Actual and Legitimate Equivalence: Antifa and the White Supremacists

Actual and Legitimate Equivalence: Antifa and the White Supremacists

Actual and Legitimate Equivalence: Antifa and the White Supremacists

"I think they do".

It's a "made-up term" used by people on the right to "suggest there is a similar movement on the left", Segal said. Now Trump has made it easy for the press to describe alt-right and alt-left forces "clashing" at white nationalist mob actions.

The idea of trying to create an "alt-left" to compare to the much-criticized "alt-right" likely makes sense from Trump's apparent perspective.

"I tell you this, there are two sides to a story, to what took place there", Trump insisted to reporters.

Stephanie Carvin, an assistant professor of worldwide affairs at Carleton University and former government security analyst, said that before Tuesday, she had never heard the term "alt-left".

Hours after Trump on Tuesday reverted to blaming the violence on "both sides", the satirical news show said the president has reached an important turning point.

Also, unlike the alt-right, alt-left wasn't coined by members of the movement, but rather, it's used as an insult against people who oppose far-right ideologies.

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If Coulter agrees to call her opponents "Antifa", does it logically follow that she is happy to identify as a fascist?

Antifa, which sits on the extreme far-left of the political spectrum, is a decentralized network of people from varying degrees of political leanings. "I can say that from experience at Breitbart, where he promoted the profile of black conservatives, gay conservatives, Muslim conservatives".

"The "alt-right" or "alternative right" is a name now embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to themselves and their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States in addition to, or over, other traditional conservative positions such as limited government, low taxes and strict law-and-order", wrote John Daniszewski, vice president for standards for The Associated Press, on November 28, 2016.

President Trump today pulled back today from yesterday's already too late and wobbly criticism of the alt-right and racist thugs who were responsible for the mayhem and violence in Charlottesville on Saturday. Also, it's an easy way to charge up supporters.

Photo President Trump spoke Tuesday at Trump Tower in Manhattan. "They want minorities, they want people who are lower in status than them, they are attacking the people in the world who are generally less powerful". "But it does not give these alt-left protesters, doesn't give people of good conscious even, the right to attack them, punch them, hit them, et cetera".

But there's no equivalent with the anti-Semitic and bigoted groups that call themselves "alt-right", he said.

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