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Dueling Alt-Right Rallies, Separated by Anti-Semitism, Face Off in DC Despite Calls to "Unite the Right" – Southern Poverty Law Center

While the rally was originally conceived to include Alt-Right personalities like Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec, anti-Semitic harassment against Rebel Medias Laura Loomer and other online feuding led to the staging of a rival event Rally Against Political Violence outside the White House.

At the Lincoln Memorial, however, around 100 people gathered to hear a slate of speakers that included Augustus Sol Invictus, the self-described leader of the so-called Alt-Knights, Jason Kessler, a proud neo-Confederate and contributor to VDARE and the Daily Caller, Nathan Damigo, the founder of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, and assorted other far-right YouTubers and Podcasters.

White Nationalist and Alt-Right figurehead Richard Spencer at the Lincoln Memorial.

Members of white nationalist groups Identity Evropa, Vanguard America, and the Traditionalist Workers Party were in attendance wearing uniforms andcarrying flags. Theycheered along as speakers inveighed against illegals, white genocide and cultural Marxism.

In a call for uniting the right,Invictus used the setting to recall that President Abraham Lincoln pardoned prominent Confederates following the Civil War, though other speakers couldnt resist taking swings at the so-called Alt-Lite and Posobiec and Loomer in particular.

These people on the Alt-Lite, the Jack Posobiecs, they will never criticize Donald Trump. These people are not serious political thinkers. They are not to be listened to. Theyre nothing but shills, said YouTube personality James Allsup, with some of the biggest boos of the day coming after Posobiecs name.

Later, Allsup announced that their rally was twice as big as the one outside the White House and was greeted with cheers ofHail Victory.

But what separated the two rallies besides the overt white identity politics of the likes of Spencer and Damigo was the topic of the Jews.

Kessler, who had a Confederate battle flag held up behind him during his speech and said that the entire country would be better off if the South had won the Civil War, was the first to defend anti-Semitism by being, well, anti-Semitic:

[The Laura Loomers and Jack Posobiecs of the world] say they wont do the rally because somebody is anti-Semitic? So theres a group you cant criticize? Im not going to go overboard on anybodybut I will just say this: they are a powerful group! They have AIPAC, the Israel lobby. Theyre two percent of the population and they pretty much run Hollywood and brag about it. And they are the ones putting out this filthy propaganda. CNN. All you guys out here tell me who is in charge of the global conglomerates that own you, that own CBS and NBC?

Baked Alaska, who was suspended by Twitter for a week in part for circulating a meme depicting a cartoon of President Trump in a Nazi uniform and Loomer in a gas chamber, also spoke. I thought it was funny, personally. Mike Enoch thought it was funny, he said, referencing another speaker who runs the anti-Semitic podcast The Right Stuff.

I have to really follow the truth in my heart and what I believe, Alaska said. And Ive seen an awakening, lately. Have you guys seen it? Generation Zyklon? I mean Generation Z?

Flags for the Tradtionalist Workers Party, Identity Evropa, Vanguard America raised high alongside the Confederate battle flag outside the Lincoln Memorial.

Enoch, whose real name is Mike Peinovich, would later speak and also railed against Jews.

So, freedom, the constitution and liberty, its all good stuff but lets be honest whats really facing our country today is the systematic elimination of white people. The genocide of the white race, Peinovich said to cheers.

In a rant that began with a discussion about an article in the Jewish magazine Forward, Peinovich said:

When you talk about Jewish privilege, which is objectively provable, we can prove it. Whos in control of the Federal Reserve Bank? Whos in control of the media? Whos in control of our foreign policy? Jews. We know that its Jews. Why do we have a war in the Middle East against our countrys interest? Against the interest of our race? Because of Jewish control. Ok. Lets not fucking beat around the bush. Im using my freedom of speech rights here.

Christopher Cantwell of the website Radical Agenda also attacked Jewish influence and referenced Loomers disruption of Shakespeares Julius Caesar in Central Park:

If the answer is not now then we might as well throw in the towel and forfeit to the Communists today. We are losing massive ground each moment. Nonwhite immigration and breeding alone are rapidly diminishing what electoral majorities we have remaining. Jewish influence disarms us in the onslaught of identity politics. Our universities teach no more than the propaganda of our enemies to our children and we are compelled to subsidize it all with our own earnings under penalty of imprisonment or death for refusal. Disrupting a play is the most civil thing we should do to these vermin.

Damigo, whose Identity Evropa members wearing white polo shirts and khakis made up a significant portion of the crowd, also spoke:

I think it would be an injustice to come to a Free speech rally and simply talk about Free Speech. So Im going to say some radical shit. Say some radical things here. America was founded by white people. It was founded for white people. America was not founded to be a multiracial, multicultural society. The founders were well aware of the importance that identity played in the make-up of a nation. And how fundamental it was to the future progress and success of that people.

The reason why our nation is where it is today, is because of anti-dialogical forces. Individuals who were haters of truth. And what they did, they used tactics, they used tactics weve seen over the last year to shut us down, this is nothing new. This has been going on decade after decade after decade.The cultural Marxism that permeates every orifice of our society today is a result of this tyranny.

A Spencer supporter at the Lincoln Memorial rally.

Damigo left the stage after chanting Moldylocks! Moldylocks! with the crowd referencing the woman who he sucker-punched in Berkeley, California back in April.

On the other side of town, at the White House, the Rally Against Political Violence organized by Cernovich and Posobiec attracted about 50. The event was relatively tame though an African American man wearing an Info Wars t-shirt railed against CNN before shouting, Its time to put George Soros in a gas chamber!

Half a dozen or so speakers took turns addressing the crowd from a small makeshift stage, where the overarching theme was blaming the left and Antifa for the political violence taking place in America.

Lucian Wintrich, the White House correspondent for the Gateway Pundit read out a list of hate incidents that had either turned out to be fake or the perpetrators were left leaning.

Corey Stewart, Confederate flag supporting politician who recently ran and lost in a Virginia gubernatorial race told the crowd to get behind president Trump and also support his crackdown on illegal immigration.

Stewart Rhodes, head of the anti-government group Oath Keepers was also in attendance with some of his crew providing security for the event.

Rhodes also took the stage and decried Antifa, stating, They now realize that if they order the cops to stand down and if those cops actually do stand down its going to be worse for Antifa. Antifa will get their asses handed to them by the American patriots.

Spencer, Kessler, and others plan to rally again in Charlottesville, Va., on August 12. The theme of that rally? Unite the right.

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2nd Opinion: Old wolf of racism appears in alt-right sheep’s clothing – Baptist Standard

June 26, 2017 By Ferrell Foster / Christian Life Commission

Alt-right racism is both like and unlike the old racism. Like: It sees the white race as superior and in need of protection. Unlike: It is generally educated, secular and young.

Ferrell Foster

The Southern Baptist Convention brought the alt-right to center stage in mid-June, when it initially failed to consider a resolution condemning racist aspects of the alt-right.Fortunately, wiser heads prevailed, and SBC messengers approved a revised resolution, which decried every form of racism, including alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Messengers also said, We denounce and repudiate white supremacy and every form of racial and ethnic hatred as of the devil.

Alt-right is a loosely defined term. It dates back to 2008 in one form but has been reappropriated more recently.

Last year, a University of Alabama political scientist, George Hawley, told The Washington Post the alt-right is predominantly an online phenomenon, and amorphous and somewhat diverse in terms of what the people who associate with the movement want, but really the core of the alt-right is white nationalismor, at least, white identity politics.

AltRight.com is led by Richard Spencer, probably the most visible white supremacist in the United States today.

In their own words

A Primer Text on the site says: The United States is being overrun by hordes of non-white immigrants, legal and illegal, fundamentally altering its demographic landscape in key cities and driving a stake through the heart of its culture. The whole of Northern and Western Europe is similarly being flooded with Muslim immigrants who are gaining more influence as their numbers grow and the elected leaders refuse to do anything about it. The Great Replacement is well underway.

The primer cites the scientific theory of evolution and natural selection to defend its position regarding racial differences. It also affirms the importance of white identity and says genocide of the white race is ongoing: Mass immigration of non-whites into white countries, forced assimilation by traitorous governments, media and entertainment industries that encourage miscegenation, and liberal egalitarian professors that demonize Whiteness and Western Civilization are just a few examples of the program of genocide against all people of European descent. The federal governments refusal to enforce immigration laws, its refusal to curtail illegal immigration, and as forced assimilation is all anti-Whites need in order to eventually exterminate or subsume us as a race since it leaves no homeland for (sic) exclusive to Whites.

Nation under attack

The alt-right is painting a picture of the United States as a white nation under attack from non-whites. It does not recognize that from our earliest days, the United States has been a place where all types of diverse people have come together.

Initially, the insiders were narrowly defined as English-speakers who dissented from the Church of England. But quickly, other English-speakers and Catholics joined the mix. Texas has distinctive German and Czech communities that reflect the non-English-speaking Europeans who crossed the Atlantic, and annexation of Texas brought in a Hispanic population that predated the English-speakers on the land. Asians became another important part of the national fabric. And, of course, a huge population of Africans was forced into slavery in the United States

The United States has been a mixing place for centuries, even though white males held power. And the alt-right is pushing for a return of white male dominance. Their propaganda is not just against non-whites; it is against womenand what they consider to be weak or emasculated men.

Loosely related

That said, I must come back to stress the alt-right is not some easily defined and identified movement. It is a label for loosely related people.

It is sometimes even hard to know if some of these people are being serious. Hawley, the Alabama professor, says: The alt-right has been able to successfully brand itself as an edgy and fun and ironic movement that takes pleasure in needling both liberals and conservatives, and its tongue-in-cheek and rebellious as opposed to just being motivated by (the) genocidal hatred that you would see from people like William Pierce.

But he adds: A lot of the people who are sharing alt-right material online are just trolling and find it funny, but the people who are really dedicated content creators, the people who are spending massive amounts of time on this, this is more than just trollingor if it is trolling, its trolling for a purpose. Its not just because they find it funny.

a no-brainer

That is a quick summary about the alt-right. Because of the alt-rights white nationalism and white supremacy, you can understand why Texas Pastor Dwight McKissic proposed the SBC adopt a resolution against the ideology.

I thought it would be a no-brainer, I thought it would be a slam-dunk, McKissic told Roland Martin on One News Now, after the SBC initially refused to consider his resolution. I thought they had turned a corner, at least in the sense of being able to intellectually, theoretically, biblically, affirm what the Bible says, that one God created all men equally.

The SBC did get it right the next day with the revised resolution, but the approved resolution left out two aspects of McKissics proposalthe so-called curse of Ham and the political aspect of alt-right ideology.

The Texas pastors proposal said: Whereas, the roots of White Supremacy within a Christian context is based on the so-called curse of Ham theory once prominently taught by the SBC in the early yearsechoing the belief that God through Noah ordained descendants of Africa to be subservient to Angloswhich provided the theological justification for slavery and segregation. The SBC officially renounces the curse of Ham theory in this resolution .

