The Slur Heard Round the World

11 03 18

The Slur Heard Round the World

by Melissa Ryan

“He’s been terrific. He may be a globalist, but I still like him. He’s seriously globalist, there’s no question, but you know what, in his own way he’s also a nationalist because he loves our country.” –President Trump, 3/8/2018

Yet another example of how Donald Trump is normalizing white supremacy and nationalism, this week he referred to his outgoing National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn as a globalist. President Trump is actually the third member of his administration to refer to Cohn as a globalist. Both OMB Director Mick Mulveney and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders used the term to describe Cohn previously.

Globalist is used as an anti-semitic slur by the Frog Squad, a core of Donald Trump’s base. If you’re wondering how it became socially acceptable for the President and multiple White House Staffers to use a slur in official communications, I have an answer: it’s the inevitable result of the radicalization that’s been happening online for the past couple of years as the International Alternative Right movement continues to absorb disparate online communities. Given that President Trump couldn’t bring himself to denounce neo-nazi’s after Charlottesville, the fact the normalization of anti-semitic slurs in the White House isn’t shocking. It’s long past time to stop pretending like Trump’s behavior is an anomaly.

Generation Identity: European Far-Right Group to Launch in America

Simon Murdoch of HOPE not hate

A few weeks ago, in this newsletter we published an article by HOPE not hate on Identitarianism in America that explained the increasing influence of this European far-right movement in the USA.

HOPE not hate can now reveal that Generation Identity (GI), the most important European Identitarian network and the group behind the Defend Europe project, is launching stateside, currently recruiting activists and already has events planned.

Find out all the details here.

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