For some years now, I have been a big supporter of Nick Fuentes and his work.
By way of background, Fuentes is an American commentator of political, cultural as well as social issues–from a nationalist and traditionalist perspective. Banned from Facebook, YouTube, Dlive, and a host of other social media platforms, Fuentes has nonetheless continued to grow in influence. To date, the peak of this growth was seen in the second America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC) held on 27 February 2021. This conference was organised by Fuentes; it also featured high profile attendees including former US Congressman Steve King and current US Congressman Paul Gosar.
AFPAC, explictly inaugurated last year as a right-wing alternative to CPAC, was a genuinely conservative conference. This meant from a leftist perspective, there were various ways in which it could have been attacked–‘racist’, ‘sexist’, ‘homophobic’, etc.
This is what made the most notable attack on AFPAC, initiated by Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, all the more interesting. Maddow falsely claimed that Fuentes, an outspoken critic of the alt-right, favoured a “whites-only nation” and had held a “white nationalist conference.” Being accustomed to the tactics of the lying press, these distortions were of course unsurprising.
However, it was striking that Maddow chose to attack on the grounds of “racism” and “white nationalism,” when race was not even at the centre of AFPAC, nor does it underride the politics of Fuentes. While it was a political conference, AFPAC was predicated on religious themes, with speakers rebuking the current scourge of evil and pledging their loyalty to Jesus Christ. The loudest cheers of the night came when Vincent James, speaking to what underpinned the AFPAC movement, declared:
Despite the prominence of religious themes, in looking to inflict maximal damage on AFPAC, Maddow focused on ‘racism’ and avoided referencing God.
Exampled by this glaring omission from Maddow, a left-wing journalist, we can plainly discern the preferred modus operandi of the left: It wishes to frame the left-right clash as one of anti-racism vs racism, carefully contained within a materialist spectrum of ideas. The left will not grant God any salience; it instead prefers to brand Adolf Hitler as evil incarnate, with conservatives culpable by association depending on their greater or lesser degree of deviation from racialist ideology.
As outlined previously, the left engineers the dialectic so that it never loses a fight; it constructs narratives that are calculated to bring about our defeat and legitimise their hegemony. Which raises the question: why does the left frame the clash as one of racism vs anti-racism, when it is more fundamentally one of Christianity vs atheist progressivism?
Clearly, because the left fears an authentically Christian reaction, it presenting a greater challenge to their agenda than racialist politics. For it is only through God that people can draw the discipline from which to reconstitute a conservative society, and turn back the revolutionary changes imposed. Likewise, where there is a firm belief in the Divine, people are less concerned with temporal hardship, rendering them less passive in the face of unjust dictates and tyrannical control.