‘tis the season to talk about edgy alt-right stuff!
I feel that most alt-right memes are awkwardly trapped between tradition for the sake of tradition, and tradition for the sake of optimising some other metric. This leads to a degree of incoherence in the alt-right memeplex.
For example, take racism. (please!) It hardly requires justification in cultures which are based around promoting a particular ethnic or religious group at the expense of others. But for people who wish to justify it on some other grounds, the situation gets much more complicated.
Genetic factors behind IQ appear to be a popular choice. But if IQ is crucial to society, why screen immigrants on crude racial grounds, instead of giving them IQ tests? And why exclude native citizens from IQ screening? Once you have decided to treat members of one group superior to another without actually checking for any objective reason to do so you’ve already begged the question, and further discussion of IQ only muddies the waters.
Religion is similar. You either promote it because it’s just What We Do, or you promote it on objective grounds of improving social function. But as soon as you concede that you’re doing it for some other purpose, you’re opened yourself to challenge from any alternative social technology that might fulfil that purpose in a superior way, and your tradition begins to dissolve.
(There is the common argument that certain institutions have stood the test of time, but human biology has also been around for a while and yet we see fit to augment it with medicines, clever food preparation, and assistive technologies that make life much more pleasant).
The alt-right position is inherently unstable, and will collapse into a pure appeal to tradition, a politically irrelevant aesthetic, or a technocratic optimisation process that grinds tradition into dust in search of higher metrics.