After three whereas statements dealing with politics, McKissics proposal included this statement: Resolved, that we reject the retrograde ideologies, xenophobic biases and racial bigotries of the so-called alt-right that seek to subvert our government, destabilize society, and infect our political system.

The approved SBC resolution excluded these two subjects.

Myths vs. facts

The curse of Ham theory still courses through the Christian South. It is part of the reason so many church-goers can still be racist and think little of it. They feel they have biblical justification. They dont. And we must continue to attack this falsehood.

Dallas Pastor Tony Evans does a great job of undermining the curse of Ham myth in his book, Oneness Embraced. Myths, however, do not need facts, they simply need supporters, Evans writes.

I have not found reference to the curse of Ham in alt-right literature, but the idea is there among racists who call themselves Christians. The adopted SBC resolution, by failing to condemn the so-called curse of Ham, leaves room for supporters of this falsehood to continue moving through Southern congregations as the venomous evil spirit of racism they embody.

I will not go into this error much, but any of us can go to that wonderful source of popular wisdom, Wikipedia, and learn the basics. As that entry begins, The Curse of Ham is a misnomer for the curse upon Canaan, Hams son, that was imposed by the biblical patriarch Noah. The curse referred to the people Israel would later conquer in occupying Palestine, the promised land. Canaan did not refer to black people.

The curse of Ham is a double lie. Noah cursed Canaan, not Ham, and Canaan does not refer to people of African descent.

Now, as to politics being left out of the approved resolution. The alt-right is seen as an important part of the electoral support behind Donald Trump.The final resolution steps gingerly around the issue of widespread Southern evangelical support for Trump in the election. This is understandable. Many Southern evangelicals who voted for Trump say they were primarily voting against Hillary Clinton. They do not want to be branded as racists because of their vote.

I hope the SBC resolution will surface the reality of the white supremacy and white nationalism associated with the alt-right. Racism keeps surfacing in various ways because evil doesnt give up easily.

Its important we understand the wolf when it reappears in new sheeps clothing.

(Note: For a straightforward presentation on what the Bible says about race, visit the Christian Life Commission website.)

Ferrell Foster is director of ethics and justice for the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission.

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Alt-Right Boss Attacks Trump’s ‘Repulsive and Creepy’ Fanboys – Daily Beast

In Washington, D.C., on Sunday afternoon, the two camps of the pro-Trump far-right showed just how much they hated each other.

They held their own separate diminutive events, just a mile apart, with leaders of each rally taking time to insult or diminish the attendees and organizers of the other.

People attend a rally about free speech outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2017.

In Lafayette Park, just a stones throw away from the White House, the Rally Against Political Violence took place under the beating afternoon sun. It was advertised as an opportunity for speakers to condemn the recent shooting of GOP Rep. Steve Scalise at a congressional baseball practice as well as the graphic depictions of President Trumps death in both a Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar and a generally loathed Kathy Griffin photoshoot.

The sparse crowd of a couple hundred spread out across the lawn, some carrying CNN is ISIS placards while one man lifted a banner for the fictional country Kekistan and discussed the proper pronunciation of covfefe, a tweet from the president with a noticeable typo that has taken on mythic status.

The speakers themselves, from Gateway Pundits White House Correspondent Lucian Wintrich to Mike Cernovich, something of a pro-Trump media celebrity reporter and a recent addition to the InfoWars lineup, mingled in the crowd before taking the podium for brief speeches. Michael Flynn Jr., the son of the former national security adviser, paraded the grounds Periscoping the event as the day went on.

Rhys Baker of Washington, DC reacts to U.S. Park Police instruction to remove himself from the vicinity of a demonstration organized by self-proclaimed White Nationalists and members of the “Alt-Right” during what right-wing factions called a “Freedom of Speech” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. June 25, 2017.

Organized and emceed by Jack Posobiec, a previous employee of therebel.media who became a viral sensation when he interrupted a recent production of the aforementioned Julius Caesar, the event included a host of speeches from these primarily pro-Trump media figures, often decrying fake news.

Jack Posobiec attends a rally about free speech outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2017.

But one of the main potential draws to the event, longtime Trump ally and ratfucker himself Roger Stone, did not actually make it in person. Posobiec attributed his absence to security concerns and instead read supportive texts from him to the crowd toward the end of the event.

This conspicuous absence provided fuel for the most prominent speaker of the competing event at the Lincoln Memorial.

Mike Cernovich speaks during a rally about free speech outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2017.

Richard Spencer, the man who raised his media profile last year to become one of the figureheads of the alt-right, spoke at the Freedom of Speech Rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where he contended more people showed up than at Posobiecs event.

And he took the opportunity to trash the other rally in the process, saying that it was just a movement based on these fairly repulsive and creepy minor league celebrities.

Roger Stone bailed because the whole thing is so pathetic, Spencer said laughing during a phone interview with The Daily Beast. It was actually far more pathetic than I had imagined.

People attend a rally about free speech outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2017.

Despite the small crowd, and a few technical difficulties in which various songs unintentionally played out of the speaker at Lafayette Park during some of the attendees speeches, Posobiec didnt seem deterred after the event.

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It was a great event! I got a crowd of Trump supporters to sing Give Peace a Chance by John Lennon and thats a testament to our commitment to peace and our stand against violence and violent rhetoric, Posobiec said in a private message to The Daily Beast.

This supposed turf war, egged on by Spencer, between the more ideological nativist far-right wing and the pro-Trump media figures whose followings have grown exponentially since his election, has been fought essentially since the day Trump won last November.

White Nationalist and supremacist leader Richard Spencer (C) finishes addressing self proclaimed “White Nationalists” and “Alt-Right” supporters gathered for what they called a “Freedom of Speech” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. June 25, 2017

It bubbled to the surface last December over the organization of an inaugural event called The Deplora-Ball, in which social media personality Baked Alaska (also in attendance at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday) was asked not to attend the event. From there, Spencer began to dub the likes of Posobiec and Cernovich, the alt-lite, nothing more than what he believed to be ideologically vacant people just out to promote themselves.

I think a lot of those people are really against intelligent people, Spencer said of the other rally to The Daily Beast. If youre a total goofball or someone who has no connection with the facts and reality, its like ok youre fucking based. Theyre all just bad human beings. So many of them are just physically ugly people.

Nathan Damigo speaks to self-proclaimed White Nationalists and members of the “Alt-Right” gathered for what they called a “Freedom of Speech” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. June 25, 2017.

He claimed that the divergent events on Sunday were actually helpful for the alt-right because it helped determine who to essentially weed out from the movement.

Posobiec and Cernovich, who have managed to be featured prominently in national news outlets in the last few months through a series of hoaxy antics and, in Cernovichs case, real reporting, want nothing to do with Spencers ilk either, especially after a highly publicized event in Washington, D.C., in which some individuals were caught on video giving a Nazi salute.

Posobiec was equally dismissive of the people attending Spencers event and said that their concurrent timing didnt diminish his crowd size.

Nah not our crowd, he said when asked about people potentially choosing Spencers event over his. Asked specifically what he thinks of Spencer, Posobiec said, Dont really follow him.

A masked demonstrator in a Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hat wipes his brow as self proclaimed “White Nationalists”, white supremacists and members of the “Alt-Right” gather for what they called a “Freedom of Speech” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. June 25, 2017

Posobiec said that at future rallies, hed like to invite Donald Trump Jr., Sheriff David Clarke, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, and of course POTUS himself.

A small step toward that lofty dream arrived in the presence of failed Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart, who spoke at the Lafayette Park event on Sunday. He used the platform as a run-up to his potential entrance into a Senate race against Tim Kaine in 2018, who Stewart said on Sunday he would send to the curb.

No such politician spoke at Spencers event despite the fact that Stewart, who devoted a large portion of his campaign to preserving Confederate statues in Virginia, is no stranger to controversy.

Don Folden, the founder of an African-American history tour company (R) argues with a man named Justin from western New York state during a demonstration organized by self-proclaimed White Nationalists and members of the “Alt-Right” which they described as a “Freedom of Speech” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. June 25, 2017.

As both of the events winded down, both organizers and attendees seemed to think that they were on the right side of the moment; Spencer and his crowd focused on the preservation and prioritization of white identity and Posobiec and his allies focused on providing an alternative to the lying, fake news media while promoting Trumps agenda.

White Nationalist leader Richard Spencer (C) chants back at counter-protestors as self-proclaimed “White Nationalists” and “Alt-Right” supporters gather for what they called a “Freedom of Speech” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. June 25, 2017.

This is the just the beginning for us, Spencer said. I think it would be possible to have a rally on the mall for tens of thousands of people.

I want to have rallies all across the country, we are organizing and growing by leaps and bounds, Posobiec told The Daily Beast.

And sometimes, theyll just end up happening at the same exact time.

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A Look at the Alt-Right Movement as It Seeks Mainstream Recognition – NBCNews.com


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Twitter compares Eric Trump’s new haircut to that of alt-right leader Richard Spencer – AOL

Christina Gregg, AOL.com

Jun 25th 2017 3:21PM

Eric Trump appeared on FOX News on Sunday to discuss his father’s presidential platform with network host Maria Bartiromo, revealing an interesting new hair cut.

As President Trump’s son talked 401(k) figures and partisan divide, Twitter users quickly called out the similarities between Eric Trump’s new style and that of alt-right leader Richard Spencer.

For context, here is Richard Spencer’s hair:

And here is Eric Trump’s new look:

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.@EricTrump rocking a new hair cut. https://t.co/wEpuQ5z5iQ

@mcspocky Looks like Eric Trump has adopted the Alt-right official hair style.

hair dresser: what do you want eric trump: I want to be mistaken for Richard Spencer on the street hair dresser: https://t.co/J2Q5YmPxQY

If his dad is really worth billions of dollars then why does eric trump cut his own hair? https://t.co/KKEa8Dz8mo

@RealDonalDrumpf @EricTrump Just like a person who represents themselves has a fool for a lawyer, a person who cuts https://t.co/Vj0hK5OpKd

ok even if you ignore the um, high and tight, element here — this is like a six dollar haircut from a barber with https://t.co/roIPuEt7s5

@KFILE @EricTrump looks like a hair mistake ….

@KFILE @ParkerMolloy @EricTrump Nice. The alt-right hair style.

@KFILE @EricTrump Looks like someone accepted an invitation to a sleepover at Richard Spencer’s house, where they p https://t.co/eVLxs7Szfn

@Bencjacobs @KFILE @EricTrump Requires less “hair goop”? Mobster look (not Manhattan!)

@owillis Nice nazi hair cut @EricTrump.

Eric Trump has a fascist haircut. This cannot possibly be unintentional. https://t.co/9mqUbwENqQ

@KFILE @EricTrump Makes him look more like Richard Spencer, which is fitting.

@RealDonalDrumpf @Evildoer_Esq @EricTrump Why does he look like Richard Spencer?

