The Groyper War is an amusing sideshow.
As long as Charlie Cuck and Conservatism, Inc. are being attacked, we should support it. In the long run though, it is important not to lose sight of our goals. We need to be looking beyond the present moment in time because the Blompf era could be over soon.
“Democracy depends on the consent of the losers. For most of the 20th century, parties and candidates in the United States have competed in elections with the understanding that electoral defeats are neither permanent nor intolerable. The losers could accept the result, adjust their ideas and coalitions, and move on to fight in the next election. Ideas and policies would be contested, sometimes viciously, but however heated the rhetoric got, defeat was not generally equated with political annihilation. The stakes could feel high, but rarely existential. In recent years, however, beginning before the election of Donald Trump and accelerating since, that has changed. …
Whether the American political system today can endure without fracturing further, Daniel Ziblatt’s research suggests, may depend on the choices the center-right now makes. If the center-right decides to accept some electoral defeats and then seeks to gain adherents via argumentation and attraction—and, crucially, eschews making racial heritage its organizing principle—then the GOP can remain vibrant. Its fissures will heal and its prospects will improve, as did those of the Democratic Party in the 1920s, after Wilson. Democracy will be maintained. But if the center-right, surveying demographic upheaval and finding the prospect of electoral losses intolerable, casts its lot with Trumpism and a far right rooted in ethno-nationalism, then it is doomed to an ever smaller proportion of voters, and risks revisiting the ugliest chapters of our history. …
When Trump’s presidency comes to its end, the Republican Party will confront the same choice it faced before his rise, only even more urgently. In 2013, the party’s leaders saw the path that lay before them clearly, and urged Republicans to reach out to voters of diverse backgrounds whose own values matched the “ideals, philosophy and principles” of the GOP. Trumpism deprioritizes conservative ideas and principles in favor of ethno-nationalism. …
If America’s white Christian majority is gone, then some new majority is already emerging to take its place—some new, more capacious way of understanding what it is to belong to the American mainstream. …
The stakes in this battle on the right are much higher than the next election. If Republican voters can’t be convinced that democratic elections will continue to offer them a viable path to victory, that they can thrive within a diversifying nation, and that even in defeat their basic rights will be protected, then Trumpism will extend long after Trump leaves office—and our democracy will suffer for it.”
Understandably, Yoni Appelbaum and the Center Left are very concerned about the long term viability of their traditional dancing partner in American politics, the Center Right and its institutional expression as Conservatism, Inc. and its governing ideology of conservative liberalism. The Center Left needs the Center Right to stay legitimate.
The Center Right is crumbling all over the Western world. It is losing ground to the nationalist and populist Right in France, Spain, Sweden, Germany and Italy. It is outright ascendant in Hungary and Poland. Trump’s victory in the United States in 2016 was one manifestation of the phenomenon although his presidency was subverted by the institutional strength of the Center Right in Congress. Even Canada now has a minority liberal government.
The way that our system works is that the Center Left and its ideology of progressive liberalism extend the scope of liberalism in our society. The function of the Center Right is to conserve liberalism and to absorb each new social revolution into mainstream conservatism. Some examples of this include the Civil Rights Movement, feminism, gay rights, multiculturalism, political correctness and the LGTBQ social revolution which were all assimilated into True Conservatism. Currently, the goal of the Center Right is to normalize homosexuality and transgenderism while maintaining the social stigma on any expression of White identity.
It goes without saying that both the Center Right and Center Left are controlled by a tiny cabal of wealthy Jewish donors. The “mainstream” is the points on which the Jewish elites agree like the need to “fight anti-Semitism,” uphold the liberal world order and extend “liberal democracy” and to suppress White identity. The result of every election in our system is that the Jewish elite always wins and liberalism always wins too because either the Center Left wins and extends social liberalism or the Center Right wins and extends economic liberalism.
The systemic problem in the current regime is that the Center Right depends on maintaining its legitimacy with its White Christian base and thwarting us while the Center Left depends for its legitimacy on the loyalty of the swelling Brown Tide. The nature our system, however, is steadily eroding that base which is fueling the growth of populist and nationalist resentment. As the Yoni Appelbaum essay alludes to, the logic of the system will eventually lead to the destruction of Christianity and the submergence of people of European descent underneath a majority of Third World immigrants in both Europe and North America. The survival of “democracy” in the United States and the West depends on the losers of this demographic shift accepting that arrangement. It depends on the survival of the Center Right and the plausibility of people like David French and Charlie Kirk as conservative leaders who define America as an abstract idea.
What if we don’t accept these terms though?
What happens if people like David French and Charlie Cuck cease to be plausible and legitimate in the eyes of their White Christian base? What if their White Christian base decides like the Poles or the Hungarians that what should be conserved is not liberalism, but Europeans and Christianity? What happens if we triumph over the Center Right and reject all of the Jewish bullshit like the laundry list of -isms and -phobias which have weighed us down?
Whose America would come to an end?
It only would be Yoni Appelbaum’s America which has existed only since the mid-20th century. If we reasserted and revitalized White identity and Christianity and rolled back the scope of democracy and simply got rid of all the -isms and -phobias and this absurd culture of dancing on eggshells, would that be the end of America or would it simply go back to what it used to be like at the beginning of the Republic? Would it be the end of Europe or its survival? Shouldn’t conservatives want Europe and America to survive in some recognizable form in the 21st century? If that is the case, then why should conservatives be opposed to us?