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The Demography of the Alt-Right
A year ago, the so-called Alt-Right (short for "alternative right" and the latest manifestation of the U.S. white nationalist movement) made international headlines in its infamous "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, VA. The rally led to dozens of serious injuries and the death of one counter-protester... By The Institute for Family Studies.Continue Reading https://ifstudies.org
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It's difficult to distill human behavior into just one iconic label.
It depends. "America First" doesn't seem like it took a lot of thought.
Yeah, that's a no brainer, right up there with Nation of Islam stuff and I think most people have the sensibility to see the extremism for what it is.
And of those people, there are those drawn to it like moths to a streetlight. You know, 'patriots.'
"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. Man is the only Patriot." Mark Twain
Patriots is a fungible tag. You could even use the tag zealots, and that could cover just about any human emotional need.