- has no formal ideology
- there is "no one way to define its ideology"
- There is no formal organization &
- it is not clear if the alt-right can be considered as a movement
- "Because of the nebulous nature of anonymous online communities, nobody’s entirely sure who the alt-righters are and what motivates them
- It’s also unclear which among them are true believers &
- which are smart-ass troublemakers trying to ruffle feathers"
- Many of its own proponents often claim they are joking or seeking to provoke an outraged response
- "a label, like 'snob' or 'hipster,' that is often disavowed by people who exemplify it"
They include elements of:
- white nationalism, white supremacism,
- right-wing populism,
- the neoreactionary movement
- "neo-monarchists, masculinists, conspiracists, belligerent nihilists"
- strong opposition to both legal and illegal immigration &
- hard-line stance on the European migrant crisis
- oppose miscegenation &
- advocates collectivism as well as tribalism
- political correctness is seen by the alt-right as "the greatest threat to their liberty."
- disdain for mainstream politics as well as
- support for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign