Posts Tagged ‘alt-right’
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
The Alt Right rose as an alternative to a Leftist-hybrid mainstream conservatism and a pathological underground conservatism absorbed by directionless neo-Nazis both. As a result, it knows more of what it dislikes than what it likes, and has struggled to define itself despite a
an incipient sense of general direction.
This has caused tension with the Alt Lite, who are also seeking an alternative but base their objections in the Leftist ideal of equality, expressed in freedom of speech and association, following the vein of the Libertarian wing of the Right. This periodically explodes into factionalism and virtue signaling as the Alt Lite tries to both reject the path of modern civilization, and hang on to its core ideas:
“The reality is, if you force everyone to play identity politics, if you insist in pitting whites against blacks, women against men, straights against gays, the reality is you guys are gonna win and the left isn’t going to like it very much,” declared MILO. “But there’s a better way. Don’t fight identity politics with identity politics.”
“White pride, white nationalism, white supremacy isn’t the way to go,” he continued. “The way to go is reminding them and yourselves that you should be aspiring to values and to ideas.”
“You should be focusing on what unites people and not what drives them apart,” MILO concluded.
While the Alt Lite has done much good, namely by forcing the Left to abandon its double standard on free speech, it also misses the point: all politics is identity politics because each group represents its own interests. People are altruistic in name only because public altruism wins them virtue signaling points, which enables them to act for the self-interest of their group but in covert ways.
Currently humanity finds itself in a struggle between first world and third world. The first world has advanced its level of learning, technology and social organization and consequently finds itself wealthy and powerful, with high average IQ populations and smoothly functioning institutions, or at least it did until the Leftist takeover following the First World War.
The third world on the other hand never produced these functional behaviors, and so remained mired in self-destructive behavior, as is exemplified by the constant graft, theft, bribery, assault and vandalism that is the norm in those societies, which have low average IQ populations.
In order to acknowledge this struggle, we must first see that each group acts in self-interest. Using that reasoning, we can see that neither are first world multiculturalists altruists, nor are immigrants coming to be “assimilated.”
They are coming to conquer. That they use passive means — moving in, demanding society adjust to them, and reproducing until they can vote themselves into power — does not matter, nor does it matter that they do not consciously intend these things. Their presence, whether they mean it or not, amounts to an invasion.
For this reason, those who reject identity politics are in turn rejecting the uncomfortable reality of politics, which is that it is a racial construct more than anything else. Ideology does not replace self-interest; it is merely used to cloak it while convenient and then discarded. The West will destroy itself by accepting ideology at face value.
We know that the Alt Right wants to navigate between cuck and sperg, or the two extremes of the Right, with “cuck” being the Leftist hybrids in the Republican party and “sperg” being the people who seem to delight in racial cruelty on the White Nationalist front. Neither is a functional model.
In fact, the Alt Right represents a third path: recognize that what the spergs talk about is part of the truth even if it is socially taboo, but that we can understand it in a logical/factual and not emotional/personal way. Further, that while the cucks are clearly broken, any political movement will have to focus on keeping civilization as functional as possible.
The Alt Lite wants us to see two divisions: real conservatism and identity politics. There are in fact three divisions, with identity politics being present in the third, but not the whole of what it is about; while the spergs fixate on race (and Jews) the Alt Right takes a more realistic view, which is to acknowledge that all parties act in self-interest and to unite the self-interest of our leaders with our self-interest as a tribe.
Everyone is lying to you. The mainstream Right wants you to think that respectable politics cannot recognize racial and ethnic self-interest. The White Nationalists want you to think that politics is limited to that issue. And the Alt Lite comes in on the side of the mainstream Right by pretending that we can fix the current system with more “muh freedom” and “muh equality.”
Conservatism failed as a movement, not as an idea, because the movement drifted away from the idea as the West drifted Leftward in the fervor to be anti-conservative (including nationalism and resistance to moral relativism) after the First World War. The idea has always been consistent, but its public face was modified to make it more accepting of Leftism so that Leftists would accept it.
However, now we know that there is no bargaining with Leftism or any other form of cognitive error. They act to destroy us, and will call us Nazis whether we advance a moderate idea or a radical one. Their goal is to enforce a Leftist takeover of the West by constantly pushing the public debate Leftward, so that at some point they can include conservatives entirely.
While it does not have a formalized platform, the Alt Right comprises a clear set of ideas inherited from its roots in libertarianism, the New Right, nationalism, Neoreaction, red pill and traditionalist communities. It knows what it wants, but that path does not involve either the mainstream Right or the underground Right.
The Alt Right is part of the same cultural movement that propelled Donald Trump to victory, and this cultural wave is a rejection of Leftism and affirmation of realism, including the fact that all groups act in self-interest. We have had enough of ideology; it is time for sanity, adaptation to reality, and a civilization oriented toward being good and thriving instead of using itself as a means-to-an-end to achieve world Leftism, or “globalism.”
It can win when it takes a third path. It does not need the dead notions of “White pride, white nationalism, [and] white supremacy” as Milo notes, but a revitalized nationalism. It does not need totalitarianism, nor democracy. It needs to provide a path out of the ruin of modernity, starting with the assumption of human equality, but it cannot stop there.
The Alt Right thrives when it provides a vision of what it wants in concert with what it rejects. The modern order of liberal democracy has failed; we want a traditionalist society with strong nationalism, based in realism and not humanism, and we barely know what it looks like… yet. All previous Right-wing orders have failed, and only the Alt Right remains; now is our time to dream.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
When on the Right, it helps to remember that everyone else wants to steal your legitimacy, assimilate your ideas, and then use you as a cordycepted zombie to serve their own goals. As a result, you will see many people pretending to be “more Right than thou,” usually by adopting extremist ideas tinged with racial sadism, and these will then serve as an entry point for others who will subvert, co-opt and redirect the movement.
William S. Burroughs — a writer every conservative (realist/physical consequentialist + transcendentalist/Germanic idealist) should read, despite the disturbing amounts of drug use, sex and murder — shows us exactly how these false flag entryists operate through the parable of Clem and Jody:
Clem and Jody, two oldtime vaudeville hoofers, cope out as Russian agents whose sole function is to represent the U.S. in an unpopular light. When arrested for sodomy in Indonesia, Clem said to the examining magistrate:
“‘Tain’t as if it was being queer. After all they’s only Gooks.”
They appeared in Liberia dressed in black Stetsons and red galluses:
“So I shoot that old nigger and he flop on his side one leg up in the air just akicking.”
“Yeah, but you ever burn a nigger?”
They are always pacing round Bidonvilles smoking huge cigars:
“Haveta get some bulldozers in here Jody. Clean out all this crap.”
Morbid crowds follow them about hoping to witness some superlative American outrage.
