From Rabbit’s site. Rabbit is upset because the Alt Left, which he helped found while creating the first Alt Left website, seems to have been taken over by entryists who are engaging in a hostile takeover of the movement and wringing out of it much of what Rabbit and even I for that matter had envisioned. Rabbit of course is into staunch White advocacy and is in fact a White nationalist. So the original Alt Left in Rabbit’s wing really was “the left wing of the Alt Right,” which is a motto I came up with which Rabbit has adopted. You’re welcome, Rabbit. Rabbit actually is the left wing of the Alt Right. He’s never fit in over there and never will because, well, he’s not very rightwing!
I’ve always said that the worst part of the Alt Right is that word in there that says “right.” See it? See that word? Well, that’s one of the most serious problems with the Alt Right right there. And if you want to know why Rabbit split off into an Alt Left or why I did the same, there’s your answer right there. Neither Rabbit nor especially I is rightwing on much of anything. Rabbit is apparently rightwing on race, but he’s not very rightwing on much of anything else. The Alt Right is a rightwing movement. They’re conservatives. Or reactionaries. Or fascists. And for those of us on the Left, no matter that we were on the fringes of the Alt Right for various reasons, that was the real dealkiller right there. The rightwing part. Because we’re just not very rightwing.
Even where we sympathize with the Alt Right, I feel that they go too far. Needless to say, they go too far on race. I am not down with White nationalism. They go way too far on Jews. I am not willing to deport all non-Whites and Jews from this country, much less kill the Jews as quite a few Alt Rightists actually want to do. These guys are literal actual Nazis. As a man of the Left, I am never going to get into bed with any Nazis, Strasserites or otherwise. Just forget it.
On men’s rights and anti-feminism, once again they take it way too far. Most MRA’s are complete idiots, basically the mirror image of the insane feminists that they hate so much. Rabbit and I are completely down with equity feminism as one of the great liberation movements of the 1960’s. The feminist-haters are lunatics who hate all feminism, even the drive for equal rights, want to take the vote away from women and even forbid women from working and make them stay at home and bake muffins and change diapers instead. That’s so reactionary I can’t put it into words.
Yes gender feminism sucks, but so does this insane reactionary anti-feminism. The MRA’s have some excellent issues, but they are mostly screeching nutcases raising havoc about imaginary issues just like…um…Western feminists? The misogyny in the MRA movement is disgusting to me. It’s as bad as the man-hating bitches in Gender Feminism. The Alt Right wants to bring back the nuclear Leave it to Beaver family and both Rabbit and I think that is stupid. “Let’s all go back and live in the 1950’s!” Come on.
Much as I hate the Cultural Left, I am one of its children.
Many of my friends never had children. My girlfriends have had lesbian sex with other women, even to the point of lesbian affairs, and have screwed 50-75 men including a number of 3-ways. Most of my girlfriends and friends have taken drugs and have been a part of the Drug Culture for a long time. We’re not against the existence of real biological gay people. Many of my friends have lived with the opposite sex out of wedlock and had abortions. Some have been single for many years. One male friend worked in the porn industry for a while. A female friend works as a stripper at times. We love rock and roll and rock and roll culture. I love the Counterculture, the Beats, the Hippies, the punks, the goths, and I don’t even mind hipsters, though that was a bit after my time.
The Alt Right hates all of those things.
The Alt Right hates modern art of all kinds and wants to go back to classical art. Rabbit and I are big fans of most all modern art genres. Rabbit in particular is into modern architecture, including space futurism and neon. We love modern movies made by (((you know who))), which the Alt Right hates and thinks is cultural degeneracy.
And Rabbit and I are both very turned off by the anti-Left and anti-socialist nature of the Alt Right since both of us are economic Leftists. In short, there’s not much space for him over there, and there’s even less for me. Hence the Alt Left.
I don’t really mind all of these entryists, but I can see how Rabbit thinks it is a hostile takeover. That’s because…well…it is a hostile takeover. The entryists have taken the movement and deracinated it so to speak. Deracinated it even to the point of not even wanting to talk about such things, as in my case.
Some entryist, “Lord Keynes,” who seems weirdly obsessed with Post-Keynesian economics, made a post on his blog called “Proposal for an Alt Left Political Program.” In it he makes the claim that my wing “doesn’t even belong in the Alt Left.”
