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Conservatism Inc.’s mouthpieces (“conservative intellectuals”—Rich Lowry?!!!) have made a last-ditch effort in National Review to frame the battle against Trump as a conflict between unprincipled “populism” and principled “conservatism” [Donald Trump or Ted Cruz? Republicans Argue Over Who Is Greater Threat, by Jonathan Martin, New York Times, January 21, 2016]. You won’t hear this from us often, but Salon has a pretty good demolition job. The bottom line: the late Samuel T. Francis has been redeemed.

It was nothing less than historic when talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh respectfully quoted Sam Francis on January 20, saying he was “undeservedly smeared” as a white supremacist. Limbaugh claimed “populism” and “nationalism” have overcome “conservatism” in terms of popularity and that Donald Trump is building a new kind of coalition on the American Right [Nationalism Trumps Conservatism Says Limbaugh, WND, January 20, 2016]

Significantly, rather than falling back on lame slogans about how “true conservatives” need to stamp out this rebellion, Limbaugh actually sought to understand why it is happening, turning to Sam Francis’s discussion of the Pat Buchanan insurgency in a 1996 Chronicles article, From Household To Nation. And Limbaugh used Francis’s analysis to attack a GOP Establishment that he charged does not understand its own voters.

Limbaugh argued ordinary conservative voters aren’t “wonks” who are “dyed-in-the-wool conservative theoreticians absorbed in such things as the free market and all these other bells and whistles.” Instead, they’re attracted to someone willing to actually confront and defeat the Left, after years of what voters see as continuous retreat in Washington DC.

Perhaps most importantly, Limbaugh specifically identified the refusal of the GOP to do anything about Open Borders as the catalyst for voters’ anger. [Understanding Trump’s appeal, Rush Limbaugh, January 20, 2016]

Limbaugh cited Michael Brendan Dougherty’s influential article How an obscure advisor to Pat Buchanan predicted the wild Trump campaign in 1996 [The Week,January 19, 2016]. Dougherty’s virtue-signaling about “race-obsessed ‘alt-right’ nationalists” is worth enduring for his accurate analysis that the late lamented Conservative Movement is now largely “worthless” when it comes to protecting the interests of its constituents and “what so frightens the conservative movement about Trump’s success is that he reveals just how thin the support for their ideas really is.”

Of course, it is dangerous to base large political theories around Trump because he is such a singular personality. A charismatic billionaire who has spent decades crafting a wildly popular brand is going to attract support no matter what.

But despite Trump’s sui generis nature, his success confirms a more general point: Republican voters don’t vote for the GOP because of goofy rhetoric about enterprise zones and Social Security reform, but despite it.

And, notwithstanding increasingly shrill predictions by the pundits, there’s no sign Trump is slowing down. A new poll shows Trump with an eleven point over Ted Cruz lead only days before the critical Iowa caucus [Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders hold solid leads in Iowa, CNN/ORC poll finds, by Tal Kopan, CNN, January 21, 2016]. More worrisome for the Beltway Right, Trump can survive a narrow defeat in Iowa, whereas it is unclear Cruz can.

The “populism” now denounced by National Review isn’t an ideology. It’s a tactic. And it’s a tactic Conservatism Inc. has been quite willing to use—and still is.

Ted Cruz, who is now calling Donald Trump a phony conservative, has spent the entire campaign up to this point praising Trump and copying his positions as he tried to win over his voters. Even the faux Flyover Country shtick of his #NewYorkValues campaign is a clumsy attempt to transform an East Coast corporate lawyer into some kind of corn-fed son of the soil. As Diana West acidly observed, Cruz also reversed his “internationalist” positions on trade, H1-B visas and refugees in order to position himself as a faux nationalist. [Cruz v. Trump I, Diana West, January 20, 2016]

More broadly, the entire Establishment Conservative Movement can be defined as the attempt to exploit cornpone revulsion from “New York Values” while accepting the money and serving the interests of New York City financiers. Who can forget Tea Party “leader” Dick Armey wearing a cowboy hat and claiming to speak for Middle America while he privately lobbied for more immigration and mocked the “Bubba vote?” [Armey `Bubba vote` to hurt Obama, by Richard Wolf and Martha T. Moore, USA Today, September 3, 2008]

There’s an unreality in people like Mark Levin screeching that Trump is some dire threat to “liberty” [Levin: Agrarian National Populism Not Conservative, by Jeff Poor, Breitbart, January 21, 2016]. Besides his implicit criticism of Trump’s supporters as “morons,” Levin has never actually done anything to limit the size of the state. Indeed, judging by the history of the postwar American Right, “liberty” is simply a more flowery term for “upper-class tax cuts.”

Besides, populism, if it means anything, refers to the creation of a mass movement of regular people directed against a hostile elite. Conservatism Inc. relies on such posturing. Conservative railing against the “liberal elite” is such a standard tactic it doesn’t even bear notice.

Trump is different, because he actually seems willing to defend the concrete interests of his supporters—not just offer the same slogans.

