in-group identification and superiority signalling when dealing with the out-group. This is what politics is at it’s very core. There has been plenty of talk about the fearsome golem of identity that sits on the Faustian hills. But the thing that is perhaps hardest to swallow for the more civic minded among us is that they play the game as well.
Every man has a tribe. This is not a choice that you are given. You cannot exist without one. Like many others, I foolishly believed otherwise when I was a libertarian. I think I am an atom therefore I am an atom. But whether you group up based on racial, and religious lines or ideological lines is unimportant. Those that don’t usually become a hedonistic super nova before they do a toxicology report on your lifeless corpse.
If the atomist is lucky he might find others like him. Because in the end, There is only one way to keep that lifestyle going. The formation of a group. Are you starting to get it yet? You as an individual cannot escape the collective! Now we move onto the issue of multiracial democracy. I’m not saying that multiracialism is impossible. I’m merely stating that you should consider why it works in Russia and empires but not here. I personally believe that racially homogeneous society would be healthier for all peoples.
Democracies especially those with a multiracial population have a horrible tendency to devolve into factionalism of the most problematic kind. The people forming organizational structures tend to go with the system that will provide the best results. Democracy should be seen as inefficient and flawed due to the fact that it relies heavily on the following things. Numerical superiority, in-group versus out-group, and low info populations that will head to the polls.
The reason Russia and the empires of yesteryear have a better time managing a multiracial society is that they have a strong authoritarian approach. There are three viewpoints that come naturally to human beings. Monarchism, nationalism, and social conservatism. In a social sense, Humans haven’t changed too much in the last 2000 or so years. The progressive values that we have now have to be taught. But they can easily be unlearned with out some kind of reinforcement. But has any modern left wing academic ever question the logic behind forcing alien virtues onto a population? Most likely but like most academics these days, Ideas are life. So you’ll just have to find a way to make them work. If reality does not conform to your idealized view of humanity.
The anti-social justice and civic nationalist community is an odd bunch of folks. They scoff at anyone that has an identitarian worldview whether it’s a rightist or a leftist. But those of us that have embraced an positive view of identity politics have tapped into to something more primal and natural. Though I will agree that the left wing approach to identity politics is very warped. The future belongs to those that embrace group identities.
Democracy is a system that divides viewpoints and the weaker ones get eaten. The reason that the alt lite, aka civic nationalists, can never be true opposition to the liberal order is that they are not radically opposed to it. Within 2-5 years, I believe that the alt lite will cease to exist. The modern conservative movement is used as a buffer state. Absorb and control any real opposition. The radical left only prospers because the left already controls the system. The little niche movement that I mentioned above only differs with the conservative movement on minor issues. Which is why you can be a civic nationalist or a libertarian and have a talk show on TV. The trumpian nationalists are only really different on immigration. They rightly oppose imported cheaper foreign labor and refugees. But this is not enough of a difference. In order for a movement to oppose the order it must embrace the following things. Social conservatism, and an authoritative approach to governance as well as economics. Democracy and group identity are inseparable.
You cannot oppose identity politics in a democratic society. Democracy encourages in-group bias. You advocate for your own because that’s logical. There are already legitimate signs of the alt lite being absorbed by the wider conservative movement. The Heller vote Yes hashtag trend was funded by a supposedly America first lobby. They’re capitalizing on a political trend in order to push for another failed attempt at getting rid of ACA. What plagues the alt lite is that it isn’t radically different and it’s talking heads are marketing junkies. It’s essentially downloadable content for the base game. One of these talking heads posted a picture of a book by Alexander Dugin. Whether or not he embraced it and promotes it is unknown to me. I have not kept up with him in all honesty. It was likely just a means to shock. I don’t know how much Eurasianism would appeal to Cernovich’s audience. The alt lite may have branding but they lack substance. The alt right and Nrx have substance but the branding is not quite there. Much like Occupy and the Guy Fawkes mask. The alt lite has it’s flag. Resistance wrapped in a nice little bow by a salesman.