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The alt-right is a loose group of people with far right ideologies who reject mainstream conservatism in the United States. The writings of the group are largely Internet-based and are found on websites such as 4chan and 8chan, where anonymous members create and use Internet memes to express themselves. It is difficult to tell how much of what people write is serious, and how much is intended to provoke outrage. Members of the alt-right use social media like Twitter and Breitbart News to convey their message.
Alternative Right is an Identitarian website created by Richard Spencer and Colin Liddell in 2010 and the later "New Alternative Right" webzine, edited by Liddell and Andy Nowicki, that was created when the first website was shut down in 2013. Richard Spencer's Alternative Right was hosted at AlternativeRight.com and funded by NPI America before Spencer shut it down, saying it was too much work to manage.
NPI is an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States, and around the world. It was founded in 2005 by William Regnery and Samuel T. Francis, in conjunction with Louis R. Andrews.
'Alt-right' is a recently coined umbrella term, with no clear criteria of membership yet agreed upon. The movement has been associated with multiple ideologies from American nationalism, neo-monarchists to men's rights advocates and people who oppose mainstream conservatism.
In November 2008, Paul Gottfried addressed the H. L. Mencken Club about what he called "the alternative right". In 2009, two more posts at Taki's Magazine, by Patrick J. Ford and Jack Hunter, further discussed the alternative right. The term, however, is most commonly attributed to Richard B. Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute and founder of Alternative Right.
In Nevada, Clinton took on the alt-right by name, singling it out as an "emerging racist ideology."
Anything associated as closely with racism and bigotry as the alternative right will inevitably attract real racists and bigots. Calmer members of the alternative right refer darkly to these people as the “1488ers,” and for all their talk of there being “no enemies to the right,” it’s clear from the many conversations we’ve had with alt-righters that many would rather the 1488ers didn’t exist.
These are the people that the alt-right’s opponents wish constituted the entire movement. They’re less concerned with the welfare of their own tribe than their fantasies of destroying others. 1488ers would likely denounce this article as the product of a degenerate homosexual and an ethnic mongrel.
Why “1488”? It’s a reference to two well-known Neo Nazi slogans, the first being the so-called 14 Words: “We Must Secure The Existence Of Our People And A Future For White Children.” The second part of the number, 88, is a reference to the 8th letter of the alphabet – H. Thus, “88” becomes “HH” which becomes “Heil Hitler.”
originally posted by: Tucket
I actually agree with most of their ideas..
originally posted by: joemoe
a reply to: Tucket
Most people on the Right are not really against "diversity and assimilation" as you say. What they are against, is diversity without "assimilation".
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: Middleoftheroad
That's pretty much true. The "Alternative Right" was a genuine White nationalist website. The "Alt-Right" is a clever play on words, but apparently intended to confuse the two and give legitimacy to the phrase "alt-right" coined by the left.
originally posted by: DJW001
originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
It's a group the DNC made up as a boogeyman for their supporters.
No. Sadly, it is not:
ETA: Here is a link to the leading Alt-right website: www.radixjournal.com...
The white nationalist or supremacy or whatever they want to claim today is nonsense. Both parties have their crazy supporters.