A political rally organized by the controversial, freelance journalist Jason Kessler that has been announced for the 12th of August, 2017, in Lee Park, Charlottesville, VA titled, United The Right, has sparked a nationwide debate, occurring primarily over the internet, about the prospects of popular right-wing unification. The obvious question I’ve not yet seen asked is, “Unification for what?” “Unification to what, if any, end?”
Obviously, the term right-wing encompasses very diverse clusters of people whom have varying, sometimes divergent, sometimes completely polar, beliefs; from ancaps to ethnonationalists, old-school National Review Republicans to new-right populists, minarchist paleocons to NRx neo-cameralists, atheist nationalists to disenfranchised religious minorities; the term encompasses a undeniably broad-range. Equally obvious is the fact that not all of these various group’s ideological trajectories end up at the same theoretical place. Ancaps want either a minarchy or the total destruction of The State where any nationalist wing of the Right would shun this as ludicrous and desire, instead, to secure the borders of their land and, in this way, strengthen The State (whether they want to or not this is what they are doing).
Those who seek to destroy The State without a viable alternative (if any at all) are not to be taken seriously as they move with great ferocity against civilization itself; but there are other distinctions more subtle and less crucial to the American Problem; what of them? The simple fact of the matter is that nothing can be said of them until one works out what one’s political aims actually are; here is the great conundrum with the Populist New-Right (The Risible-Right), though they have garnered a great deal of attention from publicity stunts (like the Loomer debacle or the # Bill-Clinton-is-a-Rapist hashtag) such individuals only aim seems that of Trump’s; to make America great again. The problem is that they never explain what this means with any specificity. What does American Greatness look like? and, just as importantly, how does one (re)achieve it?
The first and most central political aim for anyone, from any political persuasion in America should be the driving-towards of order and its maintenance thereafter. All that is calamitous and horrid is that which goes against order, is that which degenerates, is that which is entropic, is that which is chaotic. All that is destructive on a civilization scale, famine, disease, riots, social decay and war are, in their entirety, manifestations of a breakdown of order, are all symptomatic of a failure of societal stricture (which is inevitable whenever one’s primary life impetuous is “freedom for all at any price!”). There is of course such a thing as too much order, but, it is ever preferable to have too much of a good thing than no good thing at all.
To speak of unification with those who are counterpoised to order (and thus, opposed to civilization) is to beat one’s head against a wall. With that being said, unity is absolutely desirable among the right in as far as it is possible given the prolific predominance of Leftism (the ethos of the US is, let us not forget, one that is fundamentally communistic), specifically for the purposes of civilizational maintenance and restoration, as civilization is birthed and bound by unity. America can be greatly transformed by chaos as it has numerous times before (emancipation, civil rights, sexual revolution) but that transformation itself will then only be able to be sustained by its opposite; that is to say, a largely unified political body that stands for order.