The crisis over social media is reaching epic proportions: these sites, which are the new public spaces of globally connected world, are technically owned by those who paid for the servers, code, electricity, bandwidth and staff to run them; however, they are needed for the free exchange of information by people worldwide.
As of today, Twitter has suspended the account of Nick Land, a paleolibertarian philosopher who writes on topics including Neoreaction and Anarcho-Capitalism or things very much like them. Many of his posts concern seasteading, economics, the downfall of liberal democracy and the rise of tribalism.
However, the glitch is that Land is not an extremist — in fact, he is the opposite, in that he approaches questions from an analytical viewpoint from a historical and economic perspective, instead of the kind of personal or ethnic focus that many have adopted. In this way, Twitter is shooting itself in the foot by removing sensible voices and allowing the emotional to crowd the discourse.
Perhaps this is a first step toward justifying further attacks on the non-Left by removing the intellectual forces that keep non-Leftist dialogue anchored, giving the more radical fringe power, so that it can then be targeted and banned. Either way, this is a great loss for all on Twitter who value thinking about the next stage of history instead of cheerleading for the recently past one.
Many of our readers are familiar with Wrath of Gnon, the cerebral meme-master who pairs classic art with insightful quotations from writers and thinkers. Although he exists only on social media, his elegant images spread across the web and, interestingly for social media, re-appear years later. We were lucky to get some time to chat with the elusive Wrath of Gnon.
When did you first know that you would pursue a different path than that of the majority? Is there any way for someone who aspires to sanity to feel good about this modern world?
I was not exceptional in that I was born reactionary. I believe most people are for the simple reason that all the hollow slogans of the progressives — Equality, Brotherhood, Liberty, etc. — are so obviously untrue to even the most socially isolated child (and I was not in the least isolate, I grew up in a large loving family).
To maintain the progressive mindset it is vital that people remain detached from reality (from their roots, families, friends, communities), and plugged in or attached to the propaganda machine. Take a man away from media for a fortnight and you will see emerge a more sensible, realistic human being. My own reactionary thinking has only strengthened the more I remove myself from modern media and groupthink.
It is not difficult: stop looking at mass media, distance yourself from all writing that “feels” modern; keep going backwards in times until you find what you are comfortable with. There are even some recent writers with an old fashioned mind set, you don’t have to read Chaucer, as certain works of Kerouac will do just as well. Immerse yourself in reality: aspire to experience and perform all the functions of life, as far as it is humanly possibly for you.
This can include growing your own crops to taking your friends for extended hiking trips in the wilderness. There are no excuses and I believe it is possible for everyone to cultivate a timeless mindset. The important thing is to, in some way, manner or form, reach backwards. This is the meaning of the slogan “Revolt Against the Modern World”: to turn your back on modernity.
What, in your view, went wrong with the West, and how do we fix it? How deeply does the rot go?
As for when (even though you did not ask), there is the famous quip — “For the average person, all problems date to World War II; for the more informed, to World War I; for the genuine historian, to the French Revolution.” (Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn) — but the Traditionalist-Catholic wing of reactionary thinkers go further, blaming the reformation. And so on. This is a fun but ultimately pointless game.
Personally I would not even call it a rot, as I subscribe to the Evolian idea that we are already “men standing in the ruins.” Rome has fallen all around us, it is just that we have not noticed yet (or as Adam Smith mirrored it “There is a great deal of ruin in a nation”). This question brings to mind the two famous portrayals of two different Roman nobles in the fifth century A.D., one who leaves the Imperial Capital to return to his family lands in Gaul, to “weather out the temporary unrest”, while the other quietly slips away to eventually found his own Holy Order, the Benedictines. The first thinking that order will soon be restored, the other with his mind already set on eternity. Both accounts make for fantastic reading.
The good thing is that everything we need to turn things around is already here. All the material, all the plans, all the accumulated wealth and knowledge of millennia of human thought and creativity is scattered all around us. We even have a time table for how to do it (and this was suggested by someone on Twitter three or four years ago), we just start turning the clock back, step by step, reversing history as we go along, keeping only the reality compliant, Gnon friendly parts.
And we might unwittingly have started this already: education, housing, vacation homes, etc., it is all becoming too expensive very fast. We are losing the means of production to more ruthless countries in the Far East, and we are running out of natural resources. Unrest in far away countries have started cramping our wanderlust—quick now, 2017 might be your last chance to see the Louvre, the Pyramids and the beaches of Pattaya! And speaking of Pattaya, sexually transmitted diseases are quickly becoming immune to treatment, thus limiting us even in our choices of partners, and in their numbers, automatically unwinding the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s.
Mark Stein said “The future belongs to those who show up,” and as Evola noted, what we have to do now is to hold out, to “ride the tiger,” to “remain standing in the ruins,” to (as Rod Dreher posited) take the Benedict Option and become neo-monastics. And have children, of course. Lots and lots of children.
You publish a series of intellectual memes — striking images overlaid with notable quotations and cutting insights — which reveal much about what is wrong, and where we might go. What appealed to you about this format? How do you choose images and quotations?
I had been skimming the outer fringes of the “reacto-sphere,” but I think I was influenced in taking the step to participate more actively by a few people, and a few memes. The first was an anonymous image showing a leafy green, beautifully airy urban street from the turn of the last century, overlaid with the words: “NEVER AGAIN.” That one hit me like a brick in the forehead.
