I’m thinking of joining a group blog that will be more like a literary/cultural magazine, rather than just politically oriented. I have a few other similar writers in mind that I will probably invite. My experience with “group blogs” before though has usually been that I’m the one who ends up doing most of the writing, and other writers contribute an article or two and then lose interest.
I think the left/right paradigm is mostly dead and meaningless at this point. I’d like to just get beyond all of it and just write what I think, letting the chips fall where they may. The problem I have always had, is that no matter how far to the left one is on most issues, if you’re a racialist they always call you “far right.” Or they will say you’re just “Third Positionist” or “Strasserite.” Yet, all the third positionists I’ve ever met tend to be hardcore social conservatives and cultural reactionaries. They combine social conservatism with economic socialism. There isn’t really a label for cultural leftism combined with economic leftism combined with racialism(although it is certainly a more prevalent amalgam than people like to admit to themselves.) No matter what, if you reject racial egalitarianism and diversity, they throw you in with the far right. Of course, when I was part of the right, conservatives and reactionaries would always say “how are you right wing when you think people should be allowed to marry robots? and you are okay with sexual promiscuity and actually like 50’s and 60’s counter culture? how are you right wing if you like modern art? like do you even lift? Anyway you get the idea.
Is there room for a chic, left wing, futurist variety of “soft fascism?” Probably not. However, rather than dwell on unsolvable ideological equations, I’d rather just abandon labels and write whatever. I’ll be absorbed into something I suppose, even if it’s the abyss.
I think Anatoly Karlin was right that social media takes away from productivity. Yet, at the same time, it’s only through these sites that I’ve been able to network and build a brand. There’s not much you can do with a brand like that though once you get it, if you are using various pseudonyms etc. In general though I think one of the things I’ve grown to dislike about Twitter is the way it exposes you to so many reasons to be pessimistic. I will list a few of realizations that make it a drag, this coming from someone who has made probably 40,000 tweets in the past 2 years….
- You end up debating the same things over and over, both with the same people and a constant stream of new individuals fresh off the normie boat.
- Most people don’t even understand the basics of “AltRight” thought or any similar ideas(AltLeft, etc) or movements. They come into these movements misinformed about core beliefs(usually being misled by some article,) not even grasping they terminology or lingo they start throwing around. It’s amazing to me how many people don’t know how to use simple insults like cuckservative properly(hint: Jews aren’t cucks) or understand the purpose of the (((echoes.))) That’s trivial of course, but also people don’t even know the origins of these movements or who the major figures are. There are people who claim to be AltRight that have no idea who Richard Spencer is and think this stuff originated with Milo or Roosh. I’ve seen people with AltRight in their usernames sporting Reagan avatars unironically.
- There is constant misrepresentation of these ideologies by new people who are well intentioned but do more harm then good, because they accept the establishment’s framing of issues.(ie. “dems are the real racists,” “identity politics is bad,” “culture matters way more than race,” “democrats ruined detroit,” “fascism is inherently bad” etc)
- Many people are oblivious to the JQ, even if they’ve been around a while. I could probably write an entire ebook on this, but why bother? I can somewhat understand people not getting it at first, because I was one of those annoying people just a couple of years ago that would be in Ramzpaul’s youtube comments being like “yeah the jews are fine. What’s the problem?” However, once you finally understand it you can’t “unsee” it, and it’s difficult to have patience in discussing it with people clueless about the premise you’re operating from(ie the reasons why racially aware white people view Jews with suspicion and the basis for it.) I’m not going to use this post to educate you on it. I’ll take a page from SJWs and tell you to “go read a book.” You don’t have to agree with it, but you’ll have an idea of what people are talking about.
- Despite the media’s attempts to characterize the Trump as some kind of white supremacist, xenophobic, neofascist, the Trump movement is far from that, and only vaguely civic nationalist. While there is a percentage of racially aware identitarians who support Trump, the vast majority of Trump supporters are just ordinary tea party republicans that are just abstractly against “the establishment” and hate the media. They might want to limit illegal immigration slightly and bring back jobs from China, but for the most part they sign onto the normal Reagan conservatism agenda(often even trying to claim Trump is the next Reagan as if that would be a desirable thing) They still watch FoxNews, and want to get tough on Iran, go bomb ISIS and so on.
- I support Trump mostly for the fact that he’s the only candidate who seems to reject white guilt and the only politician running who supports preserving even the concept of the nation state. At least with Trump there is a chance the US might conduct policies in it’s own interest. None of the other candidates are even entertaining the idea. That being said, his choosing Pence was troubling because Pence represents the opposite of everything that is good about Trump. Also, Trump’s pandering to the establishment republicans and the Cruzcucks has not been effective. They’re attacking him even more now and are “disavowing” him like there’s no tomorrow. Meanwhile, his attempts to pander to these people who hate him has cost him a chance at attracting Bernie supporters who are disenchanted with Hillary and might be receptive to Trump’s socially liberal instincts and anti big business rhetoric. Unfortunately, instead of going after the college and student loan racket, Trump is proposing massive tax cuts which no one that Trump needs to appeal to wants of needs. He could have said “We’re going to cut the defense budget, close down bases overseas and use the money to reform/credit student loans….but he didn’t.
