Glenn: The far-right movement is reviving in a big way — here’s why it matters to you

In the past few years, there has been a revival of the far-right movement both in Europe and the United States. But what might look like an uptick in independent activity is actually part of a large coordinated plan, guided and financed by the World National-Conservative Movement (WNCM,) a confluence of more than 60 groups and organizations from 28 countries around the world.

What in the world is the World National-Conservative Movement — and why should I care?

In March 2015, a group of fringe political activists from around the globe met in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The meeting, called the International Russian Conservative Forum, was the prelude to what is now the rapidly growing World National-Conservative Movement.

The WNCM’s specific goal is to support (both financially and through aggressive social media campaigning) radical far-right or far-left activist groups or individuals from around the globe. The organisation actively recruits by sending out letters of invitation to potential inductees. American white supremacist and Alt-right leaders in the Charlottesville rallyJared Taylor, Richard Spencer, and Preston Wiginton, feature prominently among their most disreputable recruits.

“All three of these men have one thing in common: connections to the World National Conservative movement and their main ideology,” Glenn explained on today’s show. He added that Russian political activist and author, Alexander Dugin, to the top of the list of populist “puppet masters” in the WNCM.  Dugin’s book, “The Fourth Political Theory” has been called the “Mein Kampf” for established far-right groups all throughout Europe and America. 

“Every influential extreme party in Europe appears to be connected to Russia in some way or another”

 

How is Russia connected with this movement?

Not only did the WNCM movement originate in Russia with the International Russian Conservative Forum, it has continued to flourish under the guidance of Alexander Dugin and policies of Vladimir Putin. The movement has as passed its support and influence on to far-right parties, first in Europe and now in America.

“Every influential extreme party in Europe appears to be connected to Russia in some way or another,” said Glenn. He added, ” If you think that Dugin and the World National-Conservative Movement are entirely separate from the Russian government, consider that Dugin’s books are now required reading at the Russian General Staff Academy [Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, College in Moscow] …. This is the Russian project and it has to be one of the largest intelligence active measures in human history. They’re organised. They’re dedicated. And we’re not even close to focusing on what’s really going on. This is way beyond our current investigation into Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This is really important. This is the early stage of the Nazi movement. We are going to have radicals on the right, and radicals on the left, and the good people who don’t want ether side of it have got to know this stuff.”

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