The Necessity of the Political
This is a straightforward statement outlining 5 key reasons why I believe Canadians should vote for the PPC. A view has gained ground in dissident circles that participating in democratic politics is futile. Mainstream conservative parties are allowed to participate only because they put forth policies that are acceptable to the current consensus without questioning the central pillars of immigrant diversity, transgenderism, and racial equity. Populist parties are tolerated only as fringe parties to be mocked and condemned as what is intolerant and racist. Populist parties that gain popularity or power only make the establishment stronger in its determination to suppress any real alternative.
None of the political parties are really in charge. The “deep state” is. Big Tech (Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft), Big Pharma (Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Merck, Gilead, Amgen, AbbVie), the entertainment industry (Netflix, Porn Hub, NFL, NBA), the military industrial complex, and the thousands of anonymous unelected government bureaucrats who work for the consensus. A puny populist politician can’t withstand this consensus built around the support of millions of passive citizens and enlarging masses of migrants backed by a worldwide financial and media network earning trillions.
Undeniable argument. I have no illusions that even an elected PPC government (on its own) will manage to overturn this globalist Leviathan. What will count in the long run is the spread of parallel communities with the conscious intent of radically reducing social and cultural contact with the establishment in order to create a new consensus. Yet politics is inescapable. Metapolitics and parallel communities are not enough. The establishment can easily destroy communities lacking some form of centralized political power. Intellectuals and bloggers online with their own associations can’t displace the current globalist hegemon. Almost all the major cities of the West are thoroughly diversified, and they are now encouraging millions to migrate into smaller cities and rural areas. Creating a parallel society without controlling a state apparatus will merely allow us to exist like the Amish.
We must not lose sight of the inescapable reality that the struggle between different ideologies is ultimately resolved at the political, not the economic or cultural, level of society. There is no sovereignty without political power. No people can exist without being organized within an enclosed territorial unit backed by centralized state power. The construction of a new establishment can only be sealed through the apparatus of a centralized authority and the eventual decomposition of the old consensus and power networks. Supporting the PPC is merely a way of acknowledging the reality of the political as the central locus of power, a way for us to have some form of political organization with grass roots across Canada, even though the PPC on its own will never displace the current consensus.
There are many good policies in the PPC platform about firearms, equalization payments, indigenous issues, veterans, housing, climate change, health care — but these policies are neither fundamentally different from Conservative policies nor core issues that relate to the long term survival of Euro-Canadian values, ethnicity, and traditions.
This policy should be listed first for it stands as a barometer of the anti-establishment character of the PPC and Maxime Bernier. I can’t think of a single party in the Western world, including populist parties in Europe, as vocal against lockdowns, mask mandates, school closures, vaccine passports, and vaccination of children, as the PPC. Mad Max is the only leader in the West who has proudly said he has not received a COVID-19 vaccine, and has no intention to do so. He believes the virus’s risk to his health is low. This is leadership. There is no politician, not a Trump, or a Marine Le Pen, and certainly not a single cuckservative, who would have the nerve to state openly in their platform:
This experiment was largely ineffective in reducing the spread of the virus, but caused significant collateral damage. The vast majority of covid victims were elderly patients with comorbidities in nursing homes that governments failed to protect. Lockdown measures will cause even more deaths in the longer term due to stress-related illnesses, depression, postponement of surgeries, drug overdose, suicide, domestic violence […] Both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated can get infected and transmit the virus, which negates the rationale for segregation and vaccine passports”.
This is possibly the most important policy of the PPC. Its platform does not mince words in its attack on the enforcement of politically correct speech: “What some people find politically incorrect, offensive or even hateful cannot serve as the legal basis for discrimination and censorship”. Without freedom of expression our side will have a very hard time creating a new consensus. The dissident right has suffered the most from the systematic erosion of this freedom. The Trudeau government has been expanding, and will continue to expand, the definition of hate speech until it includes the most minimal forms of dissent, as we are already witnessing against those who don’t follow covid mandates to the letter.
Its promise “to withhold funding from any post-secondary institution shown to be violating the freedom of expression of its students or staff” has great potentials if implemented in the true sense of this wording. Conservatives still don’t understand how immense is the ideological power of the left in our schools and universities. For decades the left has had next to absolute control over the minds of our children. All the ideas about gender, diversity, white supremacy, and black power originated in our universities, as marginal ideas to be embraced in the last decade by every major corporation, the mainstream conservative media and parties. This brings me to another key policy platform of the PPC: “Public Finance”.
