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There is no alt-right manifesto as far as I can tell, but three main ideas seem to unite the movement:
(1) Exasperation with establishment conservatism. The alt-right calls them the “respectable right” These are the gatekeepers at National Review and Fox News who marginalize the alt-right and their intellectual progenitors for the sake of mainstream respectability. They are, in the alt-right narrative — the “crony” web of institutions, pundits, and politicians which share the blame for America’s decline.
(2) Opposition to political correctness: The alt-right sees political correctness as a scourge that must be defeated at all costs. While mainstream conservatives accommodate political correctness — criticizing its excesses, but dutifully self-censoring on delicate issues — the alt-right takes a different approach. The alt-right not only defends free speech in the abstract, it pushes the boundaries with every conceivable offense it can muster. If the mainstream considers certain ideas to be off-limits, the alt-right treats them as invitations to provoke.
(3) Fear about the direction of Western Civilization: The alt-right’s edgy commentary on race and gender is more than an attack on political correctness. It stems from a worldview that sees Western Civilization as fragile and besieged. According to the alt-right, the erosion of traditional values could spell the end of a heritage worth preserving. What unites the laundry list of the alt-right’s enemies — illegal immigrants, feminists, multinational corporations etc. — is a commitment to liberal, globalist ideologies that the alt-right regards as more than naïve and distasteful. In the alt-right view, they pose an existential threat.
For these reasons, the alt-right considers Donald Trump to be a fellow-traveler and an imperfect messenger for its ideas.
originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: Sublimecraft
Who is Hillary Clinton?
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