Rabbithole time. I read about a fascists I hadn’t heard of. I’m guessing that this info is being siloed into the LGBTQ+ social cloud, and not leaking over into the antifascist or general progressive social cloud.
I found this article, The ‘Hunting’ of LGBTQ People Is the Far-Right’s Worst ‘Joke’, by Eddie Kim, at Mel Magazine.
They have a section titled Dispatches from the Manosphere, about the online male misogynist right-wing, with a lot of useful information. Unfortunately, their page navigation is absent, so you get only a couple weeks worth of articles.
The current constellation of far-right issues includes:
- Accusing LGBTQ+ people of being pedophiles.
- Joining with and co-opting the anti-mask/anti-vaxx movement.
- Promoting white supremacy and anti-black, anti-BLM racism.
- Explicit Anti-Communism.
- Promoting Christianity.
- Alliance with fascist Proud Boys group.
- QAnon conspiracy theory.
The movement, however, goes beyond confrontations with leftists. When these proto-fascists were in Glendora, a conservative city in Los Angeles County, they were not on guard. Rather, they were sedate, and the main political activity included:
- Collecting signatures to recall George Gascon, a progressive reformer District Attorney.
- Signing up to protest the Glendora school system for teaching about racism (an anti-CRT action)
Middle Class Resentment
Their strategy is to try and appeal to white people who feel victimized by the government.
At first glance, it may look like they are organizing only marginal people, but that’s not the case. They are also organizing resentful middle class people, mostly white, who fear change.
It’s easy to miss this if you ignore people and communities of color, who are more working class than white communities.
Fundraiser Book Sale: Support this blog by purchasing one of the books I have for sale. You can buy on ebay, or contact me to buy directly.
Macroeconomics by Mankiew 5th Ed
ONE OF US by Asne Seierstad – 1st HCDJ 2015 – ExLib – Anders Breivik Norway
The Temples of Angkor by Miloslav Krasa and Jan Cifra, NO DJ
Diana Fuss Essentially Speaking Feminism Nature and Difference
Peter Irons The Courage of Their Convictions, Supreme Court
Matsuri By Michael Askenazi Japan Anthropology
Fragments of Empire by Madhavi Kale, Indian Indentured Labor