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The Alt-Right is Killing People | Southern Poverty Law Center

The timeline for alt-right killers began on May 23, 2014.

On that day, college sophomore Elliot Rodger stabbed his three roommates to death before driving to a sorority house at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and shooting several women. He then killed or injured several pedestrians with both gunfire and his vehicle before exchanging fire with police and eventually taking his own life. He ultimately killed sevenand wounded 14.

Rodger left behind a sprawling 107,000-word manifesto titled, My Twisted World: The Story of Elliot Rodger, which contained passages lamenting his inability to find a girlfriend, expressing extreme misogyny and various racist positions including disgust for interracial couples (despite the fact that he was multi-racial himself).

How could an inferior, ugly black boy be able to get a white girl and not me? I am beautiful, and I am half white myself, Rodger wrote. I am descended from British aristocracy. He is descended from slaves.

In a video, uploaded to YouTube just prior to his violent rampage titled, Elliot Rodgers Retribution, Rodger tells his audience, Well, this is my last video, it all has to come to this. Tomorrow is the day of retribution, the day in which I will have my revenge against humanity, against all of you. College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. Within those years, Ive had to rot in loneliness. Its not fair.

Rodger frequented PUAhate, a deeply misogynistic forum populated by failed pick up artists dedicated to revealing, the scams, deception, and misleading marketing techniques used by dating gurus and the seduction community to deceive men and profit from them. Discussions about women on the forum are at best objectifying and at worst, violent.

In his manifesto, Rodger fantasized about putting all women in concentrationcamps to starve while he watched gleefully from a tower. It is celebrated on some alt-right sites, like The Right Stuffs 504um.

User Doctor Mayhem annotates excerpts from Rodgers manifesto in a thread titled, Elliot Rodger Did Nothing Wrong: Why Yellow Fever is Okay.

Basically, all you need to know is that seeing blonde girls with niggers made Elliot RRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE like a billion pissed off Pepes, Mayhem writes towards the end of his post. We all know the end result. DEAD SLUTS! So White men of all kinds! No need to fear creating hapas! [a term denoting someone of partial Asian or Pacific Islander descent] In fact, you are a much superior man for the creation of them! LET ALL NEGLECTED HAPA BOYS KILL SLUTS IN THE NAME OF WHITE SHARIA!

He concludes, ALL HAIL THE PATRON SAINT OF WHITE SHARIA!

The term, white sharia, allegedly coined by Sacco Vandal of the popular alt-right site Vandal Void, is a radical response to Patrick Buchanans argument in Death of the West: that the increase in immigration and decline of white birthrates is leading to the end of Western civilization.

Vandal argues for an end to womens suffrage and stripping them of all political, legal, and economic power. Our men need harems, and the members of those harems need to be baby factories, Vandal writes. This is not about muh dicking nor beta revenge uprisings. These are cold, calculated plans to save our dying race. White Sharia is a blueprint for salvation.

Rodgers celebration at the 504um, one of the premier alt-right forums, is the rule rather than the exception, and locates misogyny at the core of the alt-right.

Take for instance Just what are traditional gender roles?, an article written by notorious hacker and troll Andrew Weev Auernheimer at the Daily Stormer one of the alt-rights most repugnant and successful propaganda engines in response to those counter signaling the white sharia.

Rape is a property crime and nothing more, Auernheimer writes. Regular slapping and the occasional vicious beating of a woman was a necessity in every household. Women need to be regularly disciplined to keep their heads about them.

Auernheimer continues, Man up, put women under your heel, throw away their birth control and make them bear your children and take care of your house. If they resist, discipline them. All we are pushing for is a return to the status of women we had in the early 19th century before Jews and their feminism ruined our civilization. This should not be controversial. If you are opposing WHITE SHARIA because you disagree with women being reduced to the status of property to be beaten and fucked at the whims of her husband, you are a faggot and a cuckold and have no place in any right-wing site, and instead belong at the bottom of festering bogs like Reddit and Voat.

Andrew Anglin, the neo-Nazi Daily Stormers founder and chief propagandist, has his own troubling history of vicious misogyny, tracking all the way back to high school.

According to an account published by The Atlantic, Anglins high school girlfriend told him that she was raped by a friends older brother while passed out at a party. He allegedly responded by calling her a slut and encouraged girls from another high school to harass her for weeks. Both the misogyny and harassing behaviors are recognizable on the present-day Daily Stormer.

In the aftermath of Rodgers killing spree, a user at 4chan/b/ posted a photo from Rodgers Facebook page with the note, Elliot Rodger, the supreme gentleman, was part of /b/. Discuss. This sentiment was echoed by other /b/ users who found similarities between his lexicon and that of the noxious board, including the term beta, used by men online to describe themselves as lacking the physicality, charisma and confidence associated with alpha males. It also denotes a level of isolation or withdrawal.

The term resurfaced on 4chan/r9k/ in the wake of a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, by Chris Harper-Mercer, who killed nine and wounded at least seven others at the college on October 1, 2015.

This is only the beginning. The Beta Rebellion has begun, one anonymous user wrote. Soon, more of our brothers will take up arms to become martyrs to this revolution.

Although never proven, it is widely speculated that Harper-Mercer was a user on the board as warnings against attending school the following day that circulated on the eve of the shooting. Authorities believe Harper-Mercer, who like Rodger was multi-racial, was also motivated by white supremacist ideas. The Government Accountability Office categorized the Roseburg killings as white supremacist in an April 2017 report.

Many on the alt-right, including some of its most notorious leaders, like Anglin, spent their early ideological years submerged in extreme image and message boards like 4chan and 8chan. Many credit them with their red pilling a reference to a scene from The Matrix in which the main character chooses between remaining in a comfortable illusion or facing a harsh, but true, realitywhich requires taking a red pill.

As the alt-right spread, the subculture had another effect on its adherents: the inculcation of cruelty. As Angela Nagle and Jacob Siegel wrote:

The far right knew what progressives are only beginning to realize: Lulz wasnt just an amoral defiance of moral categories, it was an ethical claim. Through years of pre-political collective bullying, it trained those who would go on to become alt-right to deprogram the moral codes that might cause feelings of guilt and empathy by aestheticizing the collective dehumanization of enemies.

Anonymous and disparate interaction with online extremist content, frequently without any real-world connection to hate groups or far-right extremism, is becoming an established pattern for those on the alt-right who have gone on to commit acts violence.

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Of Course the Alt-Right Is Against Capitalism

Some people on the left are starting to worry about getting trolled by the alt-right. This is because the alt-right has become aggressively anti-capitalist, pro-welfare state, and in favor of a government that specifically promotes white interests, not a free market that offers no privilege to anyone.

The alt-right is looking to expand its ranks, declares Salon, and prominent leaders of the notorious white supremacist movement apparently believe that leftists are an ideal target for their recruiting efforts. This follows a huge investigative piece that appeared in The Nation, in which a reporter from the publication attended a number of alt-right events, where leftist ideas are newly fashionable.

Salon then warns leftists not to fall for it:

The alt-rights anti-capitalism, then, is really just anti-Semitism wrapped up in an economic veil, devoid of any real critique of capitalism. Their economic turn is simply a means to further their movement and spread their racist ideology.

There is truth in that statement. Anti-semitism and racism have been a core part of the attacks on the market for centuries, which raises some interesting questions about the anti-market left itself.

The Salon claim also understates the full-on anti-liberalism of alt-right ideology, a topic that forms the thesis of my book on the topic. Indeed, in its origins, this outlook was formed in opposition to the world-transforming power of markets. It is rooted in resentment of the expansion of liberty and prosperity of the early 19th century, and the fear that capitalism would break down old hierarchies, traditional attachments, and national borders. The revolt they favored was always a revolt against the market.

Trolling the Left

Its true that in modern times, in the United States, this gang gained public attention by first attempting to pass themselves off as libertarians, hanging out at meet ups, conferences, and taking over subreddits. It worked for a while, given the libertarian commitment to free association and free speech. But then people got wise to the game. Over the last year, many leaders within the libertarian community have doubled down on an effort to preserve the integrity of libertarian ideas and make sure they were not compromised by this gang.

Libertarianism then became a low performer for recruitment. Thats when the shift became apparent. The new language of the alt-right is all about denouncing corporate capitalism for failing to do its bidding. They say that capitalism is too politically correct, is excluding them from social media, is declining to let them use financial tools to raise money, and is generally promoting their enemies in cooperation with the media.

The left often accuses capitalism of doing things for which it is not actually guilty, such as excluding the poor, exploiting workers, ravaging the earth, and so on. The alt-right, however, is mostly attacking capitalism for things that corporations are, in fact, doing and doing well. These people are not popular people, and their views have proven poisonous for venues like Twitter and Facebook, and are banned not for PC reasons, but simply because they reduce the value of the platforms.

In other ways, however, the market which is no respecter of persons or ideologies has been a great friend to the alt-right. Amazon sells their books. Their podcasts are hosted by capitalist firms. Their publishing venues are based on the profit-and-loss model. The market has done the same for red and green ideologies too. The market is a tool for everyone without exception.

Tribal Barriers

Its also true that the market has always provided a main impetus for breaking down tribal barriers. It thinks in terms of individual rights because it is designed to appeal to individual minds. If your goal is the promotion of group solidarity and exclusion, it is not a good tool. Its watchwords are inclusion and empowerment of everyone. It was the gradual liberalization of markets and the technology and universalist values that came with it that ended slavery, promoted minority and womens rights, and created this thing we call the middle class.

It makes perfect sense, then, that the alt-right would reveal itself to be anti-liberal not just in politics, but also in economics. In fact, it should make the left uncomfortable that the alt-right feels at home with the economic ideas of socialists, and not for the first time. What has always united the Hegelians of the right and left has been their shared opposition to the free society. The details of the critique and proposed alternatives are different depending on the tribe, but that economic freedom itself is the target of both is nothing new.

Recall that in its early days, the Nazi party called merely for boycotts of Jewish businesses, and even instructed party members to use no physical violence. This was April 1, 1933. The hope was that this would inspire a nation to cause bankruptcy to the Jews and drive them out of the country. It didnt work. People continued to deal with Jewish doctors, grocers, and intellectuals. The next step was absolutely necessary: the Nazis abolished the market itself with the Nuremberg Laws of 1935. History has shown us that if any tribe seeks to control the market, they will have to abolish it first.

The Blending of Left and Right

Thealt-rightsturn toward overt anti-capitalism is neither surprising nor new nor counterintuitive. The revolving door between the left and the right has been going around for two centuries. People like John Ruskin or Thomas Carlyle might have been non-Marxists and conservatives in every respect, but they targeted the market as the most feared enemy of their agenda for social and economic control. The Progressives too, split between their right and left branches, each anxious to use the state to stop the market drive that spreads the benefits of prosperity to all people.

The strange way in which the far left and right are bound up with each other has been noted by consistent liberals for a long time. Their membership is fluid, wrote Max Eastman in 1956, observing that every judgment and choice, every trait and mode of behavior, that once had given meaning to the word Right is now supported and approved by those whom all agree in calling Left or Leftist.

Equally, there have been periods in history when what used to be called left was suddenly called right, as illustrated in the magically adaptive mind of Werner Sombart, who easily made the journey from Communist to Nazi.

In the much-truncated and cartoonish remake in the presidential election of 2016, many observers noted the odd way in which it was difficult to distinguish the platforms of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump: anti-trade, pro-“worker”, promising universal health coverage, and generally railing against globalism and capitalist financial power. That they hated each other was not a surprise. This fits the narrative of history in which political tribes save their most vituperative attacks for those closest to them in outlook.

(Fortunately for the American people, the winner of that election has come to discover that deregulation and tax cuts are more popular among the public than protectionism and executive centralization.)

The alt-rights turn toward overt anti-capitalism is neither surprising nor new nor counterintuitive. It doesnt just stem from anti-Semitism, even if that is a seeminglyinevitable part of it. Collectivism of all sorts and every form stands opposed to economic liberty. Just give it time: all types of collectivism end up sounding more or less like each other.

