Color me confused that in today’s modern world of global communication, we appear to still be in those fraught times where the Chinese don’t want you getting too cushy with any members of the Mongol horde and contact might get you viewed as spy and saboteur. Don’t even go near their horses.
What alarmed me in particular this time was that to some gun control advocates, anyone who didn’t denounce the NRA as a terrorist organization or opposed gun control was personally responsible for the shooting and was of course a vile, despicable, human being who supports kids being murdered.
That’s a pretty easy strawman to beat in public for an applauding mob. But wait, are’t these the same people who are interested in diversity? Not when it comes to worldview and politics apparently. In fact dissenters need to be isolated, dehumanized, and possibly targeted. If you can cost them friends and family as well as various public shamings, all the better right?
Welcome to conversation in the 21st century on the internet which is now spilling over into people’s actual real lives. Rid yourself of dialogue and arm yourself with a cell phone and your targets contact information and workplace details that can be submitted to a two minute hate twitter mob.
Perhaps we are much more divided in terms of worldview and culture in America then we ever have been, but since when did dissenting views equal incompatibility with even spending time or associating with someone?
Recently I was having a conversation with a family member – one that I very much respect -who was surprised at how I could become “friends” with someone in the Dissident Right who my family member considered to have rather reprehensible views. (Granted, most of my family members would consider him to have said reprehensible views.)
He was particular surprised by me using the word friend. Why would you become friends with someone with views and speech seen as inexcusable or unacceptable? (While I don’t agree with this friend on everything, he is still a friend.)
Well regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, it’s a damn good question.
How I Became a Deplorable With Detestable Views
Picking my friends, associates, or villainous enemies to be denounced on twitter based on what they think or hide in perspective closets has always simply been a matter of how and where I meet people.
Hookah lounges. Bars. Concerts. Churches. Raucous Parties. Parties I will not mention. Internet Forums. Gaming Circles. Gaming Servers. Family functions. Work. My Old Campus.
Years ago before Trump was a thing, I used to play an online browser game called Astro Empires. While I’ve retained a friend from that game, one other “friend” – a rather progressive one – on Facebook told me he couldn’t be friends with me anymore because my views were detestable. We even really enjoyed soccer too! (At that time I was first stumbling across the Manosphere.)
When I reflected upon that moment, the recent conversation I had between me and my family member prompted that EUREKA moment in my puny bigoted backwards brain; plenty of people today view life style, worldview, political, or even cultural differences and disagreements as the whole of a person.
If their views are too far out there or “offensive”, their friendship is something that’s found to be shocking. I find this notion troubling as to what it implies; you are what you secretly dare to ponder upon in the late night hours when you entertain crimethink thoughts about the nature of man, society, and any other specifically touchy controversial subjects where voicing opinions on what you actually think could get you fired from your job because guilt by association.
Talking to people, associating with them, or even communicating or working with them on mutually agreed ideas – even if you differ with them on everything else is certainly not allowed.
What happened to Quinn Norton, which while it certainly didn’t happen to me reminds me of myself. She got fired hours after being hired by the New York Times for talking with the wrong people. Quinn dared to “associate” with Weev or the greatest deviant villain alive on the internet today, Andrew Aurenheimer founder of the Daily Stormer. Whoops.
Obviously Quinn is the opposite of a Nazi, but the fact that she had communicated with him on just ONE idea they shared the same opinion on and that she felt was important produced some sort of alternate internet depiction of her as a Nazi.
I was called a Nazi because of my friendship with the infamous neo-Nazi known on the internet as weev—his given name is Andrew Auernheimer; he helps run the anti-Semitic website The Daily Stormer. In my pacifism, I can’t reject a friendship, even when a friend has taken such a horrifying path. I am not the judge of who is capable of improving as a person.
This philosophy also requires me to confront him about his terrible beliefs and their terrible consequences. I have been doing this since before his brief time as a cause célèbre in 2012—I believe it’d be hypocritical for me to turn away from this obligation. weev is just one of many terrible people I’ve cared for in my life.
I don’t support what my terrible friend believes or does. But I strongly advocate for people with a good sense of themselves and their values to engage with their terrible friends, coworkers, and relatives, to lovingly confront them for as long as it takes, and it would be wrong to not do so myself. I had what I now see as the advantage of coming from a family of terrible people.
This taught me that not everyone worthy of love is worthy of emulation. It also taught me that being given terrible ideas is not a destiny, and that intervention can change lives.
One article that covered her reaction to her Twitter scalping had this particular gem of a comment posted:
“There’s a big difference between being friends with people in private and changing their minds personally, one-by-one, and being friends with people publicly and normalizing their BS. If friendship with the Nazi is so important to her, let them be friends. But if it’s part of her public persona, that makes it part of NYT’s public persona, that makes a big cultural voice voting for white supremacy – welcome to 2018. Everyone can see everything, everyone can hear everything.”
Right there in this tripe of slime comment is everything that is wrong with social media, the internet, and our outrage culture in general. I’m picking on this comment in particular because this is EXACTLY the kind of attitude I see reflected by so many saintly twitter and social media stake burners when they light their torches.
Being friends with bad people – or those deemed to be by our new cultural overlords – is the same thing as “normalizing” their views. Pious peasants don’t associate with heretic harbingers or they risk becoming them or promoting them.
Even if you are friends with a Troll, Sauron, Nazi or worse -a Communist considering their body count in the 20th century – talking, eating, communicating, gaming, participating in gay orgies, or shooting the shit with them isn’t going to “Normalize” anything.
We aren’t our political or worldview beliefs. We are Jack, Jon, Joan, and June who are living life in the 21st century in the digital age afflicted by social media Popes who think that too many “radical” blog posts or social media rants are the absolute embodiment of what someone is 24/7.
Can’t the friend police ever take a damned break? Don’t they have lives? Is this really what they want to reflect upon gloriously when on their death beds?
I always viewed having various friends and associates like a 9-5 job where after you got done talking about what you thought – no matter how heinous it was deemed to be, you then went on with your life. You kept drinking beer, smoking stogies, and telling stories late into the night with them.
In fact, I would imagine myself as a professor or his neighbor. I could have a daily talk with some uber male feminist ally like Michael Kimmel, have very different conclusions, and go back to grabbing a beer with him later while throwing darts.
The disagreements, while fundamental to our worldview differences and how we choose to life life and spend time would fade while we live our normal lives. One would leave work, go home, unwind, and enjoy time with family and friends. Another would go to the bar, play softball or volleyball, or watch the newest Game Of Thrones episode together.
That right there. Normal life.
Journey Of Self Discovery
When you form your worldview and outlook on life, it happens over time – often in a kind of butterfly and domino effect of situations, events, friends, and where you spend your time. It’s a journey, just maybe not as adventurous and epic as something out of Lord Of The Rings.
I’m far from a modern day Jesus, but I have and do associate with plenty of sinners, reprobates, and people who are today’s version of heretics.
Lately there’s been a wave of miserly curmudgeons who want to dictate who you can and can’t hang with. If you deviate, you are labeled some sort of ist /ism or more frequently a fascist or Nazi lover.
It’s not like I went out trying to make friends with hardcore druggies, dangerous online deviants, violent biker types, or Molotov cocktail wielding AntiFa activists. Rather I simply kept looking for the truth and I was going to wherever it led.
I wanted to find out who I was. Being drawn to controversy, mischievous and dirty humor, abstract in-the-clouds freedom of speech ideals, gaming, history, rebellion, cigars and smoking, etc all played apart in the paths I would choose at the forks in the road.
In fact, it was similar creating a character class with attributes in an RPG. I was forging an identity as there were flaws in my current thinking and approach at the time that left me feeling like I was wasting away in the wind while others clearly were not.
What led me even more into the devious, deviant, and every “ist” and “ism” under the sun circles is the simple fact that they were as hostile as I was to control over freedom of association.
Not once did the mean miserly misogynists sexist racists in the manosphere writhe in constant shouting, shaming, and denunciation of myself for being friends with feminists, social justice advocates, Black Israelites, “liberals”, Trump haters, ect.
Neither did those in the #GamerGate, the Dissident Right, and even in horrible dangerous despicable your-soul-may-perish-for-eternity places like the Roosh V forum.
In fact, not once did some White Nationalist or Supremacists types I talked to flip shit over the fact I talked to Jews, had Jewish friends, and didn’t loathe them. Even in the case of me being mixed race, my family being mixed race of various sorts, and plenty of friends and associates being every kind of ethnicity, race, culture, factions and members of various “groups” did this occur.
After a while, I realized where the real “bigots” were coming from and who was surprisingly far more “tolerant” despite having all sorts of views I didn’t agree with. At the end of the day, I didn’t have to be fully 100% on board with Nazis jackbooting in Harlem with a Hivemind to agree with them that feminism is bad thing.
Look what happens to people like Laci Green who are still ardent feminists and social justice advocates who dared to ask questions and not be completely in lockstep. They of course get all the nasty labels deliberately designed to rid them of their humanity, making them acceptable targets.
