I’ve recently discussed the combination of Alt-Right and Alt-Left into an Alt-Center synthesis but it has been increasingly brought to my attention that elements of the alt-right already show support for issues such as single-payer healthcare. I was skeptical when commenter Nulle Terre Sans Seigneur told me that Spencer’s group and Counter-currents embraced “leftist” policies. I figured it might just be a few outliers. Then Robert Stark of Stark Truth Radio brought it up as well, pointing me to certain links. It appears that actual leaders such as Richard Spencer endorse these issues.
That this is new to me suggests they may downplay their position on this issue relative to others, knowing well it is still unacceptable and equated with evil “socialism” on much of the right. Or, it could be I tend to exclude individual personalities as noise from much of my analysis, preferring to look at trends and incentives. I took a closer look and found Spencer wrote a piece on the issue back in March when Ryancare was the topic of discussion and sure enough, a good proportion of his commenters were skeptical at best about his proposal with libertarian types as usual insisting on a return to “the free market.”
I can’t honestly say how much influence Spencer or writers for Counter-Currents actually have over the larger dissident right but they have already understood in which direction the natural synthesis of ideas lies. It comes as no surprise to me that Spencer seems to come from an upper middle class or higher background, a demographic that more typically produces alt-leftists or neo-reactionaries. As a fashion-conscious, city-dwelling socialite, who speaks with a faint lisp it seems in retrospect less surprising that his political views might be hybridized in some ways very similar to what I have anticipated.
The alt-nationalists will ultimately go in this direction as a whole. As whites steadily slip from being an overwhelming majority, their politics will increasingly resemble minority politics. In other words, leaders will be expected to bring back pork barrel rewards for their people at the expense of the other tribes. Little do triumphalists or defeatists watching demographic trends realize that a 40% white country where all whites are forced to bloc vote to survive will be paradoxically more formidable in politics than a 65% white population that’s deeply divided. As this shift occurs, single-payer healthcare will be tacitly understood as healthcare for whites first.
Just today, it has been decided a dismantling of Obamacare is finally to be discussed on the senate floor. Mainstream leftists are recoiling in horror that the party of rich corporate warhawks is taking away healthcare from ordinary people. It cannot even be explained to them within their egalitarian world view where the popular support for these measures derives. First universal systems of redistribution that are bleeding the remnants of the middle class dry have to be done away with so that wealth can be run through more protected channels. In countries where groups with 100 IQ or greater are in the minority, we see the emergence of parallel societies and institutions for emergent castes in the 3rd world style. The USA, unexceptional as ever, is in no way immune to the forces that affect everywhere else.
Abortion too is backed by Spencer and friends. This implacable rock on which culture warriors shattered themselves will be reinforced by the dissidents as tribes form, with the tacit understanding that its purpose is to restrict the fecundity of ethnic rivals and keep the dysgenic underclasses in check. The practical necessity of such measures as the struggle grows desperate will gradually discredit those misguided conservatives who still object.
The more intellectual alt-rightists are already thinking some years ahead. They are aware that a constituency with many ex-mainstream conservatives and libertarians isn’t ready to accept alt-centrist views just yet and may be gradually testing the popular mood until the time is right to push the discourse of their blogs into popular rhetoric.