Another “movement” fail.
The successful populist, and that increasingly will be the only successful politician, will have to start here: simple “moderate” message of good-will hammered hard and mechanically repeated (the populist finds tests effective sound bites and repeats them in the form of mantras to mesmerize and inspire: Trump’s “make America great again”…Idealistic appeals will fall on deaf ears unless those ideals are linked to self-interest and hope. Donald Trump instinctively grasped this and acted upon it, using the vocabulary and statements at the level of an eight-year old to propel his campaign. The populist casts scorn on the expert. Without modern media, Trump’s campaign would have been ignored and allowed to wither by being deprived of the oxygen of publicity, but modern media provide new ventilation systems for the oxygen of populist rebellion.
Sigh. Yeah, Trump sure got elected; he “succeeded;” fat lot of good it’s doing all of us now. Wait, this essay says, use Trump’s methods. Yes, but the methods are linked to the outcome - superficiality, jackassery, a complete lack of any ideological foundation is lined to major cucking in power. Alliances, alliances! And when the “alliances” are successful, it’s a pyrrhic victory – look at the UK under Brexit, groaning under mass non-White immigration and beset by constant NEC terrorist attacks.
And apparently Le Pen lost because she didn’t mainstream enough!
The defeat of Marine Le Pen, ironically, had much to do with her attachment to and association with old and discredited political structures. She also refused to make an alliance or compromise…
Amazing! Leave it up to Der Movement to learn nothing from its constant debacles. Let’s all go on Twitter, rant about “crime” (why not import lots of “high IQ law abiding Asians” then?) and make alliances that will prevent any meaningful change in the event of an electoral victory.
Yegads…Der Movement’s stupidity is terminal.
Those who believe in a return to some form of ethnic separatism need to abandon, at least for the time being, uncompromising and isolating positions and become more fluid and fluent, more outgoing, more social, and less ideological, more passionate but less embittered; in a word, more popular…
More compromises, more mainstreaming, more implicitness…in other words, doubling down on decades of failure, betrayal, and defeat.
Of course, we need to use whatever sociopolitical and technological “technics” for victory, but not at the expense of the core message. Means are not ends; means are to achieve ends. Once we focus on means at the expense of ends, the meaning of any “victory” is lost. We’ve seen, time and time again, that mainstreaming usually fails, and any “victories” based on lowbrow appeals to strictly proximate interests end up achieving nothing. This is the same “implicit Whiteness” argument wrapped in a slightly different package – implicit Whiteness and Republican “dog whistling” led to decades of GOP fraud. Don’t we ever learn?
The other negative aspect of the new media is the encouragement to retreat from social life. Much time spent with a computer would be better spent by many in a real social environment.
I agree. Of course, that statement was made on an online post, and I’m answering it in one. So, we’re both hypocrites. On the other hand, if you want people to get involved more in analog activism, rather than digital navel-gazing, the “movement” needs to be cleaned up. Read some “movement” comments threads online and then imagine meeting some of those folks offline. Would you really want to?