Is a Reactionary Movement Sustainable?
Analyzing the right's behavior towards current events.
The current state of the Republican party is undoubtedly a reactionary one. With a lack of federal power and broad inactivity on the state level, our political movement has essentially been reduced to regurgitating headlines to bring more eyes to our cause. That cause, however, is essentially the art of being against whatever the left is doing that day. Between the censorship of Kanye West and others, the transing of the kids, and the crippling economy, our most recent issues in nationwide politics boil down to the fight for the illusive democracy that we don’t have. Our 24/7 news cycle and ever-decreasing attention spans make acting like reactionaries that much more tempting. We do this because we are not united as an ideology or coalition. Inner turmoil is no stranger to our party, which in all fairness is to be expected when a new faction of political outsiders have risen in popularity. The old guard is holding on for dear life, petrified by the America First movement that Donald Trump created.
Caught in the midst of this struggle for institutional power is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. He’s a career politician that despite agreeing with most of our ideals, is in fact controllable by the heads of our party. He is widely viewed as Trump’s successor, whether he runs for the 2024 or 2028 cycle. The great debate within our base is if that time will be next year or after Trump is ineligible to run again. The correct answer is a resounding no to the idea of replacing Trump, especially not when he has a much more personal vendetta against the bureaucratic class and deep state. I and many others find it difficult to imagine DeSantis meaningfully going out of his way to target the establishment political class or foreign intervention in our government. His entire career has been building towards working at the highest level of office, needless to say alongside the satanic powers that be. With more whispers appearing of his intentions to challenge Trump in the 2024 primary, his supporters in the conservative political machine (mostly controlled opposition themselves) have decided to blow up the above video from Trump’s latest Pennsylvania rally.
While touting his widespread approval within the base, he lashed out and called DeSantis a mean nickname. Oh, the horror. I myself am not aware at this time of why that word choice was used, but regardless, the reaction is always larger than the story itself. Fox News immediately set in motion to boost their guy. It would seem against their self-interest to support DeSantis over Trump, but the executives at the top do not represent the vast majority of their base. They do not understand the concept of loyalty. This brings us to the reactionaries. So many right-leaning people have and continue to flip the switch in their head and started swinging on Trump for the tiniest reasons. Many claim this will have some sort of ripple effect and cost us close elections for the midterms. I would challenge them to find one person who will either not vote or switch their party affiliation because of this two second quip. This is where we are though. People get angry almost as quickly as they forget what upset them in the first place. To explain this phenomenon, I would point to social media shortening our attention spans, unhealthy lifestyles clouding our better judgment, and those same lifestyles catching up with our race to steadily lower the IQ of our population.
The hard pill to swallow is that everybody is indeed affected by the regressing gene pool. Imagine where the smartest members of our generation would be today if they were able to reach their potential. The upcoming midterms have exposed for months now just how zombified even the “intellectuals” are. One or more unfavorable polls will come out and it’s as if the doomsday clock went off. The most active members of the base are consistently ready to doom and worship DeSantis out of a false sense of pragmatism, which is the key to their reactionism. Because he has been able to successfully defend Florida from the Biden regime, they view him as the most fit for wielding federal power. It could also quite possibly boil down to personal grudges against Trump and his personality, but I would attribute the diehard support for DeSantis to be a cry for a unified party. We know DeSantis plays ball with every wing of the party with appeal to independents. That is very good for him electorally, but at the end of the day you aren’t getting the same product.
Thankfully, not everyone is terminally online. This keeps Trump out of any real primary threat, as it would be political suicide to run against him in a primary from the left or supposed right. We have confirmed that the most active in our movement are stuck scouring for polls and throwing fits over jokes. This type of reactionary movement would not be able to sustain itself if everyone exemplified the level of dysfunction displayed by our representatives in the space. The left has no morals. We know this. They also do not have the loyalty problem, as they excommunicate their politicians, friends, and family alike if they step out of line. It creates a fear of retribution for not thinking or acting right. Rather than replicate their positions or tactics, our goal must be to essentially kill the marketplace of ideas within the right and develop an echo chamber of Christian morality. As many of us as possible should be living the same healthy lifestyle, enough to have it be associated with our worldview. Crafting political stereotypes is no easy task, but it has been done with the crowds of blue-haired women and men who regularly wear suits.
In the meantime, we have many statewide elections to look forward to. Republicans will be dominating both the house and senate races, with many interesting governor positions up for grabs. First we focus on winning, then we must set a course of action. Trump needs to announce he is running, and we need a complete plan for when we take back the White House. While his first term was a resounding success pre-Covid, there was no comprehensive plan upon entering office. Republicans in office didn’t expect him to have a chance, but by all means it is different now. Winging it worked for quite awhile, but imagine our full potential. The snakes in the grass are visible, and there must be plans to fill the thousands of government positions that Trump vowed to gut. With a complete plan and all three branches of government, we will implement changes that will not be overruled upon a transition of power, and we will finally fight the culture war from the legislative bench with all guns blazing.
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