After all, if someone isn’t human and their views have no place in “acceptable” society, then there are no rules that limit what you can do to them. The insane exaggerated hyperbole and straw-men they are tarred with is therefore not only “acceptable” but apparently some sort of cosmic justice.
Dissenters must be squashed. For some in uber progressive circles where they spiritually and mentally self-mutilate themselves for not being better allies, they reach a breaking point. The term “Peak Trans” comes to mind. Now they not actually suddenly jump to the right politically, but they end up realizing that they can’t survive in a hive mind which allows for no free thinking.
Social media just exacerbates this problem of free thinking. Express views where you question a popular and accepted narrative? People lose their minds and you become a Nazi, ist, or ism. People will take screenshots of denouncing you and “defriending” you.
One is either a hero or a villain – no in between. If you associate with them in anyway or dare to be friends with them, then via guilt by association, you also become a hero or villain.
Pearce Tefft proclaimed that “Peter Tefft, my son, is not welcome at our family gatherings any longer. I pray my prodigal son will renounce his hateful beliefs and return home. Then and only then will I lay out the feast.”
To quote the guy from 300 who get’s kicked into that bottomless pit, “This is madness.”
I have two sons, and regardless if they became die-hard SJWs who loathed every view I espoused, they’d be welcome in my house. I’m not pouring years of time, smelly diapers, long nights, and the joys of watching them crawl, walk, and start talking down some drain filter because of what they might believe.
In fact the mere thought of it really bothers me. I can see not marrying or dating someone because of it, but your very own flesh and blood?
However, this isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s one of human nature. Plenty of family members, villagers, tribesmen, etc. have disowned each other to the point of the sword because of differences in belief.
However that was then, this is now. Right?
Supposedly the Enlightenment and Age of Reason were supposed to put us past this, but they haven’t. I’m not going to bother to go into the reasons for that, but I will say that social media obviously fuels this polarization and dichotomy of us vs them.
For some people, they aren’t just content to “de-friend” and dehumanize you, they also believe you need to lose your job, be unable to pay your mortgage, and ensure you are out on the streets. Your family who you support financially? They don’t give a shit.
I’ve been an advocate of fighting fire with fire – specifically those people who threaten to or go after people’s jobs. However, with finances being tight for myself and with me being the sole provider for my wife and two sons, it’s hard for me to imagine attempting similar retribution to someone, even if they were the aggressors in trying to get me or people with whom I hold similar views with fired.
At some point, we have to draw the line as to how far one should go in a polite and civilized society – while it still barely remains one.
To all you activists out there, regardless of your stripe and creed, how far are you willing to go?
Seriously, consider that so many ardent screaming activists are often far removed from the situations and people they express outrage about. Do those who scream about gun control the loudest with the biggest platforms live in Baltimore in the ghetto? Often they don’t.
Those same people are then shocked when they exit their bubble and briefly enter another where very different views are held. You’d think they’d embrace that diversity, but often they just point, shriek, and scream “HERETIC!” Often, that’s where the mutual conversation ends and the pitchforks and torches begin.
Is this really how any of us want to live? Where we can’t separate someone from their politics or opinions? I certainly don’t, but I fear far too many do.
“It is true that the Western heritage is in decline all across our world, as our numbers shrink relative to the growth of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and as people from those regions move unopposed into what we conceive of as our “regions”—and as we ourselves become more absorbed into a bland, universalist, interchangeable consumer culture.” – Introducing the Fifth Political Theory
The Rotting Stink Clawing Away At Us
Author’s Note: This article will be updated and edited consistently as I focus my thoughts and ideas as time goes on. I’m not an intellectual nor an amazing writer. I’m just some guy trying to flush out what plagues our modern existence. Thoughtful genuine critique is welcome. This long post is divided into two parts with the second focusing on ideas to forge a new mythos and identity.
Something is wrong with modern society. You can feel it in your bones. We don’t know who we are, but we do know who we aren’t supposed to be as everything that was once held dear is targeted by denizens for marginalization and eventual destruction.
It almost feels like a sinister X- Files like conspiracy in which our souls and spirit have been stolen away. WE can smell the rot in their absence, and we know its more than just the curse of post-modernism that’s been chipping away our foundations.
Almost everyone regardless of their political affiliations can see that the world around is falling apart. We are reaping the seeds we’ve sown from the French Enlightenment to the Post-Christian West. Our politicians and elites are in a ruling class of their own shaping laws and society in their image for their benefit with no God to hold them accountable except the mob like masses who’ve they managed to curtail, placate, and manipulate with modernity’s version of Rome’s bread and circuses.
They plan to build their own God in silicon gadget form sustained, worshiped, and supported by the mindless and soulless entertained smart phone interchangeable zombies who have been birthed into a lonely digital world outside of the normal familial boundaries. We are to become cogs in their newly created earth.
Their image always remains one of refinement while ours remains that of peasants who cling to our backwards views while being in constant need of guidance from our elite better. Instead of viewing us cogsas fellow citizens, they view us as Kulaks that need to be “re-educated” and cleansed of “racism” and other ists and phobias – under their diverse, woke, and privilege checking vice grip of course.
Angelo M Codevilla makes this point astutely regarding the growing divide between the attitude of our ruling class and the rest of us:
Its attitude is key to understanding our bipartisan ruling class. Its first tenet is that “we” are the best and brightest while the rest of Americans are retrograde, racist, and dysfunctional unless properly constrained. How did this replace the Founding generation’s paradigm that “all men are created equal”?
We know they look down on us, because we aren’t equal. We sheep are distracted by our own internal squabbles that always seem to go from one cultural battle to the other. It never ends, but the same small grodiup of people always seem to win.
While we fight tooth and nail, the ruling class and their well paid servants and connected media groupies dine on fine wine in DC suburbs and coastal penthouses. Love or hate Trump, you can’t help but notice how the establishment and media function like a zerg hivemind with talking points that wreak of coordination.
Sure, some identity groups that shriek loud enough are thrown the scraps from the ruling class, but there are only so many from the table to go around and they always seem to benefit the rulers in the long run. Even the scraps don’t seem to go far.
The stimulus bills of the last decade weren’t shared with the common man, but rather they were given to banks and financial institutions to big to fail. “Tax cuts” and supposed trickle down economics didn’t stop people from losing their homes. No scraps for the rest of us in our favelas.
Obamacare was supposed to fix our health insurance problems. It helped some, but screwed many people over in the process and didn’t eliminate in-state monopolies and in the end poured money into the coffers of health insurance companies who once again get the best handful from the cookie jar while we are left with crumbs.
“Nowadays, the members of our ruling class admit that they do not read the laws. They don’t have to. Because modern laws are primarily grants of discretion, all anybody has to know about them is whom they empower. “
Trumps election and Bernie Sanders run was a challenge to the ruling class, but the movement that propelled them is much bigger than either man. It is a backlash to the elites in every aspect of society from media to Wallstreet to academia which treat us with contempt because we aren’t sheltered and we see the negative effects first hand of things like unlimited immigration – either legal or illegal.
People know something is deeply wrong. We’ve been sacrificed on the altar of globalization for the profit of the ruling class and those who aspire to become part of them. It’s reduced people to moving parts in a machine which is highly unstable and stripped them of their identities as it shoves them into shopping malls, Amazon orders, and smartphone addicts. We have become cogs in a machine.
Our cultural, ethnic, and long held traditional identities have been attacked and shattered, both by the ruling elites and by the other “minority” groups who have been turned into useful cannon fodder making assimilation less and less possible. People are wandering in the wilderness clinging to lingo like diversity, equality, and multiculturalism and wondering why it’s not working. It was never meant to. Their welfare was deliberate sacrificed in the pursuit of the global “good”.
For daring to notice that the effect of a foreign group of people in large numbers – now and all throughout history – on that of their host and how they don’t “assimilate” but rather irreversibly for better or worse change a culture, people, and region makes you a Xenophobe. Noticing that not every group has the ability to react the same way or has the capability for various tech, education, governance, and even linguistics gets you branded as a racist, regardless of observable history.
The anger seethes through you as does a sense of betrayal.
You can see the familial social cohesion that strong masculine men bring a culture and family being systematically attacked to the point of dubbing the very concept of masculinity as toxic by people who want to destroy the Nuclear family. Why? Salvatore Degennaro at the American Conservative gives us an answer:
“Because masculine men are harder to control under tyrannical socialism. The modern beta male, on the other hand, craves socialism. This is why the left has branded masculinity as toxic: it stands as a roadblock to their endgame.”
The lust for control is what drives our elites. Over time, any variables that jeopardize that or make it more difficult must be eliminated. That’s why we hear about “Diversity” that is always biological but never ideological. To them, “diversity” actually means conformity – and there’s still too many of us free thinkers of all types who aren’t conforming to their desired mold.
