Vox Day has a post up highlighting a conservative columnist reading the alt right out of conservatism on the grounds that some of the group's members think in terms of racial identity. There's no room in conservatism for people who identify as 'white people' advancing 'white interests' or protecting 'white culture', and so on. Conservatism and libertarianism both are about individuals, not tribes.
I'm sympathetic. But I'm vastly more skeptical than sympathetic.
Tell me there's no place in conservatism, or the GOP, for NAACP members. Or members of La Raza. Or any other number of organizations which are expressly 'tribal' and focus squarely on advancing people of a certain ethnicity, or religion, or more.
It's not going to happen, because the opposition to tribalism or 'collectivism' is insincere. A NAACP member announcing their conservatism would be celebrated as a precious trophy by conservatives. No expectation to denounce the NAACP would be had.
I'd like to think this isn't an anti-white thing so much as it is an anti-complications thing. It's pure conservatism in practice, in a way: even though the opposition to tribalism has not just failed, but disastrously failed, the old way of approaching cultural issues still must be maintained at all costs. That's what modern conservatism really is about: an 'it ain't broke if we don't fix it' attitude.