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After the Election

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Like many of you, I got caught up in the 2020 US presidential race. From Tuesday to Friday of election week, I was glued to the internet, biting my nails and hitting refresh like a rat in a Skinner box.

I knew the establishment would try to call the election for Biden as soon as it was plausible, and as soon as that happened, I managed to wrench myself away from the coverage to collect my thoughts.

I understand why many race-conscious whites are depressed by the outcome thus far. A lot is riding on this election. It really does matter to us who wins, because Trump actually slowed white demographic decline while Biden promises to accelerate it dramatically as well as to attack our first and second amendment freedoms. It is disgusting to see massive voter fraud. It is also disgusting to watch the gloating of Leftists and the Right-wing idiots who enable them.

But their celebrations may be premature. Trump is still fighting, and he may still win.

Our lives may change a great deal depending on the outcome of this election. But at a certain point, one has to disengage. At this point, there is almost nothing I can do to affect the outcome one way or another. That is in the hands of President Trump, his lawyers, and countless officials, judges, and legislators all over the country. If the time comes for visible demonstrations of public support, I will take part. But in the meantime, I need to get back to work. We all do.

What is our work? At Counter-Currents, it is laying the intellectual groundwork for White Nationalism, meaning the right of all white peoples to their own sovereign homelands. This project requires establishing the philosophical and scientific case for ethnonationalism, the political necessity of ethnonationalism for whites, a vision of how white ethnonationalism will work, and a plausible account of how to get there from here. We also must constantly dismantle enemy arguments. Finally, we need to foster white consciousness, pride, and community.

Our work remains the same no matter who is the next President of the United States. But the obstacles and opportunities we will encounter will change dramatically. There are basically four possible outcomes.

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The worst-case scenario is that Biden steals the White House and the Democrats take control of the Senate. The Left would then move to establish a one-party state: opening the borders, amnestying tens of millions of existing invaders and giving them votes, adding states to the union, changing the Senate rules, packing the Supreme Court, and weakening the first and second amendments. A lot depends on the Georgia Senatorial races in January.

The second worst scenario is that Biden steals the White House but the Republicans hold on to the Senate. We would avoid a one-party state, but open borders and amnesty will still be likely. Tech censorship will go unabated. We will face state censorship and oppression. But the second amendment will probably be safe.

It is a real question whether Biden would have the stomach and political capital to push through anything radical with a divided congress and the stench of illegitimacy hanging over his regime. After all, he would be faced with four massive crises: the second wave of Covid, BLM and Antifa riots, the economic depression caused by the first two, and a deep legitimacy crisis. Trumpism has not been repudiated. In fact, it has gained support. Biden was not elected in a free and fair election. The country remains deeply divided and bitterly polarized. This is no atmosphere in which to push deeply divisive policies. Besides, Biden is not a Leftist. He is the Senator from the credit card industry: a cynical, corrupt, greedy neo-liberal hack.

I hope this is true, but I wouldn’t bank on it. There would be no one-party state in the second scenario, but both parties are equally committed to globalism and elitism. They are also equally opposed to nationalism and populism. Hence their hysteria over Trump. He was an existential threat to the entire political establishment. The establishment not only wants to stop Trump, they want to prevent anything like Trumpism from ever arising again. Thus I would predict a bipartisan consensus around open borders and amnesty, as well as the censorship and repression of nationalist and populist ideas and organizations.

The third worst scenario is that Trump holds onto the White House, but the Democrats take the Senate. At that point, Trump and Pence might face impeachment based on any number of crackpot conspiracies, and then we are back to some version scenario one.

The best-case scenario is that Trump holds onto the White House, and the Republicans hold on to the Senate. Trump was profoundly disappointing in his first term, and there is no reason to expect anything better in his second. But even if we only get more of the same, Trump gives us the time and the freedom to press forward with our work. Trump gives us time by slowing demographic decline. He gives us freedom by resisting erosion of our first and second amendment rights. It is foolish to hope for more.

Are there any downsides to having Trump in the White House?

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When there is a Republican in the White House, it tends to make people with a conservative bent feel like things are alright. Thus they become politically disengaged and complacent. This is also true of people of a nationalist and populist bent during Trump’s first term. This is bad for White Nationalists, however, because slowing demographic decline is not enough. We need to halt and reverse it. That requires that we heighten our people’s sense of danger. One could argue that the complacency fostered by Trump in the White House would make it harder for us.

But let’s be honest here. In this scenario, the fault is not Trump’s. The fault is not his supporters’. The fault is our own. We simply need to work harder to persuade more people of the necessity of more radical solutions.

It is foolish to want Biden in the White House just to rile up 70 million Trump supporters. Yes, they would be much more receptive to our message. But we might be less capable of reaching them. They might also be too demoralized to act. The establishment, moreover, will be adding tens of millions of new facts on the ground. So we might convince more people there is a problem, but the problem might become too big to plausibly solve. I hope that doesn’t happen. If it does, we will just work harder and adapt.

It is easy to get caught up in political contests, especially when important things are at stake. But we need to step back and remind ourselves that the most important issues in any political system are precisely what the parties agree upon. Before Trump, both parties agreed never to compete with each other on immigration and globalization. Trump’s greatest accomplishment as a candidate was simply to reject that consensus.

In this election, Trump was hamstrung by a point where he agrees with the political establishment. Trump pandered frantically to blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and Jews. But he would not even “dog-whistle” to white interests and concerns. Instead, Trump denounced white identity politics, but not identity-politics for non-whites. In short, Trump bought into the fake moral absolute that there’s nothing worse than “racism,” but only when white people practice it.

Substantial numbers of white Americans reject the idea that identity politics is bad only when white people engage in it. They have positive white identities, feel that whites are being discriminated against by the system, and think that it is necessary and moral for whites to take our own side in a fight. They are ready for white identity politics. But neither the Republicans nor the Democrats will represent them.

Why did the entire political establishment — Right and Left — fold in the face of months of Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioting? For the same reason that the establishment is united in opposition to white identity politics: the dominance of a flagrant moral double standard that white identity politics is evil and non-white identity politics is good. Until that false moral imperative is dethroned, Antifa and Black Lives Matter will continue to kick in unlocked doors, while we bang our heads against brick walls.

The moral revolution has to come first.

Overturning false moral principles and upholding true ones is the work of moral philosophy. It’s an absolutely necessary part of metapolitics, which is our job here at Counter-Currents. So let’s all get back to work.

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  1. Altitude Zero
    Posted November 11, 2020 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Donald Trump deeply loves the United States, and believes in it. This has been both his greatest strength, and his greatest weakness, since the country he loves has actually been dead for some time now, and loving a corpse is usually pretty unrewarding, no matter how touching the loyalty displayed may be. But it’s also safe to say that he has been the least-worst president in 92 years. That’s not nothing, which is why I hope that he still manages to pull this out.

    • Anonymous
      Posted November 11, 2020 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

      After observing Trump for years and years, I said observing him, not just watching him, I agree with you completely on the love of this country. What the author stated is true, to wit, Trump did very little for white Americans. However, the question remains, “how much could he explicitly do by himself when he was essentially unsupported by half of the so called conservative party and the truly fake news media? It is foolish to think that a leftist media, so powerful and pervasive from one coast to the other—-magazines, newspapers, college presses, Hollywood, alphabet news stations, big institutions, etc. all acting against him was not the main reason for Trump’s being able to act on almost any issue that helps conservative and white Americans and the real reason he is said to have lost the election. The media could, if they had desired to, make Sarah Palin into one of the most popular woman in the U.S. if they had wanted to, since she has many positive qualities as a woman, instead of the absolute buffoon they succeeded in characterizing her as. Then, just look at all of the rats in the Republican party, now and in the past,–Romney, Flake, McConnell, (yes, mumbles McConnell), McCain, Ryan, etc. (who now works in a Fox news”think tank”, LOL….. In the end, President Trump had no support except his original base, which he slightly increased. Ann Coulter and other political pundits, seem completely oblivious to this all pervasive influence of the media. “You deserve a break today”. How many times did this jingle come into your mind that was pushed relentlessly by the very media that pushes the idea that Biden and Harris won the election fairly. How would they know. They worked for four years, 24/7 to make Trump seem like an illegitimate president.

  2. Nova Rhodesia
    Posted November 11, 2020 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    I almost get the feeling that this whole thing was setup (in such an egregious way) so that either Trump does prevail sending the Left into such a apoplectic rage or he doesn’t and they win by cheating anyway.
    If the Bidenites were so confident about an honest victory, they wouldn’t mind the recounts and transparent examination of the late ballots. But they seem to be terrified of the prospect.
    Gosh, could you imagine Trump pulling this out now, and then Derek Chauvin being acquitted? It would be more exciting than anything Hollywood could conjure up.

  3. Franz
    Posted November 11, 2020 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Biden says he’s going to gin up and accelerate the “Dreamer” program since Trump’s jammed its gears for four years.

    Is Biden nuts? Or is this all just his senility talking?

    First he’ll have to raise from the dead the economy that can hire these dreamers since the Federales are now coming out to the sticks — less than a mile from me! — to build quick shelters for the long-term homeless. You know. The dreamers Obama let the Hebrew Immigrant Aid people bring in, take a check for, then never found jobs for.

    Trump is right now challenging Michigan’s dodgy vote and the ex-marine postal worker is not recanting his charges in Pennsylvania. He’s a combat vet and they will not break him, but as a one time holiday-season post office rural delivery driver I can advise him to find other work. The USPS is political and vindictive.

