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The Fear of Radicalization 

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We are living in remarkable times in which historic events have become so commonplace that they are forgotten within weeks. That won’t be the case for January 6, 2021. There is no going back to more peaceful times, and the hysterical mainstream media is correct in that January 6 is going to prove to be a 9/11-style Rubicon.

Many reading my words today are dyed-in-the-wool dissidents who already know the score. We’ve been documenting the decline of the American Empire for years, if not decades. Undoubtedly there are many others, thousands of social conservatives and libertarians, for whom the events of last week were a slap in the face. These people will be looking for palatable answers, reasonable explanations, and guidance as the coming days of tyranny unfold.

If you are reading this essay and confused by recent events, bewildered as to why the cowardly GOP turned against their own base, then please read on with an open mind. I too was once a “conservative” with a libertarian streak. I believed in the rhetoric of personal responsibility, meritocracy, and limited government. In most ways, I still do. My views have evolved but they have not betrayed my core principles. What has changed is the integrity of our so-called “conservative” leadership.

In Right-wing political dissident circles, you will often hear such language as “conservatives have conserved nothing.” If you think long and hard about this, you will have no choice but to accept that it is true. Year after year, our phony Republican establishment offers tepid, timid resistance to every new, “progressive” agenda of the far Left. For every pet social justice project that is hoisted upon the American people, the GOP, led by bought-and-paid-for RINOs, exists only as a speed bump instead of an impenetrable barrier.

They are traitors, one and all. Their treachery is worse than that of the Democrat, for at least the Democrat stands strong for their constituents and never relents in their pursuit of power.

It is clear that our ruling class is the enemy, but I offer that this must be a time of self-reflection, of personal evaluation and evolution. Sometimes it is we who are our own worst enemy. To acknowledge our own weaknesses is to overcome them. To recognize the inherent vulnerability of our own positions is ultimately to strengthen our resolve and to perhaps win this war, this assault on our freedoms.

What is conservatism, exactly? What basic characteristics define the conservative? And why does conservatism fail, each and every time? Moreover, why do people continue to cling to this label? Why do we not jettison such a weak position in favor of something new? When Donald John Trump was elected to office in 2016, he was handed both chambers of Congress and a supposedly “conservative” SCOTUS. Yet he was met with nothing but resistance from his own party, his supposed allies. Why?

Setting aside the obvious corruption that exists in Washington DC, there is a deeper explanation that speaks to the underlying nature of the conservative personality type. We must recognize this flaw in ourselves today. We must root out this weakness that characterizes us all with a sense of urgency. We don’t have much time. This assault on our freedom has just begun.

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Fear of what is perceived as “radical” is easy. A tendency to “conserve” has less to do with upholding strong traditional and moral values for which one is willing to sacrifice, and more to do with not wanting to fall outside of the realm of thought that is perceived as “respectable.”

The society we live in has been defined by neoliberalism for at least half a century. Furthermore, beliefs that were widely held and acceptable as late as the 1990s have recently been declared “evil” and “white supremacist” by the Sanhedrin who wield ultimate power in our society. If you are reluctant to accept the new morality of the 21st century, then you must learn to accept that your position is considered “radical” now, and that polite society has no place for you.

But what is “polite society” anyway? To be certain, it is not what it was in the 1950s, 1960s, or even the 1990s. It isn’t the nuclear family. It isn’t respected spiritual leaders. It isn’t honest politicians and helpful law enforcement officers. Who, then, are our moral “betters?” Who are the people that are steering this boat?

Look around you at the materialistic, narcissistic, self-indulging people that you interact with every day. Some, no doubt, are friends and family. They are not all bad people, but most of them are lost souls. If you are afraid to step out-of-bounds and say something controversial, you must know that many of your friends and family are literally mortified by such thoughts.

Average people tend to hold average opinions. Ideas outside of this window are deviant, and holding them makes one a radical. Our society has suppressed radical thought on the far Right for decades, but embraced the ideas of the radical Left. This has led to an unnatural condition where what was once a radical-Left position only half a century ago has now become mainstream, and thus acceptable by the average person holding average opinions.

