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Mon Aug 29, 2016, 06:12 PM

What Is The “Alt-Right”? A Guide To The White Nationalist Movement Now Leading Conservative Media

https://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/08/25/what-alt-right-guide-white-nationalist-movement-now-leading-conservative-media/212643


Over the last few months, the so-called “alt-right” has become one of the most prominent factions of the conservative media. The movement’s leading outlet is Breitbart News, whose chairman, Stephen Bannon, has just become the CEO of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

In many ways the “alt-right” is a rebranding of classic white nationalism for the 21st century. As BuzzFeed described the movement: “In short, it’s white supremacy perfectly tailored for our times: 4chan-esque racist rhetoric combined with a tinge of Silicon Valley–flavored philosophizing, all riding on the coattails of the Trump boom.”

The “alt-right” opposes diversity and immigration, arguing that those policies are a form of “white genocide.” It embraces racism, sexism, anti-Muslim bigotry, and anti-Semitism and sees its goal as usurping the traditional conservative movement, which it views as feckless and weak, in favor of a brand of nationalism.

With the ascension of Trump, the “alt-right’s” chosen candidate, as the nominee of the Republican Party, its mission is all but accomplished.
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Bill USA Aug 2016 OP
BlancheSplanchnik Aug 2016 #1
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2016 #2
stuffmatters Aug 2016 #3
Leith Aug 2016 #4
yurbud Aug 2016 #5
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 07:38 PM

1. Important reading.

Kick. Rec.

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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 12:29 PM

2. To the greatest. nt

 

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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 01:03 PM

3. Calling them "Alt Right" lets the Rep Party off the hook. It' s a cop out

They're certainly not an "alternative" to the Republican ideology since the sixties; they're just its loudest, clearest manifestation.

The whole Republican Party pushed these voter suppression laws, were responsible for dismantling the Voting Rights Act, Affirmative Action, Welfare, etc. Their Austerity is a calculated war against the poor, mainly minorities. The whole Republican Party has systematically waged "religious" war against women and economic war against minorities. The Republicans en masse keep have kept all immigration legislation from passing. The examples are endless. They are not different (Alternative) to today's Republican Party but instead the logical manifestation of its relentless Plantation mentality.

I'd call them The Clear Right.

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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 03:10 PM

4. The First Time I Heard the Phrase "alt-right"

I thought of usenet. Most people have never heard of usenet, but it has been there since the early days of the internet. It was originally supposed to be a way to disseminate and exchange news articles, but a seamy and scummy underside has arisen from it.

It has 8 main sections (like sci for science related topics and comp for discussing computers), but the alt section is less controlled or moderated. That is where all sorts of weird (and illegal and immoral) stuff is shared and discussed. It is easy to imagine that there are all sorts of repellent discussions are going on in the alt.right groups.

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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 03:49 PM

5. what's wrong with calling them white supremacist cranks?

Alt-right sounds more hip and respectable than what it actually is

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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 05:26 PM

6. Picture of 1960s Alt Right in Action. Their parents of current alt right

These folks are the parents of the current alt right crowd.

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