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The Alt-Rights Asian Fetish – The New York Times

It exists at the intersection of two popular racial myths. First is the idea of the model minority, in which Asian-Americans are painted as all hard-working, high-achieving and sufficiently well-behaved to assimilate. If Asians are the model minority if that is how nonwhites can find acceptance in white America then perhaps that opens the door to acceptance from white supremacists.

The second myth is that of the subservient, hypersexual Asian woman. The white-supremacist fetish combines those ideas and highlights a tension within the project of white supremacism as America grows more diverse a reality that white nationalists condemn as white genocide. The new, ugly truth? Maintaining white power may require some compromises on white purity.

Was Tila Tequila at that white supremacist dinner just attempting, in some twisted way, to assimilate? Or to rebel against what was expected of her? I cringe at her antics, at her trying to be just one of the white-supremacist bros.

But the photo also conjured up my memories of being a 14-year-old Asian girl in an overwhelmingly white school who wanted to be interesting, self-possessed and liked. Instinctively, I knew it meant distancing myself from the other Asian kids, especially the nerdy and studious ones. I knew I had succeeded when a friend remarked that I wasnt really Asian, I was white, because youre cool.

As I skipped classes to smoke in the courtyard, read Baudelaire to seem the interesting kind of smart and attempted to distance myself from the stereotypes, I didnt know that the idea I wanted to run from of Asians as civilized, advanced and highly intelligent had roots in white supremacy. But between the white supremacist Chris Cantwells tattoo of a Japanese character and the Charleston shooter Dylann Roofs speculations that Asians could be great allies of the white race, there are echoes of historys most infamous white nationalist.

I have never regarded the Chinese or the Japanese as being inferior to ourselves, Adolf Hitler said in 1945. They belong to ancient civilizations, and I admit freely that their past history is superior to our own.

In the United States, the model-minority myth grew from Asian-Americans mid-20th-century efforts to win civil rights, as the scholar Ellen D. Wu recounts in The Color of Success. Previously, Asian-Americans, many with humble roots in rural China, were considered degenerate, subject to lynchings, and forced to live in segregated neighborhoods and attend segregated schools under a regime of discriminatory laws and practices she has called a cousin to Jim Crow.

But, according to Professor Wus research, Chinese-Americans promoted themselves as hard-working, obedient, family-oriented and able to easily assimilate into American life traits that are not uncommon in poor immigrant communities, where many have made enormous sacrifices to move to a foreign place.

By the height of the civil rights movement, America was already giving preferential treatment to educated, professional Asian immigrants, reinforcing the idea of Asians as pliable and studious. White politicians co-opted the myth, pointing to Asian-Americans as proof that the right kind of minority group could achieve the American dream.

Professor Wu found that just months before the release of the 1965 Moynihan Report, the widely influential policy paper that attributed black poverty to a degenerate black culture, its author, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, spoke at a gathering of intellectuals and policymakers about how Japanese- and Chinese-Americans, considered colored just 25 years earlier, were rather astonishing. Am I wrong that they have ceased to be colored? he asked.

In reality, Asians are rarely considered white, and the model-minority myth obscures the vast differences among Asian-Americans. Whats more, the myth helped to strengthen Americas white liberal order, which claims to uphold diversity while also being anti-black. It legitimizes white Americas power to determine who is good and to offer basic dignity and equal rights.

The model-minority myth exists alongside another dangerous and limiting idea one that is consistent with the alt-rights misogyny and core anti-feminist values. The main problem with white women, as many alt-right Asian fetishists have noted, is theyve become too feminist. By contrast, Asian women are seen as naturally inclined to serve men sexually and are also thought of as slim, light-skinned and small, in adherence to Western norms of femininity.

These stereotypes have roots in Americas postwar military incursions into Asia. In Japan, a network of brothels permitted by American officials opened as United States troops began arriving in August 1945. The brothels employed tens of thousands of women until Gen. Douglas MacArthur declared them off limits in 1946.

In South Korea, an estimated 300,000 women were working in the sex trade by 1958 (after the end of the Korean War), with more than half employed in the camptowns around the American bases. Vietnams sex industry, centered largely on American bars, thrived during the Vietnam War. And the stereotype of docile Asian women persists. Nowhere is this more explicit than in sex ads and online pornography.

Tila Tequila Playboy model, reality show star, aspiring rapper and one of a handful of female Asian-American celebrities is often seen through this trope. Does she resent being typecast as the hot, horny Asian as much as I resented being seen as a model minority?

Yet after I was called white at age 14, it felt, paradoxically, like a compliment to be nicknamed Geisha Girl by another friend, a well-meaning gay white boy. This was not because I was delicate. But the nickname became our inside joke, and it symbolized the kind of femininity that attracted the boys I liked, but that I have never really possessed. Being in on the joke meant I was accepted. Since then, I have acted out in all manner of ways to dispel the model minority image. Still, I have never fully extinguished the belief that racking up an impressive lineup of achievements is the only way to gain respect.

The stereotypes that feed the Asian-woman fetish are not exclusive to the far right. They exist across the political spectrum and infect every aspect of life not just the bedroom and manifest themselves in figures as distant from America as the blond-haired, blue-eyed heroes and hypersexualized heroines of Japanese anime.

This fun-house mirror asks me to be smarter, nicer, prettier and more accomplished than my white counterparts for the same amount of respect, then floods my dating app inbox with messages that reek of Asian fetish. Thankfully, Im not required to care or let it define me; for what its worth, I am even entitled to play up the stereotypes if I see something to be gained. Maybe this is where the Asian girlfriends of alt-right men stand. But none of us can escape the truth that the fun-house was built to justify systematic exploitation of everyone in this country who isnt white. Thats important context. Otherwise, Richard Spencers comments could almost sound nice.

There is something about the Asian girls, he once said to Mother Jones. They are cute. They are smart. They have a kind of thing going on.

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What is the alt-right?

Everybody has an opinion about it, but nobody seems to know exactly whatit is. So, I took it upon myself to find out.

I took a deep dive into alt-right culture. I read their books, listened to their podcasts, watched their videos, followed their blogs, and spoke personally to their leaders.

Heres what I learned:

First, theyre really small… like, your high school reunion small. That bignational alt-right gathering in Charlottesville, in August 2017? Yeahthatattracted all of about 600 people…and thats on the high end of estimates. And that infamous torch rally on the evening of August 11? There were maybe 100 tiki-torch carriers.

But however small it is, the alt-right does have a belief systema worldview. Its right there, in their name. The alt in alt-right means alternative. The alt-right is an alternative to American conservatism.

So, its no surprise then that the alt-right has far more in common with theleftanother alternative to conservatism than it does with the traditional American right.

Let me try to untangle this.

Both the left and the alt-right are obsessed with race and identity politicsthe belief that a persons value is linked to their racial heritage. The left wants special status for racial and ethnic minorities. The alt-rightwants special status for the racial and ethnic majority.

Since America, according to the alt-right, was founded by white Europeans, and was built by white Europeans, it should belong to white Europeans. Americas success, in their view, is a product of race and geographyor, as the alt-right likes to put it, of blood and soil.

So, in the alt-rights view, the moral ideals of the American Founderslike,all men are created equal are naive and misguided.

The man who coined the term alt-right is a white nationalist named Richard Spencer, who runs alternativeright.com as well as the National Policy Institute, the self-described think tank of the alt-right. According to Spencer, the movement is dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States.

Jared Taylor, the editor of the white identity website American Renaissance, holds that, Any attempt to create a society in which race can be made not to matter will fail.

Other alt-right leaders include:

Sam Francis, the late syndicated columnist and forefather of the movement who famously called for a white racial consciousness.

Theodore Beale, the blogger known as Vox Day, who, in his manifesto, What is the Alt-Right cites the white nationalist motto, We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.

And Paul Ramsey, a white nationalist who produced and starred in a video entitled, Is It Wrong Not to Feel Sad about the Holocaust?

Another area of agreement between the alt-right and the left is that both ultimately reject God. The alt-right admires Christendom for uniting the European continent, but rejects Christianity for its offer of salvation to all people, irrespective of race. The movements favorite philosopherjust like the Nazis of yesteryearis Friedrich Nietzsche, who famously claimed, God is dead.

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Of Course the Alt-Right Is Against Capitalism – Foundation …

Some people on the left are starting to worry about getting trolled by the alt-right. This is because the alt-right has become aggressively anti-capitalist, pro-welfare state, and in favor of a government that specifically promotes white interests, not a free market that offers no privilege to anyone.

The alt-right is looking to expand its ranks, declares Salon, and prominent leaders of the notorious white supremacist movement apparently believe that leftists are an ideal target for their recruiting efforts. This follows a huge investigative piece that appeared in The Nation, in which a reporter from the publication attended a number of alt-right events, where leftist ideas are newly fashionable.

Salon then warns leftists not to fall for it:

The alt-rights anti-capitalism, then, is really just anti-Semitism wrapped up in an economic veil, devoid of any real critique of capitalism. Their economic turn is simply a means to further their movement and spread their racist ideology.

There is truth in that statement. Anti-semitism and racism have been a core part of the attacks on the market for centuries, which raises some interesting questions about the anti-market left itself.

The Salon claim also understates the full-on anti-liberalism of alt-right ideology, a topic that forms the thesis of my book on the topic. Indeed, in its origins, this outlook was formed in opposition to the world-transforming power of markets. It is rooted in resentment of the expansion of liberty and prosperity of the early 19th century, and the fear that capitalism would break down old hierarchies, traditional attachments, and national borders. The revolt they favored was always a revolt against the market.

Trolling the Left

Its true that in modern times, in the United States, this gang gained public attention by first attempting to pass themselves off as libertarians, hanging out at meet ups, conferences, and taking over subreddits. It worked for a while, given the libertarian commitment to free association and free speech. But then people got wise to the game. Over the last year, many leaders within the libertarian community have doubled down on an effort to preserve the integrity of libertarian ideas and make sure they were not compromised by this gang.

Libertarianism then became a low performer for recruitment. Thats when the shift became apparent. The new language of the alt-right is all about denouncing corporate capitalism for failing to do its bidding. They say that capitalism is too politically correct, is excluding them from social media, is declining to let them use financial tools to raise money, and is generally promoting their enemies in cooperation with the media.

The left often accuses capitalism of doing things for which it is not actually guilty, such as excluding the poor, exploiting workers, ravaging the earth, and so on. The alt-right, however, is mostly attacking capitalism for things that corporations are, in fact, doing and doing well. These people are not popular people, and their views have proven poisonous for venues like Twitter and Facebook, and are banned not for PC reasons, but simply because they reduce the value of the platforms.

In other ways, however, the market which is no respecter of persons or ideologies has been a great friend to the alt-right. Amazon sells their books. Their podcasts are hosted by capitalist firms. Their publishing venues are based on the profit-and-loss model. The market has done the same for red and green ideologies too. The market is a tool for everyone without exception.

Tribal Barriers

Its also true that the market has always provided a main impetus for breaking down tribal barriers. It thinks in terms of individual rights because it is designed to appeal to individual minds. If your goal is the promotion of group solidarity and exclusion, it is not a good tool. Its watchwords are inclusion and empowerment of everyone. It was the gradual liberalization of markets and the technology and universalist values that came with it that ended slavery, promoted minority and womens rights, and created this thing we call the middle class.

It makes perfect sense, then, that the alt-right would reveal itself to be anti-liberal not just in politics, but also in economics. In fact, it should make the left uncomfortable that the alt-right feels at home with the economic ideas of socialists, and not for the first time. What has always united the Hegelians of the right and left has been their shared opposition to the free society. The details of the critique and proposed alternatives are different depending on the tribe, but that economic freedom itself is the target of both is nothing new.

