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How to Recognize the Signs That You Work For a Corporate Cult (and Still Enjoy the Free Snacks!)

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Note: This article originally appeared in Force Fields Magazine on June 28, 2014

There’s a mildly disturbing trend that’s been developing over the last decade or two. Many corporations are becoming more like cults insofar as the indoctrination, motivational, and recruitment methods they employ on their workers. I’ve personally encountered this first hand through working for such companies, interviewing with many more of them, as well as from experience of dating girls who were employed/captivated by such institutions. It is no longer sufficient to merely put forth the effort and achieve solid results in a given job and expect a paycheck. Companies now seem to require you to be a devoted disciple of their brand as well as adhere to their “new agey” pseudo corporate philosophies in all aspects of your life. “We all live and breathe Such and Such Internet Company Inc” an interviewer recently told me without even a hint of understated sarcasm. “We want someone 100 percent dedicated to our brand, 24/7.” Well, it’s not me, pal. You might have some useful products, and I’d be happy to promote them for you, maybe even exaggerate their value a bit if I have to, in exchange for some steady cash, but I don’t live life solely for the ideals of pimping someone’s goods and services that people don’t truly need(and they don’t.) In other words, my workplace does not equal my identity.

It’s one thing to slightly overemphasize the quality of the services and pretend your business is doing really amazing things for the sake of making a buck.. yet these companies are filled with true believers. Millennials(particularly of the female variety) seem to be the most hardcore cult followers. They often possess a passion for the internet companies they work for not unlike the cheerful enthusiasm of Kim Cattrall’s character in the religious training camps portrayed in the 1981 film “Ticket to Heaven.” Truthfully though, I’ve seen office “bros,” sorority sluts, and even Hillary Clinton pantsuit rocking business women get emotional to the point of tears when speaking about their love and devotion to the social media marketing firm they slave for. “Umm, excuse me, you know this is just a place that sells ads and stuff, right?” is the heretic thought that immediately pops into a free mind, which dares not be spoken aloud. “We don’t sell things here. We provide solutions that are going to save small businesses.”

Like cults, many modern businesses have their own unique lingo and bizarre euphemistic terminology for internal processes and hierarchies. The Moonies “love bombed” people. Corporations have “fuel calls,” “culture committees,” seemingly urgent commands like “so and so needs to be sparked,” as well as hundreds of other phrases, acronyms and code words which usually make little sense to anyone outside the particular organization. All of the pep talks, the slogans, the videos, the motivational team building activities, the chanting, the charismatic guru CEO’s(whom often look like they could have doubled as 70’s porn stars in another life) and their henchmen can leave a relatively sane person feeling pretty isolated working at one of these places.

Notice how managers increasingly stress the importance of someone being a “good culture fit,” when discussing the recruitment of prospective employees. This has typically been a weasely code for age discrimination against older applicants, people with merely annoying idiosyncrasies, or even those possessing wack fashion styles. Basically, they want someone who is on the same page as everyone else…someone who isn’t going to make waves or stir the pot. I’ve also heard of the “culture fit” copout being used to discriminate against women, but in my experience girls tend to be the most likely to benefit(at least the attractive ones,) and they are typically those most obsessed with promoting/developing company culture in general. Perhaps it is just ugly people who are not a good culture fit, and gender is irrelevant. Pseudo-scientific “predictive index” styled psychological tests and assessments are given to screen hopeful applicants(sometimes even before initial human interviews) in an attempt to weed out potential agitators and those that might be a “bad fit” for the position and the company. If you play the game without rolling your eyes in front of them, manage to maneuver through their psychological assessments, “gotcha” roleplay scenarios and are lucky enough to be chosen, they expect you to live your life as an unquestioning extension, a tentacle of their brand, even outside of work. How you conduct yourself in private can indeed reflect negatively on their business, but that’s precisely because of the increasingly pervading mindset that you = your job. These same companies often creepily describe employees as being “part of our family.” Now that actual families are typically smaller and likely to be separated geographically, many young people are on their own without any support structure, and these money making entities are filling the void. It’s nice to be taken care of when you’re struggling in a lonely big city, but it sucks balls to have to give up your soul and individuality in return. After all, the People’s Temple provided for their followers’ needs as well(just don’t drink the Flavor-Aid.) Indeed, some large internet companies are starting to build onsite housing for their workers. With all their needs met and a happy environment employees will no longer have to be concerned with anything in life except being productive.