More and more you will realize it was and still is simply a means to break down any dominant identities. It’s why you are bombarded with the “white supremacy” slur from the misers and privileged in academia, journalism, media, and even government when you aren’t kneeling in shame for being proud of your American ancestors, heritage, culture, and identity. Why do they keep going after your history?
The elites and ruling class know they must replace it with: (1) weak identities that will inevitably shatter from infighting (2) shattered identities that end up turning to the distractions of our modern age to cope with being miserable, depressed, and filled with anxiety from being inculcated by “activism” and an ideology built on victim-hood. Their world becomes so depressing from their obsessions that they must distract themselves with another of entertainment, vice, and materialism and of course amazon.
So what do they and us do, and where do we ALL turn?
I’ll make a bold claim: Diversity, multiculturalism, equality, and all those buzzwords are all attempts to promote certain cultures and people groups while excluding others with the malicious attempt to eventually subvert and replace them. So goes all of history with varying manifestations. People who notice this are disdainfully called xenophobes, rather than Xenophiles.
A subversion on the level of an Fringe like conspiracy slowly boils all of us frogs in it’s diverse pot. It’s ultimate goal is one is to ultimately reduce all strong and proud cultures and groups to a hive mind that think alike and most importantly consume alike. Your identity will be reduced to a shallow one that’s based on what you consume, order from Amazon, and the video games you buy.
Capitalism was supposed to be the virtuous prescription for all of our problems. While it’s the best of what we have available, many have been left behind and the alternatives they have don’t fill them with a sense of hope for the future.
In a twist of fate for most of us with libertarian and conservative leanings, we are plagued by a cold harsh unflinching capitalism run amok controlled by globalists obsessed with power and profit. That’s a sentence I never thought I would contemplate. It became our endgoal, but the endstate was one of manipulation of our inner hedonism we never considered by a narcissist population that has almost nothing in common with the that of the people who the Constitution was written for.
We will be promised “liberty” and freedom” which will involve concepts like open borders, legalized drugs, changing our gender at will, and ramming a dildo into anyone we wish. Lacking is anything substantial that can actually develop an identity that is rooted intrinsically at the family and community level building social cohesion that can survive and thrive.
Open borders and unlimited immigration – like DACA – are pursued relentlessly by the ruling class and elites who control the corporations, bureaucracies, and governments to ensure permanent access to cheap and low-skilled workforce who can always be interchanged like batteries.
The more “diverse” your workforce, the easier the access to interchangeable labor pool who can be distracted from getting better wages by being pitted against each other over the slightest of differences or disagreements. Current popular notions of diversity deliberately prevent and ostracized diverse viewpoints and worldviews. Everything else seems to be “interchangeable”, just as cogs are meant to be.
Even Marx for his many failings understood this, just not the scourge of cultural Marxism he would lay bitter foundations for. Social cohesion that enables any particular group to be resilient and defiant about being shortchanged by elite globalists must be silenced, demonized, and tarred with society’s newest scarlet label.
Opponents to this deliberate disruption to social cohesion are dubbed racist and xenophobes so that the immigrants who can’t support themselves become dependent on a bureaucracy whose feeding hand they will never be able to bite, stuck in a way of life and lifestyle. Their families, identity, and culture will of course be targeted for subjugation and ultimate diffusion into the hive-mind.
Education is to be driven with the goal to eliminates critical thought and logic in exchange for a mindset to shape children into drones for the workforce that will never question authority. Efforts are made to negate the meddling of parents to interfere with it to make sure children have the “right” influences.
In the mean time we cogs will exist in our just safe enough, yet crumbling ghettos while one set of laws is applied to us and another for the ruling class in their ivory towers, walled off neighborhoods, and mogul lairs. It’s already happening in California where the rich in their squalid safety view us disdainfully from afar, their influence and power reaping rewards for them, but division and struggle for us.
This occurs through distracting talk about “white supremacy” while the elite and ruling classes develop a new supremacy for themselves and their friends while the rest of us squabble with each other for scraps at their table. The poor SJWs who end up eating their own have had their useful fanaticism turned toward targets who have no access to the levers of power. Look back through history, and you will notice this pattern; poor saps are eventually turned on and given as plunder to the new saps on the block.
Sins Of The Past
In the current year, pun intended, there is a raging desire by the ruling elites – both intellectual and political to remove anything that honors or respects the sacrifices of men and heroes past. Many a memorial and statue has been deemed unacceptable.
While a definite distraction, it’s a particularly devastating one that separates a people or group from their history and forges a new identity with no past roots, traditions, structures, or institutions to create a stable foundation.
The founding mythos seeped in centuries of various traditions is deliberately shirked in favor of a new identity that has no ties to the past. It’s an identity with an end goal of you being an interchangeable consumer cog who works till the day you die. Alternatives are not allowed because racism. Or another ist, ism, or phobe. Don’t even dare to think outside the box.
Anything that reminds us cogs of our previous roots and the identities of our ancestors must be removed as well as demonized. Our heroes aren’t allowed to be flawed Saints. They must rather be demonized as tyrannical devilish villains. It’s a deliberately simple solution that is designed to ignore the complexity that is human nature.
Yet these particular flaws of humanity have come into prime focus with an intention for exploitation. The old bones of grievance past are to be dug up to further the distraction and lend effort to pitting “victims” against each other. In history, just about everyone is a victim. Why now though?
Neither us nor the ruling classes are dealing with an incoming Mongol Horde, nor about to be sacrificed on an Aztec altar, nor chained as a slave to a Turkish galley on the high sea, nor seeing everyone around you die of the Black plague, or wondering if your village is going to survive the incoming Viking longboats about to land.
Still we pass judgement on the victors and losers of the past for what we deem as “evils” of that time, sometimes rightfully so. Yes, objective morality exists. However much of the moral rants about past transgressions we see in our current political and cultural dialogue is best described as a diabolical form of distraction and manipulation that presents our history as well as that of the West as Us vs Them.
It’s done with the simplest dichotomy in mind so it can be utilized by anyone with a grudge, a victim complex, and a flawed character looking to exploit guilt and shame. The important and significant lessons and persons of history are instead weaponized and twisted by institutions that are supposed to be above it. This is a big deal because it has consequences in it’s impact on academic journals, media publications, and eventual government policies.
The distraction for us common folk is heightened by constant fighting on various platforms to ensure nothing really changes besides endless disingenuous virtue signaling . We remain cogs with a focus permanently distracted by twitter wars while they continue to mold us in their image. We become the blue tribe vs the red tribe all while being plundered by a foreign tribe that forces tribute from us.
Ironically those who spin the various threads of privilege, shame, guilt, and exploitation seem to come from privileged places of academia and influence and are among the more prosperous recipients in fortune from the events of past generations, yet tell the rest of us to writhe in shame and guilt of history that’s benefited them in the long run. We become their scapegoats while they retain their “privilege”.
They do this from armchairs of relative comfort and generous hindsight as they deliberately force their narrative through our lens of modern fake morality ignoring that people hundreds of years ago then were dealing with a far different world than we do now. All of the heroes and villains throughout history were seen very differently in their times then they are now.
We have hindsight. They didn’t. Genghis, Caesar, Boadicea, Xerxes , and Hirohito were all seen very differently by people at their time. Xerxes was a villain to the Greeks and Genghis a hero to the Mongols. Put simply, they were men (and women) of their time which is why we see both the good and the bad. Why can’t our esteemed scholars do the same for post-renaissance Western history?
To add to the dishonesty on historical discourse, they focus completely on the negative effects, while ignoring the positive effects that the colonization, the West, and Christianity had on the world. Suffice to say, the US wouldn’t be the superpower it is now if Europeans hadn’t come over and seized it. The Middle East and Asia would be far more advanced if not for the destruction brought by the Mongols.
Even the most educated among us would be hard pressed to find one nation, city, empire, country, or even village that hasn’t been built on bloodshed, slavery, ethnic strife and hatred, self-serving ambition, and just the base human desire to want what others have. In their zeal to reshape Western Civilization and destroy the influence of Christianity they deliberately ignore this.
When we begin to wake up momentarily, they throw some additional scraps for us to focus on. We are directed back to focus on past transgressions. Ironically they often currently start fights over who , a shocking unheard of phenomenon that has not been occurring since the beginning of human history.
The Victim Identity
Some of our heroes may be worse than others, but how far do we go in our quest to establish our identities, who we are, the history we look to for guidance and education, and the lessons that we should learn from their deeds? Who is so evil that they must be seen as an absolute villain vs who accomplished so much good that we must see them as a saint? Who should pass these judgments?
Well there is an an entire identity and complex is built on passing these judgments and their subsequent influence – one that does nothing to make the situation better. That of the Victim.
Today’s Victimis the perfect identity for pliable exploitation. It ensures adherents are always fighting to ensure that they are seen as having the worst plight in society. Of course others join the fray to prove their plight is even worse. Instead of meaningful significant improvement and the necessary cohesion to build trust in a society, they destroy that trust in and around anyone who is less of a victim.
