Nor should it. An apt observation by S.J., Esquire:
I was at a blue-collar business, enjoying the atmosphere of unpretentious banter, and I thought to myself, why is it that you’ve increasingly seen blue-collar, lower-class individuals hastening to make sure everyone knows they’re not racist, against all sense of instinct and self-preservation? Because we do see this; we may be accustomed to conceiving of the “proles” as more fundamentally open and honest (vs. the virtue-signalling upper- and SWPL classes), but these days they hide their secret thoughts pretty well, quite often.
Why is that? Answer: it’s because they know they’re just lowly blue-collar joes, and they’re not self-confident enough – about life, about their place in the world – to challenge the Narrative.
Thus why it’s so important to get Elites in there to shift that Overton Window.
What S.J., wrote reminded me of a scene in Arthur Koestler’s “Darkness at Noon.” A must-read novel, by the way. There is a scene in which two prisoners in Stalin’s USSR, an intellectual and a former tsarist officer, strike up a situational friendship. When they learn that the intellectual is scheduled for execution, the officer tells him (paraphrasing the dialogue), “I envy you… me, I have twenty years in this cell to look forward to. Another 7,300 nights without a woman…”
“But you can read, study” replies the condemned intellectual.
“I haven’t the head for that,” says the officer.
How that scene relates to the above observation is that unlike contributors to AltRight discussions who, in our way, thrive on independent thought, most people feel abandoned when their political culture turns on them. They ask “What guidance do we follow?” Churches are pozzed. Conservative politicians aren’t our friends. Self-satisfied Boomer parents are self-satisfied. Wise grandparents are dead. Television, schools, the football league, movies, commercial message bombardment, talking heads in the news… they are what they are.
So these regular people have their innate disgust threshold, like we all do, that makes them feel uneasy about the anti-racist and sexual perversion propaganda. But there is no place they can go that would settle their uneasy feelings. So people do the normal thing: they go along to get along and keep their real feelings to themselves.
Like S.J. says, it’s so important to shift that Overton Window in the public realm. And I would add, for the AltRight to provide that conceptual home for all of those people who are looking for it. It’s no accident that the AltRight offers nothing new, nor should it. It simply reconnects our people with natural law, Christian fundamentals, and European heritage.