The Alt-Right Adventure: The Battle for Pepe

In this Series of exclusive articles for Journaling Thoughts, I dive headfirst into the world of the Alt-Right. What they believe and how they go about. In this the second article, I look at Pepe the Frog. The Meme that is now famous as the symbol of the Alt-Right.

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So We know about Breitbart, But what about Pepe? The mascot of the Alt-Right. Well, Pepe The Frog began its life as an internet meme black in 2005. Gradually gaining the status of popular through sites like 4chan and 8chan.

But in 2016, Pepe began appearing in Far-Right Memes, Going beyond what the creator Matt Furie had to distance himself from Pepe.  the Anti-defamation league added Pepe to their database of hate symbols

Thanks to the Alt-Right, Pepe is up with the burning cross,  the swastika and the confederate flag

The Alt-Right took a peaceful meme and made it there hate symbol although a fightback has begun the #SavePepe has started to trend. With the Alt-Right becoming more mainstream
m this can only mean more things like Pepe coming.

In the third and final chapter in My Alt-Right Adventure, I’ll be Taking on the big bosses Steve Bannon and Donald Trump. For Journaling Thoughts I’ve been Jordan Dodds. Feel free to discuss below in the comments.






Author: Jordan Dodds

Lead Author and Owner of Journaling Thoughts, Journalism Student at Sunderland University follow on twitter @its_jordandodds