The US foreign policy establishment was horrified by the Alt-Right’s foreign policy views.
The ultimate irony of the 2016 election was that the Alt-Right, which according to the media is a coalition of white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, White Nationalists, racists and other toxic garbage people, are in fact the most stridently humanitarian, anti-war, non-interventionist constituency in American politics. In contrast, it is mainstream conservatives who cheer on global conflict.
The Alt-Right had a meltdown in 2017 and 2018 over Trump’s missile strikes on Syria. It was on edge in early 2018 when it appeared there was an organized campaign to topple the Iranian government. More recently, the Alt-Right has been deeply repulsed by US intervention in Venezuela.
Here’s a short list of the Alt-Right’s current favorite countries in the world:
– South Korea
Now, what is it that is so alluring about those countries? What’s the attraction? Some are considered “America’s enemies” while others are American allies. Hungary, Poland and Italy are NATO members. The United States also has treaties with Japan and South Korea.
Guess what it is?
The attraction is that all of these countries in their own way are perceived as valuing: authority, hierarchy, cultural cohesion. In contrast, you could look at the arrow going through the libertarian right and arrive at the Republican foreign policy consensus, which is to say, the ongoing neocon project of destroying various countries around the world for the sake of the spread of universal “liberty” and “democracy” at the expense of millions of lives.
How many people have died in Yemen? In Syria? In Libya? In Iraq? Once again, it is the funniest irony in the world that no one is more opposed to it in American politics than the “racists” of the Alt-Right while the Marco Rubios of the world are presented as the supreme humanitarians.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 24, 2019
Yeah, here is a humanitarian. I’m the racist!
What is the Alt-Right’s least favorite country in the world? Well, there is no doubt about that one.
The level of foreign influence over our government here is … well, it just blows your mind. The whole Ilhan Omar thing really put a bright spotlight on how subservient our government is to the Israel Lobby. How many times will Congress condemn anti-Semitism this week?
Donald Trump sold out to the donor class. I used Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens in the featured image above to illustrate how the braindead grifters of Conservatism, Inc. have taken over the reigns of the MAGA movement. The Yang meme illustrates what we want to see happen. The populist energy has left Trump and shifted to Yang.
If you want to understand the Alt-Right’s foreign policy views, these people value peace and prosperity, cultural cohesion, authority, investment in their own country and an end to regime change wars and Israel’s absurd level of influence over our foreign policy. It is radically … moderate?
Look at what China is doing lifting millions of people out of poverty, investing in infrastructure, avoiding destructive foreign wars, moving ahead in the industries of the future like robotics and artificial intelligence. It will give you a clue why Yang has so rapidly become their new senpai.
Note: I’ve used Dissident Right and Alt-Right interchangeably through this article because we are kind of in between labels at the moment.