What is the "alt-right"?

  • Registration closed, comedy forum, Internet drama, Sneed, etc.

Which of these definitions are true?

  • The MSM's

    Votes: 8 5.9%
  • The "Practical Non-Leftist's"

    Votes: 14 10.3%
  • Breitbart's

    Votes: 4 2.9%
  • ED's

    Votes: 37 27.2%
  • None of the Above

    Votes: 55 40.4%
  • All of the Above (except for "None of the Above", but you get the point)

    Votes: 18 13.2%

  • Total voters
    136

AnOminous

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It wasn't until later that the media actually used the term alt-right to describe the far-right and the white supremacists around the time of GamerGate since they needed to demonize their opponents but they couldn't use the fundie Bible-thumper trope since most of the GG crowd were also against the Religious Right, which is also why they started to more heavily invoke the "fedora man" atheist lolbert strawman as well (granted, guys like Sargon and Ethan Ralph made it easier for them to do that though)

It didn't help that this was also about the time that the only people willing to adopt the label willingly were open Nazis like Richard Spencer, who even claims to have invented the term. At the very least, he visibly used it.

Carl Benjamin's UKIP campaign was a good example of this, where UKIP's actual policies (Brexit and free speech) were actually quite popular but going around saying you wouldn't even rape people and it depends on the child isn't.

As with many one issue parties with causes that are actually popular, the major party that aligns with the cause often co-opts it, effectively absorbing the party's base. In this case, once Nigel Farage left there was really nothing left to the UKIP but to be hijacked by idiots like Soygon, who promptly piloted it into the ground.
 

brentkanaris

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Here's a brief description based on my years following it:

The alt-right or alternative right was coined by paleoconservative professor Paul Gottfried who wanted a more intellectual and paleocon right-wing movement as opposed to the surface level “America Fuck Yeah” crap peddled by post-cold war neo-cons. Richard Spencer was an associate of Gottfried, and in turn took up the term to essentially mean a coalition of every non-mainstream or fringe right-wing faction under the sun. This ranged from race realists to paleolibertarians to the manosphere to neoreactionaries to outright fascists/natsocs. All united by their shared hatred of the post-WW2 mainstream right.

By the time Trump came along, hardcore American white nationalists took the term for themselves as a way to rebrand white nationalism and differentiate from previous generations of white nationalist politics. This failed since they ended up just like “WN 1.0” as they called it. With the blackpilling of Trump and the nazbol meme taking full effect, those who still claimed alt-right started to heavily appeal to leftist economics and other leftist laced takes to be “third positionist” snowflakes. Eventually with the mass doxing, embarrassments and infighting, the alt-right is a dead movement, consisting of TRS and friends and Spencer’s clique. I doubt even they claim the altright mantle at this point.
 

CreamyHerman’s

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I think the alt-right is a better term to describe the neoreactionary branch of right-wing politics.
 

rotten apple

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Children are our future. Since the left is so entrenched in all things giving access to the children, they have a tendency to nurture said children to be the next most progressive generation ever. Those who adopted the newly engineered identity became social warriors. The danger hairs and troons of today. In other words the new normal. Those who refused to adopt the new identity not only push backed violently, they, as ignorant as any new generation in how to handle forced conformity, handled it poorly. Reaction to the failed conditioning lead to autism with poor impulse control, much like the success their counterparts, yet they rebel in a way that supports all the wrong people. They would assume the role of the new generation of boogey men called the alt-right. It is nothing more than a function of indoctrination, with the problem children being dumped on political enemies to maximize returns.
 

AnOminous

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Since the left is so entrenched in all things giving access to the children, they have a tendency to nurture said children to be the next most progressive generation ever.
And they completely misunderstand kids, who will obviously do the exact opposite of what you want once they figure out your agenda. They are raising a generation of groypers.