"The alt-right is nothing more than a category of memes, consumed seriously by a few neckbeards in basements and enjoyed ironically by a few others.
The alt-right is not an organized ideology, or movement. It is a label, slapped on to anyone with racist or nationalistic tendencies, only to advance a certain “progressive” political agenda which only flourishes if it has those tendencies to combat.
Racism does still exist. But we cannot say that it exists politically, or meaningfully in any sense other than the rantings of rednecks; hardly politically powerful.
Trump did not win because of racism. There was very little that was actually racist about his program, all of the perceived racism as projected by others who were being little over-dramatic. No, he won because he seemed to offer solid economic solutions to a country which has not sufficiently recovered. The “recovery” we have had has not really been much of a recovery in most respects, but rather a normalization: we’ve just become accustomed."
The Alt Right is Nothing.
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