What is Alt-Right?

The term or phrase “alt-right” which I presume is shorthand for right wing alternative has been used a lot since the U.S. Presidential campaign that elected Donald Trump. What does it actually mean?

In Canada there isn’t room in public life for people with an openly religious perspective on politics.  Right now there’s one or two candidates for the Conservative Party leadership who are openly religious, and take stances based on religious convictions.  I support one of them.  His name is Brad Trost.   I can see the day coming when people like Brad Trost simply won’t be welcome in the “modern” Conservative Party.  Opposing abortion and even more so opposing homosexuality and so-called same-sex “marriage” is going to result in social conservatives being marginalized or tossed out of the Party all together.

I would propose that the term alt-right is eventually going to stand for all religious conservatives.  All the traditional Canadians (or Americans, Europeans, etc) who are worried about the future of their society and their communities, and don’t want them over-run by globalist, culturally Marxist elites who want to superficially eliminate all meaningful differences between peoples.

Real community requires commonly held values and mores that govern social behaviour, not just laws that dictate what you can say or do based on the feelings of your neighbour.  Our immigration levels combined with increasing secularization is eroding the common values that previously held our communities together.   Its unfortunate if it upsets people, but communities can’t be held together by government.

In the end this isn’t a problem that will be solved through government action.  It will likely be solved through something like the Benedict option.  St. Benedict is the founder of a religious order, and author of what he called “The Rule of St. Benedict” which was the rule that people lived by within his communities.

 

 

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