Journalist Colin Lidell writes for Alternative Right about how the charade this November will play out. He stresses that what he calls ‘Core Voter Mobilisation’ is the real contest as the process becomes more overtly ethno-political. This process will likely lead to the break up of the two major parties, he predicts. Lidell writes:
This year sees America engaged in a titanic political struggle between two radically different systems.
You already know that I am not referring to the policy differences of the Republican and Democrat parties, which are microscopic at best. Nor is the contest between the differing outlooks of the candidates, as both of them view the world from the same tiny, myopic eye. No. The real contest will centre on the methods used to secure a majority of those who can be bothered to vote. What makes this doubly interesting is that what is happening in America is not just confined to the States, but can also be detected in other political systems in the so-called ‘advanced democracies’ of the World.
Up until recently both the main political parties in America have been dedicated to the same political modus operandi, and both would still claim to be fully committed to it today. To give it a title that would not be off-putting to its advocates, we could call it the “Unite the Nation” strategy.
The underlying theory is that the party, whether it be Republican or Democrat, should reach out to everyone in the nation and try to win them over with the quality of its arguments and the intelligence of its ideas, all based on principles of universal application. The presumption here is that politics is not about identity, but is purely a cerebral and moral exercise: quality over identity.
In this theoretical universe, well-presented Republican policies should be capable of appealing to Black and Hispanic voters and be countered by well-argued Democratic arguments equally capable of appealing to gun-toting rural Whites and Christian conservatives. This is the myth of the 20th century in American politics, and it is one that both parties still pledge their allegiance to, but like most myths it exhales from a corpse.
..Obama’s challenge is to mobilize the Democrats’ already identitarian voting base without also antagonizing the Republican voting base and triggering identitarian counter-voting behaviour. Overall Obama has less to do, as his voters will vote for him more for who he is than what he offers. Romney meanwhile will be engaged in a move on the centre that threatens to create disinterest to the front and apathy to the rear.
Whoever wins, of course, will be unimportant, but the process of the 2012 election will likely see a strengthening of [Core Voter Mobilisation] politics in one form or another, leading ultimately to a more overtly ethno-political system that will probably result in the fragmentation and collapse of the two big parties.