What does the “alt-right” really want?
Last month the white nationalist Counter-Currents editor John Morgan laid out the movement’s principles at a talk in Stolkholm. A slick infographic of nine core demands of the “alt-right” was later posted online.
At first glance, the demands and language appear surprisingly tame.
So Mark Pitcavage, a researcher for the Anti-Defamation League, offered his own “annotation,” parsing out meanings and references to the nine parts of the manifesto that might escape everyday readers.
“Alt-right”: “Strong, high-trust communities for our people.”
ADL translation: “They hate non-whites and really seek a whites only society.”
“Alt-right”: “Protection from the globalist elite.”
ADL translation: “For the Alt Right, ‘globalist elite’ is mostly Jews.”
“Alt-right”: “Protection from international corporate oppression.”
ADL translation: “They don’t want trade with Jews and non-whites.”
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