But though Limbaugh seems to understand Trump has created something new, even he doesn’t fully realize what’s happening. Besides Francis, he also credited Angelo Codevilla and his 2010 American Spectator article on the Rise of the Ruling Class as anticipating Trump. Codevilla’s thesis does resemble a dumbed-down version of Francis’s work, as he explains the machinations of a “ruling class” with a uniform ideology operating through the state. But Codevilla, who supports mass immigration, also refuses to identify international capitalism as one of the forces breaking down Middle American communities.

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Ultimately, there’s a difference of substance as well as tone between Codevilla’s pro-forma opposition to a statist “ruling class” and Francis’s deeper analysis that international capitalism is sometimes the more dangerous enemy of tradition and authentic conservatism [Capitalism, The Enemy, by Sam Francis, Chronicles, August 2000, republished online at Radix Journal, July 3, 2015].

Something tells me this is the bridge Rush Limbaugh will never cross.

The truth is that Trump’s triumph is a victory of substance, not just style. For decades, the Conservative Movement has tried a kind of halfway populism, to convince struggling Middle Americans to support an internationalist agenda of mass immigration, foreign wars, cuts to programs like Medicare and Social Security, and economic globalization. Because the overt hatred of the Left is so strong, many white Americans felt they had no choice but to vote for Republicans—or simply stay home if offered candidates like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

Ted Cruz’s strategy is premised upon being a “true conservative” as opposed to the “populist” Trump. Having moved to the right on immigration, Cruz and his apologists within the conservative movement are now pushing Cruz’s opposition to “crony capitalism” as a way to create space between him and Trump. [Trump’s support for Ethanol is bad for taxpayers and their cars, by Jillian Kay Melchior,National Review, January 21, 2016].

But just as with the Conservatism Inc. obsession with the Export-Import Bank, it’s impossible to take such concerns seriously.

  • First: such issues simply are not important compared to existential questions such as immigration and sovereignty, where there are serious doubts about Cruz’s priorities. As Rush Limbaugh said, most Americans are not “wonks.”
  • Second: as Francis explained in Household to Nation, many Americans benefit from government programs. Dogmatically opposing these programs in the name of “limited government” may appeal to nonprofit employees, in DC but normal Americans will not understand why their own livelihoods should be endangered on behalf of ideological abstractions promoted by eccentric billionaires.
  • Third: even “true conservatives” like Cruz favor government intervention in the economy when it comes to their preferred programs. Witness Cruz’s enthusiastic support for the Keystone Pipeline, which requires extensive use of that other Movement Conservative bugaboo, Eminent Domain. And this has not gone unnoticed by the Left [Jon Stewart rips Republicans for hypocritical position on eminent domain, by Greg Gilman, The Wrap, November 21, 2015]

If “conservatism” is defined as the protection of the national community, Trump is more of a “conservative” than Cruz. Cruz is more “conservative” only if we define that ideology as a rhetorical obsession with wonkish economic issues and totemistic phrases such as “limited government.”

As such invocations never seem to amount to anything anyway, it may be “conservatism” which is the empty politics of style, not Trump’s sinewy nationalism.

But there is one legitimate point to Conservatism Inc.’s kvetching. With the Sarah Palin/Donald Trump alliance, implicit white identity politics is now a real force in American politics. But the intellectual backing for such a project can only be found in the Alternative (John Derbyshire prefersDissident”) Right. And more than any other figure, Sam Francis provided the vocabulary, analysis and strategy for dismantling the current order.

If Trump can achieve a political triumph, it will surely speed Francis’s postmortem intellectual one.

Somewhere in Valhalla, Samuel T. Francis is smiling. Because it’s not illegal immigrants who are going to be coming out of the shadows. It’s us.

James Kirkpatrick [Email him] is a Beltway veteran and a refugee from Conservatism Inc.

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Leftist conservative [AKA "GOD ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ"] says:

    If “conservatism” is defined as the protection of the national community, Trump is more of a “conservative” than Cruz. Cruz is more “conservative” only if we define that ideology as a rhetorical obsession with wonkish economic issues and totemistic phrases such as “limited government.”
    As such invocations never seem to amount to anything anyway, it may be “conservatism” which is the empty politics of style, not Trump’s sinewy nationalism.

    that is a brilliant encapsulation of what is going on….

    another great column from vdare and james kirkpatrick…james, you are absolutely the very best writer in the alt-right/dissident-right realm…and second place is a ways behind you…you really do best capture and envision where this movement should go and probably will go….please keep at it…

  2. Anyone who takes ‘reformed’ Oxycontin junkie Limbaugh seriously needs a strong dose of Joe Bageant:

    http://www.coldtype.net/joe.html

    Or to study a PhD thesis developed for the typical sub-70 IQ level in American politics:

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2014/10/09/liberals/

    Or if you’re into porn…

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2016/01/07/moot-court/

    ^

    • Replies: @Grumpy
  3. Grumpy says:
    @Ronald Thomas West

    Like him or not, Rush Limbaugh has been a juggernaut for 25 years, and he’s still going strong.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-listened-to_radio_programs

    Some of us remember the world before Rush Limbaugh. There was no major voice in the media for even the blandest political conservatism. He broke through. He carved out a corner of the national media landscape where it became okay to identify as a Republican. It was like water in the desert. Now, a generation later, the alternative right may be breaking through. Rush Limbaugh would deserve some credit for that even if he weren’t quoting Sam Francis. Limbaugh led the way.

