Some characteristics of the technology sector:
- It seems to be in constant flux. Huge, established companies wither away into nothing in less than a decade, and new ones crop up.
- It is extremely wealthy.
- It is relatively easy to access, in terms of careers and company creation.
So why are we on the alt-right not infiltrating it?
Think about it. A large amount of our problems come from the absence of financial backing. A network of tech-minded alt-righters could easily spring up; there are more than enough intelligent people in our movement. As soon as one or a few of us get some traction, we can engage in low-key (and later on, blatant) political nepotism to begin getting a political foothold on the tech sector.
I propose the following outline:
- If you’re an intelligent (IQ > 120) alt-righter, learn to code, and begin educating yourself about technology. Don’t worry about “not having a math/science brain.” Anyone with an IQ over that threshold can find a technological field in which he excels.
- Join a big company if you have to, and get some experience in the industry.
- Either begin freelancing or start your own company.
(note: what follows is a rough-and-ready ballpark estimate. Treat it as such.)
The immensely wealthy technology sector employed under 7 million people in February of this year. I have not been able to find any reliable measures of alt-right sentiment with a quick search, so let’s ballpark the number of alt-right types as roughly one quarter of Trump voters. Hillary seems to think that roughly half of his voters are in the “basket of deplorables,” so this is really a pessimistic estimate for the alt-right, compared to hers. Let’s say that Trump voters are 40% of the population (not necessarily 40% of likely voters). Suppose that a small fraction of those – say, 2 million – went into the tech sector. Hey, what do you know? Now a significant minority of one of the wealthiest segments of the economy is alt-right. The effect on politics and culture would be profound, to say the least.