Where do I even start with Catboy Kami?
I’m sure everyone here remembers his infamous date with Nick Fuentes.
As I have explained, I soured on branding myself with labels after the demise of the Alt-Right. I became much more skeptical of movements. I learned through bitter experience that something can initially sound promising, attract a mass audience and swiftly turn into a complete disaster. Publicly branding yourself with a label is like getting a tattoo. You can come to regret it in the span of four years.
Such was the arc of the America First movement. It splintered off from the Alt-Right after Charlottesville. It was going to be based on good optics, Christianity and engagement with mainstream politics instead of wignat goon marches. It sounded promising to a lot of people who had watched the Alt-Right crash and burn. This is how it was sold to the public at the time. This time it was going to be different.
In the end, the America First movement became another cult of personality centered on a narcissist with self destructive tendencies. It reached a clear peak on January 6 which was the biggest goon march in American history. It has collapsed over the past year and half as the top people in the movement have all publicly turned on each other. It succeeded in breaking through into mainstream politics only to alienate politicians like Rep. Paul Gosar through incomprehensible, childish behavior.
I was never involved with this iteration of the movement. I just watched its rise and fall from a distance. It was focused on very online Catholic Zoomers and incel gamers. It had little appeal to Protestants or to White women or to Millennials and older generations. I had never heard of catboys before the America First movement. I didn’t know that having sex with women is gay. I had never heard of the HBO show “Euphoria” until Jaden McNeil revealed on Kino Casino that Nick Fuentes is a fan of the show.
In retrospect, Catboy Kami was the mascot of the America First movement. It was the Alt-Right, but it was gay or genderfluid. Having a girlfriend is extremely controversial in these circles. There isn’t much to say about it except for the fact that the same pathological self-marginalizing and self-destructive tendencies of its leadership narrowed its appeal to a niche audience and ultimately destroyed it.
I will always remember AF for its optics.