    • Replies: @Ronald Thomas West
  4. Rehmat says:

    One doesn’t need a PhD to figure out who is “more dangerous” to Americans.

    Let us forget the fact that both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz agree on many things, such as, hatred toward Muslims and loyalty to a foreign entity – pro-1% fat cats against 99% Americans. However, there are a few minor differences between the two “leaders” which could give us a hint who is more dangerous. For example, while Ted Cruz is welcomed in Israel, Netanyahu refused to meet Trump last year. Furthermore, Ted Cruz is known for licking Jewish oligarch shoes for donations – but Trump is filthy rich himself.

    Sen. Ted Cruz is my fellow Canadian born into a Cuban family with Jewish background. Donald Trump, possibly could be descendent of one of Jacob’s son, which his daughter found out a few years ago.

    Ted Cruz recently made a “politically wrong” statement. He accused Donald Trump of representing New York values – for which he received a slap from ADL.

    http://rehmat1.com/2016/01/20/ted-cruz-and-new-york-jewish-values/

    • Replies: @pyrrhus
  5. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    The only viable game in Town for The Historic Native Born White American Working Class is a full-blown highly racialized-highly racially xenophobic economically populist working class revolt against 1)The White Liberal Greedy Cheating White Liberal MEGA-CEO White Male….2)against the passage of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act….3)against the homosexual social and cultural filth being pushed by The Greedy Cheating White Liberal MEGA-CEO White Male…4)and against the various post-passage of The 1965 Native Born White American Extermination Act nonwhite fifth columns on Native Born White American Living and Breeding Space…..

    The Greedy Cheating White Male Liberal MEGA-CEO must be put on trial for crimes against The Historic Native Born White American Working Class….and when punished for their crimes…..treated with extreme depravity!!!!!!

    This must be the manifesto of the Alternative Right…..

    Are you white-hot mad and pissed off?…Is your Native Born White American blood boiling in rage?

    Say no to war with Conservative Orthodox Christan Russian…..

  6. Svigor says:

    Solid piece Jimbo. Very strange indeed to hear Francis read on Limbaugh.

  7. Svigor says:

    P.S., Ronnie West is a commie shitbird.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  8. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    Well now, I think all Alternative Righters can agree with this:National Review=Rich Lowry=Homosexual Girly Boy Chickenhawk Cuckservative!!!!!

    Alternative Right=Be like the late 19th century early-20th century labor movement of Samuel Gompers and Dennis Kearney=The Chinese Exclusion Act+The Sihk Exclusion Act!!!!…Bring back the Knights of Labor!!!!!!

  9. I was very thrilled to hear Rush quote Sam Francis on his show the other day. Rush’s audience is often estimated at about 20 million listeners. If even 1 in 100 of those is curious enough to google Sam Francis or “alt-right,” that’s 200,000 more people at least getting acquainted with the message.

    I also agree with Kirkpatrick that there are some bridges Rush will (unfortunately) never cross. He’s too committed to the ideas that Russia and Iran are evil countries, that the US Constitution is a grand old document guaranteeing “liberty”, that America is an exceptional nation, that free-market capitalism triumphs over everything, and pretty much a whole raft of establishment conservative notions. It’s almost painful to listen to him sometimes. He gets so close. He’s knocking on the door but he won’t come in.

    I am amazed—not with surprise but with admiration—at how all of Trump’s so-called controversial comments turn out to have been right on the money in retrospect. For instance, take his quip about McCain to the effect of “he’s only a war hero because he got caught.” This is precisely correct. McCain’s military career prior to being captured was hardly a standout performance. He was at best a war hero only in the generic sense that every wartime veteran is occasionally draped with hero’s accolades. He leveraged his time as POW to cast himself as a great pro-American fighting man, and Trump cut right through all that nonsense.

    As an example more germane to the current article, we have Trump’s remark that Cruz “acted like a maniac” when he got to the Senate. This is also correct. As I have commented before, Ted Cruz has an ultra phlegmatic temperament that works well in the schoolroom or the courtroom, but does not work well in the stateroom. He is a thoroughgoing ideologue who does not know how to lead or to get things done, only how to spout wonkish soundbites and build them into an increasingly unhinged crescendo of platitudinous insistence—rather like Barack Obama. Ted Cruz would make an ineffectual and disastrous president, and it’s time those of us on the alt-right stopped condescendingly extending him the mantle of conservatism. Thankfully James Kirkpatrick and Ann Coulter have already done so.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  10. @Grumpy

    Well Grumpy, I could almost agree with you when it comes to ‘Snerdley.’ But then, I was pushed over the edge by the reality fairy:

    The Reality Fairy: Just follow the money and you’ll know about all you need to know, whether you’re impoverished Black, downwardly mobile White or anyone whose circumstance is approaching poverty regardless of race, the bottom line is, these people, none of them, give a rat’s ass about you, because they’re all hypocritical, in one way or another prejudiced, backstabbing & evil, and they’re all the same, whether White, Black, liberal or conservative, many of them are closet racists, they include Blacks that aspire to be privileged Whites, they’re all greedy, narcissistic & vain, they all screw each other behind closed doors, either figuratively or literally, they’ll all tell you what they think you want to hear; tell any lie regardless of their intentions, and above all, they’re all power hungry, they’re all killers and left to their devices, they’ll get us all killed-

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2014/09/18/teleprompter-1/

  11. pyrrhus says:
    @Rehmat

    Cruz and his Goldman Sachs wife are globalists of the first order, and will happily turn America into just another multi-cultural mess…..Cruz is not an American by birth or descent, and is establishing the wisdom of the “natural born citizen” clause, haha. The Founders had a lot of insight.