Um @EricTrump what’s going on with that Richard Spencer coiffure? https://t.co/uh1i5gIwZH

Eric Trump sporting the Richard Spencer fascist hairdo https://t.co/KUXLhuSfm1

@Trump @EricTrump @MariaBartiromo @FoxNews Nice haircut, Eric. What did you ask for, the Richard Spencer?

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Spencer is credited with coming up with the term alt-right, the name for the far-right racist fringe movement that often subscribes to anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and anti-feminist ideologies. Spencer was punched in the face during a live interview at President Trump’s inauguration last January, a moment that immediately went viral. Spencer was also notably kicked out of the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.

Eric Trump focused on praising President Trump’s Oval Office performance during his Sunday FOX News interview, saying he “couldn’t be more proud” of his father.

“He’s doing everything that he says,” Eric Trump stated. “He’s been in office for 150-something days, and I think he’s accomplished more than any president arguably in history has over that same period of time.”

More from AOL.com: Report: Sean Spicer leads search for his own replacement Photo of Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump’s apparent failed hug sets Twitter ablaze Barron Trump snaps photo of Marine One after first Camp David trip

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Alt-right – Wikipedia

The alt-right, or alternative right, is a loose group of people with far-right ideologies who reject mainstream conservatism in favor of white nationalism, principally in the United States, but also to a lesser degree in Canada and Europe.[1][2][3][4]Paul Gottfried is the first person to use the term “alternative right”, when referring specifically to developments within American right-wing politics, in 2008.[5] The term has since gained wide currency with the rise of the so-called “alt-right”. White supremacist[6][7][8][9][10]Richard Spencer coined the term in 2010 in reference to a movement centered on white nationalism, and has been accused by some media publications of doing so to excuse overt racism, white supremacism, and neo-Nazism.[11][12][13][14][15] The term drew considerable media attention and controversy during and after the 2016 US presidential election.[16]

Alt-right beliefs have been described as isolationist, protectionist, antisemitic, and white supremacist,[17][18][19] frequently overlapping with Neo-Nazism,[20][21][22]nativism and Islamophobia,[23][24][25][26][27]antifeminism and homophobia,[20][28][29][30]right-wing populism,[31][32] and the neoreactionary movement.[17][33] The concept has further been associated with multiple groups from American nationalists, neo-monarchists, men’s rights advocates, and the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump.[23][32][33][34][35]

The alt-right has its roots on Internet websites such as 4chan and 8chan, where anonymous members create and use Internet memes to express their ideologies.[17][22][36] It is difficult to tell how much of what people write in these venues is serious and how much is intended to provoke outrage.[31][37] Members of the alt-right use websites like AltRight.com, Alternative Right, Twitter, Breitbart, and InfoWars to convey their message.[38][39] Alt-right postings generally support Donald Trump[40][41][42][43] and oppose immigration, multiculturalism and political correctness.[21][28][44]

The alt-right has also had a significant influence on conservative thought in the United States, such as the Sailer Strategy for winning political support, along with having close ties to the Trump Administration. It has been listed as a key reason for Trump’s win in the 2016 election.[45][46] The Trump administration includes several figures who are associated with the alt-right, such as White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.[47] In 2016, Bannon described Breitbart as “the platform for the alt-right,” with the goal of promoting the ideology.[48]

In November 2008, self-described paleoconservative philosopher Paul Gottfried addressed the H. L. Mencken Club about what he called “the alternative right”.[49] This was republished in December of that year under the title “The Decline and Rise of the Alternative Right”[50] in the conservative Taki’s Magazine, making this the earliest published usage of the phrase in its current context according to Slate. In 2009, two more posts at Taki’s Magazine, by Patrick J. Ford and Jack Hunter, further discussed the alternative right.[51] The term, however, is most commonly attributed to Richard B. Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute and founder of Alternative Right.[31][52][53]

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‘alt-right’ or ‘alternative right’ is a name currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to themselves and their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States in addition to, or over, other traditional conservative positions such as limited government, low taxes and strict law-and-order. The movement has been described as a mix of racism, white nationalism and populism … criticizes “multiculturalism” and more rights for non-whites, women, Jews, Muslims, gays, immigrants and other minorities. Its members reject the American democratic ideal that all should have equality under the law regardless of creed, gender, ethnic origin or race.[11][54]

There is no formal organization and it is not clear if the alt-right can be considered as a movement;[55] according to a 2016 description in the Columbia Journalism Review: “Because of the nebulous nature of anonymous online communities, nobody’s entirely sure who the alt-righters are and what motivates them. It’s also unclear which among them are true believers and which are smart-ass troublemakers trying to ruffle feathers.”[37] Many of its own proponents often claim they are joking or seeking to provoke an outraged response.[31] Andrew Marantz of The New Yorker describes it as “a label, like ‘snob’ or ‘hipster,’ that is often disavowed by people who exemplify it”.[35]

It has been said to include elements of white nationalism,[20][21][31]white supremacism,[18][19][44]antisemitism,[20][21][22]right-wing populism,[31]nativism,[23] and the neoreactionary movement.[33] Andrew Marantz includes “neo-monarchists, masculinists, conspiracists, belligerent nihilists”.[35]Newsday columnist Cathy Young noted the alt-right’s strong opposition to both legal and illegal immigration and its hard-line stance on the European migrant crisis.[56] Robert Tracinski of The Federalist has written that the alt-right opposes miscegenation and advocates collectivism as well as tribalism.[57] Nicole Hemmer stated on NPR that political correctness is seen by the alt-right as “the greatest threat to their liberty”.[28]

Commonalities among the loosely-defined alt-right include a disdain for mainstream politics as well as support for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.[31][58][40][41][42][43]

While the label of white nationalism is disputed by some political commentators including Allum Bokhari and Milo Yiannopoulos,[59] prominent alt-right figures such as Andrew Anglin of The Daily Stormer and Marcus Halberstram of Fash the Nation have embraced the term as the core philosophy their movement is based on.[60][61] In response to a Washington Post article that portrayed the movement as “offensiveness for the sake of offensiveness”, Anglin said “No it isn’t. The goal is to ethnically cleanse White nations of non-Whites and establish an authoritarian government. Many people also believe that the Jews should be exterminated.”[62][63]

Milo Yiannopoulos claims that some “young rebels” are drawn to the alt-right not for deeply political reasons but “because it promises fun, transgression, and a challenge to social norms”.[64] According to The New Yorker, “testing the strength of the speech taboos that revolve around conventional politics-of what can be said, and how directly”, is a major component of alt-right identity.[64] The beliefs that make the alt-right perceptible as a movement “are in their essence not matters of substance but of style”, and the alt-right’s tone may just be concealing “a more familiar politics”.[64]

According to economist Jeffrey Tucker of the Foundation for Economic Education, the alt-right “inherits a long and dreary tradition of thought from Friedrich Hegel to Thomas Carlyle to Oswald Spengler to Madison Grant to Othmar Spann to Giovanni Gentile to Trump’s speeches”. He states that alt-right proponents “look back to what they imagine to be a golden age when elites ruled and peons obeyed”, and believe that “identity is everything and the loss of identity is the greatest crime against self anyone can imagine”.[65]

In March 2016, Breitbart News writers Allum Bokhari and Milo Yiannopoulos published a piece on the alt-right, which CNN described as being similar to a manifesto.[66] In that article, they described the alt-right as being derived from the Old Right of the United States as well from various New Right movements of Europe, citing the movement has been influenced by Oswald Spengler, Henry Louis Mencken, Julius Evola and modern influences such as paleoconservatives Patrick J. Buchanan and Samuel T. Francis.[59] Jeet Heer of The New Republic likewise identifies the alt-right as having ideological origins among paleoconservatives, particularly with respect to its positions restricting immigration and supporting an openly nationalistic foreign policy.[67][68]

An analysis by The Guardian described the ethno-nationalism of the New Right as the alt-right’s progenitor.[32][69] Matthew Sheffield, writing in the Washington Post, said the alt-right has also been influenced by anarcho-capitalist and paleolibertarian theorist Murray Rothbard, specifically in regards to his theorizing on race and democracy, and had previously rallied behind Ron Paul in 2008.[70] Tucker, an anarcho-capitalist, has said the alt-right is opposed to libertarianism because the alt-right focuses on group identity and tribalism instead of individual liberty.[65] The alt-right lineage can be traced back to “South Park Republican”.[71] American professor and scholar Benjamin R. Teitelbaum compares the alt-right in the United States to identitarianism in Europe and notes that both were influenced by thinkers in the French New Right, or Nouvelle Droite.[72]

The term drew considerable media attention and controversy during the 2016 presidential election, particularly after Trump appointed Breitbart News chair Steven Bannon as CEO of the Trump campaign in August. Steve Bannon referred to Breitbart News as “the platform for the alt-right”.[48] Media attention grew after the election, particularly during a post-election celebratory meeting near the White House hosted by Richard Spencer. Spencer used several Nazi propaganda terms during a meeting, and closed with “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory”. In response, supporters of Spencer gave the Nazi salute and chanted in a similar fashion to the Sieg Heil chant used at the Nuremberg rallies. Spencer defended the conduct, stating that the Nazi salute was given in a spirit of “irony and exuberance”.[73][74] Following the episode, the Associated Press described the “alt-right” label as “currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists” that “may exist primarily as a public-relations device to make its supporters’ actual beliefs less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience”. The AP said that it has previously called such beliefs “racist, neo-Nazi or white supremacist”.[11]

Notable current promoters of alt-right ideology include Vox Day,[75]Steve Sailer,[76]Richard B. Spencer,[77] and Brittany Pettibone.[78]

Although some conservatives have welcomed the alt-right,[56] others on the mainstream right and left have criticized it as racist or hateful,[56][79] particularly given its hostility towards mainstream liberalism and conservatism.[80][81]

David A. French, writing for National Review, called alt-right proponents “wanna-be fascists” and bemoaned their entry into the national political conversation.[82] Benjamin Welton, writing for The Weekly Standard, described the alt-right as a “highly heterogeneous force” that “turns the left’s moralism on its head and makes it a badge of honor to be called ‘racist,’ ‘homophobic,’ and ‘sexist.'”[83]

Benjamin Wallace-Wells, writing for The New Yorker, described it as a “loosely assembled far-right movement”, but said that its differences from the conventional right-wing in American politics are more a matter of style than of substance: “One way to understand the alt-right is not as a movement but as a collective experiment in identity, in the same way that many people use anonymity on the Internet to test more extreme versions of themselves.”[31]

Professor George Hawley of the University of Alabama suggested that the alt-right may pose a greater threat to progressivism than the mainstream conservative movement.[84]

In an interview with The New York Times on November 22, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump disavowed and condemned the alt-right,[85] to the dismay of many of his alt-right supporters.[86]

