The “Deplorables” – Who We Are And What We Want


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 entitledThe 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.

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  1. Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.

    ― Robert A. Heinlein (1974; emphasis added)

    • Good soundbite, almost total falsehood, but not surprising coming from an atheist. “those who want people to be controlled” are “idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number”? What a complete lie. How can a group in some government building far away know what’s best for everyone, when we’re all individuals with different wants, needs, desires and goals? One person’s Heaven on Earth could be another person’s Hell on Earth.

      But that sidesteps the reality, point to some historical leader who was actually after that goal? You can’t because any that wrapped themselves in that mantra were after nothing of the kind, they wanted (and those like them still want) control over the masses for their own gain, to enslave the many to serve the few.

      America’s Founding Fathers were in the “surly curmudgeons” category, they believed people should be free from government; free people freely pursuing the lives that would make them happiest, whatever those lives might be… but always with the caveat “Your rights end where my nose begins.” That’s *true* altruism and soaring idealism, because it frees not just the bodies and minds but the souls of a people.

      • Quoting Heinlein’s “Notebooks of Lazarus Long” (two intermissions in Time Enough For Love [1973]) without much substantial comment was appended here to demonstrate that Brandon Smith had probably not realized that his perception of how “….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” had inadvertently “channeled” Mr. Heinlein.

        As for you and your religious blinkers…..

        A religion is sometime a source of happiness, and I would not deprive anyone of happiness. But it is a comfort appropriate for the weak, not for the strong. The great trouble with religion — any religion — is that a religionist, having accepted certain propositions by faith, cannot thereafter judge those propositions by evidence. One may bask at the warm fire of faith or choose to live in the bleak uncertainty of reason — but one cannot have both.

        — Robert A. Heinlein, Friday (1983)

        • LOL “Blinkers” alll-righty-then. “Live and let live,” Socrates. If my plan is to stay out of your face, exactly how much harm can my beliefs do you? Especially when those beliefs foster that very premise? I will fight for freedom and I will uphold my faith. Otherwise, stay out of my face, I’ll stay out of yours and we’ll be copacetic. Seems like a tenet most decent people can live with.

          • “If my plan is to stay out of your face, exactly how much harm can my beliefs do you?”

            Have you given any thought about the nominally secular religious charlatanry of “Man-Made Climate Change” (driven by putative anthropogenic global warming) over the past three more decades and more?

            If you’ve got your own “plan” to push any similar Cargo Cult Science by political chicanery in my face, let the games begin.

            It is the natural tendency of the ignorant to believe what is not true. In order to overcome that tendency it is not sufficient to exhibit the true; it is also necessary to expose and denounce the false. To admit that the false has any standing in court, that it ought to be handled gently because millions of morons cherish it and thousands of quacks make their livings propagating it—to admit this, as the more fatuous of the reconcilers of science and religion inevitably do, is to abandon a just cause to its enemies, cravenly and without excuse. It is, of course, quite true that there is a region in which science and religion do not conflict. That is the region of the unknowable.

            — H.L. Mencken, The American Mercury (May 1926)

          • Of course I’ve thought about it, in the 70s it was “Manmade Global Cooling and the coming Ice Age”. Now it’s Anthropogenic Global Warming, the flipside to the 70s idiocy, both crock religions devoid of scientific fact. So are Gaia-worship and worshipping at the Temple of All-Knowing Science. I’ll fight right beside you to keep any such cults from overtaking free society. Also, I firmly believe grabbing Jesus by the heels and beating someone over the head with Him is evil.

            I agree with your H.L. Mencken quote.

            I’ll fight for *your* right to breathe free, because every unjust law I allow to be placed on you is also put on my head. Otherwise, I’ll go my way and you can go yours.

          • I’ll fight for *your* right to breathe free, because every unjust law I
            allow to be placed on you is also put on my head. Otherwise, I’ll go my
            way and you can go yours.

            Quant. suff. Trump 2016, Hitlery to Alcatraz, and the entire Obama Administration to the U.S. federal penal system.

            We’re in a funny moment. Those who do politics for a living, some of them quite brilliant, are struggling to comprehend the central fact of the Republican primary race, while regular people have already absorbed what has happened and is happening. Journalists and politicos have been sharing schemes for how Marco parlays a victory out of winning nowhere, or Ted roars back, or Kasich has to finish second in Ohio. But in my experience any nonpolitical person on the street, when asked who will win, not only knows but gets a look as if you’re teasing him. Trump, they say.