  12. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    For Chronicles Magazine’s Aaron Wolfe:I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE WELFARE OF BLACKS…CHINESE “AMERICANS….KOREAN ‘AMERICANS”…PAKISTANI “AMERICANS”….HMONG “AMERICANS”…SIHK “AMERICANS”…and NIGERIAN “AMERICANS”…for they are all enthusiastically voting f…..ng whitey into a violently persecuted racial minority in post-white ecoli infested toilet bowl “America” on Nov 3 2016 for the hairy-fat-ankled violent psychopathic malodorous bulldyke…

    Chronicles Magazine=cuckservative girly-boy paleoconservatives……

  13. @Svigor

    And a petulant, envious, self-confessed fag.

  14. Rehmat says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    One got to love Ann Coulter. While she fears everything coming from the East especially Muslim. She is darling of American Zionist media, but some she cannot hide her hatred of her Jewish employers.

    On September 16 Coulter Tweeted: “How many f…ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?”

    One minute later, she followed with: “Maybe it’s to suck-up to Evangelicals.”

    Morton A. Klein, president Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has demanded that Fox News fire Ann Coulter.

    “Ann Coulter made appalling, anti-Jewish remarks which evoked the classic, anti-Semitic trope about Jewish manipulation of America for the purpose of supporting Israel at America’s expense,” said Klein.

    http://rehmat1.com/2015/09/20/ann-coulter-the-f-ing-jews/

  15. Still a nitwit, ain’t-cha, Rehmat? Her context was pointed at morons like YOU, sir. As in, there really aren’t enough Jews for you to worry about, no matter how much you hate Jews.

    If there was really a council of Jewish Conspiracy somewhere, Rehmat, they’d have dropped a bomb on you. Moron.

  16. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    Well now, I think we can all agree with this:Rich Lowry=inner-core-cuckservative rectum slime of the Cuckservative Republican Party…..Definitely not a Human Life Form.

  17. nickels says:

    Who is the National Review?
    I personally have never read the magazine.
    People say it is a bad magazine.
    Very poor quality.
    It is a bad magazine.
    What we need are more excellent magazines. That’s what makes this country great.
    We’re going to start making good magazines. That’s how we are going to win.
    We are going have the greatest magazines in the world.
    People will be reading our magazines and nothing else.
    We will beat everbody.

    Thank you, Good night!
    Make America Great Again!!!

  18. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:
    @nickels

    We are going to win with eternal Native Born White American Working Class Racial Vigilence…And this means thinking in terms of post-Trump politics.

    What I am proposing as a framework for the upcoming and highly inevitable race-revolt is Native Born White American highly racialized Anarcho-Syndicalism. The late 19th century, early 20th century Labor Movement, and the larger White Populist Movement was very much in the Native Born White American Highly Racialized Anarcho-Syndicalist Ball Park.

    It is long overdue. Teddy Rossevelt’s Square Deal….Franklin Rossevelts’ New Deal…and the Post-WW11 social contract for the White Vets, were all torched with the passage of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act.

    The passage of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act=The Hindu-Sihk colonization of Native Born White American Living and Breeding Space=THE PASSAGE OF THE 1965 NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN EXTERMINATION ACT!!!!!

    Without a doubt, Asian “Americans” are foreign interlopers to the American scene who demand that the Historic Native Born White American Majority voluntarily commit racial suicide within the borders of America. I didn’t consent to this!!!!

    • Replies: @nickels
    , @fishshoulder
  19. Neoconned [AKA "trumped"] says:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/vdare/status/691110796915535872

    “Bill Kristol wants a “constitutionalist conservative.” Because we all remember how much he loved Ron Paul. https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/690949971538001920 …”

    How hilarious is it to see these neocons talking about the constitution now? That includes Beck, foxnews, rush, etc

  20. In a certain way isn’t this phenomenon just working class whites realizing that the Cold War coalition of which the GOP was constituted has disintegrated? The corporate interests masquerading as free marketeers abandoned reciprocal loyalty to the white working class quite some time ago by skirting the existing immigration law while seeking to weaken it further – the latter is now just realizing that they’ve been duped into voting to secure corporate interests while efforts to further their positions in matters of concern have been surreptitiously frustrated. The internet really is a mix of blessing and curse but one thing that it has delivered is the ability to peer behind the curtain at the pudgy little man running things – to paraphrase Tucker Carlson the political and consultancy class of the GOP hates the base, and they’re finally figuring it out.

    I’d predict that this may represent the overdue realignment of American politics – the Democrats long abandoned the white working class and became the party of the very top, populated by rich urban cosmopolitans, Jews, academics, highly compensated professionals, government workers/teachers Unions (they’re not the top, obviously, but loyal and adverse to the interests of the middle) and the very bottom, meaning blacks, poor Hispanics, welfare dependents and legal and illegal immigrants. The white working class has been politically homeless for some time.

    I suppose the interesting question is whether Trump will make a direct appeal to trade Unions? And, if so, regardless of the election outcome whether the GOP will see a further embrace of white working people as its only remaining path to relevancy rather than to continue engaging in the snipe hunt for the 40% ceiling of an expanding Hispanic demographic of “natural conservatives.”

  21. Jason Liu says:

    I don’t know why you Americans make such hay of this. This “alt right” stuff sounds like standard, ordinary nationalism elsewhere. Not wanting one’s own race or ethnicity to be reduced to a minority isn’t even a political matter, it’s just healthy human behavior.

    If there is an anomaly, it’s that you’re discovering this just now.

    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  22. nickels says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    I tell you , I have a lot of white people who work for my companies. They do a really terrific job, hard workers.
    I also have a lot of hispanic and black workers, very dedicated, people.
    They do great work.
    I have a lot of hispanics that work for me.
    I really like these people, they’re great people.

    A lof my managers are white people, they are excellent managers.
    They do the most terrific work.
    Very good managers.

    A lot of Asian people buy my real estate. These people have a lot of integrity.
    A lot of integrity.

    Its people like these that are going to rebuild this great country.
    What we need to do us to start winning again.

    And you know how we are going to do it? WE are going to do it TOGETHER!

    • Replies: @jtgw
    , @RobinG
  23. @Jason Liu

    That’s exactly what we’ve been saying all along.

  24. Rehmat says:
    @nickels

    The ‘National Review’ magazine was founded by William F. Buckley, Jr. who had Jewish family root. He was an ex-CIA man-turned-pundit on world politics.

    Martin Gardner even wrote a book, entitled, “From the Wondering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr.: On Science, Literature, and Religion”.

    The book always reminds me of Gilad Atzmon’s book, “The Wandering Who: A study of Jewish Identity Politics”.

    http://rehmat1.com/2011/09/26/gilad-atzmon-the-jewish-messiah/

    • Replies: @Mark Green
  25. jtgw says:
    @nickels

    You’re on the wrong page, sir. This is the place for white nationalists to bitch and moan about why government isn’t giving them the same perks as all those undeserving darkies. If you want someone preaching actual self-reliance and independence from government, check out Ron Paul.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  26. RobinG says:
    @nickels

    Has The Donald made any comment on Sarah Palin, who arrived in Iowa shrieking that Trump would “let our warriors kick ISIS’ ass” ??

    Is he going to rein this in? What happened to “let Putin get bogged down in Syria”? Or has he shifted to hawkish stance? Sending “our warriors” to Iraq again? This would be great disappointment.

    Why does he need that stupid bitch? Send her back to Alaska.

  27. @RobinG

    Why does he need that stupid bitch? Send her back to Alaska.

    I agree. Palin adds absolutely no gravitas to the mix.

  28. RobinG says:
    @jtgw

    And you’re in the wrong book, jtgw. Apparently you don’t recognize Trump when you hear him. Ron Paul? Meh…

    • Replies: @jtgw
  29. Mark Green says: • Website
    @Rehmat

    Dear Rehmat- I often find your comments thoughtful and interesting. But I disagree that Pat Buchanan is a “White supremacist” or that William F. Buckley was secretly Jewish.

    Buckley was a true Catholic. He said so many times. It wasn’t fake. His entire family was drenched in Catholicism.

    Unfortunately, Buckley finally succumbed to the neocons. But before ‘conservatism’ was overtaken by crypto-Israelis (and reinvented) Buckley was an important bulwark against the multi-headed beast of liberalism and multiculturalism. In his heyday, Buckley did a lot of good work considering what he was up against during the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Unfortunately, he was a ‘cold warrior’. He supported America’s ill-fated war in Viet Nam.

    As for his PBS talk show ‘Firing Line’, it was heavily funded by Jewish ‘donors’ and philanthropists (among them, Walter Annenberg). As you surely know, these people rule American television and do not tolerate ‘anti-Semitism’ in any way, shape or form. ‘Anti-Semitism’ includes pointed and persistent criticism of Israel. This broad definition makes me a ‘virulent anti-Semite’. Ha! But Buckley was forever on a short leash since he worked in a medium dominated by Jews. So he yielded.

    Sadly, Buckley betrayed great men like Joe Sobran because Buckley was ambitious and insecure. So in order to retain his celebrity status, Buckley caved. But before he did so, Buckley did publish many of Sobran’s greatest articles, some of which brilliantly skewered the Jewish-Israeli neocons.

    Unfortunately, as the host of a PBS talk show, Buckley also had to accept Jewish oversight as well as a continuous stream of Jewish guests. Charlie Rose (PBS) is similarly afflicted. It’s the nature of the beast. Jews are not only very intellectually accomplished, but they control television, politicize everything and censor shamelessly.

