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Alt-Right Liberal Fascism? Fake History's Alternative Facts rolled out at CPAC!

Thursday, February 23, 2017 14:20
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The alt-right’s effortless fit into the Trumpian Party has Republicans concerned, even as they churn out racist, bigoted and misogynistic apparel their voters wear with pride.

Following Scott Walker’s declaration that “noisy’ government protesters should be ignored, American Conservative Union’s Dan Schneider tried to blame the alt-rights hold on the Republican Party to “garden variety left-wing fascists”…ah, it’s there in the name, alt-RIGHT, right????

Schneider also made it seem like the term “alt-right” has been around for years, and that it was suddenly stolen by white nationalists…only if late 2008 was a longgggg time ago:

Schneider: “This hate filled left-wing fascist group hijacked the very term ‘alt-right.’ That term, alt-right, had been used for a long time in a very good and normal way. but this group had hijacked it. Hijacked the term. And they did it intentionally because they wanted to deceive the media, and they wanted to deceive you all and what they stand for…” 


Wiki: In November 2008, Paul Gottfried addressed the H. L. Mencken Club about what he called “the alternative right”. In 2009, two more posts at Taki’s Magazine, by Patrick J. Ford and Jack Hunter, further discussed the alternative right. The term, however, is most commonly attributed to Richard B. Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute and founder of Alternative Right.

Fast forward to today, at CPAC…which brings me to Dan Schneider’s feeble attempt to rebrand the alt-right as “garden variety left-wing fascists … worming its way into the conservative movement:”

Shortly before White nationalist leader Richard Spencer was escorted away, Schneider made a puzzling argument: The alt-right and its band of Nazi sympathizers were actually a product of the left. “They are nothing but garden variety left-wing fascists,” he said. 

The American Conservative Union’s Dan Schneider denounced him and members of his movement. In a speech titled “The Alt Right Ain’t Right At All,” Schneider said Spencer and his colleagues were part of a “sinister organization” that is trying to “worm its way” into the conservative movement. “They are racists. They are sexists. They hate the Constitution. They hate everything we believe in. They are not an extension of conservatism,” Schneider said.

Schneider: “They are not an extension of conservatism, they are not what Gov. Walker…talked about. They are nothing but garden variety left-wing fascists. (applause) Some in the media are wondering what I mean by left-wing fascists…”

Yes we are. And you didn’t make the case. 

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