The New York Times, generally a propaganda organ for Communism disguised as progressive Democrat policies, picked up an important detail about the Alt Right:
Even so, this more narrowly defined alt-right may be a force. In the internet age, political consciousness can be raised not just through quarterlies, parties and rallies but also through comment boards, console games and music videos. The internet solves the organizing problem of mobs, even as it gives them incentives not to stray from their screens. The adjective â€œalt-rightâ€ does not just denote recycled extremist views â€” it also reflects the way those views have been pollinated by other internet concerns and updated in the process.
For example, the alt-right has an environmentalist component, centered on a neo-pagan group called the Wolves of Vinland. The Norwegian heavy-metal musician Varg Vikernes, after serving 16 years for murder, has an alt-right blog that contains his musings on everything from Norse mythology to the meaning of the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik. There are sci-fi and video-game enthusiasts, too, including many who participated in the â€œGamerGateâ€ uproar of 2014, which pitted (as the alt-right sees it) feminist game designers trying to emasculate the gaming world against (as the feminists saw it) a bunch of misogynist losers.
Alert readers will note that we mentioned black metal as an influence on the Alt Right some time ago. Vikernes is composer and instrumentalist for the one-man band Burzum and his videos are frequently cited on these pages.