The Left’s misunderstanding (or deception).
Hillary’s supporters are doubling down on her “basket of deplorables” comment; indeed, they tell us that she underestimated the proportion of Trump’s supporters who are irredeemable bigots. Thus, the current narrative of the Left is that a very significant portion of the White American electorate is composed of hardcore racists akin to the most extreme of the Alt-Right – many millions of White racial nationalists.
However, the reality is that White racial nationalism in America is tiny and powerless, often persecuted, sans resources and supporters. Indeed, many racial nationalists – myself included – have asserted that only if a fraction – even 10% – of White Americans supported our views then we would be on the road to victory, given a bedrock of support; history is always made by a dedicated minority. But that minority must have some numbers, two dozen guys measuring each other’s cephalic indices with calipers in the basement of a meeting hall just won’t cut it. Obviously, this minority does not currently exist.
So, why this discrepancy between breathless Leftist accounts of numberless hordes of virulent White racists, and the grim reality of a powerless “movement?”
The Left, to the extent they believe their own rhetoric, are captive to their Manichean mindset; they view race through a binary prism: if you are not a racial progressive, then you are a Hitler-loving Nutzi. This is absurd and unrealistic, as racial attitudes exist along a continuum, and the bulk of even the most hardcore Trump supporters are more liberal about race than are most Alt-Righters, never mind other types of racial nationalists.
Trump’s supporters, and here I am talking about those the Left labels as “deplorables,” are at best “Archie Bunker types” – causal bigots whose mild racism is almost always a private affair and never manifests as public behavior or, more importantly, into the political realm. These are civic nationalist types who don’t like Blacks (who does – other than Trump, the cucks, and the Left?) and who have nostalgia about an America that is long gone. In the past they have cheerfully voted for the most outrageous of anti-White liberal Republican cucks. But after many years of disappointments and frustrations, they feel like Trump’s politically incorrect speech gives them a voice (however muted and cucked it may be). These people are hardly racial nationalists, not in any way supporters of Der Movement, and are for the most part completely useless – for now – for racial nationalism.
They do, however, constitute a possible source of recruits (at least those who don’t already have one foot in the grave – remember, Trump’s supporters are all “old grouchy White men”).
However, before Der Movement can go recruiting among the Bunkers, it must get its own house in order. Who in their right mind would want to be recruited to a deranged embarrassment like Der Movement? [Note: I’m obviously not in my right mind, to have been so recruited in the past. After all, haven’t my critics labeled me as insane?]. I have to laugh at those activists who dream of a “Day of the Rope,” a “reckoning” for all who have harmed the White race. How about looking at yourselves? If there ever is a settling of accounts by a real racial nationalist revolution, all the Nutzis and their leaders (including, perhaps, some “Alt-Right” heroes) had better wonder what end of the rope they’ll end up at.
Of course, a dedicated pacifist and effete liberal such as myself does not like to think about such distasteful topics.
In any case, “movement” stupidity and failure aside, the inability of the Left to understand the concept of degree leads them to hysterical errors in which all is black vs. white (no pun intended). And then they accuse us of simplicity – of not being able to see all the shades of gray! Fifty shades, no doubt, to the leftist eye, if they would only look.