Editor’s Note: The five year anniversary of UTR seemed like a good time to launch our annual fundraiser. I’m also not closing the site down this year. I have been a lot more productive lately since getting a new laptop.
The great irony of Unite the Right, and the alt-right in general, is how so many of their ideas are flourishing today. In many ways, we're closer to the world they dreamed of. It's just that none of these guys got invited along for the ride. https://t.co/jgKd945lb3— Brian Hughes (@MrBrianHughes) August 12, 2022
Brad Griffin, who helps lead the League of the South, is right: the ideas that shocked everyone in 2017 are now mainstream GOP planks. If Unite the Right happened today, it would be supported by the entire right wing culture.https://t.co/5CxenE0Amw pic.twitter.com/n0v7qym0Lg— Streetwise, The Charlottesville Pleasantness Cat (@averycrimeycat) August 11, 2022
“Most American Christians reject the politics of conquest and division that this movement represents.”— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 5, 2022
Here’s my interview with @kathsstewart, author of “The Power Worshippers,” about Christian nationalism pic.twitter.com/Yzp9W0svuc
This is our weirdest fundraiser ever.
We’ve gone mainstream over the past two years.
As we remember Charlottesville, 90% of the stuff that we have talked about on this website over the past decade is part of the national conversation now and is broadly accepted by millions of White people.
- The Great Replacement conspiracy to replace White people
- The National Divorce / Secession
- Civil War 2 / Confederacy 2.0
- Destruction of American heritage
- Christian nationalism / Christian values reflected in government
- Generic Exclusionary Nationalism (isolationism, protectionism, immigration restriction)
- Neo-Confederate states’ rights ideology
- “Fascism” / “Authoritarianism” / Self-government
- Restoring the patriarchy
- Black-on-white crime
- The term anti-White
- “Journalists” as our enemies
- Antifa as our enemies
- Post-liberalism / Critique of conservative liberalism
- The nefarious influence of PMCs and coastal elites
This is good news.
It is why we marched that day.
White grievance politics is making tremendous strides forward.
It has been five years since Unite the Right and 70% of Republican voters understand that they are being dispossessed in their own country. That’s worth something, right?
All of those conferences that we held and attended over the past 20 years where these ideas were forged and disseminated to the public is finally paying off. The worldview that we articulated in countless blogs, articles, podcasts, radio shows, the memes and mean tweets has permeated the culture in an irresistible tidal wave of cultural criticism that has been labeled misinformation by “extremism experts.”
There are still some major exceptions:
- Jewish influence and power
- Shyness about White identity
Some red pills are harder to swallow than others. The ADL has put up fierce resistance and has succeeded in getting us deplatformed from social media. No one really cares what Jonathan Greenblatt thinks anymore though. Being attacked by the SPLC and ADL is now a badge of honor.
If we keep pushing our message, I am confident that we will eventually succeed in getting it all to break through because the truth is on our side. Truth eventually triumphs over lies. Frankly, I am shocked that the resistance seems to have crumbled so quickly. Everything didn’t change all at once when Trump was elected in 2016. It has happened more gradually and has picked up rapidly under Joe Biden.
Do you remember the conservative bigshots like Jonah Goldberg and Bill Kristol and J-Pod? Do you remember when National Review, The Weekly Standard and Commentary used to rule the roost of True Conservatism? If you are my age or older, you do. If you are younger, you probably don’t remember them. You now live in a world where no one gives a shit what those people think anymore.
I’m not taking sole credit for it. I do think we have been out ahead of the culture though. I know you were condemning race-mixing before Viktor Orbán was willing to go there. I know you were dreaming about a National Divorce for years before Marjorie Taylor Greene. I know you were saying that non-Whites were invading America long before Charlie Kirk and Tucker Carlson. Someone has to be that guy who is willing to spit in the wind and get nothing but grief for it for years to change the culture. We settled into that outsider role in the rightwing political firmament many years ago and have no regrets.
In the years ahead, we will need to focus on normalizing White identity, which should be a lot easier given favorable polarization trends in the media. White men need to come out of the closet and stand up for themselves. I think this is achievable. I also think we need to work on closing the gap between the prevalence of our views and our representation in government. We’re no longer frozen out of mainstream politics. We can elect federal, state and local officials who will oppose the Great Replacement, dismantle the Global American Empire (GAE), work to secure the National Divorce and implement White Christian Nationalism across Real America by rolling back the Rights Revolution of the 1960s.
As impossible as this sounds, we have climbed this mountain before.
I will remind you of Sen. Ben Tillman and the White Man’s Revolution of 1876:
“. . . It was in 1876, thirty years ago, and the people of South Carolina had been living under negro rule for eight years. There was a condition bordering upon anarchy. Misrule, robbery, and murder were holding high carnival. The people’s substance was being stolen, and there was no incentive to labor. Our legislature was composed of a majority of negroes, most of whom could neither read nor write. They were the easy dupes and tools of as dirty a band of vampires and robbers as ever preyed upon a prostrate people. There was riotous living in the statehouse and sessions of the legislature lasting from year to year.
Our lawmakers never adjourned. They were getting a per diem. They felt that they could increase their income by remaining in session all the while. They were taxing us to death and confiscating our property. We felt the very foundations of our civilization crumbling beneath our feet, that we were sure to be engulfed by the black flood of barbarians who were surrounding us and had been put over us by the Army under the reconstruction acts. The sun of hope had disappeared behind a cloud of gloom and despair, and a condition had arisen such as has never been the lot of white men at any time in the history of the world to endure. Life ceased to be worth having on the terms under which we were living, and in desperation we determined to take the government away from the negroes.
We reorganized the Democratic party with one plank, and only one plank, namely, that “this is a white man’s country and white men must govern it.” Under that banner we went to battle. …
South Carolina and Louisiana were the two last States to throw off the blood-sucking vampires which had been set over them by the reconstruction acts ….”
Progress is a myth.
Our Democracy can be defeated. America can be taken back.
Liberalism was forced on the prostrate South during Reconstruction. It was rejected, dismantled and overthrown over the course of two generations. It was those generations who erected monuments to the Confederate dead and who even captured the idea of America itself during the Woodrow Wilson presidency. Civic nationalism gave way to ethnonationalism. The federal government was resegregated and immigration was restricted. Christian activists even banned alcohol during Prohibition.
The struggle is never over. The country is going through another one of those periodic moments when it has lost faith in liberalism and is reconsidering its identity and course. The ethnonationalist tradition is roaring back with a vengeance. We have been here before specifically with the Redeemer generation when great men like Sen. “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman and Sen. James K. Vardaman rose to power.
If you enjoy our content and would like to support our work, please contribute below. Unlike so many of our peers, we have persisted in the five years that have elapsed since Unite the Right. We haven’t given into despair because of a few setbacks. The cause is on an upward trajectory again. We have work to do.
As always, the money we raise goes to help offset the costs of my son’s school tuition. Inflation has made even that more expensive. Together, we move forward.
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