And so Trump once again cries: Cuckadoodledoo! The stupidity of Trump is exemplified by the fact that this is a winnable election only if he were not such a moronic jackass (*). Even with the demographic challenge, unrelenting media hostility, and the machinations of the GOP Establishment, the polls still show things relatively close. Imagine if Trump was not engaging in Twitter feuds, making constant stupid comments, and showing shocking indecisiveness by changing hos campaign staff every other day and flip-flopping back and forth on the fundamental positions of his campaign. We all await his speech on immigration.
*Maybe Trump is a Game-Alt-Righter after all? What will Pepe say? Did Trump attract his model wives by letting his hand slide down an escalator?
Posted August 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm | Permalink
I have banned this commenter.
Excellent. The ONLY way to run a blog with comments is to (strongly) moderate and to ban commentators who are obviously trolling (hello, GW). And I say that as someone who occasionally has had his own comments moderated away from Counter-Currents. One must be objective about things, and Greg has the right to direct the discussion in the manner he sees fit. I have my own blogs that are the ultimate expressions of my views.
Posted August 30, 2016 at 7:06 am | Permalink
I just listened to an npr podcast with Jared Taylor attempting to explain the alt right. One speaker (not Jared Taylor) declared the alt right isn’t so much white nationalism as it is wasp nationalism, because there are little to no Catholics in the movement. I’ve never heard this interpretation. Mr. Johnson, does this have any merit in your estimation? How would anyone even know there are no alt right white Catholics? Is there an anti-papist element of the alt right? Can a white Hispanic be a white nationalist?
Anyway, that’s all I have. I’m curious to read any feedback, and yes I am a white nationalist of Catholic background.
Posted August 30, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink
I wish you could provide the name of the speaker. This is one of the stupider things I have heard in the recent discussions. The backbone of WN in America is “ethnic” Catholics, not WASPs, but the larger truth is that Christianity of any stripe is increasingly less important in our cause, and religion more broadly as well. People who want to inject old religious conflicts into our movement are frowned upon in the same as people who promote Old World ethnic conflicts. They are seen as sowers of discord, whereas white unity in the face of a much greater enemy is our goal.
Posted August 30, 2016 at 4:17 pm | Permalink
I believe the person who insisted that it is a Protestant movement was Robert P. Jones CEO, Public Religion Research Institute.
Posted August 30, 2016 at 6:08 pm | Permalink
He’s either uninformed or is simply trying to sow discord.
I’m of a mixed mind here. No doubt, Greg Johnson is correct that Jones’ agenda is an anti-racist leftist attempt to sow discord. On the other hand, on the level of “leadership” of Der Movement, Jones is undoubtedly correct (there is one “leader” who is ostensibly “Catholic” – but who care about religion in the end, who believes? – but is ethnically compatible with the typical “movement” leadership). This says something about the “rank and file.” If “ethnic Catholics” were really the “backbone” of WN in America, why would they support an affirmative action program that closes off leadership possibilities and influence for themselves?
I think the most realistic interpretation is that “ethnics” form an important minority (heh) component of American WN, but certainly not a backbone, much less a majority – but they could. The Trump campaign shows us that “Northeast White ethnics” are the “low hanging fruit” of potential activists. There is great untapped potential there. But why should they join a “movement” that so openly and loudly despises them and holds them in contempt? I know that many of my detractors believe that I am “thin-skinned” but actually the opposite is true. Many of these detractors, who fly off the handle at the slightest negative comments about their own ingroup identification, would not last five minutes associated with the “movement” if they were one of the “ethnics” that Johnson refers to. One has to have the hide of a rhinoceros to associate with the “movement” – much less do so for decades – if one derives ancestry from European sources anywhere to the east of Berlin and/or the south of Vienna. Certainly, every once in a while, frustration sets in, but still the fact remains.