The NeoNazi Supporters Of Donald Trump
When I wrote last week that Donald Trump reminds me of Adolf Hitler, I mentioned the racist violence that Trump has inspired, but didn’t touch on Trump’s growing group of supporters from the ranks of Americans who explicitly celebrate the ideology and brutality of Hitler and the Nazis. It’s not difficult, though, to find neoNazis campaigning for Trump.
Rocky Sudayha, leader of the American Nazi Party writes of Donald Trump: “Americans of ALL races are FED UP with this ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION — so he says that he’ll BUILD a WALL to keep them out! CHEERS!”
From the Stormfront neoNazi web site come statements like these:
“It would be refreshing to have someone like him as pRESIDENT.” – CelticRok
“As long as he’s pro-2nd Amendment, pro-border control (ideally, anti-anchor baby and pro-deportation), pro balanced budget (zero deficit), and pro zero debt, he’ll get my vote.” – NoMoreWhiteGuilt
“Trump will prevail where Hitler failed.” – Vikaryan
“Trump is THE ONLY OPTION in this election and he has a damn good chance of taking it. Not voting for Trump will just leave the door open to cuckservatives and liberals. This may be the last chance America gets to do something pro-white in the polls.” – Tundra
“Trump can and will be beneficial to nationalism in the U.S. because he is getting people excited about protecting and defending White culture. Some time down the road another person or event will happen that will get Whites to make the switch to national socialism but for right now this is the best we have.” – Defend Our Homeland
From the ProWhiteParty blog: “Trump inspire a large number of White people, who haven’t voted for years, to vote for him in 2016.”
From the editor of the American Resistance white supremacist web site: “This could be the last chance whites have to vote for a president who could actually do something useful for them and for their country.”
Donald Trump doesn’t openly embrace support from neoNazis, white supremacists, and members of the KKK. His program of racist nationalism, however, is just what American Nazis have been demanding for decades. Most of Donald Trump’s supporters aren’t open white supremacists, and would never appear in public wearing a swastika, but they do support Trump’s agenda of using ethnic minorities as scapegoats for all of America’s problems.
What’s most worrying is not the rise of Donald Trump in itself, but the substantial number of American racists who are assisting his rise to power. Donald Trump currently enjoys a larger number of supporters than any other Republican presidential candidate. The Republican Party’s enthusiasm for institutionalized racism, nationalist devotion to “The Homeland”, outlandish techniques of torture, and aggressive militarism haven’t reached the level seen in Nazi Germany, but we should be wary of any leader who capitalizes on hatred and anger to lead our country in that direction.