When Republican elected officials like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin were confronted over their appearance at the white nationalist America First Political Action Conference last month, they defended their decision to court this gathering of bigoted, racist, and misogynistic far-right activists by insisting that they were simply engaging “young conservatives” who love America.
Those “young conservatives” were brought together by white nationalist Nick Fuentes, who not only hates America but fundamentally despises the basic concept of democracy, preferring to go back to the days of Catholic monarchy, crusades, and inquisitions.
Fuentes has been unabashed about his love and admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his desire to see Russia conquer and crush the nation of Ukraine in order to humiliate the United States, which he calls “the great Satan.” During Wednesday night’s livestream, Fuentes attacked those who criticize his retrograde worldview by asserting that the 21st century “sucks” and democracy is worthless.
“I’m a reactionary,” Fuentes said. “I support autocracy.”
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