It’s been downright illuminating to watch the commentary play out on these posts, speaking as a pseudo-para-anthropologist, because commenters are splitting exactly along the Alt-West/Alt-White lines I laid out in my first major post regarding polarization:
How to divide and conquer political enemies
1. Identify the subdivisions
2. Identify their common interests and differing interests
3. Put the different interests in opposite directions, remove the common interest, polarize and separate
4. Quickly crush the more offensive, least defensive group(s)
5. Slowly crush the more defensive group(s)
The alt-right is basically made up of the alt-lite, the alt-white, and the alt-west. Their common interest is self-defense against Umbrella zombies. The alt-lites also want to go full libertardian, the alt-whites furthermore want to go full Nazi, and the alt-west wants to go full Spanish Inquisition.
Milo Yiannopoulos is an example of polarization. Libertardians like Milo, the Spanish Inquisition considers him an ally, and the Nazis consider him an enemy. In terms of public acceptance (4GW defensibility), we have alt-lite > alt-west > alt-white, whereas in terms of offensive capability it’s the opposite. If the alt-whites break ranks from this polarization (alienation), they are guaranteeing that the enemy will crush them without allies to back them up or public backlash. Who cares if purity-spiraling Nazi spergs* get SWATed?
Without the offensive group, the other groups have lost their best weapons. At that point, the slow march resumes.
Please note that I wrote this long before 1. Milo was publicly disgraced to polarize the Alt-Right divisions against each other, and 2. the TRS crew (and now Stormfront) were targeted for doxxing and legal harassment. Wait a minute, now that I think about it those things happened one right after the other…What a giant, weird (((CoInCiDenCe)))!
So please keep in mind…I might be wrong about some or all of this, and I acknowledge that, but I do have a pretty good track record so far. It’s not malicious deconstruction…hell, it’s not even criticism.