Other victims will use their leverage to prevent improvement for those who seen as lesser victims because there are only so many scraps to go around and so much “attention” for the various victims trying to be heard. It becomes as it is today – a game of shouting, screaming, and demanding that if you are already a loser, other’s must lose even more than you already are.
Who can be a victim today?
The obvious are Native Americans, Mexicans – who conquered the native americans, Blacks who were both kidnapped and sold into slavery by Africans, Chinese treated like scum while building the railroads, LGBTIZUFJASF whatever who people didn’t want around their kids, and probably a bunch of other groups I’m forgetting about.
They’ve garnered justified sympathy, donations, activist groups, and even “insert ethnicity/race here” studies departments at major universities. However, everyone want’s a piece of the pie. People you didn’t even know were victims of well… everything and anything bad are coming out of the woodwork.
Now throw in a group of various poor “white” people who are addicted to opiods in towns that have had their jobs outsourced overseas who realize their Irish ancestors were slaves or their German grandparents weren’t well liked by the neighboring British expats. Or just poor white’s who’ve been left behind like every other group fighting over the scraps.
Here’s what they all have in common – being a victim. It’s the perfect identity which fights over scraps while each group digs deeper to fight to the top of the oppression pyramid while the real oppressors continue to ensure multicultural, diversity, and unlimited immigration that slowly chips away at their ability to not just live and one’s wages, but to build the most important resource off a community and society; trust. Without trust, society breaks down. That breakdown of course isn’t experience by the ruling elite in their ivory towers. It’s experienced by us cogs in the streets.
Everyone wants to be a victim, but someone has to be the oppressor to hand out the reparation spoils. In this case that designated group has been “white” people – whoever that actually is nowadays – and their sin is that of “privilege”; an illogical concept in its presupposition. But as we can now see, there is big money and influence in being a victim. Why is that?
Dwelling on past grievances, however horrific or tragic, won’t necessarily make the present or future any better. Neither does it make amends for the past – something that’s almost impossible for transgressions from generations hundreds of years ago. It will however ensure the ruling elites reign luxuriously in their Ivory towers while we yet again continue to fight for the scraps.
We must learn from the past and apply it to our future – something we continually fail to do. A primary lesson that we keep seeing in history – one that we must firmly grasp in our noggins is this; the ruling elites of a society always ensure those who might overthrow them are kept squabbling against each other. They exploit it. We keep hearing about the horrors of wealth inequality, but keep missing the mechanisms globalists and the ruling elite use to maintain their fat wallets.
This squabbling today is best seen in the artform that is Victimhood. Every one wants a piece of it. Perhaps you finally get a seat at the table and a small scrap, but in the mean time you sacrifice your soul. You emulate weakness instead of virtue, strength, and success. It’s one of the main problems that makes White Nationalism just as hollow as the social justice cult.
You CAN NOT BUILD a stable mythos, tribe, and identity that can navigate modernity, the digital age, and the smartphone addition to media and entertainment with an identity based on being a victim. Instead of going out to build a new culture, one ends up with the remaining crumbs of culture in places that don’t care about even having offspring to ensure a legacy.
The constant dwelling in “victimhood” must end, or at the very least it is something those of us on the Dissident Right should avoid like the Black plague. We don’t want those scraps or to have to lower ourselves to fighting with other groups for them.
While every group has its claim to being a victim in some part, time, or area of the world it’s not what forms their identity. Obsession to become a victim ensures a race toward the bottom. You aren’t building capital of any kind. Instead you have to destroy that of those around you to build a fake and false elevation of your own.
Yes, I understand how deep and far the course of history can inflict upon tribes, regions, and peoples. My Armenian ancestors have not forgotten their occupation under Sassanids, various Persian and Iranian conquerors, Umayyad, Abbasid, and Rashidun Arab caliphates, the Ottoman Turks, and now the Azeri Azerbajianis whose land has been Armenia’s for over a thousand years. We even suffered genocide which Armenia has never recovered from.
But what will dwelling on the past do for our families now and our children in the future? What would it accomplish? Solidarity whit fellow Armenians that would do exactly what for the GDP of the Armenia? My mother married a non-Armenian and my dad’s side of the family becomes my history, cause, and culture as well which has shaped my identity. I’m no longer just an Armenian. My European ancestors, just as my Armenian ancestors did everything they could to make my families life better than theirs.
We all must move on toward building a better future and refusing to participate in the venomous blame game that shapes so much of not just American politics, but the world. That said, I am certainly willing to listen to the plight and suffering of my brothers both in the dissident right, my faith, and those of my family friends and other spheres. It just can’t be relegated to wallowing in blaming for the past, while grabbing for scraps at the victimhood table with other “marginalized” groups.
Yes, one can’t outright dismiss real and actual lived experience if they hope to reach an accord and build community – just as our other brothers in the Faith will tell us. You can however help them progress toward a life that isn’t focused on blame while sitting down, but on actually moving forward.
Wisdom is needed and in our damaged pasts, history can teach us many lessons. All we have to do is pay attention. Nothing is new under the sun and what’s happening now certainly isn’t. Human nature however has not changed. It’s why we need to come back to lessons from heroes past to ever succeed in creating one’s for the present and future. We must build a new mythos with foundations that aren’t build on sand.
The Need For Group Identity
Everyone wants to belong. It’s human nature. We are tribal. Left, right, blue tribe, red tribe, in-group, out-group. Just like wolves, we form packs. On the playground as kids we form self-selected teams. In highschool we form cliques.Yes, we are proud of ourselves for often dumb reasons, but we need more than just ourself. Companionship.
We need each other, but not to the point where nothing makes us or those close to us unique. Whether its clubs, lodges, tribes, sports teams, women’s only salons, or nerds who shell out for Friday night Magic some people are in and others are out. That said each individual belongs to some sort of group.
Everyone wants to be included in something. We need to belong by either being included or excluded into some other groups. If you aren’t the outgoing sociable type, you become an outcast with the other outcasts. Whether willingly or not, everyone has their own kind of group that they are lumped into: Jocks. Nerds. Creeps. Trekkies. Gamers. Larpers. Hipsters. Thugs. Fashionistas. Bikers. Activists. Reformers. Blacks. Whites. Asians. Mongoids. Deplorables.
It ranges from ethnic groups, class, and racial categories to who you have loud sex with late at night. Of course members of one group often overlap with those of another group. You see some creepy activist nerds intermix fluids, flags and vegan frapes in expensive urban areas.
Yet everyone wants to be different, unique, and their very own individual hipster as they drink deeply from the reservoir of modernism. You might be dressed business casual for you job, but you are gonna have as many unique piercing and tattoos to stand out. It’s as if many of us are stuck in a cognitive dissonance that doesn’t shatter our worldviews quite yet, because we have learned to balance it all just right without suffering that inevitable implosion which will come. Any contradictions that are too damning can always be ignored – for now until the rude awakenings begin.
Our group needs to stand out, so we humans over the last thousands of years have naturally come up with hard distinctions that mirror our nearby surroundings and geography. In today’s age of mass instant communication, those geographic boundaries have been punctured. The old family, ethnic, and culture ties have slowly been eradicated by modernity. James Kalb of Crisis Magazine makes the point in regards to the concept of the “white ethno state”:
“To add to the problem, modern life dissolves history, heritage, and inherited ways. People get processed through an increasingly centralized and bureaucratized school system. They work for large bureaucratic organizations, or for smaller concerns that are increasingly integrated with global markets. They amuse themselves with commercial pop culture and connect through electronic communications networks that ignore geography. And they’ve been subjected for years to propaganda and social policies that weaken informal connections like family, religion, and common culture.”
So what are people left with after they wake up and realize they have no identity? All around us people are floundering in the wilderness, wondering, “Who Am I?” and “Where Do I Belong?” If one can’t find an answer to those questions, their lives will likely be one of frustration, loneliness, and a desire to make those happy people around miserable.
Misery truly loves its company and miserable people will form groups where their identity is based on shared misery and a vengeance toward those who are not. Losers will attract other losers who are desperate to ensure everyone else is losing just as bad, if not more. The biggest source of misery today is an anger toward toward those who were more historically successful than others – fair or not. For the group that’s been left in the dust, there’s always a source of blame in the past to distract them from improving the future.
Of course, this has been the case for all of history, especially when geography was the primary means of how your identity was formed. Currently, many of us in America and the west are separated from those real daily manifestations of racial, ethnic, and religious attachments that had been apart of our communities for hundreds if not thousands of years.
We now have app messaging groups, social media, forum boards, and all sorts of other instant means of communication with people of like minds and interest. Assimilation and necessity to learn the language around you decreases when you can skype home to your family 1000 miles away. You can travel anywhere in the world in 12-16 hours. Yet still, the remnants of our geographical past leave their marks on us – just like they have our ancestors before us. But can you base an identity from it?
