Friday, March 22, 2019
IanLive explains "The Alt-Right Playbook" with an episode "Always a Bigger Fish"
“The Alt-Right Playbook: Always a Bigger Fish”, from Innuendo Studios, will lead to a postscript, “Endnote 3: The Origins of Conservatism”, by IanLive.
The animated video starts with a debate with his conservative friend who opposes automatic free college tuition.
The video eventually gets into the differences in basic beliefs between conservatives and liberals under “capitalist democracy”.
He gets into the conservative belief that in nature there is always an order where some people have a higher number on the scale than others, it’s a mathematical inevitability. He gets into the idea that sharks lord it over the minnows. When I was in kindergarten in 1949, the teacher made it about "elves and brownies", and I stayed downstairs with the latter (I am European) That wouldn't fly today.
So there will always be a pyramid of station in life, with self-similarity, based on meritocracy.
In the end, any system that believes in natural hierarchy (even libertarianism) is vulnerable to fascism when put under stress by instability or external stress. Egalitarianism and localism provide a natural defense from sliding into fascist thinking, where people have to be “right-sized”.
He claims “the alt-right” is the conservative tradition. It doesn’t necessarily mean ethno-statism.