There is a positive side to all this of course. Anyone who has ever worked in a boiler room call center knows what a truly  shitty work environment is like: Are you hungry? Cool, dude. There’s a vending machine in the break room, but the candy bars are close to being expired, and you sometimes have to shake it or it will eat your quarters. I usually just get a hot dog from the 7-11 across the street.” The uncomfortable chairs with mystery stains on them, the manager who screams at you if you’re two minutes late back from break, the disgusting, obnoxious, trashy, fatass coworkers who talk while eating Hot Cheetos and chew with their mouth open, etc. Such are the traumatic memories of workplaces in our previous lives, pre “do not call list” era, telemarketing shitholes of the 1990s, “engrams” needing to be wiped out in auditing sessions. To that extent these new companies with their catered lunches, on site massage therapists, “work hard play hard” mentality, and serene, smiley face ambiance are a very welcome change. There was undeniably a silver lining to hating a horrible job environment though. It drove us to seek out genuine fulfillment in other areas of our lives and to dream. Whether it was through having children, writing a science fiction novel, or even just sitting around watching reruns of Charlie’s Angels and The Rockford Files, it was something in the outside world that had nothing to do with work, whereby our minds could detach and deprogram. I’ll admit it’s tough to reconcile libertarian free market economic views with the cynical reality of how big companies actually operate these days, the way they manipulate people and turn them into walking commercials… zombies with high resolution logos. In fact, I don’t think I can do it, and I certainly don’t enough care enough to try. At least for now you can still choose which cult you want to join though, or whether you want to join at all.

So, if you’re looking for a job, get with the program and join a team today. By all means, work for one of these 21st century corporate cults. Enjoy every excess they offer. Everyone is so happy! You’ll love coming to work every day. Just remember though, during the morning meeting when they lead the “energy chant,” make sure(while maintaining a shit eating grin on your face) to mutter your own unique version under your breath. Give them your talents, but keep your soul. Oh, and unlike some cults, if you try to leave these ones, you can actually walk right out the door. Good luck out in the streets of San Francisco(or Austin or Brooklyn or wherever – insert yuppie white liberal metro area here -.) Michael Douglas and the late Karl Malden won’t be there to save you from the mobs of the violently schizophrenic homeless people or assist you with the area’s astronomical rent costs. Anyhow, you probably won’t really want to leave any company in this job market, but unlike a real life biological family, if they ever decide you’re not useful anymore to their cause, your smiling brothers and sisters in commerce will “offload” your ass in a heartbeat. Enjoy those catered team lunches while they’re hot, but beware of wolves in hipster millennial CEO clothing.

Fedora Nationalism

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The recent controversy over “fake news” has somewhat reminded me how much closer I am to people in the rationalist / skeptic community than some elements (not all) of the AltRight on certain issues. If not for my skepticism of the prospects (or desirability) of multiculturalism in Western countries and the long term viability of “warm body” democracy in general, I would have much more in common with people like Amazing Atheist and Shoe0nhead than I would the average AltRight person. They’re not totally aligned with me across the board, but I find them to be a breath of fresh air sometimes. In fact, I wish there were more people like them because they approach topics logically and critically. Even though they may not reach the same ideological conclusions, the atheist/rationalist personalities often help to lead people down the path of skepticism and empiricism, which can be applied to all kinds of different issues relating to identity and the framework of our society.

There’s no question that the mainstream media is liberally using the “fake news” narrative in an attempt to discredit many legitimate news and opinion outlets, some of which are predominantly opinion sites to begin with (such as Unz.com) and deal mainly with commentary and analysis rather than news reporting to begin with. That’s why the establishment media’s “definitive lists” should be viewed as skeptically as the sites in question, since the lists themselves were ideologically constructed.

That being said, I actually *do* see tons people in the AltRight (and especially Alt-Lite) fall for obviously made up news stories. They’d frequently share tons of these stories on Facebook uncritically, even when a brief examination of the site or facts uncovered after a quick Google search would easily debunk whatever wild claims were being made. It’s fine to say the media lies, but it’s clear most people aren’t even curious/critical enough to do basic checking. To make matters worse, when people share these bogus news items, they usually accompany them with some kind of preachy triumphalist rant about something finally being exposed and confirming the essence of their worldview, with a lengthy comment thread filled with people spiraling into outrage and shock at the horror of the “news” story, until finally someone about 20 comments into the frenzy says “guys, that’s a fake news site.”

