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Has anyone else noticed a recurring undercurrent of far-right sentiments and views cropping up in discussions here on DW, even in discussions which are not political in nature, such as Dhamma discussion regarding Right Speech?2. Whilst you may critique ideas, you may not attack or smear members who ascribe to such views, or who are perceived by you (rightly or wrongly) to be holders of those views.
Although I do not believe those involved regard themselves as "Alt-Right," and they should not be labeled as such, the following sums up a lot of what I have noticed lately:
Source.... the whole point of the Alt-Right as the current it has become only is to be against things – against Leftist things that to some appear as excessive emphasis on equality, unreasonably high standards of tolerance and an overly suffocating sensitiveness. Above all, perhaps, the Alt-Right is a reaction against the nauseating moral high horses the Left has ridden for far too long. It simply suffices to point out the fact that such notions are the only things all those Alt-Righters seem to agree upon, it’s actually their primary preoccupation. If you don’t believe me, take a look at a random Alt-Right forum on the internet: 90% of everything consists of outcries against people considered unreasonably demanding regarding political rights, inappropriately vocal about social injustices and overly critical of oppression. That’s the Alt-Right in a nutshell – basically, a movement about being offended about others being offended.
There have been recurring posts claiming, for example, that media reports about the plight of Rohingya Muslims are "fake news." There have been recurring posts about how George Soros somehow is an evil mastermind behind a leftist conspiracy.
Part of what seems to be happening here is the personalization of politics, as discussed in this article: How Did Politics Get So Personal? One point the article makes is that often, it seems that "“liberals and conservatives in the same country think as if they were from different cultures.”
I have hoped that this DW forum was devoted to discussion of Dhamma. I hope I have not wandered into a forum which is more guided by political views than an aspiration for Right View.