    So Buckley finally threw in the towel and rolled over for the neocons. He betrayed his natural base which was White and Christian and conservative in the old organic sense of the term. For what it’s worth, most non-Jewish, public intellectuals in America have done exactly what Buckley did: surrendered their integrity to their Jewish overseers in order to achieve public acclaim.

    This deplorable pattern is a testament to the unrivaled influence in America of organized Jewry.

    Thus, modern conservatism (like ‘liberalism’) has become a Jewish-infused political recipe that’s designed to advance Jewish interests at the expense of majority-White interests as well as Arab/Muslim security in and around Israel. This extraordinary situation remains very dire. Incredibly, most Americans are completely in the dark about this. They’re zombies, unaware of the crypto-agendas being driven by Big media, high finance and unseen political pressures.

    As for Buckley’s Jewishness, I watched ‘Firing Line’ and read his columns for many years. Buckley (carefully) took on the pro-Israel lobby in many instances. There were numerous episodes on Firing Line where Arab (and pro-Arab) guests were given an opportunity to present their views. Buckley was generally respectful and often sympathetic. He was not hostile to Israel but he was no crypto-Israeli, either.

    Pat Buchanan on the other hand has been a truly courageous critic of Israel as well as its countless agents and lobbyists inside the US. Buchanan also opposed Zio-America’s unnecessary Mideast wars each and every time. It’s fair to say that most politically-active Zionists distrust–if not despise–Pat Buchanan. But Buchanan is no ‘white supremacist’. Like most Whites, it’s probably true that Buchanan believes that African-Americans are not precisely ‘equal’ to Europeans (or Jews or the Chinese, for that matter) but this views on race are not inconsistent with real science. Buchanan has denounced all the neocon wars. He has also fingered the Jewish lobby repeatedly. He is a fair and decent man.

    Back in the 80’s, Buchanan declared on the McLaughlin Group (PBS) that “Capitol Hill was Israeli-held territory”. Wow. That head-spinning declaration–on TV no less–was totally unprecedented. Really. I was amazed. It was a different world back then. There was no internet. And anti-Zionist voices were rare.

    But Buchanan has always distanced himself from people like David Duke who advocated for the right of White people to identity and coalesce around their racial commonality, even though this ‘racist’ disposition is normal and natural.

    Since WWII, it’s become untenable for Whites in America to celebrate their racial heritage. That privilege is now reserved for select minorities. Hopefully, this injurious and unfair double-standard will soon die. As for David Duke, he is a race patriot. Nothing more. Duke also advocates for non-aggression and mutual respect; not war, not hegemony or pro-Zionist intervention. Duke has matured and remained courageous. He is the victim of a decades-long smear campaign.

    I think we can agree, Rehmat, that all people should be allowed to freely associate with one another, and to be free to establish boundaries for themselves and their families and their communities. This freedom is basic and essential.

    ‘Civil rights’ (and Jewish activism) however have imposed laws and taboos in America that have undermined the freedom of White Americans. This must be reversed.

    You’ll be happy to know, Rehmat, that advancing White interests does not necessitate (or justify) invading any sovereign state. This brand of criminality (preemptive war) will someday be seen for what it is: neo-liberal fascism.

    Though I identify as a White person, I am not a White supremacist. That insulting label is also a Jewish-invented slur. ‘White supremacism’ (the accusation) is designed to delegitimize White identity, White cohesion, and anti-Zionist activism. On the other hand, any White (or Jew) who thinks he/she has the right to invade and/or bomb any sovereign State in order to advance ‘democracy’ should be treated as a public enemy. These ‘democratic missionaries’ undermine world peace and the rule of law.

    Zio-America has committed great crimes against the Muslim world. Those responsible should be arrested, tried, and punished.

    • Agree: SolontoCroesus
    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @geokat62
  30. RobinG says:
    @Mark Green

    “Thus, modern conservatism (like ‘liberalism’) has become a Jewish-infused political recipe that’s designed to advance Jewish interests at the expense of majority-White interests as well as Arab/Muslim security in and around Israel. This extraordinary situation remains very dire. Incredibly, most Americans are completely in the dark about this. They’re zombies, unaware of the crypto-agendas being driven by Big media, high finance and unseen political pressures.”

    Will you participate in the discussion of our impending effort to rectify this?
    The first concrete proposal is a mass mobilization,
    LIBERTY FROM THE LOBBY, June 8, 2017, Washington DC,
    the 50th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.

    [MORE]

    While IMO Alexander and Geo seem to put too much faith in one big event, I totally support it as part of a larger strategy, including
    DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE from ISRAEL

    Task force now forming –
    geokat62
    SolontoCroesus
    Alexander
    RobinG

    And here are the top 10 demands we’ll be making at the rally:

    1. public money for public elections
    2. all foreign agents must register under FARA
    3. no more wars for Israel
    4. end the occupation, now
    5. the perpetrators of the illegal invasion of Iraq must be brought to justice
    6. the facilitators of torture must be brought to justice
    7. no dual citizens in positions of high office
    8. Israel must become a signatory of the NPT
    9. no more tribute paid to Israel
    10. no more UN vetoes for Israel

    And here’s the list of proposed speakers:

    1. Phillip Giraldi of CNI
    2. Alison Weir of CNI
    3. Congressman Paul Findley of CNI
    4. Profs. Mearsheimer & Walt
    5. Phillip Weiss of Mondoweiss
    6. Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com
    7. Sibel Edmonds of Boiling Frogs
    8. Ray McGovern, former CIA Analyst 9. Robert Parry of Consortium News

    10. Roger Waters of Pink Floyd

    If you have any suggestions re demands or speakers, they would be greatly appreciated.

