There is a well-known saying on the Dissident Right, “We aren’t going to vote our way out of this.” This is based on a combination of two facts.
- No matter how many times we won the Presidency and Congress by voting in GOP Establishment losers, nothing ever got better.
- Changing demographics will eventually produce a permanent Democrat majority.
And in a lot of ways they are right. The Republicans have been an unmitigated disaster at least as far back as George Bush the Elder. No matter where in the government we elect them to they immediately become liberals. Every Supreme Court that we supposedly dominate pushes the culture farther and farther to the left. This point has been undeniable up until the election of President Trump. Of course, you could also make the point that he isn’t really a Republican but either way he’s the first Republican in decades who actually has made a dent in the culture war.
As for the demographics, they have a point there too. Non-white voters typically vote in higher numbers for Democrats than for Republicans and in a decade or so white Americans will cease to be a majority of the American population.
For me this means that just voting is not going to win the culture war. But just saying we can’t vote our way out and doing nothing is foolish. We need to find such men as Donald Trump who want to restore the culture to the things that we actually want. Whether we can elect them or not is to be seen. And it is not certain that we cannot form alliances of various ethnicities. Forging a coalition based on common interests with anyone of any background who wants to have membership in the middle class seems a much better fit than the current confederation of the outraged that the Left has cobbled together based on the myth of the evil white supremacist monsters that somehow is holding back the other more virtuous people of America.
And sometimes it will mean forming alliances based on common enemies. So, for instance, if both whites and Asians are discriminated against in school admission then it would be natural for them to form common cause to elect politicians who want to eliminate affirmative action in school and employment. Or how about recruiting women who have seen their daughters displaced on sports teams by men in sun dresses. Peeling women off the intersectional bandwagon would be a real coup.
But all of these considerations will follow only if we get our act together. The important project is to kill the Left’s propaganda campaign against normal America. Fighting back against Antifa and BLM and pushing back against all aspects of the progressive assault is possible, popular and critical to winning back our rights. And to accomplish those things not only requires us to vote, it also requires us to organize politically. It means we’ll have to get off our butts and find out if there is a Republican party organization in your area and whether any of the members are actually on the Right. And if they’re not, try to organize like minded folks to pick someone who is and run him for some low-level post, state rep or dog catcher or whatever. And if worst comes to worst run for the office yourself. And it means we have to find out about the higher echelons of the party and support good men and work against the rinos.
So, getting back to the original idea, it’s true that we can’t get out of the hole we’re in if all we do is vote. But the simple truth is that for decades all we thought we had to do was vote. We were blind and the people we thought were on our side weren’t. But that’s hardly a reason to say it can’t be done. If we actually try, we may fail. But if we do nothing we certainly will fail. So, go down swinging. Do something. Who knows, you might surprise yourself and actually win!