Month: July 2020

Savitri Devi And The Radical Right’s Fascination With Esoteric Nazism

In her quest to find spiritual roots for Nazism, Savitri Devi hijacked the beliefs of both Hinduism and Pharaoh Akhenaton. Decades after her attempt, the quest to find spirituality in Nazism has not disappeared from the ranks of the radical right. Why does the alt-right seems fascinated with Savitri Devi, a fascist devotee who made… Continue reading “Savitri Devi And The Radical Right’s Fascination With Esoteric Nazism”

Infiltrating democracy: non-violent strategies serving violent ideologies

We must not overlook the non-violent strategies serving the hostile ideologies of the far right. In 2018, the far right Lads Society (formerly United Patriots Front group) infiltrated the New South Wales Young Nationals, the youth wing of the National Party in Australia. Together with neo-Nazis in Antipodean Resistance, the new members were successful in… Continue reading “Infiltrating democracy: non-violent strategies serving violent ideologies”

The Similarities In Far-Right Islamophobia And Anti-Semitism

In the modern radical right, there are several parallels between their Islamophobic and anti-Semitic narratives. Anti-Semitism in the West has a long and awful history stretching back centuries. However, although the wholesale anti-Semitic extremism and murderous excesses across Europe during the twelve years of Nazi rule in Germany in the 1930s and 40s may have… Continue reading “The Similarities In Far-Right Islamophobia And Anti-Semitism”

We Can’t Combat Right-Wing Terrorism Until We Define It

There have been many definitions of the far-right, but it really comes down to three components: Cultural Nationalism, White Nationalism, and White Supremacy. To solve a problem, we must first define it. As mantras go, it is indisputable and yet we find ourselves stumbling over terminology when trying to understand and define ‘far-right terrorism’ and… Continue reading “We Can’t Combat Right-Wing Terrorism Until We Define It”

“Get in the bin!” The far right ‘guarding’ British monuments

Introduction Across the globe, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has held major protests in order to show opposition against practices of institutionalised racism and police brutality. In Britain, just like in many other countries, a variety of (mostly) peaceful demonstrations have taken place in order to show solidarity with the movement. These demonstrations have… Continue reading ““Get in the bin!” The far right ‘guarding’ British monuments”

Incels: Alienated Men And Violence In The Digital Age

The online subcultures driving “incels” grew more concerning after Canada pursued terrorism charges for incel-related violence. We must analyze them. As the world was forced into lockdown at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Lee Moyer’s documentary “TFW No GF” was released online, its focus on an internet subculture of predominately young, white men… Continue reading “Incels: Alienated Men And Violence In The Digital Age”

The Circle of History in Radical-Right Symbolism

The logo plays a crucial role in creating a brand identity for radical-right parties. Bearing in mind that gaining access to political power remains the focus of all political parties, they not only attempt to acquire political power within government but, more importantly, actively work toward its acquisition and maintenance. In this effort, political parties… Continue reading “The Circle of History in Radical-Right Symbolism”

Could There Be Violence In The 2020 Election?

With the US facing widespread polarization and divisiveness, and President Trump’s rhetoric growing increasingly violent, the question must be asked. Advocates of democratic elections have often maintained that the ballot box is really a substitute for the gun and the bomb. Open and competitive elections offer citizens a means of determining who governs and for… Continue reading “Could There Be Violence In The 2020 Election?”