At the same time, I happened to find @shaunwesleywyrd and E.H. Looney on Twitter. S. Wes shared a photo of an old book by Oswald Mosley he was reading, photographed with whiskey and a pipe, and Looney shared (and I still think this is a most fantastic meme) an image of a young woman in medieval garb with the text: “The First Reich was the Best Reich.”
I saw a way to present (to the general public) very “politically incorrect,” almost caustic ideas, in a fun setting. It took me a few weeks of experimenting to realize that I needed two more vital ingredients: a pinch of gravitas (which I got from relying mostly on very old literature) and beauty. Beauty is the beginning of all things good, and goodness is the beginning of all beautiful things. At the very same time I was reading NRx, I read Bryce, MM, Sailer, Jim, Nick Land etc., and the rest is (well documented) history.
I have a decent image memory, so I remember a lot of images I have seen, and when I find a good quote in my readings (I read a lot, and almost only autobiographies these days) or online or suggested by helpful people on Twitter or Tumblr, that fit an image, I add it. And of course, the other way around. I think my best work is actually when I see an image and the text just comes to me naturally, whether it is my own or a quote from someone else (I do realize that there are almost no original thoughts out there, so as far as possible I try to give credit where credit is due).
Unlike many within modernist movements, including the Alt Right, you are an out-of-the-closet monarchist. What led you to have faith in monarchy? How do we get there from here?
Humankind has at the very least thirty-five centuries of monarchy under its belt by now (at least Europeans, much longer if you include the other great historical cultures), and this has taken us from roving bands of hunters to the outer reaches of the solar system. Furthermore the amount of beauty in the world is diminishing at the same rate that Modernity is growing.
I noticed that globalism is erasing differences both geographically as well as culturally while increasing meaningless ugliness! It is the differences that are important, the distinctions that make everything on this planet so interesting! I even have a love for borders (and walls and fences, demarcations, ditches, hedgerows, etc.): strange and wonderful things happen in borders regions: the starkest contrast, the strangest amalgmations and syntheses, the most interesting crossovers. Borders are great things — we need more of them!
I hate the leveling leviathan of globalization and commercialism. I do not trust systems — is there any system that has not achieved a long history of atrocities by now? All systems are inherently unsustainable, as they are founded in ideas rather than in observable reality, and once the people holding these ideas change, so do the ideas (witness social democrats in Europe or social justice warriors in American campuses).
By contrast, I find Monarchy the most robust, sustainable (and ecological if you will) form of societal organization. It mirrors only those structures that already exist in reality and in nature, it is so simple that even a child can understand it, even participate in it. When ever a group of pre-schoolers gather to play without adult interference, a natural hierarchy will establish itself within seconds. Between the two genders, between the members of the group, between the group (the culture) and reality (nature). The Monarch is to the nation what the Father is to the family.
Humans are the only animals that will actively invent problems in order to provide solutions for them. But monarchy is one of those things that just will not be improved upon, it is one of the eternal truths about mankind and of the reality of things. If mankind ever stops needing a King, well then I posit to say that we have already evolved (or devolved, more likely) into something post-human. But as long as the idea of the King survives, it will live on, ready to spring back into reality.
As Georges Bernanos asked of a four-year-old Lorrainer boy: “What is a king?”, “A king is man on horseback who is not afraid!” As fine a definition as ever I heard, and far more correct than a whole indoctrination camp of university professors.
How have you found ways to adapt to modern life? What is it like, living in a world where basically everyone is not just wrong but insane, and every institution is subtly corrupted?
Humor helps. And the knowledge that all institutions are merely guided by corrupt men and women, and that we are all more or less brainwashed from birth by Modernity. As a culture, we have always had ways to deal with people whose grip on reality is less than robust, only these days they seems to end up Chancellors, Chairmen of the Committee or with Tenure. As we were all once brainwashed, so we can all find our ways out of the modern labyrinth.
Here is where the allegory of the Red Pill comes in handy. I have, by now, a pocket full of them, and the more I give out, the more I seem to carry around. It is a self-feeding fire: every conversion is the seed of a dozen more, and the anecdotes of these “red-pillings” are moralizing tinctures indeed. On a more personal level, I am helped by reading, and finding that I am not alone. Everything I think and feel has been felt or thought before. As Evola put it:
My principles are only those that, before the French Revolution, every well-born person considered sane and normal.
I have tons of allies. Mind you, most of them (as of now at least) dead, but still. Tons.
If people want to break out of the mental virus of modernity, how should they do so? Is there a universal path, and do all people need to come to in-depth realizations, or can they rely on gut instinct?
Most of us are in it too deep. Every time we reach towards the light of the surface, modernism is there again, Chthulu dragging us downstream and into the murky darkness. Sometimes we can be helped by friends, someone reliable to help us climb back up. Find sanity again. Sometimes it happens in flashes of revelations (everyone knows these and Twitter is a great place to share), but like any idea whose time has come, we are slowly building towards a critical mass. Our ideas are sustainable, confirms to reality: when nature, long in tooth and red in claw sneers at us form the dark thicket, we are ready to sneer back, and soon there will be more of us. We will reach, sooner or later, the necessary critical mass.