            I had such a conversation again Tuesday with a friend who repairs shoes in a shop on Lexington Avenue. Jimmy asked me, conversationally, what was going to happen. I deflected and asked who he thinks is going to win. “Troomp!” He’s a very nice man, an elderly, old-school Italian-American, but I saw impatience flick across his face: Aren’t you supposed to know these things?

            In America now only normal people are capable of seeing the obvious.

            — Peggy Noonan, “Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected” Wall Street Journal (25 February 2016)

          • I’m #CruzCrew, so Trump rankle(d/s) me more than a little, but over it all I’m staunchly #NeverHillary, so Trump it is. If Hillary gets her hands on the SCOTUS, the USA is doomed. Only fools want war, but we’re being painted into a corner by the Left. That scares me more than a little, there are a lot of Tumpettes with way too many pent-up frustrations for my liking.

            Very interesting quote, good analysis, rare for one of her ilk, but her bona fides show why.

          • If Hillary gets her hands on the SCOTUS, the USA is doomed.

            More importantly, from the beginning of the current presidential cycle – arguably at the beginning of 2015 – none of the Prominenten in the Republic Party professional political “establishment” focused upon the glaring demographic cockroach in the national enchilada on the issue of IMMIGRATION, legal and illegal.

            Including Senator Cruz.

            Since Obama’s reelection, the southern border has been wide open, in naked efforts to recalibrate American electoral demography. The U.S. has taken in more immigrants, legal and illegal, than has any other country — the only impediment for entry is being educated, skilled, with resources, and insisting on legality. The U.S. last year allowed nearly $80 billion to be sent in annual remittances to Mexico and Latin America, mostly from those here illegally. Certainly, Mexico, in a most un-Christian fashion, has built walls on its own southern border to prevent unlawful entry, published comic-book manuals to instruct its emigrants how to violate U.S. immigration law, and written into its own constitution repulsive racial prerequisites for emigrating to Mexico — all to the apparent ignorance of the otherwise intrusively editorializing pope. Mexico’s own obsession with exporting its indigenous people to the U.S. is predicated on historic Mexican racism, always emanating from grandees in Mexico City.

            — Victor Davis Hanson, “Weimar America” (21 February 2016)

          • You’re wrong about Cruz, he was fighting the Gang of Eight in such deep lawyerese yes meant no and no meant yes, so no one got it much, other than the Gang of Eight and, later on, Megyn Kelly. Cruz started by saying he agreed, all those illegals should have a path to legal status, then he dropped a bomb on the gang with a simple amendment to the bill stating that any current illegals granted legal status could *never* become citizens, therefore they could *never* vote. That sunk the bill, since it wasn’t altruism the gang was after, they didn’t give a fig about those “poor undocumented workers”, what they wanted was all those new Democrat voters. Being from Texas, Cruz has been very active in fighting illegal immigration, he just does it in court and Congress not on the public square. Shows a lack of political savvy on his part, not tooting his own horn at every turn, but guess that’s how someone out to actually fight for the Constitution and the rights of the states and the people is, too much to do to stop and throw a “Look What A Great Guy I Am” party.

            Great excerpt from a great article, PJ Media, no wonder, solid publication. That’s one of the few sites where I maintain a membership.

            “No one can figure out how and why America’s youth have borrowed a collective $1 trillion for college tuition, and yet received so little education and skills in the bargain. Today’s campuses have become as foreign to American traditions of tolerance and free expression as what followed the Weimar Republic. To appreciate cry-bully censorship, visit a campus “free-speech” area. To witness segregation, walk into a college “safe space.” To hear unapologetic anti-Semitism, attend a university lecture. To learn of the absence of due process, read of a campus hearing on alleged sexual assault. To see a brown shirt in action, watch faculty call for muscle at a campus demonstration. To relearn the mentality of a Chamberlain or Daladier, listen to the contextualizations of a college president. And to talk to an uneducated person, approach a recent college graduate.”

            The above is our fault, the parents of America, we gave the education of our children over to Left-wing crazies whose dearest wish is to destroy our country, then wonder why our kids are so screwed up. Guess stupid starts at home.

          • Being from Texas, Cruz has been very active in fighting illegal immigration, he just does it in court and Congress not on the public square. Shows a lack of political savvy on his part, not tooting his own horn at every turn….

