Is the alt-right just white supremacy rebranded? | The Tylt
Is the alt-right just white supremacy rebranded?
Writer Timothy Beck Werth says the media and the public need to stop letting white supremacists whitewash their real aims with an innocuous-sounding name. This movement isn't "alternative medicine" or "alternative rock," it's fascism and it's getting people killed.
With a name like the Alt Right, [they] can tell themselves the movement isn’t really racist. A name like the Alt Klan [is] a reminder that white supremacy is a feature, not a bug, of the Alt Right, and that the movement was borne out of and is inseparable from white supremacy.
James Delingpole says while white supremacy is part of the alt-right, the movement is really based in backlash to conservatives caving to liberal interests.
For years, from America to Europe to Australia, on a whole range of social issues from the environment to gay marriage to multiculturalism, diversity and gender, mainstream conservatism has far too eagerly conceded territory to the progressive opposition.
Some say it's a mistake to paint all members of the alt-right with the white supremacy brush.