Last Minute Reflections On a Dime Store Election

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I haven’t been inclined to make a bunch of predictions about the presidential election, because I honestly have no idea what will happen. I don’t feel the need to pontificate about things I’m not confident on. Also, I have a tendency toward pessimism and don’t really feel the need to kill the vibe of those who are hopeful by being a debbie downer. They’ll be plenty of time for that later regardless of who wins. I find normie politics to be incredibly vapid, and the fact that the quality of discourse is a reflection of the broader contemporary electorate doesn’t leave me with much inspiration for the future.

Will there be riots and unrest if Trump wins? Probably but who knows how significant they will be…some street theater and a couple of chimpouts? I’m not a “prepper” or weekend warrior so I’m woefully unprepared for any kind of extended civil unrest.  To quote Mike Myers in Wayne’s World, I don’t even own a gun, let alone many guns, which would necessitate an entire rack.” All I have is a dagger and a 1980’s era BB pistol probably buried under a pile of clothes somewhere, which I have no idea if it even works. It was just something I found in my grandpa’s closet after he died several years ago.  It’s not as though I’ve been stockpiling non-perishable food items either.  If the shit hits the fan, I have a couple gallons of water on hand and maybe a half empty box of Creamsicles in the freezer leftover from last summer.  Then again, I’m not a millennial. I took hunter’s safety courses as a kid and have some basic survival skills, mostly acquired by being broke in Los Angeles in my early 20s, a time when I primarily lived off microwave popcorn shoplifted from 7/11.

Anyway moving on, I’m voting for Trump for the following reasons:

  1.  He’s against free trade and outsourcing.
  2.  He’s campaigned as a non-interventionist in foreign affairs or at the very least advocates for a foreign policy that serves America’s interests. He wants peace with Russia rather than confrontation and involvement in conflicts that are absolutely none of our business.
  3. He opposes mass immigration from third world countries which are culturally incompatible with ours.
  4. He opposes political correctness and his victory would be a devastating blow to the speech police and social justice busybodies.
  5. He is fairly socially liberal and unlikely to get much into biblical moralizing other than vaguely paying lip service to Christianity.
  6. I’m white, and he’s the the only candidate who isn’t openly hostile toward white people.

Hillary represents the worst of all worlds politically, combining aggressive neoconservative foreign policy, open borders, global corporatism and intersectional feminism. She’s not even worthy of consideration.

The only other candidate that merits any serious attention is Jill Stein. Though I agree with her on many issues, at the end of the day she’s still a a Jewish social justice warrior. She supports black lives matter and frequently spouts anti-white rhetoric. She wants to import millions of people from the third world. This of course would make universal health care, free college education, and increasing the minimum wage totally unworkable mathematically. Like Bernie, she’s too consumed by the social justice worldview and too weak to make the politically difficult choices which would make progressive social policies practically viable and sustainably solvent. A birth for a death, one for one, it’s the natural way.

Stein even chose an anti-white black radical, Ajamu Baraka as her VP. She also seems to support all kinds of pseudoscientific health quackery. So yeah, no thanks. In conclusion, Stein would make a great candidate if you’re a “kangz” black nationalist or non-white immigrant looking to hitch a ride on the trojan horse of archetypal Jewish influence for as far as it will take you into whiteopia.

Actually there is one other interesting candidate, which is Transhumanist Party candidate Zoltan Istvan. As a futurist being highly supportive of life extension research, artificial intelligence and government prioritization of scientific progress I’d gladly vote for Zoltan…. if he had any real chance to win, but he doesn’t.

I’m voting for Trump on Tuesday, but beyond that, all bets are off.

A Proposal To Go Away

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Some entryist, “Lord Keynes,” who seems weirdly obsessed with Post-Keynesian economics, made a post on his blog called “Proposal for an Alt Left Political Program.”  In it he makes the claim that my wing “doesn’t even belong in the Alt Left.”

Group (1) doesn’t even belong on the Alt Left at all in my view: these people belong on the Alt Right. The only exception I would make is Robert Lindsay, who seems to have some pretty controversy opinions and is extremely hostile to Cultural Leftism but at least doesn’t seem motivated by Alt Right racial hatred or White Supremacism.

This is of course bizarre, considering I was here long before him and am one of the pioneers of the AltLeft. In fact I wrote my manifesto about a year ago, so if he read it, and it didn’t suit him he is free to make up a new name for whatever *new* movement he wants to be a part of.

I’ve got news for you, I’m not going anywhere. I own AltLeft.com so to the extent anyone uses and popularizes the term, they will inevitably be driving traffic to my site where it will forever be associated with my views he finds so offensive…muahahahahah!

Second, the nerve of this entryist to basically say that “well I guess Robert Lindsay should still be a part of it.” Hello dude, Robert Lindsay is one of the originals and yeah he has “some pretty controversial opinions.” The AltLeft has always been about race realism and things like gender realism. That’s the whole fucking point. It was for people who had a lot of left wing views but who held opinions considered too taboo or “problematic” for the mainstream. If you use the term “controversial opinions” unironically, you aren’t AltLeft or AltRight or alt anything as far as I’m concerned. You’re right in there with the dominant ethos of the PC left. There’s nothing alternative about you, and you’re just looking to latch onto something with some new energy for your esoteric pet economic project. Robert Lindsay has been involved in left race realism for a long time. Heck, I even remember reading Lindsay’s blog like 8 years ago when it was one of the only blogs that honestly dealt with the subject of race.

