Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Political Science and University Honors
cult, fascism, Alt-Right, Incels, Proud Boys
Is the Alt-Right a cult? Certainly, we can see religious fervor intertwine with politics as we see in the far-right, with artwork of Trump being crucified like Jesus, pierced in his side by Nancy Pelosi analogous to Longinus (Cole, 2020), or in the golden statue of Trump at CPAC (Beauchamp, 2021). But, do we see similar, potentially cultic, behavior within Alt-Right groups? It turns out we do see this behavior. Within this study, I determine via the Advanced Bonewits' Cult Danger Evaluation Frame what level of cultic behavior exists within Incels and Proud Boys. In doing so, I intend to hopefully expand our tools and methodology when extremist groups explode into violence.
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Ashland, AJ, "The Cult Fascist: Establishing Cultic Behavior in Proud Boys and Incels" (2022). University Honors Theses. Paper 1210.