The Alt-Lite has been entirely consumed with propagating utterly bonkers conspiracies like “pizzagate” without a shred of credible evidence. For an example of the sort of thing which passes for proof for these people, watch a few of these videos which have thousands of upvotes and “believer” comments but contain absolutely nothing substantive. It’s all wild speculation, most of which doesn’t hold up to common sense scrutiny. Take this video of “screams” from Comet Ping Pong, that is somehow supposed to insinuate something horrific is taking places, but chances are if you’ve ever been to a Chuck E. Cheese in your life or any place where children are playing and going buck wild…you’ll here some yelling and screaming. To a person who thinks critically, none of this stuff is interesting at all except from a psychological perspective. It is horrifying only in the sense of witnessing seemingly normal people transform into an irrational lynch mob, whipped up into a frenzy over some of the flimsiest, rinkydink evidence ever concocted. There was a whole video talking about the logos used on these websites and how they were supposedly cryptic symbols for all kinds of nefarious sexual activity and demonry, but these were mostly just generic logos with hearts, triangles etc…the kind of basic bitch, stock clipart logos that you pay someone 5 dollars to make on Fiverr if you’re too lazy to spend a few minutes online creating them yourself. This is not to say that the allegations being made by these internet sleuths are definitively false. Maybe they’ll turn out to be true (by all means, investigate!) but the evidence presented so far has been underwhelming and not particularly persuasive enough to justify ruining innocent people’s lives and harming the reputations of seemingly banal local businesses.

With people like Cernovich and Paul Joseph Watson burning bridges with AltRight, hopefully they will take some of their loony conspiracy audience with them. The same people who are so squeamish they think jokingly giving Roman salutes poisons our movement, are somehow under the impression that InfoWars has a respectable reputation among ordinary educated people. This same crowd disavows some of us for daring to have racial in-group preferences…yet they think promoting Satanic panics, UFO conspiracies, Sandy Hook conspiracies, and pseudo-scientific health quackery won’t repel useful and intelligent people from their movement.

The epidemic of “fake news” itself isn’t a remarkable issue. It’s just blackhat internet marketers trying to make a quick buck with clickbait articles that easily go viral due to their outrageous bombshell claims. The astronomical number of people who appear to be susceptible to fabricated news items and circulate them uncritically is the real story. It’s more of an argument for why most people probably aren’t mentally equipped to vote than a case for news curation. That’s why I’m in favor of “fedora nationalism” (non-MRA variety) which given the available evidence of observable human behavior, is probably more of pipe dream than Calexit, the Northwest Territorial Imperative, or even the plot of Bionic Commando.

One last note…

For crying out loud, it’s *eminent* domain, not “imminent” domain! Sorry, I have been wanting to get that off my chest for a while.

You Can’t Salute That on Television!

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white people giving Roman salutes…the horror!

Confession time… When I entered the pro-white scene a few years ago, I never went through any kind of Esoteric Hitlerism phase. I’ve never been much of a WW2 enthusiast or had any kind of fetish for Nazi era iconography or memorabilia. I never got into holocaust revisionism or any of that. It simply never interested me at all, and I don’t find it to be relevant to our present conflict, which is whether or not white people have a right to act in our own collective interests (we do, and we will.) I’m not a big fan of countries’ that waste their newly established productive nationalism by putting their most patriotic soldiers through the meat grinder in unnecessary wars. Both the Germans and Italians opted for military adventures that were ill-advised, even if some were justified. On that front, Franco’s Spain was a much more admirable example, as he was remarkably able to keep the Spanish out of World War II (for the most part,) despite the nation’s proximity to some of the bloodiest large-scale warfare the world had ever seen. While Germany and Italy were completely destroyed, Franco’s regime survived and thrived until his death in 1975.

To the extent I maintain any interest in the WW2 historical period at all, it is largely limited to an appreciation for the aesthetics of Italian fascism and futurism, which mostly consists of things most conservative traditionalists or right wing reactionary types hate and consider degenerate. That’s right. I love all that brutalist architecture and futurist / modern art. Go ahead and cringe if you want. My ideal city (strictly aesthetically speaking) would probably resemble the fictitious fascist city depicted in “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.” (minus the animal cruelty.)

Hell, I even like the creepy and weird performance art of today. When conservatives were expressing their moral outrage and disgust at Marina Abramovic’s “spirit cooking,” I was thinking “Gee, if Hillary is actually into any of this freaky shit, she’s cooler than I thought.” It’s not the sort of thing I’m interested in to be honest, but I like other weird stuff, so I understand the appeal of weird and creepy things in general.

