Posts Tagged ‘censorship’
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Watching negative contributors burn provides the only realistic pleasure in a time when most things are corrupt. As noted here before, Dot-Com 3.0 is going bust because its advertising model prioritizes true believers who use the net a lot but are not large financial contributors to the economy, thus its advertising is declining in value.
Currently, Twitter is on the chopping block because in an effort to appeal to true believers, it has sacrificed the more interesting parts of its userbase:
The company shut down a total of 376,890 accounts in the last six months of 2016, Twitter said in its latest transparency report.
In doing so, it has pared down its constituents to include a group that may be artificially inflated by a large number of spam bots, upon which the service has based its user figures and the presumed value of its (flailing) advertising:
Twitter was last week hit by a report from professors at the University of Southern California and the University of Indiana that estimated that as many as 15% of the social media site’s 319m users were not human. That is nearly twice the company’s own estimate that up to 8.5% of its accounts are managed by “bots”.
The charge is particularly damaging for Twitter because it is already struggling to convince advertisers to return to its platform.
As illusions fall, a void is created into which new(er) media rushes, in particular the voices of individuals. The net may be overcoming the centralized caused by social media, which has not delivered the content or community that people desire. In particular, few trust their dot-com overlords to be anything but conniving, manipulative little Utopians hell-bent on control.
Social media, in response to flagging sales, went after the True Believers who tend to be employed in dead-end positions where they have a lot of time to waste on social media and therefore, represent the bulk of the traffic, despite being a relative minority in the world and having little social, cultural, political or economic influence.
This tendency overstated the importance of groups of these life failures such as SJWs, who seem to be losers in the dating and marriage marketplace as well as in the quest to do something useful with their lives. That in turn through a compliant media gave a boost to these views, but as their insanity emerged, the bulk of normal people fled from them, removing their power.
The upshot is that smaller blogs like this one may have greater importance in the future as people realize that wherever the herd is can be found only lies, and wherever exclusive groups gather, information of actual value is being transacted. The hierarchy of nature restores itself in the vacuum created by the failure of grandiose human designs.
Friday, February 24th, 2017
From the perhaps-a-troll-perhaps-a-sea-change department:
TimeOut London reports:
An east London gallery has come under fire for the controversial nature of a recent exhibition and series of talks which focused on themes common to the alt right political movement. LD50, a gallery and project space in Dalston run by Lucia Diego, held a ‘neoreaction conference’ in the summer that featured talks by speakers including Peter Brimelow, Brett Stevens and Iben Thranholm among others.
…Brett Stevens is an ‘American paleoconservative writer’ who edits this far-right website http://www.amerika.org/ and has previously praised racist mass murderer Anders Breivik. The website’s manifesto includes a call to ‘repatriate the non-indigenous’. Seeing as that’s written by a white man in America, we can all look forward to Brett Stevens emigrating right back to his indigenous European roots sometime soon.
…At the time of publishing, the gallery was preparing a statement which we’ll include when we receive, but in the meantime has been dealing with the situation by posting all the criticism they’ve received onto their website… which confuses matters a bit. It forces you to ask: why has this happened? Is this a stunt? A ploy to garner widespread media attention? An attempt to troll the art left?
The most vital point here, other than noting that Typical Leftist Behavior (#TLB) is occurring, is that people can no longer tell readily if the news is faked, trolled, spun, co-opted, sponsored, chaotic or even truthful. We have entered the zone of zero correspondence between human symbols and reality, a type of heat death that is rapidly causing the center to fall out of our civilization.
The fact is that nothing could be more artistic than offering up an art exhibit that, using the Alt Right and Neoreaction as bait, trolled the world into confronting the fact that our symbols have become mere decoration and lifestyle accoutrement. What we thought was “truth” is garnish. What we believe was morality was advertising. What we saw as direction was in fact evasion of reality and a combination of scapegoating, talisman-carving and gaslighting designed to deflect, distract and obscure the fact of Western Civilization’s collapse.
LD50 gallery has achieved a brilliant and educational provocation for our media. As the fires rage and the angst deepens, so does the ambiguity, and with it we are pushed toward what many see as a “Fourth Turning” style event before 2025 which will see the parts of Western Civilization that wish to be reborn rise and eject the rest, causing a great war culminating in a new golden age.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Based on past experiences with the biased and dogmatic lügenpresse, it made no sense to expect The Guardian to do any better, since it is well known as a Leftist mouthpiece that occasionally publishes useful environmental articles.
