Alt-Right Politics — November 9, 2017 — Virginia, Texas, and Saudi Arabia
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ISSUE 1: New Virginie In Virginia’s gubernatorial election, Democrat Ralph Northam thrashed Republican Ed Gillespie, 56% to 44. Virginia is just the latest victim of browning demographics. The state, formerly a conservative stronghold, has been on a downslide over the last few decades, largely due to Asiatic immigration and the explosive growth of the DC suburbs.
ISSUE 2: The Saudi Schism Saudi Arabia is on edge. This week, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman arrested dozens of senior officials and oligarchs, most of whom, coincidentally, were his cousins. The pretense for the arrests was “corruption,” a word which is easy to conflate with “business.” More likely, bin Salman intends to reign in potential political rivals, including Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world’s richest men. Bin Talal also bears an uncanny resemblance to Don Corleone.
ISSUE 3: The Texas Shooting November 5th, a gunman opened fire on a baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The spree killed 26 and wounded 20. Gun control, mental health, all the usual points have been trotted out. These shootings are now de rigeure. The media narratives all presuppose that there is an easy way to prevent them. If we only knew his motives. But what is the fundamental cause of this senseless violence?
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