It was a busy week for me and for the world. Work’s a bear but nothing new there. The Democrats have been incredibly busy shooting themselves in the foot and everywhere else. And that gives me plenty to write about. And we had a ton of visits from folks linking from WhatFinger News. That’s a great thing. Welcome to all you new folks.
And I survived to the weekend so I’ll be able to put some fun stuff up. I just listened to Tyler Childers’ new country music album, Country Squire. It’s got several songs I like a lot. I’ll review it this weekend. I’ve got some classic SF books I’ve been rereading that I think merit review.
And I’ve got some ideas for a post looking at how the various groups on the right wing agree and disagree and how I think they can mutually benefit from the present situation and going forward.
And as entertaining as the Democrat Debates were, I’ll have to say seeing the insanity on display was a little off-putting and depressing. Even Bill Clinton could pass for normal. These people are putting on display beliefs that really should qualify them for straitjackets. We’re going to have to reclaim the psychiatric field from the lunatics at some point. These people need to be off the streets. Oh well.
The Alt-Right, Dissident Right, whatever it’s called, is replacing the Establishment Conservatives as the legitimate voice of the non-progressive citizens of the United States. These are the people who voted for Donald Trump and until he was elected their point of view was almost completely unrepresented in political and journalistic circles.
But why are the old voices in the Republican Party and the Legacy Conservative Media falling by the wayside? That’s at least easy to see. It’s because they had no clue why Donald Trump was so popular. They couldn’t (or wouldn’t) see that they were the hapless tools of the Progressives. They truly were the stupid party or at least pretended to be.
So, I’ve been thinking about what is so different about the New Right. First of all, it would be inaccurate to suppose that this is a monolithic group. They disagree tremendously about many things but specifically and especially around what the outcome of their efforts will be. And undeniably the New Right is chock full of “characters.” Trying to list their defining characteristics I came up with this list:
- They recognize that we’re being played by the Left and the Controlled Opposition.
- They know enough about the Left’s tactics to have at least a chance at not being steam-rolled.
- They recognize that anti-white racism is an intentional and powerful tactic but that it provides the means to wake up and unite Americans against the campaign being waged against them.
- They spoke up against legal and illegal immigration being used to disenfranchise the native population.
- They spoke up against all the globalist tactics used to bankrupt Americans.
- The know how dire the situation is.
- They’re on our side.
- They’re not afraid.
Looking at all these factors, what it tells me about the New Right is that they aren’t fooled into thinking the Left are their fellow Americans. They won’t be co-opted by the Left-Wing Media or Institutions. They know the Left is their enemy.
What all this says to me is that they aren’t thinking about ideological definitions and logic chopping. They’ve realized that we can’t win this war by persuading our opponents of the superior logic or morality of our position. They realize that the only way to win a fight against power politics is by using power politics. And they’ve realized that the only way to beat identity politics is with identity politics. They’re thinking about strategy and tactics for beating the leftists at their own game.
Basically, they’re not stupid.
Will they continue to be successful? Nobody knows. But what is clear is that they are the only option that even might work. But unfortunately, their definition of success differs from mine. They mostly assume that the whole system will and should blow up. They’re much braver than I am or maybe they have much less to lose. But I’m not dumb enough to think that things will get better if we play nice with the Left. That’s what got us here in the first place so I’m following the path that the New Right is blazing. I don’t agree with everything being said. And as a I mentioned, unanimity doesn’t actually exist in the New Right but the general direction is clear enough. Donald Trump is our Northern Star and we will follow him as long as he can withstand the onslaught. If he falls then we’ll be waiting for the spark to ignite the powder keg. Because it’s long been primed.