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Re: <nettime> Nagle's Question..
jan hendrik brueggemeier on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:49:16 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Nagle's Question..


Well... What we witnessed in Germany in the naughties and early 2000 and still going today I suppose is the public claiming of "nationally liberated zones" particularly in the east if Germany but not exclusively. This included a larger group of neo-fascists (I can't recall exact number atm) going "underground" and only be discovered more than a decade later ...

On 16 Aug 2017, David Garcia <d.garcia {AT} new-tactical-research.co.uk> wrote:
Referencing Angela Nagle’s short piece for the Baffler -Goodbye Pepe-The End of the alt-right- 

Nagle (that most astute chronicler and interpreter of the dynamics behind the rise of the alt-right)
has written piece on how Charlottesville and the death of Heather Heyer, marks the end of a significant phase of
the alt.right, foreclosing the ironic dodges tactical ambiguity that has been their stock in trade- e.g.flirt with Nazism
but then to laugh at anyone who took these gestures at face value-..

But for me the heart of the piece lies in the following question:

- At a tragic moment like this, few will want to take a step back and ask the genuinely difficult questions.
What is it about the alt-right that has captured the imagination of so many young people and at least
intrigued a great many more ? And if it is true that the commited alt—right becomes more isolated but more
militant, what will become of all those young people-especially the young men who have been radicalised by
the alt-right’s ideas and never convinced otherwise? What will be the real-world consequences of forcing such
figures out of their semi-ironic anonymous on-line fantasy land, and potentially thrusting the into a toxic flirtation
with violent of-line tactics ? -

For us to discuss...

Full text-
https://thebaffler.com/latest/goodbye-pepe?utm_content=bufferc39b1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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