These average people are now the captains of this sinking ship. The democratization of our culture is nearing full completion. It is a culture driven by the whims of median consumers and easily-manipulated sheep rather than exceptional men and women of courage and integrity.

Why has this happened? It is only the so-called conservative who truly fears “radical” ideas. Once the ideas of the Left have become mainstream, that tendency to fear radicalization forces the conservative to adopt the newly accepted views that society at large has embraced.

If there is one thing to understand about this phenomenon it is this: it is purely a social phenomenon. It has nothing to do with right and wrong, with good or bad. It is entirely a product of our desire to adapt and be liked by others. This is why pop culture and fashion trends keep most of us fixated on the latest gadget, mindless rap song, or a popular brand of athletic shoes.

After the events of January 6, I had occasion to have a conversation with a coworker. This man was at one point a “Trump supporter.” I do not know what event led to his change of heart, but I know that he strongly objected to the Patriots who stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday. He decried Trump for “staging a coup.” He could have just as easily seen the last 4 years of never-ending impeachment hearings and pearl-clutching over Trump’s every move as an “attempted coup.” He could have chosen to believe the “Russian collusion” hysteria to be a tactic of insurrection. Why did January 6 appall him, but a solid year of Antifa and BLM riots didn’t?

My coworker did not support the Antifa and BLM riots, and said as much in our conversation. The perceived radicalization of the Left is just as scary as the radicalization of the Right. The only difference here is proximity. As someone who voted for Trump, it was Right-wing radicalization that scared him the most. His fear of social ostracism forced him to seek shelter in the dead center of the bell curve of opinions. Men such as this are completely house-broken. They will never be agents of change. They will never be leaders. They will never be more than whiners and complainers who ultimately accept the power of the Left with nothing more than meek criticism. They are nothing more than speed bumps.

This is the nature of the “conservative Right.”

If you are reading this, you have come to the right place. Open your mind. Shed that fear of radicalization. Embrace what you know to be true. This is the path to victory.

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  1. Memebro
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    For the True Conservative™️, the “radical left” is simply anyone who behaves “radically”. They do not believe a “radical right” even exists. This is why so many have taken the bait on the “the rioters were ANTIFA” narrative.

    But take heart, this is changing. For many, those rose colored glasses about the temperance of their right-leaning peers have faded, if not shattered.

  2. MBlanc46
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    Most of our soi-distant conservatives aren’t interested in conserving anything. They’re full-bore supporters of—or bought-and-paid-for shills for—globalization. That globalization destroys the American middle- and working-classes is no skin off their noses. They’re doing very well, thank you very much.

  3. J.K.
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    This is a good “Welcome, newcomer” article.

    For some time now I’ve copy/pasted the CC url in videos’ comment sections at YT. Sometimes the link is to the Home page, sometimes to the About page, sometimes to a specific relevant-to-topic article.

    This article might be a good one to link to in certain cases in the future. And a link at the bottom of this article itself–to the About page and/or the Case for Racial Divorce article(s)–I believe, could help the seeker know where to go next.

  4. New America
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the wonderful article, indeed it has packed wisdom in every sentence.

  5. HamburgerToday
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    This is a good essay. We are now seeing the fruits of a ‘principled conservatism’ created by people who live in think-tanks and NGOs and play no role in the culture. Our enemies ‘own’ the culture at this point and the normal White person’s urge to ‘fit in’ is going to increasingly work against White survival.

    Thankfully, our racial enemies are making ‘White’ a target and encouraging the creation of the movement they claim to be fighting.

    By the way, ‘radical’ comes from the Latin word radix meaning ‘root’. A ‘radical’ is, typically, someone who is seen as attacking a position ‘at the root’, but it could also mean someone whose position is ‘rooted’ in a way that other positions are not. In the latter notion of ‘radical’, American conservatism was, for a very long time, quite radical. But, libertarianism attacked the White root from which that conservatism grew and it withered.

    Now, we’re having to reconstruct the root of normal, everyday White lifeways — ‘conservatism’ — from ‘White’ and it’s hard.

  6. CursedSaladFan
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    You missed a significant part of it:

    What the average conservative really wanted to conserve is not ideals and values, but his lifestyle and comfort.

