What the hell is ‘alt-right’ and how many more classifications do we have to segment the human race into?
Someone once tried to explain it to me. I didn’t ‘get’ it and still don’t. As far as I can tell it’s the new word to replace ‘racist’ which has been thrown at all but five people on the planet so far. There was ‘far right’ for a while but I suppose they pushed that as far as they could and had to go sideways. Hence ‘alt’. ‘Bigot’ sems to have fallen out of use since those last five have now been labelled bigots and the trolls stopped calling everyone ‘paedo’ because the Ctrl-Left (see, I can make up pretend classifications too) now want to make that the New Normal.
Well I don’t want it normalised. My own kids are grown up and now safe from paedos but I have a granddaughter and any paedo trying it… well they won’t be equipped to try it again. I might go to jail but as you get older, a life sentence is much less of a threat than it used to be. Besides, the elderly are looked after much better in prison than in ‘care’ homes these days.
I note that even those on the left are now being labelled ‘alt-right’ by… those on the left who think they are the moderate ones. You know, the shouty, violent moderate Marxists who the courts used to lock up in the days before insanity descended on the entire planet. Soon, the last five people will be labelled alt-right and they’ll have to come up with another made-up insult.
When they started using ‘racist’ to shut down anyone who disagreed with their lunatic ideas, it worked. People didn’t want to be called that. Now? I see tweets calling pretty much everyone a racist with abolutely no evidence whatsoever to support that accusation. It’s not even connected to the matter being discussed. You want Brexit? Racist. How dare you want this country to be able to make its own laws and trade agreements? That is (somehow) racist.
Now everyone is racist for absolutely anything. You want to play Christmas songs? Racist! ‘White Christmas’ eh? Why not just dress up in KKK robes and have done with it. Yes it is that silly. It has gone beyond silly. Real life is now something Kafka wouldn’t have tried to publish because it is far too absurd.
Something Zaphod pointed out on Twitter – you cannot be neutral on any subject now. It’s true. If you don’t fully support a thing then you must be absolutely against it. ‘Don’t care’ is simply not an option.
I have occasionally been asked if I support gay marriage. The answer is ‘no’.
Therefore I am against gay marriage? The answer is still ‘no’.
I am not gay. I have no religion. Other people being gay does not affect me. Other people having religion does not affect me (excluding the ones who want to kill me for not having the same religion as them and it’s not just the Islamists). If two people who are gay want to get together under a legal framework called marriage, this has absolutely no effect on me whatsoever.Even if I was religious and believed they were condemning themselves to Hell, well that’s between them and God. I’m not getting involved in that and if there is a God worth having then he, she or it has no need of human help. Tip: If your God needs your help to do anything at all, that’s not a real God.
If there is a God, I will not wonder whether he/she/it is alt-right or ctrl-left. I will only wonder why he has not yet pressed ctrl-alt-del. It’s way past time.
I do not feel the need to either support or condemn something that is, in my life, of no consequence whatsoever. I simply do not care.
That is not allowed any more. Everything is binary. No shades of grey, no ‘doesn’t matter to me either way’ issues. You support the de-gendering and sterilisation of people or you are dead set against it. I have two views on this.
If an adult feels strongly enough about it and decides, for themselves, without coercion, that that is what they want then let them go ahead and do it. I don’t want to pay for it through taxes but I will not put any obstacle in their way.
However, when a so-called charity pushes children, even infants, into saying they are transgender, gets them put on puberty blockers and cons them into living as the wrong gender, I have a big problem with it. They are ruining those lives. Puberty blockers will delay development. Forcing them into surgery will sterilise them forever. There is no going back from that. Oh they can have more surgery and cosmetically transition back but they will never have children.
Those little lives are already ruined for political ideology, a bit of parental virtue signalling and a lot of taxpayer cash into a so-called charity. And I know I will get called ‘alt-right’ for saying that. I don’t care. You might as well call me jinglebells, toadbasket or flapweasel. I cannot be offended by words that have no meaning to me. Heck, no matter what you call me, I’m sure I can always say I have been called worse in the past. I have, for over half a century, been a deliberately irritating little bastard.
There has been a trend lately for parents to refer to a baby as a ‘theyby’ because it is gender neutral. Okay. Which gender is ‘baby’? It’s already a damn gender neutral word! ‘Theybe’ should be a warning sign to Social Services that they should keep a close eye on these parents because they are quite clearly bonkers and probably should not have bred.
Unfortunately Social Services, like everything else, is so infused with political correctness they dare not do anything sensible in case they are fired or arrested. I actually considered ‘Common Purpose’ to be a conspiracy theory until a few years ago when they started putting their deranged ‘leader’ on YouTube. Using ‘subtle’ body language you could have seen from five miles away in fog. Really. It was exaggerated to the point of semaphore. Politicians use it, and it shows. Oh, it’s comical, but so many fools fall for it.
People are now called ‘alt-right’ and apologise for it without knowing what it means. People call other people ‘alt-right’ without having the first idea what it means. There is only one sensible response to being called ‘alt-right’.
Reply with ‘I don’t know what it is. Can you explain it?’ My bet is they’ll switch to ‘fascist’. They don’t know what that means either.
If they did, they’d definitely keep quiet about it.