Your Blogmeister’s Desk
Being an expert means never having to admit you’re wrong or that you’re sorry.
It also means you have official societal permission to fumble around with questions whose answers are so plainly obvious.
I’m sitting back in amusement watching and reading one expert after another after another after another try to define alt-right, and each attempt is either as wrong, oblivious or hilarious as the last.
One is Alt-Right if one’s rightist politics are chiefly motivated by some form of anti-egalitarianism, AND one is at least less than comfortable with identifying one’s self with the incumbent categories of rightist politics.
Which reads very closely to the Reddit alt-right section’s definition of itself:
The Alt-Right, unlike the dominant ideology of the 20th Century (Liberalism/Conservatism), examines the world through a lens of realism. Rather than continue to look at the world through the ideological blinders that Liberalism imposes in its dogmatic evangelism of the Equalitarian religion, we prefer to look & examine social relations & demographics from a perspective of what’s real. Thus, racial & sexual realism is a key component of the Alt-Right – perhaps the key component that ties the diverse factions within it together.
See, experts? That was easy.