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In November 2008, self-described paleoconservative philosopher Paul Gottfried addressed the H. L. Mencken Club about what he called "the alternative right". This was republished in December of that year under the title "The Decline and Rise of the Alternative Right" in the conservative Taki's Magazine, making this the earliest published usage of the phrase in its current context according to Slate. 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.
originally posted by: stormcell
Antifa have progressed to cutting fibre optic lines:
This wasn't a single strand fibre optic cable, it was a 192 strand cable. Each strand is a separate fibre optic channel, cable of running 26 terabits on a single wavelength of light. Those cables would transmit everything from international phone calls to emergency 911 calls, home internet and business VPN's.
It would take up to 10 minutes to fix one strand. The loss of service is likely to cost millions of dollars.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: seeker1963
OK so what about freedom of speech and expression?
A Portland antifa group is handing out flyers featuring a chainsaw slicing through the president’s head to advertise a training class preparing for a clash at a free speech rally scheduled for the next day. The group is openly calling for violence and said in a statement that they are “unapologetic” about “physical militancy.”
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: tadaman
I didn't say Antifa wasn't far left. I said anyone a hair left of center is being called a terrorist. People are using the handful of Antifa morons that got violent as justification.