Nick Fuentes shared his thoughts on the 2020 election tonight on his show and argued that the Dissident Right should reelect Donald Trump and the GOP.
Here’s why I strongly disagree:
1.) I don’t recall free speech on the internet being a major issue in the 2016 election. The Alt-Right was running wild on social media in the last year of the Obama administration. It went ALL IN for Donald Trump and demolished the Left in the meme war in the online space. This is why the Alt-Right became identified with Trump and was blamed by the Democrats who control Silicon Valley as one of the major reasons that Hillary Clinton lost in the 2016 election.
2.) Donald Trump and the GOP had no use for the Alt-Right the day after the 2016 election was over and rapidly clamped down on the movement. After the election, Trump disavowed the Alt-Right in November 2016, sold out to the Republican donor class and staffed his administration with conservatives. The Alt-Right had been a Trump online cheerleading squad, a political weapon and had voted en masse for Trump in 2016, but subsequently had ZERO representation in the Republican coalition. Thus, no one came to its defense when Silicon Valley began the mass censorship campaign that has intensified down to the present day. The Alt-Right picked a huge fight on Trump’s behalf and the only prize it won in 2016 was mass deplatforming.
3.) The Alt-Right was wiped off social media because it was identified with Trump in 2016 and there was no pushback from its “representatives.” This is because mainstream conservatives actually supported deplatforming the Alt-Right while giving lip service to “free speech.” If there is nothing to gain, why should anyone today continue to fight their battles?
4.) The Dissident Right has already lost the 2020 election. Regardless of who wins in November, we have already lost because we won’t be “represented” by either the Democrats or Republicans. We are stigmatized like the untouchable caste in India. We have no dog in this fight between two sides who agree on holding us down.
5.) Donald Trump and the GOP have presided over the demise of free speech on the internet, the effective nullification of free assembly due to police stand down orders, a massive spike in Antifa violence and the criminalization of the White Nationalist movement. Far more people have gone to prison under Donald Trump than Barack Obama. When Barack Obama was president, Antifa was tiny and there was still free speech on the internet. The Trump administration has been a wash on immigration and trade, but has been a major setback on those fronts.
6.) By the 2018 midterms, Antifa violence and internet censorship had become major issues on the Right. Donald Trump and the GOP exploited the anger, resentment and anxiety over both of these issues and did absolutely nothing about either problem. Instead, Donald Trump issued an executive order to further repress free speech in order to ban anti-Semitism on college campuses. If Donald Trump and the GOP win in November, they will continue to go on ignoring the problem because conservatives want the Dissident Right to be deplatformed. They have already deplatformed Michelle Malkin for being associated with Nick Fuentes.
7.) As I have explained, the Dissident Right has already lost the 2020 election. The only question is whether we are going to once again waste our time lying to ourselves, cheerleading and getting out the vote for Donald Trump so that Sheldon Adelson and all the other wealthy donors who have bought the GOP Congress and the Trump administration will continue their current winning streak. After the 2018 midterms, the Trump administration pivoted to criminal justice reform, overthrowing the governments of Venezuela and Iran and passing anti-BDS legislation. The GOP spent all of 2019 doing nothing but “fighting anti-Semitism.”
8.) Having lived through the George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump administrations, I can definitively say that those who predicted that a Trump victory would put the Republican base to sleep were correct. It’s true that there was no outcry when MILO was destroyed or when Alex Jones was deplatformed. There was no outcry when illegal immigration more than doubled under Donald Trump in FY 2019. As far as Trump’s cult of personality is concerned, they are “winning” solely because a Republican is in office. They are content to trust the plan and swallow anything he does and interpret it as a victory even including going to war with Iran. BTW, did you know the black unemployment rate is at record lows and Trump will win 44% of the black vote?
