I still cannot understand why NR obsesses with throwing all of the Alt-Right babies out with the tiny fringe of anti-Semitic bathwater. Had you been prepared to accept and deal with some of the facts of the behavioral differences between white, Asian, Hispanic, and black Americans, and convinced America's 'establishment right pols to fight that cultural fight, none of this would have been necessary.
There are awful people who are a small but vocal part of the Alt-right. OK. Got it. There really is no need to tell me 10,000 more times. But that label doesn't apply to me. You say the alt-right dreams of camps and ovens. It's not my experience, (and I know someone like Bob Weissberg would certainly disagree). But if it will get you to finally move on I'll happily concede that some of their supporters do.
But if the Alt-right is so homogeneously awful, why don't you guys try looking at the same evidence that the Alt-right does and giving someone like me a better solution? I'm open to it - I really am. But it has to be made up of something other than a tacit endorsement of the view of the left, with a finger pointed in a different direction.
Embracing identity politics won't work? OK... great. You convinced me. But ignoring it won't work either, and the left has already chosen it's battlefield. Every time you call someone like me a 'racist' or a 'misogynist' you are endorsing the definitions of those words, given to us all by the left. So if you don't want to fight on my side, then at least get out of the way while I fight for yours.
I hate no man. I deserve none of your labels. But when I look at the intellectual leaders of the Alt-right I see the only people who are willing to admit that the leftist narrative with regard to race and sex is utterly false. You are all so desperate not to offend, that you won't call the advocates of those views the unmitigated liars that they are. You'd rather obsess with a tiny (and politically irrelevant) minority of people on the internet who are stupid enough to blame Jews for their problems. But no-one is coming for the Jews (and if they want to they'll have to get past me first). But people's lives are destroyed every day, right now, by totally unsubstantiated charges of racism and sexism.
I will not be convicted in advance of some sin I've never committed. I will never "confess my privilege" like a defendant in some cold war kangaroo court simply because of my skin color. I will not let all the hard work involved in my climb from the trailer park to an executive suite be invalidated by someone's feelings of resentment. And if you people aren't interested in being on my side in this argument (and by all accounts you still are not) I'll put up with whatever I have to in order to find someone who will. right now... that's the Alt-Right.
If you believe this stuff you write, then you believe that bad ideas will die on their own right? Well I don't find antisemitism persuasive at all so there you go. You've won. Congratulations. Can we now please talk about the places where the Alt-right has a perfectly valid (and incredibly obvious) point?
There is a cultural war going on. And you can't imagine how happy I would be if you little girls would finally grow a pair and participate in it. I'll leave the Alt-right in a heartbeat, as soon as I get the idea that there is someone else on my side.
Tom From RFNJ