Saturday, May 23, 2020

Is the Alt-Right dead?

Hunter Wallace writes:
The Alt-Right doesn’t really exist anymore.

There were some people who were drawn to the Alt-Right from conservatism and libertarianism. They have returned to conservatism and libertarianism. There were some people who came from the conspiracy theory/truther world. They have returned to their conspiracies and truths. Finally, there were people who joined the Alt-Right who were moderates. They have gone back to being moderates.
Okay, but Donald Trump is still President, and the Republican Party has reluctantly aligned with him.

Alt Right used to mean the alternative part of the right wing that was supporting Trump. Now the Republican Party is. It is not "alternative" anymore.

A lot of the old political issues have been replaced by COVID-19. It is a whole new game now. Trump will be judged on how he handles the crisis. Nobody is even talking about the other issues.

1 comment:

MikeAdamson said...

I agree 100%. The tricky part will be accepting causes and effects as real agents and events. The growing lack of shared reality among societal and political players points away from rational analysis and towards a "might is right" outlook. It's a fascinating time to be alive.