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    An article from August, but I think its worth pondering, especially when it brings up the topic of radical atheists, who I think are a great threat to modern civilisation, more so than radical islamists actually, due to their greater numbers and tech-savviness.

    The new form of racism seems much more menacing than the old type of racism.

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    These are good: Vladimir Putin. White identity politics. Star Wars. Austrian free market economics. Donald Trump. LOLs. Bitcoin. Darwinism. Silicon Valley. Science and technology. Transhumanism. Pepe the Frog.

    These are bad: Islam. Feminism. Democracy. Black Lives Matter. The new Ghostbusters movie. Egalitarianism. Political correctness. God. Immigration. Hillary Clinton. Newspapers. Government. Academia. Liberalism.

    Welcome to the complicated world of the so-called alternative (or alt) right. Think Mein Kampf meets The Big Bang Theory. For years these socially dysfunctional millennials have sheltered behind their bedroom laptops, watching porn, sending abusive tweets (anonymously) and eating pizza in their underpants. Mainstream politics – both left and right – has previously ignored this developing phenomenon. But with Donald Trump they have found a champion who understands their anger. And they have become his digital vanguard. Tonight in Nevada, Hilary Clinton will give a major speech linking Trump to the alt right. And with this speech the alt right will further enter the political mainstream.

    One account of their rise to political significance cites the 2014 Gamergate controversy. This vicious internet culture war took place between those who were pressing for a more inclusive video gaming culture (more women, less violence) and those who reacted against what they saw as a humourless leftwing threat to their enjoyment of guns and boobs. These burgeoning alt right gamers have little in common with traditional Republican conservatives and their evangelical Christian values. They don’t go to church. Indeed, many are aggressively atheistic.


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    Rather, they come together on blogs and online community forums like 4chan where they fulminate against social justice warriors – SJWs – who want to spoil their fun. They hate the liberal apparatus of the state, including the mainstream press and Ivy League academia that they collectively dub as The Cathedral. And they hate normies – normal people – and their repressive political philosophy, democracy. Instead of democracy, they propose that the US should be run like a large company with a CEO at its head, preferably one from Silicon Valley. Someone like PayPal founder Peter Thiel, whose views include : “I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible.” But Trump will do for now. Oh, and only intelligent people should be in charge, and that means white people.

    “Ever since Mill wrote his response to Carlyle on The Negro Question, writers of the English Protestant tradition have been defending the blatantly theological position that ‘all men are created equal’,” wrote the computer programmer and alt-right hero Curtis Yarvin under his pen name Mencius Moldbug. He continued: “Note that exactly the same rhetorical strategy can prove the existence of God or the Flying Spaghetti Monster for that matter.”

    Traditional Republicans are now regularly dismissed by the revolting term cuckservatives – an insult first used by white supremacists of Christian conservatives who, they said, have allowed themselves to be cuckolded by racial minorities. They darkly summon the idea of interracial sex – a theme that was also an obsessive preoccupation of the KKK. And its meaning broadens out to refer to those who witness their country being taken away and don’t have the balls to do anything to stop it. That’s why they want a US version of Putin. Because they don’t think he would allow that to happen.

    Of course, racism has a long and inglorious history in US politics. But it now has a very new iteration in the nerdy tech-savvy generation of the alt right. Racism 2.0. They don’t speak of eugenics but rather of maintaining “human biodiversity”. And they have a thing about IQ tests showing that white people are cleverer than others.

    I know, we’ve heard all this crap many times before. But there is something new here. For in cross-pollinating with the anonymity and viciousness of the internet, with porn and video games replacing Christianity as the common language in which conservatives talk to each other, with openly anti-democratic impulses being justified as rationality, the virus of racism is capable of spreading as never before. The age of the Christian right is over. And something worse is set to take its place.


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    Porn and video games are replacing Christianity as the common language of American conservatives

    Actually lolllled ahh the guardian lmfao
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    These are bad: Islam. Feminism. Democracy. Black Lives Matter. The new Ghostbusters movie. Egalitarianism. Political correctness. God. Immigration. Hillary Clinton. Newspapers. Government. Academia. Liberalism.


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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    These are bad: Islam. Feminism. Democracy. Black Lives Matter. The new Ghostbusters movie. Egalitarianism. Political correctness. God. Immigration. Hillary Clinton. Newspapers. Government. Academia. Liberalism.


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    These radical internet atheists at the heart of the alt-right movement are anti-God, anti-liberalism, and anti-immigration.
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    Democracy
    And there was me thinking it was the left protesting the democratic system.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    An article from August, but I think its worth pondering, especially when it brings up the topic of radical atheists, who I think are a great threat to modern civilisation, more so than radical islamists actually, due to their greater numbers and tech-savviness.

    The new form of racism seems much more menacing than the old type of racism.

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    These are good: Vladimir Putin. White identity politics. Star Wars. Austrian free market economics. Donald Trump. LOLs. Bitcoin. Darwinism. Silicon Valley. Science and technology. Transhumanism. Pepe the Frog.

    These are bad: Islam. Feminism. Democracy. Black Lives Matter. The new Ghostbusters movie. Egalitarianism. Political correctness. God. Immigration. Hillary Clinton. Newspapers. Government. Academia. Liberalism.

