This is inspired by Vox Day’s effortless differentiation between libertarians and alt-righters.
The key difference between the Alt-Right and libertarianism is that libertarianism insists on the existence of Rational Man. The Alt-Right observes, to the contrary, that Man is an irrational, rationalizing creature. Where you fall on that question alone will logically dictate whether you ultimately side with the libertarians or the Alt-Right, if your ideals incline towards the libertarian.
Libertarian vs Alt-Right
This is an ingenious reduction. So I sperged out a little on the alt-right divisions, and this is what I came up with.
What unites the Alt-Right is winning. So the determining question between alt-right and anything else on the right is “Are you winning?” (I.e. Do you acknowledge the existential struggle, the purposeful and remorseless enemy, the necessity of winning, and do you have the balls to dig in and win?) Emotions are downstream from worldview, and shared worldview is culture. The alt-right’s use of humor is a cultural weapon which either weakens aspects of some worldview (e.g. they called us hitler lol haha not a big deal) or strengthens them (e.g. look at these idiot anti-Trumpers riot, they obviously agree that we can’t share a country).
What separates the Alt-White from the Alt-West is the CQ. “Is Christianity good for white nations?” Notice this has nothing to do with its truthfulness, as befits our godless age. Molyneux is therefore Alt-West, despite his atheism. The Alt-Lite is just a preliminary feeder into these two camps, so it’s distinguished from them by deferment on the CQ. You’ll note that a number of Alt-Lite people are emigrating into the Alt-West in response to the problem of Evil, as revealed in the organized Satanist pedophilia scandal centered around John Podesta and the Clinton Foundation. In the presence of incorporated Evil they could no longer defer the CQ.
So what follows from the CQ are competing worldviews which answer the four existential questions differently.
“What will happen when I die?”
[You will live on through your national (spirit) genepool.]
+Your soul will live on, having been shaped by your thoughts and actions as an embodied soul.+
“What’s the meaning of life?”
[Genetic struggle for dominance.]
+Salvation through self-sacrifice.+
“How should I conduct myself?”
“Am I loved?”
[Your blood relatives feel a genetic altruism toward you.]
Distilling these into one-word systems, we have the following answers to the four existential questions of culture.
Eternity -> [Hegelian utopianism]
Morality -> [Nietzchean pragmatism]
Accountability -> [Statist totalitarianism*]
Charity -> [Nationalist socialism]
Eternity -> +Individualism+
Morality -> +Cultural Christianity+
Accountability -> Either +Catholicism+ or +Tribalism+
Charity -> +Altruism+
These terms might be a little loose at this point.
*No, it’s not just a meme. The Alt-West’s insinuations aside, there is no such thing as “just a meme”. See TDS 108 with Curt Doolittle.