    Just keep the pressure on, Donald. Screw ’em.

    The very interesting postal worker’s story:

  4. Posted November 11, 2020 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    If you stop to analyze, with biden in power, the system will become more anti-white than it is now, and this will make more people become racial realists. Yes, there will be more censorship, but if we keep our faith we will win this battle, this day is definitive; sooner or later because reason and the “universe” are on our side

    • Bernie
      Posted November 12, 2020 at 7:58 am | Permalink

      I have noticed that white advocacy and activism do better when Democrats are in power than when the GOP is in power.

      • Greg Johnson
        Posted November 12, 2020 at 8:02 am | Permalink

        There’s obviously a limit to that, which we may be approaching as the Great Replacement goes into overdrive.

  5. Francis XB
    Posted November 11, 2020 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Regardless of what happens between now and 20 January 2021, the Dissident Right needs an organized movement, an apparatus.

    The dilemma for too many people on the Right during 2016-20 was an over-reliance on Donald Trump. But there was a lack of an effective organization which could mobilize:
    * Legal defense
    * Fund raising
    * Pro-White info ops
    * Counters against de-platforming
    * Fronts for students, workers, etcetera
    * Getting people out into the streets and into the boardrooms

    Of course, all this means money, lawyers, specialists, media, alt-tech and (most importantly) a well known personality who could provide access to all of these things.

    Is there a personality who fits this bill? Say, a billionaire who is fired up by being deprived of a public office to which he was rightfully elected? Who might be willing to provide a startup grant of several million dollars and perhaps some office space?

    Even if the election is tossed to Team Deep State, the long game must be played here. It behooves the Dissident Right to maintain the impetus for Trump.

    Apparatus 2021!

    • Alexandra O.
      Posted November 12, 2020 at 10:35 am | Permalink

      I agree with your assessment of an organized movement, and with all the necessities you listed for it’s existence and usefulness , but nevertheless, I think it must remain ‘underground’ and ‘unnamed’, or it will be shouted out of existence, by the same groups now attempting to shout the entire White race worldwide out of existence. So, we’re on a tightrope, between needing to organize for public recognition of our numbers and power, without letting our enemies even know we exist! I am hoping such organizations already exist or are being formed. We have fantastic intellectual and scholarly foundations, starting right here, and including several other major sites that I also read at least one or two posts weekly and find real gems of more intellectual education as to all the problems facing us. So, I am sure we are building ‘our base’, and will soon again be able to hold conferences and seminars. In the meantime, I definitely hope everyone will keep your essay in mind, especially the list of ‘things to be done’. I guess I’m more practical than most, but I am also older, and we’ve tried all the other dreams.

  6. Bruno Bucciaratti
    Posted November 11, 2020 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Here’s your periodic reminder that we were never going to vote our way out of this

  7. HamburgerToday
    Posted November 11, 2020 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Nothing will restrain the Jews. The DNC and the GOP will light up to do their bidding. Can a ‘national populism’ that ignores the interests of 60% of the people really be either ‘nationalist’ or ‘populist’?

    Trumpism is now DNC-lite + tax cuts + dergulation.

    Nothing for workers. Nothing for White people. Nothing especially for White working men.

    An explicitly pro-White organization based upon White solidarity, White self-rule, universal ethnonationalism and freedom of association will come, sooner or later.

  8. TimothyS
    Posted November 11, 2020 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    It feels like the series “Chernobyl” where some people at the epicenter live in denial, while others hundreds of miles away infer that the core has been exposed from the merest whiff of radioactive isotopes.

    Yes Trump has won handily, having anticipated large scale cheating. . The repeated coup attempts have strengthened his hand and experience has shown who his friends are. New Pentagon leaders include Anthony J. Tata who suggested to ex-CIA agent (and rumored moslem janissary) John Brennan: “Now might be a good time to pick your poison: firing squad, public hanging, life sentence as prison B*tch, or just suck on your pistol. Your call.”

    Among promising developments: civic nationalist like foxnew have exposed themselves as gate-keeping operations. Viewers are leaving in droves, and are being shut out of mainstream discourse on facebook and twitter. A taste of what the dissidents have known for a long time.
    An important reminder of the fragility of democracy. As the public flounder for new information resources, they are primed for the ‘red pill’: genetic affiliation is more durable than memory, and is a more stable frame of reference than republics. Social unrest is imminent. Wittingly or unwittingly, people will seek refuge among those most like them.

  9. Gerg Nosnhoj
    Posted November 11, 2020 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    What happened to not voting?

