Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Return of the Right

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 numerous. Media 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?

To cite 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 Right, 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 vapid feminism.

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.

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