Alt-Right and the Conservative Populist Movement today.
“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”
― G.K. Chesterton
The goal of this essay is to introduce you to the Alt-Right and the Conservative Populist Movement that is behind Trump's victory, and in particular, I am going to introduce you to one of their most prominent, (well, certainly their most flamboyant) spokesman -- Milo Yiannopoulos:
...and I am going to introduce you to sundance's blog -- the premier conservative blog today (ie: their Markos/DailyKos):
After being betrayed by Comey and Obama and Bernie, I resigned myself to learn about Trump and the conservative populist movement behind him. I put aside my preconceived notions and with a Buddhist "child's mind" / "empty cup" ... I listened. This essay is the result of the learning journey I have taken over the past 4 months.
I am including four or five videos of Milo. If you want to know why Trump won. You should watch Milo and you should read CTH. You will learn something about the conservative populist movement and you will probably also learn something about the neo-liberal movement that has infected DailyKos (infected probably from its inception). I have found that Milo understands us Berners better then we understand our own selves, and I have found CTH to be refreshingly warm, friendly, respectful and honest. It has been a rather cathartic experience for me.
The enemy of our enemy is, I believe, our friend.
Milo is rather amusing and extremely entertaining, and very intelligent and very well informed. He is irreverent and mischievous. He is a gay jew from England, as will be abundantly clear, who is a writer for Breitbart and an ardent Trump supporter, whom he affectionately calls "Daddy." Milo has been touring college campuses speaking to young conservatives for several years: THE DANGEROUS FAGGOT TOUR.
Milo rather embodies the heart and soul of the irreverent alt-right culture. So, if you want to know them first-hand. Watch these videos.
Milo is one of the two writers who wrote the following excerpt and linked article about the Alt-Right. You should read the entire article because it is rather informative, but this excerpt will give you a good introduction -- the first 3 paragraphs:
An Establishment Conservative’s Guide To The Alt-Right
by ALLUM BOKHARI & MILO YIANNOPOULOS
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.
Previously an obscure subculture, the alt-right burst onto the national political scene in 2015. Although initially small in number, the alt-right has a youthful energy and jarring, taboo-defying rhetoric that have boosted its membership and made it impossible to ignore.
- Milo Yiannopoulos: What The ‘Alt-Right’ Is Really About
(Full Interview) | Power Lunch | CNBC
Liberalism requires having an open mind and open ear. After spending the last 4 months listening to dozens of Trump's speeches and reading Breitbart News daily, and reading the premier conservative blog --- The Conservative Treehouse --- daily, and listening to a number of Alex Jones' InfoWars videos (Yes, Alex Jones/InfoWars --- please, no gaslighting) I have found that they have much more in common with our liberal ideals than DailyKos does, or maybe EVER did. For starters, they are an honest respectful fact-based community. They are NOT prejudiced. DailyKos is prejudiced. Neo-Liberals are prejudiced.
Conservative Populist are not prejudiced. They are not abusive. They are, however, irreverent, do not confuse the two.
If you wish to know what the Alt-Right Conservative Populist Movement is about, then stop demonizing them, stop smearing them, stop slandering them. Stop passing superficial uninformed judgment and take the time to listen. Yes, they will poke fun, at times, because they are irreverent and like to push buttons to see what you are about. They are human. Take the time to engage with their intelligentsia in a respectful discussion, interact with them, ask them questions, present your ideas and your concerns and your fears, and be prepared to back up your ideas with facts and references.
This is where you will find their intelligentsia:
The Conservative Treehouse
It is NOT 4chan. Nothing like 4chan. Swearing is not allowed. It is moderated. Treat them with respect and they will treat you with respect. It is a very well read blog, and they DO have the ear of the POTUS-ELECT, Mr. Trump. So, if you want your ideas heard by the next Administration, you would do well to put your anger and bitterness and ego and self-righteous attitude aside and communicate. They are a very informed and well spoken group. They are NOTHING like DailyKos today. DailyKos is prejudiced and hypocritical and hateful and abusive and disrespectful and close-minded, as are virtually every Hillary supporter I have interacted with during this entire election season --- this Neo-Liberal community --- the Faux-Liberal. DailyKos has made "gaslighting" a norm and acceptable. It is not. Gaslighting is abuse. Please do not gaslight here. Please do not gaslight ANYWHERE. Conspiracy theory is only theory until it is proven, and then it is Conspiracy FACT. And as we saw from WikiLeaks, there was a conspiracy.
Here is another (longer) video of Milo:
- MILO Receives Annie Taylor Award For Courage at David Horowitz Restoration Weekend
And if you want to understand the Alt-RIght's sensibility, do take the time to watch this video too:
- BBC Tries to Ambush Milo...With Exactly The Result You'd Expect
And if you really want to take the time to patiently listen to Milo's perspective on Conservatism and Liberalism, I strongly recommend y
- Milo Yiannopoulos and Dave Rubin Talk Donald Trump, Censorship, and Free Speech (Full Interview)
“I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.”
― Harry Truman