A Proposal To Go Away

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Some friendly fellow named “Lord Keynes,” who seems mostly preoccupied 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.

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.