No human being can afford to play on a losing team for long. And right now, those of us not on the Left are being beaten by a coalition of (a) financial and cultural elites who have rigged the financial and tax system in their favor, (b) the underclass, and (c) Big Tech. I don’t want to be mean or sound harsh, but as someone else commented recently, the various factions that make up The Right are like an animal in the wild that is too slow and not clever enough to escape being killed and eaten by predators.
First, we have the Civic Nationalists, who believe in an inclusive form of nationalism that adheres to traditional values of freedom, tolerance, equality, and large-scale legal immigration. They are politically suicidal and do not even know it. They favor legal immigration of people who vote more than 2 to 1 against them, and they are delusional enough to think that this is a winning strategy because it makes them feel good. Any animal not clever enough to defend itself will be kicked out of its territory and eventually killed and eaten.
Then there is the Religious Right. They too, are not smart in the political sense. Bringing God back and hoping “Jesus will come fix things” only encourages passivity. Many of them want the Bible, a massive book that has a multitude of different interpretations, to be the law of the land. Good luck with that. Furthermore, many of them show intolerance to fellow right wingers who are not on board with their religious beliefs.
Then there is the Alt Right. They are smart enough to see that immigration is leading to “game over”, but they are not smart enough to act strategically. Marching on state capitols with AR-15s or fighting BLM/Antifa in Blue enclaves is a moronic strategy, and so is anything that can be perceived as fascist. They have learned nothing since Charlottesville. Optics matter. And the media controls the optics.
Then there is the Grassroots Right, which is made up of honest, middle- and working-class people. They are smart enough to reject “democratic socialism” and smart enough to fiercely hold onto the 2nd Amendment, but that is not enough to defend our civilization. With Big Tech now in full censorship mode and the entertainment and news complex aligned against it, the Grassroots Right will need to reinvent itself and adapt new strategies. That requires a combination of smarts and action, and most of the folks in the Grassroots Right are couchbound and incapable of vectoring their collective talents and smarts into doable plans of action.
What we need is a group of folks smart in the both the strategic and demographic sense to coalesce into a new faction – The Smart Right. Its members are bold and clever enough to know whom to fight and when and where to do so. It should aim to accomplish three major objectives.
For starters, The Smart Right needs its own social media platform. Parler is not ready for prime time. A coalition of right-leaning businesspeople and tech-savvy non-leftists could get something going that is easy to use, even if it means a nominal fee to join. It is absolutely ludicrous that we have subjected ourselves to liberal censorship without a fight.
Second, The Smart Right knows that it may be necessary to form a populist coalition with those on the left to knock the Super Rich down to size and break up their media empires. For far too long the tax and free trade/free market policies of the GOP have primarily benefitted the Donor Class, resulting in the top 0.1% owning 34% of the wealth of our country and six corporations controlling 90% of the media outlets. Unknowingly, we have enabled Soros and Bloomberg to accrue great political power at our expense. If Bernie Sanders can help knock those two down to size, then The Smart Right should get into bed with him – but only for a few nights.
Third, The Smart Right must start staging events in Red States. It is there where we hold our “free speech” rallies – not in New York City or Portland. It is there where we march in support of our police. And it is there where we begin the long and necessary struggle to wrest control of our public schools and universities out of the hands of the cultural Marxists.
These are just some of the things The Smart Right can do. But it must first form. The Big Question is whether enough of us on the Right are smart enough, bold enough, and concerned enough to coalesce into an effective coalition.