There are many sides fighting to influence our world view
We need to listen to all of them (free speech)
Including what the mainstream media refuses to cover
The rest of us are entitled to our perspectives:
Shia Muslims, men’s right activists, socialists, etc.
Amphiist is a Greek word meaning looking at both sides
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January 9, 2018 Today in the...
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Mainstream media perspective
The mainstream media dismisses the altright as NeoNazis. The media states that the altright believes that white people are inherently superior to people of colour; this is perhaps the biggest charge against them. According to the media, the altright is too dangerous to allow on social media, they are anti-Semitic, and that they are hicks who drive pick-up trucks, work out in the gym a lot, and aren’t very sophisticated. They are not well-informed politically, and many of them acknowledge they never had much interest in politics before voting for Trump. So not only do they have a politically inexperienced leader, they also fit that description themselves.
(Turn page over for another perspective)
The Other Side
I am afraid that the media, while understandably repulsed by some of the more extreme tenets of the altright, are making the group look good by causing them to look like martyrs. The aesthetic of the altright, for those who are not politically sophisticated, can seem appealing. They work out, they look great, they seem to feel that morality is very important, but this is only what you see on the surface. A movement which has very attractive, muscular men at the helm, giving interviews, and sharing constant podcasts, unfortunately might appeal to lonely women who are ripe for being recruited.
However, as we examine the altright beyond the superficialities, some dangerous stuff is going on. Last night, Fuentes, host of America First, interviewed Paul Nehlen, the man who is running for state legislature in Wisconsin against Paul Ryan. Fuentes and Nehlen, both regularly assert they are wonderful Christians. However, Nehlen admitted that the only reason he cares about the DACA issue is he’s afraid that Dreamers will be potential liberal voters. He doesn’t care about the ideology behind it; he’s a purely political animal. Not very Christian. Also, Nehlen routinely says mean things about others. He’s not a Christian…and he’s not an amphiist.
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