Portrait of a “Conservative” Hack: On National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson
NO ONE EMBODIES the vile nature of today’s “conservative” establishment better than National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson (pictured). In editorials titled “The Buchanan Boys” and “The Father-Fuhrer,” Williamson displays a vicious, anti-patriotic contempt towards the mass of dispossessed White Americans whose lives have been destroyed by the politics Williamson shills for. Worse still, Williamson harangues the reader with an unbelievably stupid account of the decline of middle America.
In his first editorial “The Buchanan Boys,” Williamson claims the presidential campaign of Donald Trump is “powered by the resentment and the anxiety” of “socially frustrated white men who wish to be economically supported by the federal government without enduring the stigma of welfare dependency.” Due to the frustration of these men, says Williamson, they “construct for themselves a story in which they have been victimized by elites and a political system based on interest-group politics that serves everyone except them.”
But this whole story is just ego-salvaging nonsense, Williamson contends in “The Father-Fuhrer.” Dispossessed White men haven’t been “victimized by outside forces”; rather, such men simply “failed themselves,” and it is to “perpetuate a lie” for anyone to claim otherwise. According to Williamson:
If you spend time in hardscrabble, white upstate New York, or eastern Kentucky, or my own native West Texas, and you take an honest look at the welfare dependency, the drug and alcohol addiction, the family anarchy — which is to say, the whelping of human children with all the respect and wisdom of a stray dog — you will come to an awful realization. It wasn’t Beijing. It wasn’t even Washington, as bad as Washington can be. It wasn’t immigrants from Mexico, excessive and problematic as our current immigration levels are. It wasn’t any of that.
Nothing happened to them. There wasn’t some awful disaster. There wasn’t a war or a famine or a plague or a foreign occupation. Even the economic changes of the past few decades do very little to explain the dysfunction and negligence — and the incomprehensible malice — of poor white America.
What’s truly incomprehensible is how Kevin Williamson could seriously contend that nothing happened to poor White America in recent times. Is Kevin Williamson retarded? Did he forget about half a century of Whites being forced to subsidize replacement levels of Third World immigration into their own country, the forced racial integration — i.e., destruction — of entire White communities, the imposition of radical feminism on every major White institution, affirmative action across the board, the outsourcing of four-fifths of the country’s manufacturing sector, decades of stagnant wages, record levels of both un- and under-employment, the housing bubble, the student loan crisis, and the tens of trillions of dollars spent transforming the country into a multicultural nightmare?
“The truth,” Williamson tells us, is that White communities which support Donald Trump “deserve to die” because:
Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs. Forget your goddamned gypsum, and, if he has a problem with that, forget Ed Burke, too. The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles. Donald Trump’s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin. What they need isn’t analgesics, literal or political. They need real opportunity, which means that they need real change, which means that they need U-Haul.
If you want to live, get out of Garbutt.
In other words, Kevin Williamson’s advice to tens of millions of dispossessed White Americans is this: Get off your ass and relocate to a place with better economic prospects. Again, one has to wonder after a rant like this: Is Kevin Williamson retarded? Does he not realize that the dispossessed White Americans with the means to escape their desolated hometowns have generally already done so? Has Williamson ever heard of the widely documented phenomenon known as White flight? And what makes Williamson think he has any cachet with the White “underclass” he feels fit to lecture?
In an attempt to justify the “conservative” basis for his position that entire White populations ought to uproot themselves in service of the global economy, Williamson contends that:
The concept of the nation as an extended family is the notion that separates American-style conservatism, with its roots in the classical-liberal ideas that informed the American founding, from blood-and-soil, throne-and-altar European nationalism.
In other words, the “conservatism” Williamson shills for has absolutely nothing to do with the conservation of White America’s racial and ethnic heritage, and everything to do with the application of classical liberal principles to a context they were neither conceived in nor intended for. This is particularly jarring given that Russell Kirk famously defined conservatism as “the negation of ideology” and specified that the conservative “adheres to custom, convention, and continuity” as the second of his “Ten Conservative Principles.” Is Kevin Williamson unaware of this, and what on earth makes this faggot think he’s qualified to lecture White Americans about anything?
The truth is that Kevin Williamson’s support for transracial globalization and his contempt for poor White America have about as much relation to “conservatism” as Jonah Goldberg’s endorsement of homo-marriage in the same rag of a publication. Today’s National Review is beyond parody.
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