There are of course savants out there, people who are so remarkably grounded that they are immune to modernity: you probably know many. Your uncle the air force mechanic. That aunt who is a nurse and never opened a book in her life but has started and ended more lives than Sitting Bull. That cousin who can build an engine from spare parts but has never heard of Affirmative Action in his life. Surround yourself with them. Go to them. Bask in their clearheaded glory. And then come back to the fray to pick up a few more lost souls. As Tolkien stated so well: “It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.”
We hear a lot about environmental problems these days. In your mind, what is the relationship between modernity and ecocide, and is it purely industrial, or related to underlying political or social problems?
The simplest way I can put it, is that the environment has stopped being something wonderful from which to draw resources and strength to start being a problem that we have to “deal with”. Just listen to yourself, the phrase, “environmental problems”! It is amazing when you think about it. How did we get here? It is a combination of many things (let me name a few):
Individualism: I have needs, so screw the rest.
The Tragedy of the commons: No one owns anything any more. Everything is up for grabs. This ties in to nationalism, which is a natural defense mechanism and reaction to weak states. Environmental concern is the left wing shadow of this reaction.
Receding horizons: We are so used to there not being any more fish in the ocean that we forgot what it was like just two generations ago. We are so used to worrying about our kids walking two blocks to school by themselves we think it is normal, even though we ourselves would happily bicycle ten miles or more to go skinny dipping in ponds and lakes when we were twelve.
Rootlessness: Why should I bother about this place that I have never seen before and that I will never see again? I have no idea what it was like ten years ago, never mind a generation or more!
Unqualified Optimism (in Eternal Progress): Things will only get better. Progress leads to better things and evolution always climbs higher. Well, I have news for you buddy: nature does not care if it produces Beethoven’s Ninth or a superbly infectious tape worm. Whatever remains standing at the end of the day is what will remain. Nature is a blind God and you can never ever outrun or outsmart it. Moloch is not going to protect you either, despite how many babies you roast at its fires.
These all combine to create the situation we have today: Holidays in Cambodia and 120 channels on your TV, meanwhile the Springs keep growing more and more Silent for every year. But it is my firm opinion, that the environment (its uses and abuses, including the whole “environmental problem” subject) is fundamentally and unquestionably a right wing issue.
The left is the side of the favelas and locusts, the factories and the mercury spills, the estrogen in our drinking waters and the loneliness of the last rhino on the savannah. The right is about stewardship, firm action, boundaries, and responsibility. Green is a reactionary color. Just as in this neighborhood we shoot dealers, in this forest we also shoot poachers.
What activities do you find fulfilling outside of politics and philosophy? How do these help you and others live normal lives in the midst of the maelstrom of insanity?
Oh, I hate politics. With a passion. I will only talk politics with actual politicians and even then it is just a ruse to get them so close that I can kick them. Politics divides friends and splits families. Politics starts out with a discussion on the fair way to handle lay offs in industry and ends in one side digging mass graves for the other side. If politics does not get you mad and fuming you are doing it wrong.
I yell at people starting a conversation with the words “So what about that election uh?” Politics is of the enemy. I mine it sometimes, for ammunition, or for making more Red Pills. But that is it. Nothing more. As for philosophy I hardly ever read it. I have always been an “Oh yeah? Show me!” kind of guy. I want to see why monarchy works. I want to taste why democracy doesn’t (Anyone care for Soup? Our chef is legion).
Roger Scruton’s is the only philosophy I ever read, and even then I only read his most down to earth passages and grounded texts. I had enough abstract philosophy at university (and boy was that ever the biggest mistake of my life!), overdosing on Kant and Derrida at twenty.
But as for normal activities, I take an interest in drafting classical architecture, rural crafts, etc. It all helps me refocus, or retune myself to reality.
Right now, what is one thing that a normal person can do to resist modernity and encourage a shift toward a saner, healthier form of civilization?
I touched on this subject in an earlier answer, but if I would have to say one thing, it is to Stop consuming: media, stuff. Once that is done, start by gathering your friends and allies: “Form a Gang.”
I am no fan of rock stars, but they had the right idea when they started defenestrating TV sets. Everyone should try it sometime. The fresh air will do us good! As moms everywhere and in all times have pointed out: “It is a nice day outside, go out and play.”
How can people stay on top of your writings and creations, and what can they do to support your work?
I post most creations on Tumblr, and a lot of my readings and opinions on Twitter. I am not in this for money, I borrow quite freely from the dead and the living, I require no fame. I take up little space and need little nourishment. Kind words help though. If you find the mass of my messages too much, feel free to edit out my name from the images (lots of people do). Use whatever you need.
If you feel like helping, I would love to receive more suggestions from non-English speaking reaction, as long I can double check the sources independently, I am usually happy. If something strikes my fancy I will use it. I sometimes suggest titles that are in need of translating into English. Feel free to get started. Donoso Cortes, Barras, Bernanos, etc. there is so much out there that deserves a bigger audience. Quality is important, but so is quantity. The sheer weight, the volume of thought we can point to—it all adds up.
It would seem that genetics and spirituality are opposite ends of a spectrum, but they are linked because both converge on organizations in a cyclic pattern: genetics determines ability and organizations route that ability either into rewarding or harmful mental outlooks. A useful rough model to link genetics to spirituality can be seen through the following sequence:
Humans are genetically inclined to express themselves using language in the context of survival. This context changes for example, when the field becomes education, or business. Languages enable humans to perform in these various contexts.
