Untimely Observations

We Are the New Counterculture

I haven’t voted in an election in since 1994. I only did so sporadically before that, and have never voted since becoming interested in the kinds of ideas associated with the Alternative Right. Each new crop of office-holders that comes along never fails to remind me of why I think voting is a useless endeavor. I can only imagine the embarrassment I might feel today if I had done something so foolish as to, say, vote for George W. Bush in 2000. Nor have I found the Tea Party crowd to be particularly impressive. I concur with Paul Gottfried that its dominant forces are little more than neoconservative/GOP stooges. Its more radical elements may be mostly sincere opponents of the sociopathocracy, if often misguided. But what is particularly telling about Tuesday’s election is that, as Richard Spencer points out, the candidates with the strongest Tea Party endorsements were also the ones who tended to fare the worst (with Rand Paul being the only significant anomaly). As Richard notes, the GOP of 2010 performed not nearly as well as the GOP of 1994 under virtually identical political conditions, and with the supposed added liability-for-incumbents of a crumbling economy.

This brings us to Richard Hoste’s pessimistic assessment of the Sailer Strategy. I’ve always been skeptical of the Sailer Strategy, because it has seemed to me to underestimate just how pervasive the “values” of political correctness actually are among ordinary white, middle class Americans, particularly younger people, without even figuring other demographic considerations into the equation. James Kirkpatrick accurately describes Jon Stewart’s shenanigans over the past weekend as a “rally of the ruling class.” But one of the reasons why this ruling class remains in power is because, well, a majority of Americans largely agrees with them. A friend of mine remarked that the Stewartites are the contemporary equivalent of Nixon’s “silent majority” gathering to ridicule the contemporary counterculture (the Tea Parties and overlapping forces) and display their loyalty to the establishment. I think the available statistical data shows that the Tea Parties, so-called “movement conservatives,” and others conventionally identified as “the Right” essentially represent dying forces in American politics. I’ve crunched the numbers and outlined my conclusions here. Like it or not, the Tea Parties, etc. are swimming against the tides culturally, demographically, generationally, economically, and ideologically. Attempting to defeat Cultural Marxism/Totalitarian Humanism by electoral methods is simply a losing strategy, at least for the foreseeable future.

We will win eventually, because a society organized on flagrant falsehoods can only endure for so long before the cracks become observable. The left-liberal ruling class will stumble and fall as the contradictions within its coalition become more obvious. As the demographic transformation produced by mass immigration becomes more imminent, those contradictions will rise to the surface. We will achieve victory by emulating our enemies, the Totalitarian Humanists. They began as a counterculture and eventually grew to become the status quo. There is no reason why we cannot do the same, but what will eventually replace Totalitarian Humanism will probably not look anything like the conventional right-wing as presently constituted. After all, how much does Cultural Marxism actually resemble old-fashioned Communism? It is doubtful that a victorious Alternative Right would bear any greater resemblance to “movement conservatism.” We among the Alternative Right are creating a new kind of counterculture that is as different from the conservative movement as the New Left was from their orthodox Marxist ancestors. I predict this counterculture will expand dramatically and exponentially in the years and decades ahead. This is going to be a long war but one that’s worth fighting.

[Addendum: I just checked out Tim Wise's rant at Daily Kos. This part stands out:

And by then you will have gone all in as a white nationalist movement -- hell you’ve all but done that now -- thus guaranteeing that the folks of color, and even a decent size minority of us white folks will be able to crush you, election after election, from the Presidency on down to the 8th grade student council.

And this:

Because those who have lived on the margins, who have been abused, maligned, targeted by austerity measures and budget cuts, subjected to racism, classism, sexism, straight supremacy and every other form of oppression always know more about their abusers than the abusers know about their victims.

Here, Wise is making the same fatal miscalculation that I have enountered among virtually all left-wing zealots. It is the presumption that the Left's "coalition of official victims" will be permanent and stable. This outlook may well be consistent with the view of many left-wing ideologies that history moves towards some final, glorious, permanent end, but it has nothing to do with the realities of power politics. The Left is presently comprised of a myriad of factions whose only unifying characteristics are a hatred of traditional WASP society and a desire for more goodies courtesy of the state. The more deeply entrenched into institutions the Left becomes, the more its constituent groups will become rivals for political favoritism and resources and the more their conflicting value systems will become self-evident (for instance, gay rights and feminism versus the "homophobia" and "sexism" of many African-Americans or Third World immigrants). Mass immigration along with ongoing economic decline will likely be the impetus for the eventual fracturing of the left-liberal coalition along the lines of race, class, and culture. That's when our moment will come.]