There are vibrant debates over policy and principle happening on the Right today. then there's this: https://t.co/Rs6R1IRqmu— The American Conservative (@amconmag) November 21, 2019
"America is an idea."— Curse (@cursedsalad) November 21, 2019
Conservatives try to persuade us of this so as to avoid our condemnation for advocating the Leftist immigration agenda. If we accept their lie, they can circumnavigate ridicule from the Right for open-borders, and ridicule from the Left for being "racist." pic.twitter.com/I38wmUYJmY
I read Matt Purple’s attack on Nick Fuentes in TAC.
While I agree that Nick is an immature and inexperienced brat (my nickname for him is Boss Baby), he is only 21-years-old and nothing else should be expected of him. I also think it is hilarious that Nick is being criticized as being part of a rightwing “outrage industry.”
Hello? Does that make Nick Fuentes any different than Don Jr. and his book Triggered? Do you read The Daily Wire or Breitbart or The Blaze? Do you read Rod Dreher’s blog on TAC? Generally speaking, there is zero difference between what Nick is reacting to as a Catholic social conservative on any given day or what I am reacting to on this blog as a Lutheran social conservative and what is being discussed pretty much everywhere else on the Right.
“Yets’ so-called conservatism is little more than warmed-over racism. Fuentes has said of segregation that “it was better for them, it’s better for us.” He’s questioned the Holocaust using a crowbar-fingered analogy involving Cookie Monster. He’s denied being a white nationalist but only because the left uses it as a defamatory term. He seems generally unpleasant. He sits in front of a half-assed backdrop of New York City and whines about his mom, looking like a fetal Guy Smiley about to start waving his learner’s permit around. …
The correct answer, then, is that America is both its people and its ideas, that the latter grew out of the former as a kind of philosophical encapsulation of the way we live. The problem comes when you go to the opposite extreme, when you try to jettison the classically liberal ideas entirely. This may be the exact moment that a conservative becomes a reactionary. Because if you look at American history, you find an awful lot of people animated by those ideas, working to extend liberty and the franchise to the disempowered. Without that national narrative—one might even call it an identity—you have to find an alternative story, one that usually ends up being fundamentally false. You might claim, for example, that the United States is actually a Catholic nation and that our real founding is wrapped up in the miracle at Guadalupe. You might also assert, far more perniciously, that America is a country meant for whites …
In a way, then, this is our fault, my fellow conservatives. Too many of us prized willpower over consideration, purity over dialectic, and before us now stands a total caricature of our philosophy, a white nationalist child soldier who’s gaining followers because he promises to fight. Then again, who knows? Maybe the standards will change again and another True Conservative will arise …”
The fundamental difference between us is that we are independent content creators. We are not on the Conservatism, Inc. plantation. We’re not part of the club. There is no boss looking over our shoulders to tell us what we can and cannot talk about.
In order to be a part of the synagogue of “respectable” conservatism, there are certain rules that you have to follow to have a “mainstream” career. There is no room for disagreement on the subject that ISRAEL IS OUR GREATEST ALLY. It is absolutely verboten to notice the extreme concentration of Jews in the American elite and what they are doing to our country no matter how outrageous. It is against the rules to criticize Jews because that is “anti-Semitism.” You can’t commit an act of lèse-majesté against the Jewish donors who fund and control mainstream conservatism by expressing the opinion that the Holocaust really isn’t that interesting and shouldn’t be uniquely put up on a historical pedestal above all other subjects.
There is no room in mainstream conservatism for talking about race in a frank and honest way either. Blacks have to be talked about in the most obsequious manner possible by White people because to do otherwise is “racism” and “hatred” and “white supremacy.” It is against the rules to question the merits of integration and the narrative of the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American icon and our entire society must be transformed to conform to the vague outlines of his dream no matter what the cost. White identity is also uniquely against the rules. There is “no place in the conservative movement” for anyone who disagrees.
It sure seems like there are a growing number of young people who are increasingly fine with that. We know exactly what the conservative movement intends to conserve. It is conserving the Civil Rights Movement, feminism, gay rights, political correctness, multiculturalism, the LGBTQ revolution and every leftwing social revolution of the postwar era. It is conserving low tax rates for the wealthy. It is conserving a deregulated economy for multinational corporations. It is conserving the power and influence of our Jewish elites and Israel. It also exist to conserve liberalism which produces any number of hilarious contradictions.
