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Outliers (#46)

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

The week of the great Milo meltdown renewed tensions between the Alt Right and Alt Light: are we merely defending “cultural libertarianism,” another form of freedom of association, or are we pushing for the real goal of the Alt Right, which is to restore Western Civilization?

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Outliers (#45)

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

The collapse of Western Civilization continues apace, opposed by a narrow group of realists including Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, Frauke Petry, Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen. Everyone else seems to still be seduced by the dream that the human ego, joined in groups, can replace the scary parts of reality with social assurances. This dream, called individualism, becomes something like Leftism once collectivized, and rots civilizations from within. We kill it or we die.

Translations Of Brett Stevens In Finnish

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

When my life was shorter, and a fever gripped the brain, the stories of the Finnish winter war came to me. This brought a strange distant land to my own perspective: cowboys versus Indians, the Alamo, any fight where a few brave people of great will faced a mindless mass… and it became clear that this was a spirited land, a good place, even if their language was incomprehensible to me.

Then years later, it became clear that Finnish people had innovated death metal and black metal, and pointed them toward more of a transcendental viewpoint. Could one be more enamored of a people from far away?

Some decades later, it is with great pleasure that it can be announced that there are translations of recent articles — as opposed to those translated years ago — into the noble language of Finnish, by those who clearly understand what those articles are going on about. The publication Sarastus has translated one of my writings, Laiskuuden puolustus, for your reading pleasure.

Outliers (#44)

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

We have entered a new Sitzkrieg. The Right advances ideas; the Left resists. The former rulers are now deposed, and want to reclaim the throne with bullying, despite recognizing at some level that history has shifted, and liberal democracy (including diversity, the NWO, consumerism, equality and freedom) has become obsolete. As a result, there is much Simian posturing as people try to find their place in the old order or the new.

Sydney Traditionalist Forum Unleashes 2017 Symposium

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Long a synthesis of traditionalist and ancient Right thought in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sydney Traditionalist Forum has launched its 2017 Symposium, a collection of writings designed to inaugurate the New Year through publication online and later, in print.

You may notice some familiar voices. The introduction notes that “Brett Stevens offers a robust critique of the ideology of formal and doctrinaire egalitarianism, and how it can be countered with a return to hierarchy and perennialist ideas.” You can read that text, entitled “Y3K,” here.

It looks like quite a bit of work went into this year’s Symposium from the Sydney Traditionalists, and resulted in high quality content across the board from some of the most interesting voices from the non-modernist side of humanity. This is the kind of work that propels us into the long march to recover the institutions which will be necessary for recapturing the West.

Brett Stevens on Red Ice Radio

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

I am fortunate to be the interview subject for an episode of Red Ice Radio, the longstanding dissident realist Right radio program that tackles challenging topics and brings out the more thoughtful side of the alt right and related cultural shifts. Host Henrik Palmgren conducted an informed interview, and I did my best to keep up. You can listen to the show here.

Outliers (#43)

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

The backlash in the West against ideology continues. The parasites, seeing their master key melting away, took to the streets to riot. The people who made it through the affirmative action and political correctness filters took no action. As a result, battle lines became drawn: government and its dependents versus those who want normal, natural, organic and healthy lives and civilization. This cannot end peacefully.

Also attached to this please find an open thread. If there is anything that needs discussing, feel free to mention it here. This blog attracts those who are readers more than those who want to find social interaction through the bits and bytes of the internet, so generally the comments sections are quieter than one might think for the number of people going through, but to my mind, this is a healthy thing. It shows people undertaking the sane process of reading new information and then, contrary to the norm these days, taking the time to think it over fully, and only then worrying about emotional or social reactions to what they have assimilated.

Outliers (#42)

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

The first week of Trumprise passed and we all survived; he finally tackled immigration. If we get really lucky, he will take out the nasty tangle of laws based around civil rights that assume a white majority must always subsidize everyone else, including the worst of the lot, “affirmative action.” launched, and we also all survived, but the question of direction still haunts the Alt Right as the Alt Lite hovers like a robotic jackal, ready for a parasitic pounce at every moment.

Dissident Right Reviews Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Over at Dissident Right, August J. Rush has reviewed Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity by tackling assumptions about the meaning of “nihilism.”

Ultimately, Stevens rejects the Idealism of previous philosophers and instead notes that inherent truth (or meaning) does not exist; all that does is a world external to ourselves which experiences an objective reality, regardless of how we experience it.

…Stevens thus embraces ontological realism, and otherwise argues that while we can never fully be sure that The-World-We-Experience is The-World-As-It-Is, if our mental maps allow us to survive and thrive over a long enough time period, we thus must have an accurate (or at least advantageous) understanding of external reality. Thus, to Stevens, the question of epistemological realism is ultimately answered by the evolutionary fitness of an individual (he also extends this to societal-level phenomenon, with civilizational attainment serving as a stand-in for evolutionary fitness for these phenomena).

…Societies of any scale will have to integrate individual illusions into a cohesive framework that members can reasonably work within. This means that as a society scales, the collective mental map of reality gets further and further from The-World-As-It-Is. This process is inevitable.

This is a great synopsis of the book and of its challenge: how to find a realism that does not betray us. Its answer, presented more at the margins, is elitism and aristocracy, but the main point of the book is what this review captures, which is that we need a force of epistemological destruction like nihilism in order to slow the process of entropy of purpose that happens with civilization.

Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity has been fortunate to have a number of great reviews by talented writers:

Outliers (#41)

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Trump was elected; the Left lost their minds but failed to achieve anything other than a large social event for people to use as a forum for attention whoring. Across the world the parasites — who must be idiots — are panicking because the free money train is ending. Not only that, but illusions are dying. Illusions of everyone just getting along by accepting everything. Illusions of grandeur and over-stated self-importance. And finally, illusions that we can all get along, or even live together. The West is fragmenting, and as the Left gets crazier, there is no longer a place for fence-sitters moderates.