White Nationalism's Last Stand

When Abraham Foxman, director emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League, said that Trump rallies reminded him of those crowds that adored Hitler, I figured that he probably knew what he was talking about. Other representatives of the organization echoed Foxman’s concerns, and so did the Poverty Law Center, but they weren’t as exciting and eyeball friendly for media owners as much as David Duke, the has-been Klan leader. Another reason that the ADL was largely left out of the Trump coverage was that they were bad for media marketing. To make money, the media and its hirelings had to normalize and field the lie that Trump represents the “forgotten men.” Forgotten? Trump’s White base, which includes men and women belonging to all classes according to election results, are among the most privileged groups in world history.

Essay in Counterpunch. Read more: http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/11/11/white-nationalisms-last-stand/

Wed, 30 Nov 2016