The Alt Right is Not Conservative nor Right
by Tom Donelson on August 17, 2017 at 11:35 AM
The alt-right movement is neither conservative politically nor right period. In the recent French election, Marine Le Pen simply veered to the left on many key areas in effort to garner additional French union voters and a few straggling leftist and she still lost. The alt-right is following a similar strategy from Health care, economics and foreign affairs, moving to the left and taking positions similar to Bernie Sanders and much of the “anti-fascists” Marxists they fight in the street’
The alt-right is Marxism with an over layer of white racial identity wrapped around it. Richard Spencer laid this out in his Charlottesville statement, “Race is real. Race matters. Race is the foundation of identity. “White” is shorthand for a worldwide constellation of peoples, each of which is derived from the Indo-European race, often called Aryan. “European” refers to a core stock—Celtic, Germanic, Hellenic, Latin, Nordic, and Slavic—from which related cultures and a shared civilization sprang…Jews are an ethno-religious people distinct from Europeans. At various times, they have existed within European societies, without being of them. The preservation of their identity as Jews was and is contingent on resistance to assimilation, sometimes expressed as hostility towards their hosts. “Judeo-Christian values” might be a quaint political slogan, but it is a distortion of the historical and metaphysical reality of both Jews and Europeans.”
Racial identity politics is a strong with the alt right as it is with the left that opposes it. On economics, Spencer argues, “Economic freedom is not an end in itself. All economic policies should serve the people of the nation; the interests of businessmen and global merchants should never take precedence over the well-being of workers, families, and the natural world.” Bernie Sanders couldn’t have said it any better as economic policy should serve the people and government should direct those means of production. Government engineering by the alt-right continues as alt-right urban policies wouldn’t be that much different than the present-day Democrat socialists and leftist as Spencer continues, “The automobile, the highway system, and resultant “car culture” have contributed to the death of cities and towns. While not everyone will live in urban environments, cities are vital institutions of culture, community, learning, and the arts. They should never have been abandoned by American Whites of older generations and should be reestablished as jewels of our civilization.” Spencer’s attack on the car culture isn’t much different than one would see with the environmentalist as government policies encouraging whites to move back into the city and chides past “whites” for abandoning the cities for the suburbs.
On the environment, Spencer writes, “We are a special part of the natural order, being in it and above it. We have the potential to become nature’s steward or its destroyer. Putting aside contentious matters like global warming and resource depletion, European countries should invest in national parks, wilderness preserves, and wildlife refuges, as well as productive and sustainable farms and ranches. The natural world—and our experience of it—is an end in itself.” Note the word, sustainable farms and ranches, just another code word for government extension into divining what economic policies should be and the phrase sustainable is a phrase the hard left uses to justified government interventionists policies. Evonlalinkola another alt-righter added, “The alt-right as a movement has distanced itself from the traditional right on many issues regarding immigration, national policy and race realism. As the alt-right moves forward beyond Trump, there is an opportunity to create more separation between the alt-right and conservatism: we are green. I don’t mean this in a contemporary environmentalist way either. I meant that alt-right policy ideas would have significant impact as a whole…The alt-right can brand nationalism as a green priority. With this, the traditional left and right can further cast aside for a better vision; a green and white future.” Going Green is another attempt of the alt-right to combine their version of nationalism with leftist ideology to broaden their appeal. Like Spencer, Evonlalinkola views government as the ultimate controller of society. Evonlalinkola added, “Let’s reduce the third world’s addiction to first world aid thereby reducing their population, thus reducing resource consumption and pollution. We as a species have over consumed the planet’s resources. The way to change this isn’t fixating on the minute details but to look globally. The populations that cause the most harm and don’t care about it are third world countries.”
Alt-right believe in zero sum economics and adopted the population control agenda of the left as a mean to reduce consumption and pollution, of course note that population control resides in country where people of color live. The left understand this but the alt-right are more open about the reality of population control and Evonlalinkola makes leftist arguments that we “over consume” resources and adds the those who are guilty of wasting resources are third world countries. The alt-righters view the need to control the population of countries who are not white to save the environment but the result will be to reduce the growth of third world country and push them into continuing poverty while reducing future growth of Developed country. The alt-right talks about increasing the growth of the Middle Class but their environmental policies will reduce growth opportunity by reducing growth!
In another piece in the blog alt-right.com, an editorial noted, “The flag-waving cuckservative oligarchs of the energy industry use this issue to dupe masses of rural and working class Red State America into supporting their destructive greed, while the Left uses it to recruit millions of educated middle-and-upper-class white youth in the cities and on college campuses for their anti-white agenda. How many intelligent, conscientious urban hipsters, SWPLs and Bernie Bros end up siding with the Leftist destroyers of their people because, after all, the Right wants to destroy planet Earth?” Note how the alt-right writer goes after our energy industry in a fashion that Bernie Sanders and his fellow leftist would approve while insinuating that the left gain votes through their support for environment movement. The alt-right goal is to gain support by making the leftist environmental case their own including attacking the energy industry.
