Florian Cramer on Fri, 26 May 2017 09:22:23 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Fwd: Neoliberalism & alt-rght trolls

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 3:30 PM, Gabriella "Biella" Coleman <
enid.coleman@mcgill.ca> wrote:

> I hope people did not actually think I am claiming the right and new
> (and Internet-enabled) manifestations of it don't exist out of the
> United States. That was not my point about the chans/alt-right. And sure
> it can take off and kick off in those parts, though it has not done so
> yet and it's just a bit harder compared to Anonymous which was begging
> for adoption due to its early activist configuration.

It has done so in the Netherlands, with the full package of chan
culture, Pepe memes and a politician of the extreme right rising
in the elections literally wearing Pepe on his shoulder - no, not
Wilders but the still-less-known Thierry Baudet and his new FvD party.
(Coincidentally or not, the leaders of the Dutch Pirate Party defected
to this party in late 2016, as I just recently learned from friends
who are more in the loop.)


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