While there’s “no evidence that Steve Bannon (or Donald Trump) are racist or antisemitic, they need to do far more to distance themselves from their followers who undoubtedly are haters – even according to Bannon himself” [VIDEO]

The dangers of not repudiating the alt-right
November 22, 2016

Bannon’s philosophy is that as his alternative conservative movement grows – the racists and antisemites will become marginalized. This is dangerously shortsighted. Antisemitism and racism do not disappear in situations like this – on the contrary, they feel empowered as long as the larger movement winks at them with a lukewarm denunciation instead of loudly, clearly and specifically repudiating them. Here is the climax of alt-right leader Richard Spencer’s speech on Saturday night in Washington, a chilling moment where after extolling the greatness of whites and the regressiveness of everyone else, and calling for a race war, he ends with “Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!” to cheers and Nazi salutes. READ MORE

Richard Spencer, alt-right leader, gives racist speech with Nazi overtones

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