WaPo Writer Asks: “Has the Alt-Right Peaked?”

CHARLOTTESVILLE CLASH.

A balanced story by a young white male WaPo reporter declares the alt-right to be on its deathbed, but not dead yet.

Though the story may be balanced, the real story behind the propaganda blaming the alt-right for a woman’s death is omitted. However, some of the commenters at Richmond.com observed that James Fields was fleeing for his life, not deliberately aiming to plow into a crowd of lefties to kill any of them.

Excerpt from Washington Post via Richmond.com

Eight months after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia ended in the death of a counterprotester, the loose collection of disaffected young white men known as the alt-right is in disarray.

Never give up. The goal of the alt-right is a noble one–to prevent the extermination of the white race.

The problems have been mounting: lawsuits and arrests, fundraising difficulties, tepid recruitment, widespread infighting, fierce counterprotests and banishment on social media platforms. Taken together, they’ve exhausted even some of the staunchest members.

One of the movement’s biggest groups, the Traditionalist Worker Party, dissolved in March. Andrew Anglin, founder of the Daily Stormer, the largest alt-right website, has gone into hiding, chased by a harassment lawsuit. And Richard Spencer, the alt-right’s most public figure, cancelled a college speaking tour and was abandoned by his attorney last month.

“Things have become a lot harder, and we paid a price for what happened in Charlottesville. . . . The question is whether there is going to be a third act,” said Spencer, who coined the name of the movement, which rose to prominence during the 2016 presidential campaign, advocates a whites-only ethno-state, and has posted racist, anti-Semitic and misogynistic memes across the internet.

Overall, the number of neo-Nazi groups increased in the United States in 2017, from 99 to 121, according to a Southern Poverty Law Center report released this year. That number is likely to decrease this year, said Heidi Beirich, who co-wrote the report. SPLC did not group alt-right organizations together, but some of the neo-Nazi groups were an outgrowth of the movement.

“Imploding,” is how Beirich now describes the alt-right. “The self-inflicted damage, the defections, the infighting is so rampant, it’s to the point of almost being pathetic.”

Even so, there is little doubt that white supremacy remains a potent force that is likely to emerge again as a political one – if not as the alt-right, then as something else. Racial animus remains an entrenched aspect of American life.

The alt-right “is on a downward spiral, but it doesn’t mean they’re going to disappear, and that they’re not going to regroup,” said Marilyn Mayo, who studies hate groups for the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism. She said one large group called Identity Evropa – which targets college-aged men, is less extreme in rhetoric and has turned away from the alt-right label – has grown recently.

“March was a phenomenal month for Identity Evropa, perhaps our best month,” group spokesman Darren Baker said.

Chris Schiano, a reporter for Unicorn Riot, a decentralized nonprofit media organization that has leaked internal correspondence among alt-right members, called the alt-right “basically done.” It could resurface if it falls out of public view and organizes under newer, younger leaders, he cautions, but they haven’t “gotten much traction yet.”

“The overall level of racism in U.S. society hasn’t improved, it’s just that the organizing space for these types of networks” has largely been depleted, said Schiano, whose group rose out of Occupy Wall Street and documents social protests. “So the latent potential won’t go away unless society becomes less racist.”

Three percent of Americans surveyed this winter as part of a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll said they support the alt-right or white nationalist movement.

The zenith of the alt-right – Charlottesville’s Unite the Right rally – also appears to have been the moment of its decline, according to hate-group experts and members of the alt-right, most of whom were predicting a surge in membership at the time.

The death of Heather Heyer, 32 – killed in Charlottesville when a young alt-right member allegedly plowed his car into her – and President Donald Trump’s reluctance to disown white nationalism focused a degree of scrutiny on the movement that it hadn’t known until then. People started being fired from their jobs. Families disowned their children. Fundraising websites dropped people associated with the alt-right, making it difficult to raise money. Reporters covered every misstep.

What separates the alt-right movement from older groups like these, however, is that its members are internet natives. They riff off contemporary culture and politics and understand the power of leavening hate with attempts at humor, which makes their messaging and memes more palatable to disillusioned suburban white kids who spend a lot of time online. Their ideas have infected the mainstream.

“We’re not going back to a time when no one had heard the word ‘alt-right,’ ” Spencer said. “We’re not going back to a time when no one had heard of an ethno-state. It’s in the discourse.”

5 thoughts on “WaPo Writer Asks: “Has the Alt-Right Peaked?”

  1. “The Washington Post has for years been a newspaper that favors Democrats and liberalism generally. This has been seen in the kind and quality of issues covered, and not covered, in its feature and investigative stories, and in its editorials. But not until this year has the paper so grossly abandoned the practice of separating news from opinion in its news stories.

    And that is something that, for all his distractions and grandeur, the Post’s owner, (((Jeff Bezos))), must now correct — that or he needs to accept personally the decline and opprobrium that is coming the Post’s way.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/307886-jeff-bezos-owns-the-washington-post-and-the-journalism-its

  2. Paladin that WaPo filth is just jew spew. A pack of lies and jew poopaganda.

    “the loose collection of disaffected young white men known as the alt-right is in disarray. ”

    Apparently alt-right are Neo-Nazis, who knew this, but the SPLC “knew”, and they told the WaPo which of course always tells the truth because they are owned by one of the richest jews in the world, Bezos.

    Why not publish antifa and Commie and BLM articles here as well? (joking)

    The Russians should have bought WaPo for the niggardly sum of $250 million. Cheap price for controlling the USA politics in Washington. Were all non jews forbidden to buy the paper – probably yes.

  3. the fat woman died of a heart attack, she wasn’t killed, but the driver sure would’ve been – see the info on that cunt professor who threatened him with a rifle then bragged about it on Facebook, before crying like a cuntbaby for security when some aspiring journalists went to confront him about it. Talk about lies, bad faith, lack of balls, and total disinformation.

    • It’s what was left out by WaPo that makes an otherwise balanced piece biased and unfair. You’ve helped set the record straight. Still, the alt-right is having its troubles now precisely because we’ve been demonized by the press.

  4. When YT’s internalise the fact that jisrael was required to be made undead in 1948, that WW2 exists in the shape of a temple menorah, and that jisrael was paid for with the blood of others not jews , but significantly YT ancestors then perhaps we’ll get the gravity of the situation and the extent of the betrayal by the likes of the ADL.

    It is right and proper that ADL and BnaiBrith be forbidden entry into any not jew war memorial, for what they know and choose to keep silent. Evidence in a religiously impartial, secular context has been posted elsewhere. No jew should ever open itz shithole on the subject of WW1 and WW2 without addressing the 1948 make undead date.

    The ADL equivalent in Australia is the ADC …. By the symbolism of gematria, which has never been exclusively …. jewhiss …. ADL amounts to 14 12 then 14 3… or 26 then 42 by +x…. 42 is the senary representation of the number 26, the gematria of GOD and there are 26 elements in the QB….. 34.

    It is by +x of 42 58 that is derived the number 1948 … as in 6 13 (((Mitzvoth))) then 8 40 .. for 1948. BB … for BnaiBrith … 22 is represented as 34 in senary. There are 22 letters in the heebejew alphabet, and it is likewise by +x of 34 66 that is derived 1948…..

    The jew is a metaphorical serpent in YT’s garden of Eden and with the rarest of exceptions, speak always with forked tongue.

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