Hillary Clinton gave a speech today attacking the “Alt Right” in between simultaneously claiming Trump was a Putin puppet and that Trump was going to start WW3 with nukes by attacking Putin. There was an ad that featured “scary” KKK types, but this is standard fare for the modern Democratic party. The fact of the matter is that the Clintons, the Democratic Party, and the MSM are all pretty confused about what the hell the Alt Right is.
The standard playbook move by the Progressive/Marxist Left has been to shout down any resistance as Nazi Bigots Who Want to Holocaust Six Million Jewish Black Baby Illegal Alien Bodies the minute they come into power. Until recently, it was a rather effective tactic, as the target stopped talking about the (usually true) fact that they had hit upon and instead began sputtering about how they weren’t really a racist and they were the most unracist racist to ever not be a racist. In other words, the lady doth protest too much. The ever compliant media would then turn the conversation into how racist the person in question was. Part of the reason that Trump is so effective is that he does not get off message by these accusations.
With the Alt Right, the response is to double down on the racism and refer to themselves as gay Nazi bodybuilders in addition to telling crude jokes about how many Jews one can fit into an ashtray. This is maddening, because the one thing the Devil cannot tolerate is to be mocked. The fact that the usual tactics are not working can help explain these conniptions by the Borg.
Further complicating matters is there is no standard for “is” the Alt Right. I will give you my interpretation, which I believe is a good general primer to the readers of this refined site. First, it is not “conservatism” in a traditional sense. Conservatism was always defined by its opposition to progressivism, and therefore had very few hard principles. Now, conservatism is more about conserving the paychecks and sinecures of National Review writers to keep on getting invited on talk shows.
The Alt Right believes that the Traditional Western State is worth preserving, the best thing, and that they do not cede moral authority to the Left. That modernism and progress is a lie, simply a way for the usual Borgists throughout history to leverage power to benefit them. Of course, there are arguments to how best accomplish this. Some believe that returning to a Founder’s Republic style is better, while others believe that the setting for the republic has passed, and that aristocracy is man’s natural state.
Obviously, there is a broad range of opinions here, but as I said before it’s that Traditional Western Civilization (mostly embodied in this modern era by Russia and Eastern Europe) is the best way for humanity to progress. Specifically, that the pillars of Western Civ (the family, military, church, academia, and culture) are worth defending in the face of “progress”, which is secular hedonism dressed up as a way forward.
Some of you reading this are pointing and sputtering right now. “What about the damn Hitlerfrog!” you are shouting at the monitor. Yes, yes. There’s no greater way to spin the Left up than to attack their sacred cows, especially when the Left has made the last forty years a free for all for mockery. Now that they’re in the crosshairs of psychofash teenagers with nothing to do but create offensive memes, they want to bring back speech codes and censorship.
Annoyed by the hypocrisy of wealthy white liberals living in gated communities telling Rust Belt Americans that illegal immigrants have as much right to America as they do, the Alt Right has a grand time pointing out that the people who hate walls live behind walls, usually in the most offensive fashion. It is an effective blend of the dialectic and the rhetorical, made more effective by the fact that the Alt Right has the truth on its side.
Trump’s rise has let the genie out of the bottle. The modern Republican Party has two options: either it can go the way of the Whigs, consisting of old men upset over frog memes while transparently making sure of their own nest egg, or it will be subsumed by the Young Turks of the Alt Right, who are currently in the process of naming the enemy for what it is. Time will tell where the dice fly.