Identity politics has enveloped our modern political world. The Dissident Right says that the winning strategy for Normal White Men is to play the same game and build a separate identity and negotiate relationships with the other identity groups. The alternative to this is the civic nationalist idea of a civic identity that embraces everyone who identifies with the traditional American culture and constitutional governance.
The question is which one reflects reality. And what that hinges on is whether there are more people who believe in Old America or more people who don’t. If the answer is more people believe then we can try to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. But if Old America doesn’t have enough support to win back the country, then identity politics is the only way to go.
I have to confess I don’t know the answer to this. And part of the problem is that the Democrats and their political machine stopped worrying about obeying the law. So, it becomes difficult to know if we are the majority or the minority. If they can steal an election then it may be too late to fix the system at all.
But for now, my world view is that what Old America stood for is a good thing that is worth upholding. The civic national concept is a framework that provides a way for human beings to live together in harmony. The live and let live aspect of free association and freedom of speech is an attractive and valuable concept. If it is shown that these things are irremediably lost then America without them becomes far less attractive a proposition. At that point I believe it would be necessary to reevaluate all the options.
America’s defining virtue was always freedom. And freedom is an absolute. Sure, there were plenty of cheats that occurred against the Bill of Rights. At different times and in different places crimes against freedom of speech or the right to bear arms or the other fundamental rights were perpetrated. But for the most part our rights were respected. We were treated as free men.
If we aren’t free men then our citizenship becomes a lot less valuable than we thought it was. If it turns out that freedom has been removed from the bargain then what we have left must be measured against all the locations on the globe to decide which one provides the highest quality of life. In some places economic opportunity might be higher. In others crime levels might be lower. In others traditional lifestyles may be more attractive than living in a woke cesspool of dysfunction and delusion. Maybe some of the red states may provide a successor state to Old America. That would be a very attractive option if it becomes impossible to save the republic. That option would include all the virtues of the old system without having to constantly battle the Left for the right to live a normal life in your own country.
So, for now I’ll cling to the hope that we will be able to resuscitate Old America and cleanse it of the lunacy that the Left is inflicting upon us. I don’t assume that the blue states can be saved. Places like California and New York are hopeless. The best thing that can happen there is for systemic collapse to provide an object lesson on what happens when you legislate insanity.
But if my fellow Americans embrace anti-white identity politics then I will be shown wrong and I will have to admit my error and swim across to the Dissident Right.