“Beatnik Fascism is a book of poems by Brandon Adamson that incorporates white identity, futurism and transhumanism. The theme of the book is that the race realists, identitarians and other assorted thought criminals are the curious and creative non-conformists of the post cold war, globalized era. It conveys through poetry the alienating experience we face in daily lives(even within pro-white movements) and throws around ideas about dealing with the challenges we face for the future.”
I’ve noticed people trying to disassociate Milo Yiannopoulos and some of these other libertarians from the alternative right, by branding them as part of the alternative left.
Not so fast. While we may be a tad more degenerate than the radical traditionalist factions of AltRight, we sure are not libertarian capitalists (barf.) Milo and Co are not part of our little AltLeft netherworld either. Here are some simple and straightforward reasons why he’s not one of us:
He is a libertarian capitalist. Milo loves capitalism and the free market and always talks about it. He’s the kind of republican who will make claims like “Democrats ruined Detroit.” He’s the type who will brag about Silicon Valley companies as if they are still part of the US in any real sense…rather than just international entities that act in their own interests, which may or may not correlate with the interests of the country at a given time. The Alternative Left (to the extent it’s even a real thing) leans toward Scandinavian socialism, communism, state capitalism, public works, social credit, etc….all things Milo would disapprove of.
He’s not a race realist. Milo rejects identity politics altogether, in the tradition of republicans who like to parrot Martin Luther King cliches about “color of skin” and “content of character.” The alternative left believes race is real (for practical purposes at least,) and race matters. There is some disagreement about how to deal with that reality, which I have discussed elsewhere. Some of us just openly promote a white-left futurism and others prefer to focus strictly on class struggle issues with the belief that this will minimize ethnic conflict over time. Others are national bolshevik types. Milo doesn’t fall into any of these camps. He’s just a flamboyant republican who thinks “dems are the real racists.”
He supports importing foreign tech workersas well as many of the other items on the globocorp agenda to sell us out. He loves immigration and at the most maybe just wants to cut it down a bit.
From what I can tell, he supports neoconservative foreign policy or some milder version of it, along with American exceptionalism and all that jazz. He’s Jewish and makes clear where his tribal loyalties are. I’m pretty sure we can leave it at that.
The only areas where there is any overlap is that he’s “anti-pc” and socially liberal as far as sexual depravity. Well, big deal. Almost everyone opposes the type of low hanging fruit loop, blue haired, fat acceptance, Tumblr feminists and diaper wearing furry activists that he targets. Milo simply is what he is, a libertarian-republican free speech advocate of the Breitbart variety, with an aggressively marketed, highly successful personal brand. Milo has put himself out there and has done some good things in pushing back against speech police on college campuses, but he’s not “AltLeft” or AltRight. Glad we cleared that up.
People often take it for granted that no one in cities like Phoenix could feel any connection to the local buildings because many of them are so recently constructed and thought to be from times when buildings had little to no spiritual or architectural significance other than for utilitarian commercial use or cookie cutter, tract housing.
“Would you fight and die for North Park Mall?” Richard Spencer asked jokingly (referring to a Dallas, TX shopping center that was presumably near an area where he grew up) during a recent Millennial Woes podcast titled, “The End of America.”
Well no..I wouldn’t, but mostly because I’m not from Dallas. However, I would fight and die for Paradise Valley Mall in Phoenix, not because I’m some kind of libertarian zealot or free market fanaticist (if anything I’m closer to a crypto-communist) but because the building and surrounding area was an integral part of my childhood and teenage experience. Admittedly, I grew up around the eastern side of town. Other 80’s kids on the west side would have spent their youth cavorting around iconic Metro Center mall (one of the film locations of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.) MetroCenterwas the vastly superior establishment before it became overwhelmed with nonwhite gangsters and wiggers in the early to mid 90’s and was too ghetto for civilized people to hang out at.)
Believe it or not and disturbing as it may seem, people who grow up here actually do feel connected to many of these local landmarks. They’re a part of our identity and culture. Humans are territorial creatures of habit, often becoming attached to familiar haunts, no matter how superficially or artificially contrived those habitats are. It isn’t the mindless consumerism of these old malls that people identify with, but their place in our hearts as social and community hubs. I have more aesthetic affinity for a 1970’s futurist Phoenix mall or swanky mid century modern dwelling than I do for any of the 17th century churches or old office buildings in the northeastern US. Those particular eras and places do nothing for me compared to the unfulfilled space age promise of mid-century modernism, and I’m not the only one, as there are a great many advocates here who attempt to preserve structures that many outsiders would reflexively deem significant.
