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Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be? We have all learned a lot in the last two weeks!

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The new right is the growing intellectual backbone of the Trump movement. After reading this article over the summer, I went on a deep dive to learn it. You need to know it too. It's not fringe. It's real and it's dangerous. 1/ Here's a quick primer.

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4/ Essentially, the new right wants to roll back American social progress 100 years. Women should know their place (behind men), and "multiculturalism" is corrosive. America needs a dominant culture, says the new right, and it should be white and patriarchal.

@POTUS : Ukraine has the same rights that belong to every sovereign nation. #UNGA 

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10/ This is a dystopia, but a true possibility. Trump and the new right are more aligned than ever today. So it's time we call out the new right for its radical belief structure, before it's too late.

3/ The new right believes that humans require strict behavior constraints, and that government should be organized to impose these constraints through a type of Christian neo-theocracy. That's why the new right supports bans on abortion and homosexuality.

2/ At its heart, the new right represents a rejection of classic liberalism - the idea that individual rights, free but fair markets, and democracy best secure happiness. "A free life is hell on earth", one of their thought leaders wrote this weekend.

7/ Tellingly, the new right talks a lot about social but not economic restraints. "I no longer believe democracy and freedom are compatible", says the new right's patron, Peter Thiel. But what he wants is less consumer regulation and more freedom for monopoly power.

5/ Further, the new right believes democracy has outlived its usefulness. Democracy is too inefficient, and voters are too dumb. Curtis Yarvin, the intellectual muse of the new right, supports a monarchy, writing: "Democracy...is just impossible. With today’s voters, at least".

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