That the Alt Right/nationalists are again being shoahed across the Internet is nothing new:
- YouTube: Stefan Molyneux; NPI/Radix; AmRen; Richard Spencer; David Duke
- Reddit: Some 2,000 subs, including /r/HBD, the few remaining more “intellectual” nationalist subs that had evaded a ban to this day, and a bunch of vaguely transgressive joke/meme subs.
Nor that it is coordinated between several major platforms at once (Reddit, YouTube, and Twitch), this has also become standard practice.
It does seem to be mark a step escalation in severity. One of the banned Reddit subs was /r/The_Donald, which was by now a thoroughly boring, normiecon venue with none of the energy and memetic magic of the Trump 2016 campaign. (Much like Trump himself after the failed Tulsa rally). No matter, away it goes, despite at 800,000 subscribers being by far the most prominent political sub to be banned to date. Reddit is by far the world’s largest forum, and Trump supporters have been deprived of one of their main online nodes for organizing; but I sure this will not stop the US from lecturing other countries on “fair” elections.
The Reddit purge follows less than a month after the resignation of Reddit founder Alexis Ohanion, who recommended his position be filled with a Black person – Michael Seibel, in the event – and the company announcing they would be implementing even more radical restrictions on free speech. Soon after, incidences arose of Reddit banning individual accounts for merely upvoting (“liking”) certain posts that were in retrospect judged to have promoted “hate”. This would make it the platform-wide equivalent of punishing crimethink. Today, in tandem with the purge, Twitter has announced a platform-wide ban on hate speech – while making its real agenda by making an explicit exemptions for white people:
While the rule on hate protects such groups, it does not protect all groups or all forms of identity. For example, the rule does not protect groups of people who are in the majority or who promote such attacks of hate.
However, even more notable than this, in my opinion, is that we are also seeing a mass ban of Far Left subs – most prominently, the /r/ChapoTrapHouse subreddit.
Based on a podcast of the same name, it has developed its own unique culture of leftist shitposting, complete with meme and insider jokes that was quite distinct and refreshing compared to SJW psychotwaddle (ironically, some are even appropriated from the Alt Right, e.g. they call each other “based” if for mostly different reasons). Make no mistake, there is next to no opportunity for “intersection” with them so for as nationalists are concerned – we are all racists and “MAGA chuds” to them, nor do they care on any for free speech (“freeze peach” accompanied by dancing crabs whenever some right-winger gets stomped by Zucc or @jack). Though in all fairness that’s a pretty universal trait, we all know that most neolibs and rightoids couldn’t care less about free speech as a core universal principle either, so kudos to them for their blunt honesty.
And they do have their good points. One thing I want to emphasize is that in the American context, it is the libs, the Maddows and Joy Reids, who are desperate to pin everything on PUTLER.
The chapos, the real leftists, for their part hate “the libs” almost as much as they hate Trumpists, mock them on account of their Trump Derangement Syndrome and RussiaGate histrionics no less than any /pol/ shitlord, and tend to have read books other than Harry Potter.
They also happen to unironically want to hang landlords, hate American imperialism far more than any other foreign Power, and yearn to impose FULLCOMMUNISM.
As such, while a world with “chapos” in power in America will very likely be worse for ordinary Americans – they are far more radical than Bernie Sanders, while as I have pointed out, Bernie is himself considerably more radical than most European communists – it will be better for the world as a whole, as they follow Lenin’s dictum to turn imperialist war into civil and class war. Frankly, they would probably even be better for the world than an America ruled by the Alt Right, considering that it is dominated by people like Boomer Bannon, who are just going to take America on a last crusade to make the Middle East safe for Israel and safeguard Taiwanese rights to gay marriage.
Now at this point I would like to make a subtle point. Many conservative types are pretty simplistic when it comes to political theory, to them everybody from Pelosi and Soros down to the Black Bloc are on the same, anti-America team. But this is only superficially true. While the neoliberal establishment is happy to use Antifa as shock troops, this is only true to the extent that their interests are congruent, e.g. participating in shows of force to demoralize Trump supporters. And Antifa is happy enough to take oligarch money. I mean, why wouldn’t they – there are good commie aphorisms about rope sales. But this same establishment, also for understandable reasons, does not appreciate it when they “go off the reservation”, and start to (seriously) attack banks and imperialism – as opposed to gamers, nerds, Karens, and rednecks. At that point, it becomes necessary to rein them back in.
Look at it from the Deep State’s perspective. In the short-term, we are probably going to see Israeli annexations of Palestinian territory that are going to provoke intense left-wing ire. In the long-term, while Trump and Conservatism Inc. seem to have essentially thrown in the towel, like the Tsarist regime in February 1917, the Biden administration that is likely to replace it this November is unlikely to enjoy much in the way of approval or even legitimacy. Navigating the 2020s from such a position of weakness will be extremely hard as it is. They could do without the chapos and adjacent left-wing extremists growing too big for their breeches.