Whether it was The Wanderers or Monster Kody, street gangs have always fought over what outsiders no doubt perceived to be worthless territory, in the trivialest of turf wars. Would you fight for your home? What about your neighborhood? What about your home away from home?
Some self-proclaimed photographer “activists” have managed to convince themselves that the “death of malls” signifies some kind of broader decline of American capitalism, but the reality is that these malls were simply devoured by the very machine mechanisms of capitalism that helped spawn them in the first place. They’re in fact being replaced with an even more atomized form of capitalism, consisting of online shopping and big box stores, with “social media communities” and phone app browsing replacing local shopping and social communities, taking depersonalization to a new level entirely. Instead of gloating over an illusory victory, leftists should be preserving and re-purposing these malls into the futuristic communal living and socialization centers they were originally envisioned as. You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone.
Like Spencer, I don’t have any real attachment to the abstract values which comprise the contrived, constitutional “American” identity that conservatives fetishize and deify. And no, I probably wouldn’t actually fight and die for these local Phoenix malls, but only because they’re already ruined or nearly demolished. Much of this area is already overrun, and it’s too late. Some areas sadly have to be written off, because we just don’t have the numbers. Yet by necessity, the un-luxurious of us that remain (outnumbered) are compelled to gravitate toward a more biological identity, preserve the collective desire and genetic foundation that offers the greatest probability of creating the types of societies we wish to live in, somewhere. We’ll make a stand there. See you at the Orange Julius, Caesar!
The concept of Retro Futurism as how the past envisioned the future
How in the 20th Century society was undergoing rapid change and technological progress
How people today are either pessimistic about the future, or view the present as the future(The Current Year)
Whether Retro Futurism is pure fantasy, an alternative universe, or a blueprint for the future
The Future portrayed in film from utopia to dystopia
The 1927 film Metropolis, which was the first major future film, and inspired by Italian Futurism
How Art Deco was the first major futurist movement in Architecture, and perfectly combines Futurism and Tradition
How Neon Lighting has symbolized the future from the Art Deco era to the 80’s Cyberbunk aesthetic
The Synthwave/New Retro Wave Genre in music that emerged in the mid 2000’s, inspired by 80’s New Wave(ex. FM Attack, Robots with Rayguns, Electric Youth, College, Kavinsky)
How 80’s music was much more future oriented than today’s music
Greg Johnson reviews New Order’s Music
The Euro-centric and deconstructionist elements to Electronic Music
Rabbit’s involvement in the early 90’s rave scene, and how it started out as futuristic but fizzled out into trashy pop culture
The revival of the 60’s Brit pop sound in the 90’s
How culture has become stagnant and people are looking to the past for inspiration
Vaporwave, which is an aesthetic that emerged online, inspired by 80’s and early 90’s illustrations, video games, and elevator music
The Vaporwave Documentary
Donald Trump as an 80’s Retro-Futurist Vaporwave Icon
Cyberpunk, how it was inspired by 80’s Films such as Blade Runner, as well as Science Fiction writer Issac Asimov, it’s popularity with the Dark Enlightenment and Silicon Valley Techno-libertarians.
Steampunk, which a Futurist movement inspired by Victorian Aesthetics, Old Train Stations, and Science Fiction writers such as HG Wells and Jules Verne
Islamic Retro Futurism
The Mid Century Space age aesthetic
Soviet Retro Futurism
Las Vegas, the Retro-Futurist theme to the city, and hypothetical casino designs(Steampunk, Art Deco, Midcentury Space Age, Cyberpunk, Vaporwave)
Architect John C. Portman Jr. who built futuristic hotels with massive atrium in the 70’s and 80’s
The 80’s mall aesthetic, and how 80’s malls were a lot more futuristic and innovative than the ones being built today
Alex’s point that there is a transcendent element to the mall experience
How Retro-Futurism provides inspiration for architecture and urbanism
How Retro-Futurism offer a Third Alternative to the past and present course
How right wing publications tend to be mostly political, while left wing ones will focus on culture and insert politics
Whether Retro-Futurism is an aesthetic for a New Political Movement(ex.Radical Centrism)
So I’d love to finally ditch this brand and start a new site, but it’s tough to justify starting another site when this one already gets a substantial amount of traffic. Stark seemed to think I should keep blogging here and capitalize on the momentum.