    P.S. as an added bonus, the first 13 to accept get a free coffee on Geo.

    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @Mark Green
  31. jtgw says:
    @RobinG

    What do you mean I don’t recognize Trump?

  32. geokat62 says:
    @Mark Green

    Will you participate in the discussion of our impending effort to rectify this?

    Mark, I second Robin’s invitation.

    • Replies: @Mark Green
    , @Mark Green
  33. geokat62 says:
    @RobinG

    While IMO Alexander and Geo seem to put too much faith in one big event, I totally support it as part of a larger strategy…

    Hi, Robin. Not sure why you keep insisting that I see a big event and smaller ongoing activities as mutually exclusive… I don’t. For the record, I support both.

  34. Svigor says:

    And a petulant, envious, self-confessed fag.

    That would explain a lot.

    Ted Cruz would make an ineffectual and disastrous president, and it’s time those of us on the alt-right stopped condescendingly extending him the mantle of conservatism. Thankfully James Kirkpatrick and Ann Coulter have already done so.

    At best Cruz gets the stink of the hanger-on. Does anyone doubt that he’d be singing a much different tune, if not for Trump’s run?

    Cruz didn’t single-handedly and radically alter the narrative of the 2016 election.

    Trump did.

    That earns him a huge pile of chips IMO.

    I don’t know why you Americans make such hay of this. This “alt right” stuff sounds like standard, ordinary nationalism elsewhere. Not wanting one’s own race or ethnicity to be reduced to a minority isn’t even a political matter, it’s just healthy human behavior.

    If there is an anomaly, it’s that you’re discovering this just now.

    I don’t know why you Chinese stick your noses into our business. It’s not as if your grasp of Chinese politics is relevant here in America.

    • Replies: @This Is Our Home
  35. nickels says:
    @RobinG

    You know, I have to say, its really quite an honor to have Sarah Palin working with us.
    She is a very high respected Lady, a top notch person.
    She has the biggest state in the country.
    Alaska is the biggest state.

    A lot of people don’t understand why SO MANY people are such big supporters.
    We have more supporters than anyone else.
    Our supporters are the absolute best people in this country.

    But Frankly, a lot of people are fed up. They are fed up with immigration.
    They are fed up with the media not covering our rallies.
    We have the absolute best rallies of any of the candidates.
    The media is so obsessed about being politically correct. They are not going to keep
    this country safe.
    WE are going to keep this COUNTRY SAFE.
    We don’t have time for political correctness anymore.

    We have leaders, .. I mean, lets look at our President. Our president can’t even say RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORIST.
    Sarah Palin can say it.
    Sarah Palin ran the BIGGEST state in this country, and she can say,
    ‘RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORIST!’
    I’ll bet she can say ISIS. Some people can only say ISIL.
    What is ISIL anyway?

    My opponents have a real problem. They are very low energy. They arent good on
    immigration.

    We are going to be the most CONSERVATIVE party this country has ever seen.
    There is a war against Christianity. We aren’t going to let that happen.
    Together, as CONSERVATIVEs, WE are going make this the greatest nation there is.
    Our military is going to be so strong.

    America is going to beat all the other countries, in trade, in jobs, and in entertainment. Frankly, I think some of these actors are trying to get awards they really don’t deserve.

    Make America Great Again!

  36. Tulip says:

    To get all Marxist, regimes collapse in their own contradiction.

    If you have a 90% white majority, the whites can go along pretending they are color blind, and the minorities can push their various nationalisms and their various programs of ethnic nepotism in the name of social justice. Because you have minimal shake down (perhaps 1% to 30% of the 10% getting much in the way of cookies), such a system of “noblese oblige” can go on for decades.

    However, in multiethnic societies, groups vote on the basis of ethnic and religious identity. So a 60% white majority country will have a national party that promotes some form of white identity, whether expressly or implicitly. Moreover, the old “noblese oblige” and the politics of ideas becomes a luxury no longer affordable, except maybe for out-of-touch journalists and political hacks.

    Now, out of fear of the rise of an express white nationalist political movement, and a desire to depoliticize ethnic and religious identity, you might try to prevent or radically slow down a demographic transition from a strong white majority to a white plurality. However, if you did that, it would be racist and anti-immigrant, plus it would cost the globalists too much money.

    You could see the parallel in the Weimer Republic. If Hidenberg had assumed emergency powers under the German Constitution to ruthlessly suppress the Nazi’s and Socialists, then the Weimer Republic would have survived, but Hidenberg would have been “just like Hitler”.

    • Replies: @guest
    , @This Is Our Home
  37. Mark Green says: • Website
    @geokat62

    Thank you! I will try to make it.

