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Daily Reminder That The Lügenpresse Is Not Trustworthy

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Any time you are tempted to take the lügenpresse too seriously, remember that they get trolled all the time. Their entire modus operandi consists of thinking up some hefty clickbait and then finding someone to say something, anything, that seems to make it legitimate.

Although it fell into the memory hole a couple years ago, the best example of this was when the BBC got trolled into reporting on a drug made out of sewage:

A sour smell rises in the hot sun, but the boys seem oblivious to the stench and the foul nature of their task.

They are manufacturing “Jenkem”, a disgusting, noxious mixture made from fermented sewage. It is cheap, potent and very popular among the thousands of street-children in Lusaka. When they cannot afford glue or are too scared to steal petrol, these youngsters turn to Jenkem as a way of getting high.

“With glue, I just hear voices in my head. But with Jenkem, I see visions. I see my mother who is dead and I forget about the problems in my life.”

Whether the reporter wanted to satirize the drug war, or just got taken advantage of by some local kids with a sense of humor, the end result is that one of the world’s biggest non-tabloid news agencies trolled itself into printing tabloid fodder. No doubt it got them the attention that they crave since this story continues to be a top destination on their site.

The idea of Jenkem is so, uh, totally disgusting that it captures our minds immediately, and even lefty white people are so covertly racist that they love stories about how backward and poor Africa is. It is a clickbait of clickbait, a meme in itself, and if reporting fake stuff makes you famous as a journalist, well who cares then if the story is true?

Now consider the Trump dossier. They reported that he engaged in sexual acts involving urine. Maybe the lügenpresse has a bodily waste fetish? Either way, someone should have heard alarm bells and double-checked that one. Nope! It fit into the story they were trying to sell, it consists of the kind of salacious detail that none of us can stop ourselves from clicking on, so into the papers it went.

American media is dying because people on the internet do not need to sit in front of a TV or read through a newspaper. Web pages and YouTube are, like, three-dimensional, maaaaaan. They can skim the headlines and skip all of the usual nonsense, or flick their way through a video, and that sucks for advertising, so the easy money is long gone.

As media dies, it is becoming even more creepily pathetic in its desire to make us click, like the weird stalker who camps out in a sewer to get a “souvenir” of the person he is stalking. But remember, they were always this way, even back when they were making real money. The news is a product, and they will lie to you whenever you can, as long as you keep clicking.

CNN Reveals That The Media Is A Mafia

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

CNN has now followed the same path that every human organization takes once it has achieved a first strike, become accepted into society, and thus has become “just another job” which because it is no longer relevant, acts like organized crime in extracting wealth from the rest of us.

Consider how other groups have abolished themselves. Nothing else CNN has thought of lately has achieved anything close to the tactical success 9-11 brought to Al-Qaeda. The problem is that once Al-Qaeda had achieved its victory, it became “a thing.” Then everyone wanted in, and soon the organization could not launch other decisive strikes, but had lots of Oompa-Loompas running around doing ineffective stuff.

The same thing happened with organized crime when, having penetrated our society through unions and public institutions, it became accepted as just another form of quasi-legal parasitism. “Oh, it’s a career path now,” said lots of people, and joined in for the free money chain. Whether your job is flipping burgers or shaking down marks, it is still just a job, and the bloat settles in with that realization.

CNN won a similarly Pyrrhic victory in 2008. The Proggy Jesus candidate won the White House and the Democratic Wing of The Democratic Party has unassailable majorities in Congress. CNN’s business plan of being a propaganda organ aimed at undermining the current American status-quo was now debunked. The people who needed the current paradigm weakened by the media were now various factions of Rightists watching Fox News.

CNN then began to travel the arc that Eric Hoffer predicted useless political movements travel in his masterwork The True Believer. It started with a cause that a fair number of people identified with and found righteous. It then degenerated into a business. As with organized crime, acceptance meant that the purpose of the organization was achieved, and it began to decay from within by becoming just as bloated as confused as your average corporation or NGO. Same with Al-Qaeda. Same with the Cosa Nostra.

CNN now hoards and manipulates information for self-interested rather than ideological reasons. They now understand and deploy the same destructive power that Tom Brokaw unleashed on Richard Jewell.

On Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s New Day, hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota addressed the apology the network was able to get from the Reddit user behind the gif of President Trump wrestling a CNN image superimposed on WWE founder Vince McMahon. Trump tweeted out the gif and received widespread condemnation from the mainstream media. “Something remarkable I thought happened yesterday, I thought it was remarkable that CNN found the Reddit user who created the gif of Donald Trump and the wrestling video and where he punches CNN, so the investigative team went back and found the guy who first created this he took credit for it, and then here comes the remarkable part, he apologized. He apologized for having done this,” Camerota said. “This is a very full-throated I think genuine honest apology. He has also asked we not reveal his name or whereabouts and we at CNN are honoring that,” the co-host also said. Notably, CNN decided not to reveal the identity of the Reddit user, HanAssholeSolo, if he issued an apology and promised not to continue publishing racist material.

Kumbaya was sung by all. And as long as you weren’t the one standing next to Han’s Asshole while it sang, I’m sure it just sounded epic. Han’s asshole had grown…but then we get the Progressive Undertow.

