(Disclaimer: Read this all the way through before making dumb statements about my alleged bigotry. I abhor any sort of claims of any racial supremacy in any form with any subject. None of the arguments within this article should be construed as a defense of the ideals of any group mentioned herein. This is Analysis. I judge groups by their actions more than their ideas. Anybody is entitled to their odious opinion and to voice it publicly, nobody is entitled to resort to violence. As Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said in Whitney v. California (1927) “If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.”)
Now that we have that out-of-the-way, yes, I cannot defend the Alt-Right. Some of you are of course shocked and are now swearing & spitting in a rage about how I’m just some dumb faggot who knows nothing. If that’s the case you’re probably a far left Democrat whose conservative Uncle sent this with you to rub it in your face about how reactionary and juvenile you are. The rest of you are just Libertarians, Normal Conservatives, and those very rare but much valued Moderate Democrats, and you are all scratching your head and saying, “How do ya figure there sports fan?” Well, I cannot condemn the Alt-Right because it is not very clear what the Alt-Right actually is.
Existence of An Enigma
Unlike the Alt-Left which is a title given to far left groups like Antifa which they themselves do not identify themselves by, the people who label themselves as or are labeled as Alt-Right are not an organized political movement or organization. There are so many groups or individuals claiming this label or being lumped under the label that hold wildly contradicting views. It is very similar to Gamergate which has itself been labeled Alt-Right by the left, despite the fact that on close examination most people who identify themselves as part of Gamergate were extremely leftist. That leads to huge confusion as to the nature of the term. Is it a movement or a slur?
Originally I characterized Alt-Right by the people identifying themselves by the label such as Milo Yinnopoulos and Lauren Southern, with ideas just outside the conservative mainstream. These people are generally reasonable though at times very abrasive. Now, however, they are calling themselves Alt-lite as the term has become more charged. This makes one question why they are lumped in with an extremist set of people who are being called Alt-Right since as I mentioned before the ideas and people are polar opposites. After all, Milo is gay and a Jew (that is not a dirty word, don’t pretend it is) which are 2 things that people the media has additionally labeled as Alt-Right vehemently hate.
There is also a difference in attitude. /pol/*, for example, has been referred to as a breeding ground for the Alt-Right. However, despite the media characterization of Alt-Right as a political movement, /pol/ seems to have no concern for actual politics. I am actually fond of /pol/, they are mostly geared towards making offensive memes or trolling arrogant people like Shia LeBeouf. Even their support of Trump seemed to be more based on Trumps ability to offend snowflakes than his own politics. To them, everything that is happening in the world is one big joke. This is why I find comparing the Gen X attitude of /pol/ to the intense racial hatred of groups like the KKK to be an extremely implausible stretch.
Ha, Ha, You’re a Cootie-Face
In my opinion, too there is a distinct possibility that the Lying Mainstream Media is using this as a label to discredit all conservatives by trying to associate them with bigots. This very year we have seen how labels can be turned against their creators, such as how conservatives successfully turned the term “Fake News” against the Washington Post by pointing out that they are Fake News. In fact, it seems like only in the last few months that we have seen groups like the KKK or Neo Nazi’s identified as Alt-Right. On top of that, now anything like a free speech protest or conservative gathering that is intended to protest far left tyranny gets called a gathering of White Supremacists or Alt-Right, almost as if they intend to discredit these groups not with an actual argument against their message but with an inaccurate association with largely and rightfully hated groups. It benefits them to put all of their opponents under one broad label so that they can insinuate anything they believe is associated with certain evils.
It is true as I stated earlier that this year some people identified as Alt-Right. These people were charismatic, intelligent, and were gaining popularity. In short, they were a threat to the left and the media who were already suffering from a huge image issue. It stands to reason then that the media would gain from blurring these lines and thus discrediting their opposition. After all, unlike the term Alt-Left we use for violent and criminally dangerous/unhinged liberals, some people identified themselves by this label willingly. So it makes it easy for the Media and the Left to turn it into a childish insult
Where do the KKK and Neo Nazis fall into this? Many Alt-Right events have attracted these types. It could be because of the message of the Alt-Right condemning Anti-White Racism. They may also come because of the shared nationalistic views. Or maybe the Alt-Right gets those views from Neo Nazism.
