During times of great social upheaval, where no strong tradition binds the people, it the innovating elite, not the law, that creates the new code which governs the people pic.twitter.com/He8HtAkQby— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) August 11, 2023
Walgreens stores in Chicago now blast classical music to ward off loitering pic.twitter.com/9WO5HJdeRh— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) August 11, 2023
1. I’m currently on the way to Amren with my wife. I don’t have the time to respond to this rant from Michael Lind. Incredible timing!
2. Now that we are waist deep in a crisis era (we were only knee deep in 2016), the old taboos are rapidly crumbling on the Right and formerly marginalized ideas and positions are gaining rapid acceptance. Everything is becoming more fluid now in the absence of an ideological consensus which Trump tore down but never replaced.
3. As I was just saying this morning, the conservative liberal establishment crumbled in the wake of Trump’s victory in the 2016 election and many of the ideas and positions which used to be associated with the Alt-Right have either gone fully mainstream or now seem poised to do so in the near future.
4. Finally, it is fitting in light of this that an open debate about race realism and eugenics is breaking out in this new landscape. Screaming “racist” at people and hand wringing about Nazis and the Holocaust doesn’t work anymore. The post-World War II order is collapsing because nearly everyone alive today has no memory of that era.
“In May 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump promised, “Five, 10 years from now—different party. You’re going to have a worker’s party.” In the presidential and midterm elections since 2016, the GOP has picked up more working-class black and Hispanic voters, while losing more college-educated whites to the Democrats, in defiance of progressive predictions. But it will be impossible for the Republican Party to win over more working-class white and nonwhite voters by adopting pro-worker policies—as long as a substantial share of GOP donors, journalists, think-tankers, and activists structure their politics around hereditarian theories that claim that the patterns of class and race in America and the world are the result of unalterable DNA.
Call them the eugenic conservatives, or “eugenicons.” …”