Jews who hate gentiles are more likely to strongly identify as Jewish than Jews who don’t hate gentiles.
Blacks who hate whites are more likely to strongly identify as black than blacks who don’t hate whites.
Whites who hates Jews and blacks are more likely to strongly identify as white than whites who do not hate blacks and Jews.
Having an other to hate is usually essential for building up in-group identity.
Not only are people with a strong in-group identity more likely to have negative views of outsiders than those without a strong in-group identity, hating outsiders is a powerful way of building up in-group identity.
These forces work on Jews, blacks, Muslims, whites, Japanese, and every other strongly identifying in-group.
Nationalism is the most powerful political force in the world.
The willingness to commit violence is essential to all serious nations. You can’t have a nation unless you are willing to kill for it if necessary. Politics is serious. Ultimate politics often means killing your enemies. Jews did not establish a Jewish state without killing people. Not many nation-state have been established without killing. None can survive without possessing the potential to kill those who threaten them.
False moral categories such as “hate,” “racism,” “anti-Semitism,” and “extremism,” only obfuscate reality. Pretty much everybody prefers their own kind.
Regardless of who triumphs at the ballot box, the biggest winner of this presidential election may be the alt-right: a sprawling coalition of reactionary conservatives who have lobbied to make the United States more “traditional,” more “populist” and more white.
Once relegated to the political fringes, the alt-right has become a sudden, shocking force in mainstream politics, closely identified with the Donald Trump campaign. Trump’s campaign chief executive, Stephen Bannon, is a former executive chairman of Breitbart News, which he once described as “the platform of the alt-right.” Trump regularly retweets the memes and messages of the alt-right, which has propelled the movement into the limelight.
But lurking behind the offensive tweets and racially charged campaign rhetoric, there’s a more subtle — and far more dangerous — potential threat posed by the alt-right. As my colleagues and I found during a large-scale analysis of alt-right Twitter activity over the past nine months, the movement is growing measurably more radical, and possibly more inclined to violence.
* The WashPo has PROVEN, with CHARTS that alt-right is another word for Nazi.
“These charts show exactly how racist and radical the alt-right has gotten this year” – I love that clickbait style headlines have now made it to the WashPo. Their statistical methodology is also hilarious. In “mainstream” language the word “Jewish” is most often associate with words like “frum” (meaning religious or Orthodox in Yiddish – I didn’t know that this word had made it into general usage at all – do most Americans even know what this means?) but in alt-right forums, the word Jewish is most associated with words like “liberal”. Can you imagine what kind of deplorable Nazi skinhead would accuse American Jews of being liberal?