The Limits And Benefits of Electoral Politics

A White nationalist government isn’t coming tomorrow, but the Alt Right can still make tangible gains in the realm of electoral politics.

The Limits And Benefits of Electoral Politics

In trying to find a path forward for the Alt Right, I think that it is important to take stock of the Alt Right’s influence on electoral politics and what we have gained from entering the political fray. I think it would be false to say that we haven’t gained anything. Getting Trump elected was a major narrative shift in a lot of ways and Trump’s presence in the Oval Office has given us a lot of latitude to talk about issues that would have been considered way out on the political fringe only a few years ago. More significantly, it has clearly helped us to push some segments of the pro-Trump Right further towards the Alt Right.  Ann Coulter has clearly been influenced by the Alt Right.  For goodness sake, she is retweeting Mike Enoch and is about a month away from openly talking about JQ. Tucker Carlson’s show would not be nearly as aggressive as is it without Alt Right support. We give him a lot of space to say what millions of White Americans are thinking and to pursue subjects, like the idea that the Syria gas attacks were a hoax, that are considered well out of bounds in mainstream television. But other than working as a jumping off point for political discussion and a basis for moving the normie Right closer to our side, the Alt Right’s successes through electoral politics have been minuscule. Trump doesn’t even control his own administration and almost every decision he has made, in terms of staffing, has gone against the desires of the Alt Right. The Alt Right came out strongly against the Syria strikes and held massive campaigns to contact the White House to tell Trump not to do it, and he did it anyway. The Republican Party has not shifted one iota in terms of the type of candidates that they are running for elected office. In fact, if anything, their candidates have only gotten more boomer and more establishment, which I didn’t even think was possible.

The limits that I have discussed are, I think, clear to most people on the Alt Right.  But I think it is also clear that it is hard to see how we can simply refuse to engage in electoral politics, and that is not what I am proposing. I am proposing that we take some different approaches to electoral politics and those different approaches include doing things like organizing our people to print out candidate lists and get candidates we like elected, but also include a type of politics that most American’s haven’t practiced in a while.

The first time I heard about CasaPound, I was listening to a podcast with Mike Enoch and Eric Striker called “Strike and Mike” and I immediately went and looked them up. I watched a Vice documentary about them and I found their method of doing things to be very interesting. CasaPound is a fascist group in Italy and instead of holding big rallies or fighting in the streets, they have decided to help people. They have their own compound in Italy and they provide free medical care, food, and housing to the Italian people. The Communists, apparently, used to do these kinds of services for the White Italians in the area but now they must be busy with helping the migrants and promoting transgenderism or whatever it is modern day Communists do. On some level, subconscious or conscious, the actions of CasaPound reveal a profound understanding of the average man. They realize that most people don’t really care about politics but they might care about and support a party that has helped them personally. I understand that the American political system is different from the European political system but it is possible to create factions within the Republican or Democratic parties and those factions can heavily influence the establishment of the party. But even aside from that, think of how much good will a group like Identity Europa could build up by going out and building houses or giving people food or holding community picnics in poor White areas and so on.

How many people on the Alt Right know some aspect of building a foundation to a house? I would say that it is more than zero. In fact, I would say that there are probably several hundred people on the Alt Right, or who are sympathetic to Alt Right politics, who know how to lay down the foundation of a house, and we could build the foundations of houses for plenty of needy White families. How about music? How many Alt Right people know how to play a musical instrument? I would guess it is quite a few. Can you imagine how much working and middle class Whites would love to hear wholesome traditional White music and go a picnic where they could hear a little old-fashioned music? These are little things that would only take a day of our time but they would mean so much to the people we are helping and would bring people over to our side without having to hit our heads against the wall of race realism or the JQ. And it would kill two birds with one stone, because think of how absolutely idiotic people on the Left would look when we are going out and building houses or giving food to people or holding picnics and their only response is to call us evil Nazis. Think about the contrast there. We would be out helping people, while they would just be at home posting on the internet about how we are a bunch of losers. They would look like idiots and it is always a benefit to make your opponents look absurd.

Faction-building could also produce electoral gains for the Alt Right. We have already seen it work for groups like the Tea Party, and all that is necessary is for the Alt Right to engage in the process of electoral organization. Groups like the Tea Party and the NRA have had such large impacts on our elections because they do things like create candidate lists, put out calls to arms online about particular issues, and meticulously watch the business of government. If we begin to move the energies of the Alt Right in that direction then we could begin to put a lot of pressure on the national and local Republican party. The more that we become a part of the everyday infrastructure of the Republican Party, the harder we will be to dismiss as fringe extremists.

This is the kind of engagement in electoral politics that I think would be very productive—making ourselves a faction within the Republican party and building that faction up by meeting the real, everyday needs of the White people that we wish to speak for. We have an opportunity, right here and right now. Trumpism, standard conservatism, and standard liberalism are all fading and there is a strong desire for a new, more radical and real kind of politics. The Alt Right can either step into that breach or fade with them.

Eric King
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