In December 2016, artist Arrington de Dionyso, whose murals are frequently displayed at the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria, described the alt-right’s on-line campaign of harassment against him in detail,[87] and averred of the attacks in general that “I think it’s a very deliberate assault, which will eventually be a coordinated assault on all forms of free expression.” The Pizzagate conspiracy theory has drawn comparisons with the Gamergate controversy.[88]A wave of threats against Jewish Community Centers starting in 2017 were blamed on the alt-right in a January 2017 article by Slate’s Elissa Strauss, who said members of the alt-right viewed them as “a practical joke”.[89]

The activist group Stop Normalizing, which opposes the normalization of terms like alt-right, developed the “Stop Normalizing Alt Right” Chrome extension. The extension went viral shortly after the release of Stop Normalizing’s website.[90] The extension changes the term “alt-right” on webpages to “white supremacy”.[91][92][93][94][95] The extension and group were founded by a New York-based advertising and media professional under the pseudonym George Zola.[96]

Reddit banned in 2017 the r/altright subreddit for violating its anti-doxxing policy.[97][98]

Many AltRight populist media figures criticized Trump’s 2017 Shayrat missile strike reversal of policy towards war in Syria and the Middle East.[99][100][101][102]Ann Coulter pointed out that Trump “campaigned on not getting involved in Mideast” and this was one of the reasons many voted for him.[99][103][104][105][106]

In National Review in April 2016, Ian Tuttle wrote,

The Alt-Right has evangelized over the last several months primarily via a racist and antisemitic online presence. But for Allum Bokhari and Milo Yiannopoulos, the alt-right consists of fun-loving provocateurs, valiant defenders of Western civilization, daring intellectualsand a handful of neo-Nazis keen on a Final Solution 2.0, but there are only a few of them, and nobody likes them anyways.[107]

Bokhari and Yiannopoulos describe Jared Taylor, founder of American Renaissance, and Richard B. Spencer, founder of Alternative Right, as representative of intellectuals in the alt-right.[59][107] Cathy Young, writing in The Federalist, stated that the website Radix Journal had replaced the Alternative Right website, and describes a Radix Journal article on abortion which proclaimed that the pro-life position is “‘dysgenic,’ since it encourages breeding by ‘the least intelligent and responsible’ women”.[108]Kevin B. MacDonald is also mentioned as an alt-right thinker.[11]

In Newsday, Young called the alt-right “a nest of anti-Semitism” inhabited by “white supremacists” who regularly use “repulsive bigotry”.[56]Chris Hayes on All In with Chris Hayes described alt-right as a euphemistic term for “essentially modern-day white supremacy”.[109]BuzzFeed reporter Rosie Gray described the alt-right as “white supremacy perfectly tailored for our times,” saying that it uses “aggressive rhetoric and outright racial and anti-Semitic slurs” and that it has “more in common with European far-right movements than American ones”.[110][111] Yishai Schwartz, writing for Haaretz, described the alt-right as “vitriolically anti-Semitic”, saying that “The ‘alternative’ that the alt-right presents is, in large part, an alternative to acceptance of Jews”, and warned that it must be taken seriously as a threat.[112] Chemi Shalev, also writing for Haaretz, has observed that alt-right supporters of Trump “despise Jewish liberals with same venom that Israeli right detests Jewish leftists”.[113]

Breitbart News has become a popular outlet for alt-right views.[114][115][116]

On August 25, 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave a speech accusing Republican candidate Donald Trump of “helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party”.[117] She identified this radical fringe with the alt-right, and noted that Trump’s campaign chief executive Steve Bannon has described his Breitbart News Network as “the platform for the alt-right”.[48] Some members of the group were delighted; they described Clinton’s speech as “free publicity”, noted that Google searches peaked afterward, and suggested that millions of people were hearing of the movement “for the very first time”.[118]

On September 9, 2016, several figures of the alt-right community held a press conference, described by one reporter as the “coming-out party” of the little-known movement, to explain their goals.[119] They proclaimed racialist beliefs, stating “Race is real, race matters, and race is the foundation of identity.”[120] Speakers called for a “White Homeland” and expounded on racial differences in intelligence. They also confirmed their support of Trump, saying “This is what a leader looks like.”[120][121][122]

The alt-right’s use of Internet memes to express and advance its beliefs, often on websites such as 4chan, 8chan and The Daily Stormer, has been widely reported.[22][36][123][124] Among the most widely used are the following terms:

The prevalence of memes in alt-right circles has led some commentators to question whether the alt-right is a serious movement rather than just an alternative way to express traditionally conservative beliefs,[22][31] with Chava Gourarie of the Columbia Journalism Review stating that provoking a media reaction to these memes is for some creators an end in itself.[37]Marc Hetherington, professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, sees these memes as an effort to legitimize racist views.[148]

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Quantifying the influence of 4chan’s alt-right trolls on normies … – Boing Boing

In a proceedings paper presented at a Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence social media conference, a team of British, Italian, and Cypriot academics who worked with a Telefonica researcher presented their work analyzing 8,000,000 comments from 4chan’s “politically incorrect” (AKA /pol/) boards, a hive of alt-right racism and hate.

The researchers attempted to quantify the effects that /pol/’s “raids” had on the discourse in mainstream political discourse, tracing the flows of news and talking points from /pol/ to and from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

They found that alt-right raids were remarkably effective at steering the wider discourse, with “12% of the alternative news on worldnews (one of the main news boards on reddit) coming from 4chan. And over 16% of the alternative news on the same board is coming from The_Donald.”

Here, we studied whether, once an event happens on one Internet platform (say, a hyperlink to a piece of news), the same event happens on another platform. It will be the exact same news link being posted on /pol/ that then makes its way to Twitter, lets say. We use a mathematical technique called ‘Hawkes-process modelling’, in which we can say with reasonable confidence that a particular event actually is related to the previous one that happened.

So we did this study, the first of its kind in tracing links between services. The idea here is that there has been quite some work on studying fake and alternative news. People look at how alternative news spreads on Twitter, for example; how people reshare it. But these services do not live in a vacuum theyre part of the greater web. These places where alternative news stories are posted and they talk about them and they make up these crazy conspiracies and all of that: we wanted to understand whether this actually has an impact on the wider web.

Kek, Cucks, and God Emperor Trump: A Measurement Study of 4chans Politically Incorrect Forum and Its Effects on the Web [Gabriel Emile Hine, Jeremiah Onaolapo, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Nicolas Kourtellis, Ilias Leontiadis, Riginos Samaras, Gianluca Stringhini and Jeremy Blackburn/11th Annual International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media]

Shining a light on the dark corners of the web [Daniel Cressey/Nature]

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In a paper for IEEE Security, researchers from Cyberpion and Israels College of Management Academic Studies describe a Password Reset Man-in-the-Middle Attack that leverages a bunch of clever insights into how password resets work to steal your email account (and other kinds of accounts), even when its protected by two-factor authentication.

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Activists: Convention in Bozeman is ‘alt-right’ recruitment effort – The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

A conference held Friday and today in Bozeman that, organizers say, promotes freedom of choice, has been criticized by human rights proponents as an alt-right recruiting attempt.

The Red Pill Expo, according to the conferences website, features speakers who will help you to break free from the avalanche of propaganda, fake news and outright deception, and to embrace reality for a better life.

The speakers include authors, public relations directors, journalists and activists. The conference schedule covers topics including health care, finance, climate science, globalization and politics, according to the website.

But Rachel Carroll Rivas, co-director of the Montana Human Rights Network, said the wide-ranging topics are purposefully designed to recruit people to white supremacist or alt-right causes.

Alt-right is a term embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States.

Carroll Rivas said in a statement Thursday that the organizers for the event hope to find people who will attend due to being interested in one topic and then be exposed to the wider right-wing agenda.

Folks should know what they are paying for when they walk in the door, Carroll Rivas wrote. Many well-meaning people may not have had their guard up about this event, but they should.

Debbie Bacigalupi, a volunteer for the conference who is listed on its website as manager for exhibitors and sponsors, said she didnt even know what the term alt-right meant.

Bacigalupi said the event welcomed people of all political backgrounds and that people should not be criticizing the event before they attend and see whats going on.

That person should come down here before they spew hatred, Bacigalupi said.

Bacigalupi said the Montana Human Rights Networks accusations against the expo were untrue. She said people attending Friday flew from different parts of the world and were there on their free will.

These people believe in individual choice, Bacigalupi said.

The conventions chairman, G. Edward Griffin, is the founder of Freedom Force International, which, according to its website, is a network of men and women who are concerned over loss of personal liberty and growth of government power. The name of the expo is taken from a line in the reality-bending sci-fi movie, The Matrix.

In spite of differences in culture, nationality, race, religion, life style, education and economic status, we are in solidarity with the Creed of Freedom, which is a statement of principles that guide us in our mission, the website said.

A link on the organizations website says, Red-Pill Expo: Because you know something is wrong. The event in Bozeman is being held at the Commons at Baxter and Love; organizers said tickets are sold out.

Carroll Rivas said the term red pill taps into a ready-made crowd of extremists. In her written statement, she said, The name of the event is frequently used by the alt-right to indicate that its followers are the only ones who know the truth about what is really going on in America today.

There is no reason Bozeman needs to put out the welcome mat for a gathering like the Rep Pill Expo that builds off of conspiratorial tendencies and props up extremists, she said.

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Daily Mail and ‘alt-right’ put lefties in firing line – The Guardian

Paul Dacre, the editor of the Daily Mail. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Rex

So the Mail responded with both barrels (Letters, June 23). That trigger-happy metaphor says it all. Lefties dont reach for their guns or express hatred against others including Daily Mail readers they use satirical cartoons and mild rebukes. The increasing numbers of death threats in our society virtually all come from alt-right extremists, as even Charles Foster might agree. It is not the readers who leadthe alt-right charge at the Mail, but the unbalanced editors, who go far beyond simply having opinions. Has this mild letter put me in the firing line? Virginia Cumming London

As Charles Foster suggests, it isnt always possible to divine the political stance of people from the newspapers they read. A late and much-missed colleague used to buy the Daily Mail every day, which astonished me because I knew where he stood politically. I tackled him one day about it. Youre about as leftwing as its possible to be without disappearing over the horizon. Why do you buy the Mail, I asked. To which he replied: Its the only paper that gives Tony Blair the kicking he deserves. Nigel Stapley Wrexham

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Dueling Alt-Right Rallies, Separated by Anti-Semitism, Face Off in DC Despite Calls to "Unite the Right" – Southern Poverty Law Center

