The following news report is fairly accurate, although slanted. The ABC News video at the source site contains at least two lies.
Commentary after the story.
Excerpt from ABC News
White nationalist Richard Spencer wasn’t fazed by the protesters who turned up at his Texas A&M University appearance on Tuesday.
“We triggered the world,” Spencer told “Nightline.” “I think it’s good to trigger people little bit. When you get triggered it means that you’re shocked, you thought something that you haven’t thought before. It means that you have an open mind and you can start to see the world differently.”
But what Spencer actually triggered on campus was the unified presence of thousands of people demonstrating their opposition to his views by attending a competing event at a the university’s football stadium.
Spencer is credited with coining the term “alt-right,” which he described as “the identity politics for white people in the 21st century.”
“I think the alt-right has gained a great deal of ground, precisely because we are provocative,” he added. “And precisely because, to use bad language, we don’t give a —- on some level.”
Spencer, 38, came to national attention when video surfaced of him at a Washington, D.C. conference in November shouting “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory,” as some members of the crowd raised their hands in a Nazi salute.
Spencer said he yelled out “Hail Trump,” “in the spirit of irony and exuberance.” He added that he saw the president-elect as someone who “sling-shotted our movement into fame.” The moment he found out Trump won the presidency, Spencer said if felt like a kind of “miracle.”
“If someone had told me two years ago that Donald Trump would be the alt-right hero and he would be president, I would be like, ‘What ridiculous movie are you talking about like this is not real life,’ but it is real life,” Spencer said.
Trump has said he disavows and condemns the alt-right movement.
In an interview with “Nightline,” Spencer claimed he is not a white supremacist or a racist, but it is difficult to understand his incendiary rhetoric any other way.
He told Mother Jones magazine that “Hispanics and African Americans have lower average IQs than whites and are more genetically predisposed to commit crimes” – a pseudo-science argument of white supremacists which has been widely discredited. But Spencer called it, “an empirical fact.”
“When you study, say average intelligence say around the world, and you keep getting the same answer, at some point you are going to have to look towards genetics as a cause,” Spencer said.
His deeply inflammatory world view involves an all-white “ethno state” where races are segregated through peaceful “ethnic cleansing,” though he has been quoted before as saying that it could be bloody.
“I think the current paradigm we’re living under is going to lead to blood and tears,” Spencer said. “I don’t know exactly what is going to happen but yes I do think that if there is going to be a major crack up… predominantly on racial lines.”
Spencer’s organization, the National Policy Institute, is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for promoting far-right, white-nationalist views.
“The term alt-right is really nothing more than a re-branding of white supremacy for the digital age,” said Southern Poverty Law Center president Richard Cohen. “I don’t think anybody should be fooled by what it is at its core and that is white supremacy.”
Spencer, who was raised in Dallas but now lives in Montana, has been banned by local businesses in his neighborhood. His own parents, he says, “think I’m a little crazy.” Alums from his Class of 1997 at the elite prep school St Marks he attended in Dallas started a fund for immigrants to repudiate his views. He said he has been banned from 25 European countries for his views.
“I’ve been banned from most of Europe,” he said, with a smile. “A lot of things have been strained because of my activism, yes, it’s been very difficult.”
1. Mexicans have La Raza, blacks have the Black Panthers and NAACP to promote their respective identities. But let whites even talk about an identity and it creates smear jobs and slander from the (((press.)))
2. Spencer’s NPI is labeled a hate group by the SPLC because the SPLC tags all groups that oppose the leftist agenda as hate groups.
3. IQ is not discredited by anyone but the left. Spencer is correct when he says that black and Latino IQs are lower on average than the average white person’s IQ. I suspect Spencer noted that Asian IQ is higher than white IQ, but that part of what he said was omitted from this smear job.
4. The fact that thousands of leftbots may have boycotted Spencer’s talk reveals just what babies today’s students are. Intelligent people listen to all sides and try to avoid taking positions because that’s what “everyone” says you’re supposed to believe. Sadly, Texas A & M is one of the countries most conservative campuses, or should I say cuckservative!