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Reminder: Brett Stevens Q&A (“AMA”) On Reddit Tonight

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

  1. The “ask me anything” (AMA) Q&A session will be held in /r/altright.
  2. Go here to set up an account.
  3. Feel free to upload the promotional image anywhere and everywhere.
  4. The session starts at 8 PM EST on December 22, 2016 and goes for as long as there are questions.

I look forward to chatting it up with you all. (This was originally announced here two weeks ago.)

Update: Reddit has banned the original account; the new account — for verification purposes — is “amerika_blog”. The AMA is live now!

Outliers (#36)

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Humans live in denial of how fragile life is. Not just our own individual lives, which can be snuffed by a clogged vein or out of control car in an instant, but the lives of civilizations. Most civilizations die, with the best — intelligent, successful, advanced — falling apart first. That leads to the question of where our civilization is. If we look past the surface veneer of wealth and power, we see the type of dysfunction that is common to the last days or Rome or Athens. This should scare us. If it scares you, welcome to the Alt Right.

Discovering Nihilism

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016


Reader-submitted photo.

Writing about nihilism presents a problem in that most people equate nihilism with fatalism, or the giving up on any chance to make life saner, better, more pleasurable, or even excellent. Fatalism is in fact the most common human response to life, and consists of both a grudging acceptance of the failures of life because it is more convenient than fighting them, and a resentment which allows the individual to consider themselves a victim, pity themselves, and then use that feeling as a justification for indulging their self-centered urges as compensation for their suffering.

Nihilism as espoused in Nihilism: A Philosophy Based in Nothingness and Eternity, on the other hand, is a radical skepticism toward the means of perception that are convenient for humans. The large Simian brain tends to fit perception into what is convenient for its own modes of thinking, which means that it projects its own order onto reality, and tends to create a tunnel vision by making a first impression and then filtering out data that does not conform with that thesis.

In addition, nihilism rejects false dualities like “subjectivity” and “objectivity” based in universalism, or the idea that all human minds work alike, which is a projection by the individual that makes them feel as if they control their world. There is no truth, communications or standard value system; rather, each of us acts according to what we are as genetic organisms, and that determines what we can understand and thus what truths we perceive, how we interpret language and thus how we translate communications from others into our own meaning, and a values system specific to the degree of excellence and realism we can analyze and interpret.

The doctrine of nihilism wages war against proxies, or intermediate human measurements which can be gamed and therefore create dark organization within human groups. Proxies create conditions for their own satisfaction which do not achieve satisfaction of their ostensible goal, creating perverse incentives for deception by adhering to the letter of the law and ignoring its spirit. Instead, nihilism argues for a morality of cause and effect, such that we measure our acts by their results and consequences and not our intent.

This “black pill” reverses every idea of The Enlightenment,™ which posited that human reason was universal and therefore, we could understand things in groups instead of relying upon the exceptional among us to comprehend them. Nihilism is a war-cry for the competent to rise in a hierarchy and oppress the rest, even if merely by dominance of opinion, because humans are not equal and accuracy of perception is more important than ideological conformity and the social good feelings it produces.

Over at Praefuscus Ferrum, occult writer D.A.R.G. has conducted a three-part examination of the book, culminating in an inspection of its esoteric and traditionalist aspects:

Brett Stevens advocates nihilism as a gateway to realism and idealism which, hand in hand and dealt with higher intellect, take the mentality of the individual towards transcendentalism. In a summarised manner, it is an extreme acknowledgement of what is without trying to impose human illusion over the tangible and measurable universe, only to then head towards the highest ideals that we can think of in an ever-ascending path. The beneficent effect of this outlook is twofold: first, it bypasses any impulse towards compromise and mediocrity, and second, it forces us to consider the permanent first of all, and the temporal in view of it.

Furthermore, to achieve such a vision, humans are required to put aside their egos, and so any illusions of socially-imposed egalitarianism in favour of a holistic vision of what is good as per ultimate consequences. Unfortunately, some divide this into two black-and-white categories in the common means versus ends dilemma, which is only so for those afflicted with narrow minds and short sightedness. Each question should be evaluated in its own context, not dealt with in prescribed absolutes such as “this is bad/good”, and rather as “what will the effect of this course of action be in this condition?”.

To follow up on these ideas, readers might also seek out the general introduction to nihilism offered by the publisher.

