Pepe memes, Breitbart, Milo Yiannopoulos, Steve Bannon: all strange, and yet central to what we now know as the alt-right.
Now, if Pepe memes don’t clear up what the shite the alt-right is, then maybe I can sum it up for you: the alt-right is nothing more than a vehicle for the worst dregs of society: white supremacists, mysoginists and anti-Semites. But, is it an ideology? This is a question that doesn’t half rattle my cage. It’s not conservatism, but it’s certainly not liberalism. It seems to be a patchwork of the ideas of young white men who crave attention.
Why do I think this? There’s a sanctimonious portion of the left that have so belligerently pushed for safe spaces, trigger warnings and the acceptance of an infinite amount of genders, attempting to tell people what they can and can’t do, and can and can’t say. The reaction to this – on an extreme level – is the alt-right. Essentially, a bunch of vitriolic, self-indulgent white boys have turned to the likes of Milo Yiannopoulos and latterly Donald Trump in an attempt to say a big “fuck you” to political correctness and the establishment.
The reason the alt-right is so dangerous is that it’s fuelled by white boys. Historically, white boys have never had an issue with getting their voice heard have they? This is the danger; the danger of people who have never experienced any level of systematic oppression claiming that they are being oppressed by the status quo.
Unfortunately, it is becoming harder and harder to ignore them. It’s almost as if they’ve formed their own society; a society in which it’s completely acceptable to have a President who not only thinks that its funny to grab women “by the pussy”, but is also endorsed by the KKK. We can only wonder what’s next.