The Trump Revolution was not exclusively or even primarily about “economic populism,” it was about native American revanchism. Many who now claim the mantle of the Trump legacy focus solely on economics and ignore or condemn the identity/culture aspect entirely.— Nicholas J. Fuentes (@NickJFuentes) March 18, 2021
Remember that Donald Trump only grew more popular in the polls after his “drug, crime, and rapists” comment as well as his proposal to ban all Muslims from America. That attitude was not an inconvenient flaw, that was a necessary feature of the Trump Revolution.— Nicholas J. Fuentes (@NickJFuentes) March 18, 2021
Trump’s abrasive tone was actually one of the best and most redeeming parts of his otherwise frustrating presidency, especially the first three years.— Nicholas J. Fuentes (@NickJFuentes) March 18, 2021
Here are three important things you need to know about Nick Fuentes:
First, Nick Fuentes is a Zoomer paleocon who was a Ted Cruz supporter during the 2016 Republican primary. Fuentes was a budding Cruzie. Oddly enough, it wasn’t until Fuentes went to Charlottesville that he became well known and it wasn’t until 2018 and 2019 that he attracted a following among Zoomers who WERE NOT the people who elected Donald Trump in 2016. Most Zoomers were too young to have an impact on the 2016 election. The constituency that elected Trump was older than Zoomers.
Second, Trump performed WORSE among younger voters in 2020 than he had in the 2016 election. Donald Trump did not win Zoomers. The idea that Zoomers are paleocons like Nick Fuentes is hilarious. No, the youth vote for Trump actually declined in the 2020 election, which shines an interesting light on the feud between Charlie Kirk and Nick Fuentes which is a feud between conservatives. Charlie Kirk represents Conservatism, Inc. or the True Cons or GOP establishment wing of the party. Nick Fuentes, however, represents the paleocon or social conservative stratum that used to be the conservative base.
This is the “Dissident Right.”
The fight between the “Dissident Right” and the “GOP establishment” is the same fight involving the same people that has always gone on between the Republican base and the Republican establishment.
Third, Nick Fuentes is a paleocon, which means he is somewhere in the MIDDLE to RIGHT of the Republican party. He is a social conservative and an economic conservative. The paleocons, however, are not the populists and nationalists. Half of the Republican Party is to the Left of Nick Fuentes on economics.
The “Dissident Right” IS NOT the “Alt-Right.”
According to Fuentes, the Alt-Right are Gen Xers and Millennials who are White Nationalists. As Groypers understand the “wignats,” they are atheists who are basically socialists or communists on economics. They are to the Left of the Groypers even though they are adjacent to them.
Charlie Kirk = Core Conservatives
Nick Fuentes = Country First Conservatives
Brad Griffin/Matt Parrott = Market Skeptic Republicans (on the Independent end)
Mike Cernovich = New Era Enterprisers
Note: Nick Fuentes is a “Latinx” voter though and Trump did make gains in that demographic.