People on the alt-right to expect that the progressive state will be willing to put up a huge fight for its own survival. Granted, most Western states face profound challenges. There are a lot of highly motivated, well-paid, and intelligent people who are mostly dedicated to keeping the show going. There are many more of those on defense than they are on offense, which doesn’t bode all that well for the people on the offense.
I would suggest that, instead, many of those people who are well-paid and intelligent aren’t really all that motivated or dedicated to keeping the show going, when the show pays out less and less, and expects more and more bizarre behavior and prolific expressions of belief from the people dedicated to upholding it.
The focus should more be on demoralizing the higher order, ordinary, mercantile defenders of Progress, rather than the highly motivated, underpaid, but religiously devout progressives. The focus tends to be on people like the Social Justice Warriors, most of whom make little money, contribute little materially to the state, and are themselves repulsive to the enormous numbers of normal people who are otherwise loyal to the established order of things.
Leftism has succeeded so much in recent decades because it has become ‘normal’ for the professional classes, even when it’s against the long-term interests of those people — indeed, true progressives loath the bourgeoisie, and never miss an opportunity to tell the world how they feel about them. This is the much-groused-about ‘neoliberalism’ — the radical left would refrain from killing the bourgeoisie, so long as the bourgeoisie agreed to exterminate itself slowly through moral dissolution. The end is the same, but the pace is different.
Focusing on normal, high-achieving people — and telling them that it’s actually entirely OK to believe everything that their great-grandparents believed, to aspire to similar life patterns relative to their great-grandparents — might not have that radical flair which so excites dissidents, but it’s a lot more damaging to the progressive cause than it is to just holler at the fringe radicals who keep the leftward edge expanding.