Patrice Riemens on Thu, 25 May 2017 22:30:23 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Neoliberalism & alt-rght trolls

On 2017-05-16 15:17, Gabriella "Biella" Coleman wrote:

> Just to take two examples: As you note, above, the alt-right demands
> economic nationalism (in their own language they are anti-globalist).
> Anonymous, once it broke free of the chans became a far fling
> internationalist movement with nodes in India, Malaysia, the
> Philippines, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Japan, nearly every
> country in Latin America, Europe, even the Dominican Republic... Makes
> sense given their philosophy is premised an a radical opensourceness,
> repeating the mantra--anyone can be Anonymous--that allowed it to
> spread far and wide.
> The Alt-right has failed to expand internationally and currently is
> configured largely as an American phenomena, so much so, that when
> they tried to meddle in the election in France, they failed.

While the alt.right might have flopped in France in its Anglo 
configuration - since France has a much older and far more efficient 
alternative, thank you very much - remember the French revolution, 
unlike the American one, was profoundly political, and hence has still 
not been properly digested, as Zhou EnLai noted. But in the Netherlands 
it is very much alive and kicking. That should not come as a surprise 
from that misty, muddy appendage in the European delta which for long 
has been a swamp for the most diluted and debased Anglo culture. (OK, 
that was our Dutch bashing session for the day)

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