“Thirty years in show business and I never handle such a routine like this. I gotta dispossess a Bidonville, give myself a bang of H, piss on the Black Stone, make with the Prayer Call whilst dressed in my hog suit, cancel Lend Lease and get fucked up the ass simultaneous…. What, am I an octopus already?” Clem complains.
They are conspiring to kidnap the Black Stone with a helicopter and substitute a hog pen, the hogs trained to give the Bronx cheer when the pilgrims show. “We try to train them squealing bastards to sing: ‘Three cheers for the Red White and Blue,’ but it can’t be done….”
…They unload a shipment of condemned parachutes on the Ecuadorian Air Force. Manoeuvres: Boys plummet streaming ‘chutes like broken condoms splash young blood over pot-bellied generals… shattering wake of sound as Clem and Jody disappear over the Andes in jet getaway…
These guys are hired by the Soviets to discredit Americans, so instead of presenting themselves as Russians and attacking Americans directly, they dress up as Americans and behave like utter horrible boors as a means of getting the herd to hate Americans.
In the same way, there are some on the alt right — of both cuck and sperg varieties — who are sheep in wolves’ clothing: they want to appear to the world as the alt right, and then use their resulting ridiculous behavior to discredit the alt right.
On that level, it is impossible to mention the “1488” types without mentioning the “alt lite,” since they are both the same thing. They are parasitic opportunists who hope to use the alt right to advance their own agenda, consuming the alt right in the process.
Saturday, November 26th, 2016
Why is using NSDAP imagery a bad strategy?
First, the Alt Right does not equal National Socialism, so Alt Rightists would be misrepresenting themselves. But we also aren’t Libertarians, yet there is no outrage when Alt Rightists use Libertarian sources. So this is not the real reason why using NSDAP imagery is a bad strategy.
The real reason is that people in the political mainstream have a conditioned repulsive response to NSDAP imagery: their minds shut down when they see a swastika, and they become unable to consider any ideas with such branding or association. This is reinforced by mainstream media that actively vilify and attack NSDAP symbols and ideas. Because of this, introducing anti-progressive, anti-liberal, and anti-modern ideas to them generally works more smoothly without it because it denies them that excuse to stop listening.
However, there is a problem with this. That conditioned response is not triggered only by NSDAP imagery. It is also triggered — though to a duller degree — by any hint of suggestion that significant racial or sex differences exist, by critiques of democracy as a fundamentally flawed system, and any lack of support for egalitarianism. Even expressing the desire for the continued existence of European people can cause alarms and inhibit thought in those who are in the political mainstream.
Further, the mainstream media make no distinction between genuine NSDAP convictions and any anti-egalitarian ideas. Those who make purely scientific observations about racial differences are still called “Nazis.”
And so the same reasoning that suggests complete rejection of any symbol associated with the NSDAP in any way would also seem to suggest avoidance of the very ideas that are at the heart of our cause. In order to not be shut out of mainstream discourse, and in order to avoid being tarred with incorrect labels that reinforce that censure, it seems we must water down our communication to the point that anything substantial is lost, and simply hope that one day WWII propaganda and the mass media that reinforces it will fade away on its own.
This is obviously not a sound strategy. We have two routes around this impasse.
With the first, we can charge ahead boldly and speak openly, honestly, and unapologetically the truths that need to be said. We will be vilified and attacked, and many will shut off their minds when they hear us, but the conditioning is not absolute, and brighter minds (which are more important to us) will have a chance of breaking through. We will never convince everyone, but we don’t need to or want to. This is the path that has been taken by this site.
With the second, we can meet Hitler in a warm embrace, emblazon the swastika on hitherto innocuous cartoon frogs, and crank up the death camp ovens to 6,000,000 degrees. Take the Nazi straw man that has been wielded against us, pump him full of post-ironic steroids and send him back to the enemy so that their absurd hysteria entertains and delights us. Create such an over-the top scathingly mocking caricature of the left’s caricature of us that the epithet “Nazi” falls limp and impotent from their hateful lips. This is the path taken by sites like The Daily Stormer.
What must be recognized is that those in the first path do not benefit by attacking those in the second. Doing so will not save them from being labeled “Nazis” — nothing will. Now is not the time to be tip-toeing around the left in the hope that they’ll leave us alone. Even the flimsy excuse of not wanting to hurt Trump’s image has become completely irrelevant now that he has won.
On the contrary, those who take the first path have much to gain from the success of the second path. If these trolls and jokers succeed in breaking the NSDAP taboo they will have opened a wide space of ideas in which all the principles and ideals that lead to an ascendant civilization can breathe freely and thrive.
The left has absolutely no credibility. At this point, this rare chance we have with Trump, this narrow opening through which we may possibly use political means to save our civilization it would be utterly foolish for us to pay any attention to leftist hysteria except as an opportunity for exploitation.
Realize that any leftist, any mass media outlet that would attack the Alt Right because of a few audience members raising Roman salutes would have attacked the Alt Right in any case. Instead of succumbing to your their hysteria and bickering with your allies, focus your martial energies on your enemies!
Friday, November 25th, 2016
In the 1990s, Francis Fukuyama and Samuel Huntington battled for the future theory of Western Civilization. Fukuyama believed that liberal democracy was the ultimate evolution of humanity, but Huntington saw the chaotic formation of groups based on religion, culture, and ethnicity warring against each other for dominance.
As it turned out, Huntington was right and Fukuyama got the “also ran” award. The point is that there is no perfect society, only a clash between approximations. People fight over the possibility of identity, which is an intersectional hybrid between ethnic group, religion, political group and social caste. There are no easy answers.
The “clash of civilizations,” Huntington’s vision in which identifiable groups separated, won out over the “end of history,” in which we all ended up being safe and uncontroversial by joining the trend of liberal democracy. Fukuyama’s vision was safe; Huntington’s, disturbing and as lawless as the American frontier.
As the dust settles, it becomes clear that Huntington won. Fukuyama predicted a future of endless liberal democracy, and bravely revealed the emptiness of this option; Huntington, as if anticipating this, projected a future of endless warfare in which group identity would be more important than individual identity.
Time passed. “The end of history” (sensu Fukuyama) gave way to the Huntingtonian vision of world tribalism with the rise of terrorism and clash between West and Islam. This new tribalism invalidated old concepts, like liberal democracy, equality, diversity and the nation-state.
“The end of history” was, after all, a hopeful vision. Perhaps we could stop struggling and see a certain form factor as the basis for politics forevermore. But that made no sense. Nature abhors a vacuum and it also hates the static. Instead, we have endless conflict, from which clarity emerges, much as it does through Natural Selection.
The world is far from static. Instead, constant conflict allows the sanest among us to suppress the rest so that the minority viewpoint of sanity can prevail above the usual monkey dynamics, drama, neurosis, attention whoring, victimhood pimping, passive aggression and other distractions.
