02-23-2017, 03:22 PM
I completely disagree with this analysis..
The white supremacists did not hijack the alt-right, some of them just naturally attached themselves to the movement because some of what the alt-right talks about is something that white supremacists are also into. Just like a lot of White Supremacists were into Ron Paul. That doesn't make Ron Paul a bad person, or enabling white supremacy, it doesn't mean the white supremacists hijacked the freedom movement, it just means that white supremacists attached themselves to the freedom movement because they want to have the freedom to disassociate from other races. I have no desire to disassociate myself from other races, but if they want to do that, then that is their business. To use that against the freedom movement is kind of ridiculous.
Again, some people who are those things attach themselves to the alt-right, but it does not define the movement.
Freedom defined the freedom movement, and freedom of (dis)association is what attracted white supremacists to the freedom movement.