Recall that in its early days, the Nazi party called merely for boycotts of Jewish businesses, and even instructed party members to use no physical violence. This was April 1, 1933. The hope was that this would inspire a nation to cause bankruptcy to the Jews and drive them out of the country. It didnt work. People continued to deal with Jewish doctors, grocers, and intellectuals. The next step was absolutely necessary: the Nazis abolished the market itself with the Nuremberg Laws of 1935. History has shown us that if any tribe seeks to control the market, they will have to abolish it first.

The Blending of Left and Right

Thealt-rightsturn toward overt anti-capitalism is neither surprising nor new nor counterintuitive. The revolving door between the left and the right has been going around for two centuries. People like John Ruskin or Thomas Carlyle might have been non-Marxists and conservatives in every respect, but they targeted the market as the most feared enemy of their agenda for social and economic control. The Progressives too, split between their right and left branches, each anxious to use the state to stop the market drive that spreads the benefits of prosperity to all people.

The strange way in which the far left and right are bound up with each other has been noted by consistent liberals for a long time. Their membership is fluid, wrote Max Eastman in 1956, observing that every judgment and choice, every trait and mode of behavior, that once had given meaning to the word Right is now supported and approved by those whom all agree in calling Left or Leftist.

Equally, there have been periods in history when what used to be called left was suddenly called right, as illustrated in the magically adaptive mind of Werner Sombart, who easily made the journey from Communist to Nazi.

In the much-truncated and cartoonish remake in the presidential election of 2016, many observers noted the odd way in which it was difficult to distinguish the platforms of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump: anti-trade, pro-“worker”, promising universal health coverage, and generally railing against globalism and capitalist financial power. That they hated each other was not a surprise. This fits the narrative of history in which political tribes save their most vituperative attacks for those closest to them in outlook.

(Fortunately for the American people, the winner of that election has come to discover that deregulation and tax cuts are more popular among the public than protectionism and executive centralization.)

The alt-rights turn toward overt anti-capitalism is neither surprising nor new nor counterintuitive. It doesnt just stem from anti-Semitism, even if that is a seeminglyinevitable part of it. Collectivism of all sorts and every form stands opposed to economic liberty. Just give it time: all types of collectivism end up sounding more or less like each other.

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What Is the Alt-Right? | PragerU

What is the alt-right?

Everybody has an opinion about it, but nobody seems to know exactly what it is. So, I took it upon myself to find out.

I took a deep dive into alt-right culture. I read their books, listened to their podcasts, watched their videos, followed their blogs, and spoke personally to their leaders.

Heres what I learned:

First, theyre really small… like, your high school reunion small. That big national alt-right gathering in Charlottesville, in August 2017? Yeahthat attracted all of about 600 people…and thats on the high end of estimates. And that infamous torch rally on the evening of August 11? There were maybe 100 tiki-torch carriers.

But however small it is, the alt-right does have a belief systema worldview. Its right there, in their name. The alt in alt-right means alternative. The alt-right is an alternative to American conservatism.

So, its no surprise then that the alt-right has far more in common with the leftanother alternative to conservatism than it does with the traditional American right.

Let me try to untangle this.

Both the left and the alt-right are obsessed with race and identity politicsthe belief that a persons value is linked to their racial heritage. The left wants special status for racial and ethnic minorities. The alt-right wants special status for the racial and ethnic majority.

Since America, according to the alt-right, was founded by white Europeans, and was built by white Europeans, it should belong to white Europeans. Americas success, in their view, is a product of race and geographyor, as the alt-right likes to put it, of blood and soil.

So, in the alt-rights view, the moral ideals of the American Founderslike, all men are created equal are naive and misguided.

The man who coined the term alt-right is a white nationalist named Richard Spencer, who runs alternativeright.com as well as the National Policy Institute, the self-described think tank of the alt-right. According to Spencer, the movement is dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States.

Jared Taylor, the editor of the white identity website American Renaissance, holds that, Any attempt to create a society in which race can be made not to matter will fail.

Other alt-right leaders include:

Sam Francis, the late syndicated columnist and forefather of the movement who famously called for a white racial consciousness.

Theodore Beale, the blogger known as Vox Day, who, in his manifesto, What is the Alt-Right cites the white nationalist motto, We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.

And Paul Ramsey, a white nationalist who produced and starred in a video entitled, Is It Wrong Not to Feel Sad about the Holocaust?

Another area of agreement between the alt-right and the left is that both ultimately reject God. The alt-right admires Christendom for uniting the European continent, but rejects Christianity for its offer of salvation to all people, irrespective of race. The movements favorite philosopherjust like the Nazis of yesteryearis Friedrich Nietzsche, who famously claimed, God is dead.

Spencer himself is an avowed atheist who, like leftists since Karl Marx, longs for a new ideology as robust and binding as Christianity to replace traditional religion. That brings us to the most glaring similarity between the alt-right and the left: their disdain for the individual.

The constant focus of both the left and the alt-right on group identity means that they downplay the value of the individual. This stands in stark opposition to the fundamental American value, which conservatives have long championed, that places the individual, not the collective, at the center of society. The pioneer spirit, entrepreneurial drive, the acceptance of personal responsibilitythese are uniquely American ideas, uniquely conservative ideas. But they mean little, if anything, to the alternatives to conservatism: the left and the alt-right.

Put simply, the alt-right has three core beliefs: the promotion of white identity politics, the rejection of God, and the subordination of the individual to the collective.

In other words, the alt-right has nothing in common with conservatism, and is in fact much closer to leftism. Except, of course, that the left is much, much larger.

Im Michael Knowles, host of The Michael Knowles Show, for Prager University.

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Lana Lokteff, pictured, runs an alt-right media company to promote her white nationalist ideologies. But critics say that kind of outspokenness from a growing number of female allies is at odds with how men in the movement view women’s roles. Courtesy of Lana Lokteff hide caption

Lana Lokteff, pictured, runs an alt-right media company to promote her white nationalist ideologies. But critics say that kind of outspokenness from a growing number of female allies is at odds with how men in the movement view women’s roles.

Last weekend, when white nationalists descended on Charlottesville to protest, it was clear that almost exclusively white, young males comprised the so-called alt-right movement there were women, but very few.

So where were the white women who weren’t out protesting in the streets?

For the most part, journalist Seyward Darby discovered, they’re online.

“It wasn’t easy” seeking out the women of the alt-right, Darby tells NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro. “I spent a lot of time in the underbelly of the Internet Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, 4chan, places like that digging up contact information.”

In the Harper’s Magazine September issue, journalist Seyward Darby digs into the aims of the alt-right’s women allies. Courtesy of Harpers hide caption

Darby dives into the motivations behind the alt-right female alliance in her cover story for the latest issue of Harper’s Magazine, “Rise of the Valkyries.” She began her reporting around the time anti-Trump activists were organizing January’s Women’s March, when she wondered: What do the women who aren’t in the resistance think about what’s happening?

Many of these women came into the alt-right initially as anti-feminists.

“They were people who felt that the feminist progressive agenda was not serving them in some cases they felt like it was actively disregarding them because they wanted more traditional things: home, family, etc.,” she says. “And they came into the movement through that channel and then ultimately adopted more pro-white and white nationalist views.”

One of those women was Lana Lokteff, a Russian-American from Oregon who co-runs Red Ice, an alt-right media company, with her Swedish husband, Henrik Palmgren.

The couple decided to make this their cause around 2012, Darby says, when they say they saw a lot of “anti-white sentiment.” Around the time of several high-profile police shootings of young, black men, Lokteff “felt that Black Lives Matter and these other reactive forces were being unfair to white people and that then sort of spun into a conspiracy about how the establishment, so to speak, is out to oppress, minimize and silence white people.”

Lokteff, who promotes alt-right ideologies on the couple’s YouTube channel, has been persistently trolled by the men of the movement. Darby wanted to understand what attracts women to a movement that is often hostile to them.

In her piece, she quotes Andrew Anglin, who runs the (now blacklisted) neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer as saying the white woman’s womb “belongs to the males of society.” And alt-right pioneer Richard Spencer, who acknowledges that women make up a small percentage of the movement, believes women are not suited for some roles in government, reports Mother Jones: “Women should never be allowed to make foreign policy,” he tweeted during the first presidential debate. “It’s not that they’re ‘weak.’ To the contrary, their vindictiveness knows no bounds.”

The thing they are most interested in is promoting the white race and they see [President Trump] as an opportunity someone whose coattails they can ride.

Seyward Darby, on whether alt-right members support Trump

According to Lokteff and other alt-right women allies she spoke to, Darby says, “It’s not that men who support the alt-right don’t like women, it’s that they see women as fundamentally different than men,” with equally important roles, which are “to perpetuate white bloodlines, to nurture family units, to inculcate those families with pro-white beliefs.”

But the growing contradiction, as Darby points out, “is that people like Lana Lockteff and other women that I spoke to are outspoken.”

She adds, “They sort of see themselves as straddling a line between the male and female norms, because they think that at this point in their movement, the more people they can bring in, the more people they can convince that they are on the right side of history, the better, and that includes appealing to more women.”

To recruit women to the movement, Darby says, the key is to stoke fear.

Asked how she would pitch the alt-right to conservative white women who voted for Trump, but are also wary of being labeled a white supremacist, Lokteff told her, “we have a joke in the alt-right: How do you red-pill someone? (“Red-pill” is their word for converting someone to the cause.) And the punch line was: Have them live in a diverse neighborhood for a while,” Darby says. “She also said that when she is talking to women she reminds them that white women are under threat from black men, brown men, emigrants, and really uses this concept of a rape scourge to bring them in.”

And while there are schisms in the aims of alt-right activists, and how best to get there, she adds, “There are some people Lana Lokteff being one of them, Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute who are really trying to find some semblance of civic legitimacy.”

On how she understands the term “alt-right”

The answer seems to be different depending on who you ask. … It’s not a formal, structured group. It is more a new term for people who believe in white nationalism, who do not like political correctness, who do not like feminists, who do not like Jewish people, and who generally think that liberalism and diversity have led to the decline of Western civilization. So, I would hesitate to call the alt-right a hate group for instance, but the alt-right does include hate groups.

On being struck by parallels she saw, between the 1920s KKK and Nazi Germany versus today, in how white supremacists saw the role of women

In the 1920s, which is one of the heydays of the KKK, a woman named Elizabeth Tyler became the head of the group’s national propagation department, which is essentially sending people out to recruit more members. And she managed to boost the membership by something like 85,000 people. She also founded the first women’s wing of the movement. She was considered a seminal figure in the KKK. She was ultimately pushed out, in part, because the men in the movement were threatened by her strength and her power.

On what women bring to these movements

On a very basic level numbers. I think that the people who run these extremist groups, however loose or organized they are, recognized that there is strength in numbers. And to be a truly robust movement women are a large portion of the population. …

Whether we’re talking about white nationalism in the [19]20s, in Nazi Germany, today so much of the ideology is about the importance of family, the importance of protecting the white race, which involves making sure women are there to have children.

On how the language of feminism is being used to recruit women

They do sort of occupy an almost feminist-seeming space in the movement or some of them do, I should say. The ones who are more outspoken, the ones who are trying to bring more people into the movement. But of course, they would never say that. They would never want to be compared to feminists. … They think that feminists have corrupted what women see as their core desires.

On how women act as a camouflage, to appeal to others they might want to recruit on a more personal level

There’s a wonderful scholar named Kathleen Blee at the University of Pittsburgh and she has written a few books about women in right-wing extremism. One of the things she talks about is the role that women play in projecting this image of happy families, communities that are proud of their heritage that it’s not so different from your community. And it’s a particularly insidious aspect of the propaganda. It’s certainly something I encountered and was told repeatedly in my interviews.

On what the alt-right women want

[Lokteff] mentioned to me, people moving to Washington, D.C., getting involved in government. And, speaking to scholars of right-wing extremism, they said to me this is very unusual, usually these groups … they’re very anti-government. And so I think there is definitely a cohort that sees this moment, thanks to Trump’s election, as an opportunity to assert themselves on that level.

