The SPLC Reveals That the Alt-Right Has Killers In Their Ranks

The alt-right is largely seen as an unfunny biblical joke populated by out-of-touch, angry (mostly) white men who live in the cesspools of the internet, have unimpressive lives and can’t get women to talk to them even if they’re doctors. However, as we’ve seen in Charlottesville in August of 2017, for example. there are members who will make sure no one laughs as they will give no fucks and take out as many people as possible.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has recently written an extensive and informative article about murderous alt-right foot soldiers. They’ve counted over 100 kills done by men influenced and associated by alt-right “philosophies”. Yet, the movement continues to attract impressionable folks. As long as there are reality and morally challenged white guys who feel their world’s being taken away from them and that their racist, misogynistic, xenophobic attitudes are justified due to poisonous entitlement, there are always places for them to feel at home.

The SPLC briefly describes a heinous crime in New Mexico by someone who followed alt-right ideologies:

On December 7, 2017, a 21-year-old white male posing as a student entered Aztec High School in rural New Mexico and began firing a handgun, killing two students before taking his own life.

At the time, the news of the shooting went largely ignored, but the online activity of the alleged killer, William Edward Atchison, bore all the hallmarks of the “alt-right”—the now infamous subculture and political movement consisting of vicious trolls, racist activists, and bitter misogynists.

However, the murderous trend has been traced back to 2014 in Isla Vista, California, and it began with a sad incel (involuntarily celibate) fellow you may have heard of going by the name Elliot Rodger who killed six people and harmed several others before taking his own life. Since that act of terrorism though, there were more killings done by those who supported or were a lot of the alt-right’s hate mongering.

The SPLC Explains:

Like Atchison and Rodger, these perpetrators were all male and, with the exception of three men, all under the age of 30 at the time they are alleged to have killed. The average age of the alt-right killers is 26. The youngest was 17. One, Alexandre Bissonnette, is Canadian, but the rest are American. While some certainly displayed signs of mental illness, all share a history of consuming and/or participating in the type of far-right ecosystem that defines the alt-right…

…the dark engine of the movement is reactionary white male resentment. Alt-right propaganda is designed to nourish the precise grievances recited by the disillusioned and indignant young men that dominate its ranks. It provides a coherent—but malicious—worldview. For a recruit, the alt-right helps explain why they don’t have the jobs or the sexual partners or the overall societal and cultural respect that they believe (and are told) to be rightfully theirs. This appeal is resonating at a moment in the United States when economic inequality is worsening and a majority-minority United States is forecasted for 2044—developments exploited by racist propagandists.

The article is long, but helpful. Click here to read it in its entirety.  

12 thoughts on “The SPLC Reveals That the Alt-Right Has Killers In Their Ranks

  1. I don’t normally lend SPLC the hand out of credence since they, themselves are an anti-White hate group if one applies their own rankings to them. Then, the were created to showcase specifically White “hate groups,” so that’s to be expected. However, they did a decent job of this one – especially in describing Alt-Right as a movement rather than a group.

    Of course, if one chose to look into it, one would find similar killers, if with different rationales, in most movements of this generalized sort, i.e., its unreasonable to doubt that many BLM supporters / “members (it’s also a movement more than a group) are murderers, just more likely crime or gang related than lone wolf, “terrorist,” psychopaths.

    In this we ARE equal. Irrespective of our cultures (what so many want to call race) our protest-centric, anger-based movements draw a certain number of bad people to them.

    1. So, anytime one documents any and all activities of racism by white people, that means they’re anti-white? Do you believe how snowflakey that sounds?

      To equate the alt-right with BLM is all kinds of erroneous. BLM has never advocated the extermination of white people or the police. If you were to do actual research as opposed to go to a site that satisfies your hears and hatred, you would see that BLM is not in the same shitty league as the alt-right. It’s not even close. BLM is about recognizing the humanity and value of black lives, something that has never been a part of American society. It, nor any other civil and public organization by blacks for blacks has been about black supremacy through white oppression or white genocide. That dishonor goes to the alt-right and it’s many factions. Their pride can only come from hating nonwhites. It’s a zero-sum outlook on life to them. They think anti-racism is anti-white. It’s wrong, chock full of nonsense and all around, it’s stupid.

