“Those familiar with Occidental Dissent, the brainchild of the neo-Confederate League of the South’s (LOS) Bradley Dean Griffin, might be confused as to why an avowed “Southern Nationalist” blog has spent the past few months championing Donald Trump.
Taking the views of the League –– a pro-secessionist organization –– at face value, it seems highly unlikely that any hardcore believer in their cause would go to bat for a presidential candidate, Republican or Democrat. …”
I admit it.
I like Donald Trump. Even though he is a Yankee, I think he is great. I think he is having an enormously positive impact on American politics. I would prefer that he win, but if he loses, he will have still left us off better than we were before. I’m supporting Donald Trump because as far as I am concerned he is a win-win for us.
Why would a Southern Nationalist support Donald Trump? For the same reasons that William Lowndes Yancey traveled across the North in 1860 proclaiming his love of the Union. From a Southern perspective, Donald Trump is the ultimate shit test. If Yankees can’t bring themselves to support Donald Trump, what does that say about them? Maybe it says they are unwilling or incapable of Making America Great Again or Taking Back America. If they can’t support the greatest man who has ever run for president in this country in our lifetimes, who can blame the South for wanting to secede from the Union?
Unlike his fellow fire-eater Robert Barnwell Rhett, William Lowndes Yancey understood that Southerners loved the Union and would only reluctantly embrace secession. Yancey looked for polarizing issues that could split the Union and found one in Stephen Douglas’s position on squatter sovereignty. He used squatter sovereignty as a wedge issue to destroy the Democratic Party which had blocked secession in 1850.
I think Donald Trump is our equivalent of squatter sovereignty. Either Donald Trump wins and mainstreams our views on a host of issues or he loses and destroys the Republican Party. What’s not to like? I think the Alt-Right had the right approach all along which was to support Trump as far along as he could go.
And no, I don’t support hiding out in a bunker or going the vantard militia route. I’m going to be more successful as a pundit than as a doomsday prepper. If Trump loses, why not use it to organize and agitate for a BREXIT-style independence vote?
Note: I’m not ready to write Trump off. I think a Trump victory is unlikely at this point, but we should wait until the polls settle. Regardless, I am voting for Trump and look forward to supporting his future endeavors. He took a great risk for us.
One more thing: I am not really hostile to Northerners and Westerners. I think Donald Trump is a positive development for them. Generally speaking, I support the growth of nationalism and populism everywhere: in Europe, North America, Australia/New Zealand. I’m don’t support petty nationalism.