As I have said, every day now brings new headlines:
“OAKTON, Va. — Jared Taylor hits play, and the first Donald Trump ad of the general election unfolds across his breakfast table. Syrian refugees streaming across a border. Hordes of immigrants, crowded onto trains.
“Donald Trump’s America is secure,” rumbles a narrator. “Terrorists and dangerous criminals kept out. The border, secure; our families, safe.”
Taylor, one of America’s foremost “racialists,” is impressed and relieved. “That’s a powerful appeal,” he said. “If he can just stick to that, he is in very good shape.” …
The rise of the alt-right — named for the Alternative Right website that the “identitarian” nationalist Richard Spencer set up in 2010 and adopted by those opposed to multiculturalism and mass immigration — has come to define how many of its adherents see Trump. There’s less talk now about a “pivot,” or a moment when Trump will adopt the ideas of people that he conquered. His strategy now resembles the alt-right dream of maximizing the white vote — even as polling shows his standing with white voters falls short of Mitt Romney’s in 2012. …”
I once wrote an article for the League of the South called The Logic of Street Demonstrations.
I had more modest goals than taking over the Republican Party or seizing the presidency (I never imagined the establishment was that weak or that vulnerable to a hostile takeover), but the same logic applies to the November election: our message is more visible than ever before, the reigning taboos have never been more vulnerable, and to borrow a line from the pro-amnesty crowd, we’re starting to see the Alt-Right “come out of the shadows.” It’s also all due to Trump’s presidential run.
I’ve already speculated that a Trump victory in the United States could set off a “European Spring” in 2017. The president has almost complete control over foreign policy and Trump has already shown a clear willingness to attack Angela Merkel in Germany. We’ve never really had any occasion to think through what a national populist foreign policy would look like but surely challenging and undermining the anti-White regimes in Western Europe – in the same way the neocons do now with Russia and the Middle East, but this time in reverse – would be at the top of our list.
What would America be like under a Trump presidency? How would it be different? It would be very different in one key respect: Trump would have won in spite of being called a racist, bigot, fascist, xenophobe, nativist, sexist, etc. He will have explicitly campaigned against political correctness and will have been rewarded by sailing to the White House. His followers will expect change on that front. He will have the bully pulpit of the presidency which commands national attention and he can say whatever he wants. Think about it: with a tweet, Donald Trump can set off a media firestorm and drive the news cycle for weeks.
LBJ changed history when he embraced the Civil Rights Movement and legitimized it from the top down. Lincoln, too, with abolition. Trump could do the same thing. Countless aspiring politicians will interpret a Trump victory against the forces of political correctness as a mandate to challenge it themselves to advance their own careers.
Here’s a scary thought for our leftist friends: if Trump wins, then it will mean the SPLC, the media, the subservient cuckservative establishment, all the experts and intellectuals, and the Democratic Party will have thrown everything they had at him – especially the race card – and lost to a popular revolt by White America. The powerful won’t look so powerful anymore to all those aggrieved people, will they?
If Trump punches through that and wins (he’s back on top by 2 in the latest LA Times poll), we might see the reigning taboos buckle and crumble without the usual pressure coming from the top down. Can you imagine a world in which White Nationalists have come out of the closet, the charge of “racism” elicits only a “meh” and shrugged shoulders, and we have begun to openly organize?
Don’t underestimate the power of the presidency to legitimize marginalized people and deviant movements. If Barack Obama can legitimize gay marriage and transsexuals, Donald Trump can legitimize the Alt-Right.
Note: Speaking of the cuckservative establishment, check out this Politico article on Charlie Sykes.