In this new reality, the humans who have some sense of reality are looking toward avoiding the nonsense warfare of those caught in symbolism, and instead are hoping to find a pragmatic balance where even the isolated can have political interests simply by standing up for what they want, outside of the public drama.
This creates not a void, but a momentum which demands that clarity arrive. The Alt Right has triumphed with the election of Donald J. Trump, but where to go from here? Clearly the candidate needs support but the public is at a loss for how to articulate what is needed.
Fellows at Alternative Right give us, as always, a clear direction where the rest of media is fetishing choas. Their outlook sees a the Alt Right as one step toward an ultimate evolution of politics, one in which clarity needs to beat out trends for a sense of direction and purpose:
Also remember this: the Alt-Right can inspire its chosen and future audience—and also trigger its opponents—simply by focusing on moral and mature European identitarianism and Western traditionalism, and by addressing the awkward issues of race and excessive Jewish power in a spirit of honesty and humaneness. Our opponents are so extreme that we can trigger them merely with our common sense and moderation.
The point is this: end the Enlightenment™ notion that good intentions are good policy, and replace it with the core of the Right, which is uncompromising intense Realism that urges us to find transcendental goals above focus on human egos and intent. Speak that in plain language, and apply it in every policy question, and people will find themselves drawn to it.
Realism works. The policy of “good intentions” does not. If we speak this in a neutral and informed way, for example saying “Diversity does not work because it denies each group the ability to set standards and values, creating a constant conflict over that topic,” instead of ranting on about inferior races that we hate like Hollywood Nutzis, then we crush illusions and convert people.
There it gets more complex however. The Alt Right is an ecosystem. This means that instead of all of us doing the same thing, like cogs in a machine or Communists marching in uniform, we all have unique roles and we exist as a “big tent” with much internal variation so that we do not need external critics to keep ourselves consistent.
For that reason, we obey a “no enemies to the Right” motto which means we allow people to be themselves in our big tent, and express whatever extremities they wish, as long as those extremities serve in some what to advance the “transcendental realist” outlook of the Right. Let the left attack them, but we should not be attacking those who are helping us to advance our ideals, whether they are mass murder fetishists or just 400 lb naked basement trolls.
This does not mean we must endorse their viewpoints, or claim that they speak for us. We can criticize those viewpoints, and this is commonly done by pointing out the inconsistencies in those philosophies. It is also fair game where certain beliefs have been tried to bring up the past and infer a connection between philosophical inconsistencies and bad results in reality. This can be done without attacking any person as the Left does, even when quoting them and disagreeing; such behavior is part of informed debate and is how the Right thrives. We need constant inner war to clarify where our values overlap and where we should be advancing in order to keep consistent with those most basic shared values.
This gives at least two fronts. On the facing end there is the responsible Alt Right:
People who come to the Alt-Right (if I’m any indication) are usually a bit uneasy at first with ideas they have been taught to despise their whole life. Months ago, when I first started exploring these new ideas I was still cautious, and seeing Spencer yelling ‘Hail Victory’ back then might have turned me off. While I had been questioning what I had been taught about race for some time before coming to the Alt-Right, it took a while for me to get comfortable with my own thoughtcrimes. Normies have to be eased into this.
On the back end however, we need more of the “bad boy” appeal that made the Alt Right so powerful during this election. In the West, we have a mythos of informed outsiders telling us the plain truth that cannot be spoken in society, so has been forgotten. Whether that truth-teller is Beowulf or Zarathustra, we are accustomed to civilization inserting its head in its posterior and becoming oblivious only to the vital facts it needs to know.
This rowdy and uncivilized behavior — including trolling, provocation, mockery and irreverence — is what allows the Alt Right to keep widening the Overton Window and going beyond it. The goal of this type of behavior, including edgy Hitler references at NPI conferences, is to force acceptance of previously taboo ideas. This aims to throw away the Overton Window entirely, to finally end World War II by terminating the guilt and shame heaped on the losers, and to allow us to once again openly discuss previously censored ideas like eugenics, nationalism, the different IQ levels of different social castes, the failure of liberal democracy and other topics that were commonly discussed before WWII but not after.
What is vitally important is that this second wing not disrupt the first. Many who were advancing the “Alt Right = White Nationalism” trope allowed this symbolism to become a replacement for ideation and direction. This is symbolism, and we need to approach it as being only what it is, which is putting certain previously-taboo topics back on the table so we can finally figure out what we think about them.
Huntington, Nietzsche and Houellebecq should probably be named patron saints of the Alt Right. Huntington told us that nationalism was going to emerge naturally, not through ideology, as the world linked up. Nietzsche told us that a morality of pacifism, equality, tolerance and non-violence would make us weak and existentially miserable. Houellebecq pointed out that Western Civilization is falling apart because we have made life an ugly and overly-sensualized obligation, removing any sense of pleasure found in the natural process of living itself.
This is the direction the Alt Right now needs to push: nationalism from Huntington, a new morality from Nietzsche, and a renovation of joy in life itself from Houellebecq. We must cross another taboo barrier, which is the taboo against Social Conservative ideas because anything which does not encourage constant sex, drugs/drink and media consumption must be un-fun. The problem is that while “fun” might be had in the short term with the constant prole party atmosphere of the dying West, it also crushes us inside, and so makes us weaker and ultimately, self-hating.
We need to turn this society around. Trump/Brexit was just the first step, peeling the outside layer of an onion composed of many layers. At the heart of the onion is this: societies that succeed lose their sense of purpose because they have achieved the goal of creating civilization. Then, they allow too many less-useful people to breed while the wealth empowers people to become special interest groups who do not view their future as bound up with that of the civilization. This produces an alliance between the wealthy and the proles to essentially abolish all laws, standards and morality, replacing them with “anarchy with grocery stores” so that profits can be high and behavior low. The problem with this type of society is that it immediately reverts to third world levels.
The raging egomania of this time was caused by allowing people to have power outside of the hierarchy or in opposition to the goals of that society. This in turn is caused by lack of a purpose outside the reactive, a type of stasis where we assume that everything is basically right except for small problems that then can be fixed with direct action. This has us reacting to material details, instead of noticing patterns, and so decline sneaks up on us.
To escape this pattern, we need to restore the notion of civilization having a purpose again, so that instead of reacting we have inner momentum toward a semi-attainable but ultimately never fully attainable goal, such as the transcendentals (goodness, beauty, excellence, virtue, truth/realism).
This is what Bruce Charlton explains as a struggle to find a will toward goodness in our hearts which is the basis of the revolution against modernity:
To analyse Life (including politics) in terms of power-differentials, economics, nationalism, racialism, or sex-politics is objectively and historically Leftism; hence the Alt-Right are (merely) Leftist heretics – and this can be seen by the clear motivation of the movement to take-over The State Apparatus in order to sort-out the economy, harness and encourage national pride, reverse the racism and sexism of the Left and so on.
