A Shift On The Right

The post-Trump right is disorganized right now but a Trumpian policy set seems to be forming. The economic nationalism and populism he pitched seems here to stay. A deeper shift is occurring that has gone unnoticed. The pundit class has begun to call things anti-white.

This is a noticeable shift that has occurred with no real change from the left. The right calls the rhetoric and messaging from the left anti-white. Even the softest of pundits, Rod Dreher, has joined the chorus. These same media figures avoided this in 2020 during the BLM rioting, which was chock full of anti-white signs and chants. That was called anti-American.

Anyone prior to this trying to point out the melange of government enforced policies, judicial decisions and bureaucratic regulations that actively suppressed whites was a conspiracy theorist. It was beyond the pale to make an argument that the American system actively constructed rules that were anti-white. The meritocracy myth worked really well, despite easily measured disparities of the quality of different ethnic or racial groups selected for universities, med school programs, et cetera.

What changed? The change may be that Critical Race Theory became an explicit expression of the Civil Rights infrastructure laced with language scapegoating whites, and the desire to implement it in schools for children. This was all woven into our universities though. Why didn’t they care? The right has or had a false impression that the university system was a self-contained ecosystem with little effect on broader culture. Universities are insane was what they could say as cope.

Critical Race Theory is an easy target because it is so explicit in its anti-white messaging. It is another step in the scapegoating that leads to ethnic conflict or targeting by authorities. Finally, the loose conspiracy theory that could string together a lot of policies that were implicit has a tangible, explicit target. It’s simple and can be a catch all for the left’s broader mood. The left knows this so is falling back on obfuscation, denial and calling the right hysterical.

The left also made an error of going explicit. The American victim culture makes our political battles ridiculous by the framing always being more difficult for the supposed aggressors. America’s old culture war was the left aggressively trying to upend American traditions and norms. This changed in the ‘90s with the right being seen as aggressors trying to change the status quo. This can be tied back to Pat Buchanan’s famous 1992 RNC speech.

Buchanan was merely saying that all the weird things the left pushed had to be fought. We had to defend our norms and fight back. What this speech did was allow the media to frame the right as the aggressors and disruptive force in the culture war. It is a frame that sticks even today. The left continually ends the status quo to create a new protected class for the central power to use, but the right is the force seen as the aggressor.

This move to explicitly calling calls for equity and policy change as salves to racial grievance exposes mainstream America to the insanity on campuses. It now creates a reaction. This is why the left is trying to obfuscate what CRT is, just as the New York Times attacked Trump’s anti-CRT executive order as banning sensitivity training and never quoting the training materials. The left knows it is caught and its word can be used against them. They still hold all the cards, but states can make moves to fight this.

A danger to the left is red state governments go after grievance study funding at universities and curriculum there at the root of the problem. The real danger for the status quo is that identity politics becomes a white thing and that more whites see that the left is full on eliminationist now. As an object of discussion, CRT allows all those insane peer review published papers to see sunlight. The academics that write those papers staff NGOs and bureaucracies. There can be no happy compromise. Going after this insanity can make a backbencher leap to prominence at the state level. There is now a name for the poison that regular people have felt but never quite understood for years. There is no going back.

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  1. Magic Dirt says:

    True: “the left is trying to obfuscate what CRT is”. But here’s the thing… it’s like living in a house with an abusive stepfather. Whenever we all have to pretend like we live in a happy home, we pretend. The consequences are worse if we speak out. I am thinking here of Fox News and the travesty of Chris Wallace berating Trump during the debates with the line “What’s wrong with a little diversity training?” Nothing obviously. But then Chris Wallace and everyone else knows that we are not being subjected to “a little diversity training” at all. We are being subjected to insults and humiliating rhetoric that is designed to provoke a backlash so that they can justify punishing us all more. And yet the top level republican leadership, e.g. Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney types, are still going to force us into Leftist gulags for re-education because lordy lordy oh my gosh nobody wants to be confused with those awful white supremacists. The truth is that when Chris Wallace used the platform of the debates to assert that we could all use a little diversity training as a cover for the questions people should have been asking Biden about what the equity agenda really means, Trump should have ripped into him mercilessly rather than playing along with the idea that the middle class mainstream voter wants to hear that nonsense. Nobody wants to hear it anymore. We are tired of this one sided conversation. They used up all the goodwill 10 times over in the last year.

