In the early morning hours of November 3, the white nationalist group known as the Proud Boys marched into the University of California, Berkeley campus to protest the presence of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
But the group, which has bragged about violently confronting its enemies, was not only emboldened by the presence in the middle of campus, but was also emboldened on the ground by the actions of a small group of masked anarchists, armed with axes, bats, hammers, knives and other implements.
They began throwing bottles and rocks at a group of people who were walking toward the campus quad.
The anarchists were quickly chased off the scene, according to multiple accounts of the incident, and some have alleged that the masked group members who were with them were the same men who attacked and beat up a woman at a University of Missouri fraternity party in the same week.
The Proud Boys and their allies have long been a thorn in the side of the far right, especially during the 2016 presidential campaign, when the group was responsible for numerous acts of violence in and around the nation, including a series of attacks on Jewish community centers, a shooting at the University at Buffalo and an attempted bombing at the U.S. Capitol.
But during the Trump administration, the group has also emerged as a leading force in the alt right movement, especially after the election of the president who has repeatedly expressed admiration for the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacy.
The alt right is a loosely defined umbrella of ideologies and movements that embrace white supremacy, anti-Semitism and anti-feminism.
The far right’s political and social influence has grown dramatically in recent years.
Since Trump’s inauguration in January, the alt righters have gained an audience that has grown exponentially and they’ve been able to make their views widely available on social media, in large part thanks to a proliferation of alt-righters who are increasingly willing to make incendiary videos and video podcasts.
The emergence of alt right ideology has been accompanied by an explosion in violence and intimidation against the alt wing, a movement that is also known as white nationalist or white supremacist.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been at least 17 incidents of violence against alt-Right groups since the start of the Trump era, which is a number that has increased exponentially since the beginning of this year.
This is not the first time that violence has erupted in the wake of the alt lite.
In December, a group affiliated with the alt alt lites movement at Southern Baptist University threw eggs at the office of the university’s president, causing the damage that he suffered.
The group later blamed the violence on anti-fascist activists who opposed the group’s rally.
“The Alt Right is not a racist movement.
It is a movement for the liberation of all races from all oppressions,” said the group in a statement at the time.
But what has led to such a rise in violence?
And why has the alt left become a primary target for far right violence?
In a nutshell, the movement is fueled by an anti-Semitic worldview that views Jews as an oppressive minority, which can only be eliminated through violence, and a belief that women are inherently inferior to men, and that the government should enforce a particular ideology on society.
As the alt Right’s followers see it, Jews are “traitors” and “socialists” who are “running the world,” while they “destroy the culture” of white people, who they deem are inherently more capable than others.
As far back as the 1930s, the “alt right” has argued that Jewish people are the real enemies of Western civilization and that Jews have been systematically destroying it.
Anti-Semitism is an ideology that is believed to be at the root of many of the problems plaguing the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, including an increase in antisemitic violence in the U: a 2016 report from the UCL Center for Research on Antisemitism found that anti-Jewish hate crimes in the United Kingdons had increased by 100 percent between 2014 and 2016.
In fact, antisemitism is the third leading cause of death for British Jews.
The rise of the Alt Right has also been fueled by a broader and more vocal backlash to the mainstream right.
Many on the far left have condemned the alt ro right for its neo-Nazi ideology and its racism, but in recent weeks, the Alt Left has gone so far as to accuse the Alt-Right of actively supporting white supremacists, who it describes as the “faux nationalists” of the movement.
These “fakes” have been “sold” as the truth and “true” conservatives, but as the Alt Lite’s website noted, the real conservatives are “the people who support the alt nazis.”
This narrative, of course, is an old one, dating back to the 1960s and 1970s.
But now that the alt w has become the mainstream, the anti-establishment right, many on the Alt Lite and Alt Right