Perspective

The Alt-Right Must Close Ranks And Not Back Down

As our movement faces inevitable challenges, there will be certain individuals who back away and even betray. The Hailgate incident was the first of these moments, and was only topped when Charlottesville came round. Charlottesville showed many people’s true colors. We shed a lot of unnecessary baggage as a movement as a result of that day.

It has been one month since the Unite The Right rally and the beginning of the new paradigm of explicit censorship and repression. But Charlottesville also represents a turning point for us. It represents a benchmark and proves how quickly we have grown, outstripping any previous timetables or expectations. Our membership rosters continue to grow. Our donor bases continue to grow. And the President of the United States acknowledged and even defended the Alt-Right publically.

Who would have thought that we’d come so far, so fast?

Richard Spencer likes to say that revolutionary change occurs when individuals are forced into a binary choice of ‘resist or cuck’. And if we want to win, there is no path to victory where we do not enter the real world of unmasked political action. No one said this would be easy and our team of amateurs continues to learn and grow together into a professional White activism movement.

We deeply empathize with the various Alt-Right activists who have had their lives significantly affected over the past month. In fact, I have personally had to go through the same ordeal in the past.  When faced with the crucible of doxing and the subsequent employment and familial issues, an activist has two choices: double-down, or cuck. Everyone in our movement must be prepared to stand tall and double-down.

Regardless of the circumstances, turning tail never quite seems to work out. Your family, friends, colleagues, and former “brand” will lose respect for your convictions, consciously or not. Moreover, leaving will alienate your relationships with the movement. There are already plenty of examples of former activists trying to disavow and cuck that failed miserably. Don’t repeat their mistakes.

Despite this advice, there is, in fact, an excellent method to insulate yourself and step away from the Alt-Right.

The only acceptable way to back away is through silence. Save yourself, and your friends, from undue scrutiny and don’t offer internal critiques to the media. No matter how valid, beginning public tirades against the movement only serves as an example to our opponents that their methods are working.

At the end of the day, we all know that there’s no real quitting. We all know what the data looks like, and those that leave us rarely do so because of ideological interventions, but personal considerations. This is why we are thrilled to see organic friendships and networks arising to assist Alt-Right activists who are feeling the heat and not backing down. We need to do even more to protect our members and activists going forward.

Protecting our own encourages new people to come forward.

In general, as new obstacles present themselves, we encourage those with internal concerns to join us. Our movement is what we create of it. Pouting on the sidelines should not be mistaken for making a principled stand. If you have critiques and suggestions, be the change you want to see. The Alt-Right is still an incredibly new movement with plenty of room for improvement. Let’s get to work and fix what can be fixed, improve in areas where we can improve and keep up our movement’s momentum.

Eli Mosley
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Eli Mosley is the leader of the identitarian movement Identity Evropa, and a movement veteran and organizer.