Friday, 1 July 2016


Incestuous elites

Following Mitt Romney's demographically determined loss to Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, one astute observer had this to say about the Stupid Party and race:
"Republicans didn’t have anything going for them with respect to Latinos and with respect to Asians... The Democrats didn’t have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they weren’t mean-spirited about it... They didn’t know what the policy was, but what they were is they were kind."
Who could this erudite individual possibly be? It could very well be some cuckservative who labors under the delusion that Latinos are "natural conservatives" who only vote Democrat because they're repelled by the GOP's (rather feeble) opposition to immigration. Or it could be some far left progressive disgusted with the mainstream Democratic Party and how they screw over people of color with a smile.

But alas, the man who denounced such mean-spiritedness was neither a cuckservative nor progressive; he was none other than Donald Trump – the great white nationalist hope. While I'm aware that going after the Donald will likely make me a persona non grata among many alt right netizens, this article is for their own good.

Now, before I proceed, I want to make it abundantly clear that this post is in no way, shape, or form, an endorsement of Hillary Clinton, whom I greatly revile. At the end of the day, I still support Trumpism over the Clinton camp's neoliberal identitarianism.

With that out of the way, while I'm grateful for Donald Trump's role in destroying Conservatism Inc and making nationalism more respectable, I don't think there's much evidence to substantiate the alt right hope that Trump will usher in a golden age of white nationalism. There is reason to believe, however, that Donald Trump will do everything in his power to enrich Donald Trump.

I don't condemn Trump for being narcissistic, opportunistic, and inconsistent in terms of the views he espouses; that makes him no different from just about any other politician. But still, his myriad flip-flops give me reason to doubt any convictions on his part.

Take his history of hiring illegal immigrants to build Trump Tower. Some may quibble by pointing out that Poles are not Latinos, but Trump's profit seeking ventures also hire illegal Latino immigrants. But immigrants are not the only foreigners Trump warmly embraces; just a few years ago, he embraced a globalist vision and even exhorted us to "leave borders behind." He also once held outsourcing in at least mild esteem, claiming that outsourcing is "not always a terrible thing." It's obviously not a terrible thing for him, seeing as how many of his products are made overseas. I won't even get into his donations to Democrats, including his wedding guest pals the Clintons.

To be fair, peoples' views can evolve over time. However, I find it just a little too convenient that Trump's rhetoric on race and globalization radically shifted around the same time as his presidential endeavors. Since I don't believe in neat coincidences, I can only conclude that Trump is little more than a very savvy businessman. He knows that White Americans feel under siege; he knows that White Americans resent the current economic order; and he knows that the country as a whole is clamoring for radical change. But knowing how to take advantage of these trends – which were years in the making, and easily predate Trump – and harboring genuine nationalist convictions are not the same thing.

What people need to keep in mind is that Trump is a New York billionaire – and billionaires generally aren't revolutionaries. From a logical standpoint, why would a comfortable billionaire such as Trump rock the boat by deporting millions of illegal immigrants (i.e. cheap labor) and antagonizing big players in the global economy? He might win some accolades from nationalistic white Americans, but Trump doesn't want that: he wants what's best for Trump. It also behooves me to mention that being a businessman (we'll put aside Trump's supposed business acumen for now) doesn't translate into effective political leadership, as Italians have learned the hard way from Silvio Berlusconi's poor stewardship.

How did he work out?
Again, let me just reiterate that I have nothing against Trump, and would still support him over Hillary Clinton. Nevertheless, the Alt-Right would do well to look at Trump with a more critical eye; let's not create a cult around Trump the way liberals did around the Black messiah Barack Obama. Ultimately, White peoples' aspirations cannot depend on the success of a media personality with questionable intentions.


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