The annual conference of the National Policy Institute (NPI) saw a group of white American Nationalists hail President-elect Donald Trump and raise their hands in Nazi salute, The Atlantic reported. The conference held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington also saw NPI President Richard B Spencer deliver an anti-race speech towards the end, calling for “peaceful ethnic cleansing”. Spencer is credited for popularising the term alt-right and leading the right-wing movement. The organisation claims it is “dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States.”
The Atlantic reported that throughout the conference members spoke about their ideologies in subtle, harmless words, but once most of the press left, Spencer rose to the dais and began his speech by hailing Trump.”Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!” he screamed into the mic as members stood up to applaud. He called the mainstream media ‘lügenpresse’, a word he says he borrowed from “the original German”. Lügenpresse is a term used by Nazis to describe those who criticised them in the press.
He also called members of the “leftist” media as “soulless Gollum” who repeat whatever John Oliver says in his shows. “It’s not just that they are leftists…not just that they are stupid. Indeed, one wonders if these people are people at all. Or instead some soulless gollum, animated by some dark power to repeat whatever talking point John Oliver stated the night before,” he said.
He then went on to hail the White race as the supreme race that defines a “crusader, striver, explorer, conquerer”. He also claimed that other races look up to the White race for help. “We build, we produce, we go upward. And we recognise the central lie of American race relations. We don’t exploit other groups. We don’t gain anything from their presence; they need us and not the other way around,” he said.
“America was until this past generation a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity. It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us,” he said.