There is a “Budget” singularly dedicated to “Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Initiatives“. The 2019 budget for “Anti-Racism” programs alone (before the George Floyd hysteria hit) was $45 million. This focus on “anti-racism”, as the Liberal government happily admitted, was singularly aimed at fighting “the rise of ultra-nationalist movements and protests against immigration“. Declaring openly that the government will no longer finance “anti-racism” policies would be a major symbolic win for our side. What gives me confidence about the PPC’s challenge the huge anti-white bureaucracy of Canada is another one of its key policies: promotion of “Canadian Identity”.
A People’s Party government will: Repeal the Multiculturalism Act and eliminate all funding to promote multiculturalism. Emphasize instead the integration of immigrants into Canadian society.
This policy goes well beyond mainstream conservative consensus. The Conservative Party now accepts the once radical idea that “multiculturalism IS Canada’s identity” and that criticism of multiculturalism is a “far right” idea. What’s particularly appealing about this policy is that, in the same vein as it calls for the integration of immigrants to a Canada that values its “Canadian identity”, it emphasizes the existence of indigenous Euro-Canadian cultures that “deserve to be nurtured and survive”:
The culture of Cape Breton is very different from that of the Eastern Townships in Quebec, or that of southern Alberta, or Nunavut. All these cultures are intrinsically Canadian. They developed in Canada. They don’t exist anywhere else in the world. They deserve to be nurtured and to survive.
This stands as a platform for the Euro-Canadian culture writ large, with all its constituent components — the Anglos, the Italians, Germans, Irish, Greeks, Quebecois, Cape Bretons, Ukrainians — to be nurtured and protected against the effects of immigration. The platform emphasizes the “Western” character of Canada, its liberal-democratic values, which opens the door for making that case that Canada must remain a Western nation rather than a “post-national” state created by diverse cultural traditions, as Justin Trudeau has demanded. It is evident from the PPC platform that it understands that integration to this Canadian identity requires a 75% reduction in LEGAL immigration from 400,000 to 100,000.
“We are not for mass immigration,” Mad Max has said. The PPC platform goes well beyond the valuable claim that we should have an immigration policy that is “economically beneficial” to Canada adding the critically important point that immigration “should not be used to forcibly change the cultural character and social fabric of our country.” This recalls W. L. Mackenzie King’s famous words in 1947 against opening the doors to immigrants from Asia because Canadians “do not wish as a result of mass immigration to make a fundamental alteration in the character of [their] population”.
The platform also states, in a way that is consistent with the dissident research of professor Herbert Grubel, that “only 26% of all the immigrants and refugees who come to Canada every year are directly chosen because they have the right qualifications and work experience to fulfill our economic needs.” It references additional research from Grubel, which I discussed approvingly in Canada in Decay: immigrants “pay on average about half as much in income taxes as other Canadians but absorb nearly the same value of government services.”
A study [clearly by Grubel] puts the cost to taxpayers in 2014 at roughly $5,300 per immigrant living in Canada, for a total annual cost of somewhere between $27 billion and $35 billion.
I am sure that Bernier read Canada in Decay. All in all, the policies of the PPC on immigration are very good, lowering the number of immigrants to “between 100,000 and 150,000, depending on economic and other circumstances,” emphasizing economic immigrants with the right skills, limiting the number of immigrants accepted under the family reunification program, abolishing the program for parents and grand-parents, and making birth tourism illegal.
The Hated Justin Trudeau
Many who like the PPC platform say they will vote Conservative just to get rid of the hated Justin. This is a big mistake. It is imperative for our side to be seen to have mass support in Canada rather than to be seen as a fringe and irrelevant group that should nevertheless be squashed like a fly for its “extremism”. Humans are always attracted to popular movements. They desire what is popular. Increasing the popular vote above 5% is critical if the PPC is to grow. You may not know that in Canada:
When an election takes place, perhaps the most significant source of public funding for the federal political parties is the election expenses reimbursement which subsidizes 50% of the national campaign expenses of any party that obtains at least 2 per cent support, or at least 5 per cent in the ridings (electoral districts) in which they presented candidates. In addition to this, the parties’ riding organizations are also reimbursed 60% of all expenses incurred by their candidates in each riding where they obtained at least 10% of the votes, plus 100% of allowable “personal expenses”.