I affiliate with the so-called Alternative Right because I find “progressivism,” with its liberal perfectionism, perverted inverted Christianity, and totalitarian pan-humanism to be an affront to my philosophical and spiritual sensibilities. And the Tim Wises and Noel Ingnatievs of the Left with their unbridled hostility to my ethnic identity married to their exaltations for diversity don’t exactly moderate that offense.
That said, the crash, penurious, and narcissistic sentiment of the Alternative Right gives my rationalization hamster quite a workout.
The essence of right-thinking, as we mean it, is Gemeinschaft. National community. And, yes, Community proper implies exclusion, and exclusion implies differences, and differences implies conflict.
Community proper is what was valued by the UN when it adopted Resolution 260 (III):
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
It is clear why the New right has embraced an atavistic sense. Liberalism, progressivism, cultural Marxism, and Leftism all define themselves in terms niceness. Because the New right opposes the destruction of Community, rejects progressive whiggery, and finds the Manichean “multicultural” moral-theology nauseating, it embraces the inverse sentiment:
That, of course, is a mistake. An alternative left is also needed. One that is ground in a tragic sense of life which accepts the beautiful ugliness of being and the rich dirtiness of man — (read: conflict happens, that’s the price of being) — and so does lust to re-engineer man and society in manic pursuit of some abstract ideality.