I'm a non-Marxist leftist (you can tell by my username), one thing that annoys me is the (IMO) arrogant attitude of some Marxists and Anarchists, the notion that 'presenting counterarguments is a waste of time, because they won't change their mind'.
No shit, that people won't instantly change their mind on the basis of one debate on the internet with you!
If you watch and read religious and political 'conversion' and 'deconversion, stories people often adopt and decouple from an ideology, due to exposure and interaction with arguments and information, from a variety of sources, over a period of time. Also personal investigation and contemplation is a large role.
I wish Marxist and Anarchist would learn… You will not be able to address and dismantle every foundation of their political belief system alone, you're not that smart or informed. Noone is.
The left seems to think that assault (antifa) or shaming is going to get people to either turn away, or be silent about their alt-right beliefs. (I would be called a 'brosocialist', and I'm critical of the purity spiraling, LARPing and idealism of the non-liberal left. So I've experienced the same shaming and a hive mind, that alt-righters experience.)
I've been following the and manosphere for a few years. The alt right IMO is mainly comprised of people who were part of the Anti-SJW, MRA, MGTOW, Libertarian, 4chan, and gamergater communities. Those groups have already gone through the experience of being shamed, and it doesn't silence or discourage them, it actually galvanizes them. Perceived persecution is one of the reasons why they become alt right so shaming and assault fuels the movement.
My views on how to confront the issues of the Alt Right…
Based on my experience and observation.
Shaming will not work.
Assault will not work.
What can work is… Counter propaganda, and counter arguments.
IMO the only way of effectively doing that is to do the research on what they believe.
I have a big 'to read' list but these books often recommended by Alt-Righters are on my reading list…
Why Race Matters by Michael Levin
The Culture of Critique by Kevin MacDonald
If We Do Nothing by Jared Taylor
Books that can help form counter argument to the Alt-Right notion of; genetic determinism of criminality, white identity, and the notion that Jews are responsible for the bad things that European nations have done…
The History of White People By Nell Irvin Painter
Race And Culture By Thomas Sowell
The Content of Our Character By Shelby Steele
Preventing Violence By James Gilligan
The Concise Untold History Of The United States By Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick
Empire of Cotton By Sven Beckert