Win or Lose, Now is the Time to Prepare for the Struggle to Come


Christopher Roach has written an important article over at American Greatness that touches on themes brought up at American Remnant in number of posts (See here, here, and here, for instance).  In particular, Mr. Roach stresses the importance of the deplorables organizing—we will be in for a fight no matter who wins the presidential election. 

Some excerpts:

“On balance, if Trump is re-elected, it will be a good thing. It will buy us some time. It will slow down the rot…And his victory would also give us all time to prepare, socially and economically, for whatever comes next.  

But another Trump term is not a panacea. It will only be four years. The rest of the Republican Party has not gotten the memo on what he has done and why it is working. Whoever succeeds him, even a Republican, likely will reflect the more general leftward drift of society…

A second Trump term also will not address the crisis in education and demographics. The most important development of the last 50 years is the transformation of the American people…

Future politics will not be confined to winning elections, certainly not nationally. There is a reason dissident groups in other times and places have found ways to assert themselves and preserve some space for their way of life. 

They can boycott, strike, mock, and refuse to cooperate, while also creating parallel institutions of support. Such power may not translate at the ballot box, but cohesive, organized, and self-conscious minorities can have disproportionate influence if they are sufficiently cohesive, organized, and self-conscious. Thinking about this problem and finding ways to do this effectively must be an imperative for the Right.” 

Mr. Roach also wonders whether a Trump second term might lull Middle America into complacency, while a Biden victory might “get people off the couch.”   A Biden win might “radicalize Middle America when it still has the resources and the numbers to organize a real, multidimensional political movement.”

Indeed, hard days are ahead of us.

Win or lose, now is the time to get ready, organize, and prepare for the struggle to come. 

Wayne Allensworth is a Corresponding Editor of Chronicles magazine. He is the author of The Russian Question: Nationalism, Modernization, and Post-Communist Russia, and a novel, Field of Blood

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