It’s not that these objectives are bad, actually or necessarily, but that these are all Leftist objectives which merely tweak the system without reversing its direction – all of them were historical objectives of radical political movements, mostly in the 18th or 19th century, and all flowed-into modern New Leftism (political correctness, SJWs) for the simple reason that they are this-wordly and gratification-orientated and justified (i.e. utilitarian).
…Perhaps/ Probably we cannot at this point and from here, go directly to Christianity (although that is the eventual goal); but at least, and as a first-step, we absolutely-must reject the materialism, scientism, positivist, hedonic focus of modernity; and restore spiritual objectives as the natural and universal focus and motivation of human life.
Another way of phrasing the above: modernity — and this is what we are warring against, the civilization created by The Enlightenment™ after years of decline — consists of purely material reactions because it has negated the ability to have a purpose.
The philosophy written about on this site, parallelism, emphasizes an opposite to rationalism, or the tendency to zero in on a single attribute of a situation and to derive a cause that will create it. Parallelism instead uses cause-effect reasoning in a historical sense as a means of understanding the likely consequences of any given act, and suggests that we pay attention to patterns, especially those that manifest in parallel in multiple areas.
Now this is where it gets interesting.
Wanting a spiritual revival makes sense, but we will achieve it indirectly. We cannot demand the effect we want directly and have it occur because we will not have done the groundwork for it. Instead, we need to awaken the desire to do good in a general sense, and have that manifest in parallel in politics, culture, religion and socializing. That will produce an emergent spiritual revival as we innovate new methods for achieving the changes we desire, including simple ones like Nationalism.
In other words, we cannot have a spiritual revival by working directly toward one. Instead we need a mentality that understands why a spiritual revival would be a good thing, and by implementing that across the board in society by demanding realist programs that achieve good results, instead of merely good intentions, we will awaken that revival.
This comes at a time when the Alt Right is wavering in its purpose because having achieved one big goal, its consensus is now fraying. This can be stopped with a simple prescription: we want to end Modernity because it is an existential horror that has caused our people to stop breeding, and implement a society free from policies designed around anti-realist thinking.
It is fortunate, too, because the Left will retaliate as they usually do. For them, equality is Utopia and any means to that end is a morally good act, even if the method is immoral like guillotines, gulags and concentration camps. This Utopian ideology makes them willing to go to greater extremes, ones that the Right generally cannot comprehend because they are corrupt and destructive. As Matt Briggs writes, the Leftist counterattack will be an attempt to silence us:
The Left has already purged all mainline offline institutions, and so it was natural enough for them to move online.
Yet all their efforts online would if not abetted largely come to naught, because the (Alt) Right adapts as quickly to the tactics of the Left as the Left moves to attack. If unaided by external forces, the Left would at best come to a stalemate, if not endure outright losses, as they have with Brexit, Hungary’s reform, the success of Marie Le Pen, the rise of Trump, and other versions of elite-rejecting “populism” (losers in democracies always call their enemies populists, but democracies by definition are populist).
…The effect will be twofold. Governments themselves silencing critics, and companies using stringent interpretations of government rules and laws to increase banishment. The Internet itself is (more or less) in the hands of the United Nations, and if there is one consistency of the UN since its inception, it is that it uses its powers to stifle dissent.
He makes a good point. Already the Leftist press is beginning the witch hunts. They will not stop at a single event, but keep pushing until they are able to once again destroy lives as a warning to others: conform or be shattered.
In response to this, it seems that there is only one reasonable response: counterattack!
The positive reason is that if we press the attack into real-world arenas, we cannot lose! Let that sink in. If we establish a beachhead in meatspace, then two things happen. One, our various enemies, both organizations and individual ideologues, will be forced to divide their efforts between attempting to squelch an online community and attempting to stop it from growing further into the material plane, which will only become more and more difficult as our numbers increase. The second effect is a reciprocal one; those who join the alt-right as a result of real-world actions will participate in the online community and vice versa. Note that the first and second events here show us an even larger feedback loop.
This process requires a singular step: we must legitimize all political ideas and all methods so that they can be discussed without the willingness to take up the topic being seen as proof of being evil like Hitler. When the Alt Right desensitizes this world to Hitler-like behavior, and if it does not get absorbed by its own symbolism, its victory will be that we can finally talk reasonably about these ideas, and not be forced to swing toward Hitlerism because it is the only zone where such things are acceptable.
Marginalizing the Right has created that type of dichotomy, between mainstream cucks who will not mention anything smacking of these things, and an underground drugged on ideology who talks only of these things. The Alt Right has begun to end the marginalization of the Right, and in its place will come a newly liberated dialogue.
Bruce Charlton again, with perhaps most important advice for the Right, which is to be obstinate in asserting that what we see is real, and what they say is all lies, so we cannot back down. It starts, for him, with accurate perception of Reality, i.e. realism:
Perhaps the most important thing we can do, is not to do – to cease to help, to stop actively assisting the false-reality Matrix in its interaction with the false-selves of the mass of people. Being reasonable helps The System – while being un-reasonable, ceasing to fear, being uncompromising in of personal support of The Good so far as we understand it… all such helps Reality, which is divine, and operates by many, including unknown, pathways.
Also – our main ‘act’ in this world is thinking – I mean conscious thinking that comes from our real selves: that is the primary act; without which no behaviour, words, nothing can possible be of positive value.
The Alt Right needs to clarify its position. We hate Modernity. It is all lies. It starts with Enlightenment™ thought in recent history, but really, anything which reeks of individualism (intentions of the self > reality) is toxic. We aim to defeat these things and restore Western Civilization, and it begins with being able to be introspective enough to know our intuition, despite living in a civilization that is addicted to distraction for the very purpose of crushing any introspection or intuition.
With that in mind, we are fortunate that Richard Spencer and the NPI decided to push harder and invoke the Hitler taboo instead of pretending to be respectable and getting co-opted that way. Much of the Alt Right is now being forced into virtue signaling its disapproval of Spencer, and this has forced upon us the need to figure out what we stand for — and quickly.
Thursday, November 24th, 2016
As predicted in these pages for the past two decades, white nationalism has died because it met a mainstream version of itself which did not have the Hollywood Nazi fetishism that kept white nationalism in the shadows for years.
Many have mistaken this death as the death of the Alt Right, which is more of a meme than an actuality, but if we had to define it, could be seen as the Nietzschean realist Right. Some notable sources are already predicting its death:
Annoying the (impending) Trump Regime at this point would be pointless, so that prospect isn’t any source of leverage. The 1488 nut cases, due to their marriage of convenience with the legacy media, have the ability to define it in the public mind, so those supporters without a Nazi-fetish will gradually drift away. It’s done.
