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Ben Shapiro nails truth about dangerous 'alt-right' movement in fiery tweet storm
Conservative commentor Ben Shapiro writes a masterful explanation of the alt-right movement and what needs to happen to it moving forward. (Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Politicon)

Ben Shapiro nails truth about dangerous 'alt-right' movement in fiery tweet storm

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro masterfully dismantled the narrative surrounding the so-called "alt-right" movement, a far-right political movement that rejects conservatism and embraces white nationalism, in a social media rant on Sunday.

In a 12-tweet Twitter rant, Shapiro decried the "alt-right" movement as "evil" and "having nothing to do with constitutional conservatism." Shapiro's tweets came one day after white nationalists fueled racially charged clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

According to Shapiro, the alt-right is very small faction of the right, but is portrayed by the mainstream media as something much larger and influential than it actually is. The conservative commentator also explained that the alt-right as a "very definite philosophy," which is "articulated" by white supremacists such as Richard Spencer.

The White House is also culpable for its rise, Shapiro said.

"Yes, that includes [President Donald] Trump and [Steve] Bannon," Shapiro wrote.

Shapiro explained that there are three elements that will ensure the alt-right's growth: "Pandering politicians and media figures catering to or ignoring them; Left-wingers labeling all right-wingers alt-right and therefore leading innocent people to believe that alt-right Judy means right; And left-wing violent groups like Antifa that drive fools into the belief that anyone who fights Antifa is necessarily an ally."

What's happening in America, Shapiro went on to explain, resembles a political movement from the 20th century, referring to Hitler's "brownshirts" or "SS" and communists.

"We're watching a tiny microcosm replay of brownshirts vs. reds in Weimar Germany. They're even carrying the same flags," Shapiro said.

To end the alt-right, Shaprio suggested it would take an intentional effort from the White House and the media.

"And leadership in media and especially the White House must actively and thunderously condemn the evil we're watching metastasize," Shapiro wrote.

Trump came under fire on Saturday after he failed to condemn white nationalists and Nazis during a news conference addressing the protests in Charlottesville. Even Republicans, such as Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Cory Gardner (Colo.), called Trump out, telling the president that he needs to call evil by its name.

The White House later issued a statement on Sunday condemning white supremacists.

Read the entire rant below:

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