There’s bee a lot of talk lately about the “alt” right. Originally that “alt” in alt-right came from the idea that there had to be an alternative to the GOP which, really, is not right-wing at all. It had become the “loyal opposition” to the Democrat party with the emphasis on the “loyal.” It became painfully obvious that it was not effective in creating an alternative discourse or fundamentally new ideas. There was nothing Alt about it, even in comparison to the Democrat party.
The Republican Party was intellectual barren. It had ceded the discourse to the Left, which includes not just the Democrat party but also the academic world, the press, and Hollywood. Continue reading “Explaining the Alt-Right”