Recently, as part of its tenth anniversary special, Red Ice Radio — a far-right, independent media outlet — had Kevin MacDonald as a guest. MacDonald, a retired professor and author of the anti-Semitic book The Culture of Critique, spoke with Red Ice host Henrik Palmgren about Donald Trump and his inevitable nomination by the Republican Party. MacDonald, for his part, revealed why so many on the alt-right support the billionaire.
MacDonald pointed out that never before in his lifetime has the far-right truly had a candidate running for president who actually stood a chance. Usually, with nominees such as John McCain or Mitt Romney, white nationalists “sit it out and ask questions like, ‘Should we back the person who’s least bad? Or should we just give up completely and not vote?'” With the rise of Trumpism on the national stage, things have changed drastically, however.
“Well I think that what got him [Trump] on our radar were his comments on immigration — on Mexican immigration, Mexican criminality, talking about banning Muslims, talking about a nationalist trade policy,” MacDonald said. This is why Trump “got so much discussion in the alt-right,” and why he’s managed to keep them “interested” and “hopeful” about his candidacy.
“I don’t know if you saw some of the reactions in, I guess your old home state, California in terms of the latest one of the rallies that he held there and some of the reactions to it. Did you get a chance to see some of the footage?” Palmgren asked. “Well yeah, I’ve seen a lot of it,” MacDonald replied, and what you notice are the Mexican flags, and hostility, and the violence, and, you know, that’s the thing that a lot of people, even the people on the left, are very concerned that this is gonna turn the election for Trump.” Naturally there is no mention of the widespread violence caused by Trump’s supporters.
Palmgren chalked up this violence to the idea that as soon as whites (or European-Americans) are drawn to a candidate who represents their interests (for example, not being “displaced” by immigrants), it naturally sparks “hostile backlashes.” MacDonald agreed, referring to it as an “anti-white revolution” that is motivated by “hostility” and “hatred.”
MacDonald then predicted that things would only get worse from here, with “wall to wall media hostility” and “violence in the streets,” all in an effort by the left to stop Trump.