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.
Robert and I recently went on a trip to Las Vegas and decided to do a show about it.
You can listen to it here.
It was a great trip, but I wish I could have stayed longer. It was extremely hot during the day to walk around. You can cover a lot more ground and see more in the winter. My girlfriend and I are considering moving there near the strip(such a romantic place for a couple to settle down!) In all seriousness though, I love Las Vegas and have always wanted to live there ever since I saw Diamonds Are Forever when I was a kid. My favorite episode of Charlie’s Angels is the two part season premier(Season 3?) featuring Dean Martin. He has a memorable line at the end:
“He’s been playing ‘Don’t Pass’ and ‘Don’t Pass’ is for non-believers. Sabrina, sooner or later, you have to be a believer.”
I’m not sure how it relates to anything specifically, but I always found it inspiring…in the sense that pessimism and negativity are smart bets, but sooner or later to win you have to be optimistic about something.
Of course, I also own every episode of the mostly forgotten yet highly underrated late 70’s show, “Vega$.” I highly recommend it if you enjoy any of the old private investigator shows like The Rockford Files, Charlie’s Angels, Magnum P.I. etc.(why were there so many in the 70’s and early 80’s?) Also…Robert Urich, RIP. What a great actor.
I went on the Stark Truth podcast again to discuss Italian Futurism and a number of related subjects. The podcast is available here. We covered a lot of ground, but I don’t feel like it was one of my better episodes, mainly because I had just driven home from wherever I was to make it in time to immediately call the program. I wasn’t prepared for a couple of subtopics that came up. It was still a good show though.
Yes, animal lives are sometimes more valuable than human lives. Just walk around any Walmart for 20 minutes or scan the seas of mesmerized fat faces in a crowd at your average sportsball game, and try to tell me that those “human” lives would be worth preserving if they fell into an enclosure of a captive animal that lives its entire life in a tiny space on display for the consumption of morons.
Let’s look at the circumstances here surrounding Harambe, who was shot and killed in the care of the Cincinnati Zoo without any real justification:
- The gorilla was in an impossible situation that was entirely created by humans and behaved remarkably well under the circumstances.
- The enclosure was poorly secured if a child was able to easily enter it…again the fault of humans.
- The parent neglected to adequately supervise the child, thus perpetuating this tragedy.
- The gorilla did not attack the child. It didn’t even seem angry. If it had wanted to harm the child, it could have violently killed the little boy in two seconds. If anything it appeared to be trying to protect him and keep him safe.
- People say that a tranquilizer dart would have taken 5-10 minutes to work, and so the gorilla had to be shot. However, there’s no indication the boy was in any imminent danger, or that the gorilla needed to be tranquilized at all. Given that the gorilla showed no signs of hostility or ill intentions, not shooting the gorilla would have been a chance worth taking. This is especially evident knowing that the totality of these events was imposed upon the gorilla, who was just minding its own business.
This animal was betrayed by humans in the worst way. There’s no getting around that.