But just out of curiosity that redefines morbid, how is the Alt Right ” still too reactionary and too stereotypically “right wing””?
I have been to many Alt Right websites and listened to many Alt Right podcasts, and I keep thinking, wow this is sure not me!” Most of them are voting for Trump, say “the Left is the enemy,” and urge people to support the Republican Party. The Hell with that.
Many of them are out and out racists and take the race thing far further than I would. Many are White nationalists, and I do not support White nationalism. Quite a few are out and out Nazis. You would be surprised how many of them support fascism. There is a large Libertarian contingent. Many are frighteningly sexist and take the gender thing way too far. Quite a few are very anti-Semitic and take the Jew thing way too far. There is a whole “trad” or traditional component who want to bring back conservative morality. Not for me! Many are Holocaust Deniers. Sorry!
Some of the main pillars of the Alt Right are anti-Semitism, rejection of egalitarianism, Social Darwinism, Nietzscheanism, support for strength, authority and Donald Trump. No! They are generally considered to be neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, out and out racists and White Supremacists. No!
I do not speak for everyone on the Alternative Left and some White nationalists and overt racists seem to be gathering under the budding Alt Left tent. But personally my own version of the Alt Left would oppose fascism, overt racism and even White nationalism. Really to me the Alt Left are just people who are basically still liberals and progressives in their hearts and basic philosophies but also happen to be racially and sexually aware.
Many of us came out of the Liberation Movements of the 1960’s, but we now feel that many of these movements, especially Civil Rights, Gay Rights, Black Pride, Brown Pride, Women’s Liberation and Gay Liberation, have simply gone much too far. Sure the crazies were present in many of these movements from the very start, but the basic egalitarian impulses of these movements were not bad, and many Alt Left people support the basic equity based notions that these movements were founded on.
Alt Left people are simply liberals and Leftists who feel that the liberal/Left has gone way too far especially on cultural issues, while nevertheless being generally repulsed by social conservatism. I suppose we might be more analogous to Reform Conservatism in that regard, except that we are not Centrists, and most of us are still very much on the Left.
A Centrist is someone who thinks “the Democratic Party is too far left and the Republican Party is too far right.” Alt Leftists do not agree with that at all! In quite a few ways, we actually think the Democratic Party is not leftwing enough, and most Democrats nowadays are just Republicans. However, we may indeed be Centrists on cultural issues at this point, but that is a very sad statement right there. I am not even sure what a Cultural Centrist even is. But Alt Leftists reject both social conservatism and the Cultural Left.