Where do we go from here?
I keep hearing that question asked in the comments.
In order to answer that question, I will say we need to look back on the last ten years. It explains what happened over the course of the Trump presidency and culminated in the 2020 election.
This is where we were a decade ago:
We weren’t conservative Republicans on the Right.
We were disaffected, financially stressed, ethnocentric White Independent voters in the Center of the electorate who were opposed to mass immigration and political correctness.
What are our beliefs?
We are populists and nationalists. We have a strong sense of White identity. We are immigration hawks, free trade skeptics, isolationists, etc. We are stridently opposed to political correctness and big business. We are deeply skeptical of the Republican Party. We are in the Center, not the Right. A decade ago, 2/3rds of Disaffected voters were Independent voters.
In 2014, the Pew Research Center came out with another typology that tracked the same group. The Disaffected were now relabeled the Hard-Pressed Skeptics, but it was the same swath of the electorate. They are White Independent voters who were immigration hawks in the Center of the electorate. Most leaned toward the Democrats but were getting fed up with the Obama administration.
The overwhelming majority of Hard-Pressed Skeptics thought that the economic system was rigged to favor business interests, immigrants were a burden on the country and that the U.S. should focus on domestic problems. They were still in the Center and cynical about mainstream politics.
The Hard-Pressed Skeptics lived in the middle suburbs, rural areas, small towns and small metro areas. They are downscale, ethnocentric, White Independent voters.
The overwhelming majority of these people are Whites who are either poor, working class or lower middle class. They are financially stressed. They are far more ethnocentric and authoritarian than conservatives. They are social conservatives and populists and moderates on economics. They are in the Center of the electorate. These are people who dislike the Democrats, but can’t afford to be Republicans.
This was in 2011:
I could go on, and on, and on like this.
The point being this: until Donald Trump came along, we were Independent voters in the Center of the electorate. We were not on the Right. Nothing has changed since that time in terms of our values, beliefs, financial circumstances or relative position in the American electorate.
In 2016, we pushed Donald Trump through the Republican primaries and elected him president and we had to fight conservatives every inch of the way to do it. We literally put this guy in the White House and he forgot all about us. He is such a narcissist that he assumed that he got there all by himself and could be reelected by Based Blacks. We gave him a chance. It didn’t work out so we fired him.
What is the path forward? The vast majority of us are in the middle of the electorate. We’re getting screwed by both the Left and Right. AmNats want to “infiltrate” and “takeover” the Right and were satisfied with Donald Trump and believe that we should all become College Republicans and that for the good of the White race we should expect nothing in the way of representation from mainstream conservatism. Evidently, most people blackpilled on Trump and sat out the 2020 election, which was reflected in the total absence of energy among right-leaning Independents in 2020.
If the GOP wants to return to the White House in 2024, it is going to have to change its policy agenda and move to the Center. The Blumpf personality cult and “owning the libs” isn’t good enough. The GOP is going to have to dump neoliberalism and offer us REAL populism and nationalism. We don’t want to hear “Dems R Real Racists” anymore or any of this hideous race cucking. We’re not a bunch of dopes who are content to be taken for granted. That was the message that we sent in this election.
No more of this cute shit where “we’re building the wall” but really it is refurbishing the fence or we are replacing NAFTA with USMCA or we are America First in rhetoric but Israel First in practice. No more BOOM we have legalized homosexuality in Botswana. No one voted for that crap.