If Alt-Right Means Nazi Cosplay, I am Not Alt-Right

A brief comment on Charlottesville –

When the term alt-Right began to be used it referred to the legitimate groundswell of Conservative activity against political correctness and extreme leftism. That cause remains worthy.

However, I am a Conservative and my grandfather was awarded a medal for shooting Nazis. Costumed Hitler-enthusiasts and Klansman are an affront to all decent people. Alt-Right cannot mean “Alt-Reich” if it is to have a future as a meaningful movement.

The election of Donald Trump in the United States and the vote for Brexit in the United Kingdom reflected a desire for a serious conversation about national identity and suppression of free speech by a complacent and bullying left-wing establishment.

If that conversation is to happen then decent people need to distance themselves from the extremists. Vox Day has rightly condemned the alt-Reich and I for one could not agree more.

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About Samuel Collingwood Smith

Samuel Collingwood Smith was born in the north of England, but his family moved south early in his life and spent most of his early years in Welwyn Garden City before attending Queen Mary, University of London, where he studied Economics. Smith was employed as a Labour Party fundraiser in the 2001 General Election, and as a Labour Party Organiser in the 2005 General Election. In 2005 Smith was elected as a Borough Councillor for Haldens Ward on Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and served for 3 years until 2008. In 2009 Smith changed sides to the Conservative party citing division within Labour ranks, Labour broken promises and Conservative improvements to local services. In 2012 Smith started to study a Graduate Diploma in Law, passing in 2014. Smith then moved on to studying a Master's Degree in Law combined with an LPC, receiving an LL.M LPC (with Commendation) in January 2017. During his study, Smith assisted several individuals in high profile court cases as a McKenzie Friend - in one case being praised by Parliamentary petition for his charitable work and legal skills. Smith is also the author of this blog, Matthew Hopkins News, that deals with case law around Family and Mental Capacity issues. the blog also opposes online drama and abuse and criticises extreme-left politicians.

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