Politics has been a messy business here in the United States for longer than any of us can truly understand, but 2020 has been something else entirely.
This is a year in which the hyperbolic beasts of our lesser traits have been let loose upon the general public. Americans are more agitated than they were in 2016. We’re more annoyed and we’re angrier. And we are certainly more violent.
Organize hate has made its way back into the mainstream political conversation in a big way, and in some surprising capacities.
White nationalist Richard Spencer has said he will be backing Democratic candidate Joe Biden in November’s election after previously distancing himself from Donald Trump.
Spencer, who was one of the key figureheads of the alt-right movement, tweeted how he is “on Team Joe” on Monday, adding in a self-made campaign slogan, “Liberals are clearly more competent.”
In a series of tweets, Spencer further explained his reasoning for backing Biden.
“The MAGA/Alt-Right moment is over. I made mistakes; Trump is an obvious disaster; but mainly the paradigm contained flaws that we now are able to perceive. And it needs to end,” Spencer wrote. “So be patient. We’ll have another day in the sun. We need to recover and return in a new form.”
Then came the truly shocking tweet below:
— Richard ? Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) August 24, 2020
Of course, one has to wonder if a man whose moral bar is so low that he openly admits to racism is capable of using his platform and his image to disparage Biden by endowing him with such an endorsement?
Spencer knows that he isn’t well liked among liberals, (or among sane people), and so this may just be his way of attaching his own brand of evil to Joe Biden ahead of the election.
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