Letters to the Editor
December 15, 2022

To the Editor:
This New Year is going to be one of the most important in the history of our country. There are political choices to be made in trying to navigate the turbulence of the changes that face us at home and worldwide. While Trump himself licks his wounds at MAL, what does the Trumpian GOP have planned for us?
Last week in Manhattan, radical far-Right figures including neo-fascists, US White nationalists (including Donald Trump Jr., Roger Stone, and Steve Bannon), and ultranationalists in Europe met for the New York Young Republican Club's 110th Annual Gala. That group’s leader, Gavin Wax, proclaimed, “We want to cross the Rubicon. We want total war. We must be prepared to do battle in every arena. In the media. In the courtroom. At the ballot box. And in the streets…”
Republicans dined and laughed with leaders from extreme far-Right European parties like Alternative for Germany, whom German officials placed under surveillance for their ties to extremism, and Austrian Freedom Party. Republican speakers repeatedly voiced an anti-democracy, authoritarian ideology, to the great appreciation of the extremists.
Multiple newly elected GOP congress people, such as George Santos (NY), Georgia-based Mike Collins (GA), and Cory Mills (FL) cheered Marjorie Taylor Greene (MJT), who told the crowd in the event’s closing remarks that the January 6th, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol would have succeeded if she had planned it, and that the insurrectionists would have been armed. She claimed it was a joke. As funny as sedition.
VDARE’s Peter Brim low attended. A promotor of the great replacement conspiracy theory who published a defense of the terrorist who murdered 24 people in an El Paso Wal-Mart in 2019, and who attended the white supremacist American Renaissance conference where Black people were portrayed as being less than fully human.
MTG suggested eliminating Democrat members of House committees in her closing speech, as a way of shifting the tide of power in Washington. She also told the audience Americans it was “almost midnight,” meaning they risked losing their country to perceived enemies. “The party is in a pretty good spot, declared speaker Donald J. Trump, Jr., “but America may not be getting it.”
And this is their solution: White nationalist extremism administered in America by the GOP. Violent, even deadly anti-democratic enforcement measures. Subjugation of half of the electorate. Midnight in America. Trump, Jr., is correct. “America may not be getting it.” It’s time they did.
Kelly Scoles,