CNN’s ‘KFILE’ publisher Andrew Kaczynski wrote the network would not be publishing the identity of the user “because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, [that] showed his remorse.” “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” Kaczynski warned in his article. UPDATE (7/4 @ 8:34 AM ET): On Wednesday morning, Kaczynski tweeted out some details of the user: “Need to point out again HanAssholeSolo is a middle aged man. People claiming he’s 15 are wrong. Some are intentionally spreading this.”

At the end, the declining organization becomes a racket. CNN is now telling people what they are allowed to put up on social media. Nice life and family you have there. Wouldn’t it suck if anything happened to it. We can sell you CNN Lifelock. Give us your First Amendment Rights, and you can go from a 1.0 probability of CNN ruining your life the way Brokaw ru-rued Richard Jewell, or you can stop publishing your crimethink.

They are making you an offer you cannot refuse. Like Amerigo Bonasera in The Godfather, HanAssholeSolo is now an owned man. CNN must be fought with the same ferocity The Taliban was fought in Afghanistan. Let every meme be loosed. Let every 4,8,16, oh hell, 32-Chan keyboard warrior report to hi/her/zir battlestation. CNN must be rendered as broke, pathetic and irrelevant as MTV. At least needs to happen if you want next year’s Independence Day to represent more than just the profit margin for makers of fireworks, hot dogs and beer.

The New York Times Caught Faking The News Again

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

The small things often tell us more clearly what something is about than the really huge things. The New York Times is acknowledged as the gold standard of journalism by Leftists and globalists worldwide, but they routinely lie by failing to discover all the facts, then pitching the resulting partial story as an emotional experience instead of a factual one.

In this case, the Times is covering up the plagiarism behind their feel-good story of the day, stealing from a man to give to a woman, and then lying about the coverup with the knowing tone of a manipulative preschool teacher. Witness the saga of Craig Robinson, Elsa Hansen Oldham and The New York Times:

A few weeks ago I got an email, someone was kind enough to give me a heads up that there was someone out there doing embroidery work that looks a lot like my Minipops. And that this someone had their work featured in the T magazine section of the New York Times. I clicked. And this is what I found.

Hmmm.

I had a look around the Internet and found the below images on another article, where my influence is mentioned. Seems like someone thought they could copy my Minipops, and then when she had exhausted that resource, continue to copy my style.

Like our Leftist overlords, The New York Times tells the story it wants — a warm, heart-tugging tale of a lone woman defying the odds to become a genius innovator — and ignores enough of the facts to not be telling anything approximating the whole story. (As humans, we never get 100%, but hitting in the mid-80s is sufficient to cover all the necessary bases).

Then, when the unpolitically correct victim speaks out, the Times like a nagging schoolmarm tells the rest of us that we are merely being unreasonable, and we should have a sippy cup full of juice and grow up and see things their way. What a wonderful world we have created through consumerism and media regulating what is publicly known as “true.”

Latest Russian Election Interference Story Is Fake

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The Left has been trying to crank up the idea that the Russians hacked our election or otherwise interfered with it on Trump’s side, probably as a precursor to attempting impeachment or invalidating the election.

Their latest efforts will fail like the previous ones. The most recent propaganda piece conjures up a Russian “plan” to disturb the election.

Let us look closer at what is actually said:

The first Russian institute document was a strategy paper written last June that circulated at the highest levels of the Russian government but was not addressed to any specific individuals.

It recommended the Kremlin launch a propaganda campaign on social media and Russian state-backed global news outlets to encourage U.S. voters to elect a president who would take a softer line toward Russia than the administration of then-President Barack Obama, the seven officials said.

A second institute document, drafted in October and distributed in the same way, warned that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was likely to win the election. For that reason, it argued, it was better for Russia to end its pro-Trump propaganda and instead intensify its messaging about voter fraud to undermine the U.S. electoral system’s legitimacy and damage Clinton’s reputation in an effort to undermine her presidency, the seven officials said.

The lügenpresse are counting on the fact that the average voter has zero experience with policy think tanks. Policy think tanks make strategic recommendations and generally have no awareness of actual policy, i.e. what is being done. Instead, they speak in hypotheticals.

For example, that the document says “it was better for Russia to end its pro-Trump propaganda” does not imply that Russia was issuing pro-Trump propaganda, only that it could be assumed as a possibility and therefore, the suggestion can be made to alter that strategy.

The fact that we have two documents, both pointing in different directions, suggests that these were contingency documents, or potential position papers drawn up to deal with different events that might emerge. Nothing suggests these were adopted as policy but the implication is there in the press.

In the meantime, Trump has rebuked Russia by blowing up an airbase they helped maintain in Syria. What he said during the election was that he viewed Russia as a potential ally, not that he would favor Russia.

If we went through Washington, D.C., looking for think tanks that had made policy recommendations (which is enough to make them “Obama-linked” in the press lexicon) we would find all sorts of absurd plans recommending that the USA redirect resources that might not exist toward possible ideas that look good on paper.