But The Guardian‘s recent attack on LD50 art gallery goes beyond even the usual flagrant violations of professional ethics and journalistic quality that are the hallmark of the lügenpresse:
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).
- Hate speech.
- White supremacist.
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?
However, they get a few things wrong.
- I am not a white supremacist. Some say we should “own” Left-terms like racist, sexist, etc. but to me, language is based on accuracy and I dislike inaccuracy to a great degree. For that reason, it must be clarified here that I am not a racist or white supremacist, but a nationalist who argues for ethno-nationalism locally and race patriotism or favoritism toward others of the same race culturally, but who also wants the same for other groups. White supremacy would entail me thinking that other groups are inferior and need to be subjugated by whites, and would be a form of “ethno-bolshevism” for white people; I oppose this because it violates nationalism because it is a form of diversity, and diversity, as we all know, fails everywhere it is tried, even within the same racial group.
- I am fond of Anders Breivik for reasons other than what they surmised. Most Right-wingers who turn to violence and are aware of the white genocide issue tend to go out and shoot some of the Other; I praised Breivik because instead, he shot the members of Us who had turned to Leftism, and so raised the cost of being a Leftist and drove people away from participating in that pathological cultlike gang of civilization-wreckers. Breivik (read his manifesto including one of my writings) showed us humane anti-internationalist terrorism: he shot the people responsible — white liberals — rather than the symptoms and tools of their perfidy, the non-whites brought in by the white Leftists.
- This is part of a pattern on Amerika. It will never make me friends, but I attack the tendency of some on the Right to scapegoat when the actual enemy is within: we did this to ourselves, through an individualism which became collectivized, creating a solipsistic society, which has then engendered a number of symptoms of its failure, including Leftism, consumerism, mob rule, diversity and a rather disgusting attention whoring egoism. Black people, The Jew,™ African-Americans, Muslims, The Rich,™ and Freemasons did not “do this to us.” We did it to us. We have met the enemy, and he is us. We have to change ourselves, and stop being individualistic so that we can (instead) focus on eternal and transcendental truths, and use those to understand how to restore the fallen Western Civilization. This is too complicated for prime-time TV and is why this blog is not as popular as it could be on the Right.
- 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.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Amerika draws together conservatives from across the board including mainstream conservatives. One of the best of those, Andrew Breitbart, opined that Leftists enjoyed destroying people. This leads them to enjoy smashing down people who say the “wrong” thing, because it eliminates facts that compete with their worldview.
I have no idea what Milo Yiannopoulos said about young boys, or whether he was serious, since almost everything he has said tends to be a mixture of tongue-in-cheek satire, trolling and hatefacts designed to rile the Left. At that, he is a master: he drives Leftists to tantrums that they cannot control, which increases support for the right. But that makes it hard to tell serious ideas from banter.
However, it seems evident that we on the Right need a higher standard of behavior. Making off-color jokes or observations about bathhouse behavior are not grounds for summoning a lynch mob and crucifying the offending person; in fact, nothing is. We men of the West stand for rule of law and decisions made by our best people, not a reckless mob smashing lives and reputations.
Whatever Milo said, it pales in comparison to what Leftists do. It also is most likely taken out of context and not as serious as the “moral majority” types want it to be. Most likely, it is part of his shtick — do I have to put the ((( echo ))) marks around that word? — in which he is a loony cosmopolitan snarky gay guy who happens to be almost as right-wing as Charlemagne.
If we are adults… if we are responsible… if we are sane… then our first step when some kerfuffle like this happens is to wait until everyone calms down. Monkeys in the wild will intensity emotion among the troupe by repeating shrieks and banging stones on each other. That is what is happening here. The herd wants to spin out of control, emotionally, so it can indulge its dark passions.
We can always look into his statements in detail later, after the panic and frenzy is over. With a cold sober eye and compassion not just for the people involved, but for the intangibles, such as the past, present and future of our civilization and its values. It may be that at that point, we see something so flawed he must go. But that is a different act than letting the mob rise within us.
The Left destroys lives; the Right should not join them in this terrible habit of mistaking tantrums for reality. The Left spends much of its time crucifying people for their words so that it can scare others into joining the herd and being good, obedient and conformist tools:
Cheriese Rhode, 29, allegedly posted a message last week encouraging citizens to inform Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents of those believed to be in the country without proper documentation.
