The Alt-Right and Antisemitism

There’s a reason why I don’t think the alt-right is going to become a serious political force. Take this passage, written by a reader and posted at Chateau Heartiste:

Btw, just learned about some interesting studies, posted at the (((NYT)))

Basically they argue that single motherhood weakened mostly the male children, because the sisters in such one parent families perform better in life than the brothers. In normal families, there is no difference or brothers perform better.

In other words, the lack of father harms more the male child than the female child. Therefore if you want to weaken men, push for single motherhood. No wonder jews try to destroy the family in the West, while simultaneously strengthening the family in Israel. There is deliberate push to decrease male influence in western society because jews feel threatened by white males, and by their innate nationalism.

So the next time a woman tells you that there aren’t enough good men, you can answer her: there aren’t enough good men because they were raised by women.

The author is actually making a valid point: feminism’s war on the family and their push for single motherhood is harming boys, and this ought to be discussed more than it is. But look at what gets shoe-horned in there:

No wonder jews try to destroy the family in the West, while simultaneously strengthening the family in Israel.

Jews don’t go in for family values? Single motherhood is the goal of Jewish women? Really? I know what the author is trying to say: American Jews, in general, vote Democrat, particularly Jewish women. Lunatic third-wave feminism has been enabled if not encouraged by the Democrats, and therefore it is the Jews who are destroying American families. But they are looking after their own in Israel.

It’s nonsense, of course. Sure, there will be Jewish women contributing to the idiocy of third-wave feminism just as there are atheist white men, but you can hardly dump the whole movement at the feet of the Jews. And only an idiot with think that liberal American Jews in places like New York are the same individuals, and subscribe to the same politics, as Israelis.

This is just lazy, old-fashioned antisemitism: blaming the world’s ills on “the Jews” and lumping them all together as one bloc. The problem is, you don’t need to go far into the alt-right to find this sort of stuff. It’s a shame because, as I said, the overall point made by the author is a good one. The Jew-bashing sentence added nothing, and will only serve to put normal people off. If this is how the bulk of the alt-right will go about their business, they’re going to struggle to go mainstream. I know I’ve largely abandoned alt-right websites and Gab feeds because of the constant Jew-bashing, although to be fair most is to be found in the comments. I’m sure others have too.

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26 thoughts on “The Alt-Right and Antisemitism

  1. Oh yeah, Linda Sarsour. She’s Jewish, right? *roll eyes*.

    Anti-semites are remarkably stupid. One minute, Jews are a weak, parasitic entity that cowers in the face of the Gentile ubermensch. The next minute, they are some omnipotent force pulling the levers of global finance, media, culture and government.

    Well, which one is it. Make up your mind.

    I do wish that Jews in the United States would abandon the left. Many are afraid of the alt-right, but I would be more scared of Keith Ellison.

  2. Apparently, no one on the Alt Right has ever read a New York Times editorial about Israel. They seem to think that leftwing American Jews are huge fans of Netanyahu and the Israeli Right. This is just delusional and self-defeating, so much so that it leads me to speculate that the Alt Right is not even trying to become a serious political force, but is after something else.

  3. Fatherless girls are sexually active earlier and more likely to become single mothers themselves. The absence of a father is more obvious in boys because they act out, but the harm is about the same. Not one of CH’s better pieces.

  4. Fatherless girls are sexually active earlier and more likely to become single mothers themselves.

    Correct.

  5. Never had much time for Chateau Heartiste simply because anything I seem to have read there to have this nonsense buried somewhere in it. Anyone who blames the ills of the world on a single identity group is just a different colour of SJW, and a victim.

  6. Never had much time for Chateau Heartiste simply because anything I seem to have read there to have this nonsense buried somewhere in it.

    Yeah, his early stuff was good (I spent a week or two last year reading most of his archives) and he’s a good writer, can really turn a phrase. But gradually it became more political and whereas I agree with some of his broader points, the site does often sound like an SJW whinge-fest, only with antisemitism and some overt racism thrown in.

  7. Yes, I find the anti-semitism strange. Maybe there’s something I’m missing here, hence the current exploration . The single mother/boy thing is right, as you say.

  8. This is just delusional and self-defeating, so much so that it leads me to speculate that the Alt Right is not even trying to become a serious political force, but is after something else.

    Whereas there are some who identify with the alt-right who are good lads, and their overall stance on many issues I agree with, and I’ll acknowledge that they have done a good job in upsetting an applecart which desperately needed to be kicked over…too much of it comes across as adolescents enjoying a moment in the sun that they haven’t quite earned, and I suspect the movement will break down in a bout of petty infighting, just like the SJWs are prone to. Some of their ideas will gain political traction in the mainstream though, if nothing more than a general pushback against the madness we’ve had for the past decade or so.

  9. Everyone knows that is was the Jesuits that created the Judeo-Masonic conspiracy.

    ‘Twas the Jews and the Masons, wasn’t it?

  10. Alt-right: One of the barriers to me joining any group (from cubs upwards) has always been the nagging feeling that if I do join, sooner or later i will have to go along with something I don’t agree with.

    Political parties are an obvious example, and when I once thought that of all religions the Quakers might be an answer I discovered some global-warmest tripe woven into their big-wigs. Yeah, often the barrier is the leading lights of the gang, prompting the question whether I want to be like them. The answer is always not at all.

    As Marx (the sainted Groucho, not the prat) once said, I don’t want to be a member of any club that would have me as a member.

