Curiouser and Obscuriouser
A number of curious people have stumbled upon the AltLeft recently and written about it. I don’t normally respond to these kinds of posts, because they are typically coming from such a confused perspective that there’s nothing to really engage with. Anyway, I appreciate that good people are taking an interest in us even if they don’t agree, and I did want to address a couple of things in this piece, so I will go ahead and give it a whirl…
The “Alt Left” seems to me – if such a movement does exist – to be mostly a bizarre product of extreme left-wing Postmodernist ethnic-racial identity politics, except – and here is the key – applied to white people.
These are Western white people who have been brainwashed in Postmodernist and Social Justice Warrior identity politics, but suddenly transform into supporters of white identity politics.
This just isn’t true(the second paragraph anyway.) Mostly we’re people who bought into the idea of a “color blind” society and rejected social justice warrior politics from the beginning, but at a certain point realized we were being scammed. Other groups pursue their tribal interests unapologetically and opportunistically exploit the altruism of naive, egalitarian minded whites. Meanwhile, whites who never cared much about racial identity before(except maybe on a subconscious or intrinsic level) are becoming wise to a reality of being cornered into acting in their collective interests. Egalitarianism is a bust, and it’s time to look out for our own first. White people still say things like “I don’t care about race. I believe in viewing everyone as an individual.” Okay cool, but guess what? No one else cares. Other than a handful of barely-influential outliers like Thomas Sowell, only white people think in terms of color blindness. More and more, the multicultural future looks less like the 1970’s Battlestar Galactica bridge with Commander Adama and Colonel Tigh and more like the Night of the Fires in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.
The author goes on to say:
That is the logical end of Postmodernist identity politics, if it were consistently applied and not gripped by such a hatred of white people. And, even worse, this Alt Left movement could then morph into a type of left-wing fascism.
We can only dream. A “fascism” minus the sexual puritanism, regressive traditionalism and aggressive imperialism would be okay by me. Sounds like party central actually. Identity politics is the future as long as multiracial societies exist. Identitarianism has almost always been the reality and isn’t really something uniquely associated with “postmodernism.” Egalitarianism(despite lofty rhetoric) has been the exception, not the norm. The “blank slate” subscribers are the brainwashed ones. Some of these people just need a dose of HBD.
“I am generally interested in the ‘other’. It’s the same thing with blacks. First, they were colonized, and later everyone acted as if they were just as we are. Of course, a black person can wear glasses and a watch, but this doesn’t make us the same.” – Jean-Luc Godard