And I think there are others who want to fight a race war in a much more, I guess, literal way. This is one of the things that’s going to be interesting moving forward with the alt-right, is seeing it’s a motley crew of people who found each other on the internet and are really starting to, as we saw in Charlottesville, get out into the world and take action. … And I think that we’ll be seeing those fractures widen over the next couple of months and years.

On how these women view the protest in Charlottesville and President Trump’s reaction

On the whole I think that they are pleased that they got this attention that they are stoking peoples’ frustrations, that they are showing themselves to be a force.

The president’s reaction, they’re happy with I think. I asked [Lokteff] specifically, I said what do you think about Donald Trump? And she said, “Let’s be honest, he’s not one of our guys. We’ve never thought that he’s one of our guys.” The thing they are most interested in is promoting the white race and they see him as an opportunity someone whose coattails they can ride. The more that he does not disavow the things that they believe in, and either tacitly or directly supports them, the better.

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The Alt-Right is a racial movement and if you’ve heard otherwise then you’ve heard wrong.

Here’s how to understand the alt-right: Think about what’s right, then think about the alternative to that.

The alt-right (shortened for Alternative Right)[note 1] or new right is a far-right movement that opposes multiculturalism and social justice movements (or what they call “Cultural Marxists” and “SJWs”). The movement is made up largely of young Internet-dwellers; it is itself the merger of traditional white nationalists, neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, and far-right internet groups (such as the neoreactionary movement and right-wing elements of the Gamergate movement). The alt-right consensus generally rests at the juncture of those three groups. The alt-right is also united by its support for U.S. Republican President Donald Trump. The term originated with Richard Spencer’s white nationalist magazine/blog Alternative Right, nicknamed “AltRight”.

The alt-right wholeheartedly embraces the overt racism, misogyny, neo-Nazi affectations, bullying and trolling of chan culture as a lifestyle. You’ll find them on /pol/, /r/The_Donald, My Posting Career or The Right Stuff; they make up a sizable fraction of the more radical and uncouth sections of Gamergate. They’re also the ones who popularized “cuckservative” as a term of abuse for those on the right who are deemed not racist enough.

Whether they are primarily neoreactionaries who are into white nationalism or white nationalists dressing their ideas up with neoreactionary jargon is probably a distinction without a difference. The term “alt-right” has come to be more generally used for Trump supporters who think swastikas are good; in this context, it’s just a hip name for white supremacists.

The press has been mistaking it for an online phenomenon even though some factions pre-date the internet. 4Chan and Vloggers are the online element with others having one foot in the real world and the other online. The paleocon wing is perhaps the oldest (hence paleo):[4]Pat Buchanan (himself a Nixon aide) founded the news journal which produced Richard Spencer, and you have guys who were once mainstream like Peter Brimelow,[5] who was an aide to Orrin Hatch and editor of Forbes. Then you have the Clinton-era militia groups like the Oath Keepers,[6] who are in or out depending on who you talk to.[7] There’s the Silicon Valley neoreaction wing made up of techies and businesspeople where some have considerable weight[8] (see Peter Thiel advising Trump), and others who are just extremely prolific bloggers (Mencius Moldbug).[9] There’s the academic HBD/eugenicist wing made up of professors, grad students, and their followers, some of whom are actually affiliated with neo-Nazi parties like Kevin MacDonald. The internet didn’t really cause these things so much as it allowed consolidation into the loose coalition of alt-right. There’s even more sects, but the point of things like “Unite the Right” is to try to hold all of them together.

Who exactly brought the movement to the mainstream? Richard Spencer, who is best described thus:[10]

The correct response to Spencer and to the alt-right is “wow, that’s some fucking cringey racialist bullshit”.

Although the alt-right has only come into prominence in recent years, the truth is that random people using the Internet to spread cringey white supremacist propaganda is nothing new. Perhaps the first example of such would be the 1995 Usenet essay The Long March by Ian P. McKinney of the neo-Fascist National Alliance.[11] This essay was infamous not only for its extreme bigotry and logic that would best be described as being not even wrong, but also for being spammed everywhere on the Internet.

The essay begins with a plea, supposedly to those who care enough about the fate of Western civilization, to heed the author’s words. The essay then attacks Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh for not being racist enough for McKinney’s liking (one can assume that, if the word “cuckservative” existed at the time, McKinney would have used it).

From there, the author proceeds to rattle off a painfully long diatribe in which he fusses about IQ scores, religiously cites The Bell Curve, and uses all other manner of disproven statistics, circumstantial evidence, half-truths, stereotypes, and condescending pseudo-intellectual jargon to reach his main “conclusion”: that African Americans are developmentally inferior to Caucasians and that the only reason anyone believes otherwise is because of the fiendish machinations of Jewish communists who have successfully infiltrated the Cultural Anthropology departments of major universities as part of their sinister plot to overthrow Western civilization.

McKinney argues that racial equality is a “false religion” promoted by fanatical sheeple consisting of liberals and moderate conservatives (and yes, he counts people like Gingrich as “moderates”), and there’s also a brief mention of immigration causing white genocide. At least the knowledge that Mr. McKinney clearly has a lifetime’s supply of tinfoil is of some use, should we need to borrow some for baking.

The alt-right is a loser’s poor fantasy of what a radical revolution looks like. I should know.

Superstructure taken from:[14]

The subbreddit /r/AltRight defines itself thusly:[16]

While not much different from views expressed by more traditional idiots white nationalists like Tom Metzger, members of the alt-right have called for a “white homeland” and the potential division of the continental United States into ethno “regions”. For example, noted asshat alt-right leader Matthew Heimbach has called for the white region to be named “Avalon”.[17] There is some irony here of course, in that Heimbach has chosen to use a name of an Asian automaker’s car for his white ethnostate. One would have hoped he could have come up with a name more in keeping with his proud white heritage, maybe something along the lines of “The United States of White America”, “Mulletland” or “KidRockistan”. Which in and of itself raises some real central issues for this entire discussion: first, what exactly is and is not “a white person”? And second, instead of trying to change the geography of the United States, why not just have those who want these changes made move to some place where it is already illegal to live there if you’re not..”white”? You know, like how it used to be in Oregon, and kinda like how it is in West Virginia? Third, instead of outlawing, say, “nonwhites” why not outlaw those whose IQ is below 110, or people with a felony record, pedophiles, DUI convicts, you know that kind of thing?

I dunno.

Any one of these dweebs alt-right leaders are basically just taking the ideas of past idiots like David Duke, Tom Metzger and George Lincoln Rockwell (who was such a joke in his day that he was murdered by a bunch of fellow Neo-nazis in 1967), dusting them off and updating a few words here and there. Then when shit gets crazy, much like supreme asshole alt-right figurehead Gavin Mcinnes, they abandon the alt-right ship and say the whole thing was just a joke anyways.

Most involved in movement are attention seeking media whores who will latch onto anything in order to get a press agent. When judged on accomplishments alone, someone like Milo Yiannopoulos, who can’t seem to figure out how to properly book a room at UC Berkeley, stands shoulder to shoulder with a complete nutjob like David Duke, who can’t get through an interview without frothing at the mouth about his fake PhD and disavowing his past KKK affiliation.

On substance, they indeed put forth the same vile tenets of white extremism, nazi ideology and ethnic inferiority as part of their modern agenda. But they share the same laughable ineptitude as their forefathers at not being able to make even the most basic logical case for their point of view when challenged with the most simplistic line of rational questioning. Although to be fair that’s probably not true of all of them, there may even be some who can make a coherent logical argument in support of their socio-political position that “white people are good, period”…that doesn’t even ignore the obvious counterargument that there are a hell of a lot of bad white people with more and more coming out of the woodwork each and every day and no you can’t blame all that on the blacks but you can blame it on the fact that they survived the rocky shoals of white intra-family crime and made it to the firm ground of white-owned America where they stood tall and proudly declared themselves to be The Greatest Race On Earth as a result of that fact. Does kinda prove their point, actually, but realistically that’s an argument that no white-supremacist would ever make. Simply because no white supremacist is a criminal or would ever become one, and thus never would be personally responsible for white intra-family or intra-race crime. Or any crime at all, other than the obvious crime of going around and claiming that white people and only white people are good for the country, and that we need to get rid of all the no-whites in order to Make America Great Again [still unsure on what that “white” means and what kind of “great” they’re talking about].

…in any rate, let’s just say that on substance they’re somewhat circular. The country would be great only if white people are in charge and only white people are in it and that’s true because white people say so. The fact that there is disagreement is a result of non-white influence and should be not just ignored but destroyed for the good of the country. Remember: white=right, white=good. Those who disagree are the spawn of Satan.

For whatever reasons, most of the leaders that have emerged from this joke new movement have shared the same trait as their glorious forefathers in so far as needing attention from both traditional and non traditional media outlets. But this might also be what separates them from your average, low IQ neo-nazi and KKK member, who have, up until now at least, only really managed to be able to produce typo-strewn monthly publications and random acts of violence, mostly on their fellow idiots race warriors.

In being able to actually put a sentence together, traditional media outlets have raced to interview, profile and “examine” this group of complete dickwads “new voices” emerging on the fringes of the right wing. The major issue with this development is that, at the end of the day, they are basically just re-hashing the tenets of racist propaganda for their own gain.

The other problem with of all this lies in the fact that by giving these asshats alt-right figureheads a platform, traditional media outlets (also corrupted by blacks) have allowed them to spread a damaging underlying message of hatred to many more ears (also corrupted by blacks) than their incompetent predecessors could have ever dreamt possible. This fact can (and does) have tragic consequences, as witnessed by some of the recent mass shootings (largely caused by the blacks). But even when the alt-right tries to walk back from these events (as they usually do once the proverbial shit hits the fan as a result of black involvement), they eventually take credit for these tragedies by referencing them (and blaming them on the blacks) at the first possible instance, once the dust has settled of course (listen to any of idiot in chief Andrew Anglin’s latest interviews and he will specially address these events when the slightest opportunity is presented to him).

In order for the alt-right’s massive number of conspiracies, slurs, and insults to make any kind of sense, obscene use of doublethink is basically required. To quote The New York Times:[18]

The full spectrum from neoreaction through to the alt-right came out solidly for Donald Trump as 2016 Presidential nominee. In an interview with MSNBC, Republican strategist Rick Wilson characterised Trump supporters as an online movement of anti-Semites and “childless single men who masturbate to anime,” noting the “Hitler iconography in their Twitter icons and names.”[20] Elements of the alt-right have also been sympathetic to Nigel Farage, Vladimir Putin[21] and Brexitalthough some white nationalists call for a European superstate built along ethnic lines,[22] not unlike Oswald Mosley’s “Europe a Nation” policy.[23]

Steve Bannon the former CEO of the Trump campaign and now Trump’s Chief Political Strategist ex-Chief Political Strategist in the White House, is also tied in with the alt-right and anti-“Establishment” populism; he was the former executive chairman of Breitbart News LLC[24] and “turned Breitbart into Trump Pravda for his own personal gain”, according to former Breitbart employee Ben Shapiro. Under his leadership, Breitbart embraced “the white supremacist alt-right”, and the website “[became] the alt-right go-to website”, according to Shapiro.[25]

On August 12, 2017, various alt-right white nationalist, white supremacist, and anti-Semitic groups held a rally in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia where they protested against the Jews and their supposed plan to replace the white race with non-white immigrants. Cries of “Jews will not replace us” and “You will not replace us” followed by “White Lives Matter” and the Nazi-era slogan “Blood and Soil” were heard. Unfortunately for the protesters, Antifa activists and counter-protesters were standing in their way and what was a simple protest soon turned to violence when a Neo-Nazi named James Alex Fields Jr. killed a woman named Heather Heyer during the rally. This wasn’t the only act of violence, though. A protester was seen shooting a gun, three protesters were seen beating a black man, and League of the South Florida members led by Craig Tubbs shoved their shields at counter-protesters. Afterwards, the organizer of the rally, Jason Kessler, was denounced and later sentenced to 50 hours of community service for punching James Taylor. The Daily Stormer insulted the victim killed in the rally during the subsequent media frenzy, resulting in the website being expelled from Google and GoDaddy.com.