Fascism isn’t cool, and Anglosphere cultures will never find it so. In Continental Europe it’s different, but that’s a whole other topic. We’re not them, which is one of the crucial things the Alt-Right ultras won’t ever get. We’re Atlanteans. There’s expanded space for a right-populist American nationalist movement, but it won’t call itself the Alt-Right, and if it’s remotely sensible it will be pre-emptively immunized against ruinous European ideas. It will probably be far more Tea-Party flavored, though a lot tougher.
These observations are correct but do not lead where people think they will. Brexit/Trump formalized (1) paleconservatism of the “classical liberal” or libertarian variety, but also brought forth (2) an intense Social Conservative wave including traditional loci of interest such as ethnic nationalism and (3) the end of the liberal democracy winning sweep as diversity and globalization have melted down and left an economic wasteland with no discernible social order.
Most people, when they stage revolutions, make the mistake of not getting far enough from the original state which provoked their ire. That is, they recapitulate what their masters did to them, but in a new form so that it is unrecognizable. Sadly, libertarianism is another form of demotism, and while capitalism is obviously the winner over all other alternatives, it is not a system of government in itself.
We need social order. The Alt Right is stagnating because it has lost the initiative, having achieved its temporary ends (Brexit/Trump). It now needs to refocus, and the only remaining taboo is stating that we need social order instead of yet another form of slightly modified anarchy based on the modern notion of individualism with a ton of rules to keep the monkeys in line.
With Trump, as Milo Yiannopoulos says, “Daddy” has returned. The monkeys have been engaged in extended naughtiness and distraction for several centuries, but now the realism principle has returned. With Daddy back in charge — the metaphor usually used here is of a teacher returning to the classroom — the monkeys are realizing that playtime is over, and now, they want guidance, because they do not want to be blamed for what follows.
This is what it means to need social order: we want purpose, a hierarchy, and some system of values that — in the exact opposite of diversity — is particular to us and peculiar to Us. The idea of society as a machine, including Adam Smith’s invisible hand, has failed. The machine adapts to its own convenience, not our best interests, and the EU and USA have proved this is equally true in free capitalist societies as in closed Communist ones.
With this in mind, the new frontier for conservatives is standing up to demand social order including its basis in culture and values, which requires nationalism. There is no other path forward. The Alt Right is doing something useful right now which is mainstreaming white nationalism and Nazi symbolism. This is necessary because we need to part with the idea of an ultimate taboo here in the Anglo-Saxon world.
This requires accepting that Hitler was right about a lot of things, and he did wrong with others. He was right about Communism and diversity; the Allies were wrong, and became nuclear and incendiary bomb murderers for their stupidity. He was wrong about how to handle Jewish people, but no one really cares that he may have gassed gypsies and flagrant, possibly perverse homosexuals, because plenty of homosexuals made it through the war by simply being semi-discreet, including some leading Nazis. Gypsies? Since this group has continued its crime and welfare scamming ways for the past seventy years, no one really cares when they get gassed. He was right about the need for strong leadership, and good symbolism, but wrong about the “socialist” and “classless society” planks of his platform.
OK, now we have Hitler out of the way. Great. Time to move forward! No longer will it be the kiss of death to compare someone to Hitler. We can make jokes about Nazism again. The Germans and Japanese can stop feeling so bloody guilty all of the time. We can admit that it is not a problem to recognize that diversity has failed just because Hitler did the same. We can chill out about expressing our self-interest as classes, castes, ethnic groups and races, because such behavior is not just normal but the only functional option, and it has hidden for too long behind our fear of being Hitler.
This is what Richard Spencer and the Alt Right are going on about when they throw Roman salutes with Tila Tequila, or whatever happened. The Alt Right is pure provocation. Its goal is to legitimize all of the things that are made taboo by egalitarianism, as a means of creating alternatives to egalitarianism, which we know from the Greeks is a path to civilizational heat death. The Alt Right jokes about eugenics, genocide, sodomy, molestation, murder, nuclear weapons and slavery because we need to widen the window of discussion generally, not just the Overton window. We want to make realism legitimate again and waken our people from the horrible dream of The Enlightenment™ thought.
In other words, the Alt Right is finally ending the Second World War. It turns out the Allies were not right, either, so we now need something else. We know that something else cannot be Communism, National Socialism, or (now) liberal democracy. This means we must look outside of Systems, or variants of modern society, and instead renovate what it means to have a civilization on a cultural, moral and spiritual level.
Bruce Charlton gives us another piece of the puzzle, which is that we are aiming for civilization renewal by first deciding we will pursue the good, and then doing so in simultaneous parallel among religion, politics and culture. In his view, the West is turning toward the transcendentals, starting with The Good:
Being reasonable helps The System – while being un-reasonable, ceasing to fear, being uncompromising in of personal support of The Good so far as we understand it… all such helps Reality, which is divine, and operates by many, including unknown, pathways.
Also – our main ‘act’ in this world is thinking – I mean conscious thinking that comes from our real selves: that is the primary act; without which no behaviour, words, nothing can possible be of positive value.
The Alt Right is the political defense wing of The Good. It recognizes that what appears Good rarely is, and what appears Bad sometimes is in fact Good. In other words, you sometimes need to do Bad to get Good, which means that Good is a question of purpose and results instead of intent and method. Principle is important, but ends-over-means is better than means-over-ends. We must aim toward the Good and do so in a Realistic way so that we actually achieve it.
That is where the Alt Right is now. We are about to smash through the last barrier and assert the need for social conservatism at the core of what we do. Hitler stands in our way, and both helps the media by giving them some way to attack us, and helps lunatics by giving them a method to express their anti-social behavior. The only solution is to mainstream Hitler, and that is what the Alt Right is going, not trying to become white nationalism, because white nationalism has just quietly died as the mainstream absorbed it.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Image Credit: CBC.
Like clockwork, the Leftist news hysteria explodes over the Alt Right flyers that recently showed up in Toronto. The CBC reports on this terrifying dissemination of information:
A Toronto resident who says she was horrified to see a racist poster on a pole while walking to her children’s school on Monday is blaming it partly on Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election last week.
Not having learned their lesson from the recent presidential campaign, leftist media continue to stubbornly refuse to understand the current year in hopes that if they repeatedly misreport on it, it will just go away. In reality, Donald Trump is not the cause of these growing cultural forces, he is the result of them; he astutely took advantage of them. These flyers would of course have gone up whether or not Trump won.
One woman’s response is quoted as “It is racist. All cultures should be respected.” If she had visited the sites shown on the flyer instead of letting herself be spooked out of thinking, she may have learned that the Alt Right largely agrees with the later. Cramming a plethora of incompatible cultures into a geographically tight space, like Toronto, where conflict will inevitably arise, is not respect, it is a meat grinder. This is why we advocate ethno-nationalism, which allows each culture to chose its own path and flourish in its own space.