…The message spawned phone calls, emails and visits to the Prosser School District, where 62 percent of students are Hispanic, the Tri-City Herald reported.
“Due to possible safety and security concerns, as well as concern for disruption of the school environment, this teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending (an) investigation,” Prosser Superintendent Ray Tolcacher said in a statement.
Notice the fear here: the superintendent is afraid that the crowd will rise up for his head, so he decapitates one beneath himself. Order restored? Not really, because this is the appearance of order instead of actual order, which would respond with corrections and not amputations. What we are seeing is the absence of order and a population ruled by terror of saying the wrong thing.
When we rush to judgment, we form a mob that then can have only one purpose, which is to destroy the career and support system for another human being. Mobs love destruction because it makes them feel powerful and they delight in not being accountable. This is why the only speech they tolerate is that which encourages destruction, and someone whose speech is in the majority positive will be hunted down for a few comments that are presumed not to be balanced out by the massive amount of good they have done by speaking out.
Contrast what is happening to Milo to a current instance of Leftist claims of censorship that are in fact motivated by a very different purpose than silencing a public voice:
The phones, voicemail machines and email inboxes at the Berkeley Unified School District have been flooded with calls about Felarca, said Charles Burress, spokesman for the district. The main office of Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, where Felarca teaches, has been swamped as well.
…In August, the district went into Felarca’s bank account and withdrew the equivalent of 25.17 days of pay, according to the lawsuit. The district had retroactively un-approved a number of sick and personal days Felarca had taken “claiming that employees could not use their personal leave days to attend political protests and claiming that Felarca had used them for this purpose,” according to the lawsuit. Felarca has stated she had doctor’s notes for some of the sick days she was absent and that she has the right to attend political rallies.
…Despite glossing over the specifics of her action, Felarca has taken credit for “shutting down” Yiannopolous.
Felarca is a typical Leftist who encourages violence, named her group “By Any Means Necessary” to encourage violence, takes paid leave to go stage violent protests and preaching to her students that they should become involved in violent protests:
In 2009, according to the letter, Felarca “repeatedly solicited students to participate in protests” against a proposed charter school BUSD was considering, despite having been formally reprimanded about involving students in her political activities, and pursuing those activities during the work day.
In other words, she is not being fired for public speech, but for private speech that was inappropriate for the task she is employed to do. In other words, she substituted political spam for what students needed to learn, took time off without regard for the impact on the students, and then used that time to encourage violence and parasitism.
Shutting her down is not the same as silencing Yiannopoulos. Felarca can continue to speak, but will have to do so in a way that does not hurt specific individuals in private; the goal with Yiannopoulos, on the other hand, is to force his speech out of the public sphere because it offends Leftists. For some reason, “conservatives” have joined on this quest, which is ill-advised.
Monday, February 20th, 2017
Writing about politics for several decades has convinced me that people from different “tribes” — a mixture of ethnicity, caste/class, religion, politics/philosophy and social rank (alpha, beta, omega) — really do not understand each other. Each tribe knows itself and, because its normal opinions shock others, its members isolate into “bubbles” where they experience only similar opinions.
This is why the Left has utterly no clue about who the people of the Right are. They have stereotypes: inbred farmers, the Klan, angry Christians, Hitler, the Confederates, maybe even those people who live at the end of the cul-de-sac in the suburbs. But those are surface descriptions. They do not actually know these people, nor do they care to.
For this reason, it always shocks them when we turn out to be educated or “educable” (my term for those who could accomplish a college degree or run their own successful business, whether they chose to or not) and normal. This ruins their narrative that we chose our ideas because we are dysfunctional; instead, it reveals that our ideas were logical responses to the situation we see before us.
Leftists start calling names when their narrative is interrupted, which is why the usual neurotics are attacking LD50 Gallery by calling anyone involved a “fascist”:
After some digging, it turned out that the gallery had, on the down-low, actually hosted a “neo-reactionary” conference as well, though not a particularly well advertised one. Or as one of the speakers wrote, “behind a veil of secrecy to prevent the usual suspects (Leftists and other neurotics) from attacking”.
Those are the words of Brett Stevens, a fascist who has in the past praised Anders Behring Breivik, the far right terrorist who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011.
