Your Blogmeister’s Desk
Me, May 22, after I presented my proposed definition of alt-right for the first time in this space:
Meaning it’s an umbrella term that covers a lot of people, groups and ways of thinking; the umbrella is big enough such that not everyone underneath it agree with each other on everything. For instance, RooshV is Alt-Right, (gender and sex issues), Jared Taylor is Alt-Right, (race issues), under this definition, but this has not precluded the former from taking swipes at the latter.
I wrote as a comment there:
My proposed def of alt-right isn’t me wishing with my heart, it’s me observing and thinking and concluding with my brain. IOW, I didn’t include any racialist-exclusive implications in my def NOT because I want it that way, but because that is the way the alt-right is currently constituted and presenting itself. If a movement can comfortably fit Anglin, Moldbug, Roosh and Jared Taylor into it, as the alt-right does, then you have to conclude that explicit white racialism or explicit anti-Semitism isn’t a distinguishing characteristic and neither one is a sine qua non entry barrier.
The fact that there’s no race-based entry barrier into the alt-right is the source of a lot of contention, and is why a lot of people who are alt-right, to the extent that they fit the definition of it, don’t like the term at all. And that’s not even counting those of us who are strongly if not extremely opposed to, and paranoid about the J tribe. That crowd doesn’t like the term alt-right all precisely because the net is cast too wide, or if they like it, they think that it should only apply exclusively to them.
The mistake that most people are making when trying to grab a hold of the alt-right Jello is that they think alt-right means anything to the right of lamestream conservatives. If that was the case, then the alt-right would be one big confusing mess full of people that really dislike each other. However, even with my “chiefly” and “anti-egalitarian” and “uncomfortable” delimiters in my proposed definition, that still leaves a motley enough crew, where beefs and feuds and even outright contempt are very possible.
And we already have our first example of such in the era of the alt-right being the hottest thing on Earth: This wildly blown out of proportion feud between WNs and Common Filth.