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The timeline for alt-right killers began on May 23, 2014. On that day, college sophomore Elliot Rodger stabbed his three roommates to death before driving to a sorority house at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and shooting several women. He then killed or injured several pedestrians with both gunfire and his vehicle before exchanging fire with police and eventually taking his own life. He ultimately killed sevenand wounded 14. Rodger left behind a sprawling 107,000-word manifesto titled, My Twisted World: The Story of Elliot Rodger, which contained passages lamenting his inability to find a girlfriend, expressing extreme misogyny and various racist positions including disgust for interracial couples (despite the fact that he was multi-racial himself). How could an inferior, ugly black boy be able to get a white girl and not me? I am beautiful, and I am half white myself, Rodger wrote. I am descended from British aristocracy. He is descended from slaves. In a video, uploaded to YouTube just prior to his violent rampage titled, Elliot Rodgers Retribution, Rodger tells his audience, Well, this is my last video, it all has to come to this. Tomorrow is the day of retribution, the day in which I will have my revenge against humanity, against all of you. College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. Within those years, Ive had to rot in loneliness. Its not fair. Rodger frequented PUAhate, a deeply misogynistic forum populated by failed pick up artists dedicated to revealing, the scams, deception, and misleading marketing techniques used by dating gurus and the seduction community to deceive men and profit from them. Discussions about women on the forum are at best objectifying and at worst, violent. In his manifesto, Rodger fantasized about putting all women in concentrationcamps to starve while he watched gleefully from a tower. It is celebrated on some alt-right sites, like The Right Stuffs 504um. User Doctor Mayhem annotates excerpts from Rodgers manifesto in a thread titled, Elliot Rodger Did Nothing Wrong: Why Yellow Fever is Okay. Basically, all you need to know is that seeing blonde girls with niggers made Elliot RRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE like a billion pissed off Pepes, Mayhem writes towards the end of his post. We all know the end result. DEAD SLUTS! So White men of all kinds! No need to fear creating hapas! [a term denoting someone of partial Asian or Pacific Islander descent] In fact, you are a much superior man for the creation of them! LET ALL NEGLECTED HAPA BOYS KILL SLUTS IN THE NAME OF WHITE SHARIA! He concludes, ALL HAIL THE PATRON SAINT OF WHITE SHARIA! The term, white sharia, allegedly coined by Sacco Vandal of the popular alt-right site Vandal Void, is a radical response to Patrick Buchanans argument in Death of the West: that the increase in immigration and decline of white birthrates is leading to the end of Western civilization. Vandal argues for an end to womens suffrage and stripping them of all political, legal, and economic power. Our men need harems, and the members of those harems need to be baby factories, Vandal writes. This is not about muh dicking nor beta revenge uprisings. These are cold, calculated plans to save our dying race. White Sharia is a blueprint for salvation. Rodgers celebration at the 504um, one of the premier alt-right forums, is the rule rather than the exception, and locates misogyny at the core of the alt-right. Take for instance Just what are traditional gender roles?, an article written by notorious hacker and troll Andrew Weev Auernheimer at the Daily Stormer one of the alt-rights most repugnant and successful propaganda engines in response to those counter signaling the white sharia. Rape is a property crime and nothing more, Auernheimer writes. Regular slapping and the occasional vicious beating of a woman was a necessity in every household. Women need to be regularly disciplined to keep their heads about them. Auernheimer continues, Man up, put women under your heel, throw away their birth control and make them bear your children and take care of your house. If they resist, discipline them. All we are pushing for is a return to the status of women we had in the early 19th century before Jews and their feminism ruined our civilization. This should not be controversial. If you are opposing WHITE SHARIA because you disagree with women being reduced to the status of property to be beaten and fucked at the whims of her husband, you are a faggot and a cuckold and have no place in any right-wing site, and instead belong at the bottom of festering bogs like Reddit and Voat. Andrew Anglin, the neo-Nazi Daily Stormers founder and chief propagandist, has his own troubling history of vicious misogyny, tracking all the way back to high school. According to an account published by The Atlantic, Anglins high school girlfriend told him that she was raped by a friends older brother while passed out at a party. He allegedly responded by calling her a slut and encouraged girls from another high school to harass her for weeks. Both the misogyny and harassing behaviors are recognizable on the present-day Daily Stormer. In the aftermath of Rodgers killing spree, a user at 4chan/b/ posted a photo from Rodgers Facebook page with the note, Elliot Rodger, the supreme gentleman, was part of /b/. Discuss. This sentiment was echoed by other /b/ users who found similarities between his lexicon and that of the noxious board, including the term beta, used by men online to describe themselves as lacking the physicality, charisma and confidence associated with alpha males. It also denotes a level of isolation or withdrawal. The term resurfaced on 4chan/r9k/ in the wake of a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, by Chris Harper-Mercer, who killed nine and wounded at least seven others at the college on October 1, 2015. This is only the beginning. The Beta Rebellion has begun, one anonymous user wrote. Soon, more of our brothers will take up arms to become martyrs to this revolution. Although never proven, it is widely speculated that Harper-Mercer was a user on the board as warnings against attending school the following day that circulated on the eve of the shooting. Authorities believe Harper-Mercer, who like Rodger was multi-racial, was also motivated by white supremacist ideas. The Government Accountability Office categorized the Roseburg killings as white supremacist in an April 2017 report. Many on the alt-right, including some of its most notorious leaders, like Anglin, spent their early ideological years submerged in extreme image and message boards like 4chan and 8chan. Many credit them with their red pilling a reference to a scene from The Matrix in which the main character chooses between remaining in a comfortable illusion or facing a harsh, but true, realitywhich requires taking a red pill. As the alt-right spread, the subculture had another effect on its adherents: the inculcation of cruelty. As Angela Nagle and Jacob Siegel wrote: The far right knew what progressives are only beginning to realize: Lulz wasnt just an amoral defiance of moral categories, it was an ethical claim. Through years of pre-political collective bullying, it trained those who would go on to become alt-right to deprogram the moral codes that might cause feelings of guilt and empathy by aestheticizing the collective dehumanization of enemies. Anonymous and disparate interaction with online extremist content, frequently without any real-world connection to hate groups or far-right extremism, is becoming an established pattern for those on the alt-right who have gone on to commit acts violence.

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Of Course the Alt-Right Is Against Capitalism

Some people on the left are starting to worry about getting trolled by the alt-right. This is because the alt-right has become aggressively anti-capitalist, pro-welfare state, and in favor of a government that specifically promotes white interests, not a free market that offers no privilege to anyone. The alt-right is looking to expand its ranks, declares Salon, and prominent leaders of the notorious white supremacist movement apparently believe that leftists are an ideal target for their recruiting efforts. This follows a huge investigative piece that appeared in The Nation, in which a reporter from the publication attended a number of alt-right events, where leftist ideas are newly fashionable. Salon then warns leftists not to fall for it: The alt-rights anti-capitalism, then, is really just anti-Semitism wrapped up in an economic veil, devoid of any real critique of capitalism. Their economic turn is simply a means to further their movement and spread their racist ideology. There is truth in that statement. Anti-semitism and racism have been a core part of the attacks on the market for centuries, which raises some interesting questions about the anti-market left itself. The Salon claim also understates the full-on anti-liberalism of alt-right ideology, a topic that forms the thesis of my book on the topic. Indeed, in its origins, this outlook was formed in opposition to the world-transforming power of markets. It is rooted in resentment of the expansion of liberty and prosperity of the early 19th century, and the fear that capitalism would break down old hierarchies, traditional attachments, and national borders. The revolt they favored was always a revolt against the market. Trolling the Left Its true that in modern times, in the United States, this gang gained public attention by first attempting to pass themselves off as libertarians, hanging out at meet ups, conferences, and taking over subreddits. It worked for a while, given the libertarian commitment to free association and free speech. But then people got wise to the game. Over the last year, many leaders within the libertarian community have doubled down on an effort to preserve the integrity of libertarian ideas and make sure they were not compromised by this gang. Libertarianism then became a low performer for recruitment. Thats when the shift became apparent. The new language of the alt-right is all about denouncing corporate capitalism for failing to do its bidding. They say that capitalism is too politically correct, is excluding them from social media, is declining to let them use financial tools to raise money, and is generally promoting their enemies in cooperation with the media. The left often accuses capitalism of doing things for which it is not actually guilty, such as excluding the poor, exploiting workers, ravaging the earth, and so on. The alt-right, however, is mostly attacking capitalism for things that corporations are, in fact, doing and doing well. These people are not popular people, and their views have proven poisonous for venues like Twitter and Facebook, and are banned not for PC reasons, but simply because they reduce the value of the platforms. In other ways, however, the market which is no respecter of persons or ideologies has been a great friend to the alt-right. Amazon sells their books. Their podcasts are hosted by capitalist firms. Their publishing venues are based on the profit-and-loss model. The market has done the same for red and green ideologies too. The market is a tool for everyone without exception. Tribal Barriers Its also true that the market has always provided a main impetus for breaking down tribal barriers. It thinks in terms of individual rights because it is designed to appeal to individual minds. If your goal is the promotion of group solidarity and exclusion, it is not a good tool. Its watchwords are inclusion and empowerment of everyone. It was the gradual liberalization of markets and the technology and universalist values that came with it that ended slavery, promoted minority and womens rights, and created this thing we call the middle class. It makes perfect sense, then, that the alt-right would reveal itself to be anti-liberal not just in politics, but also in economics. In fact, it should make the left uncomfortable that the alt-right feels at home with the economic ideas of socialists, and not for the first time. What has always united the Hegelians of the right and left has been their shared opposition to the free society. The details of the critique and proposed alternatives are different depending on the tribe, but that economic freedom itself is the target of both is nothing new. Recall that in its early days, the Nazi party called merely for boycotts of Jewish businesses, and even instructed party members to use no physical violence. This was April 1, 1933. The hope was that this would inspire a nation to cause bankruptcy to the Jews and drive them out of the country. It didnt work. People continued to deal with Jewish doctors, grocers, and intellectuals. The next step was absolutely necessary: the Nazis abolished the market itself with the Nuremberg Laws of 1935. History has shown us that if any tribe seeks to control the market, they will have to abolish it first. The Blending of Left and Right Thealt-rightsturn toward overt anti-capitalism is neither surprising nor new nor counterintuitive. The revolving door between the left and the right has been going around for two centuries. People like John Ruskin or Thomas Carlyle might have been non-Marxists and conservatives in every respect, but they targeted the market as the most feared enemy of their agenda for social and economic control. The Progressives too, split between their right and left branches, each anxious to use the state to stop the market drive that spreads the benefits of prosperity to all people. The strange way in which the far left and right are bound up with each other has been noted by consistent liberals for a long time. Their membership is fluid, wrote Max Eastman in 1956, observing that every judgment and choice, every trait and mode of behavior, that once had given meaning to the word Right is now supported and approved by those whom all agree in calling Left or Leftist. Equally, there have been periods in history when what used to be called left was suddenly called right, as illustrated in the magically adaptive mind of Werner Sombart, who easily made the journey from Communist to Nazi. In the much-truncated and cartoonish remake in the presidential election of 2016, many observers noted the odd way in which it was difficult to distinguish the platforms of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump: anti-trade, pro-“worker”, promising universal health coverage, and generally railing against globalism and capitalist financial power. That they hated each other was not a surprise. This fits the narrative of history in which political tribes save their most vituperative attacks for those closest to them in outlook. (Fortunately for the American people, the winner of that election has come to discover that deregulation and tax cuts are more popular among the public than protectionism and executive centralization.) The alt-rights turn toward overt anti-capitalism is neither surprising nor new nor counterintuitive. It doesnt just stem from anti-Semitism, even if that is a seeminglyinevitable part of it. Collectivism of all sorts and every form stands opposed to economic liberty. Just give it time: all types of collectivism end up sounding more or less like each other.

