via Occam's Razor
and felt the need to attack the alt-right. Almost immediately
afterwards, Jonah Goldberg and many others began attacking the alt-right
on Twitter. In short, the establishment now feels threatened by the
Interestingly, for a while, there has been a short memo about the
alt-right floating about among “Conservatism Inc” warning people of the
alt-right. I’ve read parts of this memo and surprisingly its
description of the alt-right is not inaccurate, just too succinct. Here
I’ll give a more detailed explanation of the alt-right.
The alt-right was first coined by Richard Spencer,
as an intellectual alternative to the dry “Conservatism Inc” that then
passed for right-wing thought. Since then, the term has really taken on
a life all its own. As others have noted, the alt-right really isn’t a
political movement per se but rather a zeitgeist. The big-tent
alt-right includes identitarians and archeofuturists, race realists and HBD bloggers, European New Right (ENR), shitlords, neo-reaction (NRx) and reaction (Rx), trad Christians, neo-pagans, white nationalists, PUAs,
etc. (Note, these groups are not mutually exclusive. For example, an
alt-righter might consider himself an identitarian and race realist.)
One thing commenters have correctly noted is how young the alt-right
is. While there is no objective way to determine the average age of the
alt-right, I would place it in the early 20s. (Compare this with the
average age of a National Review reader, which is about 65.)
And this youth movement is different from, say, the “College
Republicans” of the 1980s. These young alt-righters did not grow up
reading National Review (a good thing). They grew up with /pol/, Reddit, Twitter and other social media, and were later introduced to sites like Radix Journal, AmRen, VDare, Occidental Observer, Heartiste, MPC, and The Right Stuff.
How large is the alt right? Really impossible to tell, but some
estimates have placed it around 4 million people (mostly in the USA and
Europe) and growing rapidly.
While the alt-right is a large tent that disagrees on some issues,
one issue that really unites the alt-right is immigration. The
alt-right is fed up with Third World immigration into the West and wish
to see most of these immigrants / migrants / refugees / invaders
repatriated back to their ancestral lands.
The alt-righters usually are not free-market ideologues. They
believe the health of the nation should supersede free-market globalism,
which often leads to a deracinated cosmpolitanism. It’s why many on
the alt-right are skeptical of free trade.
Philosophically, the alt-right might be called a rejection of
universalism, itself a left-wing idea and product of the Enlightenment.
Nonetheless, the alt-right does not reject all Enlightenment ideas,
especially science. (And those trads who say they do are probably
liars.) The alt-right might be thought of as archeofuturist which
attempts to combine ancient relativistic and manly virtues with the
findings of modern science, including those in human biodiversity.
Michael Brendan Dougherty recently called the alt-right “race obsessed”. A better phrase might be: race realists. Most alt-righters actually take Darwinism seriously. (If you are at a loss of what “taking Darwinism seriously” means, you might want to read this book.) Young alt-righters are comfortable with modern science which shows that human biodiversity
is a facet of life. The fact that so many today in Conservatism Inc.
want either to ignore or deny human biodiversity, shows how untethered
from reality modern conservatism has become. It is living in a
politically correct fantasy land.
Someone recently emailed a list of “popular college majors” of
alt-right people. I have no idea how someone could determine this, but
here’s the list: computer programming, mathematics, genetics,
evolutionary psychology, evolutionary biology, economics, classical
languages, Germanic studies (think Tolkien & Wagner), and
The younger alt-right is quite technologically savvy and has made many hashtags go viral: #Cuckservative, #WhiteGenocide, #MerkelMussWeg, #NRORevolt, #ISaluteWhitePeople, #WhiteGirlsAreMagic, #BoycottStarWarsVII, etc.
The most successful alt-right meme to infect the general public by far is the cuckservative meme (roundup here), which I’m happy to say I played a part in. Other memes created by the alt-right: ((( ))), the current year, dindus, etc.
Some critics have asserted that the alt-right is anti-Christian.
This is not true. What the alt-right is against is mainstream
Christianity today where you have “Christian leaders” supporting the
Third World immigration invasion of the West and telling white people
that they should adopt non-whites instead of procreating and white
babies. Much of modern Western Christianity has become suicidal and the
alt-right is correct to mock and criticize it. But in terms of
religion, the alt-right is quite diverse. Some are atheists and
agnostics. Some are neo-pagans. And many subscribe to an “uncucked form of Christianity” that is not antagonistic toward Western Civilization.
Trump. Many mainstream journalists seem obsessed with the fact that
many in the alt-right support Donald Trump. Yes, many (but not all)
do. Nonetheless, the alt-right would still exist without Trump. And
many in the alt-right are not even American and are more interested in
leaders like Orbán, Le Pen or Putin.
Many journalists have labelled the alt-right anti-semitic, which is
more a smear than an actual description. There is actually diversity
among the alt-right on the “Jewish question” (JQ). Some like Jared
Taylor do not discuss it. Others like Kevin MacDonald do.
There is little dispute that Jews have disproportionally been involved
in starting left-wing movements of the last 150 years: Marxism,
Cultural Marxism, Freudianism, Boasian Anthropology, etc. Also, many
Jews support Israel building a wall, deporting Africans and refusing
Syrians while simultaneously supporting mass immigration for the West.
Most in the alt-right would probably agree that a free and open society
should not have a problem discussing this. Some younger Jews
sympathetic to the alt-right I’ve talked to see more comfortable with
these ideas being discussed, so there might be a generational divide on
Whatever happens, one thing is clear: The alt-right does not seem to
be going anywhere. In fact, it seems to be growing very rapidly.