  11. I still read Breitbart News, but avoid the comments. I also have stopped reading it during my lunch hour at work, as Breitbart has a higher profile than it did (due to Bannon’s high profile job) and it isn’t hard to envisage a near term future where I’d be censured for it by our in-house SJWs. Zero Hedge is worse than Breitbart. As Tim says this kind of stuff is rife in the comments threads. Unfortunately I no longer trust the mainstream sufficiently to report accurately even on ‘news news’. I had, shock horror, relied mainly on the BBC website for ‘news news’, but recently I have felt that even for this purpose it’s value has declined, so I deleted my BBC News phone app. Not necessarily just because it is slanted, I sort of feel it is low quality too, with plenty of the content probably stolen from commercial sources.

    It is wrong to think of the ‘alt-right’ as a club. They are defined by what they are not, which is ‘establishment republicans’. If you are defined by what you are not then it is difficult to choose your fellow travellers. It is in fact pretty stupid to accept such an ill defined lable – as you can then easily be criticised by association.

  12. “I suspect the movement will break down in a bout of petty infighting”

    “One of the barriers to me joining any group”

    Groupthink* is a cancerous blight on any given thinking entity, its life expectancy dramatically falls when it applies. In ecological studies there is a theory that all species natural destiny is to become extinct. How quick this occurs depends on the level of biodiversity of the particular species ecosystem, the lesser the diversity, the quicker the extinction event will occur.

    The Alt-right food chain is too simple for my liking.

    *I think the groupthink hazard was something that another poster was trying to warn you about in one of your recent blogs. Not saying it’s here but be careful it doesn’t sneak up on on you.

  13. I think the groupthink hazard was something that another poster was trying to warn you about in one of your recent blogs. Not saying it’s here but be careful it doesn’t sneak up on on you.

    Absolutely. Hopefully if that happens my commentators on here will put me straight. I don’t get a lot of dissenting comments, but the only ones I delete are the ones from a rather persistent Nigerian trying to recommend a witch doctor.

    But joking aside, you’re right: I am not immune to group think and living inside my own bubble.

  14. My sympathies for anti-semites are about nil.

    On the other hand the label “anti-semitic” is now tossed about with great abandon with the conscious intention of censoring many views that are not in fact anti-semitic at all.

    For instance, if I made that remark on many American websites some neo-fascist would come along and accuse me of being anti-semitic.

  15. On the other hand the label “anti-semitic” is now tossed about with great abandon with the conscious intention of censoring many views that are not in fact anti-semitic at all.

    True. This one seemed clear-cut, though.

    I wouldn’t much have cared if he’d pointed out that a lot of American Jews are on board with the SJW garbage, and a lot of the columns you see denouncing Trump are written by metropolitan Jews. But the alt-right seem more interested in the sort of statements skinheads used to come out with.

  16. One thing, I think, that keeps anti-semitism (and various other ideologies that attribute the world’s problems to specific groups) going is that so many people can never get comfortable with the idea that the universe doesn’t give a damn about the fate of any of its constituent parts. Randomness is with us always and “control” is an illusion.

    If you can’t come to terms with that reality you’re going to need an Immanuel Goldstein.

  17. As the SJWs have done to the academy, so the alt right wants do to conservatism.
    Identity politics is cancer.

  18. Of all prejudices, I find anti-semitism the most utterly baffling.

    I can understand it: Jews in general are remarkably successful, and others don’t like it. This is especially true in the Middle East where Israel has a fully-functioning modern economy and infrastructure surrounded by places where they can barely get the traffic lights working. No wonder they’re hated.

  19. You post this and today I receive my first antisemite comment.

    Hah, I saw that! It was a matter of time before you attracted these sorts of idiots, and one has tested the water. Good job on swatting him away.

  20. The Jews are not alone on the guy’s list of culprits for the decline of the West. It includes feminists (not just the third wave), Marxists, Communists, Freudians, “Homos,” and the worst of them all, Fat Chicks. A pretty simple conspiratorial mind, it seems.

  21. The CH ‘shitlords’ bemoan the declining state of the US, casting a lot of the blame on women and their reluctance to settle down and raise wholesome American families, yet all these guys want to do is to use basic psychology/sales techniques, sorry ‘game’ to ‘pump and dump’ said women (or at least those with minimal self-esteem) and move on.

    That is the sort of behaviour said to be one of the worst points of the African American male, yet he also gets a lot of flak on CH. I reckon they’re all wiggas at heart.

  22. MC,

    My take on CH is that the guy actually gave some useful insight and tips into how guys could treat/understand women so they could slightly raise the standard of woman they attract and make the relationship more stable. I honestly think at the beginning he was just trying to help guys out, even if (assuming he is to be believed, and I do believe him) he doesn’t necessarily desire those same goals.

    What happened was a bunch of absolute losers turned up either boasting of non-existent sexual conquests or trying to “out-alpha” one another by beating down on any guy who showed the slightest bit of decency or emotion. Several times Roissy (the blog’s author) tried to clarify himself but to no avail: the idiots were there in force. My guess is this same lot cheered when he started to inject his political opinions into things, which encouraged him to become more extreme over the years without much pushback. The moderates would eventually shove off elsewhere.

    A blog is only as good as its commenters, but that implies the commenters need to be good and, to some extent, keep the blogger in line. I liked Roissy’s early stuff and he still makes good points, and I do think he writes extremely well. But his commenters became increasingly pathetic.

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