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The Alt-Rights Asian Fetish – The New York Times

It exists at the intersection of two popular racial myths. First is the idea of the model minority, in which Asian-Americans are painted as all hard-working, high-achieving and sufficiently well-behaved to assimilate. If Asians are the model minority if that is how nonwhites can find acceptance in white America then perhaps that opens the door to acceptance from white supremacists. The second myth is that of the subservient, hypersexual Asian woman. The white-supremacist fetish combines those ideas and highlights a tension within the project of white supremacism as America grows more diverse a reality that white nationalists condemn as white genocide. The new, ugly truth? Maintaining white power may require some compromises on white purity. Was Tila Tequila at that white supremacist dinner just attempting, in some twisted way, to assimilate? Or to rebel against what was expected of her? I cringe at her antics, at her trying to be just one of the white-supremacist bros. But the photo also conjured up my memories of being a 14-year-old Asian girl in an overwhelmingly white school who wanted to be interesting, self-possessed and liked. Instinctively, I knew it meant distancing myself from the other Asian kids, especially the nerdy and studious ones. I knew I had succeeded when a friend remarked that I wasnt really Asian, I was white, because youre cool. As I skipped classes to smoke in the courtyard, read Baudelaire to seem the interesting kind of smart and attempted to distance myself from the stereotypes, I didnt know that the idea I wanted to run from of Asians as civilized, advanced and highly intelligent had roots in white supremacy. But between the white supremacist Chris Cantwells tattoo of a Japanese character and the Charleston shooter Dylann Roofs speculations that Asians could be great allies of the white race, there are echoes of historys most infamous white nationalist. I have never regarded the Chinese or the Japanese as being inferior to ourselves, Adolf Hitler said in 1945. They belong to ancient civilizations, and I admit freely that their past history is superior to our own. In the United States, the model-minority myth grew from Asian-Americans mid-20th-century efforts to win civil rights, as the scholar Ellen D. Wu recounts in The Color of Success. Previously, Asian-Americans, many with humble roots in rural China, were considered degenerate, subject to lynchings, and forced to live in segregated neighborhoods and attend segregated schools under a regime of discriminatory laws and practices she has called a cousin to Jim Crow. But, according to Professor Wus research, Chinese-Americans promoted themselves as hard-working, obedient, family-oriented and able to easily assimilate into American life traits that are not uncommon in poor immigrant communities, where many have made enormous sacrifices to move to a foreign place. By the height of the civil rights movement, America was already giving preferential treatment to educated, professional Asian immigrants, reinforcing the idea of Asians as pliable and studious. White politicians co-opted the myth, pointing to Asian-Americans as proof that the right kind of minority group could achieve the American dream. Professor Wu found that just months before the release of the 1965 Moynihan Report, the widely influential policy paper that attributed black poverty to a degenerate black culture, its author, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, spoke at a gathering of intellectuals and policymakers about how Japanese- and Chinese-Americans, considered colored just 25 years earlier, were rather astonishing. Am I wrong that they have ceased to be colored? he asked. In reality, Asians are rarely considered white, and the model-minority myth obscures the vast differences among Asian-Americans. Whats more, the myth helped to strengthen Americas white liberal order, which claims to uphold diversity while also being anti-black. It legitimizes white Americas power to determine who is good and to offer basic dignity and equal rights. The model-minority myth exists alongside another dangerous and limiting idea one that is consistent with the alt-rights misogyny and core anti-feminist values. The main problem with white women, as many alt-right Asian fetishists have noted, is theyve become too feminist. By contrast, Asian women are seen as naturally inclined to serve men sexually and are also thought of as slim, light-skinned and small, in adherence to Western norms of femininity. These stereotypes have roots in Americas postwar military incursions into Asia. In Japan, a network of brothels permitted by American officials opened as United States troops began arriving in August 1945. The brothels employed tens of thousands of women until Gen. Douglas MacArthur declared them off limits in 1946. In South Korea, an estimated 300,000 women were working in the sex trade by 1958 (after the end of the Korean War), with more than half employed in the camptowns around the American bases. Vietnams sex industry, centered largely on American bars, thrived during the Vietnam War. And the stereotype of docile Asian women persists. Nowhere is this more explicit than in sex ads and online pornography. Tila Tequila Playboy model, reality show star, aspiring rapper and one of a handful of female Asian-American celebrities is often seen through this trope. Does she resent being typecast as the hot, horny Asian as much as I resented being seen as a model minority? Yet after I was called white at age 14, it felt, paradoxically, like a compliment to be nicknamed Geisha Girl by another friend, a well-meaning gay white boy. This was not because I was delicate. But the nickname became our inside joke, and it symbolized the kind of femininity that attracted the boys I liked, but that I have never really possessed. Being in on the joke meant I was accepted. Since then, I have acted out in all manner of ways to dispel the model minority image. Still, I have never fully extinguished the belief that racking up an impressive lineup of achievements is the only way to gain respect. The stereotypes that feed the Asian-woman fetish are not exclusive to the far right. They exist across the political spectrum and infect every aspect of life not just the bedroom and manifest themselves in figures as distant from America as the blond-haired, blue-eyed heroes and hypersexualized heroines of Japanese anime. This fun-house mirror asks me to be smarter, nicer, prettier and more accomplished than my white counterparts for the same amount of respect, then floods my dating app inbox with messages that reek of Asian fetish. Thankfully, Im not required to care or let it define me; for what its worth, I am even entitled to play up the stereotypes if I see something to be gained. Maybe this is where the Asian girlfriends of alt-right men stand. But none of us can escape the truth that the fun-house was built to justify systematic exploitation of everyone in this country who isnt white. Thats important context. Otherwise, Richard Spencers comments could almost sound nice. There is something about the Asian girls, he once said to Mother Jones. They are cute. They are smart. They have a kind of thing going on.

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What Is the Alt-Right? – YouTube

What is the alt-right? What is its worldview? How big is it? Michael Knowles, bestselling author and host of The Michael Knowles Show, took a deep dive into alt-right culture. Here’s what he learned.Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they’re released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbGAndroid: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU’s text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageruTwitter: https://twitter.com/prageruInstagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaXJOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: What is the alt-right? Everybody has an opinion about it, but nobody seems to know exactly whatit is. So, I took it upon myself to find out. I took a deep dive into alt-right culture. I read their books, listened to their podcasts, watched their videos, followed their blogs, and spoke personally to their leaders. Heres what I learned: First, theyre really small… like, your high school reunion small. That bignational alt-right gathering in Charlottesville, in August 2017? Yeahthatattracted all of about 600 people…and thats on the high end of estimates. And that infamous torch rally on the evening of August 11? There were maybe 100 tiki-torch carriers. But however small it is, the alt-right does have a belief systema worldview. Its right there, in their name. The alt in alt-right means alternative. The alt-right is an alternative to American conservatism. So, its no surprise then that the alt-right has far more in common with theleftanother alternative to conservatism than it does with the traditional American right. Let me try to untangle this. Both the left and the alt-right are obsessed with race and identity politicsthe belief that a persons value is linked to their racial heritage. The left wants special status for racial and ethnic minorities. The alt-rightwants special status for the racial and ethnic majority. Since America, according to the alt-right, was founded by white Europeans, and was built by white Europeans, it should belong to white Europeans. Americas success, in their view, is a product of race and geographyor, as the alt-right likes to put it, of blood and soil. So, in the alt-rights view, the moral ideals of the American Founderslike,all men are created equal are naive and misguided. The man who coined the term alt-right is a white nationalist named Richard Spencer, who runs alternativeright.com as well as the National Policy Institute, the self-described think tank of the alt-right. According to Spencer, the movement is dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States. Jared Taylor, the editor of the white identity website American Renaissance, holds that, Any attempt to create a society in which race can be made not to matter will fail. Other alt-right leaders include: Sam Francis, the late syndicated columnist and forefather of the movement who famously called for a white racial consciousness. Theodore Beale, the blogger known as Vox Day, who, in his manifesto, What is the Alt-Right cites the white nationalist motto, We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children. And Paul Ramsey, a white nationalist who produced and starred in a video entitled, Is It Wrong Not to Feel Sad about the Holocaust? Another area of agreement between the alt-right and the left is that both ultimately reject God. The alt-right admires Christendom for uniting the European continent, but rejects Christianity for its offer of salvation to all people, irrespective of race. The movements favorite philosopherjust like the Nazis of yesteryearis Friedrich Nietzsche, who famously claimed, God is dead. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/what-a…

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Of Course the Alt-Right Is Against Capitalism – Foundation …

Some people on the left are starting to worry about getting trolled by the alt-right. This is because the alt-right has become aggressively anti-capitalist, pro-welfare state, and in favor of a government that specifically promotes white interests, not a free market that offers no privilege to anyone. The alt-right is looking to expand its ranks, declares Salon, and prominent leaders of the notorious white supremacist movement apparently believe that leftists are an ideal target for their recruiting efforts. This follows a huge investigative piece that appeared in The Nation, in which a reporter from the publication attended a number of alt-right events, where leftist ideas are newly fashionable. Salon then warns leftists not to fall for it: The alt-rights anti-capitalism, then, is really just anti-Semitism wrapped up in an economic veil, devoid of any real critique of capitalism. Their economic turn is simply a means to further their movement and spread their racist ideology. There is truth in that statement. Anti-semitism and racism have been a core part of the attacks on the market for centuries, which raises some interesting questions about the anti-market left itself. The Salon claim also understates the full-on anti-liberalism of alt-right ideology, a topic that forms the thesis of my book on the topic. Indeed, in its origins, this outlook was formed in opposition to the world-transforming power of markets. It is rooted in resentment of the expansion of liberty and prosperity of the early 19th century, and the fear that capitalism would break down old hierarchies, traditional attachments, and national borders. The revolt they favored was always a revolt against the market. Trolling the Left Its true that in modern times, in the United States, this gang gained public attention by first attempting to pass themselves off as libertarians, hanging out at meet ups, conferences, and taking over subreddits. It worked for a while, given the libertarian commitment to free association and free speech. But then people got wise to the game. Over the last year, many leaders within the libertarian community have doubled down on an effort to preserve the integrity of libertarian ideas and make sure they were not compromised by this gang. Libertarianism then became a low performer for recruitment. Thats when the shift became apparent. The new language of the alt-right is all about denouncing corporate capitalism for failing to do its bidding. They say that capitalism is too politically correct, is excluding them from social media, is declining to let them use financial tools to raise money, and is generally promoting their enemies in cooperation with the media. The left often accuses capitalism of doing things for which it is not actually guilty, such as excluding the poor, exploiting workers, ravaging the earth, and so on. The alt-right, however, is mostly attacking capitalism for things that corporations are, in fact, doing and doing well. These people are not popular people, and their views have proven poisonous for venues like Twitter and Facebook, and are banned not for PC reasons, but simply because they reduce the value of the platforms. In other ways, however, the market which is no respecter of persons or ideologies has been a great friend to the alt-right. Amazon sells their books. Their podcasts are hosted by capitalist firms. Their publishing venues are based on the profit-and-loss model. The market has done the same for red and green ideologies too. The market is a tool for everyone without exception. Tribal Barriers Its also true that the market has always provided a main impetus for breaking down tribal barriers. It thinks in terms of individual rights because it is designed to appeal to individual minds. If your goal is the promotion of group solidarity and exclusion, it is not a good tool. Its watchwords are inclusion and empowerment of everyone. It was the gradual liberalization of markets and the technology and universalist values that came with it that ended slavery, promoted minority and womens rights, and created this thing we call the middle class. It makes perfect sense, then, that the alt-right would reveal itself to be anti-liberal not just in politics, but also in economics. In fact, it should make the left uncomfortable that the alt-right feels at home with the economic ideas of socialists, and not for the first time. What has always united the Hegelians of the right and left has been their shared opposition to the free society. The details of the critique and proposed alternatives are different depending on the tribe, but that economic freedom itself is the target of both is nothing new. Recall that in its early days, the Nazi party called merely for boycotts of Jewish businesses, and even instructed party members to use no physical violence. This was April 1, 1933. The hope was that this would inspire a nation to cause bankruptcy to the Jews and drive them out of the country. It didnt work. People continued to deal with Jewish doctors, grocers, and intellectuals. The next step was absolutely necessary: the Nazis abolished the market itself with the Nuremberg Laws of 1935. History has shown us that if any tribe seeks to control the market, they will have to abolish it first. The Blending of Left and Right Thealt-rightsturn toward overt anti-capitalism is neither surprising nor new nor counterintuitive. The revolving door between the left and the right has been going around for two centuries. People like John Ruskin or Thomas Carlyle might have been non-Marxists and conservatives in every respect, but they targeted the market as the most feared enemy of their agenda for social and economic control. The Progressives too, split between their right and left branches, each anxious to use the state to stop the market drive that spreads the benefits of prosperity to all people. The strange way in which the far left and right are bound up with each other has been noted by consistent liberals for a long time. Their membership is fluid, wrote Max Eastman in 1956, observing that every judgment and choice, every trait and mode of behavior, that once had given meaning to the word Right is now supported and approved by those whom all agree in calling Left or Leftist. Equally, there have been periods in history when what used to be called left was suddenly called right, as illustrated in the magically adaptive mind of Werner Sombart, who easily made the journey from Communist to Nazi. In the much-truncated and cartoonish remake in the presidential election of 2016, many observers noted the odd way in which it was difficult to distinguish the platforms of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump: anti-trade, pro-“worker”, promising universal health coverage, and generally railing against globalism and capitalist financial power. That they hated each other was not a surprise. This fits the narrative of history in which political tribes save their most vituperative attacks for those closest to them in outlook. (Fortunately for the American people, the winner of that election has come to discover that deregulation and tax cuts are more popular among the public than protectionism and executive centralization.) The alt-rights turn toward overt anti-capitalism is neither surprising nor new nor counterintuitive. It doesnt just stem from anti-Semitism, even if that is a seeminglyinevitable part of it. Collectivism of all sorts and every form stands opposed to economic liberty. Just give it time: all types of collectivism end up sounding more or less like each other.

