Reply to post: Re: Alt Right is PC for Rascist, lets call them racist to be clear

YouTube's radicalizing Alt-right trolls and Facebook's recruiting new language boffins

jrd

Re: Alt Right is PC for Rascist, lets call them racist to be clear

"Stop using the euphemism alt-right to refer to racism, that just enables the racist."

Problem is, who gets to assign the labels and who gets to decide what they mean? I remember a time when people described themselves as "alt right" to mean they had right of centre views but did not align themselves with existing right-wing groups (such as the Republicans). These were often libertarian, free-market, minimal-government types, and there was no implication that they were also neo-Nazis or white supremacists.

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