The AltLeft seems to be attracting a new faction of people who want to be “neutral” on the issue of race. A lot of them are “left libertarian” gamergate types who are critical of third wave feminism but reject the AltRight because of racism. People like Sargon of Akkad and Shoe0nhead come to mind. They think any identity politics is bad and that people who defend white identity are just “the mirror image of SJWs ” In fact, this is becoming the dominant faction. They’re basically people who just think this social justice warrior craze has gone too far, and they want to turn the clock back to like 1995 when it was just slightly less prevalent. As I’ve stated a million times before, this will never work. Without addressing the implications of large scale demographic changes and making a point to resist such changes, you’ll never get the type of society you idealize. “Race neutrality” or “colorblindness” is itself an expression of white identity(this is one reason why SJWs always accuse people who advocate race neutrality as white supremacists.) Blacks and other groups advocate for their own unapologetically and see race everywhere. They readily exploit your altruism while you are busy being “neutral.” To try to “teach” them not to do this(or insinuate that you can teach them anything) and focus strictly on individual merits will be seen as supremacist paternalism and a denial of the uniqueness black experiences .Of course, there may be the occasional oddball Black or Mexican that rejects identity politics, but even then usually if you ask them a few probing questions you’ll find they still accept the underlying premises(“US was never a white country,” “We are a nation of immigrants,” etc.) Their identity is still there bubbling below the surface.
Not only that, when a city or a country becomes 70-80% non-white, it will most certainly not retain any “race neutrality” toward white people. Imagine being the white guy in an 80% black country who says “Guys, we’re all just one race, the human race. Here’s what I think we all should do about problem XYZ which would help everyone rather than focus on awarding reparations.” They will basically just laugh and be like “Whitey, sit your ass down and shut up. We’re in charge now.” Only it won’t actually be you of course. It will be your children and their future that you sold out for nothing but a bit of virtue signaling. Do you want your kids to live in a city that looks like Baltimore or Detroit or the shitty parts of Oakland? Do you want them to go to a high school where they get taunted by mobs of low IQ mestizos, because the school is 95% Mexican? Have you ever felt while walking through a ghetto neighborhood late at night that you had nothing to worry about because this was a “race neutral” environment? In South Africa, whites are running for their lives. Perhaps that wouldn’t happen here, but at the very least don’t expect going to the movies to be a quiet and pleasant experience.
As the white population grows smaller and hordes of people from the third world continue to increase in both number and political clout, the prospect for race neutrality will continue to decrease even further as these groups consolidate their power to squeeze whatever advantage they can out of the system.
It would be nice to go back to the way things were in the 60’s, but it won’t happen because we don’t have the same demographics that we had in the 60’s. Perhaps we could have abandoned identity politics if we had maintained the level of homogeneity of that time period. We could probably have found away to cope with the diversity we had, assimilated to the extent that was possible, and ended up with something that looked more or less like the multiracial social cohesion depicted in Battlestar Galactica(70’s version.) Now of course it’s too late, and we’ll get Battle for the Planet of the Apes instead.
Of course, thanks to some very misguided immigration policies, the US is too diverse now to return to even 1980s racial demographics. That doesn’t mean we have to just “suck it up” and learn to live with it though. Almost nobody in the pro-white community is still invested in the nation of “America” as it is conceptualized today. Most are already thinking in terms of post-America and the likely Balkanization of the country, a breakup along various regional and ethnic lines. Basically whites in general have 4 options:
Avoid identity politics and focus on class and other unifying issues(in other words, “beg for mercy from the new non-white majority 20 years from now and hope the country doesn’t turn our like South Africa or Brazil”
Advocate for your own racial group unapologetically and see what part of the country, if any, can be salvaged for western civilization
Try to eke out a living and keep your head down. Try to interact as little as possible with invaders and instead run out the clock until you die.
Flee the country to somewhere less pathologically ethnomasochistic and less hostile to white interests(Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Antarctica.)
My view on dealing with minorities is that you should for the most part treat people as individuals on a personal level, enjoying each of them for who they are. A nation making policy though has to look at the big picture and recognize patterns at the group level when considering broader implications of policy decisions relating to large scale demographics.