There are two things currently going on in the news which illustrate the truth of what I am saying. True Conservatives have united and joined hands in bashing Nick Fuentes as a White Nationalist. Meanwhile, Mike Pompeo has given Israel the blessing of the Trump administration to allow Israel to annex the Jordan Valley in the West Bank. This comes after the Trump administration recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Israel also declared itself a Jewish ethnostate last summer. Israel continues to attack its neighbors and gobble up their territory to expand its blood and soil ethnostate and none of these conservatives bat an eye. Nick Fuentes makes one cookie joke and it is a national crisis.
Mainstream conservatism is conserving postwar America:
This one is probably my favorite:
Notice how the Holocaust was invented in the 1960s and 1970s. Observe the total lack of interest in the Holocaust in the 1950s in President Dwight Eisenhower’s America.
The mainstream conservative movement goes back to the 1950s. National Review was founded by William F. Buckley in 1955. Everything that is currently under dispute by the Dissident Right has its origins in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s and doesn’t go back any further.
- Before World War II, White identity was uncontroversial and it was taken for granted that America is a European Christian country and should remain that way. It was only after World War II that America was redefined along cosmopolitan lines as a “Nation of Immigrants” that had no inherent racial, ethnic, cultural or religious foundation. This country was not a miniature version of the United Nations before the JFK presidency.
- Before World War II, there was no stigma on “racism” and the vast majority of White Americans believed that race was real and that racial differences were rooted in biology. This was the “mainstream” view. The very term “mainstream” was new.
- Before World War II, there was no taboo on anti-Semitism and America wasn’t a “Judeo-Christian” country. This is solely the product of the growth in power of Jewish organizations in the postwar era. See also the creation of Israel in 1948.
- Before World War II, morality was derived from traditional sources like Christianity and was not conflated with the -isms and -phobias. The -isms and -phobias (it seems like new made up bullshit sins like “transphobia” are being invented all the time) have been pushed as our new morality by the mass media and our universities in the postwar era.
- Even the lineage of “classical liberalism” and “liberal democracy” is itself an invention of the 20th century. The Founding Fathers thought of themselves as republicans, not as liberals, and certainly have more in common with us than mainstream conservatives.
- Black citizenship traces back to the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Birthright citizenship also traces back to the 14th Amendment. The very idea of “equality before the law” is a product of the Reconstruction era.
- The only type of “equality” that was originally in the U.S. Constitution was the equality between the states in the Senate. Equality was not one of our original values. Especially social equality which was considered radical. Natural rights (life, liberty, property) were not thought of by the Founders as the same thing as political rights, civil rights or social rights.
- Actually, the United States was based on whiteness and that only changed through a long process that stretches from Reconstruction through the Cold War. Before the War Between the States, only New England minus Connecticut had black citizenship. It wasn’t until the McCarren-Walter Act of 1952 that our naturalization laws were finally decoupled from whiteness. The America of the 1960s that was overwhelmingly European was that way by the conscious and calculated design of the Founders and subsequent generations.
- “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman said it best in 1906: “Give them justice; give them equal rights before the law; enable them to get property and keep it, and be protected in its enjoyment; give them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, provided their happiness does not destroy mine.” That’s how we should reconcile America’s ideals with preserving the American people.
In sum, the postwar era is coming to a close and the Dissident Right has sloughed off all its norms, values and its overarching narrative. We don’t give a shit about the -isms and -phobias. We don’t want to preserve the postwar liberal order. We don’t believe this country is a “Nation of Immigrants.” We don’t believe that Jews should be put up on a pedestal. We believe in relaxing norms to open up the discourse so that everyone can speak freely again.
We don’t believe in political correctness or multiculturalism. We don’t believe that other races should be immune to criticism. We believe that race exists as a biological fact and that our society should deal with it rather than deny it. We believe that White identity ought to be reasserted. Finally, we don’t care about all the disciplinary organizations like the SPLC or the ADL or the mainstream media, which have no legitimacy whatsoever, and we certainly don’t care what people on television or people who write for print magazines are saying about us.
Nick Fuentes is one manifestation of this broader consensus and our differences with him are only personal. I doubt anyone would disagree with this characterization of our beliefs. If mainstream conservatives want to take their toys and go home, so much the better! It’s not like they have spent the last 70 years conserving anything of value anyway!