We look to ethnic and racial ancestry for meaning but we often no longer live in the same ethnic and racial communities our ancestors did. Therefore we are left not knowing who we really are, but having to settle for knowing what food our ancestors liked to eat. This is the curse of the digital age and it’s not going away anytime soon. Yet we need something that has real world significance and applies to our daily lives.
My journey in life has led me to building a family and becoming a husband and a father. I already notice that I have much in common with fathers and families – especially ones with young children as both my sons are infants. It’s something that’s transcends any of the normal identity categories. However, there are plenty of people not in my situation. Where do they look to find out who they are?
The Fragile Alliance
The Victim identity currently has culminated into this mad blob like behemoth barely held together by patchwork, duct tape, and thread. The victim pyramid often fights with in itself to see who is the most oppressed and should get the most airtime, support, and of course financial resources – those frequently mentioned scraps.
Most of these “identities” are held together quite loosely as are the apparent alliances they are all supposed to have. While we exist in a global market place where communication is a click away, people still want what is theirs or what they think should be theirs and will believe anything that “strengthens” their arguments to get it. It’s why they’ve built this fragile identity, while giving little thought to the future of what happens when the current boogeyman is gone.
Consider the fragile coalition that many of the social justice crowd have built their ideal identities upon and easily their ire shifts once there isn’t any “white supremacy or privilege” in the area to rant and blame for problems. If there isn’t a “colonizer” or “white imperialist” or any of the other usual buzzwords around to blame as scapegoats for everything wrong with their society, who is next down the line to become the villain?
Well, usually the people near you. Could be your neighbors, people already considered deviants in a society, or those just across the border. It might not even matter if they speak the same language or look the same.
Take “Latinos” and “Hispanics”. The only thing El, Columbians, Guatemalans, Salvadorans, and Mexicans may have in common is speaking Spanish, food, and a love for Futbol. Do they view themselves as some sort of ethnic bloc for political purposes based on solidarity? What happens when local interests, classes, economic depression, corruption and factions collide and intersect?
“One was deported to Honduras and the other to Haiti because the police insisted that in Mexico there are no black people. Despite having Mexican ID, they were deported.”
No solidarity indeed.
Zimmerman became a “White Hispanic” after he shot Trayon Martin. Yet Latinos are “People of Color” (All of them having some Hispanic a.k.a. Spanish and therefore – “white” blood in them.) despite an active race war going on in LA resulting in blacks being deliberately murdered. The category is so vast, no one even knows. The systematic oppression we hear so much about existed in many forms all over. Consider this; of 11 million African slaves, 10.5 million went to central and South America. The lauded liberator Simon Bolivar himself owned slaves.
If you are black and you go to Africa, everyone will give you a blank look while you try to talk “black” solidarity. Depending on the region and your gender, you may also be mugged, raped, or killed. If its the Congo, you may be enslaved and they won’t care where you are from or the melanin in your skin.
If they didn’t care about selling other tribes into slavery places like Ghana, The Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Angola, they might not care about it now or about robbing you. In fact, in Ghana they will actually call you white, regardless of how tan you are. Their government had to resort to an advertising campaign to get people there to view American blacks as long-lost relatives instead of as rich tourists to be swindled.
“Many African-Americans who visit Africa are unsettled to find that Africans treat them — even refer to them — the same way as white tourists. The term “obruni,” or “white foreigner,” is applied regardless of skin color.“
“But what is here to say is that though those freed slaves were Africans in blood and in their memory, they were not African culturally. Culture, which is the most important element of a people’s identity, was a Western one for the descendants of slaves. To put it directly, those people who returned to Africa were Black Skins, White Masks.”
Everyone wants to be a victim, but someone has to be the oppressor to hand out the reparation spoils.
So what’s the point of all of that?
If you want to build a people and an identity to excel and become something to remembered in history, it cant be based on vague concepts of ethnic opposition, racial animus and blaming, obsession with past grievances, or borderline hatred of the descendants of those who were successful – no matter how that success was obtained.
Yes, there are some commonalities that bind us together. The enemy of enemy can be my friend, but what happens after that enemy is gone? If the ties that bind your alliance are deeper than hatred, loathing, and blaming others for your problems, an intrinsic part of you will be able to build toward a better future. Or if you can’t it will remain one stranded in the past wondering why the future is still bleak while being left behind by those who forged ahead despite the burdens of the past.
Yet much confusion remains for many Americans. No one knows who they are. Those in the Alt-Right want “white” to mean something, but it often doesn’t go any further than being proud of your melanin composition and opposition to some other group and a hand in the cookie jar fighting for scraps with everyone else. That’s not a stable building block for an identity.
But the lighter skinned Europeans in general? Yes, I get it, but in the end, how much do the Polish and French really have in common with the Italians or Spaniards besides centuries of distrust and loathing? I recently saw Richard Spencer argue that they are “white”, but as I’ve pointed out earlier, what the hell does that even mean anymore? The closest concept I can think of would be a cultural one that specifically applies to Americans, but even that’s flawed at the roots.
The early European settlers who came over to America had vast differences in how they saw themselves ranging from the “Borderers” of the Scottish/English border – modern day Applachian residents to the Catholic Cavaliers now of Virginia.
“…Anglican preacher Charles Woodmason, an important source for information about the early Borderers, said that during his missionary activity the Borderers “disrupted his service, rioted while he preached, started a pack of dogs fighting outside the church, loosed his horse, stole his church key, refused him food and shelter, and gave two barrels of whiskey to his congregation before a service of communion”
“Colonial opinion on the Borderers differed within a very narrow range: one Pennsylvanian writer called them “the scum of two nations”, another Anglican clergyman called them “the scum of the universe”.
The effects of this difference in worldview, character, and how the old country shaped their outlook of life can be seen today in the Borderers being the origin of the label “Redneck” and they are still looked at with disdain by their apparent betters in the New England area. There was no “white” identity in a pure racial sense then and the only sense it exists now seems to be in a pejorative sense from progressives.
While your “skin identity” might be the identity crises and struggle of today, its time to move on. That can happen now or in the next hundred years when demographic changes hit so hard that no one knows who or what constitutes white and you have nothing in common with any of the generations from the old country.
It’s happening even now through “mixing”. To the people taking pride in being Irish, Chinese, Chilean, brown, white, mixed, etc. I say, “So what?” Is that all that you have to give you purpose in your life?
Positive and Negative Identity
The Z Man pondered a while back upon the idea of negative and positive identity. Negative identity was a kind of worldview shaped on what you held opposition to. A positive identity was based on foundation viewpoints that you held sacred, opposition to alternatives not being what forms your sacred principles in the first place.
He also made the case that much of black identity in America is based off opposition – usually to “white” people. The concept of mutual survival and overcoming struggle can be part of one’s identity, but can it be the primary component?
For instance, if there were no Asians, Hispanics, whites, Arabs, and other mixed groups of people around, what would black identity in America look like? You can flip this question on the head and wonder the same about white identity from a white nationalist and ACTUAL white supremacist perspective in America. What happens when all the “problematic” people aren’t around to blame?
“Philly Antifa is a Antifascist division operating in Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding area. We are in direct conflict with Racism, Homophobia, Sexism, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Transphobia, and all the various other flavors of Fascism.”
You’ll notice a cause and identity shaped only by what they stand against, and most of the “groups” and causes they stand for are guilty of all these same sins for very obvious reasons. When the “primary” white privileged colonial identity they loathe so much is gone they will have to find a new cause to revile.
The attacks can never be allowed to stop as that is who they are – all that their identity is. They wage a new cultural cold war after their recent cultural conquests in a desire to eviscerate the past and tradition with branding them perpetrators of the “sins” of today. It really is a new cultural cold war.
Consider the following quote from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and how it brands and associates Christianity with the villains of the day:
“The phrases ‘religious liberty’ and ‘religious freedom’ will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy, or any form of intolerance.”
What will they replace it with? Groups of formerly allied factions will fight in the same heinous ways with each other to occupy the foundation vacuum thats left. Will the traditional “latinos” or “muslims” be the next to be labeled Nazis by the secular LBGTqists? Will dialogue even be possible with dissenting thought being labeled “hate speech?”
Their bastard children – and those of the sexual revolution – are now at the point of attacking “privileged” people – often pejoratively labeled cis straight white males to the point where dialogue is impossible. Those with sense on the left have taken notice to this alarming state of affairs:
“Speaking as an X sets up a wall against questions, which by definition come from a non-X perspective. And it turns the encounter into a power relation: the winner of the argument will be whoever has invoked the morally superior identity and expressed the most outrage at being questioned. So classroom conversations that once might have begun, I think A, and here is my argument, now take the form, Speaking as an X, I am offended that you claim B. This makes perfect sense if you believe that identity determines everything. It means there is no impartial space for dialogue.”
Negative identity obsessed leftists have lost the ability to speak to much of America. In their glee for the “white” majority to demographically become a minority, they stopped caring all together for them. This is gap that we on the dissident right should fill – and not just with “whites”.
