The Left does a lot of things right, and it is in our interest to learn from this, all too quick we dismiss them as shitlibs, faggots, trannys etc. The so called Alt-right is embracing some of these, but see how the old right was soundly defeated on every one of these points.
I was a hard core leftist through most of my youth, protestor, walkouts, all that. I suppose it appealed to my innate need for conflict and my ‘nurtured’ leftist beliefs due to the Marxist indoctrination I threw off.
Rhetoric, or style trumps substance
In this day and age, appearance, emotion, all of it are superior to actual product. It is better to look right to ‘seem’ right, then to be right. In a argument or debate, actual facts do not matter, it is infinitely better to make up ‘37% of people would rather die than hold a gun’ then have a real one, or esp. get into a argument about your sources. They style themselves as the ‘tolerant ones’.
This is a key one, and something the alt-right has generally going for it. Despite the ‘big house’ of the democrat party, or the tolerant liberals etc, just try running your mouth about you don’t think we should have unisex bathrooms or that gays shouldn’t marry. Have a core set of ideas, and anything contrary is run out. PERIOD. That why the altright is going good so far – its a fairly coherent message blaming minorities, jews, etc and whites need a nation of their own.
Let militant arms run wild
This is where both old and new right are SEVERELY lacking. The key is to have groups under your ‘tent’ that are violent – let them act out, and justify why it was ok and only slightly excessive. The left has radical environmentalists (I was once one) the gay lobby and black lives matter as their big three. They act out wildly and then when they get caught its ‘well the blacks DO have is bad *sob*’. We are way, way behind the curve on this one. The tea partiers, dont tread on me, KKK etc are routinely demonized and not even subtly encouraged; as of now only key board jockies.
Demonize enemy/ propaganda
The left is wonderful at this, and right is flailing but catching up through memes. You have one mission: white are bad, males are bad, this society is shit and all your problems are because of it – repeat this everywhere and anywhere. This triggers the suicidal tendencies of white males to casterate themselves for women, women to go mud sharking, and the general tendency to believe white males are bumbling idiots.
Zero dissidence / group think
Again, an irony they think they are open minded but cleverly they are not. Anyone who does not tow the line 100% is immediately outted. ‘Can you believe frank doesn’t like gays? What a racist! We need to get him fired!’ Largely, Trumps success has been this tactic not working. It is funny watching the media plow this strategy into him OVER AND OVER and it doesnt work. Yeah I am a racist, I don’t like gays etc. If they dont have actual power over you, the groupthink becomes worthless. The right needs to engage in more shaming ‘can you believe bill is ok with faggots? maybe we better not listen to him anymore’
These are off the top of my head, might have more later.