As I said in a previous reply, white supremacy played a part and is emboldened, but there are…
Jay
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You’re now over-simplying the global “right”. A couple of examples:

UK: The Conservative Party has repeatedly denounced the openly racsist statements of UKip, leading to a fracture within the party during the Brexit vote.

Sweden: The Swedish conservative Moderaterna gave up power in 2014 rather than form a coalition with the Sverige Demokraterna (former Nazi-party) which would have allowed them to continue governing.

France, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Greece — there are numerous cases where traditional conservative parties have refused to embrace, colaborate or merge with xenophobic/racist extremists to their political detriment. In terms of mature, functioning democracies, they are the majority.

Of course the GOP has company: Austrailia, Norway, Italy and Hungary (though I would argue that their democracy is hardly mature).

The point:
There are several members of the “global right” who have not exploited racial-hate and are rather still just traditionally conservative — they are potential allies in an argument that needs to move from “us vs. them” to the simpler “right vs. wrong.” Not every conservative embraces neo-fascism.

We need to careful not to mistakenly excuse what the GOP has done as merely being “conservative”, “right-wing” or “morally Christian.” All those things have been abandoned. Neo-fascism is an altogether more dangerous thing. Voter-supression, gerry-mandering. It is an attack on democracy itself.

All the rules have changed and you seem to still be playing a game that’s already ended. This is no longer two-sides within a healthly, functioning democracy. Here’s the new game: Those who believe in a democracy where everyone is equal and those who do not. Civil War part 2.

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