Closing Thought–04Oct17

Who Is The Alt-Right?

A new term that has appeared on the American political landscape…..alt-Right.

Basically is an attempt by some to give the hate mongers like KKK, Neo-Nazis, skin heads, et al a more respectable title.

Call them what we may a hate filled douche is a hate filled douche.

But if you are interested then I have a source for you…..

With the rise in public visibility of far-right-wing militants in the U.S. following the events in Charlottesville, much of the public is scrambling to understand just what this movement is and what forces are driving it. With much of the public discussing strategies for how best to fight right-wing extremism, the need for constructive solutions is greater than ever.

First and foremost, it’s important to point out that public support for far-right extremists is miniscule. The vast majority of Americans reject this movement’s violence and hatred. According to a Marist survey from the summer of 2017, just 4 percent of Americans said they support “white supremacy movement” or “white nationalism.” Similarly, just 6 percent embraced the term “alt-right.” Still, there is a legitimate concern that support for right-wing bigotry may grow in the future if left unchecked.

Source: Who Are the “Alt-Right”? – The Unz Review

Hopefully that filled in some blanks for people that were not sure what the Hell was meant when alt-Right is used.

4 thoughts on “Closing Thought–04Oct17

  1. I had always though that ‘Alt-‘ was a substitute for ‘Alternative’, or just a convenient abbreviation. Using it to embrace racist groups like neo-Nazis and the KKK does include them in a group containing less extreme factions, that’s for sure.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Silly humans… they always manage to find new ways to deny reality, & this is one of the symptoms of that neurosis. In that respect, it’s not really hard to understand; what is less understandable is the human need to deny anything that doesn’t fit their beliefs, regardless of whether or not those beliefs have any basis in reality….

    Which is why I term them silly….

    I tried to get to the rest, but, this was all the political thinking I could tolerate….. Hope you’re feeling better, bro….

    gigoid, the dubious

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