Neil W. McCabe, National Political Correspondent
UPDATED 11:00 AM PT –Monday, September 26, 2022
The man behind the Revolver news site told an audience at the National Conservatism Conference held in Miami that it was an open question whether American nationalists should back American corporations, who are pushing woke ideology on the rest of the world.
“That’s true especially acute this problem with the term nationalist because we’ve reached such a stage of corruption and degeneration of this country,” said Darren Beattie, the founder and editor-in-chief at Revolver.com.
“There’s really a profound disconnect that’s emerged from the key stakeholders and institutions in the United States of America and American people who would identify themselves as nationalists,” Beattie said.
“What does it mean to be a nationalist in a situation in which the nation’s dominant institutions and stakeholders have become fundamentally hostile to the would-be nationalist?” he asked.
“During the summer of George Floyd riots, America’s top corporations pledged to donate a collective $50 billion to Black Lives Matter-related causes,” he said.
“It’s risen to the level of a farce how corporate advertisements stumble over themselves, attempting to demonstrate fealty to the latest woke orthodoxies, whether it be BLM, feminism, transgenderism, and so forth,” said the former speechwriter for President Donald J. Trump.
“Ought an American nationalist support such corporations over potential foreign competitors. The big tech companies, Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter, that de-platformed Donald Trump while he was sitting President of the United States were American companies?” he asked.
Another question for the American nationalists is what to do about foreign companies that are less offensive than American companies, the former Duke University political professor said.
“Chinese TikTok is a favorite whipping boy among many on the right, though it is actually far less censorious than the American tech platforms—and the censorship they do engage in all likelihood isn’t being pushed from China, but rather comes from woke Western employees catering to the demands of the Western market,” he said.
Beattie said despite the long odds and the strength of the large and work American corporations, he has hope the wokes can be beaten.
“Well, Keynes once said on a long enough timeline, everybody dies and that includes wokeness,” he said.
“It’s a question of timeline. It’s a question of strategy. I don’t think we should dilute ourselves into thinking that it will be an easy task, but I think ultimately it can be defeated.”