It is time to build new foundations from the ones burnt to ashes by the left. By their obsession to destroy all of the past, they’ve cast a wide net of self-destruction with the institutions they control. Hatred is a great motivator and anger might get more attention, but you can’t build a foundation for a lasting and stable identity off them.
The Inevitable Backlash
“I find it uncomfortable to have to speak about my identity all of the time, when in reality it’s not something that drives me or wakes me up out of bed everyday. I didn’t grow up in a household where I was categorized by my mother. I was just Zoe and I could have and be anything that I ever wanted to do…and every human being is the same as you. So to all of a sudden leave your household and have people always ask you, “What are you, what are you” is the most uncomfortable question and it’s literally the most repetitive question. I can’t wait to be in a world where people are sized by their soul and how much they can contribute as individuals and not what they look like.” – Zoe Saldana on race.
It’s not just them either. Many of us in the dissident right have become obsessed with bashing easy targets like SJWs, but what are we offering people? Are they seeing something good, true, and beautiful that breathes purpose and stability into the lives of people they know?
For too long, we’ve been willing participants taking full advantage of the degeneracy we criticized so we could virtue signal our own supposed righteousness. Yes, it was part of the journey, but it’s time for the next stage of it.
We must lead the way by example. What kind of identity can we build for those of us on the dissident right and for those many people lost in the wilderness? Can we offer their shattered lives hope from addiction, depression, and destruction? The thinkers at Social Matter realize that any identity for the future must be built by the local people and their communities.
“The right should focus on building new networks using traditional methods. Book clubs, religious groups, fraternal organizations, freethinker/illuminati/ “secret societies,” rural/country sports, etc. It must develop and provide a coherent identity for people as stewards of a civilization, and not the arbitrary occupants of undifferentiated heaps of dirt, which globalism promotes.”
We need stability and close community in these times to find out who we are and where we should go. People groups and “cultures” that are adaptable, tight-knit, and believe family and principle come first have always seemed to survive impending doom and calamity . Every time. Some of them would even thrive.
They put their communities first and rebuilt the one’s that were destroyed. Russia would survive the Mongols, the Jews would survive and thrive in Europe, the Tibetans would hold stubborn in face of Chinese suppression, and the widely reviled Gypsies still retain their way of life and culture. They may have been conquered, but they were never removed of their identities. Their communities, cities, and eventual ethnic identities came first. The Tibetans would remain Tibetan.
Humans can’t have hope for the future if they know they are just a cog in a machine without an identity whose immediate daily future is dependent on the next global trend. We need that stability. We need routine. We need traditions that last a millennia. We need communities that eventually create a new pseudo “ethnicity”.
People want change, but change is happening so fast that no one knows who or what they are. We know the results and impact of the various traditions over hundreds of years. The change being introduced by technology, arguably digital and social techis something we’ve had barely 30 years to observe.
Even now we are realizing technology is depriving many of us from meaningful work. Your future is either in an office cubicle or for the less educated it’s an Amazon warehouse waiting with baited breath for their eight hours to be up. In order for any stable identity to sprout, you need meaning and purpose in what you do and one’s job constitutes a large share of their time in life.
The manosphere is composed of many men who’ve been left behind, divorced and pillaged for everything they had, and the men who were told that nice guys got the girls. What they all lacked was a community of men to pick them up at their lowest. That community has slowly been eviscerated by time, tech, and lowering family expectations as our culture implodes. (It’s something we never saw as a potential negative consequence of ease and speed of travel.)
We often live hundreds of miles away from our family and close friends. We no longer meet our spouse – if we meet any at all – in our local town or even neighboring city. Many couples don’t even have family members in a close vicinity of both spouses to help support their marriage. Feminism in it’s zealousness to sexually empower women threw them into a cold world as it destroyed the traditional rules and guidelines that served to protect women from roving and dashing rogues.
It ensured a hunting ground where the “Alpha” studs and players would have an easier time of pumping and dumping girls who now had no family or surrounding community to ensure accountability for their newly scorned and scarred existences. There were no brothers or fathers to find the conniving misogynist player – or more likely male feminist – who promised her marriage before sex and then dumper her shortly after. It was her choice after all and any thought of their interference or afterthoughts can be safely dismissed as Patriarchy.
What a lonely sad place to be thrust in to. We as a culture are in a similar plight. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety are tearing people down at the core. We need to give them a respite from the rigors and struggles of life, not just another “war” for them to fight in their limited free time which they’d rather spend drinking with friends or spending with their families.
We in the dissident right need joy back in our lives instead of a constant over saturation and exposure to the fact that everything is wrong and there’s little we can do it to fix it. Without joy, we become much like the rest of the jaded and divided populace; depressed, angry, rendered helpless by anxiety, loneliness, and all these other conditions that seem unique to our modern digital age.
Righteous anger is great, but unless it’s harnessed to help build the foundations for a better culture and identity, it’s useless. We are offering the sarcastic critiques and meme takedowns, but are we providing any solutions or examples besides playing capture the flag with Shia LaBeouf? (Which for the record I did greatly enjoy.)
Dealing With Our Differences
“Charles Darwin himself would be fired from Google for his views on the sexes.” – John durant
A new rebellion against social Darwinism and the natural course of evolutionary biology is being undertook by the left. We know there are differences and we must understand them in order to make the best of our lives and situations. Unlike the left however, we should not throw the baby out with the bathwater as if we are emotional hostages.
The one issue that proponents of IQ differences and making policy judgments with them run into is that we aren’t animals. Yes, we may be predisposed – both genetically and culturally – to all sorts of heinous and good behavior, but its nature and nurture. Africa and other parts of the 3rd world may behind now, but give them several hundred years, and the IQ gaps just might close – assuming stability on the continent. Whether the bell curve will persist in the manner Charles Murray posited in “The Bell Curve” remains to be seen.
Certain elements you can’t fight, but others you can shape, mold, and form. Just because we “evolve” a certain way doesn’t mean we should give in like we are animals. We don’t have to become as horrific as social Darwinists have. No one has to settle for the disadvantages they were born as or into – a lesson the manosphere has hammered into us via self-improvement.
Samuel Morris who was mere African boy of Kru origin from Liberia who endured hardship and struggle – both escaping from impending death via another tribe to his sea voyage – would come to America and make an impact on everyone he touched. Regardless of intelligence, it can never be forgotten that everyone does have a place in God’s Kingdom.
It’s our ability and willpower to shape our environments that has brought mankind incredible technological and societal progress in just 200 years. The more we understand about our biology, the better we can adapt our surroundings to harness our advantages.
Predisposed because of genetics and biology. Certain elements you can’t fight. Others you can shape, mold, and form. Just because we “evolve” a certain way doesn’t mean we should give in like we are animals. It’s our ability and willpower to shape our environments that make us different from any other species.
Within the IQ debate we must also be careful with the constant attempts by the aggrieved to dehumanize people, regardless of who they might be. While we aren’t here to necessarily make friends, there’s no reason to frighten or turn off people from the Dissident Right because of bad optics or comment agitators who might make people look stupid, but in the process turn them off from ever opening their minds even slightly. We need to stop allowing actual racists from the 1488 sphere to be the only one’s who talk about these issues.
In fact on this matter, it must be US on the Dissident Right who discusses the issue, rather then actual White Supremacists who seek to weaponize it. I don’t care much for AntiFa, SJWs, or actual Nazis who are literally blinded by hatred, but I urge everyone to always remember that they are people – human beings – who can ultimately be redeemed just like John Newton.
This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t speak the truth. One of the most important things to the foundation of any stable identity is that of speaking and seeking the truth. We on the dissident right already know about the insane and sad statistics out there such as the black on black crime rate, the real impact of unlimited/illegal immigration on blue collar communities, destruction of the nuclear family, destroyed addled drug communities, fatherless demographics made worse by a hostile family court system, and the many other factors that we face in our time.
It’s what we do with all these facts that really matters. In order to maintain a thriving and improving culture and identity you do need fresh and new perspectives. For that beneficial assimilation – for both parties – to occur however, those new perspectives that enter the fold though must be surrounded by the already established culture and tradition of those who have or are building it.
In the back of our minds, we must always be on guard against subversion and convergence of our core principles. Just as when you join a new Church, forum, group, or team you absorb and learn from the already established minds there before you bring any creative alternatives to the forefront.
It’s why purity tests and White Nationalism are flawed from their very roots. If you can’t grab and utilize the very best creative minds from your ethnic/racial demographic, how are you going to help it?
“The various factions of White Nationalists already spend more time gossiping about each other (usually anonymously), stabbing each other in the back and jockeying for power and influence than any group I have ever seen — except maybe Social Justice Warriors, who are also predominantly white. I’m not sure which group is the Jungian shadow of the other, but the majority of people in both groups are some of the most broken, shittiest white people on the planet.”