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What Is the Alt-Right? | PragerU

What is the alt-right? Everybody has an opinion about it, but nobody seems to know exactly what it is. So, I took it upon myself to find out. I took a deep dive into alt-right culture. I read their books, listened to their podcasts, watched their videos, followed their blogs, and spoke personally to their leaders. Heres what I learned: First, theyre really small… like, your high school reunion small. That big national alt-right gathering in Charlottesville, in August 2017? Yeahthat attracted all of about 600 people…and thats on the high end of estimates. And that infamous torch rally on the evening of August 11? There were maybe 100 tiki-torch carriers. But however small it is, the alt-right does have a belief systema worldview. Its right there, in their name. The alt in alt-right means alternative. The alt-right is an alternative to American conservatism. So, its no surprise then that the alt-right has far more in common with the leftanother alternative to conservatism than it does with the traditional American right. Let me try to untangle this. Both the left and the alt-right are obsessed with race and identity politicsthe belief that a persons value is linked to their racial heritage. The left wants special status for racial and ethnic minorities. The alt-right wants special status for the racial and ethnic majority. Since America, according to the alt-right, was founded by white Europeans, and was built by white Europeans, it should belong to white Europeans. Americas success, in their view, is a product of race and geographyor, as the alt-right likes to put it, of blood and soil. So, in the alt-rights view, the moral ideals of the American Founderslike, all men are created equal are naive and misguided. The man who coined the term alt-right is a white nationalist named Richard Spencer, who runs alternativeright.com as well as the National Policy Institute, the self-described think tank of the alt-right. According to Spencer, the movement is dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States. Jared Taylor, the editor of the white identity website American Renaissance, holds that, Any attempt to create a society in which race can be made not to matter will fail. Other alt-right leaders include: Sam Francis, the late syndicated columnist and forefather of the movement who famously called for a white racial consciousness. Theodore Beale, the blogger known as Vox Day, who, in his manifesto, What is the Alt-Right cites the white nationalist motto, We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children. And Paul Ramsey, a white nationalist who produced and starred in a video entitled, Is It Wrong Not to Feel Sad about the Holocaust? Another area of agreement between the alt-right and the left is that both ultimately reject God. The alt-right admires Christendom for uniting the European continent, but rejects Christianity for its offer of salvation to all people, irrespective of race. The movements favorite philosopherjust like the Nazis of yesteryearis Friedrich Nietzsche, who famously claimed, God is dead. Spencer himself is an avowed atheist who, like leftists since Karl Marx, longs for a new ideology as robust and binding as Christianity to replace traditional religion. That brings us to the most glaring similarity between the alt-right and the left: their disdain for the individual. The constant focus of both the left and the alt-right on group identity means that they downplay the value of the individual. This stands in stark opposition to the fundamental American value, which conservatives have long championed, that places the individual, not the collective, at the center of society. The pioneer spirit, entrepreneurial drive, the acceptance of personal responsibilitythese are uniquely American ideas, uniquely conservative ideas. But they mean little, if anything, to the alternatives to conservatism: the left and the alt-right. Put simply, the alt-right has three core beliefs: the promotion of white identity politics, the rejection of God, and the subordination of the individual to the collective. In other words, the alt-right has nothing in common with conservatism, and is in fact much closer to leftism. Except, of course, that the left is much, much larger. Im Michael Knowles, host of The Michael Knowles Show, for Prager University. Download a PDF of this Transcript

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The Women Behind The ‘Alt-Right’ : NPR

Lana Lokteff, pictured, runs an alt-right media company to promote her white nationalist ideologies. But critics say that kind of outspokenness from a growing number of female allies is at odds with how men in the movement view women’s roles. Courtesy of Lana Lokteff hide caption Lana Lokteff, pictured, runs an alt-right media company to promote her white nationalist ideologies. But critics say that kind of outspokenness from a growing number of female allies is at odds with how men in the movement view women’s roles. Last weekend, when white nationalists descended on Charlottesville to protest, it was clear that almost exclusively white, young males comprised the so-called alt-right movement there were women, but very few. So where were the white women who weren’t out protesting in the streets? For the most part, journalist Seyward Darby discovered, they’re online. “It wasn’t easy” seeking out the women of the alt-right, Darby tells NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro. “I spent a lot of time in the underbelly of the Internet Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, 4chan, places like that digging up contact information.” In the Harper’s Magazine September issue, journalist Seyward Darby digs into the aims of the alt-right’s women allies. Courtesy of Harpers hide caption Darby dives into the motivations behind the alt-right female alliance in her cover story for the latest issue of Harper’s Magazine, “Rise of the Valkyries.” She began her reporting around the time anti-Trump activists were organizing January’s Women’s March, when she wondered: What do the women who aren’t in the resistance think about what’s happening? Many of these women came into the alt-right initially as anti-feminists. “They were people who felt that the feminist progressive agenda was not serving them in some cases they felt like it was actively disregarding them because they wanted more traditional things: home, family, etc.,” she says. “And they came into the movement through that channel and then ultimately adopted more pro-white and white nationalist views.” One of those women was Lana Lokteff, a Russian-American from Oregon who co-runs Red Ice, an alt-right media company, with her Swedish husband, Henrik Palmgren. The couple decided to make this their cause around 2012, Darby says, when they say they saw a lot of “anti-white sentiment.” Around the time of several high-profile police shootings of young, black men, Lokteff “felt that Black Lives Matter and these other reactive forces were being unfair to white people and that then sort of spun into a conspiracy about how the establishment, so to speak, is out to oppress, minimize and silence white people.” Lokteff, who promotes alt-right ideologies on the couple’s YouTube channel, has been persistently trolled by the men of the movement. Darby wanted to understand what attracts women to a movement that is often hostile to them. In her piece, she quotes Andrew Anglin, who runs the (now blacklisted) neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer as saying the white woman’s womb “belongs to the males of society.” And alt-right pioneer Richard Spencer, who acknowledges that women make up a small percentage of the movement, believes women are not suited for some roles in government, reports Mother Jones: “Women should never be allowed to make foreign policy,” he tweeted during the first presidential debate. “It’s not that they’re ‘weak.’ To the contrary, their vindictiveness knows no bounds.” The thing they are most interested in is promoting the white race and they see [President Trump] as an opportunity someone whose coattails they can ride. Seyward Darby, on whether alt-right members support Trump According to Lokteff and other alt-right women allies she spoke to, Darby says, “It’s not that men who support the alt-right don’t like women, it’s that they see women as fundamentally different than men,” with equally important roles, which are “to perpetuate white bloodlines, to nurture family units, to inculcate those families with pro-white beliefs.” But the growing contradiction, as Darby points out, “is that people like Lana Lockteff and other women that I spoke to are outspoken.” She adds, “They sort of see themselves as straddling a line between the male and female norms, because they think that at this point in their movement, the more people they can bring in, the more people they can convince that they are on the right side of history, the better, and that includes appealing to more women.” To recruit women to the movement, Darby says, the key is to stoke fear. Asked how she would pitch the alt-right to conservative white women who voted for Trump, but are also wary of being labeled a white supremacist, Lokteff told her, “we have a joke in the alt-right: How do you red-pill someone? (“Red-pill” is their word for converting someone to the cause.) And the punch line was: Have them live in a diverse neighborhood for a while,” Darby says. “She also said that when she is talking to women she reminds them that white women are under threat from black men, brown men, emigrants, and really uses this concept of a rape scourge to bring them in.” And while there are schisms in the aims of alt-right activists, and how best to get there, she adds, “There are some people Lana Lokteff being one of them, Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute who are really trying to find some semblance of civic legitimacy.” On how she understands the term “alt-right” The answer seems to be different depending on who you ask. … It’s not a formal, structured group. It is more a new term for people who believe in white nationalism, who do not like political correctness, who do not like feminists, who do not like Jewish people, and who generally think that liberalism and diversity have led to the decline of Western civilization. So, I would hesitate to call the alt-right a hate group for instance, but the alt-right does include hate groups. On being struck by parallels she saw, between the 1920s KKK and Nazi Germany versus today, in how white supremacists saw the role of women In the 1920s, which is one of the heydays of the KKK, a woman named Elizabeth Tyler became the head of the group’s national propagation department, which is essentially sending people out to recruit more members. And she managed to boost the membership by something like 85,000 people. She also founded the first women’s wing of the movement. She was considered a seminal figure in the KKK. She was ultimately pushed out, in part, because the men in the movement were threatened by her strength and her power. On what women bring to these movements On a very basic level numbers. I think that the people who run these extremist groups, however loose or organized they are, recognized that there is strength in numbers. And to be a truly robust movement women are a large portion of the population. … Whether we’re talking about white nationalism in the [19]20s, in Nazi Germany, today so much of the ideology is about the importance of family, the importance of protecting the white race, which involves making sure women are there to have children. On how the language of feminism is being used to recruit women They do sort of occupy an almost feminist-seeming space in the movement or some of them do, I should say. The ones who are more outspoken, the ones who are trying to bring more people into the movement. But of course, they would never say that. They would never want to be compared to feminists. … They think that feminists have corrupted what women see as their core desires. On how women act as a camouflage, to appeal to others they might want to recruit on a more personal level There’s a wonderful scholar named Kathleen Blee at the University of Pittsburgh and she has written a few books about women in right-wing extremism. One of the things she talks about is the role that women play in projecting this image of happy families, communities that are proud of their heritage that it’s not so different from your community. And it’s a particularly insidious aspect of the propaganda. It’s certainly something I encountered and was told repeatedly in my interviews. On what the alt-right women want [Lokteff] mentioned to me, people moving to Washington, D.C., getting involved in government. And, speaking to scholars of right-wing extremism, they said to me this is very unusual, usually these groups … they’re very anti-government. And so I think there is definitely a cohort that sees this moment, thanks to Trump’s election, as an opportunity to assert themselves on that level. And I think there are others who want to fight a race war in a much more, I guess, literal way. This is one of the things that’s going to be interesting moving forward with the alt-right, is seeing it’s a motley crew of people who found each other on the internet and are really starting to, as we saw in Charlottesville, get out into the world and take action. … And I think that we’ll be seeing those fractures widen over the next couple of months and years. On how these women view the protest in Charlottesville and President Trump’s reaction On the whole I think that they are pleased that they got this attention that they are stoking peoples’ frustrations, that they are showing themselves to be a force. The president’s reaction, they’re happy with I think. I asked [Lokteff] specifically, I said what do you think about Donald Trump? And she said, “Let’s be honest, he’s not one of our guys. We’ve never thought that he’s one of our guys.” The thing they are most interested in is promoting the white race and they see him as an opportunity someone whose coattails they can ride. The more that he does not disavow the things that they believe in, and either tacitly or directly supports them, the better.

