Author Topic: Insidiousness of Alt-Right Recruitment  (Read 470 times)

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Offline MH

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Re: Insidiousness of Alt-Right Recruitment
« on: December 07, 2019, 07:47:36 am »
I am too afraid to click on this, having an infant son.

I will say this - a very good friend of mine who is my age has been "turned" by these alt-right ideas.  On one level it makes sense because:

-although having a university education, he was quite naive and unworldly
-always was susceptible to persuasion, pushy salespeople etc.
-was never raised to understand how our political & knowledge & media institutions work

I remember this because during the gulf war he was surprised when I told him we weren't going to be conscripted to go over.  We were university graduates working at professional jobs at the time.  He also expected that Iraq would be attacking all the countries in the UN coalition.

Democracy has never been 100% inclusive, but it was designed to work for non-partipants, and marginalized folks by having them represented by others in their representative groups.