“Donald Trump may be the best hope for president who would be good for white people. But can he win? The white percentage of the electorate drops every election. It was 74 percent in 2012 and likely to be 72 percent in 2016. Time is running out for white people, but a new set of circumstances in 2016 may give them a real chance, perhaps their last chance to elect a president who could actually help them, rather than hurt them.”
Jared Taylor, Founder American Renaissance Magazine July 2015
What is the Alt Right ?
by Jared Taylor, American Renaissance
A broad, dissident movement that rejects egalitarian orthodoxies that require us to believe that the sexes are equivalent, that race is meaningless, that all cultures and religions are equally valuable, and that any exotic orientation or identification is healthy. These things we deny. The Alt Right is skeptical of mass democracy. It opposes foreign aid and foreign intervention, especially for “nation building.”
Given the loose nature of the movement these are people who consider themselves Alt Right but who disagree on one or more of these points except one. The entire Alt Right is united in its contempt for the idea that race is a social construct. Race is a biological fact.
Editors Note: Since Donald Trump's election, much has been made of the Alt right and his association with it.
Despite an intense period of media scrutiny and high profile attacks from Democrats during the presidential campaign, the Alt right remains a relatively unknown political quantity. Having emerged from obscurity its public persona is one of rabid white supremacists and a shadowy collection of white storm troopers of the Neo-Nazi persuasion. ATO felt inquiring minds may be better served by reading the words of Alt right activists defining their movement.
Richard Spencer, Director of the National Policy Institute has largely been credited with coining the term "Alt right." But Elizabethtown College Professor Paul Gottfried first used the term in 2008.
Recalling the occasion, Gottfried said, "I was president of the Mencken Club, and in November 2008 gave an inaugural address, in which I called for an “Alternative Right” to combat the high degree of neoconservative control over the intellectual Right."
Since Gottfried's call to arms the "Alt right" movement has grown. Many suggest that its power now extends to the White House in the person of Steve Bannon, Special Advisor to the President and former Chairman of Breitbart News. The Alt right has also expanded its ranks--embracing a diverse array of political currents and actors.
ATO has selected a few comments from leading Alt right activists that will shed more light on what defines their emerging political movement.
White Nationalism, the Alt Right
and the Alt Light
by Greg Johnson, Counter-Currents Publishing
There is a lot of confusion about the relationship of White Nationalism, the Alt Right, and the so-called Alt Light.
The “Alt Right” is a vague category that encompasses different tendencies of thought united by their rejection of mainstream conservatism. White Nationalism is one such tendency, and the Alt Light is another.
The Alt Light is defined by civic nationalism as opposed to racial nationalism. Whereas White Nationalists believe that true nationhood is defined by race and ethnicity, civic nationalists believe that a nation can be multiracial and multicultural but unified on the basis of common laws and values. It is, in short, a version of the “proposition nation.”
A Normie's Guide to the Alt Right
by Andrew Anglin - Daily Stormer
Following condemnations by Hillary Clinton, everyone in the world is now trying to define exactly what the Alt-Right is. Most of them are getting it wrong.
The short story is that although the term could refer to a lot of different people saying a lot of different things, the people that it is being used to refer to by the media – Trump-supporting White racial advocates who engage in trolling an other activism on the internet – are the core of the movement, with any other groups and figures being peripheral.
The core concept of the movement, upon which all else is based, is that Whites are undergoing an extermination, via mass immigration into White countries which was enabled by a corrosive liberal ideology of White self-hatred, and that the Jews are at the center of this agenda
An Establishment Conservatives Guide to the Alt Right
by Milo Yiannopoulas and Allum Bokhari
A specter is haunting the dinner parties, fundraisers and think-tanks of the Establishment: the specter of the “alternative right.” Young, creative and eager to commit secular heresies, they have become public enemy number one to beltway conservatives — more hated, even, than Democrats or loopy progressives.
The alternative right, more commonly known as the alt-right, is an amorphous movement. Some — mostly Establishment types — insist it’s little more than a vehicle for the worst dregs of human society: anti-Semites, white supremacists, and other members of the Stormfront set. They’re wrong.
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