In the past, many years ago, I was a subscriber to National Review. I never much cared for Rod Dreher, who then termed himself a “crunchy conservative” – for all intents and purposes, a variation of Dubya’s “compassionate conservative”. Seeing how successful the latter was, I guess I should be proud I saw through the crunchy shtick.
So, Mr Dreher apparently moved on to something called The American Conservative, yet another site promoting conservatism for nice people. There was a link on Vox Day’s site to a recent post by Mr Dreher, Re-Tribalizing America, which was excerpted and re-titled by Vox to The #MilRight is inevitable.
I intended on blogging about this some days ago, but in the meantime, Mr Dreher’s article has been referenced and mentioned in various places, including Instapundit. So, the following thoughts are heading towards the mainstream; I’m posting the same quotes as Vox.
Middle-class male culture, at least white male culture, doesn’t know how to nurture a healthy masculinity. The middle-class white American church certainly doesn’t. Eventually, the provocations of Social Justice Warriors, especially when they are race-based, is going to empower the militant whites, especially those drawn to pagan masculinity, and they are going to do what the rest of us would not do: Fight. This, because the best — that is, those who want peace, civility, and tolerance — lack all conviction to defend the conditions under which we can have those things against their enemies.
Trump is a vulgar, crass, alpha-male brute. But he doesn’t care what SJWs and liberals say about him. He fights, and sometimes fights as dirty as they do. That’s not nothing. White liberal middle-class society and many bourgeois conservatives have demonized within themselves, collectively and individually, the instinct that would have given them the strength to fight civilization’s enemies on the Left and on the Right.
It is very interesting to read comments from someone, who admits to being much like pacifists and gun-control types; who admits to needing those who will do the dirty work he will not.
The answer to this racist SJW garbage is not to embrace white supremacy! But without a forceful, effective, unambivalent response to the unhinged militant left, sooner or later the forces of white supremacy are going to organize the dispossessed, demoralized, chaotic white rabble, and the SJWs, as well as the Washington elites, aren’t going to know what hit them. God knows I’m not saying I want this to happen, but I think it probably will happen if we continue on this current trajectory. Slouching rough beasts and all that. It’s Weimar America.
Dreher can’t just admit it, tho’ without including a weasely zing about “white supremacy”. As Vox responds:
The answer isn’t white supremacy because white supremacy simply isn’t true. Whites are not superior, but whites are the only tribe willing and able to maintain Western civilization because they are the only tribe that truly values it. The answer for those who support Western civilization, regardless of sex, color, or religion, is to embrace white tribalism, white separatism, and especially white Christian masculine rule.