This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at his Alt-Market.com site.
Editor’s Comment: More than anything, it seems that the system would love for the malcontents to either disappear altogether, or latch onto one of the existing platforms for ‘hope and change,’ even though the system is attempting to control all the inputs and outputs, and dictate the future.
The so-called deplorables are typically nothing more than freedom-loving individuals who refuse to submit to their own enslavement, and are not even remotely satisfied by the typical offering in the way of candidates and policies of control.
The “Deplorables” – Who We Are And What We Want
by Brandon Smith
In numerous articles over the past several years I have made observations on a rule of life that I strictly adhere to: that all social conflicts can be boiled down to the reality of two opposing groups — those people who want to control the lives of others, and those people who simply want to be left alone. You can read more about my philosophy on this in an article I published in 2014 titled ‘Why Is Independence So Frightening To Some People?’
The mainstream media and establishment institutions focused on propaganda will tell you that there are hundreds or thousands of dangerous cultural enclaves and ideologies out there that you should fear. They will tell tales of rage and suspicion between the rich and the poor, haves and have-nots, whites and blacks, gays and straights, academics and working class, believers and atheists, Muslims and Christians, Republicans and Democrats, Eastern nations and Western nations, etc. The establishment relies on these divisions as a rationale for the homogenization of cultures — they argue that if we erase borders, religion and sovereignty while enforcing multiculturalism and wealth redistribution, then these groups will have no reason to fight anymore and a Utopian fever orgy will be our inevitable reward. Yes, it sounds quite magical.
That said, I don’t hold any claims against any of these groups per se, as long as they respect my inherent and individual freedoms. If they are determined to impose their ideology on me through force, that is another matter entirely.
This is the only paradigm that actually matters in the end. All other paradigms are a means for the powers that be to pit the masses against each other. When you look at the world in this way, it is easier to let go of all the “sacred cows” and learned biases that blind us to the truth.
I don’t affiliate with Republicans, but I am happy to support a Republican that proves he or she has no interest in dictating my principles or my future. Same with a Democrat. Same with any black or white or brown person. Same with any gay or straight person. I really don’t care; stay out of my way and I’ll stay out of yours. Get in my way, however, and I will step on you. If you’re bigger than me, I’ll dislocate your kneecaps and then step on you. There is no despot so big that they are immune to the heel of a strategically placed boot.
This, I would say, is a defining principle behind those of us who make up the so-called “alt-right;” the people Hillary Clinton recently referred to as “the deplorables.” When describing this subculture of “miscreants” I often use the title of the “liberty movement.” We are defined and unified by our desire for a society based on the integral love of freedom and a fervent opposition to collectivism and totalitarianism. For this, we are called “deplorable.” But let’s extrapolate on that a little…
In our era, certain organizations have adopted a hard-line love affair with collectivism, and most of these groups today are allied with the far Left (socialist) side of the political spectrum. This includes “neo-conservatives” who have never been conservative and, just like the socialists, have only ever pursued policies of bigger and more intrusive political and cultural bureaucracy. Therefore, the paradigm of left vs. right now becomes tangible, because it is the left that seeks control, and the true right that wants to be left alone.
To clarify even further, people who actually understand the false left/right paradigm only mention it when they are referring to the political class. At the top of the pyramid and at the top of either major American party, there is no “Left”, or “Right”, there is only globalism. However, for average people there is indeed an ideological spectrum. This would not be such a problem except that at this time, it is people on the far LEFT of that spectrum that are in support of multiculturalism and globalization. They are the group scrambling for control over everyone else and they are the group with funding and legal support from the elitist establishment. Social justice lunatics and Black Lives Matter advocates have fashioned themselves as weapons for the elites. Therefore, in this way, they have made the left/right paradigm real for those at the bottom of the pyramid.
It’s interesting to me that the left, once considered the bastion citadel of rebellion against the machine, is now willingly diving head-first into the intestinal apparatus of the system to be mulched for fuel for the very same beast. It just goes to show you how easily these fraudulent paradigms can change and how easily groups can be co-opted when they are oblivious to their own weaknesses.
If you really want to know who we “deplorables” are it’s rather simple — we are the ones who refuse to participate in the operation of the machine. We are the cogs who refuse to cooperate. We will not grease the gears. We will not stoke the furnace. We will stop the whole damn thing in it’s tracks, because, for the sake of future generations, we must.
This is why we are hated by socialists, cultural Marxists and the general inbred animal farm of the progressive zeitgeist. We suggest that, in fact, not all steps forward are equal to “progress,” and not all progress is moral. We maintain that what progressives call “progress” is actually classic and archaic barbarism wearing the silky lingerie of of humanitarianism.
