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Kevin MacDonald: “A Corrosive Loss of Confidence”

Ron Brownstein’s latest suggests that a political crisis is on the horizon, spurred by the disaffection of White voters and possibly leading to revolutionary stirrings and a movement toward a third party (“A Corrosive Loss of Confidence“).

Even as voters prepare to send more Republicans to Washington, polls show that Americans are not enthusiastic about the GOP. Indeed, the arc of disillusionment spreads beyond the two parties to virtually every major American institution. If November’s election allowed Americans the opportunity to fire not only members of Congress, but also the nation’s entire public and private leadership class, they might take it. This deep, broad, and visceral discontent is a recipe for social and political volatility.

Whites are more alienated from both major parties than non-Whites. Brownstein proposes that this is solely due to the economic downturn. I suspect that White disaffection also involves racial anxiety about the non-White future. Non-Whites doubtless feel optimistic about the long-term future in a White-minority America, even if their present circumstances are difficult.

There is an apocalyptic tone to Brownstein’s essay—a belief that our new elite is out of touch with the great majority of Americans, that revolution may be just around the corner, and that third parties may be swept into power:

If polls existed just before the French Revolution, they might have returned results such as these. They point toward a widely shared conviction that the country’s public and private leadership is protecting its own interest at the expense of average (and even comfortable) Americans.

Because he sees the economic downturn as central, Brownstein sees a successful third party as headed by “a non-politician with a problem-solver pedigree” who is seen as able to turn the economy around.

He may be right, but the American Third Position believes that a prime mover of White disaffection is racial anxiety—amplified by the recession and by the perception that elites are completely out of touch with the interests and attitudes of the great majority of Americans. Good examples of the latter are recent court rulings that nullify popular sentiment on issues like the Arizona immigration law and California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Indeed, today’s op-ed page in the  LA Times shows the divide. The pro-homosexual marriage piece piously defending the courts and the anti-homosexual marriage piece emphasizing the undemocratic nature of the ruling: The “people’s will” was violated.

There is a feeling of powerlessness—that even strong majorities don’t matter anymore. And that is indeed what revolutions are made of.

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  1. kari says:

    "Non-Whites doubtless feel optimistic about the long term future in a White-minority America"

    Of course many do. However, as the saying goes, be careful what you ask for because you just might get it , applies to non-Whites. America became a success because of White ingenuity. That is a simple truth. Non-Whites come to America because they are unable to make a success of their own countries. However, when the number of non-Whites gets to be a majority and Whites are no longer running America, non-Whites will simply turn America into what they left behind and the whole country will sink into 3rd world status. The wealth that Whites created will also disappear.Non-Whites think they will simply take over what Whites created and enjoy the wealth, however the opposite will happen.

  2. JamesinUSA says:

    White people should be afraid,very afraid. If not for themselves ,than for their childrens futures in a country whose media, educational system, and even their very own government are daily demonizing white folks for every dysfunctual aspect of non-white society, including the plethora of disparities that exist that has nothing to do with white 'racism' ,but rather a lack of assimilation and a willingness for minorites to meet whites half way in trying to forge a common bond amongst our peoples. Multiculturalism and Diversity is nothing but devisiveness, and achieves nothing in maintaining a united people.

  3. rumrunner says:

    Basic to understanding EthnoNationalism is knowing the difference between a nation (a people, a tribe, a race) and a state (a government, political power structure). Every nation innately desires and seeks a state of its own. A nation is loyal to the state so long as it reflects and protects the nation's interests. In multinational states, minorities are more loyal to their nations than to the state. As Americans of European descent grow more aware that the state is hostile to their interests and that hostility is based solely on their skin color, they will coalesce and solidify as a nation. Although most can not articulate it, in an amorphous and leaderless way, the "overwhelmingly white" attendants of the Tea Parties and Glen Beck's rally are protesting the state's hostility to their race. They are ripe for A3P membership.

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