As we get closer to the election, I am going to spell out my reasoning and explain why I think it is in our interest to vote for Donald Trump.
The number one reason is that Trump is red pilling the “conservative base.” From the beginning, Trump’s campaign has been driven by nationalist and populist themes, which he has used to challenge conservative orthodoxy. He’s been the leader of a nationalist and populist insurgency. While he is not a White Nationalist by any stretch of the imagination, Trump’s brand is essentially “Nationalism Lite.”
Trump has millions of conservatives drinking “Nationalism Lite.” Turn on the Sean Hannity or Laura Ingraham Show. Visit Breitbart or the Drudge Report. Take a look at how much Free Republic has changed over the last few years. They’re all drinking “Nationalism Lite” now. Thanks to Trump’s impact, they have all shifted into what used to be our neighborhood on the internet. They cover all the stories which I used to write about.
This shift from drinking Mitt Romney’s milk to drinking Trump’s “Nationalism Lite” has been a major step forward for our movement. Getting our people to see and analyze events through the nationalist paradigm is the toughest challenge. Once you get that far down the road, it is only a few leaps from Pat Buchanan-style nationalism and Trump’s “Nationalism Lite” to full blown racial or ethnic nationalism.
As I said yesterday, when you drill down to our core beliefs we are fundamentally populists and nationalists. Trump is turning millions of people into populists and nationalists. He’s moving them closer to our positions across the board on a range of issues. It’s like being French and understanding someone who speaks Italian instead of, say, Japanese or Arabic. We can understand and communicate with each other now.
If Hillary wins in November, I am certain that our people will become angrier and more alienated. That has been the trend through the last eight years of Obama’s presidency. Trump is taking that anger and alienation and getting his people to see events through a nationalist as opposed to a conservative lens. When they do that, (((Shapiro))), (((Levin))), (((Weinstein))) & Co. just don’t look the same. Instead of being seen as champions of the Tea Party, they are perceived as being something else entirely.
Just as I went from drinking Pat Buchanan’s “Nationalism Lite” in 2001 to where I am today, many of Trump’s followers will undoubtedly go looking for the stronger stuff. Most of us who are here now got here via Pat Buchanan or Ron Paul or someone else who deviated from conservative orthodoxy and opened our eyes to nationalism. Buchanan and Paul never got through the primaries, but their wake had a huge impact.
Either way, we are going to have plenty of material to work with after November. If Hillary wins, it is raw anger and alienation, which can just as easily be coopted like the Tea Party. If Trump wins, it is newly minted populists and nationalists looking for the next step on their journey. The latter is preferable to the former.