This report provides a comprehensive guide to understanding the insidious infiltration of white nationalist ideas into the United States. It is essential to recognize that this is not a new phenomenon, but rather a return to an old American political tradition that has taken on a new form and language. To be successful in challenging these ideas, it is essential to comprehend the concepts of white supremacy and how they have been repackaged into language and forms that can more easily enter the dominant political discourse. White nationalism is an attempt to conceal white supremacist ideas with the most respectable language of racial separatism, just as the extreme right has tried to repackage fascist thinking in a more modern way.
All of these variants are based on common notions of white identity and racial superiority, promoting hate and violence as valid political tools, rejecting the values of equality, coexistence and the rule of law in favor of brute power and ethnic division.
Derek Black, a former white nationalist leader who is now an academic studying the origins of racist ideas, takes a cultural approach to understanding the movement by identifying its most important identity symbols. He defines a white nationalist as someone who interacts with the media that primarily serve the white nationalist movement, is friends with other white nationalists, attends white nationalist events, and supports the cause financially and politically. The obsession with genetics and intelligence has long been a hallmark of white supremacists.
This is something they share with President Trump, who loves to brag about his good genes and high IQ. The shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was based on the conspiracy theory that immigration is a Jewish plot to contaminate the white race. This central concept of anti-Semitism was popularized in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a falsification created and disseminated by the Russian imperial secret service that has mutated, changed and changed over time, but never completely disappeared. The glorification of the Confederacy and of a time in American history that sought to oppress and erase people of color is part of a project to redefine true Americans as only those with European heritage.
Simon Clark is a non-resident principal investigator of National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, where he leads the fight against violent white supremacy. Clark is also chairman of the board of directors of Foreign Policy for America, an advocacy group in the United States, USA. UU., Participation in the world and the Center for Combating Digital Hate, in the United Kingdom. He studied at Westminster School and at Wadham College in Oxford, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).
The author would like to thank Derek Black for his ideas on the dynamics of white supremacist radicalization. The positions of American Progress and our policy experts are independent, and the findings and conclusions presented are solely those of American Progress. The political challenge is to expose this scam and help lead a broad, multiracial majority towards a more inclusive policy. Over the past two decades, Silicon Valley companies have been increasingly gaining power in domestic politics as huge funders of think tanks and lobbyists, and tech giants such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft spend millions of dollars every year to influence politics.
A broad coalition of voices in political and civil society must ostracize politicians who traffic in white nationalist language for political ends. The purpose of this report is to help readers recognize and denounce attempts to smuggle white supremacy into everyday politics and to support civic leaders of all political persuasions who oppose this poison.