Hillary’s big debut of the AltRight has opened up a discussion–both internal and external–about what the “alternative right” is. Broad cultural phenomena defy exact definitions, and we can’t really say for sure what it is going to be until it grows up. I tend to agree with Hillary’s analysis, that it’s the American incarnation of a sweeping global rejection of neo-liberal imperialism and its Jewish and multinational corporate vanguard.
She says it like it’s a bad thing, of course.
One wonders if Hillary and the rest of the globalists ever stopped to consider that perhaps anti-globalism could be global, too. If anything, they’re the parochial ones, tucked away in a handful of incestuous coastal enclaves in America, Western Europe, and Tel Aviv. Eastern Europe, East Asia, the Global South, and even much of the regions they imagined to be their home base are revolting against their schemes and designs.
But why now? And why is it rapidly happening all at once? Donald Trump is certainly the one who summoned the beast from the sea, emerging like Godzilla to trigger SJWs back into their safe spaces. But where did it come from and why did it emerge now? Why were Pat Buchanan’s candidacies deprived of this element? Why didn’t Tom Tancredo’s 2008 campaign have an army of shitlords hoist him to the top of the race?
Charisma and style are part of the answer. Even if Trump had never stated a single policy position, his alpha male frat boy bullying of the media and the left is a revolutionary thing in itself. To a great extent, what we’re seeing is best understood as a revolution in political technology. Just as Kennedy managed to win on television while Nixon was campaigning for radio, and FDR leveraged his “fireside chat” radio addresses to revolutionize the relationship between the politician and the public, Donald Trump was the first candidate to effectively seize upon the latest political technology.
Sure, everybody running for office has an obligatory Twitter account. But Trump’s the first candidate who was truly native to the social media platform. Trump’s the first candidate to connect with his constituents on social media in the intimate and extemporaneous manner required to connect with your audience on social media. The old school candidates and pundits considered his candid and humorous tweets a grave tactical error because they obviously weren’t campaign-coordinated boilerplate.
Tired: Consistency and professionalism
Wired: Authenticity and intimacy
Whether it was an accident stumbled upon by an amateur politician or a brilliant maneuver, Trump is the first candidate whose campaign begins to harness the tremendous potential of the Internet. The democratization of communication made possible by ubiquitous smartphones, tablets, and notebooks has flattened the political process. In the politics of yesteryear, a racist teenager would have no possibility of engaging national politics. Now, thanks to technological advances, the national political stage is at his mercy.
And there are so many more racist teenagers than anyone imagined!
That’s what happens when you censor people. Not only can you not hear what they’re saying, you can’t hear what they’re doing. When the altright burst onto the political scene, the institutional voices of the American political system had no answer to their rhetoric because they had walled themselves off hermetically from any and all rhetoric from “those people.” What we’ll see in the coming months is more intelligent and nuanced attempts to deconstruct our rhetoric, because for the first time in generations, the leftists are actually required by our rapid growth to respond.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
They’ll fail miserably, because the American Left is too beholden to its anti-White identity factions to make the necessary pivot back to the palatable pro-labor, protectionist, anti-corporate liberalism of yesteryear. Racial animosity toward the White majority has become the very glue holding the Democratic Party and the left together. The altright is, at its core, the equal and opposite reaction to years of anti-White rhetoric, resentment, and redistribution. The old guard of the GOP can struggle all it wants, but they’re captives of a historical process beyond their control.
The altright is a confluence of these two suppressed mega-trends bursting through to the surface at the same time. First, White identity politics has been systematically suppressed for generations, and it’s reached a point where it could no longer be contained. Second, politicians have been carefully managed by a mandarin class of “experts” whose entire business is studiously eliminating all of the authenticity and intimacy from the political process, transforming campaigns, campaign messages, and the politicians themselves into interchangeable industrial commodities to be marketed to voters and auctioned off to the highest bidding lobbyists.
Trump’s unorthodox campaign blew the lid off both of those things. Regardless of where his candidacy goes from here, White identity politics has permanently asserted itself in the mainstream political process and national politicians will no longer be able to get away with outsourcing their engagement with voters. Both of these developments are positive for everybody, save for those who support the anti-White status quo and those who’ve built their lives and careers around the newly endangered political consulting industry.
The altright exists because we exist, and we’ve been empowered by technology’s democratization of communication to overcome the obstacles which once stood between ourselves and engaging the political process. There’s an elaborate taxonomy of factions, projects, personalities, and priorities within the altright. We have a lot of differences to work through. But whatever our ideas are, they matter now. Our ideas matter now because we, White American dissidents of every stripe, can finally be heard over the globalist media oligarchs who’ve been silencing us for decades.