Is this really what anyone who is white, part white, or sympathetic to white people want to promote as a group to base the foundations for an identity that will last?
In turn they are of course mocked endlessly by the left in memes, pictures, etc. just as what happened enmasse on the internet after Charlottesville. I may have some compassion for white people considering their constant denigration by the left – and being half white myself – but how can we take them seriously and their envy toward Jews and spewing trash about “minorities” when they largely appear to be trash themselves?
In fact, can you honestly say that the left in this case doesn’t have a point? (If only they realized the same irony of the kind of ghetto trash and “activists” that show up for BLM protests and riots.)
Are those really the types of people you want to hold up as rolemodels that can build an identity? You want not just the smartest and most creative, but those who aren’t corrupted by their natural abilities, talents, and influence.
Unlike the left, I have an interest in uplifting the downtrodden around me, white or not.
“To create a meaningful change, what we need is more of the chest; nobility, virtue, and spirited mythology are what our people need, not dry and dusty arguments which, to the average person, are indistinguishable from those of the left-wing ivory tower intellectuals.
Rather than trying to distribute the ideas – and handing them over to the Obsessives and Extremists who turn them into a farce – we need to own them. We need to implement them. We must go out there and create.”
How can we do this?
At this point in the game, we must realize that politically there is little we can do unless we wield influence and have the finances to push our ideas. We have gotten ahead of ourselves. The elites didn’t just fall into power – they acquired it, social capital, influence, and the keys to power over the last several generations and molded it framework to assure their retention of it. That is what it will take us to do anything similar.
Stable, cohesive, and virtuous identities that will influence and shape a culture and nation will take time and a multi generational plan. Patience will be needed. It’s a battle that many of us still don’t understand. We are fighting against the deliberate forces of the worst impulses of modernity that bombard us at every turn.
It’s hard to retain the willpower to create when vegetation of your mind via yet another TV show, amazon sale, or sports game are within easy reach offering reprieve and relaxation from the grind of life. Actual planning, creation, and implementation are taxing and demanding. It’s easy to criticize, but hard to offer solutions.
Even harder is it to initiate on the individual level the means to become the light and leader for groups to form around you. Davis makes the point:
“All of us will continue to have these lofty, idealistic discussions, of course; both for their own sake (intellectuals enjoy intellectualism, after all) as well as for comparing notes and refining our theories. But what ultimately matters isn’t the debate – it’s the action. Not the centrally-planned, coordinated action of a mass movement, but the ongoing implementation of new plans, new endeavours, and new accomplishments – all of which are the domain of individuals. It isn’t the inculcation of ideas which matters; it’s the inculcation of new practices.”
It’s not just easy to be a critic, it’s one that often lands you fame and recognition. What’s much harder is coming up with solutions and the subsequent practices that will see them successfully started.
Think of where many of us on the Dissident Right have come from. You have libertarians, Orthodox Christians, some atheists and skeptics, neo-reactionaries, neo-masculinists and Red Pilled/manosphere folks, race-realists, and monarchists. You even have paleo-health types like Hawaiian Libertarian in a category of his own.
What united us what a struggle against the new authorities of our age. We were in our own righteous rebellion. Instead of a mere rebellion to authority of the usual, “Get bent Dad” attitude, the meme warriors among us were able to extend their rebellion to violating the new sacred golden cows that the left had instilled over the last few decades.
Of course our defiance felt great. While we bellowed in agony over the lost protections of the old traditions, we took full advantage of the world that had been created it in it’s absence. That broken chaotic world however still remains. Who are we going to turn to for guidance?
At the same time, did we really consider what was supposed to replace the authority we were challenging? Are some of us still rebels without a cause? We need order and stability from the chaos that we are seeing all around us. How can we work toward this?
Let’s me offer the following points as food for thought:
1. If we aren’t putting what we theorize into practice, no foundation will ever be laid. No foundation means we will never birth a culture, group, people, and identity that can show people that we have answers and a purpose to partake in. Say what you want about Jack Donovan, but he is trying to do just that in his encouragement for men to become Barbarians.
Rod Dreher, love or hate him, reaffirms this point: “But as I say in The Benedict Option, “we cannot give the world what we do not have.”And the one thing that many, many Catholics (and other self-identified Christians) in Europe and North America do not have is a living orthodox faith.”
2. We can’t inspire people if we are not the city on the hill. We have to be out there showing others that our ideas can be seen and manifested in one’s daily life. Everyone can wax happy thoughts on a forum board, but without action in real life we can’t inspire people or give them hope.
3. The chosen messenger matters just as much as the message. What do so many leaders and people of influence have in common? Charisma, courage, power of persuasion, ability to deliver difficult and large abstract concepts and messages to the everyday man, and the ability to build social trust among not just “followers but people within their community. That’s just to name a few.
Take the explosive rise to prominence for Jordan Peterson. What is he doing that the rest of us have not? It’s not that his “followers” view him as infallible as much as that the advice and guidance he gives to people is directly applicable to them in their daily life and can be acted upon in an immediate fashion. His advice in particular stands out because it’s not encouraging them to become victims, but rather to take charge of their lives, even in an unfair world.
Granted he’s already been in a position of influence as a professor, but what he’s been doing with that has been exemplary. The reception to his suggestions that are focused on immediate action that people can apply to their real life instead of semi-abstract philosophical theory says a lot about what we should be doing.
I don’t want to be some example to be held up and scrutinized as a paragon of virtue that has it all going for him, but people have to see that a REAL purpose in life can be had and that hope, trust, and joy are something we in the dissident right possess naturally.
It’s why those of us who are in the shadows have to step out of them. That means our daily interactions with others both in and out of the Dissident Right shouldn’t specifically be out proselytizing about our politics, philosophy, and worldview, but rather about how we are living our lives to the fullest with a manifestation of hope for all that know us.
We need to become the new bartenders in society. It should be us in our various circles that people come to just to converse because they know we are genuine and will speak the truth. Get out and off the internet and to your local bar, church, beach, or event and mingle.
To put it bluntly, we want people to WANT to be like us and to live like we do – which we have to show people that the way we live is worth living. Essentially, you need to LIVE it. This is tough. Let me level with you. Right now in my life, I barely have time to get out there and talk to people. Perhaps my only real chances are at work.
My time is spent primarily with my kids and wife in the morning before I go to work – often specifically taking care of and spending time with my sons as to give my wife a break before I go off to work. The next 10 hours she spends are of intense and care attention for our 21 month old son Julius and his 11 month old brother Nehemiah. This young, they are a handful and require constant attention and she’s often exhausted when I get home from work at night. I then get a few hours with her before we go to sleep for the night.
That doesn’t leave much time for Internet musings, exploration, or even going out to some event at night. Even my preferred vice of gaming is very limited. This is the path I’ve happily chosen, but my time is going to be very limited in terms of socializing with the masses till my sons get a bit older and can are speaking full sentences.
Without hope the degeneracy and race to the bottom will continue and our forgotten and sorry state of spiritual, relational, and familial health will join in that race. No new lasting identities will be forged.
Many of us on the Dissident Right concentrate much of our valuable energy to dismantling the attacks and nonsense of the victim oppression circus – often for good reason. However, let’s ask ourselves; what do we have to show for it? We’ve engaged in logical arguments with a culture – the vast amount of it who aren’t logical. We should have appealing to their emotional heartstrings by showing these people in this culture that there is a much better path; one filled with happiness and joy by families and individuals to light the way in the dark.
Look around at the smartphone zombies, dysfunctional families, depressed tumblrettes, etc. They are desperate to see an identity which functions, if not shines blindingly bright in the dark night, to show them that there’s another way. We have to prove that identities aren’t found on the internet or in “opposition” to some cause.
Modernity and specifically the digital age has rapidly undermined our identities and it will continue to do so until we can show people something different, real, true, good, and beautiful – which is what tradition used to do. Even the urbanites who live close together have no idea who they are besides attachments to hedonistic night life, festivals, public transportation, and believing themselves to be “progressive”. They remain awake late into the night feeling alone, lost, and without purpose stuck in depression and unhappiness.
Society and culture will become more detached – and already are – from reality as people delve into virtual worlds of semi-seclusion, perfectly curated social media personas, and anonymous posters who apparently live the good life in expensive apartments in crowded cities. Family life is exchanged for social media obsession providing fake battles ensuring dopamine hits that will continue later while binge watching Netflix.
Those of us left in the real world who haven’t amused ourselves to death in a Brave New World landscape will realize that actual human meaningful interaction in large doses on a daily scale will create a new identity – one that was born with the hobbits of the Shire; a place, a community, and a neighborhood that you can call Home.
Or we will just become insane thrill adrenaline junkies desperate to feel alive throwing thousands of dollars on trips two weeks out of the year to remind us that there is sunshine, breezes, and natural noises outside of our cubicles.
Let’s avoid this Brave New 1984 Dystopia and instead start building the foundations for a future that shines bright in the darkness. If you have any ideas that are immediately applicable, please let me know.
