The big British news organization The Guardian, leftist at its core, finds the alt-right to be a group of hatemongers in an article that appeared on its website yesterday.
The nascent white identity movement scares the antiracist Communists who have control of the narrative through control of the big media. They ignored us as long as they could. Now, they’re out to destroy us by turning public opinion against us.
This excerpt includes about half the article at The Guardian. The entire piece is well worth reading.
Excerpt from The Guardian
Richard Spencer, who coined the term “alt-right” in 2008, says he intended the term to describe a diverse, heterodox group whose members were “deeply alienated, intellectually, even emotionally and spiritually, from American conservatism”.
They were disillusioned at the end of the Bush presidency by Republican policies on war and immigration. They sought to draw on currents like the European New Right to transform what they saw as a moribund conservative movement. He and others connected with the succession of websites he edited – such as Taki magazine and alternativeright.com – wrote extensively, focusing the alt-right into a more definite ideology, with increasingly hardline ideas about race.
Spencer says that the term is still flexible, but affiliation has some minimum requirements. “Someone who is really alt-right recognises the reality of race, and the fact that race matters, and that race is an essential component of identity.”
Shane Burley, a journalist and researcher who has covered the far right extensively, says that Spencer’s orientation “is clearly under the umbrella of what we would call fascism”. Spencer’s so-called “race realism” underpins theories of racial hierarchy, and the idea that it has a basis in biology. Related ideas of “human biodiversity” attempt to buttress the notion that race is destiny, and the primary organising category of society and history. Radix is full of articles that link race with IQ or crime. This revival of previously discredited scientific racism is another recurring feature of alt-right thought.
Perhaps the most potent element of alt-right activism is the effort to build a sense of a specific white identity, and to claim that this identity is under attack.
“Anti-white animus in society at large is palpable,” says Spencer. Demands for diversity in the workplace mean “less white males in particular”. More openly extreme alt-right accounts on Twitter talk about immigration in terms of “white genocide”.
This sense of injured white identity is what defines the alt-right, according to Dan Cassino, a Fairleigh Dickinson University political scientist and the author of a new book on Fox News and American politics. “The founding myth of the alt-right is that the disadvantaged groups in American politics are actually running things through a combination of fraud and intimidation. By doing this, they’re actually oppressing white men.”
The “original sin” of current American politics, according to Cassino, is that neither liberals nor conservatives have a very good answer to the question of what is to be done about “the people who get screwed over” by economic policies.
If these sentiments are growing, it may mean a larger and more receptive audience for the more radical message of the alt-right. Adherents claim that the movement is expanding.
Spencer does not have solid figures, but claims to have seen many new faces at his events, including young people who have been “redpilled” – or racially “awoken” – in the last year. Enoch claims that the Right Stuff’s suite of podcasts gets more than 100,000 listeners a week.
We on the alt-right each have our own journeys to the truth. Mine took me from Reagean Republicanism to a brief admiration for Bush’s compassionate conservatism to libertarianis (of the Lew Rockwell variety) to Jared Taylor race realism, and then finally to the alt-right, which names the Jew,
My journey was speeded along by working under a Mexican university president (married to a white woman) whose goal was race replacing white students and professors at the university, while encouraging reconquista of the American southwest via La Raza. Specifically, his goal of exterminating the oppressor (the white race) is to be accomplished by f*cking it out of existence by race mixing. A womanizer, Ricardo Romo, practices what he preaches.
It’s much easier to understand the goal is white genocide when you have one of the genocidal maniacs as your leader. Not everyone is so “lucky.”