So I was reading a recent blogpost at the Zman called the Deadend Men. The gist of the idea was that the Never Trumpers over at National Review (NR) were digging in their heels and trying to preserve something that didn’t exist anymore. Zman felt that the NR crew thought that they could bring back 1985 by pushing the globalist New World Order of the Bushes. His point was that this whole mindset no longer related to the right-wing. That it had failed to conserve anything and in fact basically played right into the Left’s hands.
Zman describes himself as part of the dissident right. This seems to be another name for the Alt-Right. And then I was looking through the comments and saw people arguing about what flavor of conservative, nationalist, libertarian, or reactionary they were. And it got me thinking. What the hell am I? I really wasn’t sure. I seem to be defined as much by what I’m against as by what I’m for. I’m for the American values that existed when I was born in the nineteen fifties. I’m against all the stuff that has ground us down. I’ll call myself an American Traditionalist. Basically anything that was coined after that time was done badly. I don’t believe in affirmative action of any stripe. I don’t have guilt for being American or white or male or normal. I think we should decide who comes into this country and how many. And I think anyone who gets to become an American is beholden to learn our language, customs and laws, become an American and bring his children up as unhyphenated Americans. And if you don’t want to do any of those things then go away. I think this is the greatest country ever created and we should do everything in our power to keep it that way. I think the government should serve us and if the IRS or the FBI or anyone else start coming after decent honest people they should be defanged and neutered. That’s who I am.
And that got me thinking. Who are the people who read my blog? I thought it might be fun to see what the cross-section looked like. If you feel like saying what you believe in, feel free to leave a comment and/or pick a label from the poll below. I think it might be interesting.