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The Alt-Right And The Death Of Conservatism
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This article appeared originally on The Daily Caller.

As though to ensure that this year’s presidential campaign is forever remembered as the most bizarre American political spectacle of the last hundred years, many high-ranking Republicans have recently indicated that they will not be supporting their party’s candidate and instead will be voting for Hillary in November.

Have we ever seen such high dudgeon in the ship of state? On the stormy seas such treachery would be rewarded with the plank. This begs the answer to the question that many in the alt-right have been asking for a while now: Why is it that the ship of state only ever steers to port?… Read the rest

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Let’s Uncuck This Country
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This post originally appeared on XYZ.

Dear young, earnest conservative,

I am addressing you because my message may require a significant change of worldview, which the old struggle with, and because if you are not earnest in your conservatism then you are the very problem I am writing this about.

Let me ask you a question, which I hope you will take in good faith. What exactly are you ‘conserving’? Are you seeking to arrest the century-long slide into socialist dystopia at its current stage now, in 2016? That would mean that you’re fighting to preserve real tax rates above 50%, socialised education and healthcare, universal benefits for the indolent and social engineering that affects all aspects of life in this country.… Read the rest