The Alt-Right and the Death of Conservatism
Moses Apostaticus, Daily Caller, September 21, 2016
As though to ensure that this year’s presidential campaign is forever remembered as the most bizarre American political spectacle of the last hundred years, many high-ranking Republicans have recently indicated that they will not be supporting their party’s candidate and instead will be voting for Hillary in November.
Have we ever seen such high dudgeon in the ship of state? On the stormy seas such treachery would be rewarded with the plank. This begs the answer to the question that many in the alt-right have been asking for a while now: Why is it that the ship of state only ever steers to port?
I would ask those who today consider themselves conservatives: What exactly are you still conserving?
Above his head, the permanent ruling establishment is staffed almost exclusively by leftists, and those few thought criminals that remain who disagree with Cultural Marxism know to keep their views to themselves. Control of the schools and universities by leftists ensures that their ideological beliefs frame what is considered normal and respectable in society, and guarantees their growing dominance over time.
This failure of conservatism to prevent the left’s takeover of the West is what has driven the emergence of the alt-right. Despite Hillary’s attempts at caricature, the alt-right is not a frog. Neither is it the monolithic entity that goose-steps out of the fevered imaginations of transgender Social Justice Warriors in recently re-segregated campus dorms across the nation. It is an organic reaction to the degenerate and destructive program the left has relentlessly pushed upon the peoples of the West.
Hillary is correct, though, that this new movement from the right has emerged from the fringes of society. All effective counter-cultural movements do. This is where the deplorables all hang out. It is also where the ideas which are forbidden by the leftist establishment emerge, develop and organise. The alt-right does not have a single philosophy. Instead it is a multi-pronged intellectual attack upon the legitimacy of the ruling establishment in the West. This philosophical diversity is key to its strength.
There are several core tenets of alt-right thinking, however, which unify the different factions within the movement. Key to these is realism when it comes to race, gender, culture and beliefs. Despite the histrionics of the leftist establishment, these views have not been considered controversial historically. For everyone except postmodern Cultural Marxists, it is obvious that there are distinct differences between the races and between the sexes. Some cultures are obviously more successful at creating civilisation than others. If it is sexist that women bear the primary responsibility for raising progeny, then biology is sexist. If it is racist that East Asians have higher IQ’s, lower crime rates and higher incomes than Sub-Saharan Africans, then genetics is racist. Even if reality hurts your feelings, it’s still reality.
It has also been true throughout history that humans prefer their own tribe. Leftists today don’t mind ethnic nationalism, as long as it is not whites adopting it. Why is it that Black Lives Matter, a group associated with domestic terrorism who are clearly ethnic nationalists, are feted at the White House while white nationalists are profiled by the authorities and castigated in the media? Why is the demographic displacement of whites through mass immigration and the destruction of white cultures official government policy in Western countries? Why do we lambast this process as cultural genocide when it was done to indigenous peoples but celebrate it as diversity when it is done to whites?
The alt-right is edgier than conservatism. It is more aggressive and assertive. That’s the point. Right-thinking men and women of the West now have nothing to lose. It is in such circumstances that minds are quickened and hearts are steeled. They see an establishment which is corrupt, degenerate and morally bankrupt. They are not at all interested in conserving it.