    The biggest reason even boomers are rising up is because their lifestyle is no longer possible. That’s why they never cared for the ideological war on whites. But now that Biden straight up says he will give money to non-whites, they care.

    Fat average conservatives are really just blacks with better gadgets in a way.

  7. fenterlairck
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    As George Lincoln Rockwell said, ‘a National Socialist fights to defend his race. A conservative fights to defend his money.’

    Also, Lord Salisbury said ‘the use of conservatism is to prevent change until it becomes harmless.’

  8. Weave
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Superb article. “Their treachery is worse than the Democrat…” By FAR. My hatred for McCain (may he be burning in Hell) has always been way more intense than my hatred for any Democrat. Remember how the Dems and the media treated GW Bush for all those years, then we discover he just loves them all and hates Trump? That shit is EVIL. And now, every Republican who betrayed us after November 3rd should be the first to go.

  9. SecretSocrates
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Radicalized by cold wind and snow; ice cold lakes and biting insects; hard moonshine; campfire embers; gray skies like mackerel skins; and savages wilding; my wilding is cold and calculating, it has no bottom, it is incomprehensible, and divinely inspired. Radical? I laughing through yellow broken teeth and impossibly blue eyes.

  10. Afterthought
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    The Enemy is panicking.

    Advance the line.

  11. Captain John Charity Spring MA
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    “Wait! It was a Qtard/Lady MAGA/Veteran/Platinum Plan/Throuple Divorcee/Militia Mob? ”

    “Always was!”

    Inauguration day will be a bloodbath if true.

  12. Petronius
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    “The democratization of our culture is nearing full completion.”

    That’s an unfortunate phrasing, especially if you want to address normies. Those have rather the very justified feeling that our culture is less democratic and more authoritarian than before, and democracy has been rigged into a lose-lose-game for them. They’re angry about a lack of democracy, not because of too much of it.

    • Memebro
      Posted January 12, 2021 at 4:53 am | Permalink

      If I may interject here.

      First, I don’t think cultural democratization equates to political democratization. They intersect, but they aren’t the same thing.

      Secondly, I think this article is about adapting the will of the people toward accepting times that will require radical measures. We are not going to “democracy” our way out of this. The “stop the steal” rallies were, to a degree, a cope. Sure, there was widespread fraud. Enough to make a difference? That’s impossible to say when we have a totally corrupt government in place which has no desire to honestly pursue the truth.

      But all of this is just mental masturbation, because the “steal” has been an ongoing process for the last 5-6 decades. Demographic displacement has turned “democracy” into a clown show in which white men have been completely robbed of all representation. We don’t need to soothe conservatives with pacifying rhetoric about muh principles and muh democracy. We need to present the bitter truth to these people that civil conflict along with strong, right wing authoritarianism, even if only temporary, is the only antidote for the leftist authoritarianism that has seized full power.

      We aren’t voting our way out of this.

  13. Bert Wells
    Posted January 12, 2021 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    The Capitol Hill event seems to be very much the Democrats Reichstag fire .They did not plan it but will exploit it to the hilt.Just as the Communists were blamed for the Reichstag fire in which in contrast to todays events nobody died so today it is Maga.All the Democrats enemies will now be lumped together and foolish Republican politicians who go along with it will eventually meet the same fate as their equivalents did in Germany.With their now total power over American Government and Big Tech the Democrats can now bring in whatever equivalents to the Enabling Act that they can think up.If more violence is provoked the Insurrection Act backed up with the FBI and Military will provide suffient force to crush any opposition.Americas democratic allies will also provide a chorus of approval to whatever action is taken.

  14. SRP
    Posted January 12, 2021 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    “The democratization of our culture is nearing full completion.”

    It is the minocratization of our culture that is nearing full completion.

    “Democracy” is the dictatorship of the numerical majority. “Minocracy” is the dictatorship of a multitude of agitated, self-selected aggrieved minorities. Minocracy is the government we have been and are getting now.

    The United States was a true democracy from 1787 to 1861. A Minocracy thereafter.

    We owe our allegiance to the original American Democracy, and no allegiance to anything after 1861.

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