The alt right, like all fanatical movements operates off of repeating lies, half truths and at times downright doublethink over and over again until it seeps in to it’s followers minds and takes hold, only to be repeated ad nauseam on social media and the various toxic online communities they call home.
Nothing demonstrates this more than the practice of selective fear mongering and alt right hypocrisy regarding the alt right and islamic terrorism. Take for example what happens when an unarmed black man is shot dead by the police. The first thing we see occur is hordes of alt righters clamoring to (if they can get away with it) blame the victim. They will say he “acted aggressively”, or “he was on drugs” or that “he had a criminal record” or any number of things they can say to imply that the officer was justified.
When they cannot spin it this way, they take a different approach. In the case of Walter Scott , a man who was posing zero threat to the officer who gunned him down as he ran away, his back turned to the officers pistol, even alt right zealots cannot place blame on Scott. The video evidence is a clearly an unjustified initiation of lethal force. It was murder, plain and simple. When this happens the alt right switches it’s argumentation to “it’s not that big of a problem in the grand scheme of things” mode.
They make the argument that more whites are killed than blacks in officer related shootings, or they pipe up and claim that blacks commit more crime and thus the implication is that on some level, it is justified that blacks are shot and killed in these situations. Blacks through their behavior you see, are committing a mass act of suicide by cop, they can’t help it according to alt right bigots. But most importantly, they make the claim that so little of these shootings occur that the reaction from the black community is overblown.
Juxtapose this reaction with the alt rights reaction to islamic terror and their hypocrisy becomes readily apparent. Let us focus on American statistics and compare a few numbers.
Now, all of these deaths, from all of these factors are concerning, but if we apply the filter of alt right brain drain and zealotry to these statistics we would conclude that the statistic which has killed the least amount of people, that of terrorism, is by far the most pressing issue at hand.
Try using their own tactic against them and the mental gymnastics become even more clear. Suggest for example that the fear mongering and gnashing of the teeth, the sheer frenzy that alt righters and white nationalists whip themselves up into over islamic terror is, like they would suggest about cops killing unarmed black men, trivial in comparison to say, gun violence and you can expect to be treated to a cacophony of “muh freedom” “muh second amendment” and the classic “Duh libtards…they’re coming to take our guns!”.
Tell them that we should be worried more about general gun violence as opposed to islamic terror since, one kills far less Americans than the other, and you’ll be called a libtard, commie, or a “traitor cuck” that will get theirs on the “day of the rope”.
They will at this point protest that they are fighting gun violence. They will claim that all that needs to be done to combat gun violence in America is to get the violent subhuman blacks out of their good wholesome white christian ‘Merica. The problem is of course that most whites are killed by other whites according to fbi statistics.
Further, not only are most whites killed by other whites, but most white homicides consist of white men killing other white men… so much for the claim that criminal black and muslim hordes are waging a campaign of brutal femicide on their virginal white women. The reason for all of this is quite clear folks, the alt right is NOT interested in the truth, they are more than willing to lie, to spread their utopian agenda. This is why they wont call themselves Nazi’s but they will call themselves nationalists. this is why they give their organizations benign names such as the “American Renaissance” or the “National Policy institute”, The alt right is all about half truth, propaganda, and appearing benign while they advocate for some of the most vile and inevitably violent solutions to the problems we face.