To the ‘Alt-Right’: A message from the Grandson of Holocaust Survivors

Written by Jackson Richman on . Posted in Op-Ed

This article was originally published by Red Alert Politics.

At the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), I passed by prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer, who beforehand said, “Effectively, any policy, idea, or belief that is markedly right-wing and traditional — that evokes identity, power, hierarchy, and dominance — must be regulated by the possibility that it could potentially lead back to the German Führer.”

I decided not to give this bigot my attention and, thankfully, he was soon kicked out of the venue and denounced by American Conservative Union executive director Dan Schneider.

Today, especially as the grandson of Holocaust survivors, who endured an era defined by the same “Mein Kampf” ideology that’s echoed by Spencer’s followers, I have no choice but to speak out in the aftermath of what repulsively transpired on Friday night and Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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 Jackson Richman is a recent graduate of George Washington University and is the Capital Commentary/Op-Ed Editor for Kol HaBirah. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, Red Alert Politics, and other outlets. Follow him on Twitter: @jacksonrichman.