Trump’s Alt-Right coming to SA

The country has emerged as a primary target in the White House’s global offensive against Western liberal culture, writes Shannon Ebrahim. The Trump administration is targeting South Africa as a destination in need of its Alt-Right ideology. If Trump decides to send South African Joel Pollak, the editor-at-large of Breitbart news as the new US Ambassador to South Africa, then the agenda of the White House in South Africa is clear.The primary reason to send one of Trump’s most valuable ideological weapons to South Africa would be the perceived need to overturn a ruling party which is a pillar in the world of progressive left wing and inclusive politics. The goal would be for one of Breitbart’s foremost ideologists – Joel Pollak – to lay the foundations for a right wing party in South Africa to take power at the next elections, which could eventually buy into Trump’s far right worldview. ….more

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