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The Alt-Right Playbook: The Card Says Moops

patreon: http://patreon.com/InnuendoStudios tumblr: http://innuendostudios.tumblr.com twitter: https://twitter.com/InnuendoStudios transcript: http://innuendostudios.tumblr.com/post/182302598987/new-video-essay-internet-reactionaries-argue-as research: http://innuendostudios.tumblr.com/post/183630744222/research-masterpost Borrowed Observation #1 - David Roberts mentions the “card says moops” scene in Seinfeld while explaining postmodern conservatism: https://grist.org/politics/david-roberts-explains-postmodern-conservatism-in-36-tweets/ Borrowed Observation #2 - Jay Allen describes chan culture: https://twitter.com/a_man_in_black/status/540095841948553217 Borrowed Observation #3 - Schrodinger’s Douchebag defined by Sally Strange (not sure who first originated the term): https://imgur.com/gallery/wEhXGrr Borrowed Observation #4 - “We are what we pretend to be,” from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Mother Night: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/13719-we-are-what-we-pretend-to-be-so-we-must This essay was deeply-informed by Harry Frankfurt’s essay On Bullshit: http://www2.csudh.edu/ccauthen/576f12/frankfurt__harry_-_on_bullshit.pdf The Daily Stormer’s handbook on how to radicalize people using (among other things) performative irony: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/daily-stormer-nazi-style-guide_us_5a2ece19e4b0ce3b344492f2 Reactionary YouTuber kills his dad for calling him a Nazi: https://www.thedailybeast.com/youtube-trumpkin-and-former-milo-intern-kills-his-own-dad-for-calling-him-a-nazi