petej + alt-right   226

Intelligence report appeared to endorse view leftwing protesters were 'terrorists' | World news | The Guardian
The report is heavily redacted, but spends much of its unredacted length discussing alleged antifascist violence, and sometimes implicitly blames those groups for violence visited upon them.
Charlottesville  alt-right  farRight  antifa  anti-fascism  USA  violence  ROCIC  policing  report 
25 days ago by petej
From red pills to red, white and blue Brexit: how The Matrix shaped our reality | Film | The Guardian
Baudrillard died in 2007, a year before the financial crash saw the wheels come off hypercapitalism. He may not have been surprised that confronted by a genuine rip in the fabric of the system, the response among both public and politicians was a frantic attempt to go back to normal and never mention it again. Instead, a bogus new reality arose – the reanimated far-right. With awful irony, the stunted boys of 4chan and Reddit appropriated The Matrix. To “redpill” became a verb, opening the eyes of new recruits to their hated oppressors – feminists, people of colour and progressives. Morpheus became the face of memes that asked: “What If I Told You Hitler Was A Socialist?”

And here we are now, in the Britain of 2019. It is, of course, pure Baudrillard, a country manically returning to an earlier version of itself that never existed. Our unreality is operating at a heightened pitch. Global leaders lie so openly as to mock the very notion of truth. We exist as plots of online data, the last real things in an internet otherwise home only to bots and deepfakes. There is even an updated model of the brain in the vat – “simulated universe” theory, in which you are, right now, part of a computer program. Elon Musk is a believer.

Inevitably, as the 20th anniversary of the film has approached, plans have emerged for a Matrix reboot. Reports have suggested that after last year’s cancellation of their Netflix project Sense8, the Wachowskis may retire from filmmaking. But Warner Bros, as the owners of the movie, did not seem to be involving them anyway. Instead, it was said, the studio would take their intellectual property and create an expanded “multiverse” of related characters and storylines. A whole set of new Matrixes, in other words – all accompanied by the ghost of Jean Baudrillard.
TheMatrix  film  reality  BaudrillardJean  Wachowskis  redPill  metaphor  alt-right  misinformation  Brexit 
january 2019 by petej
Mean mad white men: the allure of Jordan Peterson | Overland literary journal
To be sure, Peterson is no clownish firebrand in the vein of Yiannopoulos. Rather, he is urbane and respectable, emblematic of what British writer Olivia Laing has called ‘the endless malice of the polite right’. It is this, I think, that goes a long way to explaining the mass appeal of his writings and lectures: ‘just crazy enough’, in Jon Ronson’s phrase, to ensure media interest, but sufficiently intellectual-sounding to attract an audience for whom a brazen bigot like Yiannopoulos would be on the nose. For all those fan-made YouTube clips in which Peterson ‘destroys’ various interlocutors, in interviews he sounds, above all, reasonable. ‘I’m just laying out the empirical evidence,’ Peterson says to Newman at one point during their interview. It’s a rhetorical strategy shared by many stars of the New Atheist and alt-right firmaments: dressing up old-fashioned prejudice as civilised discourse while seeming to disavow ideology altogether.
Annapolis  RamosJarrod  shooting  journalism  YiannopoulosMilo  vigilantism  TrumpDonald  MuskElon  fakeNews  PetersonJordan  alt-right  NewmanCathy  masculinity  weakness  strength  fascism  mythology 
july 2018 by petej
Stephen Miller: Trump’s Right-Hand Troll - The Atlantic
In his 2017 book, Dangerous, Yiannopoulos laid out the ideology undergirding his project. He described his mission as “finding boundaries and raping them in front of you,” and promised his followers, “I’ll teach you how to cause the same sort of mayhem I do in defense of the most important right you have in America: the right to think, do, say and be whatever the hell you want.” In this scorched-earth view of the culture wars, the goal is not to advance conservative arguments in a provocative way; the provocation itself is the point. “Liberal tears” are the coin of the realm, and giving offense is a form of conquest.

But if any slur or slander can be excused as ironic under the guise of combating political correctness, it becomes all but impossible to distinguish genuine extremists from those impersonating them for effect. According to the Anti-Defamation League, incidents of white-supremacist propaganda at colleges increased by 258 percent from the fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017.

