So, I was reading in The Washington Post this morning when I saw that the Trump administration won’t be fighting White Nationalists “even in the flimsiest and most ephemeral way imaginable.” Even though I didn’t write about it at the time, it didn’t escape my notice that J.M. Berger mentioned us in that Politico article he wrote a few months ago:
“A handful of America’s racist thought leaders took note of Trump’s entry into the race. Brad Griffin, who writes under the pen name Hunter Wallace on the white nationalist website Occidental Dissent, said that while Trump couldn’t win, he hoped the candidate would “inflict a lot of damage” on establishment Republican candidates, a sentiment echoed in comments around the wider white nationalist Internet. …”
Boy, was I right:
“The Trump administration is reportedly planning to rebrand a government effort to combat violent extremism into one that focuses only on terrorists acting in the name of Islam. …
And in this case, it would be a statement that should alarm anyone who believes in fundamentally American values such as equal rights and freedom of religion.
Just two weeks in, the new administration has seized one opportunity after another to fracture the United States along racial and religious identity lines. …
But it would cost President Trump’s administration virtually nothing to maintain the status quo, and literally nothing to quietly let these few existing programs die of neglect. Instead, the administration is taking advantage of yet another opportunity to ratify white nationalism and white supremacy. …”
Is it racist? Is it sexist? Is it white supremacy?