When we first began working on the TradYouth vision, we assumed that our “identity and tradition” message would be met with hostility from the general public on account of the identity half of the equation. After all, when we kicked off the project, White people insisting that they have a right to exist was a barely legal taboo idea entirely outside the scope of civic discourse while the other half of the TradYouth equation, traditionalism, remained an accepted and even milquetoast position.
That was way back in 2013. A lot has changed since then.
During the first week of July, Heimbach was thrown in “Facebook Jail” for a benign meme featuring a scriptural quote condemning homosexuality. Our official Facebook Page was unpublished on account of a photo of our recent Knoxville protest featuring one of our members holding a protest sign I designed which objects to gay “marriage.” Then, as I was warning everybody involved in the project that a purge was in progress and to watch their language on their posts, I got thrown in Facebook Jail for three days for casually dropping the word “faggot” in a comment thread on my own wall over a month ago.
Matthew Heimbach flew down to Charleston to pay his respects to the victims of Dylann Roof’s indefensible act, assuming that all sides would be waiting until at least the funerals were concluded to politically respond to the event. What he found when he arrived was a leftist frenzy of anti-White hatred which was less concerned about reflecting on the lives of the victims than it was about cashing in on an opportunity to advance their political agenda. The mainstream media and mainstream political hive mind were wasting no time in moving the goalposts down the field.
For hours, Heimbach tried to stay on the message he went down there with; that we renounce violence against innocent folks of any race or religion. After enduring hours of anti-White questions and accusations, he finally offered to one interviewer that Roof’s actions were a misguided response to a real problem of anti-white bias and black-on-white crime, a response which earned him the notorious “Dylann Roof is a Victim” headline from the mainstream media.
Nobody demands that everybody cut down trees in response to eco-terrorists.
Within hours, the confederate battle flag fell from being a beloved and uncontroversial symbol of conservative Southern Americana to a forbidden symbol of a vilified chapter in our history. I’m not saying that the Charleston Massacre was planned, but the response was too organized, mobilized, and targeted to not have been coordinated and orchestrated in advance. Facebook, the White House, every major corporation, and even my code repository commits were instantly inundated with a clear message: Southern tradition is evil and gay marriage is a moral imperative.
We fully expect the ongoing campaign of escalation and polarization to continue. Our Facebook Page still exists, but it’s most likely not long for this world. There are still a handful of spaces in mainstream social media where some of the softer elements of the identitarian and traditionalist worldview can still find expression, but they’re increasingly marginalized and systematically censored.
That’s fine and we have contingency plans for each stage in this process. The fact that our opponents are increasingly resorting to outright censorship and lies proves that they’re losing the battle of ideas. In a perfect world for the Left, our voices wouldn’t need silenced, because folks would have no audience or virality. A mere decade ago, they were pretty much living in that perfect world, a world where proponents of identity and opponents of mass immigration didn’t need to be silenced and censored because there was nobody with ears to hear them.
As we can see from the robust response to the banning of the battle flag, the surprisingly strong sales of Ann Coulter’s book and support for her anti-immigration position on popular conservative talk radio, and the groundswell of support for Donald Trump’s social nationalist populism confirm that the game is indeed changing, and it’s changing in our favor.
Incrementally and iteratively, the globalists are feverishly throwing more and more people under the bus. The thing is, if you throw too many people under a bus, you have enough people under there to hoist it up and throw it aside.