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What is the alt-right?

Posted by on Oct. 27, 2016 at 8:28 PM
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The alt-right is a segment of right-wing ideologies that reject mainstream conservatism in the United States.[1][2] It is largely Internet-based and found on websites such as 4chan and 8chan, where anonymous members create and use Internet memes to express themselves.[3][4][5] It is difficult to tell how much of what people write is serious, and how much is intended to provoke outrage.[6][7] The alt-right uses social media like Twitter and Breitbart News to convey their message.[8][9]

Generally alt-right postings support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump,[10] and oppose immigration, multiculturalism and political correctness.[2][11][12]

The alt-right has no formal ideology, although various sources and alt-right figures have stated that white nationalism is fundamental.[1][2][7] It has also been associated with white supremacism,[13][3][14] Islamophobia,[15][16][17][18][19] antifeminism,[1][12] antisemitism,[1][2][4] ethno-nationalism,[20] right-wing populism,[7] nativism,[21] traditionalism,[22] and the neoreactionary movement.[3][22][23] The alt-right is an umbrella term. The movement has been associated with multiple ideologies from anarcho-capitalists, American nationalism, neo-monarchists to men's

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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 27, 2016 at 8:58 PM
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Thankfully, they represent a small fraction of our populace.

AdrianneHill
by Silver Member on Oct. 27, 2016 at 9:10 PM
I honestly think most haven't thought about what they say. They haven't taken their own logic to the end. They see this as a big fuck you to that old demon of change.
To paraphrase the dead Kennedys In a real fourth Reich, they'd be the first to go
LGAll65
by on Oct. 27, 2016 at 9:14 PM
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I had another article from USNews but it wouldn't load or copy and paste . My old laptop is in bad shape . I wish I could post that article . It's astounding . There is so much racism
And white supremacist thoughts . they are against being PC to the extent that they're cruel and will call people ugly names that are racist .
I'll try to post it tomorrow .
LGAll65
by on Oct. 28, 2016 at 9:25 PM
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The "alternative right" or "alt-right" entered the spotlight when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke at length about why the fringe movement is so important to her GOP opponent's presidential run. "Donald Trump … is taking a hate movement mainstream," Clinton said Aug. 25. "He's brought it into his campaign."

Though some insist the alt-right is merely trolling hate to get a rise out of people on social media, the movement has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. "A Washington Post profile of the Alt-Right stated that … the 'goal is often offensiveness for the sake of offensiveness in the way that many young white men embrace,'" SPLC wrote in its report. "Andrew Anglin of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer responded plainly in a post, 'No it isn't. The goal is to ethnically cleanse White nations of non-Whites and establish an authoritarian government. Many people also believe that the Jews should be exterminated.' It doesn't get much clearer than that."

But there's more to the movement. It is also impervious to even routine science, facts and evidence that have traditionally moderated public discourse – which is why establishment leaders of the Republican Party should fear both its growing power and the fact that Trump and his campaign CEO, former Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon, have seized control of the GOP.

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bluefirewolf
by Bronze Member on Oct. 30, 2016 at 3:58 AM
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they are the same as nazis - just a different time period

Bookwormy
by Bronze Member on Oct. 30, 2016 at 5:56 AM
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I'm not sure of that.

Quoting Sisteract:

Thankfully, they represent a small fraction of our populace.

mommahellfire88
by Member on Oct. 30, 2016 at 7:21 AM
I am ,lol
mommahellfire88
by Member on Oct. 30, 2016 at 7:27 AM
You are very naive if you believe that. Many people dont openly out themselves because they are in positions of power or basically while you can be a proud as peaches to be anything else,you cant openly be proud of the white and European culture.
At this time its not self promoting to be open. You really dont know who is who. And its actually why the alt right is dangerous to the present state of society.

Quoting Sisteract:

Thankfully, they represent a small fraction of our populace.

2012Rabbit12
by Platinum Member on Oct. 30, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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Me either.. It's growing, thanks to Trump.😕

Quoting Bookwormy: I'm not sure of that.

Quoting Sisteract:

Thankfully, they represent a small fraction of our populace.

Anonomama
by on Oct. 30, 2016 at 10:35 AM
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4chan is responsible for a rediculous amount of Internet hoaxes and made up crap that the sheeple feed into. The Free Bleeding thing that CM got all worked up about? All started with 4chan! I'm going to say if this "alt-right" started there, it's all BS.
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