Greetings OCF readers. We have some newer readers out there who may not have dipped into the archives far enough back to the aftermath of the November election to have read my post Of Trump, the Alt-Right and Me but after rereading it and comparing the position of the country and the direction we may be heading I thought it still reflects my feelings on how I see myself in relation to the new right and how I think their vision of the future differs from my aspirations for America. It’s fair to say that I can see the value of the Alt-Right’s rejection of establishment conservatism’s legitimacy based on its failure to resist any progressive actions no matter how egregious. For the last few years I’ve followed some of the Alt-Right sites and read what they had to say about the left and the right and found some pretty astute observations. But I can’t see myself accepting the dark vision of the future they forsee. I want to think America can survive the insanity that the progressives have imposed on us. They don’t.
After rereading the post I was satisfied with my summation of where things stand. But I felt it was fair to give the new readers an idea of where I stand vis-a-vis the “Alt-Right.” In a nutshell, I acknowledge their accuracy about the old right. I agree with their direction of fighting back and building alternate institutions and entities to bypass the progressive controlled media, schools and corporations and in fact I support some of these efforts myself. I see no need to disown or attack their membership seeing as they are the enemy of my enemy. But I can’t allow myself to believe that their dark vision of the future is inevitable. Holding people accountable under impartial law and respecting the freedoms we already should have under the Bill of Rights seems like the basis for a cohesive society. If we get back to such a place I still believe it can be a good place to live and raise children. That’s what I believe. Maybe I’ll find out if it’s true.