A quick look at a relatively interesting essay.
The Left has set in motion events that cannot be reversed.
This is true. Unfortunately, there is no one around to effectively take advantage of this opportunity. We have the greatest outburst of political chaos and political violence since the 1965-1975 period, and the “movement” has (predictably) shown itself to be incapable of working with the sociopolitical material at hand. Future activists will look back with shock and disgust at the lost opportunity of today.
The Left’s lack of control is pushing the Overton Window in the direction of the Alt Right.
Every time Antifa attacks some guy who only wants to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and say a prayer in a public park there are many Normies who begin to make the journey to the Alt Right. Every time a politician of the Left makes an anti-White utterance the beliefs of the Alt Right are normalized a thousand-fold. And every time the Left makes excuses for the bad behavior of aspiring rappers, third-world miscreants, and European-style socialists, the closer we get to having the 14 Words enshrined as the First Amendment of a New Bill of Rights.
This is typical “movement” – to be more specific, Type I activist – bombastic certitude. Is there any evidence – any evidence whatsoever – that any of the above is correct? I’m not saying it is not correct, but I see no clear evidence that it is. This is borderline Lathe of Heaven Syndrome – a common malady of Der Movement – assuming something is true because you believe it to be true.
First of all, if you cannot organize a conference and bring it to a successful conclusion, you are not going to be able to bring about a political revolution. The logistical incompetence of the Alt Right is staggering, to put it bluntly.
Two words: Hermansson. Lewis.
Secondly, for a movement driven in large part by young people who were born during the computer age, it is more than mildly amusing at how many of them continue to ignore the inherent security risks of internet-based communications and fund-raising.
That’s true. Is there any of them who do not fall into this description?
Thirdly, Boomers are not the enemy. The idea that all Boomers are squandering their children’s inheritances and living it up in their second and third vacation homes is a canard. Many Boomers have been fighting the battle against the Left and degeneracy in general since the 1960s when this nonsense first started. More than a few prominent young members of the Alt-Right seem to be afflicted with “Daddy” issues and have transferred their parental animus to their fathers’ generation.
Well said. This “Boomer” nonsense is part and parcel of typical Alt Right Beavis-and-Butthead sniggering.
And finally, the Alt Right is in desperate need of political leadership.
If I say that, I’m crazy and bitter.
On the intellectual and metapolitical fronts, the Alt Right has an abundance of well-read, articulate, and extremely intelligent individuals doing amazing work.
Translation: the author means Greg Johnson.
The intellectual leadership of the Alt Right is second to none…
Literally, second to none. I suppose that the only thing less effective than “movement leadership” would be, literally, nothing. So, ranking degrees of uselessness, we would have (1) nothing/none, and (2) “movement leadership.” It’s second to none!
…but it is ironic in a movement in which hierarchy and traditionalism are so important …
Traditionalism. It’s the Kali Yuga! The Men Who Can’t Tell Time!
…that political leadership has gone wanting.
Here’s some advice. Want real and effective leadership? Ditch the “movement’s” ethnic affirmative action program. What is really ironic in a “movement” in which hierarchy is important and affirmative action is so criticized is that “leaders” are accepted based on the same fundamental principle as the elevation of some clueless Negro to a position of importance.
The Alt Right desperately needs a serious political leadership that can match the seriousness of its intellectual leaders.
Translation: Greg Johnson (intellectual leader) good, Richard Spencer (political leader) bad. That’s the implication, isn’t it?
Meme-making is important in any revolution, but meme-makers do not a revolution make. I seriously doubt that we would remember Betsy Ross today if George Washington had decided to remain a loyal British subject. For the Alt Right to succeed it needs political leadership and it needs structure.
For the Far Right to succeed it needs to forget about the stupid Alt Right brand (still being promoted at Counter-Currents, I see) and to end the affirmative action program. Also stop favoring incompetent Type Is over more competent Type IIs (although the Type I preference may be at least in part a quota queen issue already discussed, but it is also independent of ethnicity - a memetic affirmative action policy).