Imagine my shock.
“The prominent neo-Nazi Richard Spencer disavowed white nationalism after being spotted on the Bumble dating app as describing himself as politically moderate, Jezebel editor-in-chief Laura Bassett reported.
A dating profile under Spencer’s name, and said he was based in Dallas, Texas, described him as moderate and vaccinated.
Jezebel said it had verified the profile. Insider was unable to independently verify the account.
When contacted by Jezebel and asked about why his political views appeared to have changed, Spencer responded: “If you’re on a path that leads nowhere, you have to rethink things.”
“I’m not a white supremacist leader anymore,” he said. “The entire right generally hates me. The feeling is mutual.”
Spencer was a prominent figure in the American white-nationalist movement, having made a name for himself by speaking provocatively to mainstream news outlets and on college campuses.
He was one of the organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and also coined the phrase “alt-right.”
But Spencer told Jezebel that he was now “pretty much a liberal” on issues like gun control and abortion.
When asked if he was still a white nationalist, Spencer responded: “The notion of listing my politics as ‘conservative’ makes me cringe. It’s complicated. I’m not a white nationalist.” …”
Keith Woods said it best.
Richard Spencer is a man who has burned a thousand bridges. None of them are his fault. It is conservatives who are the problem. It is the Dissident Right that is the problem. Not Richard’s inability to stick with anything whether it is a friend, a website, an organization, a marriage, etc.
I suppose the news here is that his relationship with Megan has ended. I was unaware of this development. This, of course, hardly comes as a surprise. It seems like every other relationship he has cultivated has ended the same way. The Alt-MSNBC movement is also going nowhere. There is no audience for a movement which is purely about Richard Spencer’s conventional recycled liberal takes.
Note: I never had a falling out with Spencer. I just watched him self destruct and continue traveling down this road to nowhere. He used to be a minor celebrity and he isn’t even that anymore.