This is the type of analysis this Russian think tank offers, couched in bureaucratspeak of potentialities and possibilities:

It is hardly to expect the development of Obama’s environmental agenda from President Trump, who’s known for his skeptical remarks in relation to climate change. At the same time, it seems that the general strategic course of the United States in the Arctic, outlined in the end of the XX century, will continue. An indirect evidence of the continuity of the current Arctic policy of the US is the fact that almost all the key officials of the State Department responsible for implementing the US policy in the Arctic under the Obama administration, retained their positions under the new President.

In this way, the Russian version follows a format we have seen many times before, which is to second-guess other nations and take broad policy positions, mainly as a way of alerting politicians of options and signaling across the sea (indirectly) about Russia’s concerns and thus likely future actions.

This is not the smoking gun the media wants to try to hype it into being. Behind all of these Russia-stole-our-‘lections stories we can see the hands of a powerful Establishment and the Obama-Clinton gang, who are still looking for a path to permanent, Soviet-style power.

A Witch Hunt And Watergate II

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

According to the scientific non-partisans who do our research, the objective fact of Rightist overthrow of media is upon us:

Our own study of over 1.25 million stories published online between April 1, 2015 and Election Day shows that a right-wing media network anchored around Breitbart developed as a distinct and insulated media system, using social media as a backbone to transmit a hyper-partisan perspective to the world. This pro-Trump media sphere appears to have not only successfully set the agenda for the conservative media sphere, but also strongly influenced the broader media agenda, in particular coverage of Hillary Clinton.

…But pro-Trump audiences paid the majority of their attention to polarized outlets that have developed recently, many of them only since the 2008 election season.

Attacks on the integrity and professionalism of opposing media were also a central theme of right-wing media. Rather than “fake news” in the sense of wholly fabricated falsities, many of the most-shared stories can more accurately be understood as disinformation: the purposeful construction of true or partly true bits of information into a message that is, at its core, misleading. Over the course of the election, this turned the right-wing media system into an internally coherent, relatively insulated knowledge community, reinforcing the shared worldview of readers and shielding them from journalism that challenged it.

Remember: the Leftist cries out as he strikes you. They are accusing the Right of exactly what they did.

In a relative universe, someone breaking away from someone else may be stationary. When two parties interact and one suddenly takes a radical swing to the Left, to that party it will seem like the other party is moving away from them, when in fact it was the first party who moved away.

The American people for the most part stayed where they were; the press swung left; now it accuses Americans of “moving away” into an insular world of their own, when in fact that was what the lügenpresse did. Consider the usual tale of two stories that shows exactly why most Americans are moving away from reliance on mainstream media:

If you ever doubted that the media see the news through a partisan prism, consider this: in less than two days, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted nearly 7 times as much coverage to Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian Ambassador in his role as a U.S. Senator than they did when then-Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress in June 2012.

…Back on June 28, 2012, then-Attorney General Eric Holder became the first Cabinet member to be held in contempt of Congress for withholding documents from the House investigation into the Obama administration’s Fast and Furious scandal.

One of these was a legitimate scandal based on a well-documented investigation; the other, vaporous accusations of collaboration with Russians, has yet to produce any hard data. The media is biased, and this is why Americans refused to follow it Leftward, which to the dying media looked as if Americans were moving Rightward when in fact they were staying where they always had been.

Across the West, people are not moving Rightward so much as withdrawing from the Left. This was the motion predicted by French writer Michel Houellebecq, who described himself as “anti-liberal” but not conservative. We may not know what we want, but we do not want to go down the direction the Left is taking, which ends with us replaced by immigrants and our institutions destroyed by corruption.

People are realizing — slowly — that the Left are essentially organized crime. Their goal is to use altruism to paralyze the brains of the population with happy silly notions while the Left then steal everything they can from behind the scenes. The end result will be much like Venezuela or Cuba, a third world wasteland ruled by extremely wealthy “men of the people.”

Our media realizes that this is happening and that with it, obsolescence of the current media is guaranteed. As a result, they have launched an attack against President Trump based on nothing more than social popularity. All of their gambits (riots, impeachment, Russia, “pussy grabbing”) have had no substance but were hammered into false scandals by the media.

The “deep state” — entitled bureaucrats dependent on dysfunction in the system for continued employment — is striking out at Trump as well. They may have tapped his phones; if so, this is an event bigger than Watergate, where they only attempted to spy on the opposition. The media will conceal this as well, pitting Trump against them for control of the narrative that flows by us like an invisible river, filling itself with content of its own if we do not direct it.

If Trump is able to beat the media machine, he will make it irrelevant and it will die a natural death as a legacy industry. This is why they are all in panic to destroy him and do not care if what they are saying is entirely flimsy conjecture or not. As the old order collapses, the combatants line up to see who will dominate what remains.

Self-Trickery

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Human brains are notoriously complex and so we attempt to diagnose them with complex methods, but recently a much simpler analysis revealed more of the workings of the mind than the complex approach. This in turn revealed the presence of self-deception or more accurately “self-trickery” as the basis of human mental operations.

According to author Michael Lewis, we are biologically wired to trick ourselves:

But we are also endlessly irrational, delusional, overconfident and often just plain wrong. They unearthed any number of different ways in which our minds trick us into believing things that simply aren’t true.

For example, if we enjoy the last day of a holiday, then we tend significantly to overrate how fun the entire experience was. They labelled this the “peak end rule”. Similarly, if we are given a list of female names and a longer list of male names, we will think the female list is longer if there are famous and recognisable names on it. They called this “availability bias”.

