Richard Spencer sums up CPAC:
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Hail Trump! Hail Victory! Hail our People!
It is the height of irony that a Paki Muslim “Conservative” Raheem Kasaam had Richard kicked out of CPAC. Yes, some doofus who owes his entire career to the absurd and exotic notion of Kasaam being “Anti Immigrant Ex Muslim Conservative.” If Kasaam was named Tommy Robinson and was Methodist rather than Muslim, nobody would give a fuck about him or his milquetoast ideas.
Once again, this provided great optics for the Alt Right, just like when Richard punked Jeffrey Tucker and some Lolbertarian Wizard/American Muslim larper.
Great Work Richard.
Well done, chaps.
Is that old fool still around? I remember him posting pictures of himself with bugs.
“Death, Destruction, Depression, and Darkness” – not sure this should be our message, tbh.
I got in a twitter spat with Muslim Breitbart editor Raheem Kassam (the guy who was instrumental in getting Spencer kicked out of CPAC). Raheem, being the wimp that he is claimed he could beat Spencer in a debate AFTER having Spencer kicked out. He couldn’t even beat me in a debate on twitter. I called him a big fat smelly p$$y and even made a meme making fun of him. WTH is wrong with Breitbart, they made a degenerate homosexual to be their star and now they are making their Muslim Pakistani their star.
Why be controversial and advocate for White identity when you can put out freaks like a degenerate coke snorting pederast and an “Ex Muslim, Anti Immigration” Paki Brit Conservative?
People read Brietbart for the comments, not the articles, and the comments section is always full of alt-right, race-realist thought.
The Cuckservatives at “CPAC” don’t seem to get it yet:
The organizers of CPAC want to be Glenn Beck conservatives, but now that the Republican base has experienced Trump, they are no longer satisfied with what the Glenn Becks of the world are serving up.
All very good, but the Alt-Right does face some worthy opponents in the conservative establishment. We have some competition opening up on a new front, in the form of a skillfully argued Trumpian civic nationalism. Looking ahead, we should make sure to have a well-developed response to that form of thinking.
To see what I mean, look over this new journal, American Affairs:
The launch was recently profiled in The New Yorker:
Nota bene, in The New Yorker article, Julius Krein, the editor, is portrayed as Bill Kristol’s “protégé.” And Peter Thiel was also at the launch.
Civic Nationalism is another variation on the American Magic Dirt theory. America was not great because of American ideals and nationalism. America was great because of the European people who created American.
I’m well aware of the failures of civic nationalism; the issue is that attempts to repackage civic nationalism are becoming increasingly sophisticated and influential. And the new defense of civic nationalism is very good at making promises to manage Trumpism for the chastened establishment. How the Alt-Right faces the dynamics of this rivalry is a practical issue, even if we are the ones making the superior arguments.
I don’t think wordy essays at American Affairs Journal are going to be able to gloss over the failures of civic nationalism.
And the bottom line is that if Trump pulls some bullshit like legalizing illegal Mexicans, he will be BTFOd in the Mid Terms and end up a one term President. Then civic nationalism is dead.
Civic Nationalism is dead no matter what. The autism of Civic Nationalism exists as long as Jews can lie to ignorant White people and convince them to give up their birthright. When Whites experience Diversity first hand and cannot flee, they either cuck or go 1488.
Yeah, Civic Nationalism is an idea spun out of the French Revolution, not the American.
The conservatives have nothing except for multi-racialism. They can call it “values” or “multi-culturalism” but all it really is is “we are only acceptable if we have non-white people on our team.” All the left has to do it point out that the majority of these conservatives are white, and the conservatives will hide behind their token blacks, browns, and Jews and say ‘but Democrats are the REAL racists!’
Does anyone really give a damn about “conservatism” as a political platform? Capital gains tax cuts? Dumping health care? Mass immigration (legal of course!) Wars for Israel? Some obscure libertarian theory no one has ever heard of?
How do the conservatives expect to get anyone on board with any of that? The only people who are ever going to lobby for capital gains tax cuts are people who are getting paid to do that.
Politics is just war by non-violent means. Conservatives may not be interested in race, but race is interested in them. Either you are pro-White or you are anti-White.
If the conservatives won’t be openly and explicitly pro-White – what good are they?
The new civic nationalists have plausible-sounding answers to the Alt-Right. They come across as smarter and more adaptive than cuckservatives, and they offer a managed Trumpism, promising to combine the guiding of populist forces with the kind of stability the establishment finds very attractive. So, while we may have the best political philosophy, still, as a practical matter, the new civic nationalists do have a shot at building a coalition that can maintain influence.
Civic nationalism is already mainstream – it is the default position of virtually all Americans outside of the capitalist ruling class and the hard left.
The only weakness in civic nationalism is the idea of “pre-Americans” – that anyone can sign the paperwork and pledge the flag and become an America.
So civic nationalism plus immigration restrictionism is essentially half way or more to White Nationalism. If we can get anti-civic nationalism taken out of consideration, and an end to mass immigration, the sides will be: civic nationalism vs. ethnic nationalism.
Once it is at the stage, whiteness becomes explicit and whites will inevitably win.
A big problem with Civic Nationalists is that they completely avoid talking about White Genocide. Stopping White Genocide to me is the most important aspect of the Alt-Right which coincides with White Nationalism. It’s a very scary situation and it absolutely needs to be acknowledged.