This follows an in-depth analysis of the underpinnings of Germanic Idealism present in the philosophy of nihilism

However, according to Brett Stevens, reality must be perceived or understood as having an underlying logic. But like the ancients and their esoteric holistic fusion of science, philosophy and religion, and unlike most post-Descartes and Aristotelian philosophy, it recognises that reality is ineffable.

This recognition may explain why so many different coherent explanations have cropped up in modern philosophy, without one or another possessing an objective superiority. This ineffability of reality leads to the esoteric method and the recognition of occult properties: those which we may never perceive directly; not even through scientific instruments, for physical science can only study effects. The apparent incoherence of esotericism, including the way Brett Stevens approaches nihilism, can only be resolved through direct experience in what is termed as a ‘coincidence of opposites’.”

The author also explains the roots of nihilism in heuristic realism:

By destroying all illusion of human-given value one comes to a direct and plain experiencing of reality. Thereby the plain, consistent workings of an immanent reality become apparent, or the emanations and manifestations thereof. This is the Godhead of the semi-esoteric Western Christian, which in the Tree of Life consists of the Supernal Triangle containing the higher Trinity (the “Father”, for all intents and purposes) that defines the abstract ‘mechanics’, relations and polarities of reality at every level.

Be that as it may, such conceptualisations may serve a further conscious study, but an attentive and self-directed mind will perceive and attain these notions unaided by theoretical systems, mystical or otherwise. The individual may thus be led, in his search for value, to consciously selected methods and systems by the way they address reality itself rather than by external imposition. This attainment of power is exciting and decisive in the future of the individual.

Any writer would be fortunate to attract the readers who have written in on this book — alert, introspective, analytical and rigorous — and it is its triumph that, regardless of ultimate popularity, it has found the group who are forging the future of humanity in hearts and minds. With any luck, it will be a popular Christmas gift this year, spreading perplexity and terror to humanity.

Outliers (#34)

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

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Our potential future sails into uncertain waters. The death of liberal democracy is now clear: rather than muting the dark side of humanity, it encouraged it, and now our populations are divided between illusionists and realists. The realists want to seize control before the illusionists force us into permanent third world status through demographic genocide and civilization collapse. We desire a renewed Western Civilization based on the greatness of old, and shying away from the managerial state that both tries to save the delusional from themselves, and control the rest of us with good intentions and bad methods. As the West rediscovers its will to live, it discovers the idea that life should be good and pleasurable, and for that reason, that we can throw out all of the fetid rot and the compulsively neurotic people who will otherwise lead us into a darkness of revenge, greed, victimhood and passive aggressive bullying.

You Heard It Here First

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

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The team that evolved into the Amerika writing group started out in the late 1980s writing about nihilism. This was a rejection the shaping of our knowledge by human mental convenience, and a cry for reality-based radical skepticism of “truths” shared by the herd.

Since that time, we have scooped every other source on several points of importance for all future rightists:

  • Diversity Does Not Work. While most of our compatriots were focused on criticizing specific ethnic groups, our approach was to say that diversity itself is the problem. Each group acts in self-interest to establish its own values as standards and to shape the future of the nation, and this naturally brings them into conflict, resolved only in Balkanization or reduction of the group to a lowest common denominator grey (or “beige”) race.
  • Class Revolt Is The Problem. At a time when most others were blaming capitalism, technology or infiltration for our decline, we argued that civilizational decay was at the root of it, spurred on by a radical individualism caused by an over-abundance of people without purpose, whose survival had been protected by civilization. Class warfare destroys most civilizations.
  • Bootstrapping Is The Solution. Although others still seem unclear on this issue, our group argues that the only solution will come through seizing political control while simultaneously nurturing a cultural movement toward excellence; the two will form a feedback loop. This enables society to re-evolve toward greatness.
  • Realism Leads to Idealism. Taking a hint from the Germanic Idealists, our writers have argued for some time that extreme realism leads to a view of reality as a structure composed of something thought-like at a level below physicality. This rejects both atheistic materialism and dualism, and argues instead for a layered monism.

The texts linked in this post are from the 2000s and 2010s but reflect writing from the late 1980s through early 1990s which, originally posted to long-gone web servers and USENET, has been steadily edited toward greater accuracy.