Kahneman and Tversky showed again and again that our decisions, memory and understanding of the world are often wildly distorted by self-deception. We seek to turn huge and unpredictable events into manageable stories, cutting endless corners in the process. “The world is so much more uncertain than our minds can tolerate,” says Lewis. “It drives you crazy if you really think about it. So we have these mechanisms that make it seem more knowable than it really is.”

Reading this together with Dilbert creator Scott Adams reveals an unsettling picture. Adams predicted that Trump would win the 2016 Presidential election not based on statistical predictions, but simply based on persuasion.

“If you see voters as rational you’ll be a terrible politician,” Adams writes on his blog. “People are not wired to be rational. Our brains simply evolved to keep us alive. Brains did not evolve to give us truth. Brains merely give us movies in our minds that keeps us sane and motivated. But none of it is rational or true, except maybe sometimes by coincidence.”

…(Among the persuasive techniques that Trump uses to help bend reality, Adams says, are repetition of phrases; “thinking past the sale” so the initial part of his premise is stated as a given; and knowing the appeal of the simplest answer, which relates to the concept of Occam’s razor.)

…Writes Adams: “Identity is always the strongest level of persuasion. The only way to beat it is with dirty tricks or a stronger identity play. … [And] Trump is well on his way to owning the identities of American, Alpha Males, and Women Who Like Alpha Males. Clinton is well on her way to owning the identities of angry women, beta males, immigrants, and disenfranchised minorities.”

The academic angle on these revelations is based on research and writings of two Israeli psychologists Danny Kahneman and Amos Tversky. These two psychologists overturned the economic idea (in the 70s) of the rational consumer or voter who thinks rationally — in The Enlightenment™ style — when making decisions.  They find that civilizations have made some excellent rational decisions, but that it does not deter from the fact that humans and consequently their organizations are fundamentally irrational.

This irrationality in turn makes humans natural bluffers, with organizations commonly based in illusion that they utilize to demand power and wealth. The need to justify this bluff makes humans over confident, prone to rationalization or ex post facto justification, and thus simply wrong for the most part. Jim Collins supports this with his research by noting that only eleven of 20000 companies were found to be “great,” with most merely going through the motions based on their bluffs and sacred illusions.

Danny Kahneman — presumably influenced by Plato’s metaphor of the cave and Kant’s notion of the perceptual filter — wrote:

We are blind for our own blindness and we have very little understanding of how little we know.

Several interesting points arise from Lewis analyzing Kahneman and Tversky, specifically regarding how humans asses risk. For example, we rarely prepare for disaster because we irrationally do not anticipate it, and instead wait for disaster to happen before doing something about it (politically: Hurricane Katrina, bursting dams and immigration).

Even with day-to-day risks, we ignore the actual chances of events in preference for addressing our own emotional reactions to events, even exceptionally rare ones. Lewis makes the point that insurance statistics are a waste of time, but, because we cannot handle the emotional pain associated with remorse, or having regret after a crisis, we will pay whatever premium they ask. Insurance plays into our fear of feeling bad after an event, and not practical concerns with the event itself.

The anticipated emotional pain caused by remorse is able to distract us from real life around us. Because of this, it is possible that we normally make illogical decisions and later rationalize them — or backwards justify them — as being logical. This creates industries like insurance which serve emotional rather than realistic needs.

Our irrationality makes it hard to believe in human civilization itself if we assume that rationality is necessary and good. Organizations are made of people, and in utilitarian times, the preferences of the individuals determine the needs of the group, which leads us to wonder how we can trust a large-scale organization like civilization based on preferences which will eventually be revealed as illusion.

Tversky addresses this point more generally:

It is terrifying to think that we don’t know something, but it is even more terrifying to think that the world is mostly controlled by people that “believe” they know “exactly” what’s going on.

Lewis’ last comment in the article — presumably influenced by the Christian notion of original sin — on the issue of how little the “experts” know was:

Failure is part of being human. We should not be afraid of it, because it is what we are.

Lately there have been too many blatant and obvious failures of human reason exhibited by organizations like government, media and academia. This means that we require re-assessment of human decision-making, since because our irrationality is fact, this must be taken as a parameter of the human input into organizations, and limited or channeled so that individual illogicality does not cause organizations to become viral self-perpetuators of the illusions upon which they depend, making the broader society delusional.

Organizational pathology in fact amplifies individual illogicality, creating results that are far worse. Obama’s remorse led him to act against the interests of his host country, although his ideology of Leftism — itself a rationalization of civilization decay — pointed him in that direction in the first place.

Scott Adams identified fear as the single worst factor in persuasion. The psychologists above identified “the anticipated pain of remorse” as the biggest factor towards being fake or delusional. This applies to the media, which specialize in selling us justifications for our behavior so that we may avoid remorse and the perception that we will lose social status because we did not anticipate the actual threats. For this reason, ideology specializes in creating scapegoats that allow us to distract ourselves from the real risks, and by focusing on the pretend risk, imagining that we are acting on a “higher” level than those who respond to actual risks.

