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The Rise of Right-Wing Extremism

"[Donald Trump] is the symptom, not the cause of this." Brut spoke with one of the leading analysts of the American far-right about how the president opened Pandora's box — and it's fueling white nationalism.

Conspiracism is spreading through social media channels

The online forum 8chan was used to post manifestos in the El Paso shooter’s manifesto, he spoke of a “Hispanic invasion” of Texas. Racism and white nationalism were also behind the mosque killings in Christchurch, New Zealand and synagogue shooting in Poway, California. Journalist David Neiwert reported on the U.S. far right for decades.

“I think it's the single greatest challenge we have right now. I think in large part because we're in denial about it. Even if Donald Trump disappears tomorrow this problem's still gonna be around for a very long time because Trump is just sort of the leading edge. This is a challenge to democracy and it can only be defeated genuinely with democracy and and a lot of why they were able to get a tenuous grip on our political power in this country you had to do with the fact that not enough people actually went out to the polls to vote in 2016. But Donald Trump I think has awakened us all to the reality that now politics actually does affect our real lives it affects and infects it in ways that we can't always be prepared for. So, paying attention to politics involved and in the political process especially now is really vital because Democracy is at stake. It doesn't just reproduce itself year after year Sometimes it comes under attack. And this is one of those times,”

In 2017, he published Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. Now, he says there is a lot more he would add in 2019. President Trump has run around 2,200 Facebook ads using “invasion” to describe immigration according to Media Matters. Neiwert argues the most important thing Americans can do is vote.

Brut.

08/11/2019 10:19 AMupdated: 08/12/2019 1:23 PM
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  • Michael C.
    08/11/2019 10:27

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  • Steve P.
    08/11/2019 10:28

    I'm sorry but where do people come up with this Horse-Shit? ...

  • Abraham Y.
    08/11/2019 10:30

    It's not White Nationalism. Democrats should accept the fact that Americans sleep peacefully at home because guns are with them to protect them from criminals and terrorists. Dayton shooter has killed his own sister and it's a clear evidence that he's not a white supremacist. The shooter,his sister and their relative came by car to the site. All are White Americans. Democrats are now exposed by this evidence. All the recent shootings show there's no racism but machoism, just to show muscle power. They're all inspired by modern action movies like Avengers, You Were Never Really Here, Death Wish etc., Violent TV shows and bloodyvideo games also inspire them.. Democrats are not intelligent enough to understand how action movies brainwash present day youngsters and muscular men. This is the difference between Islamic terrorists who are religious fanatics and macho Europeans who want adventure and bloody violence. They get motivation from action movie actors suchas Maisie Williams, Tom Hardy, and Donald Glover ,Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan.

  • Ricardo F.
    08/11/2019 10:33

    We need to get rid of this racist idiot who is running this country to the ground

  • Joe C.
    08/11/2019 10:41

    Trump has totally diminished and tarnished everything honourable about the US presidency for sure....

  • Joe C.
    08/11/2019 10:43

    These are trump good people....they're nothing but vandals and privileged white boys terrorists

  • Charles S.
    08/11/2019 10:51

    Unbelievable!!!!! We all know the dam democrats have said there will be no civility until democrats control the house , and senate . We know that BLM, ANTIFA, GAY PRIDE is all about the weakening of white males it’s been happening for far to long . We will not set back and allow you to call us the DEPLORABLE while causing all this unrest in our country. We aren’t behind the mass murders , it’s like Ebstein committing suicide it just didn’t happen.

  • Chris J.
    08/11/2019 10:52

    Trump is not far-right.

  • Craig E.
    08/11/2019 11:00

    Trump 2020!!!!

  • Ricardo P.
    08/11/2019 11:05

    He's the first Real KKK president and he's actually doing his Make Racism Great Again.

  • Johnny A.
    08/11/2019 11:23

    It's funny how you blame Trump while all the violence is from the extreme Left.

  • Tomek W.
    08/11/2019 11:24

    So who fueled all the mass shootings before Trump? 🤔

  • William M.
    08/11/2019 11:36

    The left are the one who instigates this crap by the hate they preach, fake news Antifia and even the ones debating for the left presidental. All that comes out of their is their hate of Trump. I believe that if these people running for president tell lies the should be punished for purgery as we would. That would disqualify all the democrats.

  • Will H.
    08/11/2019 11:39

    Dude I don't care what color there skin is,we take one million every year,but it's correct way,legal get it ,

  • Jeremy S.
    08/11/2019 11:40

    trump is the man as he has the balls to do what he says..not just talk talk..yes maybe he is an asshole but he puts AMERICA first above all else racist maybe but why do born and bred citizens go home less and hungry while illegals get all free benifits and bring in drugs and crime to the usa???? TRUMP IS NOT A POLITICIAN HE WILL NEVER BE he is a leader rem that america u voted for him.........he has balls not just talk talk woof woof ...GOD BLESS AMERICA......

  • David M.
    08/11/2019 11:42

    El es culpable de las masacres... Porque ven en el su más grande líder de su estupidez..

  • Steeve P.
    08/11/2019 11:46

    They are fine people

  • Tony T.
    08/11/2019 11:47

    You are a idiot for thinking and saying that. You are very wrong not true

  • Sylvien V.
    08/11/2019 12:31

    Trump is Nazist Dangerous ..a brainwasher killing Machine!

  • Laurie T.
    08/11/2019 13:01

    I see the prez has his trolls on board.