Right-wing provocateur and author Ann Coulter, in 2017, told the world, “In 20 years, Russia will be the only country that is recognizably European.” Coulter was not trying to be vague or cute; she pointedly said that white culture, however you define it, is worth accepting authoritarianism, murder, and fascism, if necessary. Is it so hard to believe that a party with huge masses believing that John F. Kennedy Jr. is alive and working with Donald Trump or Democrats drink baby blood for eternal life believes a murderous thug is their savior? America First Political Action Conference Founder Nick Fuentes sees a universal handmaid’s tale vision for all of America’s non-whites and non-Christians;
“You can call us racists, white supremacists, Nazis, & bigots. You can disavow us on social media from your cushy Campus Reform job. But you will not replace us. The rootless transnational elite knows that a tidal wave of white identity is coming. And they know that once the word gets out, they will not be able to stop us. The fire rises!” said Fuentes in 2017, as well.
When Donald Trump said there were good people on both sides, the flood gates opened, and the inference was made that some racists are good people. Fuentes made that statement just days after the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the murder of Heather Heyer. Both those instances were a year into the Trump presidency and our introduction to Trump’s subservience to Vladimir Putin.
For a while, Republicans kept up the pretense with the exclusion of former Rep. Steve King, whose response to columnist Charlie Pierce, “This “old White people” business does get a little tired, Charlie. I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?” Since that point, the GOP has opened its arms to the likes of Rep. Paul Gosar, Senator John Kennedy, and Rep. Madison Cawthorn. Cawthorn laced up his rhetorical gloves, soaked his mouthpiece in venom, and said about his opponent Moe Davis recently, referencing journalist Tom Fiedler “as working for ‘non-white males, like Cory Booker, who aims to ruin white males.”’ Senator Kennedy has taken his good ‘ole southern boy act so far he may next appear in overalls chewing a straw reed.
The lukewarm recrimination hurled at the feet of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who appeared at a White Nationalist rally, had no effect, and she continues pushing racism to build her resume for GOP leadership. When asked about Greene’s repeatedly embarrassing comments and Paul Gosar’s violent cartoon depictions of the deaths of President Joe Biden and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortes, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy promised them leadership roles. “They’ll have committees,” McCarthy said of Gosar and Greene, “They may have other committee assignments. They may have better committee assignments,” he said.
Things that were once undeniable reasons for censure at worse and expulsion at best are now auditions for; racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and misogyny. Trump is the clownish mascot of the new Republican party; Putin has become its cruel white underbelly.
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