While the rally was originally conceived to include Alt-Right personalities like Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec, anti-Semitic harassment against Rebel Medias Laura Loomer and other online feuding led to the staging of a rival event Rally Against Political Violence outside the White House. At the Lincoln Memorial, however, around 100 people gathered to hear a slate of speakers that included Augustus Sol Invictus, the self-described leader of the so-called Alt-Knights, Jason Kessler, a proud neo-Confederate and contributor to VDARE and the Daily Caller, Nathan Damigo, the founder of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, and assorted other far-right YouTubers and Podcasters. White Nationalist and Alt-Right figurehead Richard Spencer at the Lincoln Memorial. Members of white nationalist groups Identity Evropa, Vanguard America, and the Traditionalist Workers Party were in attendance wearing uniforms andcarrying flags. Theycheered along as speakers inveighed against illegals, white genocide and cultural Marxism. In a call for uniting the right,Invictus used the setting to recall that President Abraham Lincoln pardoned prominent Confederates following the Civil War, though other speakers couldnt resist taking swings at the so-called Alt-Lite and Posobiec and Loomer in particular. These people on the Alt-Lite, the Jack Posobiecs, they will never criticize Donald Trump. These people are not serious political thinkers. They are not to be listened to. Theyre nothing but shills, said YouTube personality James Allsup, with some of the biggest boos of the day coming after Posobiecs name. Later, Allsup announced that their rally was twice as big as the one outside the White House and was greeted with cheers ofHail Victory. But what separated the two rallies besides the overt white identity politics of the likes of Spencer and Damigo was the topic of the Jews. Kessler, who had a Confederate battle flag held up behind him during his speech and said that the entire country would be better off if the South had won the Civil War, was the first to defend anti-Semitism by being, well, anti-Semitic: [The Laura Loomers and Jack Posobiecs of the world] say they wont do the rally because somebody is anti-Semitic? So theres a group you cant criticize? Im not going to go overboard on anybodybut I will just say this: they are a powerful group! They have AIPAC, the Israel lobby. Theyre two percent of the population and they pretty much run Hollywood and brag about it. And they are the ones putting out this filthy propaganda. CNN. All you guys out here tell me who is in charge of the global conglomerates that own you, that own CBS and NBC? Baked Alaska, who was suspended by Twitter for a week in part for circulating a meme depicting a cartoon of President Trump in a Nazi uniform and Loomer in a gas chamber, also spoke. I thought it was funny, personally. Mike Enoch thought it was funny, he said, referencing another speaker who runs the anti-Semitic podcast The Right Stuff. I have to really follow the truth in my heart and what I believe, Alaska said. And Ive seen an awakening, lately. Have you guys seen it? Generation Zyklon? I mean Generation Z? Flags for the Tradtionalist Workers Party, Identity Evropa, Vanguard America raised high alongside the Confederate battle flag outside the Lincoln Memorial. Enoch, whose real name is Mike Peinovich, would later speak and also railed against Jews. So, freedom, the constitution and liberty, its all good stuff but lets be honest whats really facing our country today is the systematic elimination of white people. The genocide of the white race, Peinovich said to cheers. In a rant that began with a discussion about an article in the Jewish magazine Forward, Peinovich said: When you talk about Jewish privilege, which is objectively provable, we can prove it. Whos in control of the Federal Reserve Bank? Whos in control of the media? Whos in control of our foreign policy? Jews. We know that its Jews. Why do we have a war in the Middle East against our countrys interest? Against the interest of our race? Because of Jewish control. Ok. Lets not fucking beat around the bush. Im using my freedom of speech rights here. Christopher Cantwell of the website Radical Agenda also attacked Jewish influence and referenced Loomers disruption of Shakespeares Julius Caesar in Central Park: If the answer is not now then we might as well throw in the towel and forfeit to the Communists today. We are losing massive ground each moment. Nonwhite immigration and breeding alone are rapidly diminishing what electoral majorities we have remaining. Jewish influence disarms us in the onslaught of identity politics. Our universities teach no more than the propaganda of our enemies to our children and we are compelled to subsidize it all with our own earnings under penalty of imprisonment or death for refusal. Disrupting a play is the most civil thing we should do to these vermin. Damigo, whose Identity Evropa members wearing white polo shirts and khakis made up a significant portion of the crowd, also spoke: I think it would be an injustice to come to a Free speech rally and simply talk about Free Speech. So Im going to say some radical shit. Say some radical things here. America was founded by white people. It was founded for white people. America was not founded to be a multiracial, multicultural society. The founders were well aware of the importance that identity played in the make-up of a nation. And how fundamental it was to the future progress and success of that people. The reason why our nation is where it is today, is because of anti-dialogical forces. Individuals who were haters of truth. And what they did, they used tactics, they used tactics weve seen over the last year to shut us down, this is nothing new. This has been going on decade after decade after decade.The cultural Marxism that permeates every orifice of our society today is a result of this tyranny. A Spencer supporter at the Lincoln Memorial rally. Damigo left the stage after chanting Moldylocks! Moldylocks! with the crowd referencing the woman who he sucker-punched in Berkeley, California back in April. On the other side of town, at the White House, the Rally Against Political Violence organized by Cernovich and Posobiec attracted about 50. The event was relatively tame though an African American man wearing an Info Wars t-shirt railed against CNN before shouting, Its time to put George Soros in a gas chamber! Half a dozen or so speakers took turns addressing the crowd from a small makeshift stage, where the overarching theme was blaming the left and Antifa for the political violence taking place in America. Lucian Wintrich, the White House correspondent for the Gateway Pundit read out a list of hate incidents that had either turned out to be fake or the perpetrators were left leaning. Corey Stewart, Confederate flag supporting politician who recently ran and lost in a Virginia gubernatorial race told the crowd to get behind president Trump and also support his crackdown on illegal immigration. Stewart Rhodes, head of the anti-government group Oath Keepers was also in attendance with some of his crew providing security for the event. Rhodes also took the stage and decried Antifa, stating, They now realize that if they order the cops to stand down and if those cops actually do stand down its going to be worse for Antifa. Antifa will get their asses handed to them by the American patriots. Spencer, Kessler, and others plan to rally again in Charlottesville, Va., on August 12. The theme of that rally? Unite the right.

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2nd Opinion: Old wolf of racism appears in alt-right sheep’s clothing – Baptist Standard

June 26, 2017 By Ferrell Foster / Christian Life Commission Alt-right racism is both like and unlike the old racism. Like: It sees the white race as superior and in need of protection. Unlike: It is generally educated, secular and young. Ferrell Foster The Southern Baptist Convention brought the alt-right to center stage in mid-June, when it initially failed to consider a resolution condemning racist aspects of the alt-right.Fortunately, wiser heads prevailed, and SBC messengers approved a revised resolution, which decried every form of racism, including alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Messengers also said, We denounce and repudiate white supremacy and every form of racial and ethnic hatred as of the devil. Alt-right is a loosely defined term. It dates back to 2008 in one form but has been reappropriated more recently. Last year, a University of Alabama political scientist, George Hawley, told The Washington Post the alt-right is predominantly an online phenomenon, and amorphous and somewhat diverse in terms of what the people who associate with the movement want, but really the core of the alt-right is white nationalismor, at least, white identity politics. AltRight.com is led by Richard Spencer, probably the most visible white supremacist in the United States today. In their own words A Primer Text on the site says: The United States is being overrun by hordes of non-white immigrants, legal and illegal, fundamentally altering its demographic landscape in key cities and driving a stake through the heart of its culture. The whole of Northern and Western Europe is similarly being flooded with Muslim immigrants who are gaining more influence as their numbers grow and the elected leaders refuse to do anything about it. The Great Replacement is well underway. The primer cites the scientific theory of evolution and natural selection to defend its position regarding racial differences. It also affirms the importance of white identity and says genocide of the white race is ongoing: Mass immigration of non-whites into white countries, forced assimilation by traitorous governments, media and entertainment industries that encourage miscegenation, and liberal egalitarian professors that demonize Whiteness and Western Civilization are just a few examples of the program of genocide against all people of European descent. The federal governments refusal to enforce immigration laws, its refusal to curtail illegal immigration, and as forced assimilation is all anti-Whites need in order to eventually exterminate or subsume us as a race since it leaves no homeland for (sic) exclusive to Whites. Nation under attack The alt-right is painting a picture of the United States as a white nation under attack from non-whites. It does not recognize that from our earliest days, the United States has been a place where all types of diverse people have come together. Initially, the insiders were narrowly defined as English-speakers who dissented from the Church of England. But quickly, other English-speakers and Catholics joined the mix. Texas has distinctive German and Czech communities that reflect the non-English-speaking Europeans who crossed the Atlantic, and annexation of Texas brought in a Hispanic population that predated the English-speakers on the land. Asians became another important part of the national fabric. And, of course, a huge population of Africans was forced into slavery in the United States The United States has been a mixing place for centuries, even though white males held power. And the alt-right is pushing for a return of white male dominance. Their propaganda is not just against non-whites; it is against womenand what they consider to be weak or emasculated men. Loosely related That said, I must come back to stress the alt-right is not some easily defined and identified movement. It is a label for loosely related people. It is sometimes even hard to know if some of these people are being serious. Hawley, the Alabama professor, says: The alt-right has been able to successfully brand itself as an edgy and fun and ironic movement that takes pleasure in needling both liberals and conservatives, and its tongue-in-cheek and rebellious as opposed to just being motivated by (the) genocidal hatred that you would see from people like William Pierce. But he adds: A lot of the people who are sharing alt-right material online are just trolling and find it funny, but the people who are really dedicated content creators, the people who are spending massive amounts of time on this, this is more than just trollingor if it is trolling, its trolling for a purpose. Its not just because they find it funny. a no-brainer That is a quick summary about the alt-right. Because of the alt-rights white nationalism and white supremacy, you can understand why Texas Pastor Dwight McKissic proposed the SBC adopt a resolution against the ideology. I thought it would be a no-brainer, I thought it would be a slam-dunk, McKissic told Roland Martin on One News Now, after the SBC initially refused to consider his resolution. I thought they had turned a corner, at least in the sense of being able to intellectually, theoretically, biblically, affirm what the Bible says, that one God created all men equally. The SBC did get it right the next day with the revised resolution, but the approved resolution left out two aspects of McKissics proposalthe so-called curse of Ham and the political aspect of alt-right ideology. The Texas pastors proposal said: Whereas, the roots of White Supremacy within a Christian context is based on the so-called curse of Ham theory once prominently taught by the SBC in the early yearsechoing the belief that God through Noah ordained descendants of Africa to be subservient to Angloswhich provided the theological justification for slavery and segregation. The SBC officially renounces the curse of Ham theory in this resolution . After three whereas statements dealing with politics, McKissics proposal included this statement: Resolved, that we reject the retrograde ideologies, xenophobic biases and racial bigotries of the so-called alt-right that seek to subvert our government, destabilize society, and infect our political system. The approved SBC resolution excluded these two subjects. Myths vs. facts The curse of Ham theory still courses through the Christian South. It is part of the reason so many church-goers can still be racist and think little of it. They feel they have biblical justification. They dont. And we must continue to attack this falsehood. Dallas Pastor Tony Evans does a great job of undermining the curse of Ham myth in his book, Oneness Embraced. Myths, however, do not need facts, they simply need supporters, Evans writes. I have not found reference to the curse of Ham in alt-right literature, but the idea is there among racists who call themselves Christians. The adopted SBC resolution, by failing to condemn the so-called curse of Ham, leaves room for supporters of this falsehood to continue moving through Southern congregations as the venomous evil spirit of racism they embody. I will not go into this error much, but any of us can go to that wonderful source of popular wisdom, Wikipedia, and learn the basics. As that entry begins, The Curse of Ham is a misnomer for the curse upon Canaan, Hams son, that was imposed by the biblical patriarch Noah. The curse referred to the people Israel would later conquer in occupying Palestine, the promised land. Canaan did not refer to black people. The curse of Ham is a double lie. Noah cursed Canaan, not Ham, and Canaan does not refer to people of African descent. Now, as to politics being left out of the approved resolution. The alt-right is seen as an important part of the electoral support behind Donald Trump.The final resolution steps gingerly around the issue of widespread Southern evangelical support for Trump in the election. This is understandable. Many Southern evangelicals who voted for Trump say they were primarily voting against Hillary Clinton. They do not want to be branded as racists because of their vote. I hope the SBC resolution will surface the reality of the white supremacy and white nationalism associated with the alt-right. Racism keeps surfacing in various ways because evil doesnt give up easily. Its important we understand the wolf when it reappears in new sheeps clothing. (Note: For a straightforward presentation on what the Bible says about race, visit the Christian Life Commission website.) Ferrell Foster is director of ethics and justice for the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission.

