This post originally appeared on Eagle Rising.
Since Richard Spencer’s neo-Nazi antics at his National Policy Institute conference two weeks ago, the mainstream media has been awash with references to President-elect Trump and neo-Nazism. Spencer and his goose-stepping minions have ensured that the liberal media has all the ammunition they need to link the president-elect and Nazism in the months to come.
For a man who says that he supports President-elect Trump, Spencer’s actions are suspicious to say the least. Something is very fishy about Spencer’s fashy speech.
Why would a white nationalist leader, who coined the term ‘alt-right’, suddenly come out in front of over 100 invited members of the mainstream media and directly associate President-elect Trump with neo-Nazism? Why mimic Hitler’s style of oratory so explicitly? And why would he give a Hitler salute while doing it?
Most importantly, whose interests is he really serving by doing so?
Spencer’s climactic salute while crying ‘Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!’ was a gift to the anti-Trump liberal media. The mainstream media, or ‘lugenpresse’ as Spencer referred to them, have now had all their accusations of fascism against Trump vindicated. It’s exactly what President Obama, Hillary Clinton and the DNC would have wanted for Christmas.
Other prominent figures in the alternative media who put their weight behind President-elect Trump have denounced Spencer’s buffoonery. Despite this, the narrative in the mainstream media has been that Trump’s supporters are anti-Semitic neo-Nazis. Americans who still rely wholly on the liberal mainstream media for their news will now have evidence that this is true.
Spencer’s speech and actions were too stupid to be stupid. If Spencer’s intention was to derail the Trump transition and play into every hysterical stereotype the left has of Trump, then he has succeeded.
If his intention was to make manifest the phantom neo-Nazi menace that liberals have been projecting onto their opponents for the last 50 years, then he may very well succeed at that as well.
Donald Trump’s election campaign had nothing at all to do with neo-Nazi ideology. Trump is not a national socialist and he is not a fascist. Never has President-elect Trump referred to white people as a group when he talked of how globalists have gutted the American economy. He has reached out to minorities while rejecting the patronizing and suffocating political correctness of liberals which prevents Americans from facing and fixing harsh realities.
In short, Trump’s philosophy is not based upon a Marxist approach of dividing society up into groups for the purposes of divide and rule. For the first time in a long time, we have a president-elect who rejects collectivist thinking.
We know now that intelligence organizations funded and directed elements of the New Left Cultural Marxist movement which took over America’s campuses in the late 60’s. Carrying out a similar plan with the nationalist form of Marxism that Spencer represents would not be a new strategy.
It is critical for those of us who would defend America to be vigilant for all threats against it. If the oligarchic interests who are opposing Trump wanted to co-opt and subvert the movement supporting him, creating a neo-Nazi alt-right to discredit it would be the perfect strategy.
While Spencer’s supporters are still very much on the fringes of the anti-establishment movement in America, the possibility that they are being funded and directed by oligarchic interests makes them dangerous. How is it that Spencer has a think-tank as well as a journal? Why is it that sites like Daily Stormer which equate the alt-right movement with neo-Nazism receive the oxygen of widespread media coverage?
Spencer’s rhetoric plays upon the same Marxist feeling of identity-based victimhood that characterized Hillary Clinton’s failed election campaign. Indeed, what Spencer and the liberals who fear him fail to understand is that fascism and national socialism were both movements of the left, not the right. Mussolini was a socialist his whole life; his only quarrel with his communist brothers was that they advocated for international socialism while Mussolini believed that socialism based around a strong national state was a superior model. He believed that the state should take indirect, rather than direct, ownership of the means of production.
Hitler’s ideology, to which Spencer made explicit reference in his speech, was even more clearly Marxist. Nazism replaced the proletariat and the bourgeoisie with the Nordic race and the Eternal Jew. While Marx’s original formulation was a dialectic based on class, the Nazis adapted it to one based on race. Hitler’s plan for Germany in ‘Mein Kampf’ and Marx’s Ten Planks in ‘The Communist Manifesto’ are essentially the same program.
This is why Spencer and his monomaniacal followers look and sound so much like the anti-white liberal intelligentsia who control America’s universities. They’re all racial Marxists; their beliefs mirror each other. They’ve figured out history; they know who is the oppressor and who is the oppressed. Now someone has to pay.
Like all Marxist demagogues, such people prey upon the naïve idealism of the young and the gullibility of the unstable to foment chaos and instability. No matter what their rhetoric, their goal is always power. The doctrines they spout are toxic to social cohesion and must be opposed by right-thinking people. The twentieth century showed us where those dark roads lead.
There is also a long tradition of oligarchs and vested interests using radical Marxists to destabilize societies and achieve political outcomes. Marxism has always been a useful tool of social control for those who call the shots behind the scenes. Lenin himself was sent in to Russia to stir up revolution by the Germans during World War I. Seen in this context, it is interesting that it was Hillary Clinton who introduced Spencer’s term ‘alt-right’ to the broader public audience in the first place.
For the entrenched establishment interests opposing Trump, Spencer’s speech couldn’t have been timed and delivered more perfectly. For those of us who want to stamp out Marxism in America entirely, this is a worrying development.