I’ve had nearly 20 years to think about the subject.
Yesterday, I explained in a nutshell why violent accelerationism as a strategy doesn’t work. There have been dozens of mass shootings over the past two decades. No one ever stands and applauds and wants to be associated with mass shooters. The James Fields, Jr. car wreck was similarly used to great effect to demonize and marginalize the Alt-Right. Every time a rightwing mass shooting happens the atmosphere on the Left is like opening a Christmas present because it is used to push the narrative. The narrative is the 21st century battlefield where these cultural battles are won and lost.
The only people who celebrate mass shootings are anti-social edge posters. The edge posters know that their target audience doesn’t want to be associated with mass shooters for moral reasons. It polarizes everyone even within the movement against them. This is because people on the Right are defined by their attitude toward authority, order and traditional moral values. There is no more anti-social act than murder. It strikes at the core of the social order which is the reason why people on the Right instinctively react against it. The mass shooters are breaking the law, challenging the authority of the state and violating the core of our traditional moral code. In doing so, they are trying to sacrifice themselves as martyrs for a group of people who cannot see them that way. They are throwing away their own lives.
The fact that violent accelerationism is immoral and ineffective as a strategy, however, doesn’t mean that mainstreaming is a better strategy. The violent accelerationists aren’t completely unsuccessful. We can say that Dylann Roof, Brenton Tarrant and Patrick Cruisis were successful in deepening our national polarization which was undoubtedly one of their goals. They were successful in creating a major anti-White backlash and radicalizing the Left and their extremism does push some number of people out of their comfort zone in mainstream conservatism like in New Zealand where the government came to take their guns away. It is the part of the morbid fantasy where they start the Rahowa or a guerrilla war against the government and then they triumph and kill all the Jews and are lauded as heroes that they always get wrong. No, they always end up dead or in prison, but their actions are impactful.
The problem with mainstreaming is different. There is nothing morally wrong with mainstreaming as a strategy, but it is ineffective and it isn’t nearly as impactful. The South has maxed out on voting for Republicans as a political strategy. Republicans will never have more power in the South than they do now and in the future can only look forward to steadily losing their grip on power due to millions of transplants and changing demographics. Virginia and Maryland have already become Blue States. In the near term, this is the future of Texas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. Once Texas becomes a Blue State, the nation as a whole will turn Blue and our politics will rapidly destabilize. The vanguardists aren’t wrong when they say the end is near. There is a lot of ruin in a nation and things will change rapidly as the Baby Boomers start dying off in the 2020s and millions of non-White Millennial voters come of age and start voting. It’s true that we are headed toward some type of looming national crisis.
The most devastating critique of mainstreaming is that it is jumping on board a sinking ship. For the past 40 years, the mainstreamers have been unable to take “no” for an answer. Look at us … we’re not anti-social losers like those people, we’re clean cut and respectable, we’re normal, we have good optics, we believe It Is Okay To Be White. We’re good enough to be accepted inside the conservative country club. They go to CPAC only to be removed by security. They push conservative talking points only to be destroyed and blacklisted when their platforms are banned. They are hired by conservative institutions and lead double lives, police their associations and keep their heads down only to be purged when they are “exposed” by some woke leftwing journo when they make one mistake. They volunteer to be cheap labor for mainstream conservatism, but have negligible impact once they are inside those corrupt institutions because no one in power actually cares about preserving our culture. Indeed, the current sea of MAGA grifters shows that it is liability to have principles in mainstream conservatism, and it is an advantage to your career to be a weakling, a racial minority or a sexual deviant. MILO was able for some time to gain traction at Breitbart precisely because he was a flamboyant homosexual.
