Crucial to understanding Clown World is understanding that the Establishment has failed the people. The alternatives to the Establishment take many forms, but they fall into three major groups: the alt-left, the alt-centre and the alt-right. This essay describes those who fall into the category of alt-right.
In order to understand what the alt-right is, it’s necessary to understand how it came to be.
The old right are the people who originally had power. By ‘originally’, here we mean the very beginnings of history. The ancient kings who were first to organise armies to enforce their will. Such monarchs held power until the late 18th century, with only occasional interruptions (such as Ancient Greece).
By the time of the French Revolution in 1789, anti-monarchical sentiments had grown so powerful that they were able to force a change to the status quo. They were later given the name “left wing” from the fact that they sat on the left wing of the French Parliament. Right wing came, then, to stand for pro-monarchical sentiments that did not favour change, and left wing for sentiments that did favour change.
By 2020, both the right and the left wings have agreed that change or no change doesn’t matter – all that matters is that the money keeps flowing. The Marxists and the ownership class both agree that the mass importation of cheap labour is a good thing. The Marxists agree because they want to stick it to the nationalists, and the ownership class agrees because it drives down wages and pushes up asset prices.
The real alt-right could be said to be that which has developed out of the sense of betrayal that many have felt over the old right falling into the centre. The old right were supposed to be conservatives, and they were supposed to be defending the status quo. Young Westerners today face the reality of becoming minorities in their own lifetimes, and that portends a future every bit as bleak as that of white people in South Africa.
Now that the conservatives have, like the socialists, collapsed into the neoliberal centre, new niches on the right wing have appeared. Some of these have been filled by echoes of the old right, such as the various Christian revival movements. This has led to considerable support for monarchy and for theocracy within the alt-right.
The great divide within the alt-right is between the libertarians (who are little different to the neoliberals in the centre) and the authoritarians (who are little different to the Nazis). These two groups have similar reasons for rejecting the left, but they have different reasons for rejecting the old right.
The libertarian alt-right are the sort of people who read the cyberpunk classics and found them good. This is the sort of person who hears about the Chinese practice of black market auctions of body organs requisitioned from political dissidents and considers it an argument in favour of capitalism. These people reject the old right because they consider it bad for business.
The authoritarian alt-right are often Nazi apologists. They are horrified by cyberpunk novels, horrified by modern life, horrified by everything. They reject the old right because they don’t think it went far enough – they want the imposition of order, by gunpoint if necessary. This strain of the alt-right is the kind that the mainstream is worried about, partly because they don’t care about money.
These two groups are especially divergent on the question of race.
None of the old right, the old left or the old centre ever cared about nation or race. They never needed to, because there were no other races. The old right was the ruling class within the nation, and the old left was the working class within the nation, and neither was divided by race because other races weren’t present.
The alt-left arose as a globalist response to this arrangement, after modernity had mixed the peoples of the world together. It came to prey on working-class resentment in other countries, directing it to the destruction of nationalist sentiments. For the alt-left, racism is the original sin of white people, and therefore all white people must be eternally vigilant against its rise.
The authoritarian strand of the alt-right arose as a response to this. In contrast to the Establishment, the authoritarian strand of the alt-right is obsessed with race questions. They know that, on current trends, white people are expected to become a minority in all Western nations by the end of the century. They anticipate that this will end up like Zimbabwe for white people, and therefore mass immigration is an existential threat.
This strand of the alt-right are biological essentialists, and as such they clash head-on with the blank slatists among the alt-left. The alt-centrist belief is that these two sides, being at opposite poles of the ethnonationalist spectrum, are like two cheeks of the same arse: the ethnosupremacism of the alt-right and the ethnomasochism of the alt-left feed off each other, all but guaranteeing some climactic future conflict.
In this regard, the authoritarian alt-right is very different to the libertarian alt-right. The libertarians don’t give a fuck if there are inherent genetic behavioural differences between the different races – they’ll happily manufacture and market products tailored for any subculture or social niche. As long as the dollars roll in, the libertarian alt-right couldn’t care if the whole West became African.
The alt-right will continue to grow in power as the alt-left does, as the two sides feed off each other. Their combined energy helps to draw power away from the Establishment, which is the basis of the Fourth and Fifth Acceptance. However, the alt-centrist will always see the two sides as dangerous extremists, more similar to each other than different on account of their shared fanaticism.
This article is an excerpt from Clown World Chronicles, a book about the insanity of life in the post-Industrial West. This is being compiled by Vince McLeod for an expected release in the middle of 2020.