Reginald, as I mentioned to you, I have not been following politics to the extent I was some years ago. I'm burned out on it. That said, I of course recognize the big national names.
Perhaps fortunately, I recognize none of the names or organizations mentioned in the piece above. At least one, from the description, American Renaissance, sounds bad given the overtly racist organizations it has worked with. However, as to CPAC as a whole, it seems "Field Negro" may be engaging in some guilt-by-association here, by pointing out one speaker's alleged support for that organization, though it sounds like he (Vandervoort) was not
speaking as a representative of that organization at the CPAC conference. Also by pointing out another speaker (Brimelow) who is in some capacity involved with the issue of immigration (again with references to things published by others, though I don't know the content of those specific articles referenced).
The blog you quote is largely short on specifics and heavy on name-calling and perhaps
mischaracterizations. I understand that many on the Left view as "racist" anyone
who believes that our nation's immigration laws should be enforced as to everyone and that illegal entry should not be encouraged and rewarded. They view it as "bigoted" that measures be instituted to prevent voter fraud. Many on the Left similarly believe that it is "xenophobic" to believe that there is a unifying value for our nation to speak one common language, English. As a result, it is not uncommon for Left-wing critics to distort their opponents' positions and engage in name calling ("racist," "bigot," etc.) where it is uncalled for. Though, of course, doing so does serve an ideological and politcal agenda.
That said, sometimes the label fits.
I agree that there are some elements on the Right, as well as the Left (as we've discussed), that pander to the worst
elements and emotions. Which is why, to a significant extent, I'm fed up with all of it
To the extent some persons who have been active with real hate groups are infiltrating the broader Conservative Movement, it is good for them to be identified. However, one should be careful in one's characterizations of others. Pro-legal-immigration, pro-legal-voting, and pro-English as a unifying language, are perfectly reasonable stances. Still, it is also the case that extremists do get involved with the immigration issue as well.
So why don't major politicians, Republican and Democrat, spend all their time condemning fringe assholes on the extreme Right and extreme Left, respectively? I imagine because they would rather focus attention on the areas of disagreement with their major opponents and with the other party.
Anyway ... I am spending most of my free recreational time watching TV shows and movies, instead of engaging in these sorts of discussions. Far more productive than endless fruitless political debate (particularly when it turns ugly, which sadly is not uncommon where politics and strong feelings are involved).