Germination of Extremism: The Devils Are Here

attentionHistory is unfolding, and most Americans are not even aware of what lurks in the shadows.

President-elect Donald Trump has named Steve Bannon as his Chief Strategist (Dwyer). In case you missed it, Bannon has been instrumental not only in Trump’s late campaign surge to victory, but also in operating Breitbart, the far-right wing propaganda machine (Woodruf and Resnick).  It may not appear so irregular to tap a successful political party figure for an administrative role. However, what you may not know is that Breitbart has moved so far right that they have morphed into an outlet for promoting and defending the alt-right movement (Pigot; Posner).  The euphemism of the alt-right movement belies its intent – they are white nationalists wearing suits and ties (King).

That’s right, Trump just named Bannon as chief strategist, a person rooted in an organization that has been defending white nationalism.

Hell is empty, and the devils are here.

Lest you think these claims are conspiracy-theory lunacy, check the sources at the links below.

Sources:

Dwyer, C. (2016). Trump Taps Reince Priebus As Chief of Staff, Steve Bannon As Chief Strategist. NPR: The Two-Way.

King, S. (2016). KING: How Donald Trump is leading the transformation to turn the Republican Party into the new KKK. New York Daily News.

Piggott, S. (2016). Is Breitbart.com Becoming the Media Arm of the ‘Alt-Right’? Southern Poverty Law Center.

Posner, S. (2016). How Donald Trump’s New Campaign Chief Created an Online Haven for White Nationalists: Breitbart News is “the platform for the alt-right,” boasts Stephen Bannon. MotherJones.com.

Woodruff, B. and Resnick, C. (2016). Alt Right Rejoices at Donald Trump’s Steve Bannon Hire: As Breitbart’s chief, Steve Bannon did a lot to normalize the racist, anti-Semitic world of the alt right. The Daily Beast.

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