Why were there people at the start of this though that these groups clearly hate? I return your attention to Milo, a Gay man who practices Judaism. He is literally the antithesis of what those groups stand for but identified himself as Alt-Right for a short while. Even now though the media calls him Alt-Right despite him distancing himself from that label. So is it that the Alt-Right are Nazi’s that hate Milo or is Milo the Alt-Right that Nazi’s hate? They certainly are not part of the same group though. This is what muddies the waters.
Richard Spencer has also been part of the Alt-Right from the start and is known for Neo Nazi views. He was instrumental in coining the term Alt-Right. It is interesting to note that while he is against gay marriage, he banned people with anti homosexual views from a conference he organized, however that is the only aberration as to the rest of his Nazi Ideology. He leads a group of people who hold blatantly fascist views and has called for what can only be described as “soft ethnic cleansing”. These ideas are certainly dangerous.
Actions Paint A Larger Picture Than Words
Now the behavior of the proclaimed Alt-Right is curious. They have been largely peaceful unless provoked. This is behavior I would not expect from the groups the left-wing describes as Alt-Right. Indeed the behavior is more in pace with the more benevolent view of the Alt-Right as simply being libertarian leaning activists against left wing fascism. But there has been violence even if most of it was provoked.
Twice in Berkeley, there have been incidents of conflict provoked by the terrorist Antifa group against free speech advocates which are labeled Alt-Right. The second time it erupted into street warfare that resulted in the free speech side beating and driving back the Antifa several blocks. There was also an incident in Huntingdon Beach where Antifa tried to block a group of pro-Trump marchers by forming a human chain. This ended in the pro-Trump group chasing down and unmasking Antifa who were then apprehended by the police while the pro-Trump side continued their march. However recently in Charlottesville, a man identified as Neo Nazi and part of a demonstration there plowed his car into a crowd of Antifa. He killed at least one person and if he is convicted it is truly a huge red flag about Alt-Right. But then again, things seem suspicious and a few plausible alternate accounts of what happened place the blame not just on the Neo Nazis, but on the Antifa attacking the rally as well as the Mayor of Charlottesville:
Here is one of the alternate accounts, one that implicates the Mayor, Michael Singer, in criminal behavior including depraved indifference murder:
- Constitutionalists organized a peaceful assembly in Charlottesville called Unite the Right
The organizers lawfully obtained a permit to host this event
– Wes Bellamy, the Vice-Mayor of Charlottesville, illegally revoked the permit for this event.
– The ACLU successfully sued Charlottesville for violating the First Amendment, and a Federal judge ruled that the permit must be reinstated and the right to assemble honored
– Unite the Right was scheduled to take place at 12:00 pm for an organized, peaceful gathering with scheduled speakers.
– At 11:30 am, a heavily militarized police force illegally shut down the event, physically assaulting peaceful protesters with batons and tear gas. Several people were illegally arrested.
– Right at noon, who shows up but the KKK, BLM, and Antifa.
– While evacuating, many protesters were illegally assaulted by counter-protesters from Antifa and Black Lives Matter as the police stood by and did nothing.
– Antifa and BLM members were recorded throwing bricks at people, using pepper spray, throwing Molotov cocktails, water balloons (filled with chemicals, urine, and feces).
– The Constitutionalists were physically trapped between the Antifa terrorists and the police. The Constitutionalists pleaded to the police for their assistance. The police responded that they were given orders by the Mayor to stand down. Not only that but because the police were shutting down the event, the Constitutionalists were told that unless they were residents of Charlottesville, they would be arrested if they did not leave immediately. However, the police were told not to allow the Constitutionalists past them, which meant they were FORCED to walk through the BLM and Antifa protesters. This sounds pretty well orchestrated.
– A terrorist associated with the KKK drove his car straight in to a crowd of people, killing at least one, nearly killing 5 (they are in ICU) and injuring 12 others.
– The state of Virginia declared a state of emergency with the National Guard on standby, and Charlottesville became the #1 news story in the world.
– The lying media intentionally portrayed this all in a way to make it appear that 1) the peaceful protesters were white supremacists 2) Constitutionalists were the perpetrators of the violence, rather than the victims, despite heavy video evidence to the contrary.
