On June 20th, 2017, YouTube and various immigrant YouTubers participated in publishing a video with the title “#MoreThanARefugee,” which promptly received approximately three times more dislikes than likes. The video itself is the product of the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) conjoined efforts to promote awareness of refugee issues and to encourage tolerance among citizens whose countries have received the unfortunate end of mass immigration. Google, the owner of YouTube, has volunteered to match donations to the cause up to $500,000.
The IRC has 22 offices in the U.S. dedicated to resettling refugees through assisting them in receiving federal benefits and finding decent-paying jobs. Unbeknownst to many, the United States offers asylum to foreign LSBT individuals who face criminal penalties in their native countries, and takes in approximately 10% of all asylum-seeking refugees in the international Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The YouTube comment section itself is a goldmine, filled with the passionate disapproval latent in the heart of the internet.
Many YouTube users even claimed that YouTube was deleting comments and dislikes.
This would not be a shocking move on YouTube’s part, seeing that Google is notorious for censoring content that does not fit its globalist, multiculturalist framework. The video itself is the legacy of politically correct culture on the internet, essentially proclaiming the need for diversity at the expense of white culture. Mass immigration is not considered to have been normalized, according to the masses visible on YouTube; therefore, the #MoreThanARefugee video and movement represent a radical separation from normative societal consensuses on the matter and force the issue to the point of provoking reactionary countermovement. For proof of this claim, look no further than the alt-right.
As has been thoroughly examined before, the alt-right not an original movement stemming from a random framework; rather, it is a reactionary movement against the cultural decay being witnessed in Western civilization. Ant-globalism, anti-multiculturalism, and white nationalism are not radical movements, they are reactionary movements. The alt-right, and specifically its neo-Nazi tenant, is a movement dedicated to self-defense. Conservatives and disaffected liberals are witnessing the slowly escalating levels of oppression against Western society and the white race in general under the guise of “tolerance” and “love.” It is not loving to suggest and celebrate that a tenant of one’s personal identity (i.e., their race) will inevitably be extinct. Out of the habit of constantly condemning the entire white race for cultural habits and disregarding the voice of cisgendered, white, straight men has arisen a revolution that is being led by chauvinistic men such as Richard Spencer.
However, the message #MoreThanARefugee may not be entirely false. They may not all be simple asylum-seekers. Studies have revealed that Islamic extremists have targeted refugee programs to infiltrate Western countries. Regardless of the reason given for mass immigration, it is inevitable that such a radical intake of refugees and the propaganda paired with it will result in the neo-reactionary movement that is the alt-right.