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Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:06 PM

"alt-left" is a right wing slur

It was coined by the alt-right as a means to legitimize themselves. Every time you use it to attack those on the left, you are legitimizing the right.

Here's an article from when it was coined explaining the right wing origins:

Introducing the ‘alt-left’: The GOP’s response to its alt-right problem

"The term isn't brand new, but it has just now gradually worked its way into the mainstream. It started with alt-right websites like World Net Daily and has graduated to the airwaves of Fox News and Sean Hannity, who has been using it for a couple of weeks now. And Trump, who has distanced himself from the alt-right term, may have played a major role in pushing it into the conservative lexicon.

“Nobody even knows what [alt-right] is,” Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper in August when asked about Bannon's comments tying Breitbart to the alt-right. “This is a term that was just given that — frankly, there's no alt-right or alt-left. All I'm embracing is common sense.”

Previously, the term had appeared intermittently on sites like WND and CNS News and even in a syndicated column in Canadian newspapers hitting the media's coverage of Trump. But Trump's mention seemed to bring it to the attention of more mainstream conservatives.

The same night Trump used it, Lou Dobbs dropped a reference on his Fox Business Network show. A couple days later, the Washington Times' Kerry Riddell appeared on Fox News's “Media Buzz” and took issue with the media trying to label Trump's supporters as bigoted and racist: “If they're going to do that, do it with her or do it with her alt-left supporters.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/12/01/meet-the-alt-left-the-gops-response-to-its-alt-right-problem/?utm_term=.5261efeba6b7

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Reply "alt-left" is a right wing slur (Original post)
Lordquinton Aug 2017 OP
Gothmog Aug 2017 #1
rock Aug 2017 #2
haele Aug 2017 #3
Nitram Aug 2017 #4
G_j Aug 2017 #5
Post removed Aug 2017 #6
leftstreet Aug 2017 #7
Expecting Rain Aug 2017 #8
Lordquinton Aug 2017 #9
Post removed Aug 2017 #10
Warren DeMontague Aug 2017 #11
Lordquinton Aug 2017 #12
Warren DeMontague Aug 2017 #14
Lordquinton Aug 2017 #16
Major Nikon Aug 2017 #13
Warren DeMontague Aug 2017 #15

Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:11 PM

1. This term was made up by hannity

Hannity made up this term https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-is-the-alt-left-trump-was-talking-about/

So who uses the term "alt-left"?

It grew out of the conservative media. In particular, Fox News host Sean Hannity, an outspoken supporter of Mr. Trump, frequently references the alt-left on Twitter.

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In a November appearance on Hannity's show, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said the alt-left think Trump voters "are misogynists and misanthropes and negative people."

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:18 PM

2. Yes, remember

They are attempting to make the Left look bad by applying a variant of their description to us, hoping that the foul stench will rub off. Think about it and savor.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:22 PM

3. So, they made up "Alt-Right" so they could claim they weren't Nazis...

And made up "Alt-Left" because they knew that at heart, they were Nazis and wanted to project that evil on anyone who would stand against them, no matter if the person opposing them was a conservative or liberal.
How..."Millennial"...or rather, pretend-Hipster-Millennial.

My 5-year-old Granddaughter has more discernment than they do.


Haele

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:47 PM

4. Yes it is a made-up right-wing. Ther is no such thingg as "alt left' Just as there is no such thing

as "alt-right." "Alt-right" was coined to prettify nazi ideology. The right is very good at coining terms that resonate with the base, and sow suspicion among moderates.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:50 PM

5. That is why it should have no place

HERE.

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Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:59 PM

7. Nonsense

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 01:13 PM

8. What's nonsence?

 

That they exist, or that we ignore them at our peril?

Or that the term pre-dates Hannity?

All these things are demonstrably true.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 03:56 PM

9. Please support your claim

Or stop using a right wing slur.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 05:17 PM

11. Anyone who uses it has outed themselves as an ally of white supremacists

and is likely a troll solely interested in sowing division and shit-stirring.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 08:01 PM

12. There's a lot of people forcing it

Sad times when the left are attacked more than the right here.

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 11:10 PM

14. The troupe is small

some of the actors are playing multiple roles, I think

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 19, 2017, 02:30 PM

16. A vocal minority for sure

Just underlines the need for us to call it out when we see it.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 08:34 PM

13. It's a tactic by and for the weak minded

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 11:10 PM

15. Nailed it!

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