Tuesday, 10 January 2017
quote [ How racism and immigration gave us Trump, Brexit, and a whole new kind of politics ]
This is a new kind of right wing that most Americans are not familiar with.
But to me, the more important thing is a shift in strategies that I think a lot of people in this Trump administration, Steve Bannon, and others want to do, which is all through all our lifetimes, Republicans, Democrats have basically supported the post World War II international order and seen Russia, or the Soviet Union, as a threat to that.
Bannon and others in the international tea party movement do not support that order. They see Russia as a potential ally of nationalist populists against Islam. And that would be a fundamental shift in American foreign policy if we're more pro Russia than we are pro NATO. And to me, one of the interesting things in this whole administration will be Bannon versus Trump. That is to say a guy with the ideology versus a guy with no attention span who sees a lot of shiny objects.
Meet the Press - January 8, 2017
The White Nationalist strain is not conservative as a matter of fact is about as far away from Reagan Conservatism as possible. The really ironic thing is that it is an international movement each group claiming nationalism in their own counties.
What unites far-right politicians and their supporters, on both sides of the Atlantic, is a set of regressive attitudes toward difference. Racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia — and not economic anxiety — are their calling cards.
All of this seem way over Trumps head...and Anti to the John McCains of this world. Russia as an allie in the next Crusade a realignment of the post WWII world like we have never seen. And now a champion in the Whitehouse.