– This was an enormous breach of trust by the mainstream media, an enormous breach of the Constitutionalists’ First Amendment rights, an enormous breach by our men in blue who became part of a violent police-state suppression of free speech that is now being hidden by the lying media.
– Given the testimony from the Constitutionalists, this was a WELL PLANNED AMBUSH on law-abiding Americans
Eyes of The Public
An interesting way to measure what they are is people’s perception. We know the far leftist impression of “Alt-Right”. How about normal people though? For this, I decided to ask random people on Facebook, namely friends or pages I follow. This is the full transcript of what impressions I got.
I think the Alt Right is just about white identity.
That is the focal point
In my mind, there are two different sections. One is where we use memes and alternative media to defeat our enemies. And backing grassroots candidates that are not country club elite.
The other section is white Nationalist Nazi’s that wave the flag, hate the Jews, and ultimately see no place for minorities in the country. They also want socialist policies that tie in with their Nationalism.
I honestly dk its so loosely used its hard to shift through all the definitions
thats good enough. dunno is a good reaction too, im just trying to get any honest viewpoints on this and thats honest.
Well it is most people say nazi but they were socialists and different ideologies
But even thats not really definitive so yeah dk lol
people who aren’t represented by our terrible two-party system. But it’s a mix of traditionalists, patriots and others who despise seeing the negative effects of race baiting, hatred towards whites, the gender revolution, destruction of the family, globalism.. etc.kind of the opposite of cultural marxism
Well it has been muddled by ignorant racists (there is a distinction)
But I see it as people who are fed up with neo con keysian bullshit and liberals who have gone from social reform of Kennedy or fdr to anarcho communism rallies for spoiled brats and retarded idealists who can only think with emotion
If they only even noticed that their beliefs are contradictory as well as insulting/crippling to the people they keep claiming to be forC-Gaymer:
By treating minorities like kids you are essentially crippling them, and telling them that they are incapable of making decisions or accomplishing things on their own.
With social policies at current there is no incentive to do better and in fact it is worse for you if you do.
If you work 1 hour over limit even at minimum wage it is like a 300 dollar difference in SNAP
Thusly in order to offset this you’d have to do nearly impossible economic changes considering being a student is also a disqualification for benefitsC-Gaymer:
How does this tie into your views about the Alt-Right?C.O.:
Because the whines of these millennial cunts is obnoxious, pedantic, and literally mental illnessSelf preservation is out the window and all logic or organization is too
Fucking retarded cuck fags (never use as a homophobic slur)have no concept of economic development, sociology, geopolitics, history, reality
Tumblr and social media in general has raised a generation of kids who think that their opinions are meaningful and important. The internet has allowed for people to have a cursory glance at the world without actually experiencing it or leaving safety.
The dead Kennedys (ironically always a favorite band of theirs)have a great song, holiday in Cambodia:So you’ve been to school for a year or two And you know you’ve seen it all In daddy’s car thinkin’ you’ll go far Back east your type don’t crawl Play ethnicky jazz to parade your snazz On your five grand stereo Braggin’ that you know how the niggers feel cold And the slums got so much soul
okay, but how does this tie into your view of what you think the Alt-Right IS?
I think it is the last hope for true conservative values
But like I originally said I think many people muddle it with white nationalism and homophobia or religious intolerance
As you can see people’s views are across the board. Some associate it with Neo Nazis. Others associate it as fed up patriots. Some believe Nazi’s have only hijacked the term. The left is convinced (or is trying to convince people) that it was a Neo Nazi term from the start. It is really all over the place. So how can you define a term that invokes so many meanings?
We Just Don’t Know
At this point with all the chaos and such, we just don’t know. Because of that we really can’t criticize the Alt-Right because it is uncertain. We could be condemning actual bigots, that is a possibility. But it is also possible we are condemning real Lincoln Style conservatives and this is playing into the left’s hands. We already have issues in our own party with traitorous disgraces like John McCain. If we need to call out hateful elements trying to falsely claim the banner of conservatism then it is best we call them out by their specific names, KKK, Neo Nazi, rather than use an easily manipulated blanket term. The last thing we need is to reject young people who actually hold the conservative ideals of freedom and equal rights for all people and are just combatting the threat to it from the left in ways only our generation can, all just to avoid the image attacks of a dying radical left that is losing the culture war regardless of their lies.