- Finally, in the AltRight and various other edgelord sects, tons of people hate each other. There is constant drama between various individuals and factions. Often people get doxed and face the worst attacks not from SJWs but from people supposedly on their side or loosely allied. Tons of people are complete assholes and you wonder if we ever won anything whether you’d even want most of them as neighbors.
- For people supposedly being “red pilled” or having science and logic on their side, in these movements I’ve seen some of the nuttiest conspiracy theories embraced, including “flat earth,” “symbols on money predicting attacks,” “moon landing was fake,” and “every shooting is a false flag.” I’ve even discovered people who claim that AIDS isn’t caused by HIV and is a result of poor diet, recreational drugs and health habits(sometimes with even the HIV medications *causing* the disease symptoms.) Uh huh.
- Out of probably 5000 thought criminals or “edgelord” accounts I’ve interacted with over the last couple of years, there are maybe about 30 or 40 that I consider to be reasonably on the same page, (not even necessarily ideologically in complete agreement,) just likable and with a similar outlook. Whenever I find these types it is like a miracle and these often anonymous few have no idea how much their presence makes these activities bearable and worthwhile for me.
I could go on, but I suppose that is enough for now.
Here’s an old episode of Race and Reason from the late 80s(?) featuring Wyatt Kaldenberg. He talks about the New Aryan Left and his experiences in the Young Socialist Alliance as a teenager. Wyatt is probably best known for being the guy who threw a chair and broke Geraldo’s nose on the famous skinhead brawl episode in 1988. He became an Odinist later in life and isn’t really active in racial politics anymore. It happens to a lot of people. He’s still around though and is a nice guy.
As a guest on Race and Reason, he talks about many of the same things we discuss on here, which he seems to have noticed 30 years ago. Mainly that the left has no room for (non self-hating) white people, and economic issues have been totally abandoned for ethnic grievance politics. This is even more true now of course.
I was a socially moderate republican when I was younger, but I remember about 12 or 13 years ago taking a mild interest in communism, but when I went to the CPUSA’s website and read some Green Party type blogs, they were almost totally dedicated to “fighting racism” in the criminal justice system, Peace on Earth as well as an obsession with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Anyway, it was a total turnoff.
Wyatt also mentions how the right wing didn’t care about the working class and was too interested in sending people to pointless wars. Another thing he talks about that I identify with is how when he got into the race movement, all these conservatives were always trying to insert all these other pet issues into the movement that he had no interest in. Wow, the more things change…
I haven’t been updating as much because I’ve been doing so many podcasts and have been busy book writing. Also, I haven’t really had much to say. I find that I just have the same debates over and over with people, and I end up refuting the same arguments again and again.
Some weird, LARPy Christian blog linked to an article on here and wrote about it. It’s almost impossible to get away from these people. They never leave you alone.
Trump’s VP pick was terrible, so I was expecting Trump to give a watered down speech at the convention. The address was better than I thought it would be though, except for some of the neocon “get tough on Iran” portions. As mild as it was in terms of nationalism, it still managed to horrify all the right people, if you know what I mean.
To be honest I don’t care to write much about party politics. It just isn’t that interesting to me, and I don’t like to pretend that anything much will change for the better.
Robert Stark and I interviewed Seattle based artist, Charles Krafft. You can listen to the interview here:
I first learned about Charles through reading this article in the Seattle Stranger weekly a few years back. I had been attempting to convince one of my friends to be more open with some of his controversial views, and my friend pointed out what happened to Charles as a reason not to express his opinions publicly.
It was great to have the opportunity to speak with Charles. He’s truly an interesting guy who has lived through some amazing times, in various parts of the world.
You can listen to it here
Since I support transhumanism, Zoltan probably comes the closest ideologically to my views on a wide variety of issues. He’s also a great guy. The main area where I don’t align with him is of course over immigration. In the interview, he seemed to advocate for a future with no nations or borders but also some kind of mass surveillance to ensure that immigrants are being productive while they’re here and not up to no good. I probably prefer the exact opposite. I’d like strong borders with very minimal immigration, while maintaining a very open and limited surveillance society *within* the nation. Just don’t import problem demographics and you hopefully won’t even have to watch over people as much. Also, for the most part, only esoteric Whites and Asians are interested in movements like transhumanism. It’s hard to believe that if you bring in millions of Somalis or Syrian refugees that they are going to vote to fund these sorts of immortality and bionic enhancement projects. Still, Zoltan is an interesting guy, and he would probably be my second choice for president among the available candidates.