Various languages developed around the world and resulted in various cultures. Initially some commenters thought that culture itself aimed at a universal objective, but because languages adapt and contexts change, we can visualize cultures as horizons that become fused as time progresses.
One interesting opinion was that the Western context exhibited a particular dualistic thinking (and thus dualistic culture) that enhanced binary thinking whereby a signifier such as “woman” is not identified by the meaning of the word, but by all the things that are absent from it. Language effects culture for example by isolating the concept of woman from family, child or social class; it produces a generic category which then forces distinction of layers of meaning by language.
Geert Hofstede demonstrates that culture affects safety. Human participation in war also demonstrated that home-advantage played a significant role, even visible in professional sports today.
Safety affects productivity since it is relatively easy to prove that a sick person cannot work. Safety also has a much wider application in that it is one of the fundamental goals of leadership, as was demonstrated by President Trump when he stated that his first priority is to keep Americans safe from both terrorism and immigrant crime.
Global competitiveness reports describe how productivity affects competitiveness in each country. The safer a country is, the more likely it is to be productive; this makes sense, since the smarter the population — a function of genetics — the more likely the country will be to have advanced leadership, and through that higher degrees of safety, and thus of confidence in the population.
Most people will think that spirituality would rather affect competitiveness, while the opposite is really true. The thinking is that competitiveness is a goal, or has a goal, whereas spirituality cannot propose a goal that relates to competitiveness. Rather, the idea is to cycle back to language and culture where goalposts shift continuously, requiring regular changes in productive techniques (which has proven to be immensely difficult).
However, not only is “change” difficult, but merely having that “technique” is also prohibitive in the long run. First of all, overcoming the inherent problem of techniques — a calcifying tendency to imitate what has succeeded, without recognizing that the goalposts have shifted — requires spirituality, which will also help with changing of those same techniques later on.
The limitations of “techniques” can only be overcome with spiritual means because those are more abstract and related to principle, so can be used to assess goal, and from that, techniques can be chosen dynamically. Without this cycle, cultural organizations will eventually falter.
Organizations, like organisms, perish when they fail to adapt to changing conditions in the world around them. Spirituality, principles and transcendentals help societies avoid becoming fixated on concrete goals and techniques which then slowly become obsolete, giving entry to an entropy spiral leading to civilizational heat death, which is how all societies perish.
The world does not stand still. To adapt to this, humans bring genes and spirit together through the cycle described above by which genes create culture, culture creates language, language creates organization, and organizations through their handling of safety, create a spiritual presence that keeps the population flexible.
As with so many things in life, the first look — a mile wide, an inch deep — is the enemy of accurate perception. The institutions we think are least necessary and most outdated, like nationalism, religion, literature and hierarchy, may in fact be what saves us from the collapse that the first look would engender.
This weekend, artists and campaigners will protest calling for the closure of LD50, in Dalston, east London, after accusations the gallery gave a platform to anti-immigrant, Islamophobic and “alt-right” figures and promoted “hate speech not free speech”.
Guests at LD50’s Neoreaction conference last summer included Brett Stevens, the white supremacist whose writing was an inspiration to Oslo far-right terrorist Anders Breivik, who murdered 77 people in 2011.
After Breivik’s attack, Stevens wrote: “I am honored to be so mentioned by someone who is clearly far braver than I, no comment on his methods, but he chose to act where many of us write, think and dream.”
The thing is, we need a term for what they are doing here. We understand what it means when Leftists virtue signal, which means to demonstrate their own goodwhite cred by acting symbolically, akin to politicians kissing babies or big business buying a herring snack for Shamu the whale so they can continue to pollute the other 364 days of the year.
But what they are doing here is something new, and it should be called taboo tagging, because you can tell that these journalists were typing away furiously to see how many terms that signal “socially unacceptable ideas” — a proxy for non-Leftist ideas, in our Leftist time — they can load into the article and associate with the gallery or this poor Brett Stevens guy.
Let us do a quick count:
“Alt-right” (the quotes mean something dubious, fraudulent).
What a handy bundle of words to scare away the middle class and convince them that, whatever it is they are, they are not anything like these horrible people. A basket of deplorables, indeed. But that is not fact; it is innuendo. And if they had taken the time to review the data — cribbed mostly from articles by Leftist groups attacking art gallery LD50 (who responded magnificently) — they would have realized these are not facts at all, but politically biased defamation because their inaccuracy is so great.
Now, in their defense, much of this occurs because the news has been in a slow downward cycle over the past fifty years. When there were only magazines, newspapers and radio being a newsman was a pretty good gig. The money was not terrible and the respect was high. But then television, cable and the internet entered the picture and now the news is basically clickbait grasping for decreasing ad revenue. Somewhere in here the media opted to shift its focus to its most fervent consumers, who tend to be young and left-leaning, and drove the regular middle class away as a result, making its plight even worse. So an article like this was probably composed in under an hour with extensive borrowing because how else will The Guardian pump out enough clickbait to stay afloat for another quarter?
