Inspired by this question, I decided to distill my answer to its essence as concisely as possible:
Why did you switch the label? Why are you calling the name I call myself to refer, for example, not to what Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have in common (and they have more in common than what separates them) but to what Jeb Bush and Barack Obama have in common (and they agree with each other on all points where I disagree.)
John C. Wright
What changed? Nationalism used to be assumed. Now it’s not.
Used to be, everyone was a nationalist. Liberals, conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, all nationalists. Suddenly many ideologues simultaneously began selling their countries out for globalism (because many were infiltrating agents for Global Socialism), and conservatism had no answer because its ideology had neither the spirit nor the explicit premise of nationalism. The same is true for liberalism and libertarianism, these ideologies are now dead letter and irrelevant because they fail to address a question whose answer was assumed when these ideologies were designed.
The existential struggle of our age is between those who would replace all nations with an undifferentiated mass of individuals, and those who would preserve one or more nations.
The Progressives, Communists, and Socialists are all self-consciously globalists, which is why they continue to be relevant in the struggle to destroy national boundaries, nations, and nation states. Conservatism took no explicit position on the national question, so when they implicitly threw in with the globalists the word itself became a shibboleth.
The Alt-Right is the only right that matters now.
The #AltRight believes in three things:
- Western civilization.
Everything else is negotiable or a means to one of those three ends.
I’m a Nationalist Christian. Used to be you could just say “I’m a Christian” because the modifier was assumed. I oppose National Socialism because Socialism is purposefully designed to subvert and destroy Christian charity, but I will ally with Nazis against Global Socialism.