However, another factor underpins this cultism. The Alt-Right believes they are being persecuted vehemently. They believe that the public is afraid of them because they are the only ones brave enough to speak the truth. They believe that their goal represents the natural state of the world, and that everyone deep down yearns to join their cause.
The first and most blaring element of the movement is an overwhelming pseudo-intellectualism. There seems to be a bank of cited research articles that users pull from that they believe support their arguments, and some users use that bank gratuitously.