No, we don’t believe that Marco Rubio’s rebranding as a “common-good conservative” or the Center Right trying to rebrand itself as “National Conservatism” is anything but a desperate attempt to forestall the inevitable total collapse of its credibility.
“There is a lesson here for liberal conservatives and libertarians bent on burying the more solidaristic accounts of conservatism that are winning adherents today. Recently, some libertarians have gone so far as to frame Senator Marco Rubio’s proposal for a “common-good capitalism” as a form of “fascism.”
That is a smear as well as a misdiagnosis of the current situation. Because the longing for solidarity can never be permanently repressed. And when healthy, reasonable sources of solidarity and communion are allowed to wither and die, unhealthy, unreasonable versions gather strength. The real choice facing the right today, then, isn’t between Rubio’s Aristotelian and Leonine vision and some Hayekian utopia of perfect individualism. It is between Rubio’s common-good conservatism and the dangerous clowns of the “groyper” alt-right. And that is no laughing matter.”
Marco Rubio is the same neocon piece of garbage who tweeted like a thousand times earlier this year about overthrowing the government of Venezeula.
The same is true of the Center Right. Nothing has changed. It can put on an “American Nationalist” face or a Trad Catholic face but fundamentally like Marco Rubio it is still owned by the same cabal of Jewish donors. It also caters exclusively to their interests.
The biggest problem for Sohrab Ahmari’s vision of a post-liberal Right:
Where do the Christian conservatives live?
The Christian conservatives are Anglo Mormons in Utah and Anglo Protestants in the American South. Catholics are significantly less conservative.
Where are the religious Christian conservatives?
The most religious conservatives are also Mormons in Utah and Anglo Protestants in the American South. The East is the most irreligious region of the United States.
Who are the vast majority of the Christian conservatives who make up the Republican base? They are and Mormons and Anglo Protestant Southerners.
David French has more in common with these people than Sohrab Ahmari. Donald Trump is more in touch with them than David French and Russell Moore.
The glue which used to hold all of these people together wasn’t Catholicism. It was a shared commitment to defense of the White Christian social order. There is only a crisis of solidarity because that was abandoned in the mid-20th century in favor of redefining America on the basis of liberal values to accommodate the Jews and to integrate the blacks. Now a half century later, the blacks still haven’t been integrated and the Jews are a hostile elite and the social fabric has unraveled in a way that unimaginable in the America of the 1960s.