A Postmortem Report: The Alt-Right

The Alt-Right, as it is popularly known, is dead. Since the end of Charlottesville, the Alt-Right has run into a constant barrage of self-reflection and fracturing. It was unable to recover from this period of turmoil and, ultimately, appears to be collapsing in the chaos. The lack of unification, negative attitude, limited real life foundation and leaders dissociating with the label have caused the movement to lose steam and dissolve.

Nothing unified the Alt-Right. There is this grand desire among its supporters to reinstate whites as the dominant demographic in their own countries and reclaim their birthrights, but that’s as deep as it goes. There was Richard Spencer giving talks at colleges about white identity, Jared Taylor talking about freedom of association, the Trad Workers Party giving Nazi salutes in black militia uniforms, Identity Evropa flash flagging people on highways, Nick Fuentes stirring up as much drama as possible, tradthots, constant infighting on Twitter and Gab, infiltration and the abandonment of major figures to the bloodthirsty courts.

A pro-white movement cannot exist for the sole purpose of being pro-white. It must be more than that. It must feature ideas of ethnicity, regionalism, religion, symbolism, language, self-improvement and futurism. It must stay on target and it must be disciplined and focused. It must build a network of allies and remove bad actors. It cannot blindly purge its way to victory. The current movement failed on those things.

For these reasons, the Alt-Right failed to deliver on inspiring a positive message to the whites it attempted to appeal to. As many of us here know, some of these Alt-Righters are out of shape, unambitious, have no future, involuntarily celibate and angry. They obviously have reason to be angry, but most of those problems they inflict on themselves. There was very little local IRL organization, aside from groups like Identity Evropa, that attempted to recruit these young men and teach them to improve themselves.

In fact, the IRL activism was a bit weak overall. There was no political party or unifying platform. College speeches didn’t get us very far either, and there was far too much of it. What few identitarian groups existed, didn’t have enough of an influence to change much in the grand scheme of things. A real political movement needs to have real life influence and a means of seizing political control. This did not happen at all. Paul Nehlen destroyed his own political campaign via autistic sperging, same for Patrick Little. There were no real attempts to organize politically, like the Dixiecrats, the Bull Moose party, the Southern Party, or even the libertarians tried to do. It was just a few rallies, some college speeches and meme wars.

All of these negative things have ultimately caused many of the major figures to abandon the Alt-Right label. I can’t remember the last time a major Alt-Right figure actually endorsed the term. Many Southern Nationalists appear to have gone their own way seeing the Alt-Right for what it is. RamZPaul simply describes himself as a nationalist and distances himself from the AR label. Even Richard Spencer seems to be moving away from explicitly being about identitarianism and more about imperialism, as well as, other Spencerian things.

The Alt-Right movement, much like the Ron Paul movement and paleoconservatism before it, has finally come to an end. The lack of unity, overall focus on negativity and hopelessness, inability to establish a political foundation, failure to conduct lawfare and abandonment by its major figureheads have caused its demise.

This is not the end for white identity politics, but instead, it will simply take on a new form, just as those other movements did. Hopefully this time around, it will be far more successful. A great political movement must improve the lives of its people and give them hope, not give them a stockpile of reasons to hate the world. The best thing we can do is learn from its mistakes.

We’ll retake Dixie someday, but we can only do that by improving ourselves and being something that the people we wish to bring into the fold are happy to be part of.

-By Joe WASP

Oh, I'm a good old Rebel, now that's just what I am;
For this "Fair Land of Freedom" I do not give a damn!
I'm glad I fit against it, I only wish we'd won,
And I don't want no pardon for anything I done.

9 comments

  1. I agree with the writer. The label is dead, at least for us. It will probably live on as a slur used by the Left against their enemies because they have so effectively demonized the term.

  2. I totally agree that some generic sense of white identity is not good enough. We definitely have to make it a holistic ideology. There is no real way to get anywhere as a nationalist identity without addressing race (there are many white races), religion and language or dialect.

  3. Re regionalism: The way I see it regionalism is not so much an identity as a territorial claim. I think when people speak in regional terms they are (consciously or not) really implying a racial and ethnic identity over the territory it occupies. Otherwise anybody could come to Dixie and become a Dixian.

  4. One dilemma we face is that there are advantages to being a decentralized, multifaceted movement, such as making it harder for an enemy to just win by targeting the leader or a single org. But then those advantages come at the cost of quality control and uniformity and cohesion under a good leader.

  5. Everyone should read, re-read and take to heart the wisdom of the last few sentences: “A great political movement must improve the lives of its people and give them hope, not give them a stockpile of reasons to hate the world. The best thing we can do is learn from its mistakes. We’ll retake Dixie someday, but we can only do that by improving ourselves and being something that the people we wish to bring into the fold are happy to be part of.”

  6. White people created the culture that created them. Without a connection to the land that culture is somewhat meaningless. What most urbanites confuse for “racist” values is actually rural values that has always discriminated against the debased culture of the cities. Some races do seem to embody the city world-view, whereas “white” people are the promoters of nature, environmental ethics, and on and on.Therefore , CRUSH THE URBANITE wherever you find it.