Nick Fuentes complains about the coverage of Ye’s appearance on Alex Jones: “The media, of course, is only focusing on the part where he said he loved Hitler. So what’s that all about? He said other things too.” pic.twitter.com/NShnImyJbZ— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) December 3, 2022
The poles have flipped.
The world has been turned upside down.
In the Trump years, I was Captain Blackpill on Twitter. I was extremely disillusioned with politics. I was the cynical “wignat” who was going to “goon marches” and hanging out with Neo-Nazis in Pikeville, Charlottesville and Shelbyville. I was on the other side of the Optics War. I spent the vast majority of my time knocking conservatives. I didn’t vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
In the Trump years, it was Nick Fuentes who was the mainstreamer. It was Nick Fuentes who clung to Trump and who wanted to infiltrate the Republican Party. It was Fuentes who preached optics and condemned “goon marches.” It was Fuentes who believed in tugging on the rightward edge of conservative politics and wrapping himself in Christianity and the American flag.
Over the course of the past two years, we have changed our views and have essentially traded places. Now, it is Nick Fuentes who is leading goon marches on the Capitol. Now, it is Nick Fuentes who is dropping swastikas with Kanye West and burning his bridges with Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor Greene and calling for witches to burned at the stake on his show. Now, it is Nick Fuentes who can’t figure out why the media is focusing on Kanye coming out as a Nazi. Now, I am the one who is optimistic and who has become more practical and patient with normies and willing to engage in mainstream politics.
Isn’t it funny how that happened?
The people who spent years preaching OPTICS and building bridges to the political mainstream have totally abandoned that approach even though it was working for them. Today, Nick spends his time on his show sharing his inner monologue about creating an authoritarian Catholic theocratic dictatorship and forcing women to wear veils like under Taliban rule. He is running Kanye’s presidential campaign on a platform of praising Adolf Hitler, denying the Holocaust and posting swastikas on Twitter. Kanye came out on Infowars as a Nazi. Nick Fuentes has transformed before our eyes into Patrick Little and his midget sidekick Beardson is throwing roman salutes and saying he is done caring about optics.
The last two years have been very hard for Nick Fuentes. The people who used to be in his inner circle – Pat Casey, Jaden McNeil, Simon Dickerson – turned on him after Stop the Steal. He was deplatformed from Twitter, YouTube, Dlive. He feels betrayed by Trump. He has been in trouble with the feds and the January 6 committee. It has clearly taken a toll on him. I get the sense that he has been feeling more depressed and pessimistic and that his politics have slowly changed as a result. Maybe it is either that or he feels he has to say more extreme things to maintain his shrinking niche in the rightwing ecosystem. Regardless, Nick is now saying and doing things which he used to associate with unoptical “wignats.”
As for me, I have watched people like Richard Spencer and Evan McLaren embrace Joe Biden and become libtards out of sheer resentment. I watched people like Jeff Schoep turn to the other side. I watched multiple organizations implode and various people who I know fade into oblivion after embracing radical political positions which appealed to no one. At the very moment this was happening, I watched the Great Replacement and National Divorce and Christian Nationalism all go mainstream. The typical White Southern Protestant normie became much more radical. When our people finally began to wake up in the South, we weren’t prepared to take advantage of it because of the fallout from Charlottesville.
Why wouldn’t we jump back into mainstream politics in the South? The typical White Southerner is open to secession now. The typical White Southerner feels under siege for being White and Christian now. The water is warm now. Now that we have public opinion on our side on most of these issues that we care about, we should exploit this opportunity to renter the political arena at the state and local level. That’s why I am feeling optimistic and upbeat. I’ve gotten what I wanted to happen as an activist at Charlottesville which was to erode those taboos and mainstream our politics. It just took longer than I expected. Normal people wake up on their own schedule. It was frustrating, but I am over it.
Anyway, we shouldn’t be surprised by this volte face from Nick Fuentes and America First or even give them a hard time about it. The truth is we have always gone back and forth between engaging and disengaging with the system. It was inevitable that Nick Fuentes would become a wignat.
Nick has a new interview up on YouTube.
The #Ye24 campaign is addressing the pressing issues of our time in America in 2023 that are going to really resonate with conservative voters and normies … things like exactly how many Jews died in the Holocaust and does Nazi Germany really deserve its bad reputation. These issues have broad appeal outside of Third Reich aficionados and crypt keepers.