingly radical direction.”
Matt Parrott, a spokesman for the Traditionalist Worker Party, said Bannon was a “civic nationalist” — someone who sees an American identity not based on race.
“Steve Bannon has never been a white nationalist and it’s kind of tiresome how the important distinction, everyone needs to learn them now that they’re relevant. There’s an important distinction between a civic nationalist and a white nationalist,” Parrott to CNN. “Steve Bannon’s entire career, and if you look at Breitbart, like, he’s accusing the other side of racism. That’s something that wouldn’t happen out of an actual white nationalist of course because we don’t see being for your race as a negative thing. Yeah, Steve Bannon’s a civic nationalist and that’s much better than what was in Washington before. We’re hopeful about the whole thing.”
Parrot added, “We in the alt-right are going to be just as vicious in trolling and attacking the Republican Congress as they try to obstruct Trump’s reforms as we were against the left.”

#politics #nationalism #globalist

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not to be confused with American patriotism.


An 1869 Thomas Nast cartoon espousing American nationalism. In the cartoon, Americans of different ancestries and ethnic backgrounds sit together at a dinner table with Columbia to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal as equal members of the American citizenry, while Uncle Sam prepares and sets the table. Thus, the cartoon espouses an inclusive form of American nationalism that is civic in nature, where membership in the nation is not dependent upon ethnicity.[1][2]

American nationalism is a form of nationalism found in the United States, which asserts that Americans are a nation and that promotes the cultural unity of Americans.[3]

American scholars such as Hans Kohn have claimed that the United States government institutionalized a civic nationalism based on legal and rational concepts of citizenship, and based on a common language and cultural traditions, rather than ethnic nationalism.[3] The founders of the United States founded the country upon classical liberal individualist principles rather than ethnic nationalist principles.[3]American nationalism since World War I and particularly since the 1960s has largely been based upon the civic nationalist culture of the country’s founders.[4]


White nationalism

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

White nationalism is an ideology that advocates a racial definition of national identity.[1] Proponents of the ideology identify with and are attached to the concept of a white nation.[2] It ranges from a preference for one’s specific white ethnic group, to feelings of superiority, including calls for national citizenship to be reserved for white people.[3]

White separatism and white supremacy are subgroups of white nationalism. Separatists seek a white-only state, while supremacists add ideas from social Darwinism and Nazism to their ideology.[4] Both subgroups generally avoid the term supremacy because it has negative connotations.[5]

Critics have argued that ideas such as white pride and white nationalism exist to provide a sanitized public face for white supremacy, and that most white nationalist groups promote racial violence.


#beforeitsnews #jonathanlee #alternativenews #agendachaos #patriot #usconstitution 

How Tribalism Overrules Reason, and Makes Risky Times More Dangerous by DAVID ROPEIK

When I was a kid, my synagogue was right across the street from a Catholic church. Bellevue Avenue made such a clear dividing line between us– The Chosen People – and them…the enemy. No doubt the view from the other side of the street was the same. I had no idea at the time what a powerful metaphor those few lanes of asphalt made for one of the most significant aspects of human behavior…the powerful instinct of tribalism. It’s everywhere, protecting us by readily overriding reason, and morality, and pretty much anything else that could dim our chances of survival. And it’s threatening us at the same time.

       Maybe you read about one recent manifestation in The New York Times, about the  Orthodox Jews of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn who shunned a neighbor after he told police about a man – a fellow Jew – who was sexually abusing his son. You’d think that a father protecting his son would be the sort of behavior that would be honored. Nope. Not if it is disloyal to the tribe.

      That’s the synagogue side of the street. How about the long loathsome record of Catholic Church authorities abandoning their morals and forfeiting the safety of vulnerable children by covering up, ignoring, or denying extensive evidence of child abuse by a small number of priests. Same thing. Tribe first. Morals second.  

     It’s not just religion, of course. We identify ourselves as members of all sorts of tribes; our families, political parties, race, gender, social organizations. We even identify tribally just based on where we live. Go Celtics, go Red Sox, go U.S. Olympic team! One study asked people whether, if they had a fatal disease, would they prefer a life-saving diagnosis from a computer that was 1,000 miles away, or the exact same diagnosis from a computer in their town, and a large majority preferred the same information if the source…a machine…was local.

     Tribalism is pervasive, and it controls a lot of our behavior, readily overriding reason. Think of the inhuman things we do in the name of tribal unity. Wars are essentially, and often quite specifically, tribalism. Genocides are tribalism – wipe out the other group to keep our group safe – taken to madness. Racism that lets us feel that our tribe is better than theirs, parents who end contact with their own children when they dare marry someone of a different faith or color, denial of evolution or climate change or other basic scientific truths when they challenge tribal beliefs. What stunning evidence of the power of tribalism! (By the way, it wasn’t just geocentrist Catholics in the 16 adn 1700s who denied  evidence that the earth travels around the sun. Some Christian biblical literalists still do. So do a handful of ultra orthodox Jews and Muslims.)

     Yet another example is the polarized way we argue about so many issues, and the incredible irony that as we make these arguments we claim to be intelligent (smart, therefore right) yet we ignorantly close our minds to views that conflict with ours. Dan Kahan, principal researcher into the phenomenon of Cultural Cognition, has found that our views are powerfully shaped so they agree with beliefs of the groups with which we most strongly identify. His research, along with the work of others, has also found that the more challenged our views are, the more we defend them…the more dogmatic and closed-minded we become…an intellectual form of ‘circle-the-wagons, we’re under attack’ tribal unity. Talk about tribalism overruling reason.

      As irrational as genocide and science denial and immorality may be, it makes absolute sense that tribalism can produce such behaviors. We are social animals. We have evolved to depend on our tribes, literally, for our safety and survival. As Jane Howard, biographer of anthropologist Margaret Mead, put it “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” We may not be aware at the conscious level of the influence tribalism has on us, but then, most of human cognition happens below the radar of consciousness, and is driven not so much by the goal of getting good grades or winning Nobel Prizes as it is, first, to survive. Small wonder that this ultimate imperative dominates so much of how we behave, how we think and act, and how we treat each other. And it’s hardly surprising that the more unsettled and uncertain we feel and the less we feel we have control over how things are going – feelings that make us feel threatened -  the more we circle the wagons and fiercely fight for tribal success, looking to the tribe to keep us safe.

     It’s a sobering reflection on this inherent but potentially destructive aspect of human nature, in these unsettled and threateningly uncertain times.


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