Social Justice Warriors are leftists who have stared into the abyss until the abyss stared back into them. In their crusade against monsters called racism and sexism, they have become the racist, sexist monsters. Similarly, anarchists are libertarians who have stared into the abyss called "government" until they no longer cared how severely or how often liberty is violated, as long as those who violate it do not call themselves government. The alt-right must walk a fine line and remember not just what it is fighting against, but what it is fighting for, if it is to avoid the mistakes of the monsters of the 1930s.
Mistakes of the "1930s":
Not developing a long range strategic bomber.
Not speeding up development of the Me-262 jet fighter.
Attacking the Soviets too soon.
These are examples of ACTUAL Nazi mistakes, defined as things which prevent your objectives and victory. OTOH, it is a mistake to classify "stomping the crap out of enemies in a not nice manner" in and of itself as a mistake. That's how you win. The Left's policy of using violence to suppress Alt Right speech IS a victory for them, UNLESS we use it to get the somnolent average Joes on our side to destroy the Left. That's the objective, not some mythical level playing field that has never existed.
Curing ideology-induced autism, my neverending quest. But if I beat the disease you can too!
I'm not advocating Naziism as my preferred form of government btw. I'm simply pointing out that "not becoming a monster" isn't a goal. If you want to take on Godzilla, you need King Kong.
Most rank and file Left and Right folks in America want to live in basically the same kind of place, in broad strokes. The difference is strategy to get there. The best strategy will be crafted by those willing to acknowledge the most pertinent data, such as the experiment in importing Muslims which Europe has conducted for us.
Great points from both. Katie is dead right about the SJW's. They are guilty of all the excesses that they accuse us wrongly of. And of course the Alt-right is all about defending and preserving Western Civilization, which is a nice way of summarizing the bundle of values (to use a word the left is fond of misusing) that motivates us all.
And Matt is also right. It's far to easy to judge the alleged excesses of the Axis in Europe, when we don't have Stalin breathing down our necks and using every sort of brutal method to destroy us. And, seriously, that was a pretty extreme war on the Western Front as well, and if you condemn Axis behavior, what can you say about Dresden during the war [link] and Operation Keelhaul [link] afterwards.
We were stupidly fighting on the side of the Soviet Union, spending American blood and treasure to preserve its existence. We "won," and the Axis' plan to wipe communism out failed. So we had to cope with communist aggression and insurgency overseas for the following decades. And now we're having to cope with the violent "protesters" who are best thought of as spores of the dead USSR.
And that's as extreme as I'm going to get today.
Quibcags: The first is illustrated by Maria from Hayate the Combat Butler (ハヤテのごとく! Hayate no Gotoku!)., superimposed on what looks like an abyss. Number two is another superimposition, Mugi of K-On! (けいおん! Keion!) on a still of King Kong and Godzilla.