EJ Montini (The Repubic/azcentral.com) asks Will Donald Trump react with furor or führer? His answer is “Hail Trump! Hell no.”
The white nationalists of the National Policy Institute over the weekend celebrated the results of the recent presidential election by raising Nazi salutes and shouting “Hail Trump!” The Atlantic Magazine got it on video.
This cannot be acceptable. Accepted as free speech – yes. Acceptable, never. Not by the future president, not by any decent human being.
And yet these people believe in Trump, and believe that he owes them something.
As I said in a previous blog, we’re talking about people who believe in things like ethnic cleansing and establishing a white homeland, the kinds of things that hundreds of thousands of Americans died fighting against in the 1940s.
The president of the National Policy Institute, Richard B. Spencer, told the gathering, “America was, until this last generation, a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity. It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us. … To be white is to be a creator, an explorer, a conqueror."
They may call themselves the “alt-right” movement. They may wear suits. But their intentions are cloaked in white robes with pointy-hoods. And swastikas.