9.) As with DACA when Obama was president, there is no reason to believe that the GOP will fight harder on an issue when it has a majority. Just the opposite is true. It puts up more resistance on the issues its base cares about when it is in the minority. When it has a majority in Congress, it squanders its political capital on passing tax cuts and fighting anti-Semitism. The GOP hated DACA until it controlled all three branches of the federal government and now promises to pass an amnesty to protect DREAMers from a Supreme Court ruling.
10.) Negative voting for mainstream conservatives isn’t going to get us anywhere. Donald Trump and the GOP believe we are predictable and easy to manipulate and there is solid data to support that theory. The Trump administration can promise to INCREASE legal immigration. It thinks it can get away with increasing guest worker programs and presiding over the collapse of the border because we have nowhere else to go. Bernie Sanders proposes to abolish the border and to ban free speech on the internet. The rational choice is to vote for the lesser of two evils. Most people will be rational and continue to vote for conservatives as the country sinks while Trump and the GOP focus on the fight against anti-Semitism.
11.) Is it better for a dissident movement of marginalized people to be rational, predictable and easily manipulated by conservatives, OR, irrational, unpredictable and difficult to manipulate? Maybe we should attack Donald Trump and promote and vote for Bernie Sanders? We’ve tried voting for Trump and the GOP in the last two elections.
12.) As with Obama and Trump’s campaign promises, there is little chance of anything getting done after the dust settles from the 2020 election. The next president might get ONE THING done. If Bernie Sanders is elected president, he will have to choose and he will spend his political capital on health care or student loans and delivering on soaking the rich.
13.) Sheldon Adelson’s money and the ability of his fellow oligarchs to buy our elections is the biggest problem in American politics. If Bernie soaked the rich and tried to impose communism on the Boomers, it might not be a bad thing. It is doubtful he will make much progress on guns or free speech given the composition of the federal courts and Congress.
14.) Immigration declined when Obama was president mainly because the economy was dismal. It has stayed at about the same level through the Obama and Trump administrations. It is little more than a partisan issue. Neither side ever makes any big change to immigration levels.
15.) Finally, I just don’t see how voting for the GOP and getting nothing in return except for being socially and politically marginalized as “racists” gets us anywhere. I don’t see it helping us in any meaningful way. I do see our votes as having a meaningful impact on the corporate tax rate, health care and our foreign policy toward Israel. Those are the things that the GOP truly cares about and which everyone should know by now will use power to advance while in office.
16.) After Donald Trump was elected president, the Overton Window moved in the sense that conservatives rebranded as nationalists, homosexuality became respectable on the Right and the window of acceptable discourse online for actual dissidents was drastically narrowed from what it had been under Obama. Spare me another four years of this “winning.”
I’m tired of all the conservative and libertarian grifters of the Trump era like MILO and Mike Cernovich and Baked Alaska and Scott “The Persistence” Presler and Gavin McInnes and the Proud Boys and Diamond and Silk and Charlie Kirk and Seb Gorka and the Deplorable Choir. Along with John Bolton and Jared Kushner, those are the sort of people who have defined the Trump administration. The last four years have been a setback and catastrophe for the Dissident Right and another four years of Trump could discredit nationalism for good.
Is the Dissident Right better off than we were four years ago? The answer is “no” across the board. Antifa violence has gotten many times worse. Censorship has gone through the roof. Political correctness is worse than ever before. The FBI is worse than ever before. The culture is more degenerate. The oligarchy is wealthier and has a tighter grip over our politics than at any point since the Gilded Age. There are millions of more illegal aliens and legal immigrants in the country. There is no imaginary border wall only a very real corporate tax cut. The trade deficits with China and Mexico have reached record highs. Jewish power over our government is at a record high. The Alt-Right brand was wrecked under Trump who associated nationalism with idiots and grifters and overall those who have survived this calamity still haven’t recovered.
The skeptics of Donald Trump who Nick Fuentes dismissed as “blackpillers” were right. Period.
Note: Baked Alaska and his fellow Trump e-celebs do have a plan. Their plan is to grift off MAGA for the next four years until it goes the way of the Tea Party.