Anyway, the reason I mention all this is that it’s a mistake the media often makes in assuming that anyone who is pro-white is some kind of Nazi fetishist (though I don’t have a problem with anyone who is.) For most, the road here is simply a realization that as a white person, a society becoming less European demographically would be (and has become) increasingly hostile to me and an undesirable place for people like me to live, period. We pay attention to and process what non-whites say, understand their plans are for us in the future, and we have decided to organize accordingly in collective resistance to the premature chalk outline they’ve drawn up for us. We’re just not interested, thank you.

A bunch of lame and uptight people threw a fit because some individuals decided to jokingly give Roman salutes at the NPI gathering in Washington DC. They were concerned this somehow makes us look bad to normies. I think this is nonsense. Older boomers and some Gen X types might get freaked out by this sort of thing, but many young people don’t care. World War II and the Nazis are ancient history to them and a big joke. I hate listening to these nervous nellies and concern trolls go on and on  “Looks like the AltRight just blew it and shot themselves in the foot by giving the press ammunition.”  The truth is young people just don’t give a shit. It reminds me of how republicans and conservatives are still always calling people “communists” as if it’s still 1965 and anyone still cares or feels stigmatized by being labeled a “commie” besides old boomer cuckservatives. These tired labels are losing their power over people, which is why the media is going into hysterical mode: “What? didn’t you hear us? they are nazis! What do you mean it doesn’t bother you? We’ll keep saying it louder!! Fascists!!!”

No one cares about being called racist anymore. More than anything, it’s important that people see us having fun and misbehaving. We want to shatter the mirror maze of social taboos, not merely stumble around it, constantly bumping into the walls. Desensitizing people to taboo symbols is crucial to destabilizing the existing moral framework.  Sure people like Ramzpaul are right when they say the media wants to associate us with “evil nazis,” but what if people got so used to seeing fascist symbolism and gestures thrown about casually that the sight of them no longer triggered a negative emotional response? We cannot stop the press from associating us with Nazis. They can frame anything we say or do within that context, but we have the power to make a mockery of that association and expose it for the bogeyman that it is.

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My message to squeamish people both inside and outside is this:

Look at you timid people, afraid of something so innocuous as a Roman salute! a hand gesture! Why would you like to be like them? What kind of pathetic way is that to live? Afraid of making offensive jokes or expressing yourself in ways that might get you in trouble? Why not question the moral authority that’s been imposed on you in its entirety, rather than just the aspects that relate to drugs or sexuality? Wouldn’t you rather be like us? We’re the free spirits. We say what we want. We stand by what we believe is true even in the face of an onslaught of hostility from all directions, even within. We don’t much care what people think about us, because we don’t crave acceptance in the world you live in, which you don’t realize is actually a prison. It’s you that should be wanting to hang out with us, not the other way around. Whether we want to get drunk and do Roman salutes with exotic women or if we feel like playing catch with swastika shaped frisbees at the beach while listening to Charles Manson records on a sunny Saturday afternoon, we’ll do it. We don’t have to justify ourselves to anyone. If you wonder why we don’t seem to care that our exuberant indulgences and “provocative” statements potentially scare away timid people, it’s because we’ve determined our way is preferable to conforming to a life spent meekly tip-toeing on eggshells. Feel free to justify yourself to us if you want in. Otherwise keep walking.

 

Building Deserted Media Empires – One Microblog at a Time

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As his final Labor, Hercules was instructed to bring the hellhound Cerberus up from Hades, the kingdom of the dead. The first barrier to the soul’s journey beyond the grave was the most famous river of the Underworld, the Styx. Here the newly dead congregated as insubstantial shades, mere wraiths of their former selves, awaiting passage in the ferryboat of Charon the Boatman. Charon wouldn’t take anyone across unless they met two conditions. Firstly, they had to pay a bribe in the form of a coin under the corpse’s tongue. And secondly, they had to be dead. Hercules met neither condition, a circumstance which aggravated Charon’s natural grouchiness. But Hercules simply glowered so fiercely that Charon meekly conveyed him across the Styx.

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By now almost everyone is aware of Twitter’s purge of prominent AltRight accounts over what appears to be strictly ideological reasons. In the past, Twitter would ban people for aggressively trolling or attacking other users, but so long as you weren’t constantly tweeting slurs at people who had enough followers to mass report you or just happened to piss off the wrong person at an unlucky time, they pretty much left you alone. The most obvious example that Twitter has decided to pursue a more aggressive policy and clamp down on speech for ideological reasons is the recent banning of Richard Spencer. Spencer was a mild mannered user and didn’t engage in any kind of aggressive behavior. He was banned for having pro-white opinions, nothing more or less. As Reactionary Tree pointed out,“they even banned the Washington Summit Publishers twitter account which is the publishing wing of NPI,” which hadn’t posted a single tweet in the last 10 months. There are of course many other examples of AltRight accounts which have been purged in a very short period of time, such as Spectre, Ricky Vaughn, Genophilia, AdolfJoeBiden etc. These accounts were confrontational and “offensive,” but their ideological opponents were equally aggressive and yet remain unbanned.

