Conservative Rebellion:
A Brief Proposal for a
'Post-Alt Right' Movement

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Charlottesville was a watershed in that it brought white nationalism to national attention in America in both positive and negative ways. What follows is my view on the next necessary evolution of white nationalism in the United States.

Over the next five years or so, the Alt Right should seek to ally itself more explicitly with mainstream (but traditional) American conservatives within the GOP (and to a lesser extent, within the Democratic Party as well, and possibly also with sympathetic groups within third parties like the Libertarian Party). This is essential if the Alt Right is to expand its base, but paradoxically involves abandoning the Alt Right metapolitical label. I think, for all its strengths, the Alt Right is overly-intellectual and scholastic, and at the same time, risks being tarred as a student and young people's movement, rather than a mainstream movement interested in power. The American people want to vote for a movement that wants power. They want to support white nationalism, but need to vote for something they have confidence in. The Alt Right should appeal to young people, but at the same time, should broaden and popularise its base and aim for electoral success.

The new label I would propose is: 'Conservative Rebellion'. This aims in two important directions: 'Conservative' indicates an intention to mature and 'grow-up' as a movement and appeal to the broadest base possible, including non-racial but traditionalist elements of the Right, while retaining the essentials of white nationalism; at the same time, 'Rebellion' indicates something different and edgy, that should ensure that the movement continues to attract those who are a bit more radical and willing to undertake activism.

There may also be a role for an Alt Left (pro-white version) to coalesce with sympathetic groups within the Democratic Party and Green Party, where interests align - especially in areas such as industrial policy.

© August 2017 Tom Rogers