Recently, we’ve heard about the rise of fascism in the American political system.
Oh wait, Trump and the Republican Party have a majority in the federal
government and the political left is acting like crybabies.
The true patheticness was on display on TBS’ “Full Frontal with
Samantha Bee.” From blaming the victory on racism to collectively blaming all
White Americans, Bee
shows that anyone can be a talentless hack.
When Time Magazine named Trump as “Man of the Year,” the comparisons to
Hitler’s cover in 1938 were
pundits are quick to criticize Trump’s Wall Street selections, when they turned
a blind eye to such picks under the Bushes, Clinton and Obama.
Yet we need to go further than a basic summation or outline.
The media, political and social classes are criticizing majority Republican
rule as “fascist,” due to their misguided belief that any right-wing views
are “dangerous.” Yet the Republican Party has failed on all of its
platforms since the end of the Second World War. If we separate Trump as a
populist, nationalist or “national
conservative,” what defines the rest of the right?
Paul Gottfried and Justin
Raimondo, the post-war American Right does not constitute a legitimate
conservative movement. The infusion of ex-leftists and communists, alongside an
interventionist foreign policy, has destroyed the old right.
Let’s go further than that and suggest that the American Right is a faux-pas
that doesn’t represent a full-fledged right-wing ideology or conservatism.
To many on the European New
such an argument would be seen as valid since the US was founded on separate
principles from traditional European society. With Trump as the President, and
the rise of nationalist and populist movements around the world, what does this
mean? And more importantly, can a new right, or authentic right, emerge?
According to a recent article by the Daily
Mail, Generation Z has shown more conservative traits than previous
generations. It can be viewed that members of late Generation Y and Z are more
to the right than before. Rejecting years of leftist dogma, they instead seek
something different and alternate.
Or they could have been sick of their brother’s Nu-Male
mentality or their sister’s
If this trend can be viewed as part of a broader shift, can a new political
right emerge in the same context as the New Left formed during the 1960′s? And
if so, will such a shift prove a shock further than the reality of a Trump
victory. To quote one Toryblr member,
“This is like the 60′s but for non-degenerates.”
Without a doubt, this is a time to be alive.