Many people have remarked that Trump has been an incredibly polarizing President. What’s less remarked upon is that the effect doesn’t isn’t just work across the population, but across time within the hearts of his supporters.
Come to think of it, wouldn’t Qanon be the very immanentization of a zrada-peremoga cycle, where each “victory” (peremoga) ends in a “betrayal” (zrada, some temporary contingent factor that prevents the attainment of a full peremoga) explained away as a “4D chess move” to attain the ultimate victory, Endsieg – the “Storm”.
Based Douglas McGregor, the
Million <50,000 MAGA March, Rudy Giuliani’s latest on “here is how Trump can still win” – certainly very amusing that all of this will continue through to at least January 2021, if not beyond.
Also found a comment I left on Richard Spencer’s Radix mag on Nov 2016 (though link no longer active since Disqus no longer works on that site):
It would not be opportune at this moment to “cash in,” and Spencer is absolutely right to say that Trump should be monitored and criticized when necessary, especially if he begins to backslide on his promises, which are themselves ultimately rather limited. In fact, my longstanding opinion is that nationalists as a general grouping will become highly splintered under Trump, with some unconditionally supporting while others turn sharply against him for his “betrayals” while others recognize that it is the best that could be realistically hoped for and continue working on moving the Overton Window further right.
Yeps, I think that describes things to a tee. Spencer himself “defected”, as did many of the more NazBol’ish elements, while a few others have are now even more gung-ho ho than in 2016. But most Amnats ground their teeth and went with the third option.