Tag: propaganda

How COVID and Syria Conspiracy Theories Introduce Fascism to the Left Part 3: The Red-Brown Media Spectrum

Part 1 of this series outlined the key concepts and context surrounding red-brownism and looked at some examples of its right-leaning incantations. Part 2 dove into the chaotic world of pure red-brownism. Part 3 of this series further looks at the methods and effectiveness of the red-brown and fascistic media ecosystem in infiltrating leftist spheres… Continue reading “How COVID and Syria Conspiracy Theories Introduce Fascism to the Left Part 3: The Red-Brown Media Spectrum”

Can the Radical Right’s Reductionist Narrative Withstand Real-World Complexity?

The radical right indulges in the erasure from its narrative of inconvenient or unwelcome facts from the accepted knowledge base of history and science. There is a general recognition that major problems and issues of our world — including understanding them and their causes and proposing remedies and coping strategies — are rarely simple in… Continue reading “Can the Radical Right’s Reductionist Narrative Withstand Real-World Complexity?”

Kalergi Plan: The Undying “White Genocide” Conspiracy Theory

Similar to the “Great Replacement Theory,” the “Kalergi Plan” is a false conspiracy theory that claims there is a plot to wipe out white Europeans. When Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi outlined his idea for a unified Europe in his book Paneuropa in 1923, the Tokyo-born Austrian politician had no idea that almost a hundred years later his name… Continue reading “Kalergi Plan: The Undying “White Genocide” Conspiracy Theory”

I Predict a Riot: An Analysis of White Supremacist Propaganda in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder

The murder of George Floyd has sparked increasingly violent protests across the United States in an outpouring of fury and frustration, and an eruption of long simmering racial tensions. An analysis of the social media platforms Gab and Telegram, in the week following his death, has demonstrated how white supremacists are capitalising on this civil… Continue reading “I Predict a Riot: An Analysis of White Supremacist Propaganda in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder”

The Sinking of MS Estonia: The Swedish Radical Right’s Favorite Conspiracy

More than 25 years have passed since the tragedy, yet a web of conspiracy theories that has been spun around the disaster has fueled the Swedish radical right’s imagination. On the night of September 27-28, 1994, the ferry MS Estonia, carrying 989 passengers between Tallinn and Stockholm, sank in the Baltic Sea, hit by hard weather and… Continue reading “The Sinking of MS Estonia: The Swedish Radical Right’s Favorite Conspiracy”

Framing Far Cry 5: The Gamification of White Separatist Propaganda

As contemporary society becomes immersed in visual culture, extremist imagery is becoming progressively organised around a network of symbols, rituals, and collective meanings. Therefore, it is particularly informative to examine the correlation existing between cultural aspects of extremism and criminal transgression. Traditionally, video games, especially violent ones, tend to avoid any recognisable settings or direct… Continue reading “Framing Far Cry 5: The Gamification of White Separatist Propaganda”

Alt-Tech & the Radical Right, Part 2: Inside the Radical Right’s Video Addiction

The world is watching over a billion hours of video content per day on YouTube, and easy-to-use recording and streaming tools can turn anyone with a smartphone into a broadcaster. Social media platforms are rewarding this new crop of “content creators” with the ability to become a household name and earn money from their videos.… Continue reading “Alt-Tech & the Radical Right, Part 2: Inside the Radical Right’s Video Addiction”

Eugenics: White Nationalists Continue To Turn To The False Theory Of Genetic Supremacy

As white supremacist ideologies proliferate globally, an analysis of the racist pseudoscience that fuels their beliefs 1920s eugenics poster the bottom of which says “Check The Seeds Of Hereditary Disease And Unfitness By Eugenics” (Wellcome Library, London) Last May, British journalist and conservative commentator Toby Young attended what he called a “secretive” conference on intelligence… Continue reading “Eugenics: White Nationalists Continue To Turn To The False Theory Of Genetic Supremacy”