What’s more, the journey from winking provocateur to racist ideologue might be shorter than many imagine. You start out with the goal of provoking the left—and, well, what’s more provocative than posting a racist meme on the internet? But with each new like and upvote, an incentive structure forms, a community coalesces, an identity hardens. Before long, the line between performance and principle is blurred beyond recognition, your “true” beliefs buried under so many layers of irony that they’ve been rendered irrelevant.
MillerStephen  USA  politics  TrumpDonald  trolling  provocation  immigration  nationalism  alt-right  DukeUniversity  YiannopoulosMilo 
may 2018 by petej
« earlier      
per page:    204080120160

related tags

4chan  academia  activism  AdamsScott  advertising  AFP  AggregateIQ  algorithms  alienation  alt-right  alternative  ambiguity  amorality  analytics  anarchism  anger  AnglinAndrew  Annapolis  Anonymous  AnotherAngryVoice  anti-fascism  anti-feminism  anti-intellectualism  anti-Semitism  antifa  apocalypse  Apple  archetypes  arena  arrogance  art  atheism  attention  audience  audio  AuernheimerAndrew  AustenJane  Australia  Austria  authoritarianism  autism  autocomplete  autocracy  BachmannLutz  ban  BanksArron  BannonStephen  BarbounisLisa  BarlowJohnPerry  BattenGerard  Baudrillard  BaudrillardJean  BDP  belief  BenjaminCarl  Berkeley  bias  bigData  bigotry  biology  Bitcoin  blackBloc  BM  BNP  BokhariAllum  BolsonaroJair  bombing  borders  BowersRobert  BradleyBen  BravermanSuella  Brazil  Breitbart  BreivikAnders  Brexit  BritainFirst  BuchananPat  BuckbyJack  bullying  business  California  CambridgeAnalytica  campaigning  Canada  CarlsonTucker  CarlyleThomas  CDU  celebrity  centrism  CernovichMike  change  Channel4  Charlottesville  ChomskyNoam  Christchurch  cinema  civilWar  ClaptonUltras  class  classicalLiberalism  climateChange  ClintonHillary  CohnGary  ColdWar  collusion  comics  comicsgate  communication  community  competition  conservatism  conspiracyTheory  consumerism  context  control  CorbynJeremy  CoulterAnn  counterculture  crisisActors  cryptocurrencies  culturalMarxism  culture  CummingsDominic  Czechoslovakia  DailyStormer  Dallas  DamoreJames  DarkEnlightenment  data  DavisLane  DawkinsRichard  dc:contributor=MasonPaul  dc:contributor=ShanlyMax  dc:contributor=Zarb-CousinMatt  dc:creator=BartlettJamie  dc:creator=BehrRafael  dc:creator=BokhariAllum  dc:creator=ButlerJames  dc:creator=CadwalladrCarole  dc:creator=D'AnconaMatthew  dc:creator=FlanaganCaitlin  dc:creator=JonesOwen  dc:creator=MasonPaul  dc:creator=MishraPankaj  dc:creator=MorozovEvgeny  dc:creator=NagleAngela  dc:creator=O'HaganEllieMae  dc:creator=PennyLaurie  dc:creator=SarkarAsh  dc:creator=SeymourRichard  dc:creator=WalkerMichael  dc:creator=WilkiinsonAbi  dc:creator=WilliamsZoe  dc:creator=YiannopoulosMilo  dc:creator=YoungeGary  dctagged  deepState  defence  dehumanisation  deindustrialisation  democracy  demonstration  denial  depression  Derrida  DFLA  dictatorship  digitalIdentity  Discord  discrimination  discussion  disdain  disillusionment  dismissal  disruption  diversity  division  DowsonJim  doxing  doxxing  drugs  DukeDavid  DukeUniversity  earthquake  economicNationalism  economics  EDL  education  election  ElectoralCommission  electronicMusic  emotion  empathy  EnglishDemocrats  Enlightenment  environment  epistemology  espionage  ethics  EtVC  EU  Europe  EuropeanParliament  Euroscepticism  evidence  exclusion  extremism  Facebook  fakeNews  falseFlags  FarageNigel  farmers  farRight  fascism  fashion  fashwave  FBI  fear  FearsWilliam  feminism  FieldsJames  FightClub  film  FisherMark  FLA  Florida  fossilFuels  FoucaultMichel  FoxClaire  FoxNews  France  FrankfurtSchool  freedomOfMovement  freedomOfSpeech  funding  Gab  gamergate  gamers  games  gaming  gap  ge2017  gender  generalElection  GenerationIdentity  Germany  Gillette  globalisation  GoDaddy  GoddardJames  Google  government  Gramsci  GramsciAntonio  GrandeAriana  Greece  GriffinNick  Guardian  GuidoFawkes  GunnJames  haircut  happiness  harassment  hardBrexit  hatred  HayekFriedrich  hegemony  HeyerHeather  higherEducation  Hinduism  HinduNationalism  Hitler  Holocaust  HomelandSecurity  