To assert that some progress is immoral is a sure way to trigger the modern collectivist left. They just can’t fathom that anyone sane would disagree with the grand schemes of multiculturalism and economic harmonization. We must be crazy. We must be violent and aberrant monsters. We must be filled with hate and racism and misogyny. We must be “dealt with.”
But here’s the deal…
The institutions and people so desperate to define the deplorables never actually ask us to define ourselves for the public record. They don’t WANT to hear what we have to say about ourselves. They prefer to construct straw men. It’s much easier to set fire to us that way.
Oh sure, they’ll interview us once in a while, but an interview does not constitute an honest record of anything. Just take a look at Bloomberg’s “interview” with Milo Yiannopoulos entitled The Pretty, Monstrous Face Of The Alt-Right in which they focus more on his salary, shopping habits and flamboyant homosexuality than his actual political or philosophical positions. And, yet again, they call on the Southern Poverty Law Center, the cultural Marxist propaganda arm of the establishment, to give their take on who Yiannopoulos is. Welcome to the club, Milo.
Even I have been approached in the past by mainstream outlets including the BBC and The Economist for such interviews. In the case of the BBC, I told them I would be happy to participate as long as I could bring my own video equipment to record the entire exchange. They agreed, then never called me back. I just ignored requests from The Economist; they are the rotting left ventricle of the heart of darkness.
These people have no intention of letting us speak for ourselves. They want to use us for ratings and then edit us into oblivion.
The media certainly won’t refer to us as “the liberty movement” or as freedom fighters or any other label that might find favor with the general public. Instead, they call us “populists,” which is a term with a decidedly fascist flavor to it. The truth is, the rhetoric of elitists in Europe and in the U.S. is that those against globalism and multiculturalism are legitimate fascists. If average people only understood the totalitarian leanings of your run-of-the-mill globalist they might find this accusation hilariously ironic.
Alan Greenspan calls us “crazies” who will undermine the U.S. system. Which is also ironic when you understand that it was Greenspan’s Federal Reserve that created the artificially low interest rate environment that initiated the derivatives bubble and credit crisis that has sealed America’s fiscal fate eight years later. Greenspan even admitted back in 2013 that the Fed knew there was a debt bubble and “missed the timing” in dealing with it. Yet, he blames us for America’s problems.
In the past these hucksters ignored us. We were a burgeoning movement rallying around marginalized figures like Ron Paul back then. It was better for them to pretend we didn’t exist.
Now, we seem to be everywhere — busting up the EU with the Brexit referendum, overwhelming Merkel’s political power base in Germany, and pushing Donald Trump into what I have argued since the primaries will be a sure entry into the White House. Now, all the full attention of the establishment is on us. Imagine that.
So, instead of listening to hypocrites and liars like those listed above, why not go to the source and ask a deplorable what we want. I’ll be happy to explain our goals in my next article in this series, and set out to identify the movement that seems to have dumbfounded the progressive left and globalist acolytes alike.
For now, I want to acknowledge that the rise of the deplorables does not necessarily ensure victory in the face of the elites. As I have mentioned many times since before the success of the Brexit, it is possible that the elites are trying to give traditional conservative movements enough rope with which to hang ourselves. That is to say, we are working to wrestle back control of a ship that is already sinking. They might just step aside as we mutiny because in the end, they don’t think it will matter. Let’s not kid ourselves that this fight will be anything other than long and painful.
Economically as well as socially, there is little chance of avoiding serious multiple crises over the course of the next few years. It seems to me rather convenient that the catalysts for these crises are boiling over at a time of great awakening for the conservative guard and the liberty minded. I do not think this is a coincidence.
This is why I repeatedly remind people that a successful Brexit vote or a Trump presidency might send a message, but they are not solutions. Do not be surprised if a Trump victory is followed by a global deluge of financial instability — instability that will be blamed on us.
The narrative is already being set. International financiers, central bankers and media personalities are consistently mentioning the great danger of the “populists.” They say the deplorables are going to destroy the world. This is nonsense, of course. The world has already been destroyed by the banking elite and their cronies, but, the average person doesn’t really grasp this. We have to educate them quickly because we are about to be targeted as scapegoats for one of the greatest engineered fiscal catastrophes of all time.
In my next installment I will examine a list of issues that are at the core of “the deplorables” and our shocking ascendance in the sociopolitical sphere. I will conclude by pointing out that every totalitarian action produces an equal and opposite reaction. The progressive left and the globalists have become so intoxicated with collectivist power and so abusive in their application of the government authority that they have chiseled from the public, that now, everyone hates them. Many people WANT to see the deplorables win. It’s not even necessarily about the viability of Trump. They just want to watch as the pretentious faces of social justice thugs twist in shrieking horror when Trump takes the Oval Office, or as Britain flips the bird to the EU, or as Europe breaks apart over the madness of forced refugee policies.
If anyone is to blame for the popular rise of the deplorables, it is the very leftists and globalists who despise us.