Breaking Points: Groundbreaking Study Proves Culture Wars Kill Class Politics

“A mob is coming here in six months to hang the other ninety-five of you damned scoundrels, and I’m undecided whether to stick here with you or go out and lead them.”

— Huey Long, Senate floor speech

Isn’t this an opportunity?

If it is true as Krystal Ball says that the educated elites and financial elites who have maintained the status quo of neoliberalism for 50 years have consolidated behind Joe Biden and the Democratic establishment, wouldn’t that imply that the Republican Party is undefended and up for grabs?

Donald Trump bulldozed the status quo inside the Republican Party without filling the void. Regardless of how you feel about him, Trump isn’t at the helm anymore. The demise of Liz Cheney is further proof that the Republican establishment is dead as a doornail. Why couldn’t some other outsider step into the void and further transform the Republican Party beyond what we have seen over the past four years?

If a true economic populist ran for president in the Republican primary in 2024 while embracing, harnessing and building on Trump’s brand of cultural populism, should we assume that such a candidate would really be at a disadvantage in the field? Could we see another surge of disaffected Democrat and Independent voters voting in the Republican primary and switching parties like we saw in 2016?

In normal times when party systems, establishments and ideologies are healthy and stable, this would be extremely unlikely to happen. Today, we are living through another rough period of transition when the existing party system and its respective ideologies are in the process of collapsing. Voters are migrating between the two parties. Everything will remain in flux until equilibrium is restored.

If a mob has formed that hates the political establishment and wants to replace it, maybe it makes more sense to join it, nurture it, instruct it and lead it than scolding it?

Note: There is no such thing as Right Populism and Left Populism. Populist voters are cultural conservatives and economic moderates who believe in foreign policy restraint.

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6 Comments

  1. It’s very interesting watching The Establishment try to consolidate and improve it’s powers, both at home and abroad, because, for every step they go forward, they lose many more behind them – almost like a staircase being built upwards, while it burns from the ground up.

    As sinister as ‘The Great Reset’ by the Davos & Bilderberg crews may seem, their plans are almost laughable, if only because they seem not to take into account the increasingly bellicose attitude of the hundreds of millions they are attempting to ‘reorganize’.

    Nationalist Populism is the destiny of this era, there is no question in my mind, though, what sort of traumas everyone, including those who think they are ‘in control’, must endure to get there remains unclear.

  2. Miss Crystal is, as always, very articulate and cogent.

    That said, I am shockt that she seems to think that we do not realize that The Culture Wars are being employed by both the government, and oligarchs that control them, in order to keep the populace politically off balance.

  3. Re: “Culture wars kill class politics”: Yes, the people are distracted from seeing and comprehending the fundamental reality of capitalism, which is: CLASS.

    Regarding “populism”: It is mere reform, not revolution. It is still capitalism, not really socialist.

  4. Not to sound to DR3’y but white people both on the left & right don’t appreciate the fact black women have the highest college graduation rates.

    Everyone here knows most of those are fakey fake degrees but them going through four years of college takes their natural resentment/distrust of whites and goes in horrible directions with it,,, and because it’s college all the black women consider themselves feminists and pro-queer etc etc etc

    A populists wouldn’t have to get the majority of any non-white group and only needs to pick up decent margins but I still don’t see it.

    Hunter follows this much closer than I do but from my understanding trump simply recovered republican minority vote to pre-2016 levels. Which isn’t good enough.

    I do think if the left keeps pushing bans on meat and kid gay shit they’re could be an opportunity, but an opportunity to save the big-mac? I mean I’d vote to save meat over bugs but that’s not moving the ball forward.

    And I’m afraid meat, trans kids and antifa/BLM could be enough for the GOP to sell a fake populists who might keep our big macs (even that is questionable) but wouldn’t do anything redistributionists.

    Bugs, gay kids and riots are all bad and shouldn’t be promoted but we can’t accept a Ron desantis type that’s a libertarian with big business but sometimes mouths something sounding kinda populists.

    It’s a credit to where public sentiment is that desantis felt the need to sign a meaningless internet censorship bill that’s going to get overturned by the supreme court. But we can’t see their symbolic offerings as signs of victory.

    If they’re pandering to you, you’ve won a quarter of the race but there’s a whole lot left.

    Im skeptical a true populists would/could be positioned to take the GOP.

    But who knows,,, my cynical view is that this meat issue is partially being pushed to prop up a dying GOP party.

    Where it’ll be full of black & brown people who are fine with every anti-white and pro-corporate measure under the sun they just want their big macs. Which is no win at all.

    I think by doing something as divisive as bug eating you lowered the bar so low for what it means to be conservative, it’s beyond meaningless. Do you want a trans politician that eats bugs to represent you or trans who eats steak???

    Hopefully Hunter is right and an actual redistributionists populists takes the reigns and I’d gladly vote for them in a second… We’ll see

    But the lie/cope/libel that wokeness is coming from white women is nonsense. And all these DR3’ing populists yelling about how terrible white-women-wokeness are going to be into a rude surprise when they find out black women under the age of 50 (especially college educated) are just as pro-lgbt, open borders, prison abolishin, police defunding, more aggressive affirmative action etc as an SJW

  5. “But the lie/cope/libel that wokeness is coming from white women is nonsense. And all these DR3’ing populists yelling about how terrible white-women-wokeness are going to be into a rude surprise when they find out black women under the age of 50 (especially college educated) are just as pro-lgbt, open borders, prison abolishin, police defunding, more aggressive affirmative action etc as an SJW”

    Black women have a couple of extra bonuses over White SJW women:

    Maybe three to five times the STD rate and “bad hair”.

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