Let’s Discuss the Alt-Right.
If you are an avid news reader chances are that over the last week you have read nothing else than the “Unite the Right” protests which occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia. These protests brought aggressive white supremacists such as the KKK in droves, chanting “blood and soil”, alongside “Jews will not replace us”, in a large effort to stop the removal of a statue of the Confederate war hero Robert E. Lee. These protestors, in turn, were met with aggressive anti-fascist (anti-fa) groups which soon led to violent confrontations as a member of the white supremacist protest ran his car into dozens of people, killing 1 and injuring 19.
These protestors, in turn, were met with aggressive anti-fascist (anti-fa) groups which soon led to violent confrontations as a member of the white supremacist protest ran his car into dozens of people, killing 1 and injuring 19.
Since this tragedy, a trend has begun to blame the actions of a small group of extremists on to the Conservative moment as a whole. This is where I think the mentality of the Canadian or even American public is wrong. Conservatism is at its core against almost every issue these extremists propose.
For example look at the video below at precisely 1:32.
This breed of politics stresses in reality entitlements, that is to say, their core they believe the state should act in such a way to develop their lives for them. That they are entitled to a job, or protections that super-seeds others.
Another great example could be the loud cheering of “blood and soil”, “you will not replace us”, and “Jews will not replace us” prevalent at the Charlottesville protests. These chants stress nothing but entitlement, that the government again should act in such a way to provide them an advantage over their fellow citizens. If you can’t tell yet, these people are entitled. They do not believe in capitalism, they do not believe in competition, and they do not believe in Nationalism. These are socialists gone rogue masquerading within the Conservative moment.
Even within their social policies, they are not far off from the wonky mish mash that exists within the spectrum of the left. The belief in eugenics or the development of a dominant race in turn also has a history of the left as the idea of a Darwin like society also pushed the view to advance through genetic breeding. Sadly these beliefs placed far in the past had more to do with rampant racism and poorly understood science than any real fact.
Republicans fought to free the slaves under Lincon, Canada’s female prime minister was a Conservative, the United Kingdoms two female Prime Ministers have been Conservative, the leader who defeated the Soviets was a Republican, and the British leader who fought National Socialism and Hitler was a Conservative. Conservatives dont cow down to bigotry, hatred, racism, or force.
Now it was Conservatives who have stood up when needed back, and it is the same people who will call them out again. Conservatives know there is no such thing as a free meal, Conservatives know the importance of real competition, diversity and free markets, and lastly, Conservatives know the “Alt-Right” or rather this racist and hateful socialism must end.