Understanding & Identifying the Alt Right

November 9, 2018 at 12:53 am 8 comments

This is a collection of resources for identifying alt-right & white nationalist individuals, groups and movements, understanding their propaganda and recruiting tactics. Most of this is more general. I will also be sharing ones that are specific to particular communities and subcultures. I recommend reading/watching about subcultures/communities that you don’t belong to as well, because much of the information is still relevant and these movements spread from one subculture to another, especially on social media. These ones are intended to be accessible and friendly to people of varying political views, even a-political, just anyone who is opposed to fascism! Please let me know if this is helpful or not, I’m always trying to improve my resource lists. Also note that many people who have similar ideas, rhetoric and tactics don’t identify themselves as alt-right, white nationalists, and by their very nature will have many code-words that they use, and these keep changing and there are many similar and overlapping ideologies and philosophies, likely most adherents don’t belong to any in-person group, but plenty of them have lots of guns and get “inspired” to use them.


How White Nationalism Courts Internet Nerd Culture– great analysis of recruiting tactics

The Rhetoric Tricks, Traps and Tactics of White Nationalism

YouTube videos

Innuendo Studios: The Alt Right Playbook by Ian Danskin– great analysis of tactics (list of videos)

Contrapoints by Natalie Wynn:Decrypting the Alt-Right: How to Recognize a Fascist

Does the Left Hate Free Speech? Part 1

Three Arrows: How “Cultural Marxism” Became the Scape-goat of the Far Right

Denial as a Tool of the Radical Right




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Celtic vs. Mediterranean Polytheisms Winter Solstice Podcasts

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  • 1. Melas the Hellene  |  November 9, 2018 at 8:31 am

    This is all very interesting and useful. I set about immediately to look through a few of these links and found a wealth of information. I have been aware of some of the main figures of the alt-right, but it is seems to be a larger and more virulent movement than I had imagined. The conspiracy theories against Jews and support for white supremacy are particularly abhorrent. We are living in ailing and complicated times indeed, full of excesses and extremities. What little middle ground there is declines daily, along with efforts for common understanding. One thing I hope for (and pray to the Gods for) is that polytheism can arise as a force for re-education, harmony and reconciliation.

  • 2. Yewtree  |  November 10, 2018 at 12:57 am

    How to spot alt-right people on Twitter:

    They claim they’ve been shadow-banned by Twitter (no-one is sure what shadow banning is, unless they mean the way that Twitter hides low-quality tweets).

    They have a red x in their profile name (indicates that they believe they’ve been shadow banned).

    They use phrases and words like “virtue signalling”, free speech, cuck, “white genocide”, MAGA, “political correctness”.

    They say there should be straight pride, international men’s day, and white history month, or even a white ethnic-state.

    They are virulently opposed to gun control.

    • 3. caelesti  |  November 13, 2018 at 2:55 am

      Twitter does ban people who violate their terms of service, including hate speech, though many people make it past the censors. They (as well as YouTube & Facebook) also often kick off anti-fascist content creators/activists, sometimes accidentally due to the content contained, sometimes intentionally with the “both sides are equally bad” faux neutrality nonsense. It’s always slanted to the right here in the States but it’s accelerated so much, it’s just bizarre. But really the ingredients were here all along stewing in the cultural cauldron and waiting for their chance to boil over.

      • 4. Yewtree  |  November 13, 2018 at 3:23 am

        I see a lot of anti racist people getting kicked off of social media platforms— but I suppose that’s because I follow them and not the alt-right people.

  • 5. deepredlotus  |  November 12, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Thank you so much for introducing me to Contrapoints. I loved the videos.

  • 6. caelesti  |  November 13, 2018 at 3:06 am

    No problem! Then I am in part fulfilling my mission. Glad you enjoy them, Natalie Wynn is both witty & talented!

  • 7. leesdroidaccount harbin  |  November 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Virtue signalling is a real thing. However, the alt right loves to point out virtue signalling without having virtues of their own.

    If you call out virtue signals without having virtues of your own, then you’re alt-right.

    • 8. caelesti  |  January 29, 2021 at 3:16 am

      Well, they have values (maybe virtues to them) Just bad ones. Sometimes they are twisted or extreme versions of things that can be good. That’s a good idea of a post actually- what are healthy & unhealthy version of a particular virtue or concept


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