As a follow up to alt-right view on population control is their view on abortion, which is another tool to make the population smarter and reduce the number of minorities. Alt-righters understand that abortion has a eugenic quality as blacks are three times more likely to be aborted and Hispanics twice as likely to be aborted than whites. The eugenics results suit the alt-right causes. Alymer Fisher noted that “Not only is the pro-life movement dysgenic, but its justifications rely on principles we generally reject. The alt-right is skeptical, to say the least, of concepts like “equality” and “human rights,” especially as bases for policy. The unborn fetus has no connection to anyone else in the community.” Fisher argument is similar to the pro-choice movement by denying the humanity of the unborn baby but also makes it clear that abortion helps create a “better race’, repeating arguments that many progressives made in the defense of eugenic in the early 20th century. Just to make sure that one is not missing the racial angle on abortion, Fisher notes about Pro-life politicians, “It is no coincidence that some of the most pro-life politicians are those most excited about adopting children from Africa and those in their movement are among the conservatives most likely to denounce the “racism” of their political opponents. Those who want to do so, by banning abortion because its “racist” or adopting children from Africa, are the ultimate cuckservatives.”
The creation of a better race is reinforced, “The case would have to be made that abortion is what is decimating the White population and decreasing its quality. While it’s true that a blanket ban on abortion would probably increase the White population in their numbers, it would, no doubt, decrease the overall quality, as well and leave all races stupider, more criminally prone, and more diseased.” These arguments were prevalent during the Progressive era and Hitler merely adopted the logic of the Eugenics arguments by Progressive and even today, there are those on the left who on occasion admit this truth just as Ruth Bader Ginsberg did during an interview, “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” Justice Ginsberg certainly let loose a few dog whistle when talking about race and one doesn’t have to think too hard who she is referring when talking about those “we don’t want too many of.”
Richard Spencer has made it clear that his goal is to replace the present conservative as he noted, “The alt-right doesn’t start with “freedom and tax cuts,” and it is anything but a Trump cheerleading squad and or a “young and hip” version of the same old bullshit…the alt-right starts with identity—the racial, historical, and ideal core of what it means to be European. This, in itself is a revolutionary act. And despite the fact that we don’t get Soros money—or even Rebel Media money—we have a tremendous impact on the public…And the disappointment of Trump—and the increasing irrelevance of Breitbart—only reinforces why a real alt-right must exist.” The alt-right even view Breitbart as part of the conservative establishment which is ironic since Breitbart introduced to the general population and conservative movement during the Republican primary.
About Breitbart, Spencer noted, “For the latter part of the campaign, Breitbart was, explicitly, a nationalist, populist, anti-free trade, and anti-Beltway Right publication. There was a lot of stupidity mixed in, much as with Trump himself. And Breitbart certainly was never Identitarian. But it made an unequivocal break with conservatism’s usual operating pattern. And the mainstream press was scared. Breitbart, in short, mattered…Following Trump’s inauguration, Breitbart has become stale, boring, unimportant. It no longer matters. The self-defeating strategy of becoming a right-wing version of The Hill.” Spencer drives home the point when Breitbart pushed the nationalist theme during the election, they never paid enough attention to race to suit Spencer’s taste.
Vincent Law noted in a piece title We Don’t Need Conservatives, “The alt-right is growing and we won’t play these appeasement games the current “conservatives” are playing. We refuse to feed the alligator. We won’t just sit by and pretend that everything is ok. We are not here to lie to people and drain resources from the machine to keep a corrupt existence going. We are striving for a better people, a better society and a better world. We are not here to play the inclusive or equality game. We don’t want to be the world’s caretaker.”13 The alt-right is not interested in being part of the movement but be the movement, overthrowing the existing conservative establishment and that includes many within the National Populist movement brought into the political arena by Breitbart.
The Alt Right proves their merging with the left through their support for single payer. Dylan Mathews wrote, “When Mike Cernovich, one of the most prominent alt-right internet trolls supporting Donald Trump, was interviewed on 60 Minutes, he used the platform to spread conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton's health and to allege that she is involved with pedophilic sex trafficking operations. But he also declared his belief in single-payer health care.” Cernovich told 60 minutes, “I believe in some form of universal basic income…I’m pro-single-payer health care. Is that right-wing or is that left-wing anymore? Well, if you have a lot of people, a large swath of the company, or country, are suffering, then I think that we owe it to all Americans to do right by them and to help them out." Richard Spencer added, “Unlike Paul Ryan and Rich Lowry, who masturbated to Atlas Shrugged in their college dorms and have no loyalty to their race, Donald Trump is a nationalist…We can’t ignore the politics of this. If Trumpcare passes, leftists can credibly claim that Trump has betrayed his populist vision. They will recycle the hoary script about nationalism and ‘scapegoating’ immigrants as a means of pushing through a draconian agenda. And they’ll have a point!”
The alt-right is nothing more than a mirror image of the left they protest but what they are not are conservatives but another version of Marxism in which government will be used to direct economic policies for the benefit of their voting bloc, White voters. The Charlottesville riot will not dissuade the alt-right from continuing their public campaign and occasional battles with their mirror images, the “Antifascist” movement. It will only empower them.
Steve Haywood made the comparison, “But we should pause to make the obvious point that I haven’t seen made anywhere yet. What do Antifa and the alt-right mob have in common? They both hate America. The alt-right mob marched mostly behind some kind of knockoff Nazi or fascist flag, and not the American flag. White, yes, but “nationalists”? They are not trying to “Make America great again” even in the Trumpian sense. They want it to be a different country. Antifa, of course, has no use for the American flag except to burn it. They also want this to be a different country. If they do carry a flag, its likely to be a familiar foreign one. Both groups should be labeled as Un-American. They deserve each other. And perhaps one nice punishment would be for people from both groups to be put in the same holding cells in the local jails.”