The thought control police “have yet to determine if the posters will be investigated as a hate crime”, but until then, Canadians can be relieved to learn that, for once, their tax dollars are going to a worthy cause: advertising the Alt Right and Amerika.org.
The Stories Keep Rolling in…
Monday, November 14th, 2016
The election of Donald Trump caught the media and pundits by surprise, and they have followed it with the tacit admission that they are incompetent by wondering aloud how it could happen or repeating tired clichés about economic problems.
In reality, this election — like Brexit, and the European ones hopefully to come — is refutation of liberal democracy. We were willing to try to pie before we saw the filling, but when we cut into it, what came out was an endless procession of Fergusons and Trayvon Martins, illegal aliens shooting people, Hispanic immigrants waving Mexican flags and burning American ones, Leftist pundits proclaiming the end of white people, and elites who got wealthy through their connections in the political system telling us that we were just ignorant racist dirt people in the flyover states.
If not the arrogance of this approach, its incorrectness rankled Americans. White people had been doing their best to be both non-racist and afford normal lives, but according to the Clinton-Obama gang, it is impossible to do both. Being non-racist means giving up your country and being taxed into oblivion while rioters destroy your cities and talking heads tell you how terrible you are and how your children should not look like you at all.
That was enough for the dirt people. We — many of us highly educated — said nothing and waited silently, then marched to the voting booths. As it turned out, there were still enough of us to win, and that signaled the end of the free-for-all on whitey’s dime. Immigration has dropped, the political elites are moving away from their more ambitious globalist programs, and nations across the globe are affirming nationalism, which is inevitably based in the race of the founding group, instead of the previous mix of egalitarianism, diversity and globalism that has collapsed as its programs matured and revealed unending bad results.
That is what put Mr. Trump into office. It was not the usual Leftist chant of “racism, homophobia, sexism and Islamophobia” but a desire to not be obliterated by the liberal democratic tendency to abolish borders and invite everyone in, destroying the group that created that society by taxing them to death and crushing them with racial preferences in hiring, renting, buying and business.
Most of the city people are oblivious to the fact that government construction contracts always go to woman-owned and minority-owned firms. Or that the fear of affirmative action lawsuits means that if a white person and a plausible non-white candidate apply for the same job, it goes to the non-white person, even in a totally white community. They might not know that our society pays out billions a year in anti-discrimination lawsuits, or that people lose their jobs and end up in the poorhouse for one joke on Twitter. But we, the dirt people, experience this reality every day.
The pundits and elite classes, who went from schools where they were the best memorizers to internships and then a series of comfortable jobs to which they commuted from gated city communities, do not experience this reality. They do not want to, and they view anyone who does as a loser, instead of as someone for whom becoming powerful in an increasingly vile society is not desirable. Most of us dirt people are more competent than our elites, but have no interest in fake jobs and power in a system that always chooses wrong. We went for real jobs and more time on real life instead, and that means we have souls, where the pundits and city people seem to lack them.
The chattering classes cannot admit this reality. To do so would destroy the single pillar on which they base their perceived legitimacy, which is that they are warriors for egalitarianism. Instead, it appears they are self-interested people who want to get rich off the backs of the rest of us, all while talking a good game about how egalitarian they are while scrupulously avoiding anyone who earns under $100,000 a year. They are high on their own self-importance, drugged on wealth, delusional with power, and they proved it in their reaction to the Trump election.
In particular, they like to claim that Donald Trump is the second coming of Hitler and will plunge our society into darkness. Instead, as Amerika writer Joshua Seidel opines, they got a gentle but firm rebuke of the liberal democracy, egalitarianism, globalism and diversity agenda:
The “Trumpenreich” isn’t going to “name the Jew,” women are still going to be allowed to vote, Black people aren’t going to be enslaved. Jews will occupy high places in the Trump administration. More than likely, Trump isn’t as focused on issues of identity as the Alt Right would like him to be. The extreme members will be disappointed and likely drop out, while more nuanced thinkers will continue, with perhaps a greater “air of respectability.”
So, for the less extreme ideas? White identity politics? Reaction to globalism? Trump’s victory gives them a place at the table. No longer can the concerns of White Americans be mocked and ignored. No longer can the mainstream media claim to represent the views of the country. The echo chamber has been breached, and the right wing is on its way in. I expect this will take the form of reaction to the identity politics of the left. The Alt Right has built its following pointing out the Liberal Establishment’s hypocrisy on the issues of race, gender, and other identities. They will still win points here, particularly if liberals double down on identity politics. If we continue moving down the path of racial division, the Alt Right will be well placed as leaders of “the White faction.”
The Alt Right has its core a simple idea: realism is more important than ideology. This means that we can recognize details of the world outside us, such as that homogeneity works and equality creates spoiled angry brats, that diversity does not work no matter how nice or talented the groups involved are, and that our society needs a purpose quickly or Western Civilization will fall. The Alt Right is an anti-pathology movement looking for an escape from the rote thinking that conveys empires into the dustbin of history. That thinking is egalitarian ideology, and much as it drove the Soviet Union to failure, it will collapse the modern West.
We do not want to go out like that. In fact, we want to make Western Civilization greater than it ever has been, using the technology cultivated in the last three hundred years and the methods of social order from the thousands before that. We have no need of ideology; we have reality, and it is our only yardstick. Not feelings, social pretense, emotional judgments, crowd sentiment or political appearances. We want what works. Liberal democracy does not work and so we cut it down a peg.
Expect the pundits to continue raving pointlessly as their various gambits fail. They have made themselves obsolete. In the meantime, a new future opens which is not doomed to failure like the old path — liberal democracy is not only 227 years old, dating to the French Revolution, but was tried before 2500 years ago in Ancient Athens and more recently in pre-collapse Rome — and we want it. For ourselves, our children, our great-grandchildren, our natural world and most of all, for our pride. We are tired of being put down and trampled by those who could not make in a lifetime what we do every day.
Monday, November 14th, 2016
Robert Burns, The Poet Laureate of Scotland once wrote the following towards the end of “To a Louse”:
O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us
This is great advice. It teaches us empathy. It teaches us humility. Maybe it instills a certain patience and grace, allowing us to follow the sage advice of Stoic Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Festina Lente spoke the Great Roman Emperor.
It also teaches us to properly take the measure of our enemies. Even the ones who claim our ideological ground. Since the Scots Poet broached the subject of vermin, we read the crawlings of a verminous cuckservative and learn what those on The Not-So_Alternative Right have to say in between hyperventilations.
1. Racism is not a fringe element of the Alt-Right; it’s the movement’s central premise.
2. It’s also explicitly anti-Semitic.
3. The Alt-Right is tech savvy, with roots in Silicon Valley.
4. The Alt-Right loves The Matrix.
5. The Alt-Right loves Christendom but rejects Christianity.
6. Kek, cucks, and meme-magic.
7. The Alt-Right wants to burn American politics to the ground.
8. Even the Alt-Right’s most prominent media cheerleader doesn’t actually count himself a member.
And then, Oh Sweet Green Nazi Frog Jeebus, he actually wrote the following conclusion.