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Alt-Right Boss Attacks Trump’s ‘Repulsive and Creepy’ Fanboys – Daily Beast

In Washington, D.C., on Sunday afternoon, the two camps of the pro-Trump far-right showed just how much they hated each other. They held their own separate diminutive events, just a mile apart, with leaders of each rally taking time to insult or diminish the attendees and organizers of the other. People attend a rally about free speech outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2017. In Lafayette Park, just a stones throw away from the White House, the Rally Against Political Violence took place under the beating afternoon sun. It was advertised as an opportunity for speakers to condemn the recent shooting of GOP Rep. Steve Scalise at a congressional baseball practice as well as the graphic depictions of President Trumps death in both a Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar and a generally loathed Kathy Griffin photoshoot. The sparse crowd of a couple hundred spread out across the lawn, some carrying CNN is ISIS placards while one man lifted a banner for the fictional country Kekistan and discussed the proper pronunciation of covfefe, a tweet from the president with a noticeable typo that has taken on mythic status. The speakers themselves, from Gateway Pundits White House Correspondent Lucian Wintrich to Mike Cernovich, something of a pro-Trump media celebrity reporter and a recent addition to the InfoWars lineup, mingled in the crowd before taking the podium for brief speeches. Michael Flynn Jr., the son of the former national security adviser, paraded the grounds Periscoping the event as the day went on. Rhys Baker of Washington, DC reacts to U.S. Park Police instruction to remove himself from the vicinity of a demonstration organized by self-proclaimed White Nationalists and members of the “Alt-Right” during what right-wing factions called a “Freedom of Speech” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. June 25, 2017. Organized and emceed by Jack Posobiec, a previous employee of therebel.media who became a viral sensation when he interrupted a recent production of the aforementioned Julius Caesar, the event included a host of speeches from these primarily pro-Trump media figures, often decrying fake news. Jack Posobiec attends a rally about free speech outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2017. But one of the main potential draws to the event, longtime Trump ally and ratfucker himself Roger Stone, did not actually make it in person. Posobiec attributed his absence to security concerns and instead read supportive texts from him to the crowd toward the end of the event. This conspicuous absence provided fuel for the most prominent speaker of the competing event at the Lincoln Memorial. Mike Cernovich speaks during a rally about free speech outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2017. Richard Spencer, the man who raised his media profile last year to become one of the figureheads of the alt-right, spoke at the Freedom of Speech Rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where he contended more people showed up than at Posobiecs event. And he took the opportunity to trash the other rally in the process, saying that it was just a movement based on these fairly repulsive and creepy minor league celebrities. Roger Stone bailed because the whole thing is so pathetic, Spencer said laughing during a phone interview with The Daily Beast. It was actually far more pathetic than I had imagined. People attend a rally about free speech outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2017. Despite the small crowd, and a few technical difficulties in which various songs unintentionally played out of the speaker at Lafayette Park during some of the attendees speeches, Posobiec didnt seem deterred after the event. Get The Beast In Your Inbox! Start and finish your day with the top stories from The Daily Beast. A speedy, smart summary of all the news you need to know (and nothing you don’t). Subscribe Thank You! You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest and Cheat Sheet. We will not share your email with anyone for any reason. It was a great event! I got a crowd of Trump supporters to sing Give Peace a Chance by John Lennon and thats a testament to our commitment to peace and our stand against violence and violent rhetoric, Posobiec said in a private message to The Daily Beast. This supposed turf war, egged on by Spencer, between the more ideological nativist far-right wing and the pro-Trump media figures whose followings have grown exponentially since his election, has been fought essentially since the day Trump won last November. White Nationalist and supremacist leader Richard Spencer (C) finishes addressing self proclaimed “White Nationalists” and “Alt-Right” supporters gathered for what they called a “Freedom of Speech” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. June 25, 2017 It bubbled to the surface last December over the organization of an inaugural event called The Deplora-Ball, in which social media personality Baked Alaska (also in attendance at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday) was asked not to attend the event. From there, Spencer began to dub the likes of Posobiec and Cernovich, the alt-lite, nothing more than what he believed to be ideologically vacant people just out to promote themselves. I think a lot of those people are really against intelligent people, Spencer said of the other rally to The Daily Beast. If youre a total goofball or someone who has no connection with the facts and reality, its like ok youre fucking based. Theyre all just bad human beings. So many of them are just physically ugly people. Nathan Damigo speaks to self-proclaimed White Nationalists and members of the “Alt-Right” gathered for what they called a “Freedom of Speech” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. June 25, 2017. He claimed that the divergent events on Sunday were actually helpful for the alt-right because it helped determine who to essentially weed out from the movement. Posobiec and Cernovich, who have managed to be featured prominently in national news outlets in the last few months through a series of hoaxy antics and, in Cernovichs case, real reporting, want nothing to do with Spencers ilk either, especially after a highly publicized event in Washington, D.C., in which some individuals were caught on video giving a Nazi salute. Posobiec was equally dismissive of the people attending Spencers event and said that their concurrent timing didnt diminish his crowd size. Nah not our crowd, he said when asked about people potentially choosing Spencers event over his. Asked specifically what he thinks of Spencer, Posobiec said, Dont really follow him. A masked demonstrator in a Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hat wipes his brow as self proclaimed “White Nationalists”, white supremacists and members of the “Alt-Right” gather for what they called a “Freedom of Speech” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. June 25, 2017 Posobiec said that at future rallies, hed like to invite Donald Trump Jr., Sheriff David Clarke, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, and of course POTUS himself. A small step toward that lofty dream arrived in the presence of failed Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart, who spoke at the Lafayette Park event on Sunday. He used the platform as a run-up to his potential entrance into a Senate race against Tim Kaine in 2018, who Stewart said on Sunday he would send to the curb. No such politician spoke at Spencers event despite the fact that Stewart, who devoted a large portion of his campaign to preserving Confederate statues in Virginia, is no stranger to controversy. Don Folden, the founder of an African-American history tour company (R) argues with a man named Justin from western New York state during a demonstration organized by self-proclaimed White Nationalists and members of the “Alt-Right” which they described as a “Freedom of Speech” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. June 25, 2017. As both of the events winded down, both organizers and attendees seemed to think that they were on the right side of the moment; Spencer and his crowd focused on the preservation and prioritization of white identity and Posobiec and his allies focused on providing an alternative to the lying, fake news media while promoting Trumps agenda. White Nationalist leader Richard Spencer (C) chants back at counter-protestors as self-proclaimed “White Nationalists” and “Alt-Right” supporters gather for what they called a “Freedom of Speech” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S. June 25, 2017. This is the just the beginning for us, Spencer said. I think it would be possible to have a rally on the mall for tens of thousands of people. I want to have rallies all across the country, we are organizing and growing by leaps and bounds, Posobiec told The Daily Beast. And sometimes, theyll just end up happening at the same exact time.

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A Look at the Alt-Right Movement as It Seeks Mainstream Recognition – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com A Look at the Alt-Right Movement as It Seeks Mainstream Recognition NBCNews.com A Look at the Alt-Right Movement as It Seeks Mainstream Recognition. Sun, Jun 25. The movement believes in protecting white European identity ideas traditionally associated with white supremacy. Its founder, Richard Spencer, credits the election of …

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Twitter compares Eric Trump’s new haircut to that of alt-right leader Richard Spencer – AOL

Christina Gregg, AOL.com Jun 25th 2017 3:21PM Eric Trump appeared on FOX News on Sunday to discuss his father’s presidential platform with network host Maria Bartiromo, revealing an interesting new hair cut. As President Trump’s son talked 401(k) figures and partisan divide, Twitter users quickly called out the similarities between Eric Trump’s new style and that of alt-right leader Richard Spencer. For context, here is Richard Spencer’s hair: And here is Eric Trump’s new look: Click through to see Twitter explode over Eric Trump’s new haircut: 18 PHOTOS Twitter reacts to Eric Trump’s new hair See Gallery .@EricTrump rocking a new hair cut. https://t.co/wEpuQ5z5iQ @mcspocky Looks like Eric Trump has adopted the Alt-right official hair style. hair dresser: what do you want eric trump: I want to be mistaken for Richard Spencer on the street hair dresser: https://t.co/J2Q5YmPxQY If his dad is really worth billions of dollars then why does eric trump cut his own hair? https://t.co/KKEa8Dz8mo @RealDonalDrumpf @EricTrump Just like a person who represents themselves has a fool for a lawyer, a person who cuts https://t.co/Vj0hK5OpKd ok even if you ignore the um, high and tight, element here — this is like a six dollar haircut from a barber with https://t.co/roIPuEt7s5 @KFILE @EricTrump looks like a hair mistake …. @KFILE @ParkerMolloy @EricTrump Nice. The alt-right hair style. @KFILE @EricTrump Looks like someone accepted an invitation to a sleepover at Richard Spencer’s house, where they p https://t.co/eVLxs7Szfn @Bencjacobs @KFILE @EricTrump Requires less “hair goop”? Mobster look (not Manhattan!) @owillis Nice nazi hair cut @EricTrump. Eric Trump has a fascist haircut. This cannot possibly be unintentional. https://t.co/9mqUbwENqQ @KFILE @EricTrump Makes him look more like Richard Spencer, which is fitting. @RealDonalDrumpf @Evildoer_Esq @EricTrump Why does he look like Richard Spencer? Um @EricTrump what’s going on with that Richard Spencer coiffure? https://t.co/uh1i5gIwZH Eric Trump sporting the Richard Spencer fascist hairdo https://t.co/KUXLhuSfm1 @Trump @EricTrump @MariaBartiromo @FoxNews Nice haircut, Eric. What did you ask for, the Richard Spencer? HIDE CAPTION SHOW CAPTION Spencer is credited with coming up with the term alt-right, the name for the far-right racist fringe movement that often subscribes to anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and anti-feminist ideologies. Spencer was punched in the face during a live interview at President Trump’s inauguration last January, a moment that immediately went viral. Spencer was also notably kicked out of the Conservative Political Action Conference in February. Eric Trump focused on praising President Trump’s Oval Office performance during his Sunday FOX News interview, saying he “couldn’t be more proud” of his father. “He’s doing everything that he says,” Eric Trump stated. “He’s been in office for 150-something days, and I think he’s accomplished more than any president arguably in history has over that same period of time.” More from AOL.com: Report: Sean Spicer leads search for his own replacement Photo of Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump’s apparent failed hug sets Twitter ablaze Barron Trump snaps photo of Marine One after first Camp David trip

