Your Blogmeister’s Desk
In advance of what will be a media feeding frenzy and vastly increased internet traffic tomorrow at and about the alt-right proceeding HRC’s Reno, Nevada speech denouncing it, I want to make a post that I know will probably get a lot of curious look-sees, and one that I know is repetitive.
Once again, here is my proposed definition of alt-right:
The alt-right is the space of the political right consisting of people whose rightist politics are chiefly motivated by some form of anti-egalitarianism, and at the same time are not comfortable with associating with the incumbent categories of modern rightist politics.
I think the key word is chiefly. Lots of people and groups have anti-egalitarian proclivities and sympathies, but that does not mean that that is the defining and central locus of their politics, and therefore, they’re not alt-right. However, I think that is one mistake that’s going to be made very often starting tomorrow, throwing the net out there far too widely. You can read my other observations in my previous linked posts.