By Brandon Martinez
I got in a confrontation with numerous alt-right Putin Cultists in the comments section on Richard Spencer’s site.
The exchanges were basically fruitless because the vast majority of them proffered nothing more than cheap trolling tactics. When their Putin Cult is challenged, alt-righters respond with the following bullshit:
1) Accuse you of being a “neocon”. This accusation is dumb and hypocritical because alt-righters’ views on Islam are similar if not identical to neocons and Israeli Likudniks, so that label could just as easily be applied to them. It’s also a dodge to avoid arguments.
2) Accuse you of being a Jew. This accusation is particularly dumb when wielded in defense of Putin whose personal best friends are two Jewish brothers, the Rotenbergs, who he helped become billionaires. In fact, 25% of the richest Russians today are Jewish thanks to Putin’s policies. None of that is criticized by the Putin Cultists, but people who point that out are bizarrely the ones accused of harbouring sympathies for Jews!
3) Accuse you of being non-white or not sufficiently white, thus making the ridiculous implication that the validity of your arguments depends on the purity of your blood. In my case some of these idiots employed the American redneck fallacy of equating Spanish (a European ethnic group from Spain) with Hispanic/Latino (which is itself not a racial but linguistic category). They obviously don’t apply this consistently because if that’s the case then white leftists, liberals, SJWs and communists should have the ear of alt-righters on the sole basis that they’re “hhhwhites.” But they obviously dismiss and ridicule the opinions of any whites that don’t share their views on race, nationalism and culture. So this is another stupid dodge to avoid real arguments.
None of them could actually debate honestly Putin’s faults. They simply said that he should be supported because he’s not liked by other people who are bad. That’s equivalent to saying that the Italian mafia should be liked and supported because rival gangs don’t like them and say mean things about them. This is how intellectually dull they are in their defense of Putin. They literally just adopt the opposite position of anything “the media” is pushing, as per their counter-signalling crusade to oppose anything that “liberals” or “Democrats” are saying.
Many of these people are actually not very intelligent and are involved in this purely to have fun trolling leftists anonymously on the internet.
While I have many views on issues like race and immigration that could be considered alt-right, the movement in its organized form has basically become a cult, which is why I wouldn’t get directly involved with it. It is also heavily infiltrated and led by people who are either direct agents or extreme sycophants of Russia and is developing into a fifth-column cat’s paw for the expansionist Eurasianist agenda of Putin, which I oppose.