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Alt-right – Wikipedia

The alt-right, or alternative right, is a loose group of people with far-right ideologies who reject mainstream conservatism in favor of white nationalism, principally in the United States, but also to a lesser degree in Canada and Europe.[1][2][3][4]Paul Gottfried is the first person to use the term “alternative right”, when referring specifically to developments within American right-wing politics, in 2008.[5] The term has since gained wide currency with the rise of the so-called “alt-right”. White supremacist[6][7][8][9][10]Richard Spencer coined the term in 2010 in reference to a movement centered on white nationalism, and has been accused by some media publications of doing so to excuse overt racism, white supremacism, and neo-Nazism.[11][12][13][14][15] The term drew considerable media attention and controversy during and after the 2016 US presidential election.[16] Alt-right beliefs have been described as isolationist, protectionist, antisemitic, and white supremacist,[17][18][19] frequently overlapping with Neo-Nazism,[20][21][22]nativism and Islamophobia,[23][24][25][26][27]antifeminism and homophobia,[20][28][29][30]right-wing populism,[31][32] and the neoreactionary movement.[17][33] The concept has further been associated with multiple groups from American nationalists, neo-monarchists, men’s rights advocates, and the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump.[23][32][33][34][35] The alt-right has its roots on Internet websites such as 4chan and 8chan, where anonymous members create and use Internet memes to express their ideologies.[17][22][36] It is difficult to tell how much of what people write in these venues is serious and how much is intended to provoke outrage.[31][37] Members of the alt-right use websites like AltRight.com, Alternative Right, Twitter, Breitbart, and InfoWars to convey their message.[38][39] Alt-right postings generally support Donald Trump[40][41][42][43] and oppose immigration, multiculturalism and political correctness.[21][28][44] The alt-right has also had a significant influence on conservative thought in the United States, such as the Sailer Strategy for winning political support, along with having close ties to the Trump Administration. It has been listed as a key reason for Trump’s win in the 2016 election.[45][46] The Trump administration includes several figures who are associated with the alt-right, such as White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.[47] In 2016, Bannon described Breitbart as “the platform for the alt-right,” with the goal of promoting the ideology.[48] In November 2008, self-described paleoconservative philosopher Paul Gottfried addressed the H. L. Mencken Club about what he called “the alternative right”.[49] This was republished in December of that year under the title “The Decline and Rise of the Alternative Right”[50] in the conservative Taki’s Magazine, making this the earliest published usage of the phrase in its current context according to Slate. In 2009, two more posts at Taki’s Magazine, by Patrick J. Ford and Jack Hunter, further discussed the alternative right.[51] The term, however, is most commonly attributed to Richard B. Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute and founder of Alternative Right.[31][52][53] The Associated Press stated that the ‘alt-right’ or ‘alternative right’ is a name currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to themselves and their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States in addition to, or over, other traditional conservative positions such as limited government, low taxes and strict law-and-order. The movement has been described as a mix of racism, white nationalism and populism … criticizes “multiculturalism” and more rights for non-whites, women, Jews, Muslims, gays, immigrants and other minorities. Its members reject the American democratic ideal that all should have equality under the law regardless of creed, gender, ethnic origin or race.[11][54] There is no formal organization and it is not clear if the alt-right can be considered as a movement;[55] according to a 2016 description in the Columbia Journalism Review: “Because of the nebulous nature of anonymous online communities, nobody’s entirely sure who the alt-righters are and what motivates them. It’s also unclear which among them are true believers and which are smart-ass troublemakers trying to ruffle feathers.”[37] Many of its own proponents often claim they are joking or seeking to provoke an outraged response.[31] Andrew Marantz of The New Yorker describes it as “a label, like ‘snob’ or ‘hipster,’ that is often disavowed by people who exemplify it”.[35] It has been said to include elements of white nationalism,[20][21][31]white supremacism,[18][19][44]antisemitism,[20][21][22]right-wing populism,[31]nativism,[23] and the neoreactionary movement.[33] Andrew Marantz includes “neo-monarchists, masculinists, conspiracists, belligerent nihilists”.[35]Newsday columnist Cathy Young noted the alt-right’s strong opposition to both legal and illegal immigration and its hard-line stance on the European migrant crisis.[56] Robert Tracinski of The Federalist has written that the alt-right opposes miscegenation and advocates collectivism as well as tribalism.[57] Nicole Hemmer stated on NPR that political correctness is seen by the alt-right as “the greatest threat to their liberty”.[28] Commonalities among the loosely-defined alt-right include a disdain for mainstream politics as well as support for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.[31][58][40][41][42][43] While the label of white nationalism is disputed by some political commentators including Allum Bokhari and Milo Yiannopoulos,[59] prominent alt-right figures such as Andrew Anglin of The Daily Stormer and Marcus Halberstram of Fash the Nation have embraced the term as the core philosophy their movement is based on.[60][61] In response to a Washington Post article that portrayed the movement as “offensiveness for the sake of offensiveness”, Anglin said “No it isn’t. The goal is to ethnically cleanse White nations of non-Whites and establish an authoritarian government. Many people also believe that the Jews should be exterminated.”[62][63] Milo Yiannopoulos claims that some “young rebels” are drawn to the alt-right not for deeply political reasons but “because it promises fun, transgression, and a challenge to social norms”.[64] According to The New Yorker, “testing the strength of the speech taboos that revolve around conventional politics-of what can be said, and how directly”, is a major component of alt-right identity.[64] The beliefs that make the alt-right perceptible as a movement “are in their essence not matters of substance but of style”, and the alt-right’s tone may just be concealing “a more familiar politics”.[64] According to economist Jeffrey Tucker of the Foundation for Economic Education, the alt-right “inherits a long and dreary tradition of thought from Friedrich Hegel to Thomas Carlyle to Oswald Spengler to Madison Grant to Othmar Spann to Giovanni Gentile to Trump’s speeches”. He states that alt-right proponents “look back to what they imagine to be a golden age when elites ruled and peons obeyed”, and believe that “identity is everything and the loss of identity is the greatest crime against self anyone can imagine”.[65] In March 2016, Breitbart News writers Allum Bokhari and Milo Yiannopoulos published a piece on the alt-right, which CNN described as being similar to a manifesto.[66] In that article, they described the alt-right as being derived from the Old Right of the United States as well from various New Right movements of Europe, citing the movement has been influenced by Oswald Spengler, Henry Louis Mencken, Julius Evola and modern influences such as paleoconservatives Patrick J. Buchanan and Samuel T. Francis.[59] Jeet Heer of The New Republic likewise identifies the alt-right as having ideological origins among paleoconservatives, particularly with respect to its positions restricting immigration and supporting an openly nationalistic foreign policy.[67][68] An analysis by The Guardian described the ethno-nationalism of the New Right as the alt-right’s progenitor.[32][69] Matthew Sheffield, writing in the Washington Post, said the alt-right has also been influenced by anarcho-capitalist and paleolibertarian theorist Murray Rothbard, specifically in regards to his theorizing on race and democracy, and had previously rallied behind Ron Paul in 2008.[70] Tucker, an anarcho-capitalist, has said the alt-right is opposed to libertarianism because the alt-right focuses on group identity and tribalism instead of individual liberty.[65] The alt-right lineage can be traced back to “South Park Republican”.[71] American professor and scholar Benjamin R. Teitelbaum compares the alt-right in the United States to identitarianism in Europe and notes that both were influenced by thinkers in the French New Right, or Nouvelle Droite.[72] The term drew considerable media attention and controversy during the 2016 presidential election, particularly after Trump appointed Breitbart News chair Steven Bannon as CEO of the Trump campaign in August. Steve Bannon referred to Breitbart News as “the platform for the alt-right”.[48] Media attention grew after the election, particularly during a post-election celebratory meeting near the White House hosted by Richard Spencer. Spencer used several Nazi propaganda terms during a meeting, and closed with “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory”. In response, supporters of Spencer gave the Nazi salute and chanted in a similar fashion to the Sieg Heil chant used at the Nuremberg rallies. Spencer defended the conduct, stating that the Nazi salute was given in a spirit of “irony and exuberance”.[73][74] Following the episode, the Associated Press described the “alt-right” label as “currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists” that “may exist primarily as a public-relations device to make its supporters’ actual beliefs less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience”. The AP said that it has previously called such beliefs “racist, neo-Nazi or white supremacist”.[11] Notable current promoters of alt-right ideology include Vox Day,[75]Steve Sailer,[76]Richard B. Spencer,[77] and Brittany Pettibone.[78] Although some conservatives have welcomed the alt-right,[56] others on the mainstream right and left have criticized it as racist or hateful,[56][79] particularly given its hostility towards mainstream liberalism and conservatism.[80][81] David A. French, writing for National Review, called alt-right proponents “wanna-be fascists” and bemoaned their entry into the national political conversation.[82] Benjamin Welton, writing for The Weekly Standard, described the alt-right as a “highly heterogeneous force” that “turns the left’s moralism on its head and makes it a badge of honor to be called ‘racist,’ ‘homophobic,’ and ‘sexist.'”[83] Benjamin Wallace-Wells, writing for The New Yorker, described it as a “loosely assembled far-right movement”, but said that its differences from the conventional right-wing in American politics are more a matter of style than of substance: “One way to understand the alt-right is not as a movement but as a collective experiment in identity, in the same way that many people use anonymity on the Internet to test more extreme versions of themselves.”[31] Professor George Hawley of the University of Alabama suggested that the alt-right may pose a greater threat to progressivism than the mainstream conservative movement.[84] In an interview with The New York Times on November 22, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump disavowed and condemned the alt-right,[85] to the dismay of many of his alt-right supporters.[86] In December 2016, artist Arrington de Dionyso, whose murals are frequently displayed at the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria, described the alt-right’s on-line campaign of harassment against him in detail,[87] and averred of the attacks in general that “I think it’s a very deliberate assault, which will eventually be a coordinated assault on all forms of free expression.” The Pizzagate conspiracy theory has drawn comparisons with the Gamergate controversy.[88]A wave of threats against Jewish Community Centers starting in 2017 were blamed on the alt-right in a January 2017 article by Slate’s Elissa Strauss, who said members of the alt-right viewed them as “a practical joke”.[89] The activist group Stop Normalizing, which opposes the normalization of terms like alt-right, developed the “Stop Normalizing Alt Right” Chrome extension. The extension went viral shortly after the release of Stop Normalizing’s website.[90] The extension changes the term “alt-right” on webpages to “white supremacy”.[91][92][93][94][95] The extension and group were founded by a New York-based advertising and media professional under the pseudonym George Zola.[96] Reddit banned in 2017 the r/altright subreddit for violating its anti-doxxing policy.[97][98] Many AltRight populist media figures criticized Trump’s 2017 Shayrat missile strike reversal of policy towards war in Syria and the Middle East.[99][100][101][102]Ann Coulter pointed out that Trump “campaigned on not getting involved in Mideast” and this was one of the reasons many voted for him.[99][103][104][105][106] In National Review in April 2016, Ian Tuttle wrote, The Alt-Right has evangelized over the last several months primarily via a racist and antisemitic online presence. But for Allum Bokhari and Milo Yiannopoulos, the alt-right consists of fun-loving provocateurs, valiant defenders of Western civilization, daring intellectualsand a handful of neo-Nazis keen on a Final Solution 2.0, but there are only a few of them, and nobody likes them anyways.[107] Bokhari and Yiannopoulos describe Jared Taylor, founder of American Renaissance, and Richard B. Spencer, founder of Alternative Right, as representative of intellectuals in the alt-right.[59][107] Cathy Young, writing in The Federalist, stated that the website Radix Journal had replaced the Alternative Right website, and describes a Radix Journal article on abortion which proclaimed that the pro-life position is “‘dysgenic,’ since it encourages breeding by ‘the least intelligent and responsible’ women”.[108]Kevin B. MacDonald is also mentioned as an alt-right thinker.[11] In Newsday, Young called the alt-right “a nest of anti-Semitism” inhabited by “white supremacists” who regularly use “repulsive bigotry”.[56]Chris Hayes on All In with Chris Hayes described alt-right as a euphemistic term for “essentially modern-day white supremacy”.[109]BuzzFeed reporter Rosie Gray described the alt-right as “white supremacy perfectly tailored for our times,” saying that it uses “aggressive rhetoric and outright racial and anti-Semitic slurs” and that it has “more in common with European far-right movements than American ones”.[110][111] Yishai Schwartz, writing for Haaretz, described the alt-right as “vitriolically anti-Semitic”, saying that “The ‘alternative’ that the alt-right presents is, in large part, an alternative to acceptance of Jews”, and warned that it must be taken seriously as a threat.[112] Chemi Shalev, also writing for Haaretz, has observed that alt-right supporters of Trump “despise Jewish liberals with same venom that Israeli right detests Jewish leftists”.[113] Breitbart News has become a popular outlet for alt-right views.[114][115][116] On August 25, 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave a speech accusing Republican candidate Donald Trump of “helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party”.[117] She identified this radical fringe with the alt-right, and noted that Trump’s campaign chief executive Steve Bannon has described his Breitbart News Network as “the platform for the alt-right”.[48] Some members of the group were delighted; they described Clinton’s speech as “free publicity”, noted that Google searches peaked afterward, and suggested that millions of people were hearing of the movement “for the very first time”.[118] On September 9, 2016, several figures of the alt-right community held a press conference, described by one reporter as the “coming-out party” of the little-known movement, to explain their goals.[119] They proclaimed racialist beliefs, stating “Race is real, race matters, and race is the foundation of identity.”[120] Speakers called for a “White Homeland” and expounded on racial differences in intelligence. They also confirmed their support of Trump, saying “This is what a leader looks like.”[120][121][122] The alt-right’s use of Internet memes to express and advance its beliefs, often on websites such as 4chan, 8chan and The Daily Stormer, has been widely reported.[22][36][123][124] Among the most widely used are the following terms: The prevalence of memes in alt-right circles has led some commentators to question whether the alt-right is a serious movement rather than just an alternative way to express traditionally conservative beliefs,[22][31] with Chava Gourarie of the Columbia Journalism Review stating that provoking a media reaction to these memes is for some creators an end in itself.[37]Marc Hetherington, professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, sees these memes as an effort to legitimize racist views.[148]