It’s true that I use the tag line “the left wing of the alt right.” I do this for a number of simple reasons:

1. Lindsay frequently used it to describe himself, and I thought it was catchy. I needed a new tagline for my site. It used to say “the other red pill,” but I’ll confess something…I have always hated the movie “The Matrix.” I never liked it and thought the film was terrible when it came out. I don’t like much of any Sci-Fi from after the 1970’s. I think it’s basically all garbage (with a few exceptions from the 80’s and early 90’s.) So basically I’ve never been much into the pill analogy and find it cringy but have occasionally used it anyway.

2. It doesn’t matter how many issues one is left wing on, (I’m socially liberal, anti-traditionalist and practically a “space communist,”) but if you engage in any kind of pro-white advocacy, race realism, or gender realism…then when you have any kind of debate people will automatically say “dude you’re not left wing, you’re far right.” So by calling it the “left wing of the alt-right” there’s at least a chance I can debate them without having to hear that obligatory tedious remark. Even people like Amazing Atheist, (who is basically an egalitarian free speech activist) get called racist, neo-nazi, far right and so forth all the time.

3. I can’t really ever be anything but a fringe outside figure in the AltRight, because I’m too socially liberal for them. They have their own orthodoxy which is clear to me whenever I visit the comment sections or forums at many of their sites. I’m not religious, and don’t have any similar cultural or personal interests (I can probably count on one hand the number of right wingers I’ve known that had a positive opinion of mid-century modern architecture, minimalist art, or lo-fi music.) I don’t like any of the things they like. The only thing I have in common with them is that I’m racist and don’t care, but on that *one* issue I’m willing to ally with them all the way. Also, even though I’ve tried to get away from the AltRight, some of the respected figures still claim me as their own and haven’t disavowed me.

The AltLeft, at least on this site will continue to occupy the niche for people who are pro-white but don’t fit in with the prudes, Christian neoconfederates, GOP+, and are too culturally and socially liberal to feel completely at home at places like the DailyStormer and VNN. I don’t really have any hate for those other groups, but definitely some ideological differences. Yet, at this point they are the only ones bothering to fight for the interests of white people. Almost everyone else is useless and just talks about PC double standards and complains about free speech being restricted. At least the people at TheRightStuff recognize we’ll have to actually be confrontational toward people that hate us, and sometimes that means getting nasty and being assholes. Simply asking for mercy and understanding isn’t going to work.

So like I said, I’m not going anywhere. If it bothers you that I’m associated with the alternative left, then you can find a new label to associate yourself with. Look up at the title of this site and the URL. That is the brand you are helping to build. So thank you for that.

Blood, Soil and Food Courts

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MetroCenter Mall, Phoenix Arizona, 1970s

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.) MetroCenter was 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.

Robert Fairburn, Architect of MetroCenter Mall
Robert Fairburn, Architect of MetroCenter Mall

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.

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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!

Hillary Clinton’s Speech and the AltLeft

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I was a guest on The Stark Truth to discuss Hillary’s speech about the AltRight(as well as Trump’s response and the spike in traffic to this site.) Another subject we touched on was the problem of entryism in these various movements. I had actually considered abandoning this site recently, until Hillary sent it a massive amount of publicity and suddenly it seems foolish to throw it all away. My girlfriend claims I have a “fear of success” since I’m always starting up projects and creating things, and as soon as they start to gain traction I decide to bail and work on some new thing. I remember an episode of Quantum Leap with Bob (((Saget))) I once saw that featured a similar theme. Also, I have a tendency to not promote something I’m involved in heavily, in ways that would attract a lot of attention. A big part of this is that I see the kind of attention *others* get, and let’s just say recognition seems overrated in many regards.

The term AltLeft itself may have been ruined by media people who do absolutely zero research on terms they decide to write articles about, as well as by random idiots who lack enough intellectual curiosity to do a “google search.”  Greg Johnson has touched upon this regarding the AltRight in a recent article.

I’ve always maintained it would be difficult for entryists to disassociate my ideas from the AltLeft because:

A. I own the domain altleft.com, so people searching for the term will always end up here. If you own the .com domain name for anything, whether it’s a bizarre ideological offshoot or a product, it gives you a “built in” market share. For example, if someone owns “turtlenecks.com” it would be difficult for competitors to say, “oh that turtlenecks.com site really has nothing to do with authentic turtlenecks, my site ‘Tyrone’s Shirt Mart’ is really the authority on turtlenecks.” If someone owns gold.com and decides to make a website that sells gold, you could never marginalize them from the gold market completely, even if you are able to confuse people. In other words, traffic will still arrive at this site, and what I can do with it is anybody’s guess.

B. This site was one of the earliest AltLeft blogs, maybe the 2nd one that was ever created and it even came with manifestos and outlines unlike whatever random tumblr stuff that may have been floating about. Robert Lindsay’s blog is the only one I know that came before this site, and he’s been at it for several years even before coining the term. There were a couple of national bolshevik groups on the chan sites and reddit that were using it as well.

As I’ve stated before, the problem with identities like “right” and “left” is that they’re not specific and mean many things to many different people. There are people who look at this blog and see all the anti-capitalist, anti-traditionalist, (mild)pro-degeneracy, modernist,  environmentalist, animal rights activist, anti-imperialist views and will say “I don’t see anything left wing there” simply because of my pro-white racial views. It’s the same when you hear conservatives say stuff like “we’re not the AltRight, we’re the real right or new right.”  Well okay, but whose definition of “right” are you going by? That probably means 50 different things depending on whom you talk to. Perhaps there is a correct definition, but the point is that  large swaths of people you attract have the potential to be easily confused by the ambiguity and breadth of historical contexts.

I think Robert Lindsay is accurate when he says that in a way, we are basically the left wing of the AltRight. Perhaps I’ll be reabsorbed back into it at some point or go off and do something else.

Flashback Friday – Wyatt Kaldenberg and The New Aryan Left

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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…

Robert Stark and I Discuss Las Vegas Culture on The Stark Truth

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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.