WASHINGTON ― If you want to know why the unabashedly racist and Nazi-sympathizing “alt-right” movement is making a mark on the Trump administration and beyond, look no further than Tila Tequila and her white nationalist friend, Richard Spencer.
In one of the more bizarre and scary things to transpire in an already bizarre and scary political season, Tequila ― the social media presence, former TV host and current porn star ― attended a conference of white nationalists in Washington this weekend. On the surface, it was odd that the Vietnamese-American, born Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, was there. Yet her presence squared perfectly with Spencer’s political and messaging strategy, and that of his National Policy Institute, which organized the event.
“The alt-right is willing to work with allies of color,” Spencer told journalists on Saturday. At that moment, it was hard not to think of Tequila, who had tweeted a photo of herself making the Nazi salute caption, "Seig [sic] heil!" the night before.
To be sure, Spencer views most non-white races as genetically inferior, has a deep mistrust of Jewish people and associates with neo-Nazis. He wants to see Europeans and people of European descent “protected” from other races through state-sponsored segregation. The list goes on.
However, it’s Spencer’s deft packaging of this hate speech that made him the informal head of the self-styled “alt-right,” a movement of quasi- to full-blown fascist writers, listless brown shirts and disgruntled meme creators. He feints at multiculturalism, expressing his respect for “Native Americans,” the “spirituality” of African-Americans and the aforementioned “allies of color.” His white nationalist spouting is filed with academic jargon ― founding an organization with the distinctly bland name “National Policy Institute” and calling one’s movement “alt-right” is no small part of that strategy. All this is not a new approach, but one Spencer is chillingly good at.
Even though he’s nearing 40, Spencer is so good at playing wonky millennial it makes you want to vomit. Think of him as an Ezra Klein for people who wouldn’t mind putting people named Ezra Klein on a train. He’s active on social media ― that is, until he’s kicked off of it for hate speech ― and loves calling mainstream Republicans “basic bitch conservatives.”
Spencer’s invitation to the convention perfectly encapsulates how he straddles youth culture and hate culture. It featured a hipster-fresh graphic with the letters “A R” ― for alt-right ― in a decidedly tubular early-’90s font. The letters were splashed over an ethereal stock photo of a woman in a wheat field, and the whole thing was reminiscent of the mashup album covers you see on SoundCloud. That woman in a wheat field can also be found on David Duke’s Twitter page.
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Wow, how the lack of properly educating All American citizens is finally causing one of the most racists uprising I've seen during my lifetime! I totally get the "Pride Movements." The need to feel important and be included in today's forever changing society... Simply look at what the LBGT Pride campaign was able to do for members of their community, their efforts earned them gay marriage equality, a colorful flag, national recognition as well as a White House light display (?)... Not sure what that was all about, I digress...
Meanwhile, I'm more so impressed with the efforts of Native Americans, joining all Nations in solitary, in peaceful protest for the preservation of Water.
Then there's the Black Lives Matter and Alt-Right Movement that is inciting hate in others to encourage them to resort to violence, if necessary, to get their points across!!
Meanwhile, such behavior and civil unrest, is creating the perfect storm for government intervention, in such a hostile way that only military veterans can speak of, because the warfare tactics that were used on innocent citizens in the Middle East, will likely be used on Hate Groups in America should the Feds step in or Martial Law is declared! Should groups like these get too out of control.
Yet, there is no better time than the present to preach-teach Love NOT Hate!!
Great philosophers once guided the human soul by speaking wisdom and Love into their hearts and mind. Nowadays their teachings seem so obsolete because our souls have become empty vessels, waiting to be filled with Hate and Evil!
I will pray a special prayer for all humankind and if the Great Spirit is listening, may Peace, Love and Joy be brought back into our lives and Hate shall be no more!!