Even if I were a gay multiracial Communist, I would still support LD50 gallery. Although I have been writing about Right-wing issues for over two decades, my original crusade was back in the 1980s against censorship. My view is that no views should be taboo, but should be aired and explored with as close to a neutral and un-emotional mind as possible; some of this comes from my studies in Hinduism, which emphasizes this kind of egoless ultra-analytical viewpoint. LD50 is allowing ordinary people to explore an artistic vision of ideas that, because they are outside of the socially acceptable, are taboo but might offer solutions. After all, history is one big pattern of people finally turning to previously taboo ideas and finding new solutions, realizing belatedly that the taboos were mere herd conformity designed to hold them back.
Let us dig deeper into this lügenmess:
Alongside the conference, the gallery hosted an art exhibition titled Amerika, which explored far-right and Nazi imagery and featured video works of far-right and neoreactive texts being read out by avatars. A pink swastika was graffitied onto the gallery front door last week.
Writing on his ultra-conservative blog, Amerika.org – which is directly linked to on the gallery’s website – Stevens said the neoreaction conference had been held behind a “veil of secrecy to prevent the usual suspects (Leftists and other neurotics) from attacking”.
Ultra-conservative… oooh, I really like the sound of that. This part is probably accurate; it is ultra-conservative, but not for the sake of being extreme, cool, whatever, etc. This is where looking into human psychology for several decades gets you. You end up realizing that history is a shuttling between order/sanity and disorder/insanity, and that the good years come when we accept that humanity is a problem best tamed by aristocracy, caste, nationalism and transcendental goals and that nothing else — especially neurotic liberal democracy — is going to work. The rest of the world has actually realized this, at a gut level, but they are afraid to admit the fall of illusions so there is a massive global tantrum at the dying of this now-aged order.
Will someone please say “ultra-conservative” again, perhaps with a sneering cosmopolitan accent and soft hands that have never cut wood? Yes, yes, that is wonderful. If you can just keep doing that, it is like a backrub to my soul.
For several decades, I have been interested in one question: how do I restore Western Civilization? I started from a center-Left perspective, then went toward deep ecology, and influenced by black metal, Nietzsche and Houellebecq, drifted Rightward and finally found a center there. I describe myself as a “moderate extremist”: someone who wants extremely practical answers, but on a ten thousand year scale and applied with zeal and verve so that they are actually effective instead of being merely symbolic.
If you had asked me back at the start of this journey whether I wanted to end up on the far right, my answer would have been quick and profane. Of course not! But when one follows logical facts, instead of relying on observations of details that are partially correct and labeled “facts,” and reads a bit of history and philosophy, it becomes clear that the picture is bigger than what we are being told. This means that our society has failed, the fools are in charge, and everything they say is a lie, so we must look beyond the taboo, and that is what I have done.
I have zero regrets. The individual has no power in this world except to think, gain clarity on what is actually happening, and then act toward a restoration of sanity and a society that can exceed all of our experiences and expectations so far, even if that act is merely writing. I realize this puts me on the wrong side of the power structure that exists now, but clearly it is failing, and not because people disagree with it but — on the contrary — because enough people agreed with it that it could act out its ideology, and the results especially for the past seventy years have been terrible.
So, good luck to you over at The Guardian in attempting to understanding this web of thoughts and their derivation. But you should take away one thing, and that is that when you try to create a bogeyman, you miss what is actually there. I am a person just like you, concerned about the same things, and possibly gifted of some insights, I have taken a different path than everyone else who is following the illusion of modernity into the (now deep) grave of Western Civilization. Buy my book. Listen to our podcast. Thanks for reading, and toodles.
The lügenpresse specializes in actual fake news, meaning that it reports non-events as events or selectively omits facts to put a spin on events that did indeed happen. This is dangerous because it is partially true, and so gives the illusion of reliability.
But then, there is another type of fake news, which we might call “spam fake news” because it is designed as a virus to make people pass it along because it confirms their biases in a definitive way, offering the “proof” they have always wanted. It is thus a huge emotional rush for them, and they busily paste the URL into their social media streams, generating clicks and profit for the spammer.
An example of this spamfake news targets pizzagate supporters with an imaginary smoking gun — an email in which Hillary and Barack discuss “pizzas” in a way that suggests incriminating evidence:
In the email, addressed to former president Barack Obama, Huma Abedin, and John Podesta among others, Clinton strangely references a “Pizza arrangement”, “Hotdogs” and “predetermined locations”.
Clinton also alludes to an “our downfall” in the email.
If it seems to be too perfect to be true, it probably is not true. And in this case, the email has not been released by Wikileaks and appears to be no more than a blurry forgery photographed on a screen.
As we go to war with the fake news in the lügenpresse, which is more accurately simply lies to support dogma through partial truth-telling and “spin,” it becomes important to shed these parasites who are attempting to use our goodwill for their own profit. Block this website and any like it, and speak up against this other form of fake news wherever you see it.
Take the consequences away, and make the world into a pink and puffy safe space, and the morons get to moron.
Boy #PresidentTrump is an ignoramus. He doesn’t know anything about what goes on in the world today. His remarks regarding Sweden were horrible. Just wrong. How could he possibly assume Sweden was experiencing violence? According to our former ambassador to Sweden, it’s all just the same prejudice we saw in Shakespeare’s Othello The Moor.
Gosh people who doubted the positive aspects of Socialism in Venezuela should eat some crow. The average Venezuelan has lost nineteen pounds in just one year! The calories are not just burned — they’re Holodomored! Exciting details of the weight loss magic follow below.
