neo-Nazi Richard Spencer who was once riding high as the face of white extremists who support Donald Trump is now broke According to a report in the New York Times
the report looks into how the city of Whitefish, Montana became a hot-bed of extremism and how locals are pushing back against the extremist
Rabbi Francine Green Roston of the Glacier Jewish Community/B’nai Shalom explains, “The best way to respond to hate and cyberterrorism in your community is through solidarity,” the Times’ Elizabeth Williamson writes, “Whitefish, a mostly liberal, affluent community nestled in a county that voted for Mr. Trump in 2016 and 2020, rose up and struck back. Residents who joined with state officials, human rights groups and synagogues say their bipartisan counteroffensive could hold lessons for others in an era of disinformation and intimidation, and in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.”
Spencer is the Case in point in this pushback
According to Williamson’s report, “Leaders in Whitefish say Mr. Spencer, who once ran his National Policy Institute from his mother’s $3 million summer house here, is now an outcast in this resort town in the Rocky Mountains, unable to get a table at many of its restaurants. His organization has dissolved. Meanwhile, his wife has divorced him, and he is facing trial next month in Charlottesville, Va., over his role in the deadly 2017 neo-Nazi march there, but says he cannot afford a lawyer.”
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