But even at my worst, I manage to look more adult and dignified than most alt-righters. This is a picture of Paul Joseph Watson, editor-at-large for InfoWars:
Paul Joseph Watson
I didn't pluck that from an archived MySpace account. That's his Twitter handle. He thinks that's what an adult looks like. Again, he's probably out there saying Nazi stuff or whatever (I haven't been following the news because I moved into a new apartment and got a cute new fish and refrigerator) but the thing I'm focusing on today is that he thinks he can pull off Cillian Murphy's look in Peaky Blinders. He can't, though, because Peaky Blinders is a period piece and you could get away with certain stuff in the early 20th century that looks ridiculous in a modern context because why am I explaining this to you, Paul, you're a grown-ass man.
Here's a picture of Richard Spencer that makes him look like he writes the books you buy if there are no more Dean Koontzes.
And here's one of the already-mocked Mike Cernovich that speaks for itself.
Again, I didn't go digging for these. This is how these people present themselves. They think this is people.
Anyway, I know I haven't dealt a killing blow to the movement or anything. It's just weird to me that it's come far enough to where these people are being taken seriously in the political sphere when they're really no more sophisticated than Men's Rights Activists or fans of Audioslave. I get that we have to tolerate people we don't like. Every party has at least one guy insisting that if you just give them a chance and look at things objectively then Audioslave is actually a pretty good band, and we all tolerate the guy and don't, like, kick him out or anything, but we also don't let him plug in his iPod or pick the president of the United States. Right? Because that'd be crazy.
I dunno. I mean, whatever.
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