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The Alt-Right is a racial movement and if you’ve heard otherwise then you’ve heard wrong. Here’s how to understand the alt-right: Think about what’s right, then think about the alternative to that. The alt-right (shortened for Alternative Right)[note 1] or new right is a far-right movement that opposes multiculturalism and social justice movements (or what they call “Cultural Marxists” and “SJWs”). The movement is made up largely of young Internet-dwellers; it is itself the merger of traditional white nationalists, neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, and far-right internet groups (such as the neoreactionary movement and right-wing elements of the Gamergate movement). The alt-right consensus generally rests at the juncture of those three groups. The alt-right is also united by its support for U.S. Republican President Donald Trump. The term originated with Richard Spencer’s white nationalist magazine/blog Alternative Right, nicknamed “AltRight”. The alt-right wholeheartedly embraces the overt racism, misogyny, neo-Nazi affectations, bullying and trolling of chan culture as a lifestyle. You’ll find them on /pol/, /r/The_Donald, My Posting Career or The Right Stuff; they make up a sizable fraction of the more radical and uncouth sections of Gamergate. They’re also the ones who popularized “cuckservative” as a term of abuse for those on the right who are deemed not racist enough. Whether they are primarily neoreactionaries who are into white nationalism or white nationalists dressing their ideas up with neoreactionary jargon is probably a distinction without a difference. The term “alt-right” has come to be more generally used for Trump supporters who think swastikas are good; in this context, it’s just a hip name for white supremacists. The press has been mistaking it for an online phenomenon even though some factions pre-date the internet. 4Chan and Vloggers are the online element with others having one foot in the real world and the other online. The paleocon wing is perhaps the oldest (hence paleo):[4]Pat Buchanan (himself a Nixon aide) founded the news journal which produced Richard Spencer, and you have guys who were once mainstream like Peter Brimelow,[5] who was an aide to Orrin Hatch and editor of Forbes. Then you have the Clinton-era militia groups like the Oath Keepers,[6] who are in or out depending on who you talk to.[7] There’s the Silicon Valley neoreaction wing made up of techies and businesspeople where some have considerable weight[8] (see Peter Thiel advising Trump), and others who are just extremely prolific bloggers (Mencius Moldbug).[9] There’s the academic HBD/eugenicist wing made up of professors, grad students, and their followers, some of whom are actually affiliated with neo-Nazi parties like Kevin MacDonald. The internet didn’t really cause these things so much as it allowed consolidation into the loose coalition of alt-right. There’s even more sects, but the point of things like “Unite the Right” is to try to hold all of them together. Who exactly brought the movement to the mainstream? Richard Spencer, who is best described thus:[10] The correct response to Spencer and to the alt-right is “wow, that’s some fucking cringey racialist bullshit”. Although the alt-right has only come into prominence in recent years, the truth is that random people using the Internet to spread cringey white supremacist propaganda is nothing new. Perhaps the first example of such would be the 1995 Usenet essay The Long March by Ian P. McKinney of the neo-Fascist National Alliance.[11] This essay was infamous not only for its extreme bigotry and logic that would best be described as being not even wrong, but also for being spammed everywhere on the Internet. The essay begins with a plea, supposedly to those who care enough about the fate of Western civilization, to heed the author’s words. The essay then attacks Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh for not being racist enough for McKinney’s liking (one can assume that, if the word “cuckservative” existed at the time, McKinney would have used it). From there, the author proceeds to rattle off a painfully long diatribe in which he fusses about IQ scores, religiously cites The Bell Curve, and uses all other manner of disproven statistics, circumstantial evidence, half-truths, stereotypes, and condescending pseudo-intellectual jargon to reach his main “conclusion”: that African Americans are developmentally inferior to Caucasians and that the only reason anyone believes otherwise is because of the fiendish machinations of Jewish communists who have successfully infiltrated the Cultural Anthropology departments of major universities as part of their sinister plot to overthrow Western civilization. McKinney argues that racial equality is a “false religion” promoted by fanatical sheeple consisting of liberals and moderate conservatives (and yes, he counts people like Gingrich as “moderates”), and there’s also a brief mention of immigration causing white genocide. At least the knowledge that Mr. McKinney clearly has a lifetime’s supply of tinfoil is of some use, should we need to borrow some for baking. The alt-right is a loser’s poor fantasy of what a radical revolution looks like. I should know. Superstructure taken from:[14] The subbreddit /r/AltRight defines itself thusly:[16] While not much different from views expressed by more traditional idiots white nationalists like Tom Metzger, members of the alt-right have called for a “white homeland” and the potential division of the continental United States into ethno “regions”. For example, noted asshat alt-right leader Matthew Heimbach has called for the white region to be named “Avalon”.[17] There is some irony here of course, in that Heimbach has chosen to use a name of an Asian automaker’s car for his white ethnostate. One would have hoped he could have come up with a name more in keeping with his proud white heritage, maybe something along the lines of “The United States of White America”, “Mulletland” or “KidRockistan”. Which in and of itself raises some real central issues for this entire discussion: first, what exactly is and is not “a white person”? And second, instead of trying to change the geography of the United States, why not just have those who want these changes made move to some place where it is already illegal to live there if you’re not..”white”? You know, like how it used to be in Oregon, and kinda like how it is in West Virginia? Third, instead of outlawing, say, “nonwhites” why not outlaw those whose IQ is below 110, or people with a felony record, pedophiles, DUI convicts, you know that kind of thing? I dunno. Any one of these dweebs alt-right leaders are basically just taking the ideas of past idiots like David Duke, Tom Metzger and George Lincoln Rockwell (who was such a joke in his day that he was murdered by a bunch of fellow Neo-nazis in 1967), dusting them off and updating a few words here and there. Then when shit gets crazy, much like supreme asshole alt-right figurehead Gavin Mcinnes, they abandon the alt-right ship and say the whole thing was just a joke anyways. Most involved in movement are attention seeking media whores who will latch onto anything in order to get a press agent. When judged on accomplishments alone, someone like Milo Yiannopoulos, who can’t seem to figure out how to properly book a room at UC Berkeley, stands shoulder to shoulder with a complete nutjob like David Duke, who can’t get through an interview without frothing at the mouth about his fake PhD and disavowing his past KKK affiliation. On substance, they indeed put forth the same vile tenets of white extremism, nazi ideology and ethnic inferiority as part of their modern agenda. But they share the same laughable ineptitude as their forefathers at not being able to make even the most basic logical case for their point of view when challenged with the most simplistic line of rational questioning. Although to be fair that’s probably not true of all of them, there may even be some who can make a coherent logical argument in support of their socio-political position that “white people are good, period”…that doesn’t even ignore the obvious counterargument that there are a hell of a lot of bad white people with more and more coming out of the woodwork each and every day and no you can’t blame all that on the blacks but you can blame it on the fact that they survived the rocky shoals of white intra-family crime and made it to the firm ground of white-owned America where they stood tall and proudly declared themselves to be The Greatest Race On Earth as a result of that fact. Does kinda prove their point, actually, but realistically that’s an argument that no white-supremacist would ever make. Simply because no white supremacist is a criminal or would ever become one, and thus never would be personally responsible for white intra-family or intra-race crime. Or any crime at all, other than the obvious crime of going around and claiming that white people and only white people are good for the country, and that we need to get rid of all the no-whites in order to Make America Great Again [still unsure on what that “white” means and what kind of “great” they’re talking about]. …in any rate, let’s just say that on substance they’re somewhat circular. The country would be great only if white people are in charge and only white people are in it and that’s true because white people say so. The fact that there is disagreement is a result of non-white influence and should be not just ignored but destroyed for the good of the country. Remember: white=right, white=good. Those who disagree are the spawn of Satan. For whatever reasons, most of the leaders that have emerged from this joke new movement have shared the same trait as their glorious forefathers in so far as needing attention from both traditional and non traditional media outlets. But this might also be what separates them from your average, low IQ neo-nazi and KKK member, who have, up until now at least, only really managed to be able to produce typo-strewn monthly publications and random acts of violence, mostly on their fellow idiots race warriors. In being able to actually put a sentence together, traditional media outlets have raced to interview, profile and “examine” this group of complete dickwads “new voices” emerging on the fringes of the right wing. The major issue with this development is that, at the end of the day, they are basically just re-hashing the tenets of racist propaganda for their own gain. The other problem with of all this lies in the fact that by giving these asshats alt-right figureheads a platform, traditional media outlets (also corrupted by blacks) have allowed them to spread a damaging underlying message of hatred to many more ears (also corrupted by blacks) than their incompetent predecessors could have ever dreamt possible. This fact can (and does) have tragic consequences, as witnessed by some of the recent mass shootings (largely caused by the blacks). But even when the alt-right tries to walk back from these events (as they usually do once the proverbial shit hits the fan as a result of black involvement), they eventually take credit for these tragedies by referencing them (and blaming them on the blacks) at the first possible instance, once the dust has settled of course (listen to any of idiot in chief Andrew Anglin’s latest interviews and he will specially address these events when the slightest opportunity is presented to him). In order for the alt-right’s massive number of conspiracies, slurs, and insults to make any kind of sense, obscene use of doublethink is basically required. To quote The New York Times:[18] The full spectrum from neoreaction through to the alt-right came out solidly for Donald Trump as 2016 Presidential nominee. In an interview with MSNBC, Republican strategist Rick Wilson characterised Trump supporters as an online movement of anti-Semites and “childless single men who masturbate to anime,” noting the “Hitler iconography in their Twitter icons and names.”[20] Elements of the alt-right have also been sympathetic to Nigel Farage, Vladimir Putin[21] and Brexitalthough some white nationalists call for a European superstate built along ethnic lines,[22] not unlike Oswald Mosley’s “Europe a Nation” policy.[23] Steve Bannon the former CEO of the Trump campaign and now Trump’s Chief Political Strategist ex-Chief Political Strategist in the White House, is also tied in with the alt-right and anti-“Establishment” populism; he was the former executive chairman of Breitbart News LLC[24] and “turned Breitbart into Trump Pravda for his own personal gain”, according to former Breitbart employee Ben Shapiro. Under his leadership, Breitbart embraced “the white supremacist alt-right”, and the website “[became] the alt-right go-to website”, according to Shapiro.[25] On August 12, 2017, various alt-right white nationalist, white supremacist, and anti-Semitic groups held a rally in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia where they protested against the Jews and their supposed plan to replace the white race with non-white immigrants. Cries of “Jews will not replace us” and “You will not replace us” followed by “White Lives Matter” and the Nazi-era slogan “Blood and Soil” were heard. Unfortunately for the protesters, Antifa activists and counter-protesters were standing in their way and what was a simple protest soon turned to violence when a Neo-Nazi named James Alex Fields Jr. killed a woman named Heather Heyer during the rally. This wasn’t the only act of violence, though. A protester was seen shooting a gun, three protesters were seen beating a black man, and League of the South Florida members led by Craig Tubbs shoved their shields at counter-protesters. Afterwards, the organizer of the rally, Jason Kessler, was denounced and later sentenced to 50 hours of community service for punching James Taylor. The Daily Stormer insulted the victim killed in the rally during the subsequent media frenzy, resulting in the website being expelled from Google and GoDaddy.com.

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