I’ve said this before, but I think it’s important for anyone involved in alternative politics to maintain a blog or some other kind of independent web presence outside of social media. I notice that a lot of the most interesting and astute thinkers are very prolific posters on Twitter but don’t have a blog or any kind of web presence. The most obvious problem for these people is that their entire brand and thousands of cogent expressions of thought be wiped out with a keystroke, pulling their platform entirely out from under them. However, there are other things to consider as well. Think of posting on social media as being like working for any other big corporation. What smart people do when they work for a company is make as many connections and gain as much knowledge and influence as they can with their within the organization, building up their “personal brand” reputation. Ultimately though they slowly work to use the leverage they’ve obtained toward building a business for themselves at some point, where they will wield all the power and control which can be used as a force in the industry as a whole. So basically, as you post on Twitter you direct people toward your own site, which will network with other similar like-minded sites, which will promulgate into a kind of mini media empire. Such mini empires can and should be marketed dually through existing social networks, but you’re not gambling your ideas and brand by participating in them. You’re contributing to building something. Alternative platforms like Gab are great, but still ultimately belong to someone else…another emperor’s virtual kingdom which could vanish tomorrow. Where is your machine? Where is your cog in this wheel?

Why should you or I even care? Well, many of us look around at a lot of the new media, and we find many of the figures and outlets don’t really align with our views. For example, I’m not a huge fan of the manosphere, yet sites like Return of Kings have grown to where they rival mainstream feminist media outlets in terms of traffic and influence. Imagine if Roosh had never built a site or written an ebook and had done nothing but post on Twitter for years, only to be randomly banned one day and see his hard-earned brand rendered impotent overnight. People often complain about Alt-Lite incarnations like Milo, Blaire White, Gavin Mcinnes, Cernovich, Breitbart etc. Yet, if you wanted people in the broader population to recognize your views as being those representative of a movement in which Alt-Lite personalities are often mistakenly credited as leaders, you’d have to be able to compete with the above influencers and challenge their behemothic megaphone for supremacy in the crowded ideological soundscape.

Many of my favorite people whom I like and share a similar worldview with, don’t even have a domain name, a wordpress blog, a youtube channel or even a Tumblr! They’re just prolific Twitter posters. I understand, maybe they have serious jobs or lives and just don’t want to be that involved due to the potential social and monetary risks of becoming more “visible.” Yet, when it comes time to network, promote things, and achieve any kind of financial sustenance in dissident media, we will have to work within the new imperial framework as it exists. Want your “controversial” ideas to gain wider exposure and traction? The only sites that wouldn’t be totally appalled by them probably won’t publish your thought pieces since they’re run by other people whom you don’t agree with and have been trolling on social media for years.

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The ferryman in Secret of Evermore

We’ll be condemned to appealing to these new powerbrokers and gatekeepers, playing the edges and catering to their whims, while trying to slip something interesting through the cracks. We’ll have to offer up an amulet to ferryman Milo in the hopes he’ll transport some watered down version of our ideas across the desert of doom toward Nobilia, where they can be examined and traded in the mainstream marketplace like jars of spice. Alternatively, we can build up our own mini empires, and work to make the thought leaders and idea traders be people like us. Preferably, we should work to ensure they are us.

AltLeft Post-Election Roundtable Discussion

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Robert Stark, Alex von Goldstein, Alt Left Blogger Ryan Englund, Bay Area Guy, and AltLeft.com‘s Rabbit talk about the election of Donald Trump on The Stark Truth.