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Quantifying the influence of 4chan’s alt-right trolls on normies … – Boing Boing

In a proceedings paper presented at a Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence social media conference, a team of British, Italian, and Cypriot academics who worked with a Telefonica researcher presented their work analyzing 8,000,000 comments from 4chan’s “politically incorrect” (AKA /pol/) boards, a hive of alt-right racism and hate. The researchers attempted to quantify the effects that /pol/’s “raids” had on the discourse in mainstream political discourse, tracing the flows of news and talking points from /pol/ to and from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. They found that alt-right raids were remarkably effective at steering the wider discourse, with “12% of the alternative news on worldnews (one of the main news boards on reddit) coming from 4chan. And over 16% of the alternative news on the same board is coming from The_Donald.” Here, we studied whether, once an event happens on one Internet platform (say, a hyperlink to a piece of news), the same event happens on another platform. It will be the exact same news link being posted on /pol/ that then makes its way to Twitter, lets say. We use a mathematical technique called ‘Hawkes-process modelling’, in which we can say with reasonable confidence that a particular event actually is related to the previous one that happened. So we did this study, the first of its kind in tracing links between services. The idea here is that there has been quite some work on studying fake and alternative news. People look at how alternative news spreads on Twitter, for example; how people reshare it. But these services do not live in a vacuum theyre part of the greater web. These places where alternative news stories are posted and they talk about them and they make up these crazy conspiracies and all of that: we wanted to understand whether this actually has an impact on the wider web. Kek, Cucks, and God Emperor Trump: A Measurement Study of 4chans Politically Incorrect Forum and Its Effects on the Web [Gabriel Emile Hine, Jeremiah Onaolapo, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Nicolas Kourtellis, Ilias Leontiadis, Riginos Samaras, Gianluca Stringhini and Jeremy Blackburn/11th Annual International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media] Shining a light on the dark corners of the web [Daniel Cressey/Nature] (via Naked Capitalism) In a paper for IEEE Security, researchers from Cyberpion and Israels College of Management Academic Studies describe a Password Reset Man-in-the-Middle Attack that leverages a bunch of clever insights into how password resets work to steal your email account (and other kinds of accounts), even when its protected by two-factor authentication. If youre an American whos lucky enough to live somewhere that received large influxes of immigrants during the Age of Mass Migration (1860 to 1920), congratulations! The immigrants who came to your territory brought along higher incomes, lower unemployment, higher levels of educational attainment and no reduction in social cohesion! When Thomas Piketty and his team undertook their landmark study of wealth inequality in the world, they had to rely on the self-reported income of the super rich to see just how income was distributed by definition, they couldnt directly measure the unreported income hidden in tax havens (though they did estimate it, with [] Although flagship smartphones are unlikely to adopt heavy-duty outer casing anytime soon, you can always prepare your device for the outdoors with a beefy case and and an external battery like this Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack, available in the Boing Boing Store for $119.95.The Nomad Tile can fully recharge an iPhone 7 over three times [] Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, theres no way for the chips new security capabilities to protect against card skimmers in the wild.How do you protect yourself from legacy-technology-induced fraud? [] As the old saying goes, You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes every day. Unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour. Since most of us have an endless list of things to do and people to see, carving out quiet time can feel impossible, especially when most []

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Activists: Convention in Bozeman is ‘alt-right’ recruitment effort – The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

A conference held Friday and today in Bozeman that, organizers say, promotes freedom of choice, has been criticized by human rights proponents as an alt-right recruiting attempt. The Red Pill Expo, according to the conferences website, features speakers who will help you to break free from the avalanche of propaganda, fake news and outright deception, and to embrace reality for a better life. The speakers include authors, public relations directors, journalists and activists. The conference schedule covers topics including health care, finance, climate science, globalization and politics, according to the website. But Rachel Carroll Rivas, co-director of the Montana Human Rights Network, said the wide-ranging topics are purposefully designed to recruit people to white supremacist or alt-right causes. Alt-right is a term embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States. Carroll Rivas said in a statement Thursday that the organizers for the event hope to find people who will attend due to being interested in one topic and then be exposed to the wider right-wing agenda. Folks should know what they are paying for when they walk in the door, Carroll Rivas wrote. Many well-meaning people may not have had their guard up about this event, but they should. Debbie Bacigalupi, a volunteer for the conference who is listed on its website as manager for exhibitors and sponsors, said she didnt even know what the term alt-right meant. Bacigalupi said the event welcomed people of all political backgrounds and that people should not be criticizing the event before they attend and see whats going on. That person should come down here before they spew hatred, Bacigalupi said. Bacigalupi said the Montana Human Rights Networks accusations against the expo were untrue. She said people attending Friday flew from different parts of the world and were there on their free will. These people believe in individual choice, Bacigalupi said. The conventions chairman, G. Edward Griffin, is the founder of Freedom Force International, which, according to its website, is a network of men and women who are concerned over loss of personal liberty and growth of government power. The name of the expo is taken from a line in the reality-bending sci-fi movie, The Matrix. In spite of differences in culture, nationality, race, religion, life style, education and economic status, we are in solidarity with the Creed of Freedom, which is a statement of principles that guide us in our mission, the website said. A link on the organizations website says, Red-Pill Expo: Because you know something is wrong. The event in Bozeman is being held at the Commons at Baxter and Love; organizers said tickets are sold out. Carroll Rivas said the term red pill taps into a ready-made crowd of extremists. In her written statement, she said, The name of the event is frequently used by the alt-right to indicate that its followers are the only ones who know the truth about what is really going on in America today. There is no reason Bozeman needs to put out the welcome mat for a gathering like the Rep Pill Expo that builds off of conspiratorial tendencies and props up extremists, she said.

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Daily Mail and ‘alt-right’ put lefties in firing line – The Guardian

Paul Dacre, the editor of the Daily Mail. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Rex So the Mail responded with both barrels (Letters, June 23). That trigger-happy metaphor says it all. Lefties dont reach for their guns or express hatred against others including Daily Mail readers they use satirical cartoons and mild rebukes. The increasing numbers of death threats in our society virtually all come from alt-right extremists, as even Charles Foster might agree. It is not the readers who leadthe alt-right charge at the Mail, but the unbalanced editors, who go far beyond simply having opinions. Has this mild letter put me in the firing line? Virginia Cumming London As Charles Foster suggests, it isnt always possible to divine the political stance of people from the newspapers they read. A late and much-missed colleague used to buy the Daily Mail every day, which astonished me because I knew where he stood politically. I tackled him one day about it. Youre about as leftwing as its possible to be without disappearing over the horizon. Why do you buy the Mail, I asked. To which he replied: Its the only paper that gives Tony Blair the kicking he deserves. Nigel Stapley Wrexham Join the debate email guardian.letters@theguardian.com Read more Guardian letters click here to visit gu.com/letters

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