Salon Says The Alt-Right Started Because People Talking Online About Japanese Anime

While Russian bots won Trump the election, did anyone ever realize that it was the Japanese who were responsible for the rise of the Alt-Right?


In your book, you quote a buddy of mine, David Neiwert, who says that the alt-right began with "people talking online about Japanese anime." I know this to be true, empirically, because I spend way too much time blocking people with anime characters as avatars on Twitter. It still seems kind of preposterous to me, though. How did that happen? How did Japanese anime chat rooms turn into Neo-Nazism?

The article goes on about how the idea that traditionalism is dying is a conspiracy theory and how white men are bad.