While I still haven’t watched The Handmaid’s Tale, I plan to do so because I am intrigued by Gilead which is the feminist dystopia in the series where a century of “progress” has been rolled back.
“Sargent: What’s the end goal of inspiring future attacks?
Spitalnick: The end goal is a White ethnostate that includes this very far-right extremist vision for what this country should be: a White, Christian, straight, male nation. All others are no longer part of that country — or subjugated.
That feels fantastical to say. But if you read everything these extremists have written — and if you even read the supposedly more mainstream versions — it’s all about protecting this very narrow vision of what this country should be. …”
Christianity is controversial among White Nationalists. White Nationalism is controversial among Christians. And yet, there appears to be a merger going on at some levels.
If the ideas that animate the movement about the White birthrate and changing racial demographics ever really did gain mass traction and came to power, it would ultimately have to go through White evangelicals. That’s who is sympathetic to nationalism and populism in this country. That’s also where the growth has been in concern about the “trans” craze, Wokeism and the Great Replacement.
In the future, I expect White Nationalism will become just one grievance among a host of others. Christians who are alarmed by the decline of Christianity is another grievance. Men who are angry about the excesses of feminism is another grievance. I expect that these grievances will all merge and that mainstream politics will become a big fight over national identity and culture. You could say that we are already there.
In the long run, opposing the Great Replacement is going to become a litmus test issue like supporting gun rights or opposing abortion and this whole underground scene will be normalized.
Note: I’m half joking, half serious about this.