Stephen Piggot of Imagine 2050 has a new article about Alternative Right. This is what passes for “intelligence gathering” on the Far Left. Piggot’s confused article gets the most basic facts wrong. It is sad to think that this stupid hack probably gets paid to monitor us.
Alt Right is Richard Spencer’s new project. Peter Brimelow makes that clear in his VDARE post on the subject. Greg Johnson is the editor of TOQ Online, not Occidental Observer, which is Kevin MacDonald’s blog. Alt Right isn’t a “direct challenge” to Occidental Dissent. We support what they are doing.
The name “Alternative Right” reflects Richard Spencer’s stated agenda: Alt Right is presenting itself as a sleek new challenger to mainstream conservatism and libertarianism. In the introductory video, Spencer pokes fun at David Frum, a clueless neocon pundit. Alt Right was designed to appeal to a younger audience who reject the Left, but who don’t fit in on the stuffy or banal Right either.
The “post-paleos” tend to be more secular than their predecessors. They are more willing to challenge multiculturalism and political correctness; more libertarian on economic and gender issues; more opposed to third world immigration and affirmative action; more interested in men’s issues; more willing to flaunt racial taboos. There is some convergence with our ideas, but the “post-paleos” (Paul Gottfried’s term) haven’t endorsed a White ethnostate.
Richard Spencer is the William F. Buckley of this social movement. By that I only mean he is the acknowledged leader. It will take years of struggle for Gen X’ers and Gen Y’ers to remove Buckley’s dead hand from conservatism.