    Welcome to the complicated world of the so-called alternative (or alt) right. Think Mein Kampf meets The Big Bang Theory. For years these socially dysfunctional millennials have sheltered behind their bedroom laptops, watching porn, sending abusive tweets (anonymously) and eating pizza in their underpants. Mainstream politics – both left and right – has previously ignored this developing phenomenon. But with Donald Trump they have found a champion who understands their anger. And they have become his digital vanguard. Tonight in Nevada, Hilary Clinton will give a major speech linking Trump to the alt right. And with this speech the alt right will further enter the political mainstream.

    One account of their rise to political significance cites the 2014 Gamergate controversy. This vicious internet culture war took place between those who were pressing for a more inclusive video gaming culture (more women, less violence) and those who reacted against what they saw as a humourless leftwing threat to their enjoyment of guns and boobs. These burgeoning alt right gamers have little in common with traditional Republican conservatives and their evangelical Christian values. They don’t go to church. Indeed, many are aggressively atheistic.


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    Rather, they come together on blogs and online community forums like 4chan where they fulminate against social justice warriors – SJWs – who want to spoil their fun. They hate the liberal apparatus of the state, including the mainstream press and Ivy League academia that they collectively dub as The Cathedral. And they hate normies – normal people – and their repressive political philosophy, democracy. Instead of democracy, they propose that the US should be run like a large company with a CEO at its head, preferably one from Silicon Valley. Someone like PayPal founder Peter Thiel, whose views include : “I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible.” But Trump will do for now. Oh, and only intelligent people should be in charge, and that means white people.

    “Ever since Mill wrote his response to Carlyle on The Negro Question, writers of the English Protestant tradition have been defending the blatantly theological position that ‘all men are created equal’,” wrote the computer programmer and alt-right hero Curtis Yarvin under his pen name Mencius Moldbug. He continued: “Note that exactly the same rhetorical strategy can prove the existence of God or the Flying Spaghetti Monster for that matter.”

    Traditional Republicans are now regularly dismissed by the revolting term cuckservatives – an insult first used by white supremacists of Christian conservatives who, they said, have allowed themselves to be cuckolded by racial minorities. They darkly summon the idea of interracial sex – a theme that was also an obsessive preoccupation of the KKK. And its meaning broadens out to refer to those who witness their country being taken away and don’t have the balls to do anything to stop it. That’s why they want a US version of Putin. Because they don’t think he would allow that to happen.

    Of course, racism has a long and inglorious history in US politics. But it now has a very new iteration in the nerdy tech-savvy generation of the alt right. Racism 2.0. They don’t speak of eugenics but rather of maintaining “human biodiversity”. And they have a thing about IQ tests showing that white people are cleverer than others.

    I know, we’ve heard all this crap many times before. But there is something new here. For in cross-pollinating with the anonymity and viciousness of the internet, with porn and video games replacing Christianity as the common language in which conservatives talk to each other, with openly anti-democratic impulses being justified as rationality, the virus of racism is capable of spreading as never before. The age of the Christian right is over. And something worse is set to take its place.


    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...vvy-generation
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    Stopped taking this seriously after you said radical atheists are a bigger threat than radical Islam


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    Stopped taking this seriously after you said radical atheists are a bigger threat than radical Islam


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    I'm actually not trolling. The number of radical atheists in this country is YUUGE, and increasing rapidly. Islamism is helping drive the growth of radical atheism, but it is radical atheism that will ultimately usher in racist nationalism in Europe, not islamism.
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    Can we first start off by defining what a radical atheist is?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    These radical internet atheists at the heart of the alt-right movement are anti-God, anti-liberalism, and anti-immigration.
    I am anti-God, too.

    I fail to see how that is dangerous.
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    These are bad: Islam. Feminism. Democracy. Black Lives Matter. The new Ghostbusters movie. Egalitarianism. Political correctness. God. Immigration. Hillary Clinton. Newspapers. Government. Academia. Liberalism.


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    I'm confused. Don't you support Egalitarianism as opposed to Feminism?
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    It's better than the new face of 'liberal tolerance'. Village magazine's latest edition has cross hairs pinned to President Trump's head.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    I'm actually not trolling. The number of radical atheists in this country is YUUGE, and increasing rapidly. Islamism is helping drive the growth of radical atheism, but it is radical atheism that will ultimately usher in racist nationalism in Europe, not islamism.
    Haha... ha.
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    once again the alt right doesnt exist it is a group that stupid liberals put everyone who is right wing in to try and make them seem evil racists.

    This article is pure trash and so is your opinion on athiest.that good and bad section is so stupid
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    once again the alt right doesnt exist it is a group that stupid liberals put everyone who is right wing in to try and make them seem evil racists.

    This article is pure trash and so is your opinion on athiest.that good and bad section is so stupid
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    I'm confused. Don't you support Egalitarianism as opposed to Feminism?
    Do you support Egalitarianism?
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    once again the alt right doesnt exist it is a group that stupid liberals put everyone who is right wing in to try and make them seem evil racists.

    This article is pure trash and so is your opinion on athiest.that good and bad section is so stupid
    True, they don't exist but most certainly aren't racist!!! These damn lefties.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    I'm actually not trolling. The number of radical atheists in this country is YUUGE, and increasing rapidly. Islamism is helping drive the growth of radical atheism, but it is radical atheism that will ultimately usher in racist nationalism in Europe, not islamism.
    I agree
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    The argument is moot: the Christian right voted for Trump in droves and have even argued he was sent by God for their political salvation. To me, a tolerant atheist, that means 2 things: 1) the language of Christianity still provides the basic vocabulary of the right and 2) they are simple hypocrites whose Christian concepts and vocabulary are self-serving nonsense if they can vote for a man as amoral as Trump.
 
 
 
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