The Alternative Right asks conservatives to trade God for racial identity, liberty for strongman statism, and the unique American idea that “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” for a cartoon Nazi frog.
So there is a valid question of why waste any time on this. Refuting this pile of pungent stench require a gas mask and fairly sturdy shovel. Some take the Red Pill, others choose the Blue. This article was undoubtedly inspired by the Mail-Order Probiotic.
I’ll clear away the painfully obvious. The whole racism thing. Are there racists who identify as Alt-Right. Sure? Is the entire movement inherently racist as a fundamental result of being race-conscious? Only if the Gynecological profession is inherently sexist for recognizing gender variations. Human Bio-Diversity exists, is scientifically documented and does occur as a result of race. Recognizing this does not absolutely equate to hating others because they do, in fact differ.
Recognizing that they differ does, in fact, lead to a politically incorrect conclusion: the only functional societies are the homogeneous ones. This could never be seen as racist, since it opposes not certain races, but the importation of any ethnic groups other than the founding group. That is common sense realism, not racism.
He accuses us of wanting to burn America down. That after an election where perhaps three million non-citizens illegally voted. We aren’t allowed to, you know, mention that three million non-citizens voted in that election because that would be, Pepe forfend, ¡RACIST! We are not “burning America down.” We are telling people at the top of our lungs, “Hey idiot! America is on fire.”
As for the remainder of this effluvium, I remember riding back and forth to Grad School on the LA Metro 301 Bus. You’d hear the occasional disordered whack-jobs telling you how Spiderman worked for The New World Order. You just can’t argue with them and won’t win many accolades if you try. The Cucks hate the Alternative Right and they don’t feel particularly bound by the rules of logic or honor when they write their dyspeptic, disparaging polemics.
We get the gift that Robert Burns requested in meter and rhyme. We truly see ourselves as the Cuckservative sees us. This image looks ugly, but I can’t help but think it reflects as much on the viewer as it does on us. These cucks hate us and wish us nothing but the most putrid of cess.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
The messages started almost immediately.
As my piece went live, new Twitter accounts begun for this purpose began reaching out. “I’m a Jew, and I’ve always felt this way but I’m afraid to say it” was one common refrain. This was followed up by Facebook messages, invitations to shadowy right-wing Jewish forums, and furtive Kahane supporters verifying my right-wing credentials. Was I really a spy? The right wing Jew is such a rare breed in the wild, some simply didn’t believe it.
The comment section of my article attracted a not-so-rare breed: the “get in the oven” trolls, there to let me know they weren’t cutting me any slack and a Jew remains a Jew. Even here there were gems. One insightful commentator noted that I wasn’t a REAL racist like they were, I’d merely made the calculation that the modern right was less dangerous to Jews than the modern left. While this fellow underestimated my genuine support of the West qua West, he wasn’t totally wrong, and his next observation was keen: “Do you realize how incredibly neurotic your people are, including yourself?”
There are those in the alt-right who define their movement entirely in respect to White Nationalism. To them, the alt-right is the political vehicle in the battle for white “ethno-states” which will replace current democracies in Europe and possibly North America/Australia. Many self-consciously model these states on the example of Israel. The least extreme version of an “ethno-state” need not be racially homogeneous, but the political, economic, and cultural power in the state will remain in the hands of the dominant race/ethnicity, who will decide for themselves what will constitute citizenship. As some call this “white supremacy,” the alt-right points out that it’s simply how most of the world works:
So what is an “ethno-state” and why would figures in the Alt-Right look to Israel for an example?
The idea has been around for some time, in different names and reiterations. For Alt-Right leaders such as Richard Spencer, (head of the National Policy Institute, a “pro white think tank”) defining European and North American states using racial criteria is necessary. Spencer, called the “Karl Marx of the Alt-Right” by Glenn Beck, has written at length about the situation facing American and European Whites. What situation? Minority status, loss of culture, and loss of identity in a multi-ethnic state where the standard of living has fallen for everyone. The solution? Make race or ethnic identity the core organizing principle of the state. Germany for the Germans, France for the French, Japan for the Japanese, etc. The policies of these states can vary, but the bedrock principle would be the maintenance of a majority for the dominant ethnic group.
Israel has chosen to extend certain rights to non-Jewish citizens, including the right to vote; there are Arabs in the Knesset. This is all true, yet between ethno-states, policies can differ greatly.
To the Alt-Right, this solves many problems at once. In his book The Ethnostate, Wilmot Robertson (deceased, 2005) talks about what such a state would look like and what policies it would have. The specifics are less important than the idea that race is a “shortcut” to fix other issues. Problems with Wall Street? Less of a problem in a White ethno-state, where high trust and cultural/ethnic pride lead to better behavior from executives. There’s less of a need for regulation in the first place. Where to put educational resources? Easier question when we aren’t dealing with issues of race and immigration, isn’t it? In an ethno-state, the focus of the government will be a more efficient affair. The time and effort put into bridging ethnic and racial divides in our public institutions will evaporate, leaving societies’ energy focused on more productive issues. The well-being of such a country could be more objectively measured. What’s the standard of living? What’s the pay gap? How’s inequality? These questions are easier to answer without issues of race.
Does any of this sound familiar? Do any states exist with policies intended to keep one ethnic/racial group as a majority? Policies that favor this group? The example given by many Alt-Right figures is Israel. Spencer claims to “respect Israel” as a “homogenous ethno-state.” Israeli policies discouraging non-Jewish immigration and encouraging Palestinians to move away from disputed areas are cited by alt-right leaders as examples for their own ethno-state.
Immigration/emigration are part of the story for Israel, but its commitment to the Jewish population is deeper than that. A good description comes from author Sammy Smooha, in the Journal “Nations and Nationalism”. Smooha writes:
Contrary to its self–image and international reputation as a Western liberal democracy, Israel is an ethnic democracy in which the Jews appropriate the state and make it a tool for advancing their national security, demography, public space, culture and interests.
This is what the Alt-Right theoretically wants. A state in which White people, however defined, have control over the public spaces, the culture, the politics, and the demographic future of their country.
What’s that you say? Israel’s not really an ethno-state? They have minorities? Well, of course. Israel has chosen to extend certain rights to non-Jewish citizens, including the right to vote; there are Arabs in the Knesset. This is all true, yet between ethno-states, policies can differ greatly. There’s no need for such a state to be free of minorities, as long as the state itself is defined around the majority. Israel, which encourages (and pays for) large orthodox Jewish families, and calls itself the “Jewish State” is certainly such a country.
