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alt-right

The "alternative right," an extremely conservative political movement in the US. (Conservative political groups are traditionally referred to as "the Right," while liberal groups are known as "the Left.") Many views of the alt-right are considered radical by other Americans.
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The above-mentioned leaders and celebrities of the alt-Right, along with a motley assortment of knuckle draggers from the National Socialist Movement, the Ku Klux Klan, the Traditionalist Workers Party, Vanguard America, and other groups that are virulently racist and/or openly neo-Nazi, came together at the much-publicized "Unite the Right" rally on August 12.
Joseph Bernstein, who carried out the BuzzFeed investigation, said the documents showed, "Breitbart does more than tolerate the most hate-filled, racist voices of the alt-right. It thrives on them, fueling and being fueled by some of the most toxic beliefs on the political spectrum --and clearing the way for them to enter the American mainstream."
This piece had a lot of consequences for the alt-right. One, Cantwell is in jail as are, I think, four other protesters.
The neologism "alt-right" (short for "alternative right") was coined by white nationalist Richard B.
Angela Nagle's short, intelligent book, Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4Chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right, is the story of how these "teenage gamers, pseudonymous swastika-posting anime lovers, ironic South Park conservatives, anti-feminist pranksters, nerdish harassers, and meme-making trolls" had until recently been gaining so much cultural, political, and ideological momentum.
By the same token there isn't a moral equivalency in philosophy, but there is an escalating arms race about extremists on different sides, of which I think alt-right are now at the forefront.
There is at present a lively and important debate on how to defy the 'normalisation' of the alt-right, but it is important here to tackle not simply the way it is branded but also the ideological and material underpinnings of this process.
TERRORISM IN THE ALT-RIGHT WORLD VIEW World view refers to a complex set of perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, values and motivations that characterise how an individual or a group of people interpret the world and their own existence.
In the end, the Women's March on Washington succeeded as a massive shout-out against Trump and the alt-right's anti-immigrant, racist and misogynist messages.
The attacks may have seemed like just a fleeting, perverse twist on RINO ("Republican in name only"), but in fact they were something far more ominous--the stirrings of a loosely knit extremist movement soon more widely known as the "alt-right." Thanks to Trump's demagogic campaign--throughout which he would circulate bigoted memes to his millions of Twitter followers--the alt-right now had an opportunity to inject racism, misogyny, and xenophobia into mainstream American politics.
Twenty-one years ago I was assigned by Commentary to write about Jared Taylor--today known as one of the eminences of the "alt-right." Taylor had written a grim book on American race relations, Paved With Good Intentions, which had been published by a mainstream house and was widely, if critically, reviewed.
"They are abusing the image of a cartoon character, one that might at first seem appealing, to harass and spread hatred on social media." The Alt-Right movement, a disparate group of right-wing social media users, has repeatedly shared Pepe re-workings on social media.