The idea of pathologizing opponents does not naturally belong on the Left, but on the Right, the side of health rather than disease. Before the setbacks of the 20th century the Right was well ahead of the Left in applying disease and other biological metaphors to sociological and political studies, as seen in the work of Hobbes and Spengler. It was only by creating the now discredited pseudoscience of psychoanalysis that the Left was able to gain the upper hand in pathologizing its opponents. Terminology like "racist," "sexist," and "homophobe" is the hangover of this temporary ascendancy.
The Real Right – the Alt-Right – has a duty to reclaim the language of pathology and there is no better place to start than with the present US Presidential elections, where we see Americans (and some illegals) voting for a range of candidates whose policies will obviously impact upon the health of the US "body politic."
The first thing that should be said is that none of the candidates standing represent a healthy, balanced, organic position, as this would be impossible under present conditions. Even Trump represents an ideologically confused brand of civic nationalism, mixed in with mathematically illiterate populist promises and all manner of unresolved contradictions and potential conflicts. It is difficult to see how this, in its present form, would ensure the revival and survival of the American body politic, which in constitutional terms is set up to be perpetually schizophrenic, with one branch of government negating the other.
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But there are two ways to measure a phenomenon, either by its position – i.e. where it is – or by its trajectory – where it is heading. By the first metric, the position of none of the candidates equates with political health. By the second, Trumpism and possibly Cruzism can be viewed more positively, as attempts by voters to move away from the old two-party system and its globalist model towards something healthier. Sanderism, while extremely confused in terms of identity, could also be seen as sharing in this dynamic.
In medical terms, the first option has vague similarities with Oriental or ancient systems of medicine, like Ayurveda, which seek a balance between the different organs, tendencies, or "humours" of the body – aligning the chakras, that sort of thing. While the second option has similarities with radical modern surgery. Think Ben Carson separating some unrelated Siamese Twins.
In the first case Trumpism would have to become race realist and identitarian, at least to the degree that the ethnically conglomerate former Hapsburg Empire once was. In the second case, it would have to be explicitly White nationalist – at least until the necessary separation and reorganization of the country took place, after which it would have to assert a positive identity of America as an essentially European entity in the same way that Israel defines itself as Jewish. Obviously there is an enormous distance to go before Trumpism could reach that point.
If we consider the difficulties, crises, and conflicts that would doubtlessly arise between the transition from Trumpism as it now exists to something a lot more racially aware, then we realize just how diseased the present-day American body politic is. Even with a Trump presidency, the national prognosis must be one of lingering ill health, leading to medical emergencies and drastic operations, rather than a process of gentle healing through mediation and thinking good thoughts.