Some Tweeters Are Kidding, Some Are Serious, All Want to Explain What #AltRightMeans
Usually when something trends on Twitter, some of the mentions stoking the trend are full of outrage that it’s trending at all. It’s a cyclical problem and angry people never seem to realize that by mentioning the trend over and over in fury, they’re keeping it on the board. Trends are often full of people who support them and hate them, but today’s trend puts a spin on that.
Today’s trend seems to be equally loved by everyone participating, though some are using #AltRightMeans to call out what they perceive as bigotry and racism and others are using it to hold up what they see as excellent values.
The topic is getting play because major pundits have tried to explain it this week after Donald Trump hired Breitbart‘s Steve Bannon, leading to an attempt by Hillary Clinton to underscore his alt-right ties:
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) August 25, 2016
— New Day (@NewDay) August 25, 2016
Here are some whistle-blowers:
— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) August 25, 2016
Let’s be clear here: #AltRightMeans fascist. “Alt-right” is a euphemism for far-right. It’s not new; it’s 100 years old.
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) August 25, 2016
#AltRightMeans white supremacy. That’s all Alt Right is. Another code word for white supremacy. Nothing more nothing less
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) August 25, 2016
All Right pic.twitter.com/DhGp1Jm72a
— Very Serious People™ (@TheXclass) August 25, 2016
Here are a few of the people having some jokes at the alt right’s expense:
— Supreme SJW Snoke (@SJWsnoke) August 25, 2016
#AltRightMeans My dwarf hamsters Tetsuo and Heydrich live in a habitrail made of stiffened gym socks.
— Matt Christman (@cushbomb) August 25, 2016
#altrightmeans a racist, homophobic anti-Semitic movement led by a gay Zionist Jew known to enjoy the company of African gentlemen.
— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) August 25, 2016
#AltRightMeans accusing the left of being PC crybabies then having a meltdown for two days over an interracial couple in an Old Navy ad.
— D (@Delo_Taylor) August 25, 2016
#AltRightMeans Photoshopping a MAGA hat on your avi because you’re dedicated to the cause but not dedicated enough to spend $20
— Probillmatic (@UweBollocks) August 25, 2016
And here you can see the people who are defending the movement:
#AltRightMeans trying to discredit young moderates who are against the regressive left by painting them as racists, sexists, etc…
— Enraged Libertarian (@Granite_Hope) August 25, 2016
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) August 25, 2016
We don’t want our tax $ to be used 2 import people who will kill our citizens & rape our daughters pic.twitter.com/aha4ynj1fH
— Oak-Town☢Unfiltered☢ (@hrtablaze) August 25, 2016
— Lauren Southern (@Lauren_Southern) August 25, 2016
Hopefully, by looking at all of these tweets, you can piece together what #AltRightMeans for yourself.
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