So why isn’t the alt-right thrilled to have more Jews among its ranks? Surely we could provide the guidance they need to set up their ethno-states. If they are impressed with Israel, why not more engagement with sympathetic diaspora Jews?
Many in the Alt-Right fear Jewish influence on their movement, citing the Neoconservative “takeover” of traditional Conservatism, and the change in the movement’s character as a result. They fear that Jews may “dilute” the ethno-state they ultimately want to build.
Kevin McDonald, ex Cal State professor and Alt-Right theorist, has written a piece on Jews and the Alt-Right that mentions nineteenth century Austrian-Jewish politician Victor Adler. Adler’s Austria was the seat of the multinational Austro-Hungarian Empire, and was under strain from the repeated influx of “Slavic” immigrants and refugees.
Merely preserving German language and administrative customs wasn’t enough. Actual German people needed protection as well.
Difficult questions of identity revolved around German-speaking Austrians. Should “German” policies, German language, German culture, predominate? Should loyalty to the Emperor and the state trump ethnic loyalty? Adler was a “cultural” nationalist, part of the Linz Program of 1882, explicitly calling for the primacy of German culture, language, and policies in the Austrian State. One of Adler’s co-signers to the Linz Program was Georg Schönerer, who advocated for the inclusion of an “Aryan Paragraph” which would make explicit the connection between German culture and people of German ethnicity.
So what does this have to do with the ethno-state? Schönerer’s concerns are a model for the concerns of the Alt-Right today. As Austria took in more and more refugees from the east, the relative power of the German-speaking population was reduced. To Schönerer and even Adler, the Slavic “Hungarian” side of the Empire was distinctly inferior to the “German” side. To allow more Slavic influence at court, and to allow more Slavic people into the intuitions of the state would invariably weaken and degrade Austro-Hungary. The Linz Program signers made their feelings explicit:
We protest against all attempts to convert Austria into a Slavic state. We shall continue to agitate for the maintenance of German as the official language and to oppose the extension of federalism…[W]e are steadfast supporters of the alliance with Germany and the foreign policy now being followed by the empire.
Adler agreed with Schönerer regarding the “inferiority” of Slavic culture to German culture, but Schönerer took things a step further. Merely preserving German language and administrative customs wasn’t enough. Actual German people needed protection as well. His “Aryan Paragraph” provided that Germans would receive privileges in the empire including more access to government positions.
Schönerer also advocated for a breakup on the Empire along ethnic lines, and his ideas are said to have motivated Polish and Hungarian Nationalists, as well as providing a model for Zionism. Today’s Alt-Right also feels the need to go beyond “cultural nationalism” as well — which means that their ethno-state will not be welcome to any but those who are genetically of its founding ethnic group. To them, race and ethnicity are biological facts.
There’s something genetically distinct, for example, about a German person, and this genetic distinctiveness expresses itself in German culture, which then influences what will be the German state. A majority Black country in Africa could attempt to become a German “culturally nationalist” state, but in the eyes of the Alt-Right, this would end in failure. Only Jews can make a Jewish state, only Zulus a Zulu State. We can speak each other’s languages, eat each other’s food, but there will always be a deep distinction between us.
There’s something genetically distinct, for example, about a German person, and this genetic distinctiveness expresses itself in German culture, which then influences what will be the German state.
Adler broke with Schönerer over the Aryan Paragraph and soon ended up leading the Austrian Labour Movement and publishing an influential Marxist journal. MacDonald and other Alt-Eight commentators fear that Jews in the Alt-Right would exert a similar influence to that of Adler. It’s not the disagreement between cultural/ethnic nationalism in and of itself that bothers them, but the possibility that Jews will push the former and vilify the latter, all while taking on the mantle of the alt-right. Seems a bit farfetched? Perhaps, but who would have thought that Neoconservatives would take the mantle of American Conservatism from John Birch?
The Alt-Right is mixed on Jewish help, but nuanced. MacDonald is still open to the idea of Jews “allied” to the alt-right, assuming they are “vocal critics of the Jewish community and its role in the dispossession of European-Americans.” More nuance comes from a recent press conference given by top alt-right luminaries including Spencer and Jared Taylor. In Taylor’s own words:
“I tend to believe that European Jews are part of our movement,” Taylor said. “I think it is unquestionable there has been an overrepresentation by Jews [among] individuals that have tried to undermine white legitimacy.”
But, he said, the same is true of Episcopalians.
“Does that mean all Jews are enemies of the white race? I reject that,” Taylor said.
Taylor has long been a “white nationalist” writer, well known for being one of the “moderates” in the movement. His views were well-expressed in a recent NPR interview. What he wants is fairly simple: freedom of association on private property. If (non-Jewish) whites wish to have an all-white club, private school, or neighborhood, government shouldn’t intrude. Is this, in and of itself, anti-Semitic? Will I be on my way to the oven? Not sure, but I managed to avoid oppressing the Goyim on my way to Jewish Summer Camp, so who’s to say Whites couldn’t exhibit similar restraint? This really isn’t terribly different than current American policies. Taylor’s “ethno-state” would be far milder than Israel!
Israel has chosen to extend certain rights to non-Jewish citizens, including the right to vote; there are Arabs in the Knesset. This is all true, yet between ethno-states, policies can differ greatly.
Regardless of individual feelings on the Alt-Right, White People, or ethno-states, there is more nuance here than most will give credit for. Media accounts (Betsy Woodruff in Daily Beast) of the NPI Press Conference claim the participants “hate Jews”, despite Taylor’s clear stance to the contrary:
Covering the NPI Press Conference for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Ron Kampeas writes:
“I want my grandchildren to look like my grandparents,” Taylor said, “not like Fu Manchu or Whoopi Goldberg or Anwar Sadat.”
There were nods of agreement and more pledges to continue the conversation in the Willard bar.
As the room emptied, I prayed silently that Taylor would enjoy good health long enough to behold a grandchild with a pointed goatee, thick braids, foot-long fingernails and a prayer bump, and I recalled his opening remarks, and his overarching predicate for the existence of racial differences.
Most Jewish people would have a similar reaction to Woodruff and Kampeas. Hostility, referring to the Alt-Right leaders as “racist”, mocking their desire for racial and ethnic purity. But why? Are figures like Spencer racist for wanting a White ethno-state? Is Taylor to be condemned for wanting his grandchildren to look like him? (and, it could be assumed, wanting the same or better standard of living for them?) Why can’t we turn the lens around for a moment? What are we really quibbling over? Is it the location of Spencer’s hypothetical ethno-state? What if it was Norway? Is it a problem that White people want to be around other White people? Want their grandchildren to be like them?
I want my grandchildren to be Jewish, I want the Jewish state of Israel to retain its majority Jewish population and character. I want Israel to be there for me and my grandchildren. I want Judaism and the Jewish people to survive. Am I any different than Spencer? Are you?