Friday, August 26, 2016

Getting hysterical about the Alt Right

Wired mag is hysterical about an ethnic group that might be communicating with each other online:
Where white supremacists once gathered around a burning cross, now they gather on 4chan, in white power Reddit forums, and hashtags like #WhiteGenocide, and in the comments section for media outlets like Breitbart. Where the Ku Klux Klan had its own nomenclature, alt-righters have developed their own social media slang and portmanteaus, like “cuckservative,” a combination of the words “cuckold” and “conservative.” It’s a racially tinged and sexually charged term, Potok says, that refers to white men allowing black men to have sex with their wives. They even have their own unifying symbols, like the “echo,” three enclosed parentheses used to single out Jewish names, and Pepe the Frog, a meme now commonly used by the alt-right.

What’s more, Daniels says, the Internet lets white supremacists around the world unite, no matter where they live or what specific grievance is stoking their bigotry. “It makes an explicitly racist white identity possible across national boundaries,” she says. In that way, these white nationalists have created their own nation with its own rules of entry, its own values, and its own language. It’s just that this nation lives online.
Cuckservatives are ppl like Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, and nobody is claiming that they let black men have sex with their wives, as far as I know.

I haven't found any white supremacist sites, but I have found lots that are no longer intimidated by such name-calling. They do not mind say that they are proud of their culture and who they are. And they have contempt for leftists like Potok and for cuckservatives.

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