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Bob From Brockley @bobfrombrockley
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This @commune_mag long read on three months hanging out with the alt-right in NYC is brilliant. Read it all yourself, but my take-homes follow this tweet.
🏴The walls between the Trump movement, the alt-right & actual fascism are paper thin.
🏴”Left-wing” themes (anti-war politics, the evil of banks) are gateways to the far right scene too. (When Trump pivoted to attacking Assad in April was a devastating moment for these guys.)
🏴”Economic concerns” are not negligible in explaining the appeal of the far right, but cultural ones are more important; active alt-right/fascists are typically white collar.
🏴Fragile masculinity is as central to current forms of far right mobilisation as race thinking.
🏴Physically disrupting fascist organisation - puncturing the masculine glamour of their hollow claim to street prowess - is necessary to stop them.
🏴Articulating a meaningful political alternative, that makes sense to disaffected ordinary people, is also a necessary project.
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