“Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!”
That’s how Richard B. Spencer saluted more than 200 attendees on Saturday, gathered at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., for the annual conference of the National Policy Institute, which describes itself as “an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States, and around the world.”
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“America was until this past generation a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity,” Spencer said. “It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us.”
The audience offered cheers, applause, and enthusiastic Nazi salutes.
I am not offering the above as a negative comment against Trump or Trump supporters generally, but rather of the alt-right more specifically. It is, to my ear, extremely disturbing and distasteful. I encourage you to watch the short video in its entirety.
There’s no point in Godwin’ing this sort of rhetoric; it delivers Godwin in spades all by itself.