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#AltRightMeans is a Twitter hashtag accompanied by various jokes, critiques and defenses of the conservative political ideology known as the "alt-right". In late August 2016, the hashtag was launched in response to speech delivered by 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in which she linked her Republican opponent Donald Trump to the fringe political movement.


On August 24th, Twitter user @kLodeserto[1] launched the hashtag in a tweet saying "#AltRightMeans not being ashamed of being white" (shown below). Within 48 hours, the tweet gathered more than 140 likes and 70 retweets.

Kyle @kLodeserto Follow Ready for #AltRightMeans ? I'll start. #AltRightMeans not being ashamed of being white Let's get this trending! @ramzpaul @_AltRight_Anevw 78 -. 141 販酬。 9:56 PM -24 Aug 2016 RETWEETS LIKES t778 141


On August 25th, MSNBC television host Joy Reid tweeted a clip of herself denouncing the alt-right on the cable news network along with the hashtag "#AltRightMeans" (shown below). Within 24 hours, the tweet gained over 1,000 likes and 960 retweets.

That afternoon, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered a speech criticizing Donald Trump for embracing radical segments of the right-wing, while blasting the alt-right as an “emerging racist ideology.”

“The de facto merger between Breitbart and the Trump campaign represents a landmark achievement for the alt-right. A fringe element has effectively taken over the Republican Party.”

Meanwhile, Redditor notevenmylastaccount submitted an animated GIF of comments left by Trump supporters for the live YouTube feed of Clinton's speech in a post titled "#AltRightMeans" on /r/EnoughTrumpSpam (shown below).

For much of the day, the hashtag was a top trending topic in the United States on the social networking platform. Also on August 25th, several #AltRightMeans tweets attacking Hillary Clinton posted by Infowars host Paul Joseph Watson[3] reached the front page of the /r/The_Donald[4][5] subreddit (shown below).

Paul Joseph Watson Following PrisonPlanet Hillary slams Trump over ex-KKK leader David Duke. She openly endorsed KKK leader Robert Byrd, called him her "mentor". #AltRightMeans 1,775 2,435勧圆EnEDEN RETWEETS LIKES 3:24 PM -25 Aug 2016 1.8K 2.4K

In the coming days, various news sites published articles about the hashtag, including The Daily Dot,[6] Talking Points Memo,[7] Raw Story,[8] Blue Nation Review,[9] Esquire,[10] Inquisitr,[11] Mediaite[12] and Thought Catalog.[13]

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Mistress Fortune
Mistress Fortune

in reply to Mangy Black Sheep

I've said some similar criticisms in the past, like how ironic I find it's just as easy it is to "trigger" alt-righters as it is to "trigger" SJW leftists. Simply saying "I don't like Trump" without even saying accusations like "I think he's racist" will get you a storm of people shouting "cuck cuck cuck" like chickens on a farm, and if a person does accuse Trump of at least being "xenophobic" alt-righters will comment "I don't see how that's a bad thing" and how antisemitism seems to be common among alt-righters, apparently forgetting even Trump's wife isn't a native to the US and his own daughter converted to Judaism.

SJWs may be annoying with how much they love to complain about cisgendered white men and "da patriarchy," but alt-righters are equally as annoying with how they act like being a cisgendered white man means you're a "superior person" and a decent number of them seem like they really would gladly support a patriarchal government which would keep women out of seats of power. IIRC alt-righters generally even support authoritarian forms of government.


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