    • Altitude Zero
      Posted November 11, 2020 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

      Personally, I’ve never favored that – if nothing else, voting gets us in touch with our numbers and power. How many time have you seen the number “71 million of us!” bandied about by Trumpers? A lot of people who have felt isolated for a long time are suddenly realizing that there are enough of us to make up a good sized, respectable, powerful nation, if we want. That’s worth voting, right there IMHO. Opting out is passive, “Benedict Option” loser stuff. If nothing else, make the b*stards cheat out in the open to beat us! How many million whites have been red-pilled in the last week? A lot, I’ll bet…

      • Anonymous
        Posted November 13, 2020 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

        The question is, red-pilled about what? Suppose hundreds of people started marching through the streets, claiming the elites are corrupt and incompetent and that we need radical change in the system if we are to survive. Would you applaud them? And oh yeah, they love Greta Thumberg. Getting people riled up and angry at the elites is no path forward if they’re just gonna replace the current system with something just as dumb. What’s the message of Trumpism? That it will all be fine and dandy if we can just keep this loudmouth in the white house. I call that putting people to sleep, not waking them up.

        Take the following example: here in California, we just rejected restoration of AA. Right-wing people have it probably 1/100th of the attention the Presidential campaign did, despite California’s votes going to Biden being a foregone conclusion. I don’t think anyone’s arguing “do nothing.” Politics is worth doing, but the Presidential election, with the candidates on offer? Not so much.

    • Ian Smith
      Posted November 11, 2020 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

      I did a write-in for Tulsi Gabbard. I couldn’t stomach Trump’s bragging about being more soft on crime than Biden, the platinum plan pandering, and so on. Biden is disgusting, so I did a protest vote.

  10. Vehmgericht
    Posted November 11, 2020 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    It has been reported that President Trump was bitterly disappointed that Mr Netanyahu had neither endorsed his reelection campaign nor afterwards refrained from immediately recognising Mr Biden as President-elect.

    After the very solicitous attitude of the Trump Administration towards the State of Israel’s territorial grievances, as illustrated by moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, winking at the annexation of the Golan Heights and issuing the rather one-sided Kushner Peace Initiative, not to mention the apparently very warm relationship between the two leaders, this must have come as a shock.

    I therefore ask, is it possible to discern a certain naïveté in President Trump, especially in matters of geopolitical Realpolitik?

    • Peter Quint
      Posted November 12, 2020 at 7:14 am | Permalink

      Let’s not forget his: Defending Nancy Pelosi from the “hateful five,” ( I think that was what they were called); his pronounced genuflecting at Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s funeral; his brokering of the “Abrahamic Accords;” and his calling of Netanyahu after one of the presidential debates to let Netanyahu know that Biden would not have gone for some deal (was it the Kushner Peace Initiative, or the Abrahamic Accords, or are they the same thing?).

  11. Gerald James McManus
    Posted November 11, 2020 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    A totally stolen leftist election sweep should mark the end of “Let’s just get along politics”. The rise of an organised general rebellion could well ensue. When Lincoln arrived in D.C. in March, 1861 he called for volunteers to come to Washington. We may well hear similar calls from both camps as Trump exits the capital and the relentless Marxists get both foul feet in the door.

  12. Trumpnat
    Posted November 11, 2020 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    The wignats are out there saying that thanks to them Trump “lost support with whites.” This is based on questionable exit polling. The reality is Trump picked up 10m votes, most of them white.

    • Corday
      Posted November 12, 2020 at 9:02 am | Permalink

      This very site has provided evidence to the contrary. The only group he lost support with relative to 2016 was white men. That was commensurate with their election strategy.

    • Nanara
      Posted November 12, 2020 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

      10M? Did that hurt when you pulled it out of your ass? “Trumpnat” makes as much sense as “Capitalist Communist” or “Judeo-Christian.”

      I remember just one year ago when everyone and their cousin was tripping over them-self to endorse Andrew Yang. I’ve got to wonder if what happened between then and now is people saw that there’s more money to be made in pandering to the MIGA crowd.

  13. Rhodok
    Posted November 12, 2020 at 4:33 am | Permalink

    “The fault is not his supporters’. The fault is our own. We simply need to work harder to persuade more people of the necessity of more radical solutions.”

    I believe you are short changing (y)ourself here.
    But then, I believe that it is impossible to convince people. They will come, but at their own leisure, i.e. as directed by their own real-life experiences in their own bubble.

    In the end, we cannot do much more than simply being here, ready to help them along when they come.

    • Sordello
      Posted November 12, 2020 at 9:32 am | Permalink

      Just being there is a wonderful thing because people can and do come looking. The problem for 2021 onwards will be that ‘just being there’ will become extremely difficult as tech censorship rachets up.

  14. Afterthought
    Posted November 12, 2020 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    There is no halting and reversing it.

    We have to separate.

    And we have to do it quickly.

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