I admit it - I'm getting tired of the Alt-Right discussion and all of those who hammer away at either promoting or disparaging it. I am equally sick of the screams of Black Lives Matter. At this point in the 2016 presidential election, I'm like "blah, whatever . . . blah, blah, blah." Apathy has crept in and frankly, at times, looking at the blather on Twitter is a chore.
Does it even matter what Alt-Right means? Perhaps so if we want to understand the complete crap show we are witnessing in this country and why Trump has become the leader of this movement without appearing to actually be a racist or white supremacist himself. It appears we must care as the Alt-Right is what everyone is talking about on the MSM after Hillary Clinton's interview with Anderson Cooper and what it means is currently trending heavily on da Twitterz.
However it is important to note that the Alt-Right wouldn't even be a topic of discussion had those on the right in Washington done their job and blocked all the ridiculousness promoted by Barack Obama and his posse of progressives, shoving race down the collective American throat on a constant basis. The Alt-Right as an extreme is a natural reaction to it's Black Lives Matter counterpart. It is a reaction to the hateful rhetoric of the left. In fact it's time to give credit where it is due - progressives and desire for power and their push to divide a nation by race built the Alt-Right.There's a reason the most hateful fringe of the right wing is supporting Donald Trump.https://t.co/AqB3DM2m0N— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2016
A gander at my email inbox tells me why I should consider what the Alt-Right means. The first email I see is promoting an article on the Daily Wire promising to tell me all about the Alt-Right. Penned by Ben Shapiro (of course), the Alt-Right is explained as a complex beast . . .
. . . they’re an agglomeration of self-appointed radical culture warriors, disenchanted paleoconservatives, and open anti-Semites and white supremacists. They’re united by a distaste for what they consider to be “political correctness,” although they universally seem to mistake “PC” for “not being a complete ass.” And they consider any resistance to actual racism and anti-Semitism to be “cuck” cowardice and social justice warrior whining.Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart fame explains it this way:
There are many things that separate the alternative right from old-school racist skinheads (to whom they are often idiotically compared), but one thing stands out above all else: intelligence. Skinheads, by and large, are low-information, low-IQ thugs driven by the thrill of violence and tribal hatred. The alternative right are a much smarter group of people — which perhaps suggests why the Left hates them so much. They’re dangerously bright.So, Alt-Right are just intelligent racists. Some of my encounters on Twitter would totally dispute the intelligence part of Milo's definition, but, just to be clear, jumping on the Trump train and openly championing racism doesn't make one bright - it just makes one a shithead. However, not all Trump supporters are considered Alt-Right but they follow along, much like Donald Trump, with a wink and a nod, intentionally overlooking the harshest anti-Semites and white supremacists among them because they need them, every one of them, and their vote in November.
What is clear is that some believe being Alt-Right is to celebrate white, male European heritage:
#AltRightMeans not being ashamed of your race (even if ur white) & your gender (even if ur male). pic.twitter.com/YPj4wikkJV— Kyle (@kLodeserto) August 25, 2016
#AltRightMeans whites deserve homelands of their own just as much as every other race.— Backpfeifengesicht (@smdhtbqhfam) August 25, 2016
— Franklin (@TruthVictorious) August 25, 2016But is that all? Last year I wrote The #Cuckservative Lie and Why It's Time to Let it Go which generated tons of Alt-Right comments. A reader named Sam addressed my plea by explaining why the term is needed in today's political discourse and why the Alt-Right movement is important:
This was one of the nicer and "brighter" responses which explains how many on the Alt-Right feel. This movement to them is about life or death. They see the melting pot America has become as a country dying a slow, painful death.
Another reader, The Drogger, explained the beauty of the Cuckservative insult this way:
However, the sad irony is their leader is softening his stance on immigration, a much-needed move to have any possibility of beating Hillary Clinton. Who is being "cucked" now that the issue which drove the Alt-Right movement into the spotlight is being downplayed intentionally by Donald Trump? What this move basically means is that the Alt-Right is the actual minority and Trump needs more than their votes. He knows he's lost some conservative support and he must try to win more women, black, and Hispanic voters.
What some of us conservatives said all along about the Alt-Right and how the left would use them to paint a very ugly, racist portrait of the candidate who garners their support is coming to fruition. Hillary is currently using the race card to shore up the minority support, knowing many of these voters would have much rather seen Bernie win the Democrat nomination. Unfortunately, what those on the Alt-Right are forcing to be true is that this may be the most race conscious election America has ever experienced.