I recently came across the concept of the “Alt Left” or “Alternative Left.” I still can’t find good information on this, or whether it really exists in any significant way, but see here, here, here, here, and here.
See this video below where the “Alt Right” YouTube personality Millennial Woes interviews people who self-identify as “Alt Left.”
For christ’s sake, this is a truly bizarre movement. Curiously, one of them seems to be a lapsed Marxist, but still spouting Marxist claptrap about the labour theory of value. Perhaps some of these current “Alt Left” supporters are more reasonable than others, however. See here for an interesting description of the politics and views of one of the less extreme “Alt Left” bloggers.
The “Alt Left” seems to me – if such a movement does exist – to be mostly a bizarre product of extreme left-wing Postmodernist ethnic-racial identity politics, except – and here is the key – applied to white people.
These are Western white people who have been brainwashed in Postmodernist and Social Justice Warrior identity politics, but suddenly transform into supporters of white identity politics.
I was then struck by something really profound: these “Alt Left” people are just brilliant evidence of how toxic Postmodernism really is, because left-wing people who get disillusioned with Postmodernism and have no sensible left-wing tradition to fall back on – say, a secular but tolerant liberal nationalism – could, by using Postmodernist identity politics ideas, easily morph into a bizarre left-wing mirror image of the right-wing white nationalists or “Alt Right.”
That is the logical end of Postmodernist identity politics, if it were consistently applied and not gripped by such a hatred of white people. And, even worse, this Alt Left movement could then morph into a type of left-wing fascism.
Let this be a warning to us all about the insanity of Postmodernism!