Leaders are born, not made. Not being a leader I thought for a long time that wasn’t true, that a smart, capable person with proper training could be a leader but that’s clearly not true.
Social dominance is a personality trait. If you drop five people off on a deserted island, pretty soon one person will be in charge and telling the others what to do. There may be some friction, some resistance, some jostling for position, but it will happen. If you drop twenty five people off, one will be in charge of all and some other will be in charge of sub-groups.
This person or these people won’t necessarily be the smartest, or most conscientious. This bothers smart, conscientious people to no end but it’s the truth.
In more complex situations there will be different types of leaders, with their own ranking. Howard Bloom describes this as leader, bully, joker, nerd. The dissident right has no shortage of “nerds”, or intellectuals. But these people are the lowest level of leadership. With the advent of the memesters, it now has some jokers, and jokers have breathed life into the movement that was intellectually strong but dry before.
Nothing is going to happen though until some enforcers and most importantly, charismatic leaders emerge. Who? From where? I don’t know. No one knows, probably not even the men themselves who take on these roles.