Chris Hedges: Alt-Right Movement Has Overt Characteristics of Racism

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 31, 2016

Hillary Clinton recently railed against the rightwing movement known as the “alt-right.” Chris Hedges, host of RT’s ‘On Contact’ joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to discuss this fringe ideology and whether Clinton’s attack on the movement will have any impact. He says that the alt-right movement has “overt characteristics of racism” and that it is “utterly impervious to anything Hillary Clinton says.”

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Loyalty by Gaither Stewart

Loyalty

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by Gaither Stewart
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rome, Italy
August 31, 2016

The quality of loyalty has played an important but perplexing role in my life, both positive and negative, which for many years has prompted countless nocturnal ruminations about the reasons for my concern for what at first glance might be considered banal. Along the way I have experienced that loyalty is often confused with sense of duty to which, in my opinion, it should not be reduced. Instead, rather than a quality related chiefly to duty, obedience or obligation, I have come to relate loyalty more easily to love. Nonetheless, in my experience too much loyalty has been a curse, a cross to bear. As a result of my family background, religious and typical American South, as well as the ideological environment of the second half of the twentieth century in which I became closely involved, I have been infected with a powerful sense of loyalty. The quality of loyalty as I intend it includes—by some complex extension in my mind almost a perversion—discipline and severity and, above all, love. Thus, although at times a handicap and an impediment, loyalty remains ethically desirable.

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