The alt-right grinds out political market share

Charlottesville exposed an inconvenient truth about multiculturalism. It is a lie. A country has only one culture, and while it may be orchestrated by a minority made up of oligarchs, it is expressed by the majority of the population.

Multiculturalism is seen by communities of color as a path to acceptance by the majority; a mechanism of inclusion. What minorities give up, especially people of African descent in America who call themselves black, is the exploration of their own histories as underpinnings for their own culture. Such an exploration may lead to abandoning the multicultural path and becoming a people going their own way.

For white nationalists, their reading of their history has lead to them to conclude that they prefer go their own way, away from the narratives and presence of ethnic minorities. They wish to be left alone in their own narrative, a narrative that doesn’t include anyone else.

I expect that they will fulfill or further actualize their perception. For all the attempts by the elite left to paint white nationalists as poor and ignorant, they likely have more capital and access to resources than most minorities and I expect them over the next 20 years to wield their advantages with more savvy and precision.

They don’t want to accept alternative cultures and in a couple decades, they won’t have to….

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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One Response to The alt-right grinds out political market share

  1. kenski2013 says:

    All white nationalists are not poor and/or ignorant, obviously. The question for me is: why can’t they accept people that are different than themselves? Blacks were freed from slavery in the country more than 150 years ago, and yet so many whites won’t accept them as human beings, with equal rights (equal protection under the law).

    Despite continued comments that in the not too distant future, whites will be less than 50% of the US population, situations like Charlottesville make it clear that many whites will not willingly accept a “minority” status!

    Back in the 1800s and 1900s people of European descent immigrated to the US, and given a couple of generations, pretty much assimilated into a single (white) culture. What made this somewhat easier, I think, is that they all came from a world that had a Judeo-Christian culture in Europe, so a fair amount of the underlying political and moral beliefs weren’t too far apart, and they were all sort of “white”. Many Blacks have accepted Christianity, but that alone has not helped them be accepted in the larger culture, largely because whites have tried to keep them down and out, and only recently has progress been made of at least some whites being more accepting of blacks. There are some minor cultural differences between blacks and whites in the US, but I don’t think these should be major deal breakers.

    I just finished reading Jonathon Haidt’s book, “The Righteous Mind”, in which he discusses how liberals and conservatives in the US differ in their moral beliefs. He talks a lot about group identity and its affects on how people believe and think about a lot of things, including morality and other groups. Strong group identity among conservatives may have something to do with their racial attitudes, as does their belief that the poor (blacks and whites) don’t deserve any special help–they’re poor, it’s their lot in life, it’s their problem.

    What Charlottesville really shows is how hard it is to change an old idea!

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