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To Rubicon or Not to Rubicon

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So here’s a question.

If Donald Trump were to lose the 2016 election by a wide margin, and then decide to straddle a tank and cross the Rubicon with the most of the US military and civilian militias behind him, should the Alt Right support him?

This question is both serious and unserious. It is unserious because I don’t think Trump would ever do such a thing. Further, I really hope Trump doesn’t lose the election. And if he does lose, the last thing I want him to do is fashion himself as Orange Julius Caesar. I guess at this point I’m still naive enough to revere the Founding Fathers and the US Constitution and basically the United States as a nation as it was up to 1965. I would hate to see all that die. I would hate to see our country descend into tyranny. Furthermore, I would also hate to inhale the dust and rubble of the civil strife which would certainly follow such a brazen power grab. If Trump were to do something like that — as enticing as such an action may seem — what would happen to checks and balances and separation of powers and the Bill of Rights? What would happen to America? Well, your guess is as good as mine. And that’s scary, because I got nothing. In such a scenario, the future becomes a blank slate, determined mostly by Trump and his family and the one or two dozen men in his inner circle. Is such a scenario scarier than 4-to-8 years of Hillary?

Think about that before you answer.

I say this because the above question is also quite serious. As each day passes, it becomes less of an exercise in logic and ethics and more of a fork-in-the-road-with-history-at-our-backs kind of dilemma. We’re not at that point yet, thankfully, since white American men, even with reduced political influence, can still work and save money and raise families in first world conditions. We can still afford to live in places where there aren’t too many hostile minorities. We can still envision the America of the Founding Fathers, even if that vision is getting fuzzier each day.

But the day in which we won’t be able to recognize America as it was first intended will surely come. Here is the reasoning behind such a prediction.

  1. The Founding Fathers created a liberal democracy, the Constitution of which was very much the product of the Enlightenment. They were well-studied in great political thinkers such as Locke, Montesquieu, and others. They used the English Bill of Rights as a starting point, and took great pains to balance personal liberty with a strong central government.
  2. In their first immigration act in 1790, the Founding Fathers limited immigration to “free white persons of good character.” Clearly, the racially pluralistic concoction that America has become occurred againstthe wishes of the very men who put their lives on the line to form this country and then framed our Constitution.
  3. Since the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, which ensured political equality between blacks and whites, we have noticed how many non-whites (blacks and Hispanics, mostly) have shown little regard for Point 1 above. These people suffer from a disproportionate proclivity towards crime, which places many of them at odds with the idea of “liberty and justice for all” as stated in our Pledge of Allegiance. When they vote, it’s almost always to increase the power of the federal government in ways that would benefit them directly. In other words, liberty means less to them than largesse, so long as other people (read: whites) are forced pay for that largesse. They don’t care that such expenditures do greater economic harm than good. Further, when they actually participate in politics, they corrupt it with the kind of me-first attitude found most often in the governments of the Third World. They see politics primarily as a way to enrich themselves. Any glimpse at black-run municipalities, for example Detroit, MI, will put the lie to the idea that blacks and other non-whites share any affinity with the Founding Fathers.
  4. Since World War I at least, we have seen how large numbers of wealthy and influential American Jews have been encouraging non-white immigration into this country. Franz Boas may have given this its biggest push with his anthropological fictions of racial equality, but there were many, many others. Up until perhaps very recently, Jewish support for non-white immigration has been nearly unanimous. Kevin MacDonald dedicates an entire chapter to this topic in his Culture of Critique. In it, he quotes Nathan C. Belth in his 1979 history of the Anti-Defamation League as stating:

“In Congress, through all the years when the immigration battles were being fought, the names of Jewish legislators were in the forefront of the liberal forces; from Adolph Sabath to Samuel Dickstein and Emmanuel Celler in the House and from Herbert H. Lehman to Jacob Javits in the Senate. Each in his time was a leader of the Anti-Defamation League and of major organizations concerned with democratic development.”

Thus, it seems that American Jews have as much respect for Point 2 above and American blacks and other non-whites have for Point 1.

  1. After over a century of two very influential subsets of the American population working against the wishes of the Founding Fathers, we have come to the world we are in now. Government is more corrupt, more powerful, and more intrusive than ever before. Non-white Immigration is out of control. Violent crime is on the upswing. Islamic terror is on the upswing. And drawing any kind of racial connections here may get you labeled an extremist by one of the several Jewish-run civil rights organizations. There is clearly an unprecedented tide of racism rising against white people. Blacks and Hispanics have rioted to stop Trump rallies. Trump supporters have been beaten in the streets. It’s gotten so bad that Black terrorist organizations such as Black Lives Matter, which has received sanction from the White House, have offered allegiance to our nation’s external enemies, such as ISIS. This is the world that Hillary Clinton wishes to preserve, and this is the world Donald Trump wishes to save us from.

It doesn’t take a Nostradamus to figure out the direction in which this is all headed. In our near future, as our nation’s racial makeup continues to diversify, we are going to witness a complete break from the intent of the Founding Fathers. I do not trust the inheritors of Hillary Clinton to respect the freedom of speech of race-realist right wingers such as myself. I do not trust the inheritors of Barack Obama to respect the rights of whites in general to equal protection under the law. I do not trust the inheritors of the Jewish media and scholarly elites to respect the integrity of our borders and the ethnic and racial ties whites would like to share with one another. And I certainly do not trust the growing Muslim-American minority to not commit acts of terror and to not infringe upon our religious, intellectual, and social freedoms.

So let me ask again, in light of where we are headed, would Donald Trump’s crossing the Rubicon now be such a bad thing? Such an act would run counter to the desires of the Founding Fathers, true. But, as we have seen, so has the actions of so many of our minorities for over a century now. We seem to be heading away from our civic origins no matter what we do. Furthermore, the Founding Fathers crossed a Rubicon of their own, did they not?

I don’t think Donald Trump will lose the election, in which case this dilemma can be put off for some time. Between the Wall, deportations, and the so-called Muslim ban, the America of the Founding Fathers will continue to eke out its existence—at least until the next presidential election. On the other hand, if Trump does lose, I certainly hope he take his lumps like a man and walk back from that Rubicon (if he’s tempted to go there at all, which I doubt). Life is still too good to warrant revolution. But if history has taught us anything, it’s that life never stays good for long.

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We are headed towards a Morton’s Fork in the road. Some of us can see it in the distance now and some of us can’t. But it’s there, and it is coming up a lot more quickly than we would like. When we reach it, we will have a decision to make, and it will entail answering the serious/non-serious question above. To Rubicon or not to Rubicon? That is the question.

As much as I would like to see that question answered, I am still unspeakably grateful that we don’t have to answer it now.