Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What It Means To Be Alt-Right

Richard B. Spencer has posted The Charlottesville Statement
What It Means To Be Alt-Right -- A meta-political manifesto for the Alt-Right movement.

1. Race is real. Race matters. Race is the foundation of identity. ... Racially or ethnically defined states are legitimate and necessary.
I am not sure Spencer gets to define the Alt-Right, as many in the movement reject him, such as this philosopher.

Saying "race matters" seems to inflame ppl, but it is a simple statement of fact for most of the world. Race matters in China, India, Europe, and everywhere else. Our most prestigious colleges teach courses on how race matters.

Most of the countries of the world are organized around some dominant ethnic identity.
5. White America

The founding population of the United States was primarily Anglo-Saxon and Protestant. By the Great War, a coherent American nation emerged that was European and Christian. Other races inhabited the continent and were often set in conflict or subservience to Whites. Whites alone defined America as a European society and political order.
The "Great War" means World War I, 1914-18.

Some may feel left out by this statement, but I am neither Anglo-Saxon nor Protestant myself, and I see it as a simple statement of fact.
6. Europe

Europe is our common home, and our ancestors’ bone and blood lie in its soil.

European unity emerged at critical points in history, but so did fragmentation, rivalry, and betrayal. As brother nations, Europeans have competed with one another, and even hated and killed one another. We can no longer afford the luxury of intra-racial squabbling. “Brothers wars” gain us nothing, and directly lead to our collective downfall. Europeans must come together as a family.
I am not sure why Americans should care if Europe is united or not.
7. Family

The family — a man and woman in a loving relationship that produces offspring — is an essential, indispensable foundation for a healthy and functioning society.

8. Human Nature

Man is not a blank slate on which to be written, nor was he born a guileless, noble savage. Human nature — the reality of race, sex, heritability, and innate endowments — is the most powerful force shaping individuals, families, societies, and nations.

9. Women and Sex

Women, as mothers and caregivers, are key to the future of our race and civilization. We oppose feminism, deviancy, the futile denial of biological reality, and everything destructive to healthy relations between men and women.
I can agree with this. I do not read this as saying women must be mothers and caregivers.
14. The Left

Leftism is an ideology of death and must be confronted and defeated. “Losing gracefully” will eventuate in the destruction of our people and civilization.
This is why they support Pres. Trump. Trump is doing what must be done to confront the Left, while most other Republicans are willing to lose gracefully. If it were not for Trump, the Left would be winning. However much the Alt-Right might seem goofy, the Ctrl-Left is much crazier.

As much as Spencer thinks that he can define the term Alt-Right, it is really more identified with how Trump and his supporters confront the Left.

As I write this, I see that Spencer is being censored at Texas A&M. He seems to just want to express his opinions peacefully. Pres. Trump is one of the few public figures who is willing to blame leftist rioters for the violent confrontations.


Anonymous said...

"I can't even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists. Democrats, Republicans, and others must all agree on this, and it compromises nothing for them to do so." - James Murdoch

Roger said...

Yes, a big company CEO risks nothing by denouncing Nazis. After all, that war ended 70 years ago.

Spencer is not a Nazi, or a Klansman, or a terrorist, as far as I know.

Anonymous said...

You don't care to know or believe the truth: "Spencer... quoted from Nazi propaganda and denounced Jews.[9] In response to his cry "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!", a number of his supporters gave the Nazi salute and chanted in a similar fashion to the Sieg heil chant used at the Nazis' Nuremberg rallies. Spencer has also refused to denounce Adolf Hitler.[11]" - Wikipedia article to which *you* linked

Roger said...

So quoting Nazi propaganda makes him a Nazi? Then so was my history teacher.