I actually think someone like Dave Rubin and the #WalkAway types represent the future of mainstream conservatism (socially liberal and economically conservative but tolerant of the alt-lite as long as they’re pro-Israel). The big question is what are they going to do with Trump’s nursing home/trailer park/insane asylum coalition?
I always found Limbaugh and cretins like Hannity and Mark Levin to be far more objectionable than someone like Alex Jones. Jones is just a crank who is only taken seriously by other cranks. Limbaugh was the mouthpiece of the most retrograde sectors of the US ruling class, the neocons and neo-Reaganites. If anything, the Jones types inadvertently performed a service by promoting the conspiracy nuts and populist-right as an alternative to the Reaganites and neocons for whom Limbaugh was a propagandist, which has had the effect of splintering the Republican-oriented right-wing. When I first started noticing the growing “conspiracy right” in the 90s, I figured they were something that could be weaponized against the neocons, like wild dogs in the pen in the backyard that you can sick on a prowler or burglar, and I thought the same thing when the alt-right developed in the late aughts. I seem to have been right.
However, the main concern I have there is that a seriously dangerous figure like a Tom Cotton type (an unabashed Zionist/neocon/plutocrat/MIC flunkie) might somehow manage to unite the two camps. That’s the main danger to look for coming from the right at present.
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