Even if the mainstreamers succeeded in “infiltrating” the racket that is mainstream conservatism, it would all be for naught. The Republican Party has dominated America since the Reagan era. Mainstream conservatism has been ascendant in the South since the 1980s. The track record of mainstream conservatism on social issues has been one of unmitigated failure: feminism, divorce, abortion, sodomy, gay marriage, miscegenation, transgenderism, women’s restrooms, political correctness, multiculturalism, fighting “identity politics,” the growth of atheism and agnosticism, mass immigration and the collapse of the border, Southern heritage, the family, racial and ethnic identity, free speech and freedom of assembly. The only bright spot in this dismal record is gun rights and mainstream conservatism is ready to surrender on that issue as well. The most recent polls show that after 50 years of mainstream conservatism that most young people are unpatriotic, don’t believe in God and can’t be bothered to reproduce. Steve King is on the verge of being drummed out of Congress for meekly defending Western civilization and even introducing the Diamond and Silk Act couldn’t save him.
This statement released yesterday by Neil Patel who is the publisher of The Daily Caller should be the coup de grace to mainstreaming as a Dissident Right strategy:
“Our reporting has literally been crucial to helping put four members of the alt-right in prison and sent two more on the run, at great personal risk to our reporters on the ground. And as a minority-owned and minority-run news company with a diverse staff — including African-American, Jewish, Asian and other minority employees — any allegation that our company was used by so-called alt-right or white supremacist types is infuriating. We view every person as an individual, not through a racial prism — as both the left and the so-called alt-right does. We have denounced these alt-right people in the past and are happy to do so again. We share nothing with them and they aren’t welcome at our company. If Jonah Bennett was truly working with them while employed with us, we knew nothing about it and would have fired him for it immediately. You also raise running op-eds by people you allege are alt-right as if that implies some sort of endorsement. We run thousands of op-eds, each with a disclaimer making clear that we do not endorse the views espoused. As you know, that is how op-eds work in the news business. We have run op-eds from socialists and anarchists and by your logic, you could find us complicit with either. We understand that Splinter has a very strong left-wing agenda and therefore will probably try to spin this as some sort of Daily Caller acceptance of the alt-right. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
The Daily Caller took credit for putting four of our men in prison for fighting back after getting jumped by DeAndre Harris in Charlottesville. It boasted about being a “minority-owned” and “minority-operated” publication. Then it went on to say that while it has run op-eds by socialists and anarchists anyone who is suspected of having pro-White sympathies would be fired immediately.
It is doubtful that the significance of this statement will register with mainstreamers: it is not the Left that has culturally and politically marginalized them in America. It is not the Left which preserves these hidebound taboos. It is the “mainstream” Right which preserves this consensus. While it has lost every single battle of the culture war for a generation and young Americans can’t be bothered now to believe in God, America or even in having children, it has succeeded in keeping the mainstream Right kosher for its Jewish donors and free and “racism” and “anti-Semitism.” The price of admission is abandoning all of your beliefs and going along with this disastrous status quo. There is no reason to believe that mainstreamers are getting any better at “infiltrating” mainstream conservatism or making any progress toward their goal of acceptance. There is every reason to believe that mainstream conservatism is gayer and more singularly focused on the interests of Jews than it was just a few years ago. The worst thing that can be said about mainstreamers is that they are wasting their talents by holding their tongues and guilty of taking conservatism seriously when there is no longer any plausible reason to do so.
If (a) violent accelerationism and (b) mainstreaming doesn’t work as a political strategy, then what will work? What is the alternative? My honest view is that the time for this debate is over. I believe that the 2020s and 2030s will be so destabilizing that in the future we will just be reacting to events. The Republican Party will cease to be viable at the national level due to changing racial demographics and the demographic transition as the Boomers start dying off. Mainstream conservatism will crumble which will open up a void on the Right. We’re likely headed into a period of global economic turbulence due to the rise of China and the automation of millions of middle class and working class jobs.
It seems like a long time in your life but everything up until this point has been like the previews before a movie. Many of you will not live to see the main event. We’re about to go through a truly awful stretch of our history as we reckon with the foolish choices that were made by the previous two generations as their long term consequences play out and no one knows what is going to emerge from it. The only people who make any sense at this point are doomsday preppers.