If the UR commentariat thinks it’s a bridge too far, dfordoom suspects the prospects elsewhere are grim:
That is the problem that the dissident right, right-wing populism, white nationalism and other far right political movements face. Their views are not just unpopular among blacks and Asians and Jews – they’re unpopular even among white gentiles. Most white gentiles are rather repelled by the far right.
I’m a white gentile and I agree with a lot of the far right’s criticisms of modern society and I despise Wokeism and SJWism as much as any dissident rightist despises those ideologies. But those far right movements are just too extreme and too crazy and too misogynistic for me to be comfortable with them. And those far right movements seem to me to be too politically inept to have any chance of success. If they can’t win over anti-Establishment whites like myself I suspect they’re never going to win over more than a small minority of whites.
AaronB on how the elite uses the archetypal racist white prole in their morality play:
It is the elites that are playing divide and conquer. They are trying to get you to focus on race and not on social inequality.
What they want, is a poor White to be fighting a poor Black, and vice versa, to focus attention away from inequality itself. While they recommend racism for you, they are happy to unite across racial and ethnic lines themselves, and form a united bloc against you.
As long as you think having a White elite is the important thing, the elites feel much safer than if you question the privileges and power – or the very concept – of the elite itself.
But Aaron is Jewish, so his target audience is naturally going to be skeptical, to put it mildly. Writes he in response:
I am opposing all excessive elite privilege and power, whether its White, Jewish, Black, or Asian, in favor of greater fairness and justice for ordinary people. How is that an example of favoring Jewish interests?
Since Jews are a disproportionate number of the elite, shouldn’t my attack on the elite de facto not favor Jewish interests?
There are people, who for sentimental reasons would rather be exploited by someone of their own race than have a fair and just system for all – a sentiment unscrupulous elites will gladly encourage.
A century ago, Jews had the merit but not the power positions they disproportionately have today. Classism was a more effective avenue to the top for them than it is today.
Intelligent Dasein warns the 401(k) class that the financial security of its golden years may not be as secure as they believe:
I fear that they will never actually let you sell.
If the DOW starts dropping by thousands of points and no new multi-trillion dollar stimulus package suffices to stop the carnage, they will simply close the markets. Perhaps, instead of allowing you to pull all your money out, they will authorize you a small monthly distribution that they deem sufficient for you to survive upon. You will be forced to recapitalize the system with your investments.
“What, you expected to get your money back? I’m sorry, we cannot complete that transaction at this time. There is a national financial emergency underway. Goldman-Sachs appreciates your sacrifice at this critical juncture and looks forward to partnering with you in the future.”
I don’t think the TreasureFed has any intention of fighting inflation no matter what happens. It will sacrifice the dollar before it sacrifices the markets. But the idea that the affluence of white boomers will be plundered by the state in the name of various forms of X justice is one that should not be dismissed.
Channeling Nietzsche, nebulafox on how if you give a man a why he can bear almost any how:
Men need three things: a purpose, a mission, and the means to accomplish or at least embark on that mission. Give them that, and you’d be surprised how the worst loser you ever knew would be willing to crawl through fields of broken glass in pursuit of them. Take them away, learned helplessness ensues, which leads to depression. They need to be realistic: which a lot of men have trouble with. But they also have to be real, plausible missions worth busting your butt for: which society has trouble with.
Pressure to power, stress to strength.