If there is one thing that the MAGA movement has successfully done, it is demonstrate what an utter failure civic nationalism is. It doesn’t look as if races inhabiting the United States are about to finally “come together as one” in a mutual, patriotic love of the United States of America any time soon. Instead, the power struggle for dominance continues, and seems poised to worsen in the foreseeable future. You can bet your bottom dollar that the 2020 election will again yield the same results we’ve seen time and again:
Despite the tortured wishes of self-proclaimed “moderates” and civic nationalist patriots, nothing indicates this map will look any different in the top left in 2020. Why? Because the democrats represent the interests of non-whites. Non-whites generally understand this, and so, any non-white who pledges allegiance to ideas outside of what is understood to be in non-white interests, is made a pariah; they are seen as traitors, or “uncle toms” within the black community.
I have had many debates with Civnats who cannot fathom why their ideology is doomed to fail. Why their alliance with some non-whites under the banner of X patriotism and “individuality” is a fantasy that history and the present show us is to remain in the realm of dreams.
The childish simplicity of it is that conflicts are ultimately fought between two opposing forces which will always outnumber any sort of third party. Everyone has something about themselves, beyond their control, which places them in one of the two factions. A centrist faction will therefore be made up of people from the two opposing forces. This creates suspicion from within and without, and an alliance rife with mistrust will never last.
This means that it is impossible to grow your ranks or even simply maintain them. No one will want to join your cause, because aside from it being totally outnumbered, the potential for covert partisans and turncoats is 100%. This is all too great of a risk. Secondly, humans are sentient beings who reproduce sexually, and this means that self-preservation is of paramount importance to us. At some point, as the battle rages on, and the chips are down, those non-white allies of your civic nationalist movement are going to say “Look, we are totally outnumbered and outgunned (literally or metaphorically) and no matter who wins, I will lose. Side A sees me as the enemy to begin with, and side B will see me as a traitor. However, side B will defend me and my family because I’m one of their kind and I’d rather just survive.” With that, they will check out. This is all assuming they even bother to tell you that before just putting a knife through your ribcage.
I am unable to recall any sort of great conflict in human history in which the “centrists” rose up and defeated both sides of an ideological conflict. When Octavian and Antony went to war, who in Rome successfully stood between them? How about between Alexander and Persia? Who rose up in the Greek War for Independence and lead their faction to victory against both the Greeks and the Ottomans to establish a lasting rule of complete neutrality in which Greek and Muslim-Arab bonded together over their mutual love of Greece and together perpetuated the ancient culture, traditions, etc. of Greek people?
The answer is, of course, that no one did, and no one could have even if they wanted to. And any force who may have tried, succumbed to the attrition I described earlier or would have been dealt with by the victors after the dust settled.
The victory of tribalism is inevitable, and until European whites get on board with “identity politics” — the heart of all politics — we are in serious trouble.
Stand between two marching armies, and you will be trampled by both.