Understanding the Far Right's Response to the Taliban's Takeover
New essay up at Truthout addressing far right groups’ interpretations of recent events in Afghanistan. Specifically, there are two prevailing themes at the moment: on one hand, they have a qualified admiration for the Taliban, given their shared hatred for (above all) women and LGBTQ people. On the other hand, they are working to stoke public anxiety about and hostility toward Afghan refugees, who they believe are set to “invade” Western countries.
However, it’s important to recognize that these two perspectives do not represent a significant schism among white nationalists or other far right ideologies. On the contrary, they’re just two different ways of expressing the same ideas. Follow the link to read about how that works