Understanding the American Alt-Right requires an understanding of America’s white demographics and philosophical background.
America is 63.7% non-Hispanic white. It appears that having less than a two-thirds majority was the tipping point for these non-Hispanic whites to discover identity politics. The flag breakdown refers to the dominant white cultures as explained in Albion’s Seed.
The Germans are found predominantly in Yankee states whereas the English are found predominantly in the South, and they have continued their ancestors’ tradition of hating each other’s guts throughout American history (including a very bitter civil war between them). The Irish are found pretty much everywhere and never saw a fight they didn’t like.
America was founded on French Enlightenment philosophy, but the only group that really swallowed this line was the Scots-Irish, who were desperate to take on a new identity because their old one was terrible. The first batch, especially. They believe that Montesquieu, Rousseau, Descartes, and other philosophers with French surnames generally had the right idea about morality and organizing society. They are swing voters or “Reagan Democrats” and tend to work in industry.
Everyone else’s political philosophy has regressed to their racial stereotype.
The English are (American-style) conservatives who love guns, commercial enterprise, and history. They think Adam Smith, John Locke, and other philosophers with British surnames generally had the right idea about morality and organizing society. They have traditionally voted Republican in favor of “equal rights (for English gentlemen…who own land)” and tend to own small businesses.
The Germans are (American-style) liberals who love nice neighborhoods, well-maintained roads, and the natural sciences. They think Heidegger, Kant, and other very serious-looking Germans generally had the right idea about morality and organizing society. They have traditionally voted Democrat in favor of “the common good (for my neighborhood…and higher cost of living to keep blacks out)” and tend to work for large corporations.
Germans believe in national unity because that’s the genetic strategy of a continental nation, and the English believe in tradition because that’s the genetic strategy of an island nation. In the last century, a lot of these people have found their way of life threatened by globalism and immigration, and are exhibiting the traditional stress responses of their people.
Fascism is the German stress response. They are a well-oiled Panzer division. In times of stress, the Irish forget their French idealism and remember their Gaelic blood. The English stress response, naturally, is to write a scathing letter full of pedigree and historical anecdotes. (I jest, don’t piss off the Saxon.)
Many of these folks have been read out of their traditional political parties and thrown together in an unexpected alliance called the Alt-Right, fighting a 4th-generation culture war for survival against their own brainwashed kith and kin.
Here’s why all this matters:
How to divide and conquer political enemies
1. Identify the subdivisions
2. Identify their common interests and differing interests
3. Put the different interests in opposite directions, remove the common interest, polarize and separate
4. Quickly crush the more offensive, least defensive group(s)
5. Slowly crush the more defensive group(s)
The alt-right is basically made up of the alt-lite, the alt-white, and the alt-west. Their common interest is self-defense against Umbrella zombies. The alt-lites also want to go full libertardian, the alt-whites furthermore want to go full Nazi, and the alt-west wants to go full Spanish Inquisition.
Milo Yiannopoulos is an example of polarization. Libertardians like Milo, the Spanish Inquisition considers him an ally, and the Nazis consider him an enemy. In terms of public acceptance (4GW defensibility), we have alt-lite > alt-west > alt-white, whereas in terms of offensive capability it’s the opposite. If the alt-whites break ranks from this polarization (alienation), they are guaranteeing that the enemy will crush them without allies to back them up or public backlash. Who cares if purity-spiraling Nazi spergs* get SWATed?
Without the offensive group, the other groups have lost their best weapons. At that point, the slow march resumes.
The moral of the story is: win first. Survive. Then we can go separate ways and purity spiral to our hearts’ content. The German stress response in 1865 was triggered by English separatism. We need to learn from history and hold off on Round 2 at least until the wall gets built.
This is 4GW. The winning condition is a future for white children. Don’t split the party!
*This is how the public would see it; personally, I have great respect for weaponized autism. We’re making anime real!