Prime Source: ¿El resultado? Una dieta insuficiente que no alcanza las 2.000 calorías diarias que cada venezolano debería consumir. Por esta razón, de acuerdo con la Encuesta Condiciones de Vida 2016 (Encovi), 74,3% de la población ha perdido al menos 8,7 kilos de peso de forma no controlada en el último año. Los pobres extremos afirman que han bajado más de 9 kilos.
English:In a new sign that Venezuela’s financial crisis is morphing dangerously into a humanitarian one, a new nationwide survey shows that in the past year nearly 75 percent of the population lost an average of 19 pounds for lack of food. The extreme poor said they dropped even more weight than that.
And then there was A Day Without Immigrants (following up on the equally unsuccessful A Day Without A Mexican). It was supposed to bring down the Iron Cuck on all who dared to support the idea that a sovereign nation should control its borders. The idea that Freedom of Association also has a negative component fries the circuitry of religious believers in equality above all other values. They therefore decided to take back their labor.
Diners in cities nationwide were greeted by locked doors at many of their favorite restaurants on Thursday, along with signs in the window expressing solidarity with striking workers participating in a #daywithoutimmigrants protest. Immigrants stayed away from work to show their impact on the economy, and some restaurants showed solidarity by shutting down their kitchens, or even their entire business.
The 18 employees at Bradley Coatings, Incorporated in Nolensville, Tennessee told their supervisors on Wednesday they’d be taking part in the nationwide movement. Then, on Thursday, they were told they no longer had jobs. “We are the team leaders directly under the supervisors and they informed us last night that we could not go back to work and the boss said we were fired,” one employee said.
Now none of these similarly unrelated events seem connected, but they each are the result of a certain logic. They are a result of Progressive Logic – a logic that requires you to see the world as the world is not. Progressives remind me of the Pentecostal, snake-handling congregation that pass around Water Moccasins and Timber Rattlers and then wonder why Jethro had to leave the service on a stretcher and get filled full of anti-venom shots. Just because you want to reenact St. Paul’s night of being shipwrecked on Malta, doesn’t mean that God will give you a similar immunity to reptilian venom. An old proverb readeth: “He who playeth the games of the stupid shall winneth to him likewise unintelligent prizes.”
But the ignorant Progressive seems to think that consequences don’t matter if it feels right. That’s why they feel good telling people in Sweden to hold up the Rapefugees Welcome signs. That’s why they still tell us that Communism and its associated Kim Jung Il dietary proscriptions are humane and decent ideas. They can’t understand that when an employer sends you notification that you are expected to work tomorrow if you want to stay employed, you might just want to show up. Nope, the Proggie takes the day off to protest then can’t believe that some mean, old capitalist would fire them.
I personally blame Evil Amerikan Emperor Lyndon Baines Johnson for such continued stupid. In a consequentialist world, morons like these would get murder-raped, fired or go very, very hungry. Take the consequences away, and make the world into a pink and puffy safe space, and the morons get to moron. So what then is the issue?
The issue is that this is like putting life on the plastic. At some point the waiter shows up with the stupid tab and somebody’s wallet can no longer underwrite their fundamental dysfunction. This is where evil cascades from short-sighted pleasure-seeking to civilization failure. The raped Swedish women are stuck with a neurosis and a pregnancy resulting from being raped by at least five different guys who are now nowhere to be found, much less DNA tested. Someone else gets stuck with the stupid tab. The protesting workers get canned, the US Treasury sells more debt to put them on Gubbermint Life Support. The poor Third Worlders starve too much, the UN gets sad. Thousands of perfectly good, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines get turned into hamburger meat or potted vegetables to save them from a government that the Wogs themselves helped put into power.
It happens so often that people are acting in stupid and self-destructive manners with the implicit assumption that they will always get bailed out. At some point, I question whether these people have figured out a reality hack. That would make them evil rather than stupid. Thus, if I find the situations I described above to be stupid, then it may not be me that is standing next to stupid.
Who has the agency to allow this history to repeat itself in iterative fashion? Again and again. We seem doomed to eternally repeat this self-defeating history. That probably implies that we aren’t going to kick ass in Algebra II/Trig either. I’m not so sure the true weapon of the Cloward-Piven Strategy was the weight of the poor. It may just be the weight of the hidebound and the stupid. The relentless pressure to give more and more to bail out failure will be the end of us all unless we sober up and rebel.
Sweden: once the land of Vikings, now completely pacified, probably because when there was nothing else to conquer the Vikings locked themselves up in longhouses and went neurotic with lack of purpose. At that point, Sweden began shifting Left and it now approaches Full Soviet denial of reality, soon to be followed by the police state as social order totally breaks down.
With his usual brash audacity, President Trump called out Sweden for its failed immigration policies. The goodwhites in media, academia and social circles claimed he was insane and that no problem existed. Then, Sweden exploded into flames as immigrant riots racked the nation. Although the media is in silent retreat, it is hard to deny the scope of the problem:
There is a general threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.
There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.
This is advice from the UK government to travelers. When the media is uniformly denying something, but those who have actual skin in the game — meaning they get in trouble if people get hurt, a condition which does not apply to the media — warn people of the problem, it is clear that the immigration policy responsible for these immigrant riots has failed bigly.
