The Alt-Right Playbook: The Card Says Moops

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Borrowed Observation #1 – David Roberts mentions the "card says moops" scene in Seinfeld while explaining postmodern conservatism: https://grist.org/politics/david-roberts-explains-postmodern-conservatism-in-36-tweets/

Borrowed Observation #2 – Jay Allen describes chan culture: https://twitter.com/a_man_in_black/status/540095841948553217

Borrowed Observation #3 – Schrodinger’s Douchebag defined by Sally Strange (not sure who first originated the term): https://imgur.com/gallery/wEhXGrr

Borrowed Observation #4 – "We are what we pretend to be," from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Mother Night: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/13719-we-are-what-we-pretend-to-be-so-we-must

This essay was deeply-informed by Harry Frankfurt’s essay On Bullshit: http://www2.csudh.edu/ccauthen/576f12/frankfurt__harry_-_on_bullshit.pdf

The Daily Stormer’s handbook on how to radicalize people using (among other things) performative irony: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/daily-stormer-nazi-style-guide_us_5a2ece19e4b0ce3b344492f2

Reactionary YouTuber kills his dad for calling him a Nazi: https://www.thedailybeast.com/youtube-trumpkin-and-former-milo-intern-kills-his-own-dad-for-calling-him-a-nazi