…In case you’re unconvinced, one of the few place to offer any support for LD50, was amerika.org a right wing website that, as part of it’s mission statement, suggests we “repatriate the non-indigenous”.
As obvious historical illiterates, these neurotics have no idea what “fascism” actually is, nor do they care. They want a term for an enemy that is so bad that it is OK to destroy them, harm their families, enjoy torturing them, dehumanize them and exterminate them. This is not an analysis; it is a category for extermination.
They cannot accept the fact that their narrative and ideology have failed to convince people. They must pretend to be shocked at this because they base their identities, or personal sense of self-worth, on the idea that they are “right” and the rest of us are “wrong” and therefore their purpose and truthfulness is greater than ours.
This reveals the basis of Leftism in individualism or hubris. They really do not care whether or not what they say is true. What they care about is that it be treated as true, so they get what they (personally) want, and they have formed a collective of individualists like a union, gang or cult to demand this from the larger society around them.
Leftists use a method of passive aggression leading to circular reasoning by which they demand that you accept their assumptions as gospel truth, and then react as if they have been victimized when you refuse to accept the insanity.
In this way, Leftists create a psychology where they are always correct and the rest of us are always wrong, therefore the only solution is for us to accept the greater morality of the Leftist position and roll over on our own. This only works if we accept the fundamentally social morality of the Left, which is that including everyone is more important than getting to the correct answer.
The Left thus resembles an abusive relationship in which the rest of us are always wrong, the Left is always right, and they use this imagined justification to essentially steal from us to fund their own projects, which coincidentally result in enriching Leftists with wealth and power. Their goal is to seize control from those who naturally should wield it and transfer it to themselves, through the ruse of altruism.
What is shocking the Left (this week) is that the victims are no longer rolling over for the parasites. In fact, something bigger has happened: the victims have recognized that the parasite is a parasite, not a logical participant, and they are no longer listening. The same force that kept them “cucked” for years caused them to suddenly snap and polarize to the opposite direction.
For example, we can look at the lamentations of the insane that they are not treated as sane people in American politics anymore:
Democrats’ frustration spilled over after one member noticed a Republican House member wearing headphones plugged into his phone during the debate.
“What could possibly be more important right now?” Abbie Finkenauer of Dubuque shouted. “Get off your phone and pay attention.”
Shannon Wurzer, a Republican teacher from northeast Iowa, said she was shocked when she saw the party she supports refusing to consider any of the amendments.
“They weren’t giving an inch. It didn’t seem like the Republicans were even listening,” she said. “It was all their way. And that’s not what we’re used to in Iowa.”
Notice the passive aggression in the above. These Leftists — some of whom claim to be Republicans, who claim to be conservative sometimes — are upset that the previous order in which everyone rolled over for them has been disrupted. Republicans are no longer listening to them because the Republican base has realized that Leftists are insane, and you cannot negotiate with insane.
Much of this comes from the interweaving of HBD, Nietzsche and deep ecology in the Alt Right: we stopped seeing ideology as philosophy, and started seeing it as pathology, or in other words a symbolic expression of the needs of the individual. Leftists justify themselves more than they assert positive future options. They are at heart, simply neurotics.
For this reason a cultural shift is going on in the world. We have seen through the veil and realized that behind Leftism, no matter what degree, lies only insanity. Any idea that begins with the assumption that all people are equal will lead to complete breakdown of sanity, logic and pragmatism.
It also acts on our people like an addiction. This is why it is important to discard scapegoats and intermediaries — the Rich,™ the Jews,™ the Government and the Deep State — those are symptoms of the basic fact that We The People are in charge, and mob rule always produces dysfunctions of that nature. The real error was equality as articulated during The Enlightenment.™
Everything else has followed from that basic assumption. When people surmise that individualism is true, this leads to a condition called “Crowdism” that collectivizes that individualism and results in mass insanity as people are forced to accept mob rule as if it were reality. If we do not destroy equality, we will repeat the same historical pattern of failure.
These people are not realistic. They are not good. Their leaders are a few self-enriching cynics, ruling over neurotic true believers and a huge crowd of useful idiots who just want to have happy social feelings by being “good” through a few symbolic acts, which is much easier than actually being good in all that one does.
