Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In Search of Right Wing Populism

Unfortunately, not found in America.

On a previous Counter Currents podcast, Greg Johnson asserted that "right wing populism is the sweet spot in American politics," and I agree.  I believe there are many middle class and working class White Americans who tend to be "leftist" and populist on economic matters and "rightist" on issues of race, culture, and society.  This is something that really doesn't exist in modern American electoral politics, with the exception of outliers like Pat Buchanan (who hasn't run for office for a very long time).

Thus, if we crudely look at the political grid, we have the Democrats, who are leftist on both economics and race, we have the neoconservative wing of the GOP which is leftist on race but conservative-libertarian right on economics and we have the Tea Party types who are conservative on both race and economics. There is no organized force in American politics that is Right on race, and Left on economics, and that's not by accident.  

The GOP is 100% in hock to Big Business, so what we have there are all the free trade open market types, with a racially liberal leadership, who sometimes throw a few rhetorical bones at the implicitly White dogs of the Tea Party and associated "core conservatives," in order to win enough votes to push the Chamber of Commerce agenda. The Democrats are more sound on economics, but they are the party of overt anti-White hatred. Middle class and working class Whites have the dilemma of voting their pocketbook (Democrats) but putting into power a party foaming at the mouth with race hate, or voting against their economic interests (Republicans) compensated with an implicitly White veneer and some small scraps of sociocultural conservative red meat, but, mostly, what they get from the GOP is constant betrayal as that party pursues the Big Business open borders agenda. It's a lose-lose situation for White Americans.

A combination of economic populism with hardcore paleoconservate sociocultural, racial, and immigration restriction views, would be a real vote-geter, and would actually stimulate enthusiasm among White voters (instead of the grim drudgery of voting for a McCain, Romney, or Bush). Yes, I know, this right wing populism is still a far cry from what we really need, but it would be a step in the right direction. At the very least, it would unleash the forces of balkanizing chaos, as racial politics would become more explicit.

But powerful forces, with lots of money, have a vested interest in suppressing right wing populism. Big Business certainly doesn't want their GOP-voting White sheep to stray from the Chamber of Commerce pastures, and the Tribe is going to think that the natives are getting restless, and that the mob and their pitchforks is coming.

A third party is needed, but how such a party can battle against the Big Business money and the Tribe money, and also the controlled media, is a question for which there is no easy answer.