We in the Alt Right should pat ourselves on the back for giving the reading public a more meaningful vocabulary with which to describe what looks more and more like the dystopia around them. Our political problems are much better understood through the prism of race and ethnicity than “liberal” and “conservative” labels. That old dichotomy has become irrelevant, yet many still cling to it.
To be clear, I find liberals to be exasperating in their political views, and generally avoid extended conversation with them. But not a few of them are likely driven by pathological altruism, which, however mischievous in its effects, springs from a good instinct. So I’m not ready to dehumanize them to the extent that we see in mainstream conservative media.
Whenever we see some type of Black Lives Matter outrage of violence against a hapless White, the reaction from your average conservative is something like, “Well, there go liberals, they’re the ones who are really violent.” Let’s call it Democrats are the real criminals, an aberration of “Democrats are the real racists.” Can it be that they really miss the most obvious quality of the attacker? They don’t really imagine that a Starbucks-swigging upper middle-class White liberal is “the real criminal.”
Steven Crowder, who apparently claimed leadership of the Alt Right (much to the amusement of The Daily Stormer [here and here]) steps in as the perfect foil to my argument. In an article from April, 2015, after heaping praise on the peaceful protests of Martin Luther King Jr. and lauding the role of violence in defeating the Nazis and freeing of slaves, Mr. Crowder proceeds to make this rather obtuse observation:
Liberals can’t seem to wrap their heads around this concept. It seems every time liberals set out to protest, we end up with destruction. Violence is the rule for leftists, not the exception.
He then goes on to give examples of “liberal” protests gone bad, such as in Detroit, Baltimore and Ferguson; but he also throws in Woodstock and Occupy Wall Street for good measure, as though those temper-tantrums were equivalent to the utter savagery of inner-city riots. But as for noticing the obvious about political violence in America — that it’s really about race, he just can’t go there. Read more