One of the more disturbing developments of the current presidential campaign has been the total destruction of mainstream conservatism by the "Alt-Right Movement." Never heard of Alt-Right? Most Americans haven't either, but it has taken over the Republican Party and has as its champion Donald Trump. And the Alt-Right Movement has its own media group that broadcasts its hateful ideology to millions of Americans. Breitbart News has become the go-to site for followers of the Alt-Right movement as well as the unofficial site for the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Breitbart News has become a social media juggernaut, drawing more than 18 million visitors to its Web site last month. Its chairman - Stephen K. Bannon - was picked last month by Trump to become CEO of his campaign.
Ben Shapiro, a former editor at Breitbart News explains the difference between Alt-Right and traditional conservatism:
Constitutional conservatives can’t stand the alt-right. Conservatives — real conservatives — believe that only a philosophy of limited government, God-given rights and personal responsibility can save the country. And that creed is not bound to race or ethnicity. Broad swaths of the alt-right, by contrast, believe in a creed-free, race-based nationalism, insisting, among other things, that birth on American soil confers superiority. The alt-right sees limited-government constitutionalism as passé; it holds that only nationalist populism on the basis of shared tribal identity can save the country. It’s a movement shot through with racism and anti-Semitism.
But the owners of Breitbart News are not content with wrecking conservatism and fomenting racism and antiSemitism in America. Evidently they have their sights set on Europe:
Direkt nach der Präsidentschaftswahl kümmert sich „Breitbart News“ um Europa. „Wir schauen uns auf jeden Fall einige Plätze in Europa an“, sagte der „Breitbart“-Chefredakteur Alexander Marlow. Als mögliche Standorte gelten Brüssel, Paris, vielleicht auch Deutschland. Eine „Breitbart“-Ausgabe für Großbritannien gibt es schon, nun soll eine für Kontinentaleuropa folgen. Für Brüssel spricht, dass sich „Breitbart“ auf die EU einschießen will, in Frankreich würde das Portal auf die Gefolgschaft des Front National setzen. Sicher sein darf man, dass „Breitbart“ landet, wo nationalistische Strömungen zunehmen - welche Bannons Truppe dann noch weiter stärken wird.
("Right after the presidential election Breitbart News will turn its attention to Europe. "We're already looking at several places in Europe," says Breitbart editor-in-chief Alexander Marlow. Possible locations include Brussels, Paris and maybe Germany as well. There is already a Breitbart edition for Great Britain, now one for the European continent is to follow. Brussels is attractive since Breitbart is looking forward to attacking the EU; it France is can attract the followers of the Front National. In case, one can be certain that Breitbart will be present where ever nationalist movements are growing - which Bannons troop will only nurture further.")
This is one American import Germany doesn't need. Yes, there are many similarities between the American Alt-Right movement and the far-right Alternative für Deutschland party as well as various neo-Nazi and Querfront groups. But Germany already has its share of online hate portals such as Kopp-Online, KenFM, and Compact-Online - it definitely does not need another.