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Among the dissident right there are all kinds of views which, especially on social media, cause people to clash. It is quite normal for movements, organizations, and companies to have a diversity of opinion; however views should rightfully be challenged on their merits, or lack thereof. There are a few common ideas which, in my view, groups and individuals on our side of the political spectrum get entirely wrong.

1. "Voting and elections don’t matter"

This is probably the most important of all. Voting in an election (participating in the political process) is very important. Contrary to what some people in the dissident right say, elections are crucial to modern society. If you want an example of why I argue this then look no further than Italy, where the election of Matteo Salvini as Interior Minister has completely changed the country’s immigration policy.

Even if you don’t completely agree with any of the parties or candidates, you need to vote strategically to suit your people’s interests. The perfect example is the election of President Trump, a civic nationalist who has stomped on the left’s agenda, and then thrown it into the trash by nominating two Supreme Court Justices – Justices which will help steer the course of America’s future over the next three decades. You don’t have to completely agree with Trump to support or vote for him, because at the end of the day he is a step in the right direction. Politics moves in decades, not years.

Even if you don’t believe in democracy, that is the system you have to fight in, and fight you must. Not voting and allowing the left to win every election is not going to help Western Civilization at all, is it?


2. ‘Accelerationism: "We need a collapse."

Wishing the end of your civilization is not a very good idea, even if you currently detest the degenerate society you reside within. Most people in the dissident right who support the idea of a collapse would probably not survive it. When the economy collapses, the food runs out, the emergency services aren’t available and the cities are burning, the life expectancy of you and your family will plummet. The vast majority of whites would suffer tremendously, and because we are a global minority under siege, we simply do not have the numbers to rebuild and withstand the immigration onslaught. Not to mention foreign powers (like China) who would take advantage of our collapse and conquer us, or the nuclear power stations that would go into meltdown and leave the western world largely uninhabitable.

Working to avoid a collapse with the time we still have is a lot more productive that waiting for it to happen. It is easy to forget, but there is a 30-year window to turn things around, and we must make the most of it.

3. "Don’t punch right"

Nobody is above criticism, whether they be to the political left or right of you. A movement must be based around people who not only share your beliefs, but who also have reasonable personalities. For decades the nationalist scene has been repeatedly ruined by unstable people, LARPers, infiltrators and idiots. There is nothing wrong with disassociating yourself from a person who you know full well is a car crash waiting to happen. And, more importantly, warning others within your movement about that impending car crash is of paramount importance. Just because someone is ideologically aligned with you does not mean they are valuable.

4. "Optics don’t matter"

Optics absolutely matter. The way you dress, speak, write and move will all be judged by those who are viewing whatever you are doing. If you are rude to somebody, people will notice. If you contradict yourself when answering questions, people will notice. If you dress up in a black shirt and march down the street with a swastika flag, people will notice. You judge people on a daily basis during face to face interactions, and you must also understand that everybody else does this as well.


If Matteo Salvini had openly associated with the overtly-fascist Tricolor Flame, do you think the Italian people would have elected him? Do you think Farage and the Brexit movement would have won if they had openly been members of the BNP? We have to accept that the vast majority of the public are moderate, mild-minded folk who wish for stability and reassurance. The moment they sense something on the right that is too controversial for them they will turn and run; and your movement will never have their support again. You need to establish a brand which is nationalistic but optically suitable for the public – the winning formula.

The left has never (ever!) told the voting public what their long term goal is (Communism), and so therefore nor should you, even though our goal is survival and prosperity. It is not understood by the public to be so. As I said above, politics works in decades not years, and a few compromises on the way you present yourselves now will have a long lasting effect on your fortunes in the future. Just look at the way Identity Evropa has remodeled itself in the last 9 months, and how as a result their membership has grown considerably.

5. The Obsession with Zionists

Over the last 15 years, I have seen numerous nationalist groups in Europe and North America ripped to shreds by this issue. It always goes the same way. The groups become red-pilled about Zionist influence, and over time they descend into a civil war between the realists (who understand the JQ as the in-group bias exhibited by certain Jews and Zionist affiliates), and the others who go full Atomwaffen and usually end up in prison, dead, or having a total meltdown.

Understanding the negative effects of Zionist influence over Europeans is very important, but that doesn’t mean you default to becoming a Jew-hating "Nazi". It also doesn’t mean that you purity spiral on this one issue and forget all the other external pressures affecting white people. Understanding and combating multiple problems is essential for a movement’s relevancy and growth.


6."Christianity vs Pagan civil war"

If there was ever a time white people need to put aside their religious differences and unite, it is now. Squabbling over religion is really not helpful, and I find the it’s all so tiresome meme really comes into its own with regards to this infighting. If white people manage to get out of the demographic mess they are currently in, then I am sure they will be able to pursue their religious beliefs in peace. But unless we win, your religious beliefs will disappear as quickly as your gene pool. So get active, help create credible movements, and try and tolerate each other’s spiritual practises.

There is no reason why a white pagan and a white Christian cannot be in the same nationalist movement, because I suspect they probably agree more than they disagree; at least when it comes to politics. If anything, those with some faith should be helping white people discover their spiritual side, because I do believe this is a necessary component in order for the west to recover. It is clear that a spiritually bereft society does not prosper.

Squabbling and infighting over doctrine, oppression, and minutiae of ideology is what keeps the left divided against itself; and long may that continue. Ideology is all they have, and this manifests in their hierarchical stack of privilege while they fight to become non-hierarchical. We have something bigger to contend with than who is more nationalist than who- we contend with our very existence.

Isn't that more important?


Edward Saunders

by Edward Saunders

Edward Saunders writes for Republic Standard and is a life long right wing activist.