Thursday, September 29, 2016

What Is the Alt-Right?

Nick Land in January wrote: What is the Alt-Right?
This blog, I’m guessing predictably, takes a count me out position. Neoreaction, as I understand it, predicted the emergence of the Alt-Right as an inevitable outcome of Cathedral over-reach, and didn’t remotely like what it saw. Kick a dog enough and you end up with a bad-tempered dog. Acknowledging the fact doesn’t mean you support kicking dogs — or bad-tempered dogs. Maybe you’d be happy to see the dog-kicker get bitten (me too). That, however, is as far as it goes.

A short definition, that seems to me uncontroversial: The Alt-Right is the populist dissident right. Set theoretically, NRx is therefore grouped with it, but as a quite different thing. Another obvious conclusion from the definition: the Alt-Right is almost inevitably going to be far larger than NRx is, or should ever aim to be. If you think people power is basically great, but the Left have just been doing it wrong, the Alt-Right is most probably what you’re looking for (and NRx definitely isn’t).

For the Alt-Right, generally speaking, fascism is (1) basically a great idea, and (2) a meaningless slur concocted by (((Cultural Marxists))) to be laughed at. For NRx (XS version) fascism is a late-stage leftist aberration made peculiarly toxic by its comparative practicality. There’s no real room for a meeting of minds on this point.
I largely agree, except I think "count me out" conceded a definition. Alt-Right was a generic term that a subset of the Alt-Right wanted to brand. Now the battle to define the term is erupting from within the Alt-Right.

VoxDay: Of Alt-Right and Alt-Retard
When the flea on the tip of the tail thinks it is wagging the dog, that's the #AltRetard branch of the #AltRight. The Alt-Retards are so ideologically incoherent and inept that to call them incompetent would be giving them too much credit. Setting aside the fact that they clearly fail to understand my position, they appear to genuinely believe that the ALTernative RIGHT can be national SOCIALIST. Yes, because that's exactly what all the conservatives and libertarians disgusted with the cuckservatism of the Republican establishment concerning immigration are demanding, more socialism, the return of Alsace-Lorraine, and the invasion of Poland.

The #AltRetard aren't a viable alternative for the obvious reason that they are not even of the political Right.
Vox is talking about a very narrow set of the #Alt-Right there, specifically those actually advocating for socialism, but there is a larger battle underway over what exactly Alt-Right stands for.

Many on the Alt-Right are red pilled conservatives and libertarians. They, along with NRx, place all forms of socialism into the Left. Fascism as it existed in history was, if not entirely leftist, was certainly not within the tradition of the Anglo-Saxon/American Right.

The current battle is Assuming the Victory, losing sight of the fact that demographic trends must be stabilized and reversed first. Still, white nationalists who have an agenda beyond making America white again are right to be worried. The greatest threat they face is that everyone on the Alt-Right agrees with them. In terms of the NRx trike, the ethnats would cease to exist as a trike because they are absorbed back into the other trikes.

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