Podcast can be found here 

Topics include:

How the polls were inaccurate
‌The shy Trump voter affect in the polls
‌Trump’s election as a referendum against globalism, political correctness, and the establishment
Trump as a repudiation of Conservatism INC
‌Trump’s success winning blue states in the rust belt by appealing to working class white voters
‌How despite media hysteria of racism, Trump’s share of Minority voters was slightly higher than past Republicans
‌How working class whites have been economically marginalized by both parties, and culturally marginalized by the left
The relationship between class and race, as middle class whites are being pushed down to the economic level of non-whites
‌The importance of holding Trump’s feet to the fire
‌Bay Area Guy’s article Election Musings
‌Rabbit’s article Last Minute Reflections On a Dime Store Election
‌Ryan Englund’s article Triumph of the Iron Heel, about how Hillary is the candidate of war, SJW culture, and neoliberal economics
‌How despite Trump’s flawed support for tax cuts for the 1%, he is addressing immigration and outsourcing which are major causes for income inequality
‌Trump’s non-interventionist statements, and whether he will pick Neocon John Bolton as Secretary of State
‌European Nationalist adopting left positions on economics and social issues, and how Trump is adopting that strategy to a degree
‌Ticket splitting voters who supported Trump as well as progressive ballot measures, such as raising the minimum wage, and legalizing marijuana
‌Thanks to Trump The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead
‌How unlike the Alt Right, the Alt Left is divided over the election, with some supporting Trump, some Jill Stein, and some Hillary Clinton
‌How the main battle in the future will be Nationalism vs. Globalism

The Safety Pin Dance

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Russian stamp bearing Kazimir Malevich’s “Black Square,” a painting which x-rays discovered an inscription that said “negroes battling in a cave.”

There’s a retarded new social media virtue signaling fad where people change their profile pictures to just a black space to protest Trump being elected president. Some people are also wearing safety pins to show their solidarity with designated victim groups which are supposedly threatened by Trump’s recent electoral victory. What these gestures signify in actuality is that those participating have learned absolutely nothing from this election cycle (and developments in the years building up to it.) Anyone partaking in these pathetically self righteous protests is demonstrating a lack of self reflection. They’re merely advertising to everyone that they have an impaired ability to process any societal reverberations outside their own echo chamber.

Here’s the thing, in case you weren’t aware, this kind of “change my profile picture in support of the latest cause du jour” virtue signaling and #BringBackOurGirls styled hashtag activism has become an eyeroll inducing joke. This hysterically contrived outrage and the accompanying transparently token gestures are in fact part of the reason Trump won.  A lot of people are sick of this kind of cornball bullshit. “LGBT people” have little to nothing to even fear in a Trump administration. He isn’t a social conservative. He has openly said gay marriage is the law of the land. Trump even said he didn’t care what bathroom trannies used. Peter Thiel, who is gayer than a 3 dollar bill, is on Trump’s white house transition team and was a key speaker at the convention. It’s true that Mike Pence is anti-gay (the whole electro-shock thing is pretty retro,) but Trump probably must have felt he had to pick him to throw a bone to religious conservatives. He got some bad advice on that one if you ask me (I hoped he would have chosen Jim Webb,) but then again he won so what do I know…It’s not like anyone was going to give Trump credit for being liberal on these issues anyway ( I can almost guarantee that many people rocking these safety pins are totally ignorant of Trump’s stances on these issues.)Trump’s positions on social issues as well as his anti-war views, his opposition to free trade and outsourcing were all reasons he was accused by his conservative opponents as being a democrat in disguise during the republican primaries. In many ways he was, and that is precisely what made him appealing!

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Some of the people out there calling for resistance and revolution have clearly not given much brain power to the idea. I’m not sure that agitating for civil war would be a wise decision for them. Whom do these people think the police are going to side with? People like Deray and Triggly Puff?  Do they really believe the military is going to align themselves with blue haired, safety pin wearing Tumblr freaks and feral black rioters? That kind of vanguard might be sufficient if all you’re doing is burning down your own cities that no one else cares if you destroy, but it’s not going to catapult your revolution very far outside your hugbox. The misinformed and violent BlackLivesMatter protests as well as the endless stream of social justice street theater have contributed to a backlash which partially manifested in the form of Donald Trump being elected president. And yet, the same cast of characters are doubling down on anti-white sentiment and intersectionality! They haven’t thought through to what the next backlash they’re inviting may escalate to.

Instead maybe try some self reflection. Attempt to piece together what led us here. It’s like, what did you think would happen when you encouraged all these different ethnic groups to identify tribally and assert their ethnic group interests? What did you think would happen when you constantly promoted “white guilt” and insisted every white person “examine their whiteness” and check his/her white privilege. Trump won white millennials, white women and white men. In awakening white people to a conscious racial awareness, you’ve unconsciously awakened them to a realization that they too have group interests and may need to assert them in order to maintain an environment that isn’t hostile to them. Safety pins won’t offer much protection for anti-white activists from the future they’re unleashing, but they might generate a few laughs along the way.