As President Trump said: “(fake) Mainstream Media is the enemy of the American people.” Media, like insurance, operates by selling products to allay remorse instead of dealing with actual problems. This means that media has a financial incentive to never address the actual issues, just like insurance has an incentive to never reveal how rare problems actually are, and instead of selling comprehensive risk policies, to sell many little policies addressing specific fears instead of potential realities.

Clinton, McCain and the media use a different persuasion strategy called the “politics of fear.” This, too, exploits remorse by inventing new non-threats and selling them as risks, so that people want a strong powerful government to intervene between them and the threat. Like insurance, instead of coming up with a comprehensive policy — strength of the nation — these lesser persuaders produce a cornucopia of terrors to keep the population nervous and desiring strong assurances, such as benefits, subsidies and more laws.

Now that this strategy has failed, the resulting remorse for Leftists has become extremely painful. This produces the source of their recent aggression, which focuses on false risks as a means of disguising unarticulated (because humans are illogical) fear of the actual problem, which is a civilization in decline. While this seems extreme, it is merely a method of avoiding the greater remorse of admitting to having wasted time, energy and money on non-issues, and this propels the Left forward to further resistance to recognition of actual problems.

In turn, that mechanism reveals the failings of The Enlightenment.™ When we proclaim universal human rationality as the basis of our civilization, we are projecting the notion that we are in fact rational, which obscures the irrationality and allows it to lead the discourse from behind. That in turn gives power to those who preach fear, instead of those who persuade by identifying real issues, and causes the spiral of delusion that pushes social assumptions into direct contradiction of the actual problems, precipitating the collapse of the civilization.

An Encounter With “Fake News” Of Another Sort

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The lügenpresse specializes in actual fake news, meaning that it reports non-events as events or selectively omits facts to put a spin on events that did indeed happen. This is dangerous because it is partially true, and so gives the illusion of reliability.

But then, there is another type of fake news, which we might call “spam fake news” because it is designed as a virus to make people pass it along because it confirms their biases in a definitive way, offering the “proof” they have always wanted. It is thus a huge emotional rush for them, and they busily paste the URL into their social media streams, generating clicks and profit for the spammer.

An example of this spamfake news targets pizzagate supporters with an imaginary smoking gun — an email in which Hillary and Barack discuss “pizzas” in a way that suggests incriminating evidence:

In the email, addressed to former president Barack Obama, Huma Abedin, and John Podesta among others, Clinton strangely references a “Pizza arrangement”, “Hotdogs” and “predetermined locations”.

Clinton also alludes to an “our downfall” in the email.

If it seems to be too perfect to be true, it probably is not true. And in this case, the email has not been released by Wikileaks and appears to be no more than a blurry forgery photographed on a screen.

As we go to war with the fake news in the lügenpresse, which is more accurately simply lies to support dogma through partial truth-telling and “spin,” it becomes important to shed these parasites who are attempting to use our goodwill for their own profit. Block this website and any like it, and speak up against this other form of fake news wherever you see it.

Cherry-Picking Is The Confirmation Bias Behind The Lügenpresse

Monday, February 13th, 2017

You know the story: a big event happens and the press interviews someone. He gives a clear statement, only to find that in the final article, one line has been taken out of context in order to prove the thesis of the person writing the article.

Luckily, sometimes we catch them in the act.

Recently WIRED‘s Emma Grey Ellis [email her] reached out to an Amerika operative with questions about a free speech Antifa channel run on internet effete basement NEET echo chamber Reddit. She used a single quotation in an article about Antifa:

Meanwhile, the Meme War has metastasized to Reddit at large: “/r/antifa was never an antifascist subreddit,” IamSeth says. “It is a honeypot run by members of the Ku Klux Klan.” (I wasn’t able to confirm the Klan connection, but when I reached out to the /r/antifa mods, an individual who goes by diversity_is_racism denied the honeypot claim, but said he or she thinks Richard Spencer is “a good guy.”)

In the spirit of transparency, which means telling the whole story and is the opposite of cherry-picking, we present to you the whole interview here, with messages from Emma Grey Ellis in bold and messages from us in regular text:

Why not moderate a subreddit with a name that aligns with your own views? Doesn’t calling it /r/antifa make the page a bit of a honeytrap?

Why not moderate a subreddit with a name that aligns with your own views?

I do, /r/new_right

I also moderate a number of others that are dedicated to free speech.

Doesn’t calling it /r/antifa make the page a bit of a honeytrap?

Whoof, the begging-the-question fallacy in real life. The answer: no. I do not intend to use this sub to advance an agenda.

People want to fight it out. Antifa is a hot topic, and I have some sympathies with them. I would like people to fight it out in a place where all opinions can be heard, instead of create another Leftist echo chamber here on Reddit.

Do you identify as Antifa?


I don’t, I actually was relatively unfamiliar with the movement until quite recently.

I can understand wanting to avoid echo chambers. Do you consider the new right and antifa to be fundamentally adversarial?

As in, is it the new right’s task to push back against antifa, and vice versa?

Not really, if we go by sheer differences of opinion. The New Right is not geared toward a modern state at all, so has no use for fascism. It is however opposed to Leftism, especially of the extreme form usually adopted by antifa members even if it is not strictly part of antifa. In theory, you could be a Republican antifa; in reality, that never happens because all of the antifa movement appears to be intersectional anarchist and Communist. The New Right has elements of anarchism and socialism in it, so there is some overlap, but generally we are traditionalist/reactionaries who want a society of a non-modern type.

