The Alternative Right (2010- ), better known as the alt-right for short, is the term coined by Richard Spencer for White nationalists who spread their ideas online. They are mostly in the US, in that space between the Republican Party and the Klan.
Examples: people like Richard Spencer, Jared Taylor and Steve Sailer, countless Internet trolls, and blogs like Alternative Right (the namesake), American Renaissance, Occidental Observer, Radix, The Right Stuff and VDare.
Gateway drug: Some count Breitbart News as alt-right. Stephen Bannon, the head of Breitbart News, now on leave to head Donald Trump’s campaign for president, calls it “the platform for the alt-right”. The Alternative Right blog, though, says Breitbart is more libertarian than anything. Richard Spencer said Breitbart is a “gateway” to alt-right writers and ideas.
Milo Yiannopoulos, now banned for life from Twitter for the racist attacks on Leslie Jones, is sometimes counted as alt-right. The Alternative Right blog says he is just an “individualist degenerate”.
Donald Trump shares many of its ideas – as do David Duke, Pat Buchanan, Madison Grant, Adolf Hitler and Samuel “Clash of Civilizations” Huntington.
Worldview: as the Alternative Right blog puts it:
“Equality is bullshit. Hierarchy is essential. The races are different. The sexes are different. Morality matters and degeneracy is real. All cultures are not equal and we are not obligated to think they are. Man is a fallen creature and there is more to life than hollow materialism. Finally, the white race matters, and civilisation is precious. This is the Alt-Right.”
They are straight-up racist and anti-feminist. The alt-right is home to race realism, the pseudoscientific racism of Human BioDiversity (HBD) and the sexism of the Manosphere.
Some, but not all, are anti-Semitic. Whether Jews control the world is a matter of debate.
Islamophobia seems to be a given. Homophobia is also common.
The alt-right sees itself as defenders of Western civilization and European peoples. White Americans, unlike, say, Romans or Russians, have no identity, no country of their own. Black Americans and even Jews in the US are allowed to be proud of who they are and stick up for their rights – but not White Americans. That would be – dun, dun, duuun! – politically incorrect.
The Republican Party, aka “cuckservatives”, have lost Hollywood, the press, the universities and therefore the battle of ideas. It is now cowed by political correctness, making it afraid to stand up for White people.
It gets worse: the Republicans, like the Democrats, have sold out to globalism, which is destroying America As We Knew It through open borders and immigration. The alt-right fears White genocide. It sees the world through an ethno-nationalist/globalist dichotomy, not so much a left/right one.
The Occidental Observer:
“An immigrant from India may be very competent but is unlikely to identify with the people and culture who created the US. We have to consciously and explicitly stand for the proposition that this is and should remain a European civilization. These institutions cannot survive Whites becoming a minority….”
– Abagond, 2016.
- core alt-right websites:
- also alt-right:
- similar to the alt-right:
- The left and the right
- Trump voters
- White Evangelical Protestants
- The three pillars of American White Supremacy