The Atlantic writes — via Slashdot, because who wants to support a Leftist hive mind — that inequality is reduced by catastrophe and apparently misses the irony. But they do make an interesting sub-point:
The pressures of total war became a uniquely powerful catalyst of equalizing reform, spurring unionization, extensions of voting rights, and the creation of the welfare state. During and after wartime, aggressive government intervention in the private sector and disruptions to capital holdings wiped out upper-class wealth and funneled resources to workers; even in countries that escaped physical devastation and crippling inflation, marginal tax rates surged upward.
Concentrated for the most part between 1914 and 1945, this ‘Great Compression’ (as economists call it) of inequality took several more decades to fully run its course across the developed world until the 1970s and 1980s, when it stalled and began to go into reverse. This equalizing was a rare outcome in modern times but by no means unique over the long run of history. Inequality has been written into the DNA of civilization ever since humans first settled down to farm the land. Throughout history, only massive, violent shocks that upended the established order proved powerful enough to flatten disparities in income and wealth.
They appeared in four different guises: mass-mobilization warfare, violent and transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic epidemics. Hundreds of millions perished in their wake, and by the time these crises had passed, the gap between rich and poor had shrunk.
By this token, we might refer to looting after a hurricane as “reducing inequality.” When society faces a great crisis, all normal concerns become secondary, and everyone who survives gets wealthy by reclaiming the wealth that is taken by society to fight the crisis. As the excerpt above makes clear, wealth transfer in exchange for ideological obedience was the method: “aggressive government intervention in the private sector and disruptions to capital holdings wiped out upper-class wealth and funneled resources to workers.”
If we want a reason for the Leftward shift of the postwar era, this provides a firm foundation. The middle and upper classes of WASP Americans were displaced by their own government in order to fight its war for democracy, and what replaced them was a substrate of mixed outer Europeans, mostly from Southern and Eastern Europe. That was the price America paid for winning the war.
Where those who actually fought the war wanted most to get back to normal, for those who stayed behind the war was essentially an excuse to loot and dominate while the sleeping round-headed voters, concerned most of all about “fascism” and not pragmatism, panicked over a conflict that never would have touched the USA had it not provoked Japanese entry.
Twenty years after the war ended — or in other words when those who were young during the war hit their 40s and inherited positions of power — America swung radically Leftward with Civil Rights, immigration acts, and even highly Leftist presidents like John F. [[[ Kennedy ]]] who wanted to adopt the socialist style state that FDR had envisioned.
This of course brings us to a vital point, which is that the existence of FDR indicates that the crucial event was not the war, but the Great Depression, after which the New Deal programs (later echoed in Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Great Society programs) which were essentially European socialism were unveiled.
The Great Depression, in turn, might be viewed as a consequence of the loss of social standards and hope in the West that followed the Great War, which essentially left everyone in the West existentially depressed because it signaled that our civilization had fallen. The war was fought for dubious causes, yet no one seemed to be able to prevent it, even as the appalling slaughter went on, like a form of arranged ritual suicide. People utterly lost faith in their civilization after that war and, in the ensuing social decay, obscene and ill-advised forms of investment were encouraged because without culture, money was all that was left. These eventually collapsed and vaulted us into the Great Depression from which the only exit was war.
Very few people will point to these events as extensions of the French Revolution, which kicked off a series of wars for domination of Europe that set up the conditions responsible for WWI and which were recapitulated in WWII. And yet, in the world of history, we see that it takes centuries for an idea to manifest, and that in the meantime, we all live in the pocket between implementation and the visibility of consequences, and so even with our most futuristic thoughts, we are merely addressing the concerns of our great-to-the-fifth grandfathers.
There is no reason to assume that just because you have chosen a sane position on an issue that you are sane in everything else you decide. In fact, most likely, the choice of a sane issue is the anomaly and you will become an agent of introducing the opposite viewpoint into your new point of view because you never understood why you took it on.
Even those who have learned that diversity is a path to doom usually miss the point: instead of blaming diversity, they target specific groups, which exonerates diversity itself.
The problem with this is that diversity has many effects that are independent of the groups involved:
Genocide. People choose partners when young and often make thoughtless choices unless guided by those around them toward the group of people most likely to provide good mates. Couple that with the lowered self-confidence of someone who grows up without identity in a distrustful society, and you have a formula for miscegenation, or racial hybridization. Instead of keeping the best traits of each race, this process erodes all unique traits and creates a generic beige-grey population, replacing the original. This is a form of “soft genocide.”
Throughout history, the most likely fate of white populations has been to have civilization collapse and then, in the ensuing diversity, to be hybridized with Asiatics. This is what happened in Southern Europe, Israel and Eastern Europe.
Having Asian immigrants among us is a joy on some levels because the high Asians (Chinese, Korean, Japanese) do not commit the crime we associate with brown groups. However, those are Asians too, or at least Arabs and Amerind indios are, having similar rates of crime to Vietnamese and Filipino communities.
But even if we had nothing but high-IQ Chinese, Korean and Japanese immigrants, over time the inevitable would happen. The races would mix a little, then a lot more, since there would be nothing left to conserve. And so we would become erased, in the process losing the traits that made each ethnic group powerful, leaving behind generic people with generic abilities.
