Do you know Pepe the frog?
Pepe is a cartoon-strip creature used as a symbol of right wing extremists. Extremists like Drumpf’s son Donald Trump Jr. who proudly shared this image on Instagram.
Gov. Mike Pence, Gov. Chris Christie, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Dr. Ben Carson, both of Trump’s eldest sons, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, alt-right icon Milo Yiannopoulos, and Roger Stone.
I first started following American politics because of the Tea Party, a backward, negative, semi-racist and homophobic collection of zealots and hypocrites. Looking back, Michele Bachmann’s antics seem almost laughable.
The Alt-Right is far, far worse. 😦
And they’ve come to public attention because an egomaniac psychopath has had success spouting their hateful rhetoric.
In earlier years, the movement — which combines elements of racism, anti-Semitism, and a general preference for nationalist strongmen over the candidates of either party — was mostly confined to the realm of dark web message boards, 4chan, and obscure blogs. About a year ago, they burst onto the scene and established a new home for themselves in Donald Trump’s campaign.
Breitbart News is the most prominent site for the Alt-Right.
The New York Times describes Breitbart News as a “curiosity of the fringe right wing”, with “ideologically driven journalists”, that is a source of controversy “over material that has been called misogynist, xenophobic and racist”, and is now a “potent voice” for Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign
Drumpf recently named chairman of Breitbart News – Stephen Bannon – his campaign CEO. A nasty man.
I’m depressed for Americans stuck in a nation with so many people willing to support the Alt-Right candidate. 😦
If you want to know more click over to Economist magazine …