A Key to Alt-Right Identity

Geez, two months? I have been busy a lot, but hopefully will find more time.

“What is the alt-right?” people are asking, including the alt-right themselves. Other say it’s a stupid question, or there is no qualification, or the only litmus test is being pro-white. I have another idea.

“No enemies to the left, no friends to the right” is a basic rule of leftism. And it’s a basic rule of Buckley conservatism, or neoconservatism, or cuck conservatism. All these movements police to the right.

Even alt-righters do it, sometimes by policing anti-semites, but usually by policing Nazis. Milo did this in his Breitbart essay, if only by dismissing them as mischievous young people looking to get a rise. RamZPaul does this more forcefully, and some others. I don’t keep track of all these people, there are too many.

I don’t have any enemies to the right. I don’t know who is to the right of me, really, but let’s say Nazis are. (Another way of dismissing Nazis is saying they are really leftists,  which both Jonah Goldberg and Jim Donald do.)

I’m not a Nazi, and I don’t think German National Socialism is a good model for ethno-nationalism now. I don’t know if it was a good idea then, but hindsight is 20/20. I don’t think killing a bunch of people is optimal, but contrary to what parents and teachers say, “They started it!” is a perfectly valid argument.

However, if you are a Nazi, I don’t hold it against you. We can have a beer and talk about it.

I believe 9/11 was an Al Qaeda operation, not an Israeli one where explosives were planted. But if you do, I respect your take on things. I can’t say I know everything or have all the answers. I generally hold to the Puritan hypothesis. Jews aren’t the problem, but they are enthusiastic participants in the problem. But if you are hardline on the JQ, I don’t condemn you. I don’t believe violence is the answer, I believe that the system is prepared to deal with violence best of all, and poorly equipped to deal with principled resistance. But there are people who believe in violence, and I don’t condemn them.

The left got the right, and the center, to police themselves, which is much more effective than the left doing it. They have all kinds of rules which are flexibly defined as they see fit.

This is part of the problem, that started with Buckley, but also the “conservative” movement is just a big scam, and always has been. Some guy wrote on Politico how the Tea Party got hijacked by scam PACs that kept all the money. But ever since direct mail solicitation started in the 70’s, taking money from old people has been the main business of conservatives. Since talk radio got started in the 90’s, selling crap to Limbaugh and Levin listeners has been a big business. At least when Grandpa watches Fox, he gets to see some hot ass, and Grandma can’t get offended.

The alt-right is an attitude more than a philosophy or an ideology, and that attitude is “go f*** yourself, cuck-boy.”

 

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About thrasymachus33308

I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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3 Responses to A Key to Alt-Right Identity

  1. Pingback: A Key to Alt-Right Identity | Aus-Alt-Right

  2. Joey Junger says:

    A while back you had a post about how the Left used pop culture (TV comedy especially) to control the discourse, and that mockery was a great deal of what kept people under control. I call what Stephen Colbert or Trevor Noah do “heeling” (the process by which dogs are trained) and the Left does spend a lot of time not necessarily policing their own, but definitely training them.

    Well, the “alt-right” are really just people who have figured out that the Left can be mocked for its ridiculousness and its hypocrisy. The Left naturally don’t like it, but they haven’t figured out a way to counter it. The Onion has tried to mock the mockers (http://www.theonion.com/infographic/what-alt-right-53747) which isn’t going to work. Formally ignoring them was the strategy up until now, but Hillary screwed that one up.

    Orwell had a good bit on getting people to obey, using the analogy of a circus trainer brandishing his whip, but something tells me a good portion of Derbyshire’s “badwhites” are beyond the control of the system, and likely to remain so.

    As for the others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KJbACjwC6Q

  3. Ryu says:

    The idea of alt-right is that the regular republicans and conservatives are impotent. They haven’t been able to do anything for the white race. So we cooked up a new party.

    Things are getting interesting. I hope America cracks down more. Whenever the USG legitimizes a movement, like the environmentalists, animal rights, or anti-abortion, it gets weaker. All three are basically dead right now.

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