You can see the insanity on full display through the Leftist jihad against non-Leftist speech which leads to hilarity like the following:
And this just in—VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow’s alma mater, Stanford’s Graduate School Of Business, just cancelled a debate between Brimelow and Tim Kane of the Hoover Institution to be held by the Stanford chapter of the Adam Smith Society, citing the destruction of Berkeley as the reason they’ve been scared off.
Get this: the Left has canceled a debate by a Rightist because the Left is afraid that it will become triggered and riot, despite that having absolutely zero to do with the Rightist. It is like an alcoholic demanding that his community ban wine because otherwise he will drink it all and burn down a barn.
We are what they fear because we refuse to accept their narrative as “good.” This is the first step, and most important, in delousing oneself from Leftists. Their entire philosophy is based on the idea that individualism and equality are good. In reality, those destroy civilizations, and our goal is to avoid being destroyed, so we must fight back… in self-defense… by any means necessary.
We have reached peak insanity with the Left and it is clear that we can no longer walk down the same path holding hands, Right and Left. We need separate nations. Since Leftists already have most of the world, it makes sense to repatriate themselves elsewhere, and return our societies to the ethnic groups and philosophies that last ruled them well. End the Left. They are a disease.
Monday, February 20th, 2017
Goony neurotics are again forming in swarms to attack the symbolic enemy, thus hoping to clarify their own thinking despite having no idea of what positive goals they actually desire. This time, they are attacking LD50 gallery by arguing for censorship and violence as have been Leftist habits since the French and Russian Revolutions:
This week a tremor of disgust passed through a large community of London artists who realised that they have shown at, collaborated with or visited a Dalston project space, LD50, that was at the same time, and within a single framework, programming a series of ‘artistic’ talks on ethnic nationalism and race biology. The artists concerned had been unwittingly conscripted into the rebranding operation of a fascist ideology whose ‘evolution’ in relation to Nazi race theory bears roughly the same fucking relationship to the evolution of a bad odour from the general vicinity of Winston Churchill. Whether it would be more correct to say that fascism had grown up within this art scene, or that the art had merely been reduced to a decorative detail in the larger fresco of fascist ‘normalisation’, has nothing to do with our immediate practical situation and is in the last instance besides the point. The point now is, How do we stop this from ever happening again? Or in slightly more words it is: once we have made practically certain that the LD50 gallery is closed permanently and that the people who live in its vicinity know exactly what it was doing – once this has been achieved, how do we reconceive our own art to ensure that it never again serves as a conveniently indeterminate incubator for those who would gladly destroy us, our friends and neighbours and comrades, along with any latent possibility of a genuinely open and revolutionary culture or emancipated society?
Leftists have been attacking LD50 gallery and attempting to force it to shut down for the crime of exploring Neoreaction and Alt Right thought through modern-art style exhibits and art pieces.
In the above article, Leftists call for forcing everyone to obey the same standard of thought — Leftist — and to that end, eliminating dissidents or merely non-conformists like the LD50 Gallery. Today they come for the dissidents, but tomorrow, they will come for you for the crime of displaying insufficient enthusiasm for the New People’s Republic. Fear them, and support LD50 in bucking this trend.
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Joining other failing dot-com 3.0 failing concerns, Google has now demonstrated its bias in favor of politically correct censorship by banning the “Ban Sharia” online group, which was a middle-right opposition to Islamic immigration to the West.
We live in a time when almost all public spaces are owned by large corporations to whom ideas like the First Amendment do not technically apply; after all, they own the computers and wires through which the content passes, and they are made legally liable for some content, so they have the “right” to remove offensive content.
This does not address the fact that public spaces are a function of a civilization, and are needed as places for open expression regardless of who “owns” the particular content. The Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon of today are the public houses and central commons of yesteryear, at least as far as digital communications go. Ownership is not the right paradigm here.
An intelligent approach to these spaces, then, would be to limit nothing but illegal activity (child porn, doxxing, piracy) while allowing each person to find their own corner of the commons with the group that attracts them. These would then find others like them and be able to socialize and exclude others, and be excluded by them, in the perpetual sorting process that is the growth of civilizations.
Naturally, no one will endorse such a logical solution, or the notion that a user both owns his or her words and, if offered a service, is given the reasonable assumption that the service will continue to host those words unless they are illegal. Instead, as usual, the forces of Control are using manipulation to achieve their goal of power without accountability.