In the wake of the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, mainstream news outlets made much of the so-called “alt-right.” It’s a relatively new blanket term that seems to mean different things to different people.
Chief among various constituencies associated with the term, however, is a willingness to do political battle on behalf of a “white race.” The most extreme among them advocate a white ethno-state in the manner of neo-Nazi groups.
White-grievance or -identity politics, a majority of November/December OverdriveOnline.com poll respondents noted, did play a role among Trump’s voters, while a more vocal minority believed it didn’t.
It’s the economy, stupid: Yote Anders effectively summed up that view. “I don’t want to be treated different because of my race – I want a fighting chance to make a decent living and keep my paycheck for me. Is that racist?”
Craig Vecellio blamed Trump opponents for painting his supporters with a broad brush after mainstream media’s fanning the flames of white-racialist politics, engendering a view that such politics played a larger role than it did. One example of how such “media manipulation” was wrong, he said, was the nomination of a respected D.C. insider, Taiwan-born Elaine Chao, for U.S. Transportation Secretary.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.