Colin’s excellent essay hit the nail on the head. Here’s some more random follow up.
(((Daily Stormer))) has created a fake “History” of the alt-right that follows the script:
Who does he credit as the originator of the “alt right?” 4Chan. Not the people who actually started the political movement that is an alternative to the establishment conservative movement. Anglin is forced to include people like Richard Spencer (the actual founder of the alt-right) but only to dismiss him as being insufficiently anti-homo.
Notice who they leave out completely? Perhaps the most effective and important online pro-white propaganda of the last decade: Bob Whitaker and the BUGsters/Mantra people.
What does Anglin list as the first tenant on the alt right? Preservation of the white race? No, of course not. “Anti-Jew.” Anglin’s “anlt right” isn’t a pro-white movement, it’s a “neo-Nazi” “anti-Jew” movement.
That is of course the point. The point is to keep Jews and Jewish interests front and center.
And for all the pose as anti-homoism, just notice the outright homoeroticism. There’s a Frog meme literally showing Andrew Anglin, in his tight t-shirt and 1970s Village People sunglasses, as a “reason to live.”
Notice also the cult like figure they make out Anglin to be. Kevin MacDonald describes this as the “guru effect” and it’s a very Jewish thing. Jews have tended to forms cults around charismatic rabbis, and secular versions of Judaism do the same around secular rabbis like Freud and Noam Chomsky. Anglin is a secular rabbi, the Troll King.
Of course it’s all tongue in cheek. Of course it’s “humor.” Of course it’s “satire.” But that is the point. They want to hijack the “alternative right” label, stamp a Hitler Moustache on it, and turn it into a joke. That’s why they are so active right now, after the Clinton speech, to intercept the traffic.
This has been at least a year in the making as well. When the “alt right” first started to get mainstream media coverage last year, the media interviewed people like Ram Z Paul and the first thing they did was try to get him to talk about the (((Daily Stormer))).
The GOP wants to put Jewish gay Milo and the neo-conservative Breitbart.com as the “face” of the alt-right, in order to turn the “alt right” into Tea Party II and vote for Republicans.
The Democrats, Clinton, the ADL and the SPLC, want to turn the “alt right” into “anti-seemites” “neo-Nazis,” and Holocaust jokes.
So the normies who hear about the “alt right” have two choices:
Basic bitch “anti-jihad” “anti-BLM” “liberals are the real racists” “we’re not racists we’re just against Muslim because they are anti-semitic and anti-LGBT” Milo and Breitbart.
Or, Hitler moustaches, internet trolling, Holocaust jokes, 4chan humor, and homoerotic gurus like Anglin.
This is nothing new, this sort of thing is Black Propaganda 101. Of course, 99% of the (((Daily Stormer))) fans are just internet trolls, teenage boys with after school time and weekends. Anglin himself is likely not particularly different than Heimbach – an easily manipulated narcissist who likes attention and is willing to do whatever it takes to get some.
But as we see with Joshua Goldberg and the Rita Katz/SITE Intel group, these sorts of things are very useful for (((them.)))
Gregory Hood once suggested that the “4chan” kids were natural allies, maybe just let them grow up a bit. The nRX types though the “Gamergaters” were natural allies, they just needed to be educated.
Both were wrong. There is no “there” there. Both Gamergate and (((Daily Stormer) are internet chimeras, artificial communities – astro-turf.
As Greg Johnson said, whatever the deal is – they aren’t going away. So really the only thing you can do is distance yourself from them and/or ignore them. When the Washington Post calls you up to do a story on the “alt right” and they ask you, “do you think Heimbach/Anglin represents the future of the Alt Right” the only response you can give is, “who? You mean those internet trolls? I don’t know anything about that.”
Don’t believe the hype.