UPDATE: They are actually going with this idea that the CPAC stage is an odal rune.
What exactly is “foreign” about populism?
“The group that puts on the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is called the American Conservative Union, but the first two days of speeches at this year’s CPAC in Orlando suggest the right wing activists who attend the annual conclave have embraced a foreign political ideology.
It’s not that the event wasn’t patriotic. Each day began with the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem and countless speakers professed their love of country. Instead, it marked the further transition of the American right away from its libertarian roots to a more European model of populist politics. Government no longer was the enemy, but instead a tool to combat threats like big tech and “cancel culture.” …”
I’ve watched the speeches at CPAC out of curiosity.
There is nothing “foreign” about any of the following causes: anti-elitism, nationalism, anti-political correctness, republicanism, heritage protection, free speech, pro-gun, immigration restriction, trade protectionism, breaking up corporate monopolies or even White identity celebrated at AFPAC.
What about the wokeness and modernism celebrated by the Democratic Party though? The intellectual roots of wokeness are in critical theory and postmodernism which are definitely foreign. Modernism is also definitely a foreign import. Consider the fact that Democrats want to demolish monuments or rename buildings that honor the memory of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson and get rid of the First Amendment, Second Amendment and also the Electoral College.