Jews secretly want to be Holocausted, some believe. They subconsciously crave the next pogrom, and work to bring it about. Only antisemitism affirms the existence of the Jew. Only the Pogrom confirms his specialness, his Chosenness. Without antisemitism, the people who call themselves "Jews" are just a random hotchpotch of Khazars, Turks, Maghrebis and Arabs, with a small admixture of European genes due to conversion and sexual enslavement. Only Antisemitism can bring about an artificial unity among the disparate members of this mongrel tribe. The Jews need antisemitism like a junkie needs his fix.
Or so some have theorised, anyway. The NY Times has a similar theory about the Alt Right. We actually want to have our free speech suppressed and be unpersoned.
But what gave these trolls power on platforms wasn’t just their willingness to act in bad faith and to break the rules and norms of their environment. It was their understanding that the rules and norms of platforms were self-serving and cynical in the first place. After all, these platforms draw arbitrary boundaries constantly and with much less controversy — against spammers, concerning profanity or in response to government demands. These fringe groups saw an opportunity in the gap between the platforms’ strained public dedication to discourse stewardship and their actual existence as profit-driven entities, free to do as they please. Despite their participatory rhetoric, social platforms are closer to authoritarian spaces than democratic ones. It makes some sense that people with authoritarian tendencies would have an intuitive understanding of how they work and how to take advantage of them.
This was also a moment these hate groups were anticipating; getting banned in an opaque, unilateral fashion was always the way out and, to some degree, it suits them. In the last year, hard-right communities on social platforms have cultivated a pre-emptive identity as platform refugees and victims of censorship. They’ve also been preparing for this moment or one like it: There are hard-right alternatives to Twitter, to Reddit and even to the still-mostly-lawless 4chan. There are alternative fund-raising sites in the mold of GoFundMe or Kickstarter; there’s an alternative to Patreon called Hatreon. Like most of these new alternatives, it has cynically borrowed a cause — it calls itself a site that ‘‘stands for free speech absolutism’’ — that the more mainstream platforms borrowed first. Their persecution narrative, which is the most useful narrative they have, and one that will help spread their cause beyond the fringes, was written for them years ago by the same companies that helped give them a voice.Source
With our superior knowledge of authoritarianism, we cunningly manipulated these companies into banning us. We are playing thousand-dimension chess. And all these companies just lost. But they don't know it yet, because we haven't been able to tell them, what with our speech being suppressed and all. Once we get our free speech back, though, we will be sure and tell them that the game is over and we have officially won.