A screenshot of the national memo

“The political agenda that Fuentes promotes is nakedly white nationalist, though he eschews the term because of the ‘baggage’ that accompanies it, insisting that he’s only an ‘American nationalist’—thereby ignoring his group’s replication of white nationalist ideas (particularly ‘white genocide’), as well its unrepentant anti-Semitism. As Ben Lorber explained at Political Research Associates, ‘Fuentes seeks to secure a place for white nationalist concerns within the shifting consensus that defines movement conservatism. His momentum both accelerates and reflects the mainstreaming of white nationalism in U.S. politics, and highlights the challenges posed to existing ‘counter-extremism’ strategies in the face of an increasingly normalized far right.’”

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