Tuesday, December 20, 2016


It's hard to generalize about a movement, but at least some portions of the alt-right movement seem to be white supremacist/white nationalist.  Aren't we already polarized enough?

"A small but determined political organization in Detroit began to worry that its official symbol was a bit off-putting. With the group’s central philosophy suddenly finding traction in the daily discourse, appearances mattered.
So in November, as the country’s divisive presidential campaign became ever more jagged, the National Socialist Movement, a leading neo-Nazi group, did away with its swastika. In its stead, the group chose a symbol from a pre-Roman alphabet that was also adopted by the Nazis.
According to Jeff Schoep, the movement’s leader, the decision to dispense with the swastika was “an attempt to become more integrated and more mainstream.”
Let us pause. Not even two years ago, white supremacists like Mr. Schoep would rant from the fringe of the fringe, their attention-desperate events rarely worth mention. Today, though, the Schoeps of America are undergoing a rebranding, as part of the so-called alt-right: a grab bag of far-right groups generally united by the belief that white identity has become endangered in what they deride as this era of dangerous diversity and political correctness.
Continue reading the main story

The deceptively benign phrase “alt-right” now peppers the national conversation, often in ways that play down its fundamental beliefs, which have long been considered intolerant and hateful. The term’s recent prevalence corresponds with the rise of President-elect Donald J. Trump; alt-right leaders say his inflammatory statements and Twitter habits in the campaign energized, even validated, their movement."


  1. The Left has been happily vilifying whites and Christians for a long time.

    A lot of us are thoroughly fed up with this nonsense. It should be recognized, however, that there will always be that certain percentage which presents a more hostile form of blowback.

    If they want to wad up in some particular locale, it's their right to do so, just as folks do in barrios, urban ghettos or Islamic territories. And they can say/preach whatever they want, just as Louis Farrakhan.

    Won't find me in that locale, however. :-)


  2. Response to 2 posts above
    The term 'alt right' may be recent, but the types of organizations it describes have been around since at least Reconstruction.
    Yes, the Left also villifies people. But I don't know anyone on the Left who thinks the people villfied are inherently inferior. Your response suggests you do not disagree with the main point of the post.