Far right women sell xenophobia with pretty faces

On February 22, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the niece of France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen, took the stage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. She railed against globalism, decrying the European Union for turning France “from the eldest daughter of the Catholic Church to the little niece of Islam.”

Maréchal-Le Pen's presence at CPAC demonstrates a disturbing trend where the Republican Party is increasingly abandoning its conservative principles for nationalistic “blood and soil” rhetoric. Just as disturbing --- and surprising --- is the number of women advocating for nationalism in movements that are strongly anti-feminist.

Anti-feminism is ingrained in various far-right groups, with outright misogyny sometimes on display.

Anti-feminism is ingrained in various far-right groups, with outright misogyny sometimes on display, yet there are a number of prominent women speaking out against globalization and immigration, like political activists Lauren Southern and Tara McCarthy.

Southern, a far-right Canadian political activist, has over 330,000 Twitter followers and has contributed to Rebel Media and Breitbart. In 2016, she authored and self-published Barbarians: How Baby Boomers, Immigrants, and Islam Screwed My Generation, which “expose[s] the frauds, liars, idiots, and above all, barbarians” as those responsible for the decline of Western civilization.

Tara McCarthy, a British white supremacist, hosts Reality Calls, a webcast promoting ethnonationalism and anti-globalism. She co-hosted the webcast, Virtue of the West, with Brittany Pettibone, a self-proclaimed American Nationalist before its GoFundMe was taken down for promoting racism.

Like Maréchal-Le Pen, Southern and McCarthy are focused on national identity, often combining their criticisms of globalism with a pursuit for racial homogeneity.

“I view ethnonationalism as the healthiest way for our world to function in accordance with nature as it has done since the beginning of humankind, and also as the most desirable way for it to continue,” McCarthy argued in a now-archived YouTube video.

Southern shares a similar sentiment in her book.

“Unchecked immigration is a moral eyesore,” Southern wrote. “It asks our states to fail their most basic obligations by putting the needs of faceless, dubiously friendly strangers over the needs of the citizens they exist to protect and serve.”

These women are not just pretty faces.

While Southern or McCarthy is unlikely to appear on stage at CPAC anytime soon, they shouldn’t be mindlessly dismissed as just white supremacy Barbies. These women are not just pretty faces. They have found a way to repackage xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiments into a more palatable narrative: protecting women and preserving tradition.

Far-right nationalists like Southern have used the migrant crisis, which roughly began in 2015 and saw millions of African, Middle Eastern and Asian migrants fleeing to European shores, as proof of a Muslim invasion of white Christian Europe. The majority of migrants are indeed Muslims fleeing their war-torn homes in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, in search of security and better economic opportunities, but a portion are Yazidi Christians running from religious persecution from ISIS.

Nevertheless, far-right nationalists don’t see the overwhelming flow of refugees as a human rights crisis but as a threat toward European identity.

Génération Identitaire, a European alt-right movement, led a mission called Defend Europe to stop nongovernmental organizations like SOS Méditerranée from conducting search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean.

Southern, joined by Brittany Pettibone, an American alt-right activist, helped crowdfund for Defend Europe missions. In May 2017, Southern joined a mission to try and stop the SOS Méditerranée’s vessel Aquarius from bringing migrants to the coast of Sicily last July.

“If the politicians won’t stop the boats, we’ll stop the boats,” Southern said during a live stream of her Defend Europe mission.

Defend Europe, along with Southern, have argued the NGOs are complicit in human trafficking and are responsible for migrants drowning by acting as a “pull factor.” The group alleges that the NGOs presence leads migrants to think the passage to Europe is safer than it actually is.

This is a shallow attempt to rebrand their anti-migrant efforts as concern for migrants’ lives, as Defend Europe’s ships are decorated with banners reading, “You will not make Europe home.”

In a similar vein, far right activists have painted their xenophobia as concern over sexual assault.

A far-right campaign, promoted by Génération Identitaire, called 120 decibels is attempting to co-opt the MeToo movement to raise awareness of sexual assault committed by migrants. Pettibone herself has advocated for this movement.

The far-right’s concern over sexual assault in this matter is a thinly-veiled attack on migrants, an attempt to demonize them in the minds of politicians and the public. They present an apocalyptic vision of a migrant crime wave sweeping across Europe with white women as the primary victims suffering from sexual violence.

The campaign’s website argues there is a surge in sexual assaults by migrants which is caused “by the misogynistic cultural-conditioning that migrants inherit from majority-Muslim countries where in many cases women are treated like second-class citizens.”

The truth is far more complicated than 120 decibels wants people to believe. In 2005, Sweden broadened the legal definition of rape to include incidents where a man removes a condom during sex. This expansion along with victims feeling more comfortable going to the police may account for an increase in rape statistics.

They only care about promoting nationalism.

As Mona Charen argues in National Review, “the image of hordes of immigrants raping Swedish women, however, is, to say the least, overheated.”

A wave of sexual assaults committed by migrants is also overblown in Germany.

Far right women like Southern and Pettibone may claim they care about human rights and sexual assault victims, but the reality is they only care about promoting nationalism. No amount of flawless foundation and glossy lips can hide the ugliness of white nationalism.

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Lindsay Marchello is a Young Voices Advocate and an Associate Editor with the Carolina Journal. Follow her on Twitter @LynnMarch007.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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