There's the well-known example of Donald Trump—the iconic loudmouth billionaire who tricked many Alt-Righters into seeing him as a "soul mate" because of his uninhibited way of expressing himself, but who, it seems, is merely a boorish civic nationalist, who loves "the Jews" and "the Blacks," and believes in "big, beautiful doors" for immigration.
Really, people, that was the money talking, not the Alt-Rightism.
Then there is exhibit number two, Carl Paladino, an ebullient Italian American who served as the chair of the Trump campaign in New York. The 70-year-old real estate developer shoots from the hip, if that's where his mouth is. Among many bon-mots attributed to him are the following.
Asked in a recent interview what his hopes for 2017 were he said:
"Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford... He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her."Lovely stuff!
Asked who he would to like to see go in the new year, he replied:
"Michelle Obama. I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla."Wow, even I would have to think twice about saying that, so well done, Carl.
He also tweeted that Loretta Lynch should be lynched, and said that children should be kept away from Gay Pride marches because men "wear Speedos and grind against each other."
Meh, most people, probably agree with both of those statements.
Comments like these are typical of the way that we in the Alt-Right troll the PC establishment, and it's refreshing to hear them from the most cucked generation of them all, the Boomers. But while warmly approving of the sentiments, let's remember that this is the money talking, which can sometimes work like too much eggnog at Xmas.
If Paladino didn't have billions in property and powerful friends, who may or may not have the ability to make you wake up next to a horse's head, then it is unlikely that he would be saying any of this—at least in public. As a tough-talking Italian billionaire, he may occassionally talk the talk of the Alt-Right, but, if subsequent statements are anything to go by, he still has to work on walking the walk. Here he is in what I would describe as partial cuck mode:
"I was wired up, primed to be human and make a mistake. I’ve spent years dedicated to the mission to defeat the thought that the liberal progressive elitist establishment can continue to hold our minority children captive in the cycle of poverty simply to provide their voting base. I don’t intend to yield to the fanatics among my adversaries. I certainly am not a racist."The real act of cucking here is to simply accept the Leftist framing that some lighthearted end-of-year remarks, delivered with a mischievous grin to a minor publication, are in effect serious statements of belief and intent. Once there, you're on the slippery slope where the Left wants you. In this respect, Trump is much cannier.
But back to the main point, which is that being Alt-Right means you get to talk, text, or tweet like a billionaire, but without ever having to cuck like one afterwards.
Happy New Current Year!