Mental Health Resources for the Alt-Right

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Support for alt-righters, like Ron Paul or Alex Jones, is often a cry for help.


LONDON (Accredited Times) – It’s easy to laugh at the alt-right. It’s easy to mock them. It’s easy to poke fun at them. Many of our greatest comedians, like Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Kathy Griffin, show how hilarious making fun of the alt-right can be.

But alt-right political views very often conceal something hidden deep beneath the surface: the tragedy of mental illness.

“The term ‘alt-right’ is generally thought of as a political ideology, but it’s really not”, Dr. Ramesh Punjanjarian of the Griffith Clinic in Ithaca, New York noted. “It’s really mental illness”.

A study conducted by the “Prevent programme” in the United Kingdom last year found that over half of all people feared to be at risk of terrorist sympathies (i.e., members of the “alt-right”) may in fact have serious mental health or psychological problems. Of 500 cases reviewed, 44% were found to have vulnerabilities related to mental health or psychological difficulties; an additional 15% were found to have possible vulnerabilities with more assessment needed. That means a total of 59% of alt-righters showed signs of mental illness.

Comedienne Kathy Griffin with a hilarious picture making fun of the alt-right.

“[The] alt-right is an inevitable result of [society’s] mental health crisis,” explained commentator Leah Pogwizd. According to Pogwizd, members of the “alt-right” commonly engage in behavior consistent with mental illness, including:

  • Lashing out at others;
  • Having a hard time obtaining and keeping jobs;
  • Having a hard time forming and maintaining relationships; and
  • Blaming others for their misery.

Sadly, Londoners know all too well the alt-right’s penchant for blame transference in the wake of the tragic June 19, 2017 terrorist attack in Finsbury Park. There, a member of the alt-right, Darren Osborne, 47, viciously attacked several pedestrians at the junction of Whadcoat Street and Seven Sisters Road near the Finsbury Park Mosque. According to witnesses, Osborne rammed pedestrians wearing Muslim attire shortly after Ramadan prayers, yelling, “I want to kill Muslims!”. Osborne had no apparent reason to attack Muslims, other than racism against People of Color.

Darren Osborne, 47, is the typical alt-righter: male, Caucasian, and likely mentally unstable.

Jews often bear the brunt of the alt-right’s instability, which is unsurprising given their status on the Oppression Pyramid. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the “alt right (short for ‘alternative right’) is a segment of the white supremacist movement consisting of a loose network of racists and anti-Semites who reject mainstream conservatism in favor of politics that embrace implicit or explicit racism, anti-Semitism and white supremacy”. Members of the alt-right commonly “blame Jews for allegedly promoting anti-white policies such as immigration and diversity”.

The alt-right’s hatred for Jews has devastated Jewish communities around the world, particularly in the United States ever since Donald Trump became “President”. According to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic incidents have spiked drastically under Trump, rising 86% in the beginning of 2017.

Jewish graves are commonly desecrated by the alt-right.

“We need to check for new red flags for when assessing someone’s mental health status”, Punjanjarian noted. “Alt-right political positions are hallmarks of someone undergoing a mental health crisis”. According to Punjanjarian, these red flags include:

  • Opposition to “big government”.
  • Opposition to or questions regarding the policies of the Federal Reserve and/or other central banks.
  • Opposition to “the bankers” or philanthropists like George Soros.
  • Opposition to the United Nations or other international organizations.
  • Conspiracy theories regarding nonprofit organizations like the Bilderberg Group or the Trilateral Commission.
  • Opposition to taxes, regulations, and/or government spending.
  • Opposition to open trade and/or open borders.
  • Opposition to the welfare state.
  • Opposition to wars of liberation, like the War in Syria.
  • Conspiracy theories regarding the “Rothschilds” or the “Rockefellers.”
  • Conspiracy theories regarding 9/11, Sandy Hook, or other mass attacks.
  • Conspiracy theories regarding so-called “false flag attacks”.
  • Paranoia regarding “NSA wiretapping” or other government surveillance.
  • Opposition to civil or criminal asset forfeiture laws.
  • Support for libertarian extremists, like Ron Paul.
  • Support for flying the Confederate flag or retaining Confederate monuments.
  • Watching large amounts of anime.
  • Opposition to LGBTQQIAPABCDEFG+ rights.
  • Failing to support Gay Pride Parades or other important social activities.
  • Seeking to reinstate patriarchal norms and/or other obsolete behaviors.
  • Blaming Islam for one’s own problems or engaging in Holocaust denial.
  • Listening to radio or Internet conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones or Mark Dice.
  • Reading fake news websites, like Breitbart, Infowars, or the Drudge Report.
Support for Ron Paul is a red flag highly indicative of mental illness.