Group (1) doesn’t even belong on the Alt Left at all in my view: these people belong on the Alt Right. The only exception I would make is Robert Lindsay, who seems to have some pretty controversial opinions and is extremely hostile to Cultural Leftism but at least doesn’t seem motivated by Alt Right racial hatred or White Supremacism.
This is of course bizarre, considering I was here long before him and am one of the pioneers of the AltLeft. In fact I wrote my manifesto about a year ago, so if he read it and it didn’t suit him, he is free to make up a new name for whatever *new* movement he wants to be a part of.
I’ve got news for you, I’m not going anywhere. I own AltLeft.com so to the extent anyone uses and popularizes the term, they will inevitably be driving traffic to my site where it will forever be associated with my views he finds so offensive…muahahahahah!
Second, the nerve of this entryist to basically say, “well I guess Robert Lindsay should still be a part of it.” Hello dude, Robert Lindsay is one of the originals, and yeah he has “some pretty controversial opinions.” The AltLeft has always been about race realism and things like gender realism. That’s the whole fucking point. It was for people who had a lot of left wing views but who held opinions considered too taboo or “problematic” for the mainstream.
If you use the term “controversial opinions” unironically, you aren’t AltLeft or AltRight or alt anything as far as I’m concerned. You’re right in there with the dominant ethos of the PC left. There’s nothing alternative about you, and you’re just looking to latch onto something with some new energy for your esoteric pet economic project. Robert Lindsay has been involved in left race realism for a long time. Heck, I even remember reading Lindsay’s blog like 8 years ago when it was one of the only blogs that honestly dealt with the subject of race.
It’s true that I use the tag line “the left wing of the alt right.” I do this for a number of simple reasons:
1. Lindsay frequently used it to describe himself, and I thought it was catchy. I needed a new tagline for my site. It used to say “the other red pill,” but I’ll confess something…I have always hated the movie The Matrix. I never liked it and thought the film was terrible when it came out. I don’t like much of any Sci-Fi from after the 1970’s. I think it’s basically all garbage (with a few exceptions from the 80’s and early 90’s.) So basically I’ve never been much into the pill analogy and find it cringy but have occasionally used it anyway.
2. It doesn’t matter how many issues one is left wing on (I’m socially liberal, anti-traditionalist and practically a “space communist,”) if you engage in any kind of pro-White advocacy, race realism, or gender realism…then when you have any kind of debate, people will automatically say “Dude you’re not left wing, you’re Far Right.” So by calling it the “left wing of the alt-right” there’s at least a chance I can debate them without having to hear that obligatory tedious remark. Even people like Amazing Atheist (who is basically an egalitarian free speech activist) get called racist, Neo-Nazi, far right and so forth all the time.
3. I can’t really ever be anything but a fringe outside figure in the AltRight because I’m too socially liberal for them. They have their own orthodoxy, which is clear to me whenever I visit the comment sections or forums at many of their sites. I’m not religious and don’t have any similar cultural or personal interests (I can probably count on one hand the number of right wingers I’ve known that had a positive opinion of mid-century modern architecture, minimalist art, or lo-fi music.) I don’t like any of the things they like. The only thing I have in common with them is that I’m racist and don’t care, but on that *one* issue I’m willing to ally with them all the way. Also, even though I’ve tried to get away from the AltRight, some of the respected figures still claim me as their own and haven’t disavowed me.
The AltLeft at least on this site will continue to occupy the niche for people who are pro-White but don’t fit in with the prudes, Christian neoconfederates, GOP+, and are too culturally and socially liberal to feel completely at home at places like the Daily Stormer and VNN. I don’t really have any hate for those other groups but definitely some ideological differences. Yet at this point they are the only ones bothering to fight for the interests of white people. Almost everyone else is useless and just talks about PC double standards and complains about free speech being restricted. At least the people at The Right Stuff recognize we’ll have to actually be confrontational toward people that hate us, and sometimes that means getting nasty and being assholes. Simply asking for mercy and understanding isn’t going to work.
So like I said, I’m not going anywhere. If it bothers you that I’m associated with the Alternative Left, then you can find a new label to associate yourself with. Look up at the title of this site and the URL. That is the brand you are helping to build. So thank you for that.