For that reason, I would say we are not directly opposed… but we would need to live in different nations. As far as the New Right pushing back against antifa, we tend to view them as just another variety of Leftist, not far removed from Democrats (for example) except in methods. Antifa are sort of like Leftist skinheads — they share a lot with the SHARP movement, for example — who enjoy violence, destruction and shattering lives of their perceived enemies. As Andrew Breitbart among others pointed out, however, mainstream Democrats enjoy doing that too, but prefer subtler methods than street violence. So the situation is more nuanced and interesting than “these two groups are enemies.”


Understood. How do you react to this group rallying around the Richard Spencer punch moment? Spencer doesn’t seem to really stand for fascism, per se, but rather a pro-male, pro-white, pro-straight, pro-American/Western European agenda.

From my time moderating /r/antifa, I have realized that antifa supporters do not have a problem with violence, and they have no problem supporting violent anarchists and Communists. Although these movements are particularly prone to certain types of violence — bomb-throwing anarchists, gulags, dawn executions in Lubyanka prison and the like come to mind — I do not think we can backward-infer ideology from the presence of violence itself, as Tim McVeigh, Ted Kaczynski, Anders Breivik and Dylann Roof remind us. But, it does not surprise me that antifa cheered the sucker punch of Richard Spencer, mainly because he is a real threat to their ideology just by existing.
I also learned that those on the Left have no idea what fascism is. Fascism is a specific political concept; Leftists use the term to mean authoritarian, totalitarian or just any strong authority that limits individual self-expression, even if just by context (e.g. you cannot spray paint on this specific wall). Spencer strikes me as classic Alt Right, and as one of the inventors of the term — alongside Colin Liddell and Andy Nowicki — he would know. Here’s a good introduction to the Alt Right:

Introduction To The Alt Right

In my view, the Alt Right is trying to break away from (1) Republicans and (2) the 1488 white nationalist types. Both groups have failed and the Alt Right wants something new. I have just learned that Reddit’s altright sub, /r/altright, has been banned by Reddit — wow, interesting. Anyway, it seems to me that the Alt Right is a satire/cynical cultural movement against Leftism in general, and it embraces nationalism and the salvation of Western Civilization among other things. In my view, it is re-living the tension of Weimar Germany, and is about to figure out that National Socialism is a big screwup because it is still a modern-style government, and will converge on the same problems we have now even if it vociferously protests them and delays them for a short while. The better movement was volkisch conservatism, but that might be too much of a conceptual leap for people today. The point I want to make here is that there is tension both ways; the Alt Right is resisting both Republican cucks and Hitlarping spergs from the White Nationalist movement. Neo-Nazism is a simplified, mainstreamed version of National Socialism, so it takes the problems of National Socialism, which we might refer to as ideological accelerationism or a tendency toward highly symbolic acts like the Holocaust, and adds to them the problems of modern bureaucratic society… while losing the coherence of actual nationalism, which is basically the idea that a nation is defined by its founding ethnic group, and you cannot have the “proposition nation” that America’s Republicans want. But similarly, you cannot have the race-nation that white nationalists want; a Nationalist understands “Germany for Germans, Israel for Jews, Nigeria for Nigerians” but does not grok “America for whites.” The Alt Right hates the concept of equality, which is sort of an exploded narcissism/individualism, and detests other Republican notions like theocracy, democracy, bipartisanship and the like. It also finds the White Nationalists to be a kind of ideology in themselves, which is why it has resisted them, despite some White Nationalists like the Right Stuff or the Daily Stormer trying to make inroads. So if you look at things in the big picture, Spencer is a good guy who is advancing an actual Right-wing cause — back toward pre French Revolutionary types of society — while casting aside the really psychotic stuff that White Nationalists would do. He has said he does not mind Jews, homosexuals and mixed-race people, and he frequently tells people other races that they should be nationalist for their own people. This is the kind of level-headed voice on the Right that benefits everyone. Ironically, if the antifa strike him down they will get something worse which will also be more popular because it will tap into suppressed rage. In this way, Spencer stands against what people mean when they say “fascism,” which is strong power wielded for ideological purposes with the intention of hurting or eliminating biological impurities within our society.

Antifa, however, is like the Alt Right in one really important way: the movement is ill-defined. They don’t like fascists, great, but what does fascism mean? Very few of them can define it clearly. They are fans of Leftist ideology exclusively, on a scale from anarchism through Communism, and often support the same methods they decry when Right-wing groups use them. But I think there is something there, something to be expressed, which is probably more like libertarian or classical liberal than Communist, and tensions within the movement are keeping this from being expressed. As society inevitably balkanizes, I think antifa will come into their own and express their beliefs in a clarified state at about the same time the Alt Right does the same for its beliefs. We live in interesting times…


Thanks for this, I appreciate you taking the time to elaborate on your viewpoints this way.

Tell me, is there a way that I could identify you other than your username here? First name, initials, a general location?

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The lügenpresse represents the inverted thinking created by socializing among humans: instead of looking for a theory that fits the evidence, we look for evidence that fits the theory, since our goal is merely to convince other people that we are right.

