I was legitimately afraid that white supremacists would become an organized force in American politics after they put one of their own in the White House. For a time that seemed plausible, but now, going down the list of “Hey, whatever happened to”:
Mathew Heimbach, the white nationalist leader who led the largest neo-Nazi group, the Traditionalist Worker Party?
- Jailed. Assaulted his stepfather-in-law (and TWP spokesman, David Parrot) in a trailer park after sleeping with his wife. (Which makes her his…ew. Ewww.) Heimbach is also married to the victim’s daughter. Everyone involved has a legal relation to each other.
- TWP is now defunct. Ironically, Parrot’s favorite insult was to call people “cuckolds”. Guess he won’t be using that term anymore.
Jason Kessler, the Unite the Right rally organizer?
- Completely broke from lawsuits. Currently living in his parent’s basement.
- His dad came in and yelled at him during a live interview with another Nazi, Jason Little, who is lamenting that he is going broke as well. (Watch below–hilarious):
Andrew Anglin, founder of the right-wing Nazi site, Daily Stormer?
- On the lam—running from liability lawsuits. A judge last week allowed subpoenas to question his dad.
Christopher Cantwell, “men’s rights” activist who threatened violence against minorities?
- Dubbed “The Crying Nazi” for making a tearful video saying he was terrified for his life after trying to talk tough. He is barred from entering the entire state of Virginia.
Richard Spencer, Trump’s punchable Neo-Nazi poster boy?
- His alt-right site shut down
- Broke enough that his credit card was declined for a $4.25 drink
- Begs for money on the internet. What an embarrassment he must be for a family worth millions from plantations and government subsidies.
And what about Milo the Pedophile?
- Well, this recent post should sum up how he’s doing:
I recall being told by several leftists not to fight the alt-right. By denying them a platform, they would only grow louder and stronger. I think I can safely say that was a stupid line of thinking—we made a lot of noise, made them toxic, got them banned, and they are suffering for it. In short, we have been kicking their collective ass. There is no prominent figure on the alt-right who is doing particularly well.
The movement is mocked, ostracized, relentlessly pursued, and is fraying.
So naturally, the media says they are winning:
The White Nationalists Are Winning
Fox News anchors and high-profile politicians are now openly pushing the racism of the alt-right. The fringe movement’s messages have permeated the mainstream Republican Party.
As long as that agenda finds a home in one of the two major American political parties, a significant portion of the country will fervently support it. And as an ideological vanguard, the alt-right fulfilled its own purpose in pulling the Republican Party in its direction.
Yeah, exactly. But this isn’t a good thing for the GOP. The media chooses to look at this as the GOP bringing the alt-right up, but I see it as the alt-right tearing the GOP down.
An entire generation is coming of age (voting age) identifying the GOP as the party of hatred, racism, and violence. (Even their decades-old claim to be a party of “religion and values” is completely over with their fanatical support of Trump.) They have absolutely nothing, which is why they are blatantly bringing Nazis into the fold. Ron DeSantis is openly racist against Andrew Gillum and Puerto Ricans, GOP nominee Seth Grossman called diversity “a bunch of crap”, and the GOP Senate nominee from Virginia openly supports the alt-right and displays the Confederate flag at rallies. Several republican nominees for Congress are proud Holocaust deniers. No republican leader can openly condemn bigotry anymore.
Well, you own this GOP. This is all you.
Let me be clear:
Aligning yourself with a rapidly sinking movement isn’t a “win” for the right, it ensures victory for us.
The GOP is now the party of Trump. All their feeble efforts to “win over” Hispanics and all other groups they need have been completely wiped out. Yes, they have solidified their lock on the old, racist, white male votes; but there are fewer and fewer of them in every single election, and more of everyone else. No amount of voter suppression or gerrymandering is going to fix that dynamic. Sooner or later, your entire, horrible party will become irrelevant.
If we all commit to vote and to ensure we work to bring new voters to the polls, we can ensure this happens sooner.