Richard Spencer, a leader within the so-called “alt-right” movement, spoke at a gathering of white
supremacists nationalists in Washington last weekend. Spencer led the group of over 200 people in praising Donald Trump‘s victory with a Nazi salute, and a chilling rallying call for what appears to be a divisive agenda.
The annual conference for the National Policy Institute was held in the Ronald Reagan Building this past Saturday, meeting to discuss the group’s aims to protect the heritage and identity of white people in the United States and across the world, reports The Atlantic.
The publication writes that Spencer stated loudly to the crowd “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory” which prompted the attendees to stand, clap and raise their hand in the familiar Nazi salute.
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Spencer has popularized the term “alt-right” to describe the movement he leads. Spencer has said his dream is “a new society, an ethno-state that would be a gathering point for all Europeans,” and has called for “peaceful ethnic cleansing.”
For most of the day, a parade of speakers discussed their ideology in relatively anodyne terms, putting a presentable face on their agenda. But after dinner, when most journalists had already departed, Spencer rose and delivered a speech to his followers dripping with anti-Semitism, and leaving no doubt as to what he actually seeks. He referred to the mainstream media as “Lügenpresse,” a term he said he was borrowing from “the original German”; the Nazis used the word to attack their critics in the press.
“America was until this past generation a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity,” Spencer said. “It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us.”
Video excerpts of Spencer’s speech by way of The Atlantic can be seen below. The publication will release the full profile on Spencer next month.
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