Weather Bob wrote:I used to think there was some kind of bright line between "normal" Republicans (even very conservative ones) and the alt-right.
there may or may not be; i tend to think so for a few reasons . . . one of them being is that i recall them being through that kind of rigamarole with folks like david duke and some of the candidates they got in the first full-scale congressional election (2010) after the launching of the tea party movement -- and at the end of the day, there are people higher up in the party whose livelihood depends on the party remaining relevant and having dues and donations pour in. why shit in their own nest?
one thing i read about in the globe & mail
some time ago was these kinds of dog whistle things on social media and elsewhere, with one which i have not seen here but have encountered elsewhere is the thing with the three pair of parentheses . . .
But then Flanders started using alt-right code words like "cuck" in his posts here. I had always thought of him as an aggressively partisan but fundamentally "normal" Republican.
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did he do so in cases that didn't involve actual, literal cuckoldry? i don't recall that he did; i remember it only in one case which actually involved two actual, quite literal, cases of cuckoldry, that being the discussion of the fast girl
book by s f hamilton which deals with, in part, the cuckolding of her old man, and then a foron flipping his lid about the discussion, probably because it hit a little close to home . . . in cases like that, i think it behooves folks to write out the entire word to prevent potential misunderstandings. it is not a trivial thing by any means.
i agree with u about mr soros maybe ²⁹⁄₃₂ or so -- i first saw soros
used as a code word in dog whistle politics by both the far right and extreme left wings of occupy wall street as well as ostensible fellow travellers angry about the near east situation, but people should also remember what his media organisation in croatia did for a number of years trying (and the same thing elsewhere too) to destabilise the situation and break down societal cohesion at a time when the designs of thatcher, g h w b, their successors* in office and milošević et al had on central europe as a whole were still very much an open question . . . now, of course, i've never heard the alt right voice an opinion about it, naturally . . . there were apparently protesters with signs blaming israel and the jewish community in diaspora for the terrorist attacks in new york, washington, and pennsylvania less than 15 hours after 7 world trade centre crumbled.
* of course president clinton ended up being very helpful with that and other parts of the same situation -- add that to actually fixing
the northern ireland problem and i really wonder why he didn't get at least one nobel prize . . .