Kanye just blew one of the greatest political opportunities in American history. Instead of announcing he was going to work with Elon Musk to provide anti-ADL hate speech replatforming protection, Kanye ranted about Nazis for three hours on Alex Jones. (1/2)— E. Michael Jones (@EMichaelJones1) December 3, 2022
(2/2) Kanye is his own man, but he was aided in this suicidal gesture by his campaign manager Milo Yiannopoulos, who announced that he had arranged the dinner at Mar a Lago to hurt Trump. For more on Milo, see:https://t.co/bewR8eLOKu— E. Michael Jones (@EMichaelJones1) December 3, 2022
From my perspective, it has been a great two years. The thing that actually matters is that our views have become more mainstream. The Great Replacement has gone mainstream. National Divorce has gone mainstream. Christian nationalism has gone mainstream. The term anti-White has gone mainstream. Democrats have lost control of Congress. We’re getting unbanned on Twitter.
“The role of extremist white nationalists in the GOP may be approaching an inflection point.
The backlash against former President Donald Trump’s meeting with Nick Fuentes, an avowed racist, anti-Semite, and Christian nationalist, has compelled more Republican officeholders than at any point since the Charlottesville riot in 2017 to publicly condemn those extremist views.
Yet few GOP officials have criticized the former president personally—much less declared that Trump’s meeting with Fuentes and Ye, the rapper (formerly known as Kanye West) who has become a geyser of anti-Semitic bile, renders him unfit to serve as president again. …
“After Trump’s rise, these barriers became softer and softer, and they really broke down in the aftermath of January 6 altogether,” Hayden said. “And now you have this kind of opening between the fringe world and the mainstream world in a way that is very difficult to separate.” …
On all of these fronts, Greenblatt sees what he calls “the normalization of extremism” hardening in ways that would have been unimaginable only a few years ago. “Society itself is at risk if we don’t finally move the extremists … out of the mainstream, back to the margins where they belong,” he told me. “I think we don’t realize the peril that we run, the risk that’s upon us, if we don’t get this right.” …”
We’re victims of our own success.
If you oppose the Great Replacement or anti-White discrimination or support a National Divorce or define yourself as a nationalist who wants to restrict immigration and defend Christian cultural norms or you are an isolationist who supports a protectionist trade policy and industrial policy, you can do all of this within the boundaries of the political mainstream because all of this is now ordinary conservatism. JD Vance has endorsed causes like raising taxes on the rich and defunding Ukraine. Ron DeSantis believes in wielding state power to punish corporations for taking aggressive stances on culture war issues.
As all of these causes and ideas which used to be associated with the Dissident Right have been normalized and absorbed into the conservative bloodstream, it has left edgy rightwing influencers like Nick Fuentes with less and less material to work with. TRS seems to focus exclusively on Jews these days. #Ye24 is about bringing the swastikas out, denying the Holocaust and insisting that Hitler wasn’t that bad. They have to base their campaign on issues like that because that is where the line is drawn now. Neo-Nazism is still marginalized. Nearly everything else has been normalized because the line has moved.
The Jewish Question was following the same trajectory as all of these other issues. Nick Fuentes was succeeding in pushing the issue into the mainstream and was gaining political traction. Jonathan Greenblatt was becoming the public face of censorship and cancel culture. Jewish power and influence was becoming impossible to ignore. Dave Chappelle was making jokes about it. The taboo on the subject was weakening and a tiny bit of space was opening up to discuss it for the first time. Less than a month ago, it seemed like Greenblatt and the ADL were on their back foot and were losing ground.
And then … Kanye covered the whole issue in crazy sauce. MILO and Nick who are running Kanye’s presidential campaign allowed him to drop an optical nuke on the Alex Jones Show.
What in the hell are these guys thinking?
As Nick himself said, Marjorie Taylor Greene denounced him when the swastikas came out. Who could ever predicted that the George Lincoln Rockwell trolling on a street corner act would backfire?
Alex Jones didn’t wince this hard after his $1.5 billion civil suit judgment. Talk about a gut punch.
Just look at what has happened here:
1. As Kanye West’s communication manager, Nick allowed Kanye to insult Elon Musk and post screenshots of his DMs. Kanye posted a weird Raelian swastika on Twitter which resulted in losing his biggest platform less than a week into his presidential campaign.
2. As Kanye West’s campaign manager, MILO allowed Kanye to go into an interview on Alex Jones wearing a gimp mask in the middle of a manic episode with a net and a yoohoo bottle as props. He sent out the tweet “I am a Nazi – Ye” from the Ye24 War Room account.
3. In less than a week, Nick and MILO have succeeded in burning all of their political bridges and capital, making their candidate and campaign radioactive, embarrassing their closest and most sympathetic allies in alternative media and becoming the butt of jokes on national television.
Look at it this way: they took someone who was worth over a billion dollars with one of the largest cultural platforms in the world and completely destroyed him. If they had done nothing but used their alliance with Kanye to quietly fund their operations, it would have been a huge victory.
If they had just used Kanye’s platform and wealth to break the ice on a highly taboo issue, say, by calmly and patiently describing the Jewish mafia and how it works to control our politics and economic system, it would have been a huge victory. Instead, they went straight to “I love Hitler” in a gimp mask thereby searing the image in the public mind that Kanye is a lunatic who is off his meds.
They sat there on the Alex Jones Show with “send in the clowns” playing in the background. The message that was sent could not be more clear. DO NOT TAKE US SERIOUSLY. WE ARE A JOKE.
The internet will never forget that performance!
Note: Aside from these clowns and this self-inflicted disaster which they will never recover from, it was a good year. Smarter and savvier people succeeded in communicating much of our message. We’re not hearing about it because it was digested without devolving into a circus. That’s what Greenblatt and Michael E. Hayden and the usual suspects are rightly upset about.