  38. Mark Green says: • Website
    @RobinG

    Thank your for the invitation, Robin. I will try to attend.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  39. guest says:

    “upper-class tax cuts”

    Worse than that, so-called Conservatism Inc. packages its cuts progressively. The lower your income the more of a cut you get, so that their opponents can’t call them “tax cuts for the rich.” Which they do anyway, obviously.

    That’s for the income tax, at least. Other taxes are kept at lower rates, like capital gains, and rich people pay a lot of those. But that’s not to say the other end doesn’t get a billion and one cuts, reliefs, what have you. The phrase “tax cuts” for the rich” has always bothered me, is all. Tax cuts for the taxpayers is more like the truth.

    Conservatives don’t have the courage of their convictions is the point of this post, and can’t even risk following their tax cutting hearts in the face of being accused of favoring the rich. Not that tax cutting qua tax cutting is much of a principle, but if it’s the only one you have (domestically at least) it better mean something.

  40. guest says:
    @Tulip

    That’s not very Maxist.

    Also, though Hitler had something like a private army it wasn’t any match for the real army. It was built to win street fights against the reds. Had the Nazis turned to armed revolution (more seriously than with the Beer Hall putsch), it wouldn’t have required becoming Hitler to best them. What do you think, they’d require a Gestapo and camps to ship them off to? Since when has anyone whoever defended the state against a coup or revolution had necessarily to be a Hitler? Or was it something special about the Weimar state? I don’t see it. You don’t become the thing you oppose just because you oppose it.

  41. Mark Green says: • Website
    @geokat62

    Other potential speakers I recommend:

    Jeff Blankfort
    Kevin MacDonald
    Jeff Rense
    Gilad Atzmon
    Mark Weber

    • Replies: @geokat62
  42. RobinG says:
    @Mark Green

    Wonderful. So far, we are just brainstorming here at Unz. Phil Giraldi may arrange something bricks and mortar.

  43. geokat62 says:
    @Mark Green

    Thanks, Mark. I only recognize two of the names on your list, so you’ve given me a little homework to do.

  44. Leftist conservative [AKA "GOD ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ"] says:

    look at all the nutter responses on this comment thread…holy kamoley…

  45. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @RobinG

    Why does he need that stupid bitch? Send her back to Alaska.

    Palin was Bill Kristol’s creation/creature.

    imo Palin’s endorsement of Trump was intended to harm him, not help him.

  46. @Svigor

    Jason Liu made a solid point. Ignoring it because he is Chinese is ethnic chauvinism at its worst. Don’t be such a moron.

  47. @Tulip

    To get all Marxist, regimes collapse in their own contradiction.

    That is more Plato (elites only lose when divided) than Marxist (a change in the form of production makes revolution inevitable.)

    I suppose it is Marxian in a sense. That once the form of production changes the ruling elite will be unable to adapt and will be caught between contradictory forces. That of their class and that towards which the substructure is impelling them.

  48. Svigor says:

    Jason Liu made a solid point. Ignoring it because he is Chinese is ethnic chauvinism at its worst. Don’t be such a moron.

    He made a nitpicking “you Americans” comment that amounted to semantics. It was about as solid as you are.

  49. Svigor says:

    “upper-class tax cuts”

    Worse than that, so-called Conservatism Inc. packages its cuts progressively. The lower your income the more of a cut you get, so that their opponents can’t call them “tax cuts for the rich.” Which they do anyway, obviously.

    The horror!

    Seriously, I’ve never understood the “right’s” problem with progressive taxation. It makes sense, and it’s just. Why should the guy who’s scraping by pay as big a share of his income as the guy who’s living a comfortable lifestyle, and why should the middle class guy pay as big of a share of his income as the guy who makes 100 million a year?

    A billionaire can give up %20 of his income and not even notice the loss, while %20 cut is very much felt by someone in the middle class, and even more by someone barely above the poverty line.

    The phrase “tax cuts” for the rich” has always bothered me, is all. Tax cuts for the taxpayers is more like the truth.

    Oh, I see what you’re getting at. I think.

    • Replies: @guest
    , @Rotten
  50. guest says:
    @Svigor

    “it’s just. Why should the guy who’s scraping by pay as big a share of his income as the guy who’s living a comfortable lifestyle…”

    You apparently subscribe to the “from each according to his ability” principle, which I don’t consider just.

  51. Rotten says:
    @Svigor

    Progressive taxes phase in at the same levels as Givernment benefits phase out, causing a double hit on income.

    According to numbers from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State, it is the case that a single mother with 2 young children earning 29,000 needs to increase her income to over $70,000 before her net income actually increases. Working harder than the $29k level is a net decrease in income because of the increased taxes and loss of benefits (crucially medical benefits).

    This means that government policy is actually trapping the working poor in poverty. Additional income & hard work don’t actually improve lives.

    A flat tax reduces the hit on people trying to improve their life.

  52. Olorin says:

    Ta Coates and Rich Lowry were created in the same lab at PanGlobalOmniTetrahedron MediaCorpLimited.

    They perform exactly the same function. Just a little differently tinted so to speak. Like Coke and Pepsi–two brands of sugarwater that will rot your bones with phosphoric acid and overwhelm your body’s ability to excrete toxins while your tissues are starving for nutrition.

    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
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