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White Supremacist Groups Will ‘Revolt’ if Trump Disappoints Them, Leaders Say

Posted on Dec 28, 2016

    President-elect Donald Trump. (Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Intellectual leaders of the United States’ organized, white supremacist subculture say their adherents will revolt if President-elect Donald Trump disappoints them by failing to deliver the formally institutionalized racism they desire.

The Guardian reports:

Jared Taylor, a white supremacist who runs the self-termed “race-realist” magazine American Renaissance, said the president-elect had already backpedalled on several pledges that had fired up the far-right. “At first he promised to send back every illegal immigrant. Now he is waffling on that.”

David Cole, a self-proclaimed Holocaust revisionist and Taki magazine columnist, envisaged the movement sliding into bickering and in-fighting, stuck in “rabbit warrens” of online trolling rather than policy shaping. …

… Weber, Taylor and Brimelow – all classified as “extremists” by the Southern Poverty Law Center – said Trump’s victory energised the far-right and that the movement can grow with or without White House help.

The young crowd that roared “Hail Trump” at last month’s gathering in Washington will fight for its beliefs no matter what, Brimelow [founder of the webzine Vdare.com] said. “None of them were looking for jobs in the Trump administration. These are not party loyalists. They know they’re entirely outside the establishment consensus. And they’re used to guerrilla warfare.”

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—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly


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