If the Alt Right has a legacy outside the Right, it is that it applied Human Biodiversity (HBD) and Tom Wolfe/William S. Burroughs styled principles of the viral nature of language to reveal that (almost) all human actions are signaling, or using tokens like words to create convincing mental images in order to con others into handing over real-world goods: sex, wealth, power and status.

When lügenpresse reporters are conducting interviews, for example, they are looking for only one thing: some data that they can excerpt to make it look like it supports their conclusion.

Witness the actual “a good guy” quote:

So if you look at things in the big picture, Spencer is a good guy who is advancing an actual Right-wing cause — back toward pre French Revolutionary types of society — while casting aside the really psychotic stuff that White Nationalists would do. He has said he does not mind Jews, homosexuals and mixed-race people, and he frequently tells people other races that they should be nationalist for their own people. This is the kind of level-headed voice on the Right that benefits everyone.

The original meaning is this: he is one of the good guys on the Right, as opposed to the psychotic ones.

Instead, this became taken out of context as a means of attacking us.

Lügenpresse, this is why no one trusts you.

Origins Of Political Correctness, Lugenpresse Found In Panics

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

No one really knows why, or will admit, why panics happen. The most general statement seems to be this: something scares a group of people, and they engage in talismanic behavior against it, which catches on in the general atmosphere of fear.

Panics can take many forms (we might view them as “inverse trends,” or people conforming to herd activity out of fear instead of desire). Some are religious panics, others purely moral panics, and some simply spasms of terror at the unknown.

Perhaps the most famous example, the Dancing Plague of 1518, rivals the cargo cults and witch trials for talismanic potency. A talisman is used to ward off evil; sometimes, the talisman is a response to an impossibly stressful, insurmountable threat:

Possible reason? Stress-induced psychosis. Having suffered severely from famine, and in many cases wiped out and reduced to begging, the region was in an ongoing crisis. Many had died of starvation. The area was riddled with diseases, including smallpox and syphilis. Waller believes the stress was intolerable, and hence a mass psychological illness resulted.

What does this tell us? That humans are not much different from the possum: when faced with a futile choice, we either play dead or actually die from shock. Being human, we pick a neurotic way to do it so that our big brains feel engaged in a decision that exists at the point of heat death, where all choices have the same outcome and thus, analysis breaks down into paralysis early on.

Another great panic occurred in the 1980s with the Virginia McMartin preschool Satanic pedophile panic. Fantastic stories, even worse than PizzaGate, were told and resulted in eighty convictions, but no evidence was ever found, and the panic evaporated much more quickly than it began.

The thing about panics is that they are metaphor. The actual event is hidden; a symbolic event substitutes for it. So in the 1980s, when divorce destroyed the American home and kidnappings and murders of children accelerated in frequency, people needed a symbol. They chose a Satanic conspiracy behind a day-care center to express and disguise their concerns about divorce, sexual liberation, daycare, childhood and other things being shattered at the time.

Just as the dancing plague came about in response to starvation, and manifested in a burning of calories like a homeostatic viking funeral, the fear of the breaking of the family manifested in symbols of sexual evil expressed with a lynch mob mentality. If only the witch could be burned that easily… but true evil always resides in ideas and generally acceptable practices, not symbols.

The talismanic nature of these panics can be seen in the split between symbol and reality. The reality seems too big to fix, and too scary to accept because it will destabilize the idea of life itself. Instead, the group hopes to destroy a scapegoat and then return to life as normal. This pattern appears many times throughout history.

It is the first world equivalent of the cargo cult, in which islanders believed that sacred ceremonies were responsible for the delivery of supplies from American planes. The symbol covered the lack of knowledge and the utterly arbitrary nature of the deliveries, relative to anything the islanders were doing. With a panic, the ceremony is the symbol, and the cargo is a resolution of the seemingly insoluble issue.

During the late 1980s, as the Reagan years ended, a new type of panic emerged: political correctness. This symbolically beat down “racism” and other forms of discrimination, but in actuality referenced an underlying fear of American collapse in the same way the Soviets were clearly falling apart. Diversity was our strength, and politically we had to have it in order to maintain our WWII sense of moral superiority over nationalists, but it was clearly not working, as ongoing ethnic violence and discontent demonstrated.

The solution was not to address the actual problem because that was seen as a futile task. It was clear that diversity was not working, but to acknowledge that fact meant facing the grim reality that diversity would have to be un-done, which would involve boats taking all people who were not of the founding group (WASPs) back to their homelands. That was the only solution, and people could not face it.

One of the most evocative moments in this panic was the crucifixion of Jimmy The Greek. A sports commentator, he opined that selective breeding during slavery made black people natural athletes. His career was destroyed, and the scapegoat and bogeyman was banished, allowing the voting-and-buying sheep to go back to sleep.

Since that time, the problem of ethnic incompatibility has gotten worse, and in response to feeling that they are being dispossessed and bred out of existence, white people — especially WASPs, it seems — have adopted the talisman of being goodwhites and opposing racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, elitism and saneism because each of these things point to the only solutions which will save us as a society, namely undoing crazy egalitarian programs.

We can see the acceleration of this moral panic through the ongoing pro-censorship campaign on the internet which hopes to eliminate dissent against the present order, as a form of symbolic victory for the idea of not changing ourselves at all:

Twitter subsequently suspended the accounts of other prominent figureheads of the “alt-right” fringe movement, an amorphous mix of racism, white nationalism, xenophobia and anti-feminism.

Twitter has been under fire for failing to address hate and abuse on the site since its founding a decade ago. Balancing its reputation as a free speech haven has come into conflict with efforts to protect users.

Other internet companies have taken recent steps to curb abusive behavior and ban users who violate rules against promoting hate.

In fifty years, these words will be as ridiculous to us as the idea of a dancing plague. Their cultlike nature becomes clear from their binary nature: there are accepted ideas, and anything else is bad, and so burning that witch will reassure all of us that the problem no one can do anything about is actually not a problem, so we can set aside our fear of change and keep on living our lives as we have.

That allows us to ignore the problem, and rationalize disadvantages as a moral victory instead of the ongoing defeat that they are. The lügenpresse is the voice of comforting anaesthesia, guiding us into oblivion by giving us a symbolic means of denying, obscuring and distracting from our actual fears.

It has been said many times that human behavior has not changed since the dawn of history. Panics like political correctness prove this to be true. We have moved from symbolic metaphysical panics to symbolic political panics, and as with the dancing plague and the Virginia McMartin controversy, we are destroying ourselves because our fear of the unknown is greater than our will to succeed.

Formalism Will Rain Fire Upon ChiCongo And The Cuck Lügenpresse

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

I think #PresidentTrump was entirely too gentle with Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of ChiCongo, Killinois. You see, he recently had the right idea cutting off Federal funding, but he leaves too much of it in place. According to The ChiCongo Tribune,

Trump ordered Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to work with incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ensure sanctuary cities “are not eligible to receive federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes.”

Like most bastions of unabashed SJW Cultural Marxism, ChiCongo couldn’t make both ends meet because one end is too busy screwing around in the till.

…Chicago received a little more than $1 billion in federal grant funding for myriad programs, including early childhood education, transportation, policing, health initiatives, public assistance programs and disaster management. It’s unknown how much of that $1 billion could be deemed necessary for law enforcement, as laid out by Trump’s order.

ChiCongo won’t take that lying down. Their leadership responds with the speeches of Capone-era Outfit Capo Regimes getting ready to hit the mattresses.

“You mess with one in Chicago, you mess with all of us,” said Northwest Side Ald. John Arena, 45th. “We are a sanctuary city. We’ll stand by that. We will stand by every single citizen, every single resident of this city, regardless of your status. This is your home. That is our declaration.”

So what does The Donald do? He formalizes. The name and shame part of the order requires DHS to name the names of every illegal alien criminal who commits a crime will be named and associated with the locality that has failed to deport that illegal. Let that happen and let #PresidentTrump’s growing fan club start performing the requisite descriptive and inferential statistics regarding the respect for rule of law in sanctuary cities vs law abiding communities.

Why is such formalism needed. Why do we have to go there and start naming people. Well let’s examine what the #Lügenpresse has to say on leaders of the political alliance in favor of immigration control.

One of the leaders of the “Alt Right,” which is the successor to the White Nationalist movement, which was the successor to the American Nazi movement, is National Policy Institute chairman Richard Spencer, based in Arlington, just like American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell. Spencer (who totally isn’t a skinhead, as he only shaves the sidesof his head), is hosting some speakers to promote his ideology, including VDARE founder Peter Brimelow, and VDARE contributor Kevin MacDonald. This is the pseudo-intellectual forefront of the alt-right, white-nationalist movement in America.

This is not The Revolutionary Daily. #CuckState is a “Conservative” media outlet. These are the people supposedly sworn to fight off the Leftist Locust horde. Here’s what #CuckState does instead.

Anyway, you see all the cons used by social justice warriors in that post. There’s guilt by association, the use of the transitive property to link the targeted enemy to some imagined evil and, of course, the demand that the target abandon their position or face being branded a heretic. In this case, it means the very sensible and respectable Mark Krikorian must denounce people he does not know or he and his issues are ruled out of bounds for decent people.

So how do you fight this evil. How do you drown out the corporatist sellout propaganda and make people who come here illegally go pursue their livelihoods back where they were born? We need to put a human face on the tragedy. Like the parent of a young man killed by a drunk driver illegally residing in Austin, TX and working in an undocumented status; we need to tell these people who lead the “sanctuary cities” they have blood on their hands.

We then need to tell the #Luegenpresse that they are accessories to every one of these fatalities. They are parties to all of the Welfare Fraud. They are complicit in the job destruction unleashed by illegal immigration. They are no different from the anti-American scum that cranks out hate speech over at The Democratic Underground. By chucking ad hominem slime at the leaders of the fight against the “sanctuary cities,” these people are catamite Baghdad Bobs to Rahm Emanuel’s Saddam Hussein.

The time has come to take a page from #PresidentTrump’s book. He will shame the mayors and the pols in these various localities that disregard the rule of law. We can handle the Cuck Lügenpresse as disgusting as it is to have their bilious spew all over our hands. Slam a Cuck today. This is how we formalize and reveal them for what they are. It will help in our shared quixotic quest to #MAGA.

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