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    1. Vxxc says:

      There was good will?

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  2. Bear McBarrington says:

    Framing CRT as “anti-white” is anti-semitism.

    Who is anti-white? Who has racial grievances against white middle class Christians?

    True Conservatives will never do it because God’s chosen people’s 6 gorillion.

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  3. Vxxc says:

    “A danger to the left is red state governments ..”

    Dangerous isn’t a word I’d use to describe the GOP at any level, certainly not State govts.

    Being exposed is an overrated danger, especially for the Left.

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  4. GDR says:

    All we need to win is a single state government to tell the feds to fuck off. That’s it.

    The government denies them federal funds, the state blocks federal taxes. Have a judge find a reasoning to declare it unconstitutional that will take a few years for the Supreme Sanhedrin to sort through.

    Declare your state a 2nd Amendment sanctuary state. No license concealed carry, issue licenses for reciprocity with other states.

    The banks and corporations play funny games, seize all their assets and those of their employees in the state, then expel the employees and discorporate them in your state. Distribute the loot to your base.

    BLM burns, loots, and murders? Arrest them all, seize everything they own, plaster their mugshots and identifying info on government websites, and expel them from the state on pain of 20 years hard labor. Send them to Oregon to burn, loot, and murder there.

    Feds respond by threatening troops and cops, the state seizes all assets owned by federal agencies and their employees, then expels the employees. Distribute the loot to your base.

    Feds send troops, sign a deal for a Russian nuclear sub base in your base if you’re on a coast, or an air base if you’re on the border with Canada or Mexico.

    All it takes is a legislature and state courts to back you up, and you’re golden. You can do whatever you want, and there’s nothing the feds can do about it.

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    1. Zenit08 says:

      It’s called “nullification,” and it is now happening in many conservative states.

      As for federal funding, Walter Williams proposed such a system way back in 1999. States would create escrow accounts where all federal taxes, tariffs, etc. would be deposited, then transferred to DC monthly. If the feds denied funding, became too authoritarian and/or engaged in unconstitutional acts, the next escrow payment would be reduced or canceled.

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      1. GDR says:

        >As for federal funding, Walter Williams proposed such a system way back in 1999. States would create escrow accounts where all federal taxes, tariffs, etc. would be deposited, then transferred to DC monthly. If the feds denied funding, became too authoritarian and/or engaged in unconstitutional acts, the next escrow payment would be reduced or canceled.

        Brutal. I like it.

        Something else to consider: how can we goad the enemy into even more audacious “fuck it, mask off” moments? Anything which reduces their popular support is good for us.

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  5. NC says:

    A few items
    I)Please https:https://t.me/DevonStack/1299
    II)This woman left behind 2 small children doing what she thought was important. Dumb arse AWFL: https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-news/loved-ones-identify-woman-killed-in-uptown-as-deona-marie-erickson
    III)if you don’t read this site once a month to get the body count of CRT: https://www.unz.com/article/24-black-on-white-homicides-may-2021-another-month-in-the-death-of-white-america-and-whites-arent-fighting-back-unlike-tulsa-1921/

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  6. Tucker says:

    I think that Tucker Carlson has played a key role in helping to initiate this shift to the right on the race question.

    His latest monologue where he discussed the secession effort by a overwhelmingly majority White community of Buckhead, Georgia to secede from a black run, crime ridden Atlanta was a great example of how he is now openly exposing the black on white race based, violent attacks and chiding the mainstream media for trying to cover it up.

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    1. GDR says:

      He apologized a couple nights ago over his coverage of the January 6 gay op. Not sure if he apologized over the voter fraud coverage, but given how the past 6 months have gone for the enemy I bet he will be soon.

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  7. Cthulhu says:

    Israel needs shills for it in the U.S. pretending to be the friend of nationalists worked in Rhodesia, South Africa, and is currently working in Ukraine. Dopye republicans who never had the honesty to admit America is an anti-white gay empire when we pointed it out to them will be all over it now that they can stand by their precious Jews and say it.

    Why would anyone anticipate anything different from America anyway? Just like South Africa it’s founding stock is a bunch of psychotic philosemitic christians.

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