Der Movement has decayed into cliques and cults of personality. It isn’t a movement so much as a constellation of little fiefdoms now. We’re kind of in between labels since the collapse of the Alt-Right and the end of the Trump presidency. We’re exiting this demoralizing period though.
In previous articles, I have said that we need to learn something from experience and improve on the last two efforts (White Nationalism 1.0 and the Alt-Right 2.0). I’ve also said we need to create a new and improved “far right” or whatever we are being called by outsiders who don’t share our values.
How do we fix the problem?
The problem is that people are too focused on these little cliques and cults of personality. There are typically somewhat charismatic leaders who have small bands of followers. This has been the status quo in the “far right” for as long as I can remember. George Lincoln Rockwell had a cult of personality. William Pierce had a cult of personality. Nothing has really changed down to our own times.
In order to move out of this stage, we need to build a consensus. We need to determine what we believe and what we all agree on and what can potentially attract new people. We need a greater degree of self-awareness of our own strengths and weaknesses as well. We need to develop a common language and platform that everyone can support. This will shift the focus away from personalities.
What are the things that are essential? What commands universal assent?
- Race – It is true that racial differences exist, race matters and that race is heritable and cannot be wished away. This is a fact of life.
- Sex – It is true that biological differences between men and women exist, these differences matter and that sex is hereditary and cannot be wished away. This is a fact of life.
- Jewish Influence – Jews are an extremely wealthy, powerful and influential minority who are overrepresented in the American elite. Jewish influence is having a negative effect on the White majority. This is another fact of life. It is simply reality.
- Immigration – We oppose the radical racial and cultural demographic change going on in the West which is being caused by mass immigration. We don’t like this. We don’t support it.
- Identity – Over the past few generations, White people in the West have become deracinated. There has been a loss of racial, ethnic and cultural identity. We dislike this and want to recover our cultural memory and regenerate our historical identities.
- Elites – We are opposed to the political, corporate and cultural establishment on these issues.
Does anyone disagree with this?
Is this not a fair description of what the “far right” believes? There are all kinds of other beliefs which command less support and tend to be more controversial, but isn’t that the gist of it? I’ve just described the fundamental beliefs of a global current of cultural populism. It is a deeply anti-elite and anti-establishment movement in defense of traditional norms, values and demographics.
Moving on … we definitely have at least four policy positions which would command nearly universal assent:
- Restrict Immigration – The restriction of immigration is already a fundamental value and belief due to the dislike of demographic change.
- Anti-Globalization – Pretty much everyone would agree that our trade policies are designed to deindustrialize this country, impoverish the working class and enrich multinational corporations and the wealthy.
- Anti-Imperialism – There is a strong aversion to foreign wars and meddling in the internal affairs of other countries. We would prefer to focus on our own enormous problems at home.
- Anti-Political Correctness – The movement is centered on a handful of truths about race, sex, identity, immigration and Jewish influence which are stigmatized as taboo and thus made “immoral” to discuss by the political class.
These are not new beliefs.
This is a militant reassertion of old identities, beliefs, values and also historical narratives (such as the old heroes when we defended the Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Thomas Jefferson monuments in Charlottesville) which are deeply rooted in the history of this country. We hate political correctness because we have had a republican culture that values free speech and debate for centuries. The so-called “far right” is pro-worker, culturally conservative and nationalist and tends toward an isolationist foreign policy. That’s the genetic signature of classic American populism.
Progressives are the people who topple statues of George Washington, spit on them and drag them in the dirt. They are the people who cheer that on because it is their beliefs, not ours, which are anti-traditional and alien to this country and which were imported from abroad whether it was antiracism, cosmopolitanism, modernism, gender fluidity or political correctness.