You’re right, but the scale of the white awakening has been huge, it’s trans-national, and across all classes and walks of life. The youtubers you mention are often a small hop away from full alt-right and avoid it right now just because it isn’t quite mainstream enough yet. Give them time and they’ll go full race-realism.
I’ve never actually heard a Civic Nationalist argument for anything that wasn’t just a Liberal argument. Do you have any examples of what you are talking about?
The journal you cited above is scarce on actual content that isn’t paraphrasing concerns without pointing to causes or offering solutions. It seems like it would be exceptionally easy to bait and troll as they won’t be able to transgress against political correctness.
Wordy Essays are easily trolled and deconstructed by memes. This is some crap put together by middle aged men like Peter Thiel.
If you haven’t read the most famous work in this school of thought, “The Flight 93 Election,” by Decius, AKA Michael Anton, then start there. Anton is now a relatively prominent figure in the Trump administration, so, whatever you want to say about the quality of his thought, his career is a sign that the new civic-nationalist way of thinking is gaining influence and has a chance to shape Trumpism.
It’s a good essay from a technical perspective but it has the same problems as I critiqued above. It hangs a lantern on the thing it is doing which is being Pollyanna-ish without addressing the fundamental issues. It is obfuscatory and pointing out how is easy and as is the case with the red pill once you see it you can’t unsee it. It’s also unmissable how much of it is copying Sailersphere writing but with the red pills conspicuously removed. Much of the essay hinges on talking about “Conservatism” without explicitly defining it and assuming the Neo-Cons definition of “conservatism” is one which “we” all share.
It embraces much of the same “conservative” myopia in stating:
they don’t dream up inanities like 32 “genders,” elective bathrooms, single-payer, Iran sycophancy, “Islamophobia,” and Black Lives Matter.
The reality is that these are all things birthed from “conservatism” which is just an earlier version of the worldview of modern Leftists. Once upon a time not too long ago modern “conservatism” would have been placed on the Far Left and none of their ideas are new and all have been tried. The modern Left has simply transmuted its’ ideas after having put them into practice and found the outcomes wanting. “Consveratism” having “never been tried” simply means it has never been tried by “conservatives” personally in modernity and so the ideal can remain pure. On Paper. It isn’t a different idea though and they were all tried by the Left a generation or two ago. A lot of these examples are probably directly spun off from “conservative” brinksmanship with the Left in arguing that their route to the same goal is superior and critiquing the Left on Leftist terms about how bad things are for various “minorities” or how stifling they are to “individualism”. Being able to make up your own gender is pretty damned individualistic. Looks like “conservatives” were one-upped once again.
In Anton’s context this isn’t a philosophical problem though because:
If conservatives are right about the importance of virtue, morality, religious faith, stability, character and so on in the individual
. The assumption of the essay is that “conservatives” are right about the primacy of these things and a much longer list, but they are actually dead wrong. The underlying assumption of Anton’s worldview being promoted here is that all of this “virtue” is completely separate from biology and can be inculcated through “education” (and what a nightmarish vision of a mind-control state that is; how again is Civic Nationalism not just a white washing of Jacobinism?)
He goes on later to simply state that immigrants don’t vote Republican (in point of fact the GOP is losing them by larger margins, having lost Cubans, Asians, et cetera) which is why they have to go but the all too crucial “why” is absent. Without answer the question here the invitation to ask it presents itself. To neo-cons, to the media and they will ask it. Over and over again at every opportunity.
What will the Civic Nationalist do? Cuck I suspect. Which simply leaves the good “conservative” to pick up the slack there and reiterate why it is our moral duty to attempt to brainwash brown people into acting white by having them voluntarily read essays on some policy journal because just one race, the human race, skin color doesn’t matter, et cetera, et cetera. By Anton’s own formulation Republicans have simply lost the argument as to why newer Americans should vote for them and are going to demographically alter the country to benefit them electorally. Which is the opposite of what is actually happening but by choosing to forgo making a positive argument the interpretation is left open and it is the interpretation which will be made not only by hostile actors but precisely by those well-meaning “conservatives” who have been inculcated with “conservative” views via “education”.
“Trumpism” isn’t a thing currently. It is only Trump and ultimately as a phenomena as it is examined and forms into an ideology it will either have to harden as people make peace with being explicitly anti-liberal in every sense to implement his actual policies or cuck and attempt to make “Trumpism” a reification of Liberalism as his policies fail to be implemented and this is painted as a victory. If you are endorsing “conservatism” philosophically and praising David Frum you are probably already on track for the latter.
I could go on endlessly because I’m looking at a very thoroughgoing piece of sophistry. Anton seems to identify a serious conflict, fails to actually place all of the actors on an appropriate sides, identifies the logical conclusion of what such a conflict means, fails to endorse a course of action appropriate for that logical conclusion and overall seems to only have penned this to get an emotional rise for the purpose of rallying support for Trump on the part of plebs. Which if that is the case it is unnecessarily long and pedantic. Perhaps it was written for David Frum and other cuckservatives. If so, why? He calls them the Washington Generals. The Generals aren’t going to win with a new coach.
What I’m seeing is Anton probably knows the score but is actually afraid of being called “racist” (again hanging a lantern on it in the piece so he can pretend this isn’t the case) and that people can’t say anything authentically right-wing and still work in the Trump administration because they all do actually live in fear of the media.
People want an actual opposition and I don’t see anything in this piece that makes me believe that Anton, his bosses or his audience have the stomach for that. If he’s not going to be able to transgress against political correctness (and obliquely calling out feminists doesn’t count) then I don’t really see anything worthwhile here. Ultimately I suspect what we are going to see is a “right-wing” justification for social welfare programs and infrastructure spending that were ostensibly meant for white working class people which will be diverted to the “urban” demographic because this will be required by Disparate Impact regulations. This will be painted as a win and the primary piece of insight offered by Civil Nationalism will be “Democrats are the real racists”.
Your take-down of Anton’s essay is encouraging. What you say would come in handy whenever the Alt-Right clashes against the new civic nationalists. Maybe another good angle is offered in this work by PT Carlo, another critic of the Flight 93 essay:
A place I might disagree with you is on the degree to which the people to whom the Alt-Right should appeal can overcome their programming. So, where you say, “people want an actual opposition,” I’d fear the people are very much the dupes they tend to be in mass society. Time will tell.
“Julius Krein, the editor, is portrayed as Bill Kristol’s “protégé.”
So in other words, “American Affairs Journal” is yet another “Zionist Jew Affairs Journal” posing as “American.” Yet another permutation of Jew Neo-Connism.
Let’s make sure that fact is well known.
The best rebuttal to the idea that Civic-Nationalism will save America is to point out France.
The French have been employing Civic-Nationalism as official policy since at least the early 70’s (Hell, the government does not even collect any racial-ethnic data of any kind. There is no official or empirical way to even know racial crime stats). Anyway, Civic-Nationalism does not seem to be doing any good for racial harmony in France. Vegas should start taking bets on which country will go-up-in-flames first, France or Sweden.
Richard Spencer’s” Scotch & Sofa” Series
Kinda has a ring to it dont ya think?
I think he drinks bourbon, not scotch.
He drinks a bit much. Too much booze is not healthy. Also, gives a rather bad impression.
Maybe, but for all we know that could be Apple juice in that glass
If it is alcohol then he should cut back for sure
Getting drunk on power & influence will be hard enough to deal with sober
Nice job Richard. I also liked the inflatable Pepe on the sofa.
That NBC reporter I saw in the on-line video seemed to have a real attraction-repulsion vibe going with you. She looked like a mouse mesmerized by a snake, scared but unable to run away to safety. CH would have made some real hay commenting on that clip!
We can tell that “conservatism” stopped making sense when sepoys like Raheem Kassam became the public face of the movement.
Since the Milo Dangerous Faggot gravy train ran its course, Breitbart quickly moved on to the Muslim Conservative tack to shield themselves from Racism charges. Breitbart has outed themselves. They wouldn’t employ Raheem Kassam if he was a Welsh Methodist named Llewelyn Jones from Wales. The Alt Right should start attacking Breitbart for not hiring Straight White men.
We need to make Spencer the face of conservatism. No more degenerate Coke-Snorting Pedophile Homosexual Jews, no more Pakistani Muslims (Raheem Kassam), and no more cucks. Trump is great, but he’s all we got, we need another.
Sven from TRS is now a public face for the altRight, and a rather handsome one at that. https://youtu.be/z2hLxy0ucT4
I’ve got that t-shirt!
The American South, which is represented by the Confederate flag behind him there, is not a part of white civilization, which is the concern of the alt right.
I am not a Southerner but I have read some works by altRight Southerners. I trust that Southern White nationalists can work this out. They managed to keep an intact White civilization working very well for a very long time, even in the presence of a large number of blacks. I think there are things we can learn from them.
You are not a part of white civilization.
A very helpful account of Richard’s intervention at CPAC. Nobody could have made more of the opportunities that came his way. For what it’s worth Schneider actually said “left-wing fascists” not “liberal fascists”. This requires a bit more analysis. It may become the slur-of-choice that the cucks hurl at the alt-right. The Breitbart employee who got CPAC to kick out Richard was probably Raheem Kassam who is editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London. He is also a member of UKIP and was a leadership candidate. He describes himself as an “ex-Muslim” atheist. He is Tanzanian/Gujerati. He is openly critical of jihadists and violent Muslim immigrants. Here’s a clip https://mediamatters.org/video/2017/02/24/during-cpac-speech-breitbart-londons-raheem-kassam-pushed-myth-muslim-no-go-zones-sweden/215454
What is a Paki Muslim like Raheem Aladdin doing in Britain? What is he doing lecturing us at who should be kicked out of political conferences?
Sounds like his parents were part of the Gujerati muslim diaspora that ended up in Tanzania. Gujerat is in India. How they got into the UK is anybody’s guess. His Wiki page says he was born in Acton and went to school in Uxbridge (Ha!). These are characterless bleak suburbs of Greater London. He started off as a Brit Tory who went on about free markets a lot. He was a Thatcher admirer, so a neo-liberal. When he was a student he was involved in some “anti-extremism”. This is probably code for “anti-racism”. After Milo imploded I imagine Breitbart think that Kassam adds “diversity credibility” to their operation.
Upvote and troll the comments section here:
That bitch is nothing but a common scold.
OT: If an Alt-Right version of Carl Sagan lived today, he might write a book titled The Equality-Haunted World.
So Richard Spencer was uninvited from CPAC, but a Negro sheriff (David Clark) was allowed to speak. The “conservative” movement in America has been subverted; I wonder (((who))) did that? George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would not be welcome at CPAC either. As always, Multiculturalism is nothing but Neo-Babelism!
Very informative and on point as usual……..
How Alt Right feels about CPAC, cultural marxism, and open borders:
Though Daniel Schneider meant it as an insult in designating the Alt Right as ‘liberal fascism’ or ‘leftist fascism’, I think there is a kernel of truth to the observation, and the Alt Right should play with it.
There IS a leftist element in Alt Right, but then, leftism was a key component of fascism from its inception.
The West embarked on the idea of progress. Even though the true worth of ‘progress’ in many areas is debatable, it has been incontestable in science, math, medicine, and technology. One can objectively say advances in sciences constitute real progress. One can prove that a more advanced math formula is superior to ones before. We can say it was progress in astronomy to replace geocentrism with heliocentrism. And Darwin and Wallace achieved great things in science.
Outside science and math, one can’t be entirely objective in defining what is right or wrong. Still, given our understanding of human nature, it is roughly true that free market economics of supply-and-demands works better than slavery or serfdom.
Also, given our natural desire for freedom, we want a society that offers a degree of freedom for every person. History proves that freedom is infectious. Even though communist nations promised justice and equality, almost no one moved there because everyone wants to be free.
Also, the idea of basic human rights has great appeal. Each of us, as an individual, wants to decide what is right or wrong. We don’t want to be forced into agreement. We prefer being free to be wrong than being forced to be right. Creationism is bogus, but we want the freedom to believe in it if we choose. We don’t want Richard Dawkins and his ilk forcing all of us to renounce religion as false and become atheists even if they are right about life and science.
Also, the Golden Rule of morality follows a rational logic. Obviously, if we don’t want others to steal from us, we shouldn’t steal from them. If we don’t want the other side to rape our daughters, then our side shouldn’t rape their daughters. Also, justice should be blind in punishing transgression. So, if a rich person commits murder, he should face same kind of justice as a poor person who commits murder. We take these ideas for granted, but prior to leftist struggle for people’s rights, much of justice was determined by inherited privileges.
Rules of progress may be contested, but there is no doubt that the West made great social, political, and moral progress in the modern era. It becomes clearer when we compare the West with other civilizations that remained stagnant and made little or no progress due to dogged conservatism.
Did the West make more progress because its foundational principles were closer to human nature, reason, and truth? Maybe, maybe not. There is no doubt that the Hellenic and Hebraic sources of Western Tradition — rational & empirical search for the ultimate truth + spiritual & moral search for higher truth — played a key role in the development of the West. But then, Byzantine Empire had access to the same ideas — even more so than the Western Empire that suffered collapse — , but it failed to make the progress that eventually came to the West. So, maybe there were other factors as well.
Anyway, the ideologically driving force of progress, especially since the Age of Reason, has primarily been on the Left. The Left was more likely to push for science, expanded rights, concern for the masses, humane conditions for workers. intellectual freedom, and etc. than the right. True, the left could become overly radical and unduly tyrannical, as with the Jacobins and others.
But the Left was coming up with the big ideas and making the big push. Opposed to the Left were the kings, noblemen, and the clergy. Kings were born into power, and many were idiots or mediocrities. Noblemen, also born into privilege, were more interested in costume balls and silly affairs than serious matters. And the clergy had become bastion of anti-science, superstition, and ignorance as obedience & virtue. In many cases, the clergy was corrupt and served their political masters.
Therefore, much of the revolutionary energy was to be found on the Left. The Left was divided between two groups: the bourgeoisie(later bunched with the right) and socialists. Karl Marx recognized the bourgeoisie as the most revolutionary force that ever existed. (Marx hated capitalism but never saw it as a force of conservatism. If anything, he was disturbed by its ultra-revolutionary power to transform society without allowing breathing space for humanity.) No economic system was as uprooting and tranformative as capitalism. But, capitalism would exacerbate class conflict by producing a super-rich class of capitalists lording over increasingly impoverished proletariat. Nevertheless, it was capitalism that would create mega-productivity and industrial society. And it would create the conditions of its own demise, whereupon the working class would inherit what the capitalists envisioned and engineered into being. Capitalism was seen as revolutionary and transformative but volatile and unstable. It was like a hurricane, flood, earthquake, and fire rolled into one. It changed society more fundamentally in a 50 yrs than all of history had been changed in the previous 5000 yrs. Alas, it would eventually create conditions for its own downfall.
Of course, not everyone on the left saw it that way. Some on the left(classical liberals were originally seen as leftist) saw capitalism as the best economic system devised by mankind. In their eyes, capitalism led to more wealth, more productivity, more goods and services. It led to creation of big cities via mechanization of agriculture. Once urbanized, modern folks could be free individuals with access to education, culture, arts, and leisure. They didn’t see capitalism digging its own grave but improving itself and fueling genuine progress of mankind. Also, capitalism offered expanding freedoms and rights that would allow the system to reform and save itself. (As for the social-democrats, they believed that a gradual peaceful transition from capitalism to socialism would be possible without violent upheavals.)
So, the Left had split in two. Capitalism and Communism. (If we count social-democrats as a third element, they were between capitalism and communism.) Both were committed to progress and a better world for the people. Capitalism argued that, while free markets did to new class divisions, the pie would grow bigger for everyone. And the evolution of capitalism would lead to more economic freedoms and choices, the very basis for other freedoms because all true freedoms must have material basis. (It’s like the freedom-to-travel is meaningless unless there are cars and roads, the material means that make travel possible and not just an ideal). Also, capitalists argued that economic liberty of capitalism was intrinsically linked with individual liberty in social and cultural spheres. After all, without the concept of private property and property rights, the State or the Monarchy can use its power to confiscate the property of anyone. Without property, one’s freedom is just an abstraction. After all, suppose the state said “you have freedom of speech but no property rights.” So, the state can take away your computer, your pen and paper, your desk, and all other material means of communication. Now, what good is your freedom of speech if you have no property(tangible means) with which to express your views? Or suppose you started a publishing company that sells books. Suppose the state or the ruling monarch takes away your property while maintaining that you still have freedom of speech. But without your company, how will you publish the books to get your ideas across? Freedom without material property is just an abstraction. It’s like ‘free healthcare’ in a nation that has no hospitals and no medicine. It’s like free food in a nation without food. It’s like having the right to move around but being paralyzed from neck down.
So, capitalists argued that property rights are central to freedom. Unless individuals could own property, they would have no means to get their views and ideas across. The state or ruling monarch would monopolize all material means and use them for its own self-serving purposes.
In rebuttal, the communists argued that capitalist democratic freedom was all just a ruse. True, individuals can own private property in a ‘liberal democracy’ that operates on a capitalist basis. So, any individual has the right to start and own his own newspaper or publishing house. However, since most of the wealth becomes concentrated in the hands of the few, capitalism really leads to oligarchic rule and only the useless illusion of freedom. The capitalists eventually gain monopoly over all media. And with their vast wealth, they buy up all politicians and gain control of all higher institutions filled with people trained by academia controlled by the bourgeoisie. So, it creates the ruse of freedom, but it’s just another form of piggish elite rule whose main agenda is preserving the class interests of the rich and powerful.
It especially seemed that way in the late 19th century and early 20th century because the newly risen bourgeoisie often purchased aristocratic titles and/or affected aristocratic manners. Since the aristocrats had dominated elite privilege for so long, the newly risen bourgeoisie — even as they usurped the aristocratic class — adopted the manners of the long-pedigreed nobility. And the aristocracy, feeling the pinch from the rise of the bourgeoisie, decided to salvage their privileged status by making a social pact with the bourgeoisie and marrying with them. Having increasingly less in material wealth, they still held aristocratic titles or class prestige, something that the nouveau riche of the bourgeoisie wanted to be associated with.
(It’s like the declining Wasp elites in the US decided to marry and merge with newly rising Jewish elites.)
Of course, the super-rich capitalists in current times have an easier time fooling the hoi polloi that they are like everyone else. With aristocratic styles having faded long ago, the super-rich today dress and talk like regular people. Some even put on hipster attitudes, as if they’re starving artists or penniless bohemians.
And some, like Donald Trump, shamelessly swagger in the style of the vulgar rich that has appeal to the hoi polloi who don’t mind the fancy but can’t stand the snobby.
If early bourgeoisie seemed like the New Boss because they adopted aristocratic manners, today’s super-rich seem less overbearing because they seem and sound so ‘normal’. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett dress and act like any other American. And even the British Royal Family has adopted Pop Culture as their culture of preference. In a way, it seems like social progress toward greater equality, but it’s also a more effective ruse to fool us into thinking that class doesn’t matter in the modern world. Thus, it has a more pacifying effect on the masses.
Communists called for a dictatorship of the proletariat. Communists argued that both the Old Order(of monarchs and aristocrats) and the New Order(of capitalists) didn’t really address the problems of the people. The Old Order hogged all the power to maintain inherited, unearned, and undeserved privileges.
The New Order concentrated all the REAL wealth and power in the upper bourgeoisie who used their advantage to serve narrow class interests. Even if capitalism upheld ideas about freedom and rights for all, in actual practice it was about the rule of the New Boss.
In contrast, the dictatorship of the proletariat would concentrate all the wealth, productivity, and property in the State committed to the good of the people. Communism would rid the world of inherited & unearned privilege. Communism would also rid the world of capitalists who monopolize wealth and means, thereby making a mockery of basic rights because, after all, rights without material means of representation, are just an abstraction. It’d be like having an idea of a homeland without having an actual homeland. (Jews should understand this since they had an idea of a homeland for so long without having any real dirt under their feet to call their own.) In contrast, communism would concentrate everything in the State that is ideologically, intellectually, and morally committed to serving the people. As it turned out, George Orwell was right about how that kind of system turns out in ANIMAL FARM.
Anyway, both capitalism and communism were outgrowths of the Left. In contrast, what did the Right have to offer throughout much of the late 18th century and early 19th century: monarchy, aristocracy, and clergy. Snobby, spoiled, uninspired, entitled, stagnant, pompous, petty, sanctimonious, hypocritical.
Even though communism proved to be a disaster and capitalism produced as many problems as offered solutions, it must be said that the driving force of history mainly came from the Left beginning with the Age of Reason. Even Edmund Burke was a kind of leftist, one who believed in brakes and maps. A more cautious leftist who nevertheless believed in and welcomed progress. He was not a reactionary who just clung to the status quo or the past. He saw the need for change. He just thought the French radicals were moving too fast in untested waters.
But there was one problem with the Left. In its over-emphasis on materialism, individualism, freedom, and justice, it ignored the rich, deep, dark, and mysterious realm of emotions, myths, poetry, and spirituality(the living form as opposed to ossified teachings of the Church). And this led to the rise of Romanticism that can’t be characterized simply as left or right. It defied both. Romanticism unleashed the power of the daemonic, creativity, and vision-thing. It could flow from the urge for liberty(leftist) or passion for the mythic(rightist). Because Romanticism was about emotion than mere ideas, its ‘leftism’ and ‘rightism’ went far beyond petty social or political categories. In the music of Richard Wagner, the emotions, passions, and the breadth & depth of vision cannot be contained within a single political agenda. They derive from rare genius. It is the nature of genius to be more than what is intended. Indeed, even when a genius artist has a narrow political agenda in mind, his imagination goes far beyond the stated ideology. This is why even the great works of a rightist artist resonates with leftists and vice versa. The Soviet works of Sergei Eisenstein have power beyond ideology.
Romanticism deepened meanings and broadened the scope of human potential.
It was a revolution in passion and restored the prophetic element as the living instrument of the genius artist and visionary. Prior to Romanticism, the stakes had been narrower and shallower.
To the monarchy, the ‘right’ meant preserving its caste prerogatives. To the clergy, the ‘right’ meant Christian orthodoxy and church authority. To the bourgeoisie(accused of being the New Right by the socialists and communists), the ‘right’ meant having the proper manners of respectability to compensate for their ‘crass materialism’.
But the romantic vision of the Right connected modern man to something deeper than class or social norms of the present. It connected man to the ‘line of my people’, to an imagined space even before the rise of civilization. Romanticism connected the Right with nature and biology, a sense that, at some root level, nan is part of nature. Romanticism connected man to a vision of spirituality beyond established dogma. If the Church insisted on Biblical truth, the romantic right discovered within their hearts & minds the power to create gods. In a way, Nietzsche’s idea that God is dead was really a declaration of the birth of a million gods. It was the discovery that man has the vision, genius, and poetic imagination be a prophet and create his own god, possibly even to be godlike. This was heady but dangerous stuff. At any rate, Romanticism expanded the boundaries of ideological discourse, of what was possible. The Right used to be restrictive and repressive within a narrow framework of social reality, tradition, orthodoxy, or class interests. It defended a neatly assembled collection of ideas, manners, and attitudes. And one was supposed to stick with them like a stuffed-shirt.
In contrast, Romanticism gave licence to modern man to go beyond social & political strictures and delve into mythology, archaeology, biology(and nature), creativity, and psychology as the deeper source of discovering his true identity and what he wants to fight, kill, and die for. Go on a Vision Quest, like in those primitive nature tribes. Or one must search for one’s own holy grail. It was no longer enough just to receive wisdom and ready-made truths. One had to search for them on one’s own. This was the spirit of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell.
Romanticism offered something for the Left as well as to the Right. Besides, a leftist was more likely to cast off the chains of tradition, orthodoxy, and status quo to search for something new. There was a vibrant leftist aspect to Romanticism.
But the problem was that the Left had a dogma of its own that cut them off from the deeper wellspring of being. The Left, being so sure of the better future, tended to throw the baby out with the bathwater when it came to the past, tradition, and heritage. It was one thing to cast out the repressive and tyrannical legacies of the past. It was another thing to become blind to all the wonders, treasures, and wisdom of the past.
Romanticism was about reaching for the sun, but it was also about drawing water from the dark mysterious depths of the soil. If the reactionaries clung to the wooden orthodoxy that everything new is bad, the left-revolutionaries reached for the crutch that everything old is bad. So, anarchists got into the habit of smashing everything deemed old. And when communists came to power in Russia and China, they went about demolishing so many cultural artifacts and texts in their blind conviction that a New Beginning required that the Old be destroyed and forgotten forever.
Such arrogance, high on sniffing the ideological glue, went against the spirit of archaeology so intrinsic to Romanticism in the 19th century. There was scientific archaeology whereby lost civilizations and cultures were recovered and revered anew. And there was spiritual and poetic archaeology, most powerfully expressed in the music of Richard Wagner, that recovered and reconnected with the Germanic pagan soul that had been buried under centuries of Christian dogma. And yet, it needed not be a rejection of Christianity that had had done so much to ennoble and sanctify the West. In the music of Wagner, especially in PARSIFAL, there is the synthesis of pagan virility and Christian transcendence.
Anyway, Romanticism was like the great tree of Germanic mythology: Yggdrasil. It stretched from the deepest recesses of the dark soil to the brightest reaches of heaven. And in a way, the Modern Right was better suited to represent its potential than the Modern Left was. The Left, in its sheer contempt for tradition and past, didn’t have much appreciation for the roots of history and mystery of culture. Leftism could be intellectual, but its emotions could be very shallow. Today, its notion of justice is synonymous with the latest fads. The ‘leftist’ of the ‘current year’ cannot conceive of any moral truth beyond the dictates of fashion. So, today’s so-called ‘leftists’ cannot think of justice apart from ‘gay marriage’.
But the traditional right, in its lack of vision and imagination, could not conceive of any possibility other than tradition & customs OR any truth other than pat principles like ‘free trade’ and ‘muh constitution’. Most leftists and rightists are fixated on either ideology or tradition. They have little sense of truth, meaning, or justice beyond their pat slogans, narrow sensibilities, or ideological conceits.
They have no sense of humanity as being interconnected with biology, psychology, mythology, and history. Even when the try to connect history with ideology, we get stuff like “Because America’s past was tainted with slavery, we need to have ‘gay marriage’ as atonement.” According to the Left, all of history exists only to justify the current ideological fad. Or, all the sins of history can only be partially absolved by all of us adhering to the latest ideological concoction from elite institutions and media that are mostly controlled by Jews and their minions, the homos.
As for the current ‘right’, they are still defined by bourgeois obsession with decorum and respectability. So, its members haven’t the guts to give offense to whatever happens to be deemed ‘respectable’ in the Current Year. Since homosexuality has been made the New Normal, we have so many Conservatives, such as Charles Murray and Ross Douthat, going along because they fear being labeled as lacking ‘respectability’. Now, it’s good to be respectable, but we also need to ask WHO GETS TO DECIDE WHAT IS AND ISN’T RESPECTABLE? Since the Power decides, it means that even things that deserve no respect can be made respectable. Those with genuine sense of respectability have a core sense of right and wrong. But those without core conviction merely conform to the rules of respectability as defined by others. Since most ‘conservatives’ are cowards and wussies, they haven’t the guts to conceive of right-and-wrong in defiance of The Power that is dominated mostly by Jewish Globalists. So, if the most egregious smear according to The Power is being labeled a ‘racist’, ‘anti-semite’, or ‘homophobe’, today’s weak-willed Conservatives will grovel by means necessary to prove that they are respectably free of such attitudes.
Anyway, despite the problems of the Left, there is no doubt that the Left has been the driving force of much change and progress — much of it good — since the Age of Reason. And this is something that Nietzsche recognized as well. After all, he was no fan of the moribund reactionary forces who clung to tradition and/or orthodoxy. Benito Mussolini began on the left, and despite his ideological transformation, his spirit and drive were carried over from his leftism. Mussolini never wanted to be a dull, boring, and predictable rightist of old(like what Franco was, which is why, as soon as he died, Spain turned totally in the other direction). He didn’t want to be a reactionary. He accepted the need for progress in all fields: science, arts, technology, society. Where he deviated from the Marxist & Anarchist Left was he no longer believed that you can just create something new by destroying all that is deemed ‘old’ or ‘atavistic’. Also, Mussolini realized that Reason alone couldn’t serve as a guide for humanity. Indeed, communist claims of ‘scientific materialism’ was belied by their sanctification of Marx, Engels, and Lenin(and their quasi-religious rites and rituals), which demonstrated that man doesn’t live on intellect and materialism alone.
The Right without the Left favors stasis and orthodoxy.
The Left without the Right favors amnesia and dogma.
So, fascism developed as a fusion of the left and right. It hooked up the propulsive & restless engine of the Left to the grand edifice of the Right. Fascism was left-rightism as opposed to right-rightism(that lacked vision and imagination) and left-leftism(that lacked reference and reverence). Fascism was about holding onto what is sacred and revitalizing the power of myth to enrich a world of material and social progress. Ataruk and Putin could also be seen as part of this mindset: An acceptance of change and progress BUT without a war of desecration on heritage(not least at the behest of Jewish globalists and homo degenerates whose idea of power revolve only around their own supremacist vanities).
And the case of Israel illustrates how a fascist-democracy is possible. If any order is a liberal fascism, it is the Jewish State of Israel. It is democratic in having elections. It is liberal in allowing individual freedoms and choices. But it is also fascist in being founded and defended on the historical, religious, spiritual, racial, and mythic themes that bind the Jewish People to the Holy land in a sacred and almost mystical way. Jonah Goldberg all-too-conveniently left out discussion of Israel as the premier liberal-fascist nation in the world.
Now, both Danny Schneider and Jonah Goldberg meant ‘liberal fascism’ in a derogatory way, but those on the Alt Right should take it in stride because the designation suggests, even if unwittingly, that liberalism and fascism are not incompatible. Israel, the liberal fascist nation-state, is proof that a socio-political order can be premised on fascist themes — a people united by history, myth, race, and pride of place — AND also allow individual freedoms and have elections.
I like elements of liberalism and I like fascism. I would like to live in a society where my individual rights are guaranteed and protected by the state. The state is the hardware and needs to operate according to a certain software. I would like one of the software to be liberalism at least to the extent that I’m guaranteed the freedom of speech, conscience, and assembly. On the other hand, people on the Alt Right understands that people don’t live just for freedom. Most people want freedom to be attached to meaning, sense of duty, and sense of destiny. After all, a child has a duty to remember his or her real parents and ancestors. Even if one has the freedom to pretend that one’s own parents are not one’s parents and that OTHER people are one’s parents, what kind of freedom would this be? If one were to deny one’s own father and pretend that another man is one’s own father, it would be freedom divorced from truth and meaning; it would be preference for fantasy over truth.
We want to be free, but in the end, our freedom must connect us to the truth of what we are and to the reality of human nature. A white person who pretends to be black and to have black parents is free to feel that way, but it would be a crazy moronic waste of freedom, like with Rachel Dolezal.
After all, we are free to believe that 2 + 2 = 5 or 2 + 2 = 100, but the fact is only 2 + 2 = 4 is the truth. Freedom is good, but it’s not enough. In the end, what really counts is what we decide to do with our freedom. Do we decide to use our freedom to arrive at what is true, right, and meaningful or what is shallow, stupid, and meaningless? When we see young girls today with blue dye in their hair and rings through their noses, it’s obvious they haven’t been raised to appreciate and use their freedom in a meaningful way. Their desperate attempts to have an identity — even with blue hair and ugly tattoos — shows that humans, being social creatures, feel a strong need to be a part of some culture and community. Since meaningful identity has been denied for whites under Jewish control of academia and media(and due to corruption of religious institutions), we have white people seeking membership in made-up communities based on fads and fashions.
Anyway, if some(especially on the Establishment Right) tries to accuse the Alt Right of being ‘fascist’ and ‘leftist’, the Alt Right should keep the exchange going. It’s like a game of tennis. The opponent hits the ball to your side as a form of attack, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hit it back because it was intended as offense. You should hit in back in the way that it becomes an effective counter-volley. Thus, what was intended against offense against you becomes your power of offense against them.
So, the point is this: Even though Schneider and others like him attack the Alt Right by launching a volley that is meant to tarnish the Alt Right as ‘left fascist’, this accusation could easily be spun and hit back as an advantage for the Alt Right.
Yes, the Alt Right should argue, there is a leftist element in the Alt Right. The reason why the West advanced well ahead of the rest had something to do with its leftist element of progress, change, reason, and transformation.
Just like even the neo-pagan or atheistic champions of Western Civilization accept Christianity’s profound role in shaping the West, even Alt Rightists must acknowledge the role of the Left in the Age of Reason and the Spirit of Revolution. Indeed, even prior to the Age of Reason, there was something about the West that was more adventurous, individualistic, curious, and bold. It was no accident that the West decided to explore the world. It is no accident that Russia decided to take Siberia whereas China only looked inward.
So, in a way, the leftist strain in Western Civilization was an ideological manifestation of the Will to discover new world or create new orders. It could be violent and disruptive. Heaven knows that the Western enterprise of settling the New World led to much violence and havoc. Likewise, capitalism and communism came to turn the world upside down. But with the great violence and upheaval, there was also much positive progress and development.
But then, no race, culture, or social order survived for long by only embracing the cult of change and revolution. There must also be the culture of continuance, linkage, sacred memory, and reverence for the past. After all, what distinguishes man from animal is animals have no historical memory, no identity based on culture and legacy. In contrast, man’s power of language, memory, and community has created an identity and culture that goes far beyond the here-and-now. Jews would be NOTHING without historic memory. And this goes for Greeks, Chinese, Persians, and etc.
So, the Alt Right should have no problem with tapping into the source of Western spirit and energy that once used to energize the left(before it grew so childish and decadent with homomania and nonsense about trannies). Alt Right must adopt the best of the leftist spirit as well as the essence of rightist romanticism that goes much deeper than Conservatism Inc that only cares for ‘muh constitution’ and respectability. Alt Right must delve into the biology, mythology, and psychology of race and culture.
The Modern Right had a real chance of defining the 20th century, but Hitler came to dominate Europe and turned reduced the themes of the Modern Right into pathological dogma. Hitler failed to understand that culture is like a germ. It’s like yogurt isn’t possible without lactobacillus. You don’t create culture by freezing milk and killing all the germs. Culture is a germ-play. Nazism’s antiseptic approach to culture produced the rigid frozen semblance of beauty and strength without the organic component of life, growth, and metamorphosis. Spengler understood history and culture as something organic and alive. Hitler’s ideal of utopia was frozen in concrete and steel. Its rigid Racialist Idealism became as dull as Stalin’s Socialist Realism. The problem was the agenda of freezing the superior man into cast iron lacking in wider, richer, and deeper sense of what it means to be human. Still, there were good things about National Socialism, and the pity is that the good became tainted by its association with the horrific.
It will be an epic struggle for the Alt Right. A very difficult task, but then history is most interesting when the labor is herculean. It will require creativity, conviction, vision, suppleness, flexibility, opportunism, sense of timing, preparedness at every moment, knack for forecasting, reinterpretation, and prophecy. And like Danny says in GREASE, it’s only the beginning:
Richard shouldn’t drink on camera. It makes a bad impression.
Richard Spencer is absolutely right about Breitbart. Milo’s ‘An Establishment Conservative’s Guide To The Alt-Right’ helped bring me into the altright, and while condemning neo-nazism, it came close to all out endorsing white identity. Jared Taylor has said that Bannon simply didn’t know what he was talking about when he described Breitbart as ‘a platform for the altright’, but I’m not so sure. If he read Milo’s article he would have had a decent idea.
Since then Breitbart has steadily gone downhill. While refusing to disavow or apologise, Breitbard has shifted its editorial line away from controversy. They are cowards. Milo himself went from writing positively about white identitarianism to denouncing identity politics. Breitbart has the influence and readership to really push right-wing ideas, and to push the Trump administration to the right, yet they would rather avoid controversy and stick to acting as Trump’s propaganda ministry. Hopefully their younger readership will move on to edgier sites like VDare, AmRen and this one, and Breitbart will either move to the right or go the way of Fox News.