Luckily, diversity can be easily reversed. Like any other failed government policy, we remove the laws and institutions that perpetuate it, clean up the mess as best as we can, and move forward instead of staying in holding pattern with a failed idea.
Every so often, evil becomes so self-unaware that it reveals its intrinsic nature with no shame. Putting a microphone in front of (((Bill Kristol))) has recently produced several such moments. Either he is old and losing the fastball, or he just feels so entitled and so invulnerable that he will tell the world exactly how he and Caligula both think. (((Bill Kristol))) drops all pretense on the YouTube below.
Now Mr. Kristol passes himself off as a Conservative. He is no more of a Conservative than Hillary Rodham Clinton was a Progressive. Neither should be legitimately considered as a patriotic American. F. Scott Fitzgerald once remarked that the rich are different from you and I. Ernest Hemmingway dismissed him by pointing out the obvious. “Yeah, they’ve got more money.” Yet Fitzgerald did have a point.
Fitzgerald could understand the impact of caste on a person’s development. A man or woman or Hillary is at some fundamental level the average of She/He/Its five best friends. The people surrounding you rub off and effect you. People like Mr. Crowley, oops I mean Kristol surround themselves with people like Mrs. Clinton and vice-versa. They become their own separate peer-group in the rarified airs of Davos.
So when somebody Conservative attempts to take a few privileges back from people like (((Bill Kristol))) or Hillary, then who does Conservative Mr. Kristol support? Clearly, he has to look out for his peers. He had a choice between Davos and Wichita Falls. He decided that while he preferred democracy, he would take The Deep State over The Trump State. In other words, he only accepts the results of America’s succession process that suit his own personal predilections. This implies that he isn’t indisposed to overturning or undermining the results of a recent election.
After Trump criticized the FBI and the NSA for leaking information to the Washington Post and the New York Times, McMullin tweeted, “By oath, intelligence officials’ first duty is to “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. So, the real scandal isn’t that the President of the United States of America appears to have been co-opted by America’s greatest adversary?” he added.
“Any suggestion that the U.S. intelligence community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the President and his National Security team is not true,” the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Public Affairs Office said in a statement. The story alleged some in the intelligence community are too concerned with the White House ties to Russia, a claim that is unproven despite rigorous investigation. The story was published only days after the firing of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, whom sources tell People’s Pundit Daily was just “the first victim in a political coup by members of the permanent government.”
And we have further witnessed US Intelligence Agencies involved in a smear campaign to undermine General Michael Flynn’s position with President Trump. We now find out that the accusations that he was too cozy with Russia are not founded on legitimate data.
The intelligence official who has personally seen the transcripts told Mary Louise they contained “no evidence” of criminal wrongdoing, although the official said it can’t be definitively ruled out. The official also said there was “absolutely nothing” in the transcripts that suggests Flynn was acting under instructions “or that the trail leads higher.”
This all means that unelected career employees of the Executive Branch feel entitled to make policy and personnel decisions that their employer does not want to see made. If you worked for GE and tried this, you’d be logged to Monster.com after your boss had dealt with you. Even McMullin talks about defending a constitution by disobeying the individual that very constitution identifies as the boss. Again, if the employee handbook at GE identified someone as your rater, then undermining that individual would get you a ticket to the welfare lifestyle.
Perhaps Mr. Kristol’s comment about his preference of the Deep State to The Trump State is illuminating as to just where Mr. McMullen and Mr. Kristol invest their loyalties. You, I and anyone else who choose to work for a corporation, or even join the less elite levels of the military or the government, are expected to do and die like the poor soldiers in the Kipling poem. Into the valley of death ride the 600.
Here is where the rich such as Mr. McMullen and Mr. Kristol are different. They owe a loyalty beyond the state that employs them. That oath that Mr. McMullen makes The Sophist’s Jape at is to The United States of America that we are supposed to be electing the leadership of. These two audacious pricks feel they can unilaterally any commitment to this country that doesn’t benefit them and their coterie. The average E4 who feels similar anal chaffage and chooses to renege upon sworn oath will end up like Michael G. New.
This is detestable. We should all be in it together. There should be the same amount of skin in the game. NeoCons and Cucks never have to meet this standard. All good Conservatives are supposed to support Mitt Romney of John McCain tot he bloody, losing hilt. If they turn away from that group and elect their version of a legitimate Conservative…Then the Kristols, McMullins, the MeAgain Kellys and all the rest of them can do all in their power to invalidate that choice.
This makes Amerika a Cockroach Republic. Our elite does not set an example. They just feed off the wealth produced by more worthy and less connected working people. These roaches feed off what the decent yeomen produce. The Yeoman sees this racket and they quit and become Pill-Billies or Urban Trash. A parasitic elite sets and example that all Americans come to follow. Then, one day, everyone is a hissing cockroach and nobody remains a producer. Who can blame the disgusted observer whos sees this hideous excuse of a nation and whips out a giant can of Thermonuclear Raid.
But this won’t matter to Kristol or McMullen. They just get into their jets and fly away. Like Tom and Daisy Buchanan from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, the Cucks and Deep State NeoCons leave trash and bodies in their wake and walk away with no responsibility. The only thing that matters to them is their status above the hoi polloi. They only exist to feed off the products of others. They are The Cockroach Republic and no more deserve our respect than the mooching bum on the street corner.