Putting The French Election Into Perspective
It’s a black pill kind of day. Marine Le Pen has lost her bid for the presidency of France. Emmanuel Macron, the man who married the old lady who molested him as a boy, will lead the country. Frexit won’t happen, at least not for now. France won’t be the country that pulls the curtain back and reveals the men pulling the strings. That role will be played by another. Hungary and Poland, and really the entirety of the V4 nations, are the likely contenders for that honor.
So what are we to make of all this? 2017 has started out poorly for the nationalists. Le Pen and Geert Wilders both lost and Trump has been neoconned into doing everything but the two things he campaigned on (build the wall, fix trade). Southern heritage is under attack, and there doesn’t seem to be any legal recourse. As I write this the city of New Orleans is destroying monuments of “old dead white males” in an attempt to placate the SJWs and Black Lives Matter crowds.
Macron says he will push Poland (and no doubt the rest of the central European countries) to take in their “fair share” of the invaders. And let us stop using words like refugee and migrant. They are neither. These are military aged men engaging on a crusade that began nearly 1400 years ago. This is the invasion of Europe by the barbarians. This is Huntington’s Clash of Civilization and we are watching it unfold behind anonymous Facebook and Twitter avatars.
We knew the struggle would not be over with Trump’s victory last November. He was simply a vehicle to bring America, and Europe, and indeed the world, to a position where nationalists can have an honest conversation about our beliefs. That is something we should be thankful for.
This battle is over, but the war is not yet lost. The Alt-Right must learn from the mistakes of Wilders and Le Pen. So what are the takeaways?
First, and probably most obvious, is that both Wilders and Le Pen focused on immigration to the point where they forgot that there were other issues voters might care about. Few people voted for Macron, they just voted against Le Pen. Macron has no mandate to do anything. He was simply the “we’re afraid of facing the truth” vote.
The West has a long history of pretending things will go away if we simply don’t talk about them. The Islamicization of Europe is like the Puritans and sex, maybe if we don’t mention it, it won’t happen.
The Alt-Right, and our counterparts in Europe, I will simply call them Identitarians for now, must learn to talk to people about more than just white identity and immigration. If the Alt-Right is to effect any change we will need a coherent and consistent platform that addresses not only immigration and demographics, but also education, the economy, healthcare, and the environment. People need to know that if they vote for an Alt-Right or identitarian candidate they are not voting for things which could hurt them or the things they care about.
Such is the curse of democracy.
When no one “owns the state” as Enoch Powell and others have noted, there is little incentive for statesmen to think long term. Democracy is the process whereby one group of people are allowed to sacrifice another in order to keep their stranglehold on the halls of power. Democracy must be rethought, but right now we need to develop coherent policies that we can take to the non-nationalists of Europe and America.
The second thing we need to do is search out viable candidates for the 2018 congressional elections and work on getting them to Washington. The same can be said of the identitarians in Europe. That means we will have to find and recruit young people who have good “optics.” Andrew Breitbart famously said that politics is downstream from culture. And he was right, it is. But we don’t have time to wait for another generation to be reared on nationalist cinema, games and music that don’t exist yet.
We will have to engage the normies with political outreach. We must have boots on the ground. The left thinks we’re some kind of Potemkin village. This is probably just wishful thinking, but there may be some truth to it. No one knows how big we really are. The fact that Macron got 65% of the vote shouldn’t shock us. What should shock us is how far the National Front came over the past decade. We have Marine Le Pen to thank for that. We have Generation Identity to thank for their work as well.
The fact for French nationalists is this, Macron will be the president for the next five years. But the power of the right in France has grown, and it is impressive. People are now willing to listen to what we have to say. Though this comes at the expense of hundreds of dead Europeans. The Alt-Right in America and our Identitarian allies in Europe must unite. It’s join or die time. We need to work together to develop a pan-European movement rooted in nationalism and European identity.
Perhaps one of the things we can push for is the right of return for Europeans in diaspora. I’ve been planning to make my way to either Budapest or Prague this year. But now I’m thinking perhaps Western Europe would be more productive. I’ve heard from a lot of white Americans that they would love to live in Europe. I think one corollary to the rise of nationalism and the identity movement is the desire to reconnect with your roots.
Third, we can use the tragedy that is falling upon whites in South Africa as a tool for raising awareness of the results of multiculturalism. The world must see what is happening. The mainstream media won’t cover it. The rise of independent journalism and media must. News reports have been going on about how an impending famine in Africa could lead to twenty million dead this year. Tragic. But to me, my priority lies with helping whites stuck living in squatter camps and prevented from holding jobs to leave a country where they are routinely raped and slaughtered by blacks.
This could be an easy win for us, and when (not if but when) we do succeed in helping our brothers and sisters in South Africa, it could re-energize the identitarian movement for years to come.
Finally, let’s not lose hope. We are the side with the ideas. That’s part of why we’ve suffered a few setbacks this year. People fear change. It is our job to assure them that there is nothing to fear. Often I hear people talk about the fear of failure. What they really mean is they are afraid of success. Failure brings little with it. If you ask for a girl’s number and she says no you’ve not lost anything and so there is nothing to be afraid of.
But if she says yes, well now all of a sudden you are facing the prospect of a life changing event. What if you like her, what if you come to love each other? Success can be scary. We need not be afraid of victory. The future will come one day at a time, and we must ask ourselves “what have I done today for my people, for my culture, for generations not yet born?”
Le Pen lost, but the movement still lives.