Taylor of American Renaissance talked of the intrinsic whiteness, or European-ness of America as nation, and refuted the notion that defending the national heritage is “racist” or “white supremacist” (since East Asians, as he never tires of reminding us, seem to have higher average IQs).
People who had never heard of the Alt Right before now suddenly knew what a Pepe meme was.
So the journalists who showed up for the NPI press conference on Friday –from the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Mother Jones, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, inter alia — knew they were at a watershed moment in American politics. Hillary was foundering, Trump had evened out the polls and would likely be the next President.
Regardless of the election outcome, the Alt Right was now something to be taken seriously: people like Spencer, Brimelow, and Taylor might well be determining public policy for years to come.
The JQ did come up eventually, as the press conference wound down. Each of the speakers was queried, directly and indirectly, on whether Jews could be white/European/American. And Taylor, Spencer, and Brimelow gave the classic answers we have come to expect.
Basically — Taylor: Yes, if some identify as such and share the proper values.
Spencer: No, because they regard themselves as different.
Brimelow: My answer is somewhere in between.
“I don’t think our support of Trump is about policy, at the end of the day — it’s about style,” Spencer said. “We live in a fragmented, decaying society. We live in a society of moral degeneracy. We’re going to fight our way out it, and sometimes that means using the tools at hand. It’s going to mean unleashing a little chaos.”