>>106319464>It's actually the alt-right or right's own fault that they've developed a dodgy reputation
With one sentence you've demonstrated just how inundated you are in targeted sociological programming. If it wasn't sad it would be impressive.
There's endless mountains of research demonstrating what you see in film, television, the news and other forms of broadcasting greatly influence (if not outright dictate) your views on anything those outlets choose to cover. The prevailing zeitgeist on any given topic, or in your words "reputation", is carefully formulated by those with the most publicly-accessed, prominent venues. The same few groups own virtually every one of these venues, and it is well-known (even public knowledge) they collaborate just as often as they compete. The "alt-right" doesn't even have to exist for your to learn how to hate and "identify" them.
It's an electronic Pavlov's dog exercise. These private entities who control the public channels have trained you to turn off your willingness to think critically when something appears "alt-right." With enough time and effort you could be 100% convinced that anything is a secret nazi codeword and reflexively dismiss it. The ok-hand gesture is one of the more harmless and easily-cited examples, if only because it's so innocuous that even (((they))) had a difficult time convincing ordinary people that a gesture older than America itself is code for nationalists. Nationalism itself is another example, as you've been systematically trained to despise patriotism, self-preservation and your own culture. If I asked you to write an essay on why "nationalism" is objectively harmful you couldn't do it.
But I fully acknowledge I'm wasting my time writing this; as Alinsky said, you can't de-program someone so hopelessly indoctrinated, even one who grasps desperately for meaning and higher reason. It's easier to just say fuck niggers and fuck jannies.