What a year it has been for the alt right and its fellow travelers. 2016 has confirmed the illegitimacy of treasonous elites, enthralled by ideology, working to dissolve their nations’ borders and populations, and the continued potency of nationalism as an electoral force. Though there were minor disappointments, such as the recent defeat of the nationalist candidate in the Austrian rerun election, there is no doubt that a far-reaching political realignment is underway throughout the West. Just consider the two major successes of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US President – now so extensively-discussed that there is little more to add. Few predicted these results a year ago. In their wake, we eagerly await the upcoming Dutch, French, Italian, and German elections.
Here in Australia, we have witnessed the first stirrings of something analogous. One Nation’s breakthrough at the July election, after years in the wilderness, has confirmed that many Australians reject the Liberal/Labor/Green consensus on inviting the world to plunder our hard-won standards of living and reserves of social capital. The more recent threats of Cory Bernardi and George Christiansen to break from the Coalition’s ranks and create a right-wing populist alternative present even greater cause for optimism. Despite Tony Abbott’s recent pleading for conservatives to “stay in and fight” for control of the Liberal Party, a mass exodus seems increasingly likely as a large number of the party’s members, volunteers, and supporters realise the contempt held for them by the leftists who now control the party machine.
As part of this broader international realignment, the alt right has grown tremendously over the course of 2016. The current year has seen the movement emerge from the underground to become a recognised feature of the political landscape. There may have been minor problems along the way – c.f. ‘alt light’, ‘hailgate’ – but these simply represent the natural birth pangs of a new movement offering a genuine alternative to the prevailing liberal/SJW consensus. As 2009 was the year of the tea party, so 2016 has been the year of the alt right. Unlike the tea party, however, the alt right is a genuinely global phenomenon, and will prove to have staying power. In this sense, a more appropriate historical analogy is the emergence of the revolutionary socialist movements of yesteryear. In time, the alt right will prove every bit as impactful to twenty-first century politics as socialism was in the twentieth century.
In an irony befitting of our loony age, the alt right it is an internationalist nationalist movement. Its Australian wing – exemplified, of coursh, by thedingoes.xyz and the ratbags of dingo twitter – has grown by leaps and bounds this year, just like its international counterparts. This has not passed unnoticed, as in recent weeks the Australian alt right has received considerable coverage from bewildered (and, in some cases, terrified) journalists. Thanks for the traffic everyone – we look forward to building further upon this platform in 2017.
We offer a genuine alternative to our nation's incompetent political and cultural elites, and we are here to stay. This movement represents our last opportunity to divert our nations and civilisation from their current suicidal trajectory. 2016 has been a great year for us. 2017 will be an even better one.