As we approach nearly three decades down this path, our writers want to remind you: You Heard It Here First. We are ignored by many of the larger publications on the Right, as well as by all the Left, because we do not dumb down what we write, nor do we provide easy scapegoats and the type of emotional drama found on blogs. But most of all, we are feared, because our nuanced answers have more duration than the appeals to feelings that make most writing inaccurate.

The time that is coming will be decided by a single question. We either choose to lift our spirits toward goodness and excellence, and by so doing, restore Western Civilization, or we follow many other failed societies down a path from which there is no recovery. It ends in a grey race, without culture or philosophy, obedient to a few cruel leaders who manipulate it as its people stagnate and reverse their evolutionary path, ending up as hominids standing among ancient ruins whose meaning is long forgotten.

Outsider Art Gallery LD50 Posts Alt Right Exhibit

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

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Provocative London art gallery LD50 has launched new exhibit about the Alt Right, male frustration, Neoreaction, spirit cooking, Pepe, Kek, the occult and the rise of memetic communication.

Fresh on the heels of a success Neoreaction conference, the gallery has created videos centered around Alt Right and Neoreaction texts which make writing into a basic podcast for greater enjoyment of the viewer.

I am fortunate to be featured in one of these videos, a reading of “The Black Pill”, itself a compilation of ideas from my late 1980s and early 1990s writings about nihilism:

Outliers (#33)

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

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The British Establishment is still resisting Brexit; the American Leftist media is trying to find a way to claim the election was invalid. A power vacuum has opened because it appears that the people who claim to be in charge are in fact oblivious to the consequences of their actions. It remains to be seen if a single one of them is competent. And yet, the world waits. The reign of Trump has so far been peaceful and filled with confidence because, as Milo Yiannopoulos would say, “Daddy” is back in the house.

This is a pressure cooker whose lid is being screwed tighter while the temperature rises. This is an angry animal, forced into a cage and tormented, determined to find itself free.

…These jokers take a thief’s share of our salary, of the money we spend, of the money we save, of the debt we accrue and the deaths we endure. And in return we are told our voices don’t matter. Don’t count.

…They say people with nothing to lose are the most dangerous of all. I think the Establishment both here and in the United States may be about to learn the biggest threat to peace and order in their respective countries, will be entirely of their own making. – Katie Hopkins, “And if that sounds like a threat – it is!,” Daily Mail, November 25, 2016

  1. Why is Russia challenging NATO right now?
  2. What issues do you wish the Alt Right would emphasize?
  3. How can the Alt Right help Donald Trump and Nigel Farage?
  4. If given political power, how would the Alt Right end the decline of Western Civilization?
  5. Should the Alt Right rebrand as “The New Right”?
  6. What practical things can be done about pollution, overpopulation and species extinction?

Outliers (#32)

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

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As the realization of both Brexit and The Trumpening hits the Western World, it becomes clear we have turned a corner: we have found some spirit to fight. The years of slow decay, followed by the acceleration of Leftism after 1945 and 1991, have done their damage but people are realizing a lack of faith in human intent (egalitarianism) and a renewed faith in common sense, nature, time-proven solutions and the transcendent. The world keeps turning, but its human spirit has forever been altered, and for once it seems, for the better.

Outliers (#31)

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

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This week took a historic turn with the “American Brexit” kicked off by the election of Donald J. Trump at the 45th President of the United States. That, in turn, has prompted vast searching on the Right for what our mission is and what are the achievable steps to walk us back from an Enlightenment™-based egalitarian societal toward a hierarchical, realistic, naturalistic and transcendental one. To that end, take a peek at some of the best writing this week.

Election Plans

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

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It has been decided that in this house, we will hope for the best in the election, but spend the day watching Lord of the Rings and thinking on what it is we want for society. That movie series follows the quest of a motley band of officially unimportant citizens in their quest to restore a Western monarchy.

Oddly, that follows with about what the modern West needs. The yeoman hobbits play a vital role in coming together with others to restore order when threatened by insatiable evil. Along the way, the characters involved discover within themselves supernatural awareness and a deep existential longing for social and moral order.

There will be snacks of a mostly-healthy nature, possibly fermented beverages, and no shortage of pipe weed (“…a variety of Nicotiana…”). While the world struggles with whether it wants to live or not, and people outside rage onward, we will contemplate our deepest hopes. All else has been canceled to allow this, not like anyone will get much done on this momentous and historical day anyway.

What are your election plans?