LOL no … had you fooled for a second.
A year ago, I wrote that “we are about to enter the gates of this false paradise” and that “the hope and optimism of the Trump campaign is about to collide with the reality of the Trump administration under which pro-Whites will likely still be stigmatized.” I predicted that the Alt-Right wasn’t going to be “content to be locked in the basement of a reinvigorated mainstream conservatism and treated like a retarded cousin for the next 4 years.” It came true in Charlottesville.
I see three phases in our relationship with Donald Trump:
1.) First, there was the Trump campaign during which everyone rallied around Donald Trump as a change agent, which went on from June 2015 until Trump’s victory in November 2016.
2.) Second, there was a long period of confusion during which we waited to see how the Trump administration would unfold, which lasted for about a year.
3.) Third, the Trump administration has chosen the Republican establishment, gone the mainstream conservative route and has shed its “nationalist populist” credentials.
I think we have landed on our feet and found a new direction. We’ve been in this situation before when George W. Bush was president. We know how to deal with mainstream conservatism. The Alt-Right was incubated when W. was president because of our intense opposition to his policies.
In 2018, we’re going to define ourselves against mainstream conservatism, withdraw from partisan politics and cover how MAGA and mainstream conservatism are the same thing. I’m not sure what the rest of the Alt-Right is going to do in 2018. We always seem to travel ahead of the curve.
I believe the radical energies and deep yearning for change that flowed into the Trump campaign in 2015 and 2016 are now receding with the tide. I’m confident the Democrats will come roaring back in the 2018 midterms. I don’t want to be associated with MAGA because our policies were discarded by the Trump administration. This is going to be a rejection of mainstream conservatism which has used Trump as its vehicle to advance its stale, antiquated 1980s True Cons agenda.
We have said all along:
- Don’t attack Syria
- Don’t do healthcare reform
- Don’t do tax reform
- Don’t do a DACA amnesty
- Don’t do entitlement reform
There were times when we screamed at Trump not to do something in 2017. But anyway, he ignored us, listened to Jared Kushner and has made his bed and will now lie in it.
The Trump administration has spent the last year using its power to do favors for powerful Jews, donors, corporations and the wealthy. It hasn’t even tried to build the wall. It has deported fewer illegal aliens than Barack Obama. The trade deficit is UP because our trade policy is unchanged. Thankfully, we haven’t started a big, beautiful war with Iran but that could change at any moment.
As far as activism goes, we need to AVOID inserting ourselves into the anti-Trump backlash. We haven’t gained anything out of the Trump administration. There is no reason why we should continue to be a target and absorb the costs of people who are angry with Donald Trump and the Republican Party. We need to pivot away from this image of being Trump’s biggest fan club. We should let all the BASED MAGApedes clash with Antifa in the streets. We don’t have any dog in that fight.
Let’s be clear: we’re not on this team. The Trump team consists of mainstream conservatives, libertarians and the Republican establishment. We’re on the outside. We’re not in power. Those people are pushing their conservative agenda and have marginalized us because we are “racists” and “anti-Semites.” This upcoming battle in the 2018 midterms with the Democrats is their fight. It isn’t our fight.
In 2017, the Trump administration didn’t want anything to do with us and dropped us like a hot potato after the election. 2018 is an even numbered year though. It is an election year. We can expect the GOP to shift into campaign mode. They will be coming after our votes for they get reelected and go back to ignoring us in 2019. It will be “the most important election of our lifetimes.” They might even promise to do all kinds of wonders on immigration again like they did in the 2014 midterms. We are perpetually Charlie Brown trying to kick the football while Lucy pulls it away.
In 2018, I am simply going to chronicle this trainwreck as a pundit. I have no doubt there will be an attempt at a reset somewhere in 2018 once the poll numbers drop below freezing. I’m going to work on things like rebuilding my social network, improving my finances, defining our platform. We’re going to be doing some real world activism, but it isn’t going to be like what you saw in 2017.
Overall, I want to stay out of the fray and write more. We’re not going to reform this system. I also have a lot of reading to do and might plunge into history like I have in the past.