I just realized this. We don’t need them any more. It’s happening, not quite the way we thought it might, but it’s happening. No one controls it, and no one planned it, but that’s not how it works in any case.
I used to try to post on the Atlantic. I got banned four or five times by Ta-Nehisi Coates and gave up. It’s gotten even worse since then, a clown show of vicious leftists, but the self-parody isn’t worth reading in any case. Comments elsewhere are not as carefully monitored and people blast on leftists a lot.
I sometimes write to leftists journalists, in hopes they will respond in an article. They have, but generally no. But neither the editors, nor the moderators, nor the writers can maintain control any more.
You can suppress or punish unwanted information, but English-speaking society has relied for a long time on ignoring or marginalizing the taboo-breaker. Anonymous comment is easily dismissed, and non-anonymous comment is easily ostracized.
Unless the person is too big to be ignored, and too rich to be starved. Enter Donald Trump. Is Donald Trump a serious person? Is he really a nationalist? Does it matter? Something has happened, and is happening, and it’s bigger than Trump, even if his move on the nationalist position triggered it.
Trump said stuff you’re not supposed to say, and nothing happened. Saying stuff you’re not supposed to say is supposed to make the sky fall, but it doesn’t.
Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams has been tracking and explaining Trump, and says power has passed from the media to social media. He says persuasion skills allow anyone with them to gain power on social media, but not even those are needed.
Social media is usually thought of as SJWs going off. But the very term SJW was invented by anti-SJWs on Twitter, showing that SJWs were full of shit. The truth is very appealing, and very contagious. You can insist people lie and threaten them, or you can serve a partial truth and discourage dissent. But the straight up truth- which works out to be more or less nationalist- is the most attractive to people.
Something has been fundamentally undone, and something else is taking its place. No one can control it, no one can stop it, and it looks a lot like nationalism. Aryan SkyNet is live.