The source story in this post is one of those opinion pieces where a reporter infers someone is this or that, using the evidence at hand.
The best way to determine whether Richard Spencer is an “antisemite” is to ask him. Of course, any criticism of liberal Jews would be interpreted as antisemitism by leftist journalists like the author of this source article.
Read this excerpt or click on the link and read the whole article to decide for yourself if the alt-right leader is a a Jew-hater. I don’t think so. He’s just perhaps getting a little more outspoken about the damage that liberal Jews are doing to America.
Excerpt from IREHR.org
During a recent broadcast, longtime neo-Nazi and vicious anti-Semite, David Duke, lavished praise upon his guest, “Alt-Right” white nationalist poster-boy Richard Spencer. Duke told the audience of his eponymous program, “We can’t help but love the guy, and he’s really coming around to our opinion.”
The “opinion” David Duke is so thrilled to see Spencer “coming around to” appears to be Spencer’s move towards fully embracing anti-Semitism as central to the white nationalist Alt-Right struggle.
Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute has increasingly given voice to anti-Semitism and allied his cause with hardcore anti-Semites. Spencer’s alliance with neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin of The Daily Stormer has already produced plans for a January 15th armed march targeting Jews in Whitefish, Montana. And Spencer is currently defending anti-Semites in a spate of Alt-Right in-fighting.
Spencer’s growing embrace of anti-Semitism could add to tension between neo-Nazis and those white nationalists who preach a pan-white nationalism that includes (some) Jews.
Richard Spencer’s Pan-White Political Roots
Open anti-Semitism was not always Spencer’s political bent. As IREHR’s Devin Burghart describes in detail, Spencer’s political chops developed in conservatism generally, and paleo-conservatism, particularly. After serving as assistant editor for Pat Buchanan’s The American Conservative, and later as executive editor at the allied Taki’s Magazine, in 2009 Spencer began his fixation on “contemporary white consciousness.”
Even as he started AlternativeRight.com – which would popularize “Alt-Right” as an umbrella term for a coterie of white nationalists, anti-Muslim bigots, anti-Semites and misogynists – Spencer honed a racism that downplayed anti-Semitism in favor of pan-white nationalism. Such were the politics of Spencer’s paleo-conservative mentors, Sam Francis and Paul Gottfried, as well as Jared Taylor’s American Renaissance (AR), where Spencer became a favorite conference speaker.
The story goes on to note Jared Taylor’s pro-Jewish position and Andrew Anglin’s contrasting “Nazi” style exposure of Jewish mischief.
I’ll end this post with a quote from Richard Spencer which is contained in the story. I fail to see how this bit of honesty could be interpreted as antisemitic.
“I’m not saying that we need them…I’m definitely not saying that European civilization wouldn’t exist without the Jews… But I am saying what you’re saying, which is it’s like, we can’t underestimate their power and the degree to which they really have embedded themselves in our civilization and our psyche. Like it is a powerful thing, we’re not dealing with Mexicans, we’re not dealing with a Chinese civilization…The Jews, it’s a much more painful relationship… It’s a very tragic thing.”
Painful and tragic indeed. Our ancestors should have allowed only white Christians into the United States. We are paying the price for the error of their ways.