An Analogy, and an Explanation
There is a recent conflict in the United States, as the growing movement of right-wing populism has been infiltrated by Ethno-Nationalists, National Socialists, Third Positionists, and others, who promote left-wing economic ideologies. Some even have plans for “peaceful ethnic cleansing”. These ideas are absurd on their surface, because all forms of socialism fail, every time. There are still people who claim it “has not been done right”, even after a century of trying, with a death toll well over 100 million. In an age where the “Flat Earth Society” has seen a re-birth, I suppose we should not be surprised. It only takes one person who does not want to leave before “Peaceful Ethnic Cleansing” turns into the Gulag Archipelago. I am pretty sure it will be a lot more than one, and not very peaceful, let alone successful.
In 25 years of activism, I have seen a half dozen other “Unite the Right” campaigns, perhaps with a different title. It should be obvious why it was not united in the first place, for if we were all of singular purpose, there would not be so many different groups. These efforts are born of ignorance and political impotence, and often fostered by the very government the activists want to fight, because the political science education in the grassroots is seldom on par with the passion of the people involved. Now it is time for the analogy, which will be followed by the explanation.
The current situation could best be described as one impotent man deciding that the solution to his inability to get his wife pregnant is to gather together a large group of men who are also impotent, and take turns having sex with his wife. Unite! She will get pregnant – if enough people, who have also proven their inability to create a baby, take turns having sex with her. After everyone is done, the men discuss the reasons for their infertility. It is discovered that the husband had only tried to get her pregnant for 3 days before calling all the other impotent men over.
So it is with this situation, as the right has been growing in power – both in the street and the legislature – since the defeat of Obama. Why the sudden call for unity? What need does it serve, when we are just getting started and it is going quite well? The recent special elections were a crushing defeat for the left. I have 5 new Libertarian candidates in my region in the last few weeks. Mainstream America now hates ANTIFA, and street groups like the Alt-Knights, The Proud Boys, and the The American Guard are all growing in numbers and influence. The idea we are on the ropes and need to unite with a bunch of questionable groups, peddling even more questionable ideologies, is preposterous. That is why I believe this is more of a COINTELPRO-style operation to destroy the credibility and public image of the movement.
People seem to be confused about the path to the restoration of American greatness. Wanting to “Make America Great Again” is a hollow phrase if we become confused about what that means, and the alt-right people who criticize the Libertarians, and vice-versa, are confused, lacking a clear understanding of what victory looks like.
The bulk of the-alt right are politically ignorant, meaning they do not have any understanding about legislation, litigation, or electioneering. They have no ballot access or means to bring any of their ideas into fruition. Memes do not change laws or elect competent leadership. They need to unify their movement with a political movement, not unify with more groups for more memes.