      Also, even if there are killers in such black organizations (Which I never heard of), they PALE in comparison to that of the KKK and other hate groups, including the alt-right.

      Maybe if you were to actually listen to black people and their grievances instead of angrily telling them what to think, say and feel, you would have a better understanding of what it means to be black in a white dominated society.

  2. I’m sorry, the above poster is full of so much right wing bullshit about BLM. That’s just straight up bullshit. BLM isn’t advocating a philosophy that requires that we destroy white people or the police, or that white society owes us something. That just the pure lying crap that the internet has been inundated with about Black people in general. It’s demonization, just like with the Black Panthers.

    It’s sad that I trust the SPLC, more than I ever would the FBI on its crime stats. The vast majority of violent crime is actually being committed by white men, while they justify their murders by saying they’re defending their livelihoods from Black and brown people. And it’s only going to get worse as white men become more radicalized against everyone who isn’t white and male, as their resentment against everyone, and everything, that doesn’t cater to their sense of entitlement, grows.

    1. I agree 100%. It’s so intellectually dishonest to have to start discussions with ridiculous false equivalencies like “BLM = the Alt-Right.” It’s maddening, but not even a surprise anymore. The current U.S. president equated actual self-identified neo-nazis and white supremacists with those protesting them. Look anywhere online and you’ll see people stating that BLM and the KKK are the same (despite BLM never once knocking on a shanty door with a rope in the middle of the night). People have even said that the NAACP = the KKK. It’s almost impossible to have honest or productive discussions when racists try to start the conversation with crazy false equivalencies like that.

      1. So true. The point of these false equivalent statements is to derail and drown out Black people and others when they talk about race.

  3. Hmmm..I’ve been trying to find social groups like BLM who have ever maliciously killed White people. I have not seen any. All of the history books I have were written by White men and they never will. BLM can never be compared to the alt right. They can’t even compare it to the the Nation Of Islam because they never terrorized people with their hands. On top of that all of these supposed Black
    ” terrorists” were positive role models in their communities. They were/ are helping building their communities, educating young Black people,speak against police brutality..etc. What have the alt right done for their fellow men/ women ? Absolutely nothing but kill people and that can be proven.

  4. Found this article on the McClatchy DC Bureau website: “White and far-right extremists kill more cops, but FBI tracks black extremists more closely, many worry”.

    The violence of rightwing extremists has taken the lives of an unexpected group: police officers. According to the McClatchy article,

    “White supremacist and other far-right extremist groups have killed 51 police officers since 1990, according to a report published by the Anti-Defamation League last week. Left-wing extremist groups, including black nationalists, killed 11 during the same period.

    In 2017 alone, black nationalists and other leftists killed no police, while white supremacists and anti-government extremists fatally attacked a police officer and two corrections officers, the report said.

    But while the FBI tracks so-called “black identity extremists” as domestic terror threats — as an FBI counterterrorism report completed in August and leaked in October revealed — it doesn’t have an equivalent designation for white extremists.

    Experts worry that the broad labeling of black groups, and not white ones, is an indication that federal law enforcement’s targeting of certain groups is based less on evidence than on politics.

    […] critics point out that the “white supremacy” category applies to specific organizations and groups with a specific message, while “black identity extremists” are defined far more broadly; the two are not equivalent, they maintain.”

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article196423174.html

    It seems the government considers non-violent protest by Black people more of a threat than armed White hooligans killing police.

      1. ” Thanks for the info, but since its not what some people want to hear, its irrelevant to them.” Its a part of a conspiracy. Fake news and all of that.”

        Yep..it was like that in the past and even worse now.

  5. ” Its seems the government considers non- violent protest by Black people more of a threat than White hooligans killing police ”

    Yep…its been a problem since day one and is the same in 2018. Ironically, I just got finished reading an article about California cops helping White supremacists quell anti racist/ fascists protesters.( Source: The Guardian .Feb 9 ,2018). No surprise. They have always been on the White supremacists side no matter how much they try to deny it. Although there are some good cops,its guys like them that make it extremely difficult for people.. especially minorities ..to trust.

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