Guest Opinion: The ‘Alt-Right’?

Things have been crazy on the political spectrum since the election of Donald Trump, haven’t they?

I am becoming familiar with a phrase that I had never heard before the election. This phrase is “Alt-Right.”

“Alt-Right” is used to describe those that believe in the unacceptable. It is used to describe Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, the KKK, and basically any “other” that advocates violence to others based merely on the color of their skin, or their sexual preferences. (The term is used to label anyone with whom the left disagrees and to stifle debate and free speech. It has conveniently replaced, racist, sexist, homophobe … )

I guess, by calling those groups “Alt-Right,” they are supposed to be the fringe element of those of us who identify as “conservative.”

The mainstream media would have people believe those who are part of the “Alt-Right” are what Republicans really want to be, but are too afraid to express it. They would have people think that it is only a matter of time before those who support President Trump are all out carrying rebel flags and burning crosses.

Let’s take a moment to think this out, shall we?

At our core, conservatives believe that government only has a few responsibilities. Those responsibilities are laid out in the preamble to the Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

That’s it. Pretty simple, pretty straight forward.

Now, let’s look at liberal/progressive ideology, shall we?

The liberal believes that, at it’s core, the government needs to do everything for everybody. The government should take care of us from the cradle to the grave. They believe in “redistribution of wealth.” If you make more money than your neighbor, they think it is unfair, and that you should be forced by the government to subsidize their living, so they have as much as you do, no matter how little they work.

The liberals of today, think that socialism is the way to go. They believe there should be so much government that it controls who has what, and how much they should have.

Socialism is defined as: “An economic system in which goods and services are provided through a central system of cooperative and/or government ownership rather than through competition and a free market system.”

I would say that is a pretty good definition of today’s liberals. Forget competition, forget free market. Let the government decide everything.

Taken to the next level — and one that has been in the news lately-they are the ones that have been responsible for the tearing down of statues from reports — is communism. Communism is defined as: “Economic and social system in which all (or nearly all) property and resources are collectively owned by a classless society and not by individual citizens.”

In other words, the government owns everything, and the government gives to those according to what it thinks they need.

Let’s let that sink in. The liberal wants the government to control every aspect of our lives. They want government so big, that it decides every aspect of our lives.

The perfect example of this is the tragic story of Charlie Gard. This was the infant that, due to a congenital disease, the English government decided that it was more cost effective to let it die, rather than to allow the parents to bring him to the United States to receive treatment that could have allowed him to live.

The government decided that he should die.

Now, we get to the main point of what I want to bring out. The Liberals want so much government that it even controls who lives and who dies. Who else thinks that?

Is it the Republican? Nope.

Is it the Neo-Nazi, the White Supremacist and the Klansmen? They believe that the government has failed the white people, and think that all non-white people do not deserve to live.

They think the government should be so big, that it only allows white people to be successful.

Correct me if I am wrong, but does that not sound more like it aligns with the liberal ideology?

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the “Alt-Left.”

Matthew Rainwater is chair of the Clallam County Republican Party. See