Brad Griffin of Occidental Dissent has a review of this year’s Arkansas League of the South conference (at which he was a featured speaker) and takes up the question of whether “worse is better” – a refrain one frequently heard in US Right-wing circles prior to the rise of Donald Trump.
My approach has long been to engage in positive community outreach with a mainstream presentation and meet the Southern public where they are rather than where we wish they were. This a different question than the one recently raised on Southern Secession which observes that capitulation to “respectable conservatives” will doom Southern nationalism. And ultimately they are different in respect to what we can do about them. The “worse is better” approach can be an excuse for inaction. It posits that our people will only “wake up” once things are so horrible that they can no long endure them. This ignores the reality of South Africa, for example, where extreme and violent anti-White tyranny has yet to push the small White minority to any sort of radical position outside of the slow growth of the ethno-city of Orania.
We individually have little to no control over external events. Cheering for things to worsen is morbid and bad for the soul anyhow – and things have indeed worsened dramatically during my lifetime. But we can take action on a small scale in our communities. This not only has a positive impact on our people but is uplifting to our soul. It is the Christian thing to do, I would argue. And community engagement on our part can take advantage of positive external developments such as the rise of Trump, the Alt-Right and the mainstreaming of politically-incorrect ideas which not long ago were considered beyond the pale.