“But who are they—I mean, we? What do we call ourselves?”
There isn’t a consensus and never will be as each faction has its own hobby horse. The Pew Research Center would classify most of us as “Disaffecteds.” The only unifying trait that unites everyone in the “Alt Right” is that we are disaffected with and hostile toward the “mainstream.” I believe I can speak for everyone on that point.
(1) The White Nationalists are disaffected with the “mainstream” over the decline of White people in America.
(2) The Neo-Nazis are disaffected with the “mainstream” over the decline of White people in America and prefer to emphasize that Jewish influence is the major cause of the problem.
(3) The HBD community is disaffected with the “mainstream” over its lies about racial equality.
(4) The paleoconservatives are disaffected with the “mainstream” over religion, foreign policy, trade policy, economics and a number of other issues.
(5) There are libertarians who are disaffected with the “mainstream” over the national debt and the size of the government and its suffocating conformity.
(6) There are “men’s rights activists” who are disaffected with the “mainstream” over feminism.
(7) The Neo-Confederates are disaffected over the “mainstream” over the War Against The South.
There is a broad consensus in the “Alt Right” about the problems that America is facing: it is obvious that race exists, White people are being pushed around and should fight back, blacks are put up on a pedestal no matter how bad they behave, America is now in terminal decline, Jews have too much power and influence, the federal government sucks, “mainstream” conservatives are pushovers, women are out of control, and sweeping radical changes need to be made or else we are screwed.
That’s about the sum of the “Disaffected Right” worldview – Amiright?
Note: My own personal hobby horse, which I continue to press relentlessly, is the dream that someday at least the Gulf States, and ideally the rest of Dixie, will finally choose resistance, secede from the United States, and create an independent nation-state.
I expect this ideal will seem outrageous right up until the day that it isn’t. The day will come when the intoxicating thought of separation from Washington, never again having to contend with San Francisco and New York City and Vermont, overwhelms and enraptures a critical mass of minds in this area.
I will even say that my vision became slightly less outrageous after Barack Obama’s comments this afternoon.