I know this will come as shocking news to many, but Americans are significantly overweight! While many would correctly cite the unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles of the U.S’s denizens as the primary culprits of this epidemic, it turns out this rot has also been deliberately inflicted on the population by amoral and avaricious corporations. This article got me thinking about the unholy alliance of cultural marxism and corporate greed, which I will elaborate on later in the post. In the past, I’ve written articles critiquing the left’s lack of focus on economic justice, the absurdity of female fat acceptance, as well as lauding the Swiss for combining nationalism and economic egalitarianism. However, I feel that now is the time to expand on issues related to economics and greed, as well as implore fellow traditional conservatives to embrace a more economically progressive vision.
First, it should be noted that not everyone on the old school right embraces a plutocratic, “individualistic” economic vision. Mainstream paleoconservative Pat Buchanan once told Riz Khan that he abandoned the Republican party on account of the party’s endorsement of outsourcing and reckless free trade. Within the more fringe alternative right, self-described reactionary Matt Forney has critiqued the alternative right’s lack of focus on economics, criticized Reaganomics, and is one of the few to make the connection between corporate greed and the cultural marxism that we despise so much. Unfortunately, such voices are too few in number, and too many on the right continue to worship the so-called “free market.”
So why is the “free market” so toxic? Is it because I’m turning Communist on you and have lost my wits? Hardly, and I’ll just remind you that Dota and I do not hold Communism in high esteem. Rather, economic greed is in many ways directly responsible for the various cultural afflictions we’ve complained about. Consider the following issues:
1. Obesity, Particularly Among Women: Since I began this post with a harrowing link about obesity, I figured I would address this point first. If most people were to take even a cursory look at many prominent right leaning manosphere blogs, then they would notice that the manosphere does not think too highly of fat women, and often mock their very existence. Roosh’s increasingly popular Return of Kings blog even dedicated an entire week to shaming fat women. I understand the impulses behind bashing fat women, and I myself have lambasted fat acceptance. However, as much fun as it may be to deride fat acceptance advocates such as Lindy West, feminist fat acceptance advocates are child’s play compared to the greedy and soulless corporations that poison our food. If manosphere activists want to really reduce female obesity, then they should more strongly denounce the role of corporations in making American women more repulsive. Ultimately, they are more harmful to our nation’s health than a handful of “body positive” feminists.
2. Mass Immigration: It’s not much of a secret that major corporations and business interests support mass immigration into the United States. As it turns out, corporations do not really have any souls or loyalties (as once pointed out by the late Sam Francis), and only care about their profits. While white nationalists are legitimately concerned about mass non-white immigration and the demographic changes that accompany such immigration, I think they err when they almost exclusively demonize the immigrants themselves. Immigrants should not be blamed for wanting to improve their lot in life. Rather, these disloyal corporations that deliberately balkanize and diversify their own country just so their leaders can purchase new fancy sports cars should be subjected to severe vituperation. Without their deleterious influence, securing the border and preserving the white character of the U.S. would be much easier.
3. Feminism: As much as feminist women like to proclaim their independence, those among us who know better recognize that there’s no way feminism could have achieved its aims without the support of various white male elites. Check out this interview of the late Aaron Russo. While not the most academic of sources, and some may be turned off by talk of the “New World Order,” his statements regarding the role of the Rockefellers in funding the feminist movement are worth noting. It’s hardly a big stretch to claim that feminism enjoyed the backing of powerful interests. If the powers that be were willing to radically transform the U.S. into an increasingly 3rd world country just to make a few more bucks and increase their power, then why wouldn’t they support the rapid influx of women into the workplace for similar reasons?
These are just a few examples of how economic elites have polluted this country’s culture in the name of the almighty dollar. However, I hope I’ve illustrated how the corporate desire for profit has helped sustain many of the more unfortunate trends in this country. I also hope that I’ve demonstrated the need for a new economic outlook on the part of traditional conservatives. As much as “progressive” may be a dirty word among cultural conservatives, we must progress economically in order to fight this cultural regression. Again, this doesn’t have to entail Communism, but measures such as progressive taxation, restrictions on outsourcing and globalization, and other initiatives can help
By all means, continue to bash the wimpy whites, petulant feminists, fat acceptance advocates, as well as other leftist pests. Just know that there are also bigger fish to fry.