I don’t intend this post to do much beyond inform and educate. I almost hesitate to use the term “educate” because it implies I may have knowledge that has been in some way denied to others. That is by no means certain.
What I do have is this article from The Atlantic which includes video excerpts from a speech given at the National Policy Institute (NPI) in Washington DC by Whitefish resident, and inflatable Hitler doll collector, Richard Spencer. The video is kind of a must see…
I set the somewhat arrogant goal “to educate” in case the symbolism on display in the video, in both language and gesture, is somehow lost on the reader/viewer. It is intentionally and clearly that of 1930s Germany, at the elevation of the National Socialist, or Nazi Party. There’s really nothing more to add here.
The ironic difference between the audience to Mr. Spencer’s barely literate, masturbatory ramblings, and the 1930s brown shirted lapdogs (who at least had a competent orator), is that most of the original “master” race didn’t realize what their salute would come to symbolize. The chalky bottom-feeders at the NPI had the benefit of history; yet could not restrain themselves from goose-stepping in time with a wannabe like Spencer who, it seems, could hardly read his own propaganda.
Perhaps the people of Whitefish have been aware of the pimple festering in their midst. The white-power whitehead waiting for a champion like Donald Trump who, despite hiding his own pasty whiteness under a sheen of orange dye (alt-white), cleared the way for Spencer to release his puss. Perhaps, the town council may disavow their latest national headline grabber. Perhaps, they’ll simply vote to change the town name to Whites Only Fish.
Either way, this next four years will reveal a lot about us…Americans, I mean. It will be interesting to learn who we are and what we stand for; and what we stand against.