I recently was on a website that contained a list of websites that it called “The Highly Excessive Guide to the Dissident Right.” The dissident right is another of the names for those on the right who are in some way disillusioned with the GOP establishment (GOPE). Well, the list is excessive in the sense that it is extremely long and contains a dizzying list of political descriptors. There are Reactionaries, Neoreactionaries, Black Traditionalists, Christian Neoreactionaries, Alt Right, Conservatives, Monarchists, Conservative Evolutionary Psychology, an Arch Druid, Catholic Reactionaries, Human Bio Diversity, Reactionary Conservatives, Classic Reactionaries, Libertarians, Dark Enlightenment Types, Anarcho-Capitalists, Comedy Rednecks, Radical Centrists, Gay Masculine Reactionaries, Jewish Reactionaries, Feminine Reactionaries, Anti-Feminist Females and probably another thirty combinations of these types.
Looking at this list it is pretty plain that unanimity is not a possibility for the dissident right. So, what provides a point of agreement for most of these groups?
They are attempting to stop the progressive project from eliminating the American Republic as it used to be defined. Each of these groups probably has a different slant on what things need to be preserved and which should change. For instance, the Black Traditionalists and the Human Bio Diversity groups probably have some points of agreement and other things that might set them at each other’s throats. The Gay Masculine Reactionaries and the Catholic Reactionaries would definitely have some doctrinal points of disagreement. And the Dark Enlightenment Types and the Radical Centrists might not even speak the same language.
I guess it means that the best approach to take is the enemy of my enemy is my ally. If a voting block emerges that can consistently beat the left then it’ll be time to work out the rules of engagement between the erstwhile allies. And there is probably room for this sort of horse trading. Especially since a lot of the differences are theoretical. I assume if you are an Arch Druid or a Monarchist you have many short-term goals in common with others on the right that can be cooperated on well before you lobby for an American Stonehenge or the re-establishment of the House of Stuart.
This particular site I was visiting had some very long documents describing the tenets of the Dark Enlightenment political philosophy. I haven’t finished it yet but it seems to start from the viewpoint that the democratic state is antithetical to individual freedom. And they believe that the Left and the Right are two sides of the same coin that upholds the illusion that people are in charge of the government instead of the inverse. It’s kind of grim reading but some of it is quite compelling.
Anyway, all this theoretical and fairly depressing prognostication about America’s future is still just that, predictions. I think that if some of the obvious excesses of the left (affirmative action, reverse discrimination, anti-male policies, anti-normal policies, globalism, excessive immigration, junk environmental science like global warming, attacks on freedom of speech and gun rights and in general, anti-traditionalist and anti-family bias) are eliminated it will go a long way to restoring the environment where America will prosper and its people will be happy.
So, I still hold out hope that the America that our parents believed in is recoverable. Maybe not complete with Ward, June, Wally and the Beave watching the Mickey Mouse Club but possibly with Ward avoiding mandatory gender re-assignment surgery.