Hello my fellow liberals, leftists, neo-conservatives, statists, and shills.
As most of you are well aware, there is a new movement that came to fruition in the last year alone called the Alt-Right.
Who is the Alt-Right? Various political leaders and journalists have attempted to define the Alt-Right with simplistic rhetoric and varying degrees of accuracy and fallacy. Hillary defined the Alt-Right as a phenomenon that emerged from the dark corners of the internet as a racist ideology. Salon says its basically white nationalism. While I cannot say this is completely untrue, the fact is racism identifies with no one single political ideology. Some racists identify alt-right, but the movement is more diverse than that. Yet the media has misrepresented the movement by painting every member with a single paint stroke.
Personally I'd define the alt-right as an alternative to the dying generation of neo-conservatism of the Bush years, and the dwindling popularity of basic republicanism. One thing most of them have in common is their utter disgust in corporate globalism, global governance, and wasteful interventionism. They despise identity politics, censorship, and language policing. And that may have been the driving force behind Donald Trump's victory.
You want to destroy it? You probably can, but your tactics of identity politics and safe space culture are not working. Safe spaces, grievance culture, public shaming, and clutching your pearls over Pepe the Frog is actually making internet trolls and the Alt-Right stronger.
Time to change your tactics with this step-by-step list to defeat the alt-right:
1) Decide whether or not we want identity politics for everyone, or no one!
Progressives today believe you cannot be racist unless you're white, or sexist unless you're male. Racism is still everywhere. But it's not the type of racism you might expect. Here are some article headlines
"White men must be stopped. The very future of mankind depends on it"
"As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting #Killallmen"
"Feminists don't hate men, but it wouldn't matter if we did"
"When whites just don't get it"
These headlines are considered acceptable by today's standards. Can you imagine what would happen if the roles were reversed? We have identity politics for everyone except white men. Other groups: blacks, gays, Muslims, women, Hispanics, etc. are not only allowed to advocate those group's interests, but they are allowed to be openly racist toward straight white men. Get rid of these bullshit double standards.
2) Cut off funding to Black Lives Matter
It receives positive media coverage and ignores that it has kills cops and torn black communities to rubble. It came to existence to point out the mistreatment of blacks in the justice system. So answer me this: Name me ONE thing Black Lives Matter has done to improve relations between the black community and the police department....... Many are tired of the media telling lies about people like Michael Brown saying "hands up don't shoot" or Keith Lamont Scott holding a book.
3) Grow a sense of humor and stop destroying lives over "distasteful" writings they wrote or said years ago.
Thanks to the newly instilled belief shared by many college-going millennials that insensitive words are harmful and hateful, comedians no longer want to go to colleges for stand-up routines anymore. Grow a sense of humor FFS. If there is anything a tyrant despises, it is the sound of laughter.
Some people have lost their careers and livlihoods over writings and online postings with unintended consequences. This of course would never happen to a militant feminist who tweets #KillAllMen on any given day.
One key difference I saw between the Hillary campaign and the Trump campaign was that the Trump crowd knew to have fun with memes, jokes, and constantly got a rise out of trolling easily-offended opposition. Team Hillary on the other hand demanded censorship of people with the wrong opinion. They equate words said by the other side as a form of violence; a tool they use to justify the brutality of Trump supporters. Which brings me on to my number 4:
4) Stop the hypocritical violence and rioting
When the media portrayed Trump supporters as violence agitators when the riot that broke out in Chicago, Wikileaks revealed they were bought and paid for by the Hillary campaign. This last year, we saw hooligans beat the shit out of people wearing Trump paraphernalia. Meanwhile the media either ignores it all, or justifies it as "peaceful protesting." There has been some injustices done by Trump supporters against their opponents, but he numbers simply pale in comparison. Recently we've seen the riots. The media criticized Trump for saying he wasn't sure if he and his supporters would accept the results of the election. And lo and behold the left cannot seem to accept the results of the election either. Time to own up to your own hypocrisy.
5) End victimhood and grievance culture.
Microagressions don't exist. Claiming to feel offended is not an argument that gives you special privileges. If you're offended by something so small, and you know the deliverer gave it without intended consequences, you need mental help. Fuck your feelings!
6) Stop loosely using and making-up words with the suffix "-ist" & "-phobe." And stop pretending that facts are racist.
There was a point in time when the race card was a very effective weapon to vilify and demonize anyone who stood in your way. That card no longer carries any influence. Guess what, many homosexuals voted for Trump. The >50% of white women who voted Trump were not sexist against themselves, and the 30% of hispanics were not racist against themselves either. Time to realize you don't own the votes of women and minorities. And they, like me, are fed up with your identity politics when you only pretend to have their best interests in mind. The fact that Caitlin Jenner said that coming out as a conservative was a lot harder than coming out as a Transgender is very telling.
7) Realize that not everything is a social construct.
This one is easy: Stop denying gender differences.
8) Stop unvetted mass muslim immigration
Why are leftists so quick to defend a religion that harbors such fascist beliefs and values such as Islam? I could never understand why some of you on the left, who are self-righteous champions of gay rights, womens' rights, transgender rights, criminal rights, human rights, and the freedom to not believe in a deity, want to mass import an ideology that contradicts everything western liberal values has to offer. Why? If you want to preserve all the best liberal values, shouldn't we should be more sensible about who we allow over?
So that's my 2-Cents on how to destroy the Alt Right. I do believe there is some hope for the opposition to end the alt-right. There is a chance the left will realize that not everything they dislike is racist.
Unfortunately, I don't foresee that happening any time soon; the first thing they did when Trump got elected was invent the word "whitelash" and shout baseless accusations of racism, sexism, and whatever-phobia.
And ALL of this is what pulled me to vote for Trump this election. I'm not even a republican. This is the first time in my life I've ever voted for a major party candidate in the general election. Originally I wasn't gonna vote for him. It is evidenced by my older posts that I did like or trust the guy. But I, like many others, got fed up with this bullshit that the modern left has fostered over the last few years. To find the creator of the alt-right, you need nothing more than a mirror. I don't even see myself as Alt-Right. Unless the left abandons all this senseless hatred, the alt-right will only grow stronger.
(edit: reduced a lot of clutter)
Edited by 6-eyed shaman, November 17 2016 - 08:32 PM.