So what if someone you know exhibits one or more of these red flags? Dr. Punjanjarian advises that psychiatric help be contacted immediately.  If the patient is armed — which is common amongst alt-righters — then government authorities should be contacted for involuntary commitment.

Although involuntary commitment is generally the best approach even in situations where the patient is unarmed, other psychiatric resources include:

Don’t let Finsbury Park happen in your community. If you know anyone with “alt-right” views, don’t wait for someone else to intervene. Seek help immediately.

Vladmir Putin
Vladmir Putin

Did Comedienne Kathy Griffin join a mental rehab yet? She can be treated if they keep her chained all the time.

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

What a wonderful resource you just provided. I try not to associate with folks you describe so I do find myself alone most of the time.
I have gone down the list and reported Anon to all of them. Turns out he was already on all of their radar as he is a recent escapee from a mental health center.
They have asked If you know his whereabouts please contact the authorities immediately so we can get his dangerous behavior off the streets.

MillionDollarBonus

We need to get these people into reeducation treatment facilities as soon as possible – we owe it to them for their own safety, and for the safety of others. This is the compassionate thing to do.

Expot Lagger
Expot Lagger

Some of my best friends are “out-right” wackos, so may be Anon hiding in this neck of the woods. From early age I always had trouble extinguishing the forest for the trees, so don’t expect me to find him!

MillionDollarBonus

Wow, you’re on a roll BLM!

I totally agree, and this dovetails with many of the very first articles written on this site. We often get angry with the alt right for their incredibly hateful views, but in reality, we should feel sorry for them. They are victims of a horrifying mental illness, and in dire need of reeducation. We need to elect a strong leader who is willing to get the funding for treatments that these people are in desperate need of, such as lobotomies, talk therapy and high doses of pharmaceuticals.

I\'mOKYoureOK
I\'mOKYoureOK

When I was younger, I used to read works by non-accredited authors such as Ayn Rand, Henry David Thoreau, Milton Freedman, Ludwig Von Mises, Thomas Sowell, George Orwell, etc. etc. This caused me to develop schizophrenia and a deep anger toward society. I was helped by my teachers when they gave me ritalin in high doses and forced me into sensitivity training classes. I can not thank them enough because now I’m very content and happy and only read great works by accredited authors like Hillary Clinton, Karl Marx, Whoopie Goldberg, Lena Dunham, and Barak Hussein Obama.

MillionDollarBonus

That’s great IOYO – you’re another great example of how well pharmaceuticals work in straightening out boys who feel an inordinate need to question things. I’m glad you’re straightened out now – welcome to the club of sane people!

Captain Crepuscular
Captain Crepuscular

Thanks MDB, I’m so much happier now that I gave up on questioning things and just learned to accept as truth everything the accredited media and our leaders tells me.

IThinkThereforeIAm (ITTIA)
IThinkThereforeIAm (ITTIA)

BLM, thank you for sharing this beneficial article with such compassion for your fellow humans. I wanted to comment on the list of psychiatric resources and say that those contacts can be used for people damaged and hurt by the alt-right as well as the sick individuals themselves. I noticed the list contained some victim helplines and feel assured that the alt-right folks are never a victim.

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