            In my consideration of Senator Cruz I have opined that he would be an excellent Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (especially with decades of prospective service after he’d surmounted confirmation), but his political role in the “Gang of Eight” contretemps – which you’ve described as a too-subtle clever tactic in “lawfare” – made Cruz overtly distasteful to a tremendous plurality among the citizenry beyond the border states who also detest the National Socialistic Democrat American Party (NSDAP) and therefore support turning a flamethrower upon the Red Faction inundation of third-world sputniki.

            There’s the fact that if there were anybody except Trump at the top slot in the Republican Party ballot this year, he would’ve sunk like an anvil with Soros pulling the strings to drag Hitlery – obvious Parkinson’s disease, gaudy criminality, and progtard moral corruption notwithstanding – back into the White House.

            When America began, we had leaders drawn from real life, who took time out to serve their country — often at great sacrifice — and then returned to their productive and neighbor-serving lives. Now, a certain class of people studies “political science” which seems to be the art of using polls and propaganda to gain power for power’s sake. Rather than serving neighbors our leaders plunder them for their own benefit.

            Maybe it’s time to begin disqualifying anyone who majored in political science, and to start looking again for people who really don’t want to hold political office, but who will sacrifice to do so. If nothing else, we could at least keep the reins of power out of the hands of the kind of depraved sociopaths who now almost universally hold them.

            — Bob Allen (3 June 2015)

          • What a great excerpt, totally agree! I’m so eternally sick of career politicians. After watching the extravaganza of this election cycle, I’m starting to agree that Trump was best suited to navigate the bawdy spectacle of this whole comedy show.

            Who are my heroes in all of this? Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks to the rescue! It’s sad when those brave enough to report the truth are branded Enemies of The State. What better statement of how far our Republic has fallen?

            Have you ever heard of the 13th Amendment? It seems to have just vanished from current copies of the Constitution, even though it was ratified:

            The Missing 13th Amendment: —No Lawyers allowed in Public Office— | –

            I think Cruz was pushed into running for POTUS, he’s much better suited for the SCOTUS. Truth be told, I’ll bet he didn’t think he was eligible to be either POTUS or VPOTUS, since he knows the Constitution intimately, having memorized it when he was a kid. Vattel’s very clear about the definition of Natural Born Citizen, and the Founders did use his Law of Nations. Of course, today being a Natural Born Citizen in no way guarantees loyalty to or love of the USA, in fact, quite the contrary for far too many raise up in our modern educational system.

          • About what, where, when, who, how? Huh? I sometimes kid, not always, not up there… well, above here “up there”, not like Heaven “up there”, that’s different.

  2. I’d rather be a left-wing “deplorable” than a leftard abominable. If they deplore us, we must be doing something right. Their misguided and depraved ideology can never replace reality. They just don’t know that yet because they are NOT tuned in.

    • “If they deplore us, we must be doing something right.”
      “If they deplore us, we must be doing something right.”
      “If they deplore us, we must be doing something right.”
      thank you marlene. I was looking for that perfect slogan on the red t-shirts we are all supposed to wear to the polls. bingo. [email protected]. Let me cut you in on the deal. We shall go to print soon.

      • Thanks. I’ll be manning the polling places and scrutinizing every person who votes, conducting exit polls, and closely watching the rigged machines and taking notes to expose the fraud. Of course, there will be plenty of us there.

        PS: “I’d rather be a deplorable than an abominable” – how’s that?

  3. What you’ve described as the driving principles behind us “Deplorables” is what’s classically been called “Jeffersonianism”. “Your rights end where my nose begins.” Texas stood proud for a very long time because our government was designed along Jeffersonian guidelines. “Live and let live,” is a popular saying in Texas. Now, like every other state, Texas is drowning in the deluge of Liberals fleeing from home states they’ve destroyed through their Leftist economic dictates, yet are nevertheless intent on transplanting those plainly failed ideas here, truly too dense to see those ideas are the reason their former state was such an awful place to live.

    • Sure, that’s why Houston will be underwater by 2070. Its why we spend huge amounts of tax money duplicating what the border patrol does and asking for ever more state tax funds while showing absolutely no information as to what we’re accomplishing. It’s them damned leftists!

      Texas is being run into the ground by right wingers with no previous ties to this state, they’re all carpetbaggers and criminals nearing indictment and jail sentences while quoting their bibles.

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