homophobia  HopeNotHate  HopkinsKatie  hosting  humour  Identitarianism  Identitarians  identity  identityPolitics  ideology  IEA  immigration  incel  inclusion  India  individualism  inequality  Infidels  infiltration  influence  InfoWars  infrastructure  insecurity  insults  intelligence  Internet  intervention  interview  intimidation  intolerance  irony  irreverence  Islam  Islamism  islamophobia  Israel  Italy  JacksonAndrew  JeongSarah  JohnsonBoris  JohnsonDaryl  JonesAlex  JonesLeslie  JonesOwen  journalism  Joyent  KassamRaheem  KellyJohn  KesslerJason  KillAllNormies  KKK  KrafftCharles  KuKluxKlan  KushnerJared  LaBoeufShia  labour  LabourParty  LandNick  language  LasVegas  LBC  leadership  Leave.EU  legal  LegaNord  LePenMarine  libel  liberalism  libertarianism  LincolnAbraham  literature  logic  London  LondonForum  loneliness  LRB  Lyotard  managerialism  Manchester  manipulation  manosphere  marriage  Marxism  masculinity  massacre  MBGA  McInnesGavin  media  MeechanMark  Melbourne  memes  memory  men  mensRights  mentalHealth  MercerRobert  MerkelAngela  metaphor  MiddleEastForum  migrants  migration  militancy  military  militias  millenarianism  MillerStephen  MinassianAlek  MinesKeith  misinformation  misogyny  modernity  MoldbugMencius  MolyneuxStefan  MOMI  monopolies  morality  mosque  MRA  MuellerRobert  multiculturalism  murder  MurdochRupert  museums  music  MuskElon  mythology  NagleAngela  Nash-JonesLuke  NationalAction  NationalFront  nationalism  NationalSecurityCouncil  Nazism  NEI  neo-Nazism  neoliberalism  neoreactionaries  neoreactionism  nerds  netNeutrality  networks  NewmanCathy  news  NewsCorp  newspapers  NewYorkTimes  NewZealand  NgoAndy  nihilism  NixAlexander  noDeal  NortonQuinn  nostalgia  notoriety  Novara  NRx  nuclearWeapons  NWI  OathKeepers  ObamaBarack  opioids  opportunism  opposition  Palantir  part-time  partisanship  patriotism  PaulRon  pay  Paypal  Pegida  performance  personalData  PetersonJordan  PewDiePie  philosophy  PinkerSteven  pipeBomb  Pittsburgh  pizzagate  platforms  podcast  Poland  polarisation  policing  politcalCorrectness  politicalCorrectness  politics  Pope  PopeFrancis  popularity  populism  Portland  postmodernism  poststructuralism  power  pressure  propaganda  protest  ProudBoys  provocation  psychology  PUA  publishing  punk  PutinVladimir  QAnon  quotes  race  racism  radicalisation  RalphRetort  RamosJarrod  ranking  rationality  reactionism  reality  RebelMedia  recommendations  recruitment  Reddit  redistribution  redPill  refugees  regulation  relationships  religion  report  RepublicanParty  reputation  resentment  resignation  resistance  restoration  retention  rhetoric  RiseAboveMovement  RobinsonTommy  RocheSimon  ROCIC  RodgerElliot  RoganJoe  RoofDylann  Russia  Saatchi  safeSpaces  SalviniMatteo  SandersBernie  SaucierDevin  SavitriDevi  SayocCesar  SCLGroup  search  searchEngineOptimisation  Seattle  secrecy  secularism  selfishness  SellnerMartin  SEO  SessionsJeff  sex  sexism  shadowBanning  shaming  ShapiroBen  Shayrat  shooting  SiliconValley  Sky  smears  socialDemocracy  socialMedia  socialNetworking  solidarity  SorosGeorge  SouthAfrica  SouthernLauren  Spain  SpencerRichard  Spotify  stagnation  Stanford  stereotyping  SterlingRaheem  Stormfront  strength  stress  Stripe  students  subcultures  subsumption  superiority  surveillance  Sweden  sympathy  synagogue  Syria  tabloids  taxAvoidance  teachers  technology  technoUtopianism  television  terrorism  TheCanary  TheLeft  TheMatrix  theory  TheRight  TheSun  ThielPeter  ThorntonSarah  threats  TorbaAndrew  ToryParty  tradition  TraditionalBritainGroup  transgender  transgression  transhumanism  travel  trolling  trolls  TrumpDonald  Trumpism  Twitter  UCBerkeley  UK  UKIP  undercut  universities  UNM  USA  Vatican  Vice  video  vigilantism  violence  Virginia  Vox  vulnerability  Wachowskis  WashingtonPost  WatersAnne-Marie  WatsonPaulJoseph  weakness  Web  whiteNationalism  whiteSupremacism  whiteWorkingClass  WigmoreAndy  wikipedia  wikipediaPage  women  work  WorldOfWarcraft  WTF  WuBrianna  xenophobia  YarvinCurtis  YellowVestsUK  YeminiAvi  YiannopoulosMilo  YoungeGary  youth  YouTube  ZemmourEric  Zimbabwe 

Copy this bookmark: