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Michael Knowles From Prager U Tries To School The Alt-Right

Submitted by Alexander Zusammenbau

The Daily Wire recently released a 250-word article accompanying a video in which a Michael Knowles reads half of the column and then tells us all the deep dark secrets of the Alt-Right.

The secret is when you only do 30 minutes of preparation and call yourself an expert you just look stupid.

Everybody has an opinion about it, but nobody seems to know exactly what it is. So, I took it upon myself to find out. I took a deep dive into alt-right culture. I read their books, listened to their podcasts, watched their videos, followed their blogs, and spoke personally to their leaders.

The video is tedious, and though I was promised a deep understanding of the Alt-Right, he spends a lot of time setting it up and explaining what Alt stands for. This is the stuff we have all heard many times before, people discussing how Alt-Right are concerned with race and so were the left-wingers. The bait is of low quality, and if it were not for this next statement, I would have continued on my day without addressing this point.

So in the Alt-Right’s view the moral ideals of the American Founders like: ‘All men are created equal,’ are naive and misguided.

So you did a lot of research for this article, did ya champ?

Let’s break this one down; The phrase you referenced is an excerpt from the preamble of the Declaration of Independence, the document which was written by founding father Thomas Jefferson and served to sever ties with our colonial overlords. While the declaration has no authority in US law, I will agree it still is an excellent way of describing the ideals on which America is founded, that if you can work hard, you will be successful. The phrase “all men are created equal” is a middle finger to the European aristocrats who did not see the Americans as equal, believed themselves much more civilized than us petty commoners. Well sure this is all interpretation, and how are we to know what Thomas Jefferson meant by his statement? Maybe we can take a look at the one novel he published in his life, let’s get a sense of what our Founding Father believed, to see if he did indeed think all races were equal.

I advance it therefore as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in the endowments both of body and mind. It is not against experience to suppose, that different species of the same genus, or varieties of the same species, may possess different qualifications. Will not a lover of natural history then, one who views the gradations in all the races of animals with the eye of philosophy, excuse an effort to keep those in the department of man as distinct as nature has formed them?

It will probably be asked, Why not retain and incorporate the blacks into the state, and thus save the expence of supplying, by importation of white settlers, the vacancies they will leave? Deep rooted prejudices entertained by the whites; ten thousand recollections, by the blacks, of the injuries they have sustained; new provocations; the real distinctions which nature has made; and many other circumstances, will divide us into parties, and produce convulsions which will probably never end but in the extermination of the one or the other race.

Add to these, flowing hair, a more elegant symmetry of form, their own judgment in favour of the whites, declared by their preference of them, as uniformly as is the preference of the Oranootan for the black women over those of his own species. The circumstance of superior beauty, is thought worthy attention in the propagation of our horses, dogs, and other domestic animals; why not in that of man? … and more by the glands of the skin, which gives [blacks] a very strong and disagreeable odour. … They are at least as brave, and more adventuresome. But this may perhaps proceed from a want of forethought, which prevents their seeing a danger till it be present.
— Thomas Jefferson Notes on the State of Virginia.

Here is some more:

To be consistent with existing and probably unalterable prejudices in the U. S. the freed blacks ought to be permanently removed beyond the region occupied by or allotted to a White population. The objections to a thorough incorporation of the two people are, with most of the Whites insuperable; and are admitted by all of them to be very powerful. If the blacks, strongly marked as they are by Physical & lasting peculiarities, be retained amid the Whites, under the degrading privation of equal rights political or social, they must be always dissatisfied with their condition as a change only from one to another species of oppression; always secretly confederated agst. the ruling & privileged class; and always uncontroulled by some of the most cogent motives to moral and respectable conduct. The character of the free blacks, even where their legal condition is least affected by their colour, seems to put these truths beyond question.
— James Madison James Madison to Robert J. Evans 15 June 1819 (James Madison too, just for fun)

Well uh-oh.

Now I do not expect everyone to be experts in history, but if you are making this claim that you have ‘read their books, listened to their podcasts, watched their videos, etc.’ it should be assumed that you understand this core tenant of our system of beliefs. The truth of the Founding Father’s intentions for America is an introductory level belief of the Alt-Right ideology, and as I do not want to imply you would knowingly lie to your audience, the only other option I see is that you did not, in fact, do your “deep dive” at all.

If you’re going to make an appeal to authority, make sure the authority agrees with you. It seems you are the one who believes the founding fathers naive and misguided.

He goes on to make some weak generalizations about the Alt-Right “rejecting God,” I suppose he is appealing to his boomer bible belt audience here, asserting that the reason we don’t accept it is that black people are allowed in heaven too.

The article is getting long, and I don’t want to get into a religious debate here so I will answer your unsubstantiated claim with an anecdote: The majority of the people I know in the Alt-Right are Christian to a degree. One of my closest friends who is in the movement is planning on becoming a Catholic priest.

I recommend you actually watch this part of the video, it leaves a really bad taste in my mouth as he attempts this very dishonest categorization of the Alt-Right as strict atheists, quoting Nietzsche with big “GOD IS DEAD” words flashing on the screen, referencing Richard Spencer’s similarities to both Marx and the Nazi’s in the same breath. The rest of the article I was able to convince myself he was just a stupid man who didn’t care enough to research, but this man is a Yale graduate, I cannot explain this away as sheer incompetence on this one.

Now there needs to be a point to analyzing this outsider’s perspective of the Alt-Right. The truth of the matter is one only understands the ideology after being immersed in the culture for a long time. People like Michael Knowles don’t want to have to browse TRS or /pol/ or even altright.com for three months to figure us out.

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Dan Allison
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While I agree the whole neocon Prager U thing is shallow at best and dangerous at worst, the fact is that the altright is basically a gay bath house that a few Christians wander into by mistake and run from when they realize the truth. Dickie Spencer, Grinder Greg, Jack Donovan, and the rest of the sodomites understand that white people are the only people stupid and depraved enough to put up with their degenerate faggotry.

Melinda Jean Santa Cruz
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Members of the Alt-Right are surprised that boomers would be interested in their cause. Actually, you guys believe in very much what we believed in before the crazy commies took over our society. Are most of the boomers liberals or what?

H
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They also said the Alt-Right was small. According to polling, one in six White Americans is Alt-Right. That’s huge, considering the Alt-Right is very “new”, in the sense of forming a coherent movement. It will only get bigger, Prager U. 😀

H
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LOL, the Alt-Right is anti-Christian, he says. Most of the Alt-Rightists I know are Catholic (like me) and Eastern Orthodox. I have some other Alt-Right friends who are agnostic as well. But a big chunk of the Alt-Right are traditional (Catholic and Orthodox) Christians.

Danny
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Lol I love that you guys even try to defend your position as if you guys had any fighting chance in the world of politics

Randy
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Is Judeo Christian. And hence is an inveterate liar just like his Elders in the faith.

Abe
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I don’t consider my self highly educate but common sense a virtue that I hold up most in my life. I was brought legally to America as a child, by an American man of German descent that married my mother. Now I live in Phoenix, Arizona relocating from Kentucky. Here in Phoenix I am shock to meet people that see me and speak to me in Spanish just because of how I look. But what bothers me the most is when I see Latin people changing the fabric of America. When I came to this country I admire the American… Read more »
Hipster Racist
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I’m just a racist, sexist, classical American liberal in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and George Washington.

Albionic American
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The Alt Right’s ideas transcend the limitations of the personalities currently trying to popularize them.

Namely:

Man finds his fulfillment by living in extended families, communities and nations of people who share a common historical ancestry and a common culture. The recent experiment to force “diversity” on us at gunpoint results in alienation, anxiety, anomie, social decohesion and god knows what else.

The Alt Right has rediscovered this ancient humanism about the conditions for human flourishing and the good life, and it has sought to reintroduce this wisdom tradition into the 21st Century, whether our elites allow us to teach it or not.

Joe
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Prager University: Now offering courses in prepping the bull!!!

Cthulhu
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Robert Browning
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(((They))) fear a uniting of the altright with Christians. Once Christians come to know the war against whites is at its heart a war against Christ and Christian and that the people who are waging this war are doing so out of a hatred of Christ then the altright will not be so small.

Vincent Deschenes
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He says the Alt-Right “rejects” God, right after showing a picture of Vox Day and Jared Taylor who are both believers.

Michelle Baxter
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They all say the same thing; “the Alt Right is a small movement” blah blah blah! The Alt Right is but a branch in a world wide movement of Nationalist Socialists, White Nationalists, Identitarians etc… Do they honestly believe every movement ever started out with huge numbers? Did they really believe that the White race would forever lay dorment as we allow others to take from us while blaming us? Did the jews really believe that White people would forever believe their holocaust bs? It’s over and now everyone is in a panic! White leftists don’t breed so their ideas… Read more »
Nova Morium
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(((Shapiro, Knowles, and Prager)))……..

Ethno-Nationalism for Me…….

But, not for Thee…….

Patriotic American
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Prager U is nothing but Jewish propaganda outlet fraudulently masquerading as a ‘university’. Nothing that they have to say should be taken seriously by any man with an IQ above that of a potato.

Jack Burton
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Dennis “Wez All Equal” Prager tells whitey to only value abstractions and individualism while he stands with the Jewish ethnostate Israel. Ethnonationalism and group identity for me but not for thee. It’s divide and conquer. These faux right Jews like Prager and Shapiro need to be flushed.

Nova Morium
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CRINGE 101…….

The Pointless Infighting between Allsup, Damigo, Fuentes, and Hunter……..

Our Enemies LOVE this……

For White Nationalism to Work……..

We have to accept the Rougher and Less Polished Working Class White Demographics……

Or the Alt-Right is just an OCD Homosexual Fantasy…….

I know that in a Street Battle with Antifa…….

I’d be quite happy if the League of the South and NSM were on My Side…….

As I recall in Charlottesville 3.0………

IE Members started to jog away from Lee Park after the conclusion……..

And had to be Commanded by Squad Leaders……..’Don’t Panic!!’……..

So yeah………none of us are Perfect…….

And we’re Stronger…………TOGETHER………

Krafty Wurker
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Jefferson was a liberal for his day, willing to consider Blacks and other non-Whites a sub-species rather than as a different species. Other founders like Ben Franklin were not sure that Germans were White. (see his autobiography).

D. David France
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You can’t fix stupid and you can’t fix the nig.

Nova Morium
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In some ways…….

The Alt-Right Ideology is ‘somewhat’ like when Copernicus discovered that the Earth orbits the Sun……..

In Relative Interpretations by Normies……

The Alt-Right is ‘Mean’…….

Why build Walls?

Why oppose Free Love?

Why oppose the Fruits of Diversity?

Why criticize Jews after their experience in the Holocaust?

But, when you become Alt-Right Enlightened…….

You see the Absolute Necessity of this ‘Mean’ Ideology…….

Without it………the White European Peoples won’t Survive into the Distant Future……..

Doug Huffman
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All men are created equal, naked screaming ignorance! After that it is dog-eat-dog competition and the Devil has taken the hindermost.