Many progressive have obsessed over race to the point its turned them into bitter people who can’t take time off to enjoy life. For others they’ve become self-loathing “allies” too busy worrying about their privilege to realize there’s more lessons to be learned from history than just “oppression.”
So take a hint from the self-inflicted pain these people put them through and DONT DO THE SAME.
One things many of us on the Dissident Right should be aware of is history and how demographics across the world have adapted and changed through conquest, migration, colonization, and various other methods. They all overlap in various circles and variables.
Humans are tribal. We always have been and likely always will. Race, ethnicity, cities, families, regions, tribes, etc all represent various “circles” that overlap.
Think of the Google+ circle overlap of friends, acquaintances, etc. The internet, ease of travel, and technology have changed our “identities. Because you can travel 100 miles with a car in mere hours, you and a host of other people can show up at a metal concert, all look somewhat similar, mosh and partake in an event that builds an identity for all those there.
Yes, “Us vs them” is a natural human instinct and its effect up until the last 300 years can’t be understated when used to distract the populace from their real overseers. It doesn’t however mean everything should be “us”, whoever that might be, vs some other group. Not every aspect of life is not a zero sum game.
Now I’ll admit, I may have a bias. I don’t even know if I’m bi-racial. The Turks burned all of our damned records in the genocide, but considering how many different times Armenia was conquered and how many different Empires and other groups have gone through it, I probably have a whole host of Middle Eastern, Russian, and maybe even Asian blood in me. (I’m going to take an ancestry test). My European half is various mix of ethnicity.
I don’t live in Chicago, but even in the part of Illinois I live, I know ALOT of mixed, bi-racial people, not just including both sides of my family and my wives. It’s not deliberate persay, it just happened – probably because the Lake County area generates ALOT of jobs, just as nearby Kenosha County in Wisconsin is starting too. People move to where the jobs are. (Cook County is dead to me.)
Stop seeing the extremes and loud voices from external groups as the complete representation. Most black people don’t care about Black Lives Matter, social justice, or intersectional nonsense. Sure, they might have some agreement with the overall thrust behind BLM, but they’d much rather just go about living life than obsessing over the white man.
Again you will have the malcontent trust fund types who have too much time on their hands and a luxury of funds to major in African studies, but most black people dont. They aren’t wasting their time studying about “oppression”. They are working, trying to survive like everyone else, and enjoy the time they have.
Most Hispanics don’t care about La Raza. The most disagreeable position they might have with you is immigration, and even then, it’s not uniform. They don’t hate “whites” anymore than any other group. Sure, they have they radicals, but if you aren’t at a college campus in a VERY urban city, they won’t care.
Interracial sex and in some cases marriage is inevitable. Hell, in 50 years, it will be harder to tell who is mixing with who. Just because it’s been weaponized by progressive race obsessed miserable fanatics doesn’t mean it’s somehow wrong, bad, or negative.
What’s inevitable about it? Simply history shows that groups will intermingle given migration, conquest, or in today’s day the ability to simply pack up and move. Sure, there are some rather nasty statistics that have been mentioned ad nauseum already that we shouldn’t overlook. (Particularly that most black men regardless of the race of the women they have children with often don’t just refrain from marrying the mother, but often leave her as well. Granted I have a strong sympathy for black men – not because of racism/opression, but that’s for another time.)
Those of us in the “manosphere” should be very familiar with the numerous reasons why black and white men in particular might choose to date and marry outside of their race and I can’t fault them for it either.
While the DailyStormCucks are obsessing about white purity and how it looks via ghetto trash representatives and the occasional armchair philosphers, they keep overlooking that what it means to be “white” has changed drastically in the last 100 years alone.
Zimmerman was a “White Hispanic”. Italians, Greek, and various Balkanites weren’t white 100 years ago. Just two hundred years ago the Irish were looked at as mongrels. We can’t even tell if people from North Africa are White, Arab, or “African” or some mixture of all or how different they are from each other in the two thousand years of constant warfare between each other, invasions, conquests, and migrations.
Even Hispanics originating from Hispania – that’s Spain and Northwest Africa – are part white and whatever else after mixing with the local natives – another example of “interracial” inevitability. Look at other parts of the world.
How many people from Asia and the Middle East have Mongolian, Seljuk Turk, or Mughal in them? How many people alone are descended from Genghis Khan today? How many people in Western Europe, Russia, etc have Scandinavian Viking in them? Yes, the Japanese and Han Chinese might be their own exceptions.
Racial purity isn’t necessarily good or bad, but it’s unlikely somewhere like the US where you’ve had various waves of immigration. Yes, people do stick to their own groups, but plenty will look for love elsewhere and where it’s most easily available. (Not to exclude opportunity, work, education, etc.)
Acknowledging racial, ethnic, gender, etc differences is important. Ignoring them doesn’t make any of it go away. James Damore was fired for daring to talk about it.
If we don’t, we will never be able to improve our lot, or those around us. Dave Rubin did an interview with Stefan Molyneux on the subject, and while I’m not sure I place the same stake in “IQ” tests that he does, it’s worth watching to see how it affects how we live. (Criticism from a left-leaning source here.)
Acknowledging racial and ethnic differences doesn’t mean we need to sterilize “low IQ” people or thrust some crazy eugenic influence into law like the early social progressives tried to do with their social Darwinism.
It simply means that we need to address what we know. Now there’s plenty of insanity in this category with lots of supposed “pseudo-science” being clung around, but regardless the more we talk about it, the better it can be vetted.
There’s this idea that high IQ people have no flaws and are always ideal to a countries prosperity and success. Sure, they are important, but their penchant to do evil with their brilliance is also a possibility. Low IQ types may resort to crime, but many don’t and won’t.
Africa might have some of the lower IQ averages, but it’s more of an indication of constant and complete population displacement and a lack of exposure and well traveled trade routes that facilitate the exchange of knowledge and eventual academic undertaking.
Give some place like Uganda relative peace, 500 years of generations being exposed to a consistent 8th grade level education, majority of the populace being literate and watch what happens. Europe, the Middle East, or Asia didn’t magically build universities, hospitals, ect in 100 years.
It’s going to take time for the 3rd world to get to a 2nd world level. Unfortunately for Africa, the corruption that is so innate to MANY of the cultures of African countries – and the governments there -will test to see if it’s possible. Perhaps the worldview shift taking place in parts of Africa – the rise of Christianity – will start to have an effect on the corrupt culture.
Don’t forget the kind of effect Christianity had on the culture and peoples of the Germanic tribes, Gauls, Franks, Danes, and even the Vikings. Look at what Sweden became – or virtually all of Europe for that matter. It didn’t happen overnight.
Ideas have consequences, regardless of the culture they are from. If there’s anything history tells us, it’s that certain ideas – often many of those in the Anglosphere, some in Asia, and others in Europe and the Americas can uplift a society.
The Middleast is stuck where it is for a reason, despite dominance up to the mid 17th century. An industrial revolution and the ideas necessary for it never took old. The same can be said for most of Africa.
With the introduction of the internet and incredible easy accessible means to learn, share, and obtain information, that may change. However, it will take at least several generations for those changes to start to take root and have results.
You can’t have a cohesive stable functional identity based on race. You can have one based on commonalities, but race doesn’t quite fit the bill here. Brazilians don’t have much in common with the Venezuelans, the Poles with the English, the Japanese with the Vietnamese, the Nigerians with the Somali, etc.
Even similar ethnicities like the Belgian Walloons and Flemmings don’t have much in common, despite sharing the same country. Old ties die hard.
A “white” ethnostate is not just a stupid idea – considering what alt right whites like Spencer and ultra liberal whites like Michael Moore have in common, but an impractical one. It’s just as dumb as any other racial ethnostate. The modern world and means of travel make it an impossible one.
Also the constant melding of people over time means one wont know who is necessarily white, black, brown, asian ect over time if the Hispanics – who are partially white just from their spanish roots – are already demonstrating. The “mutt” of various European blood which intermixed will soon happen here on an even bi-racial scale here.
Sure, you might be able to form an identity based on who you are comfortable living next to, but spend some time in urban, rural, and everywhere in between and you’ll find out how different the world is.
Yes, we are tribal. I feel loyalty to men in the manosphere, as well as some of those in the dissident right, but my familial obligations and loyalty come first – even more so than I thought.
Right there is where you form your identity. Family isn’t necessarily biological and blood related – it’s the close friends, often in similar circles, you make over your lifetime that become like blood. This is where we must start.
Black Friday and specifically shopping during Thanksgiving dinner itself wouldn’t be the obsession it is if it weren’t for you. If your family time was more important to you than a new flatscreen, less stores would be open during the time.
You selfish thankless bastards wouldn’t know that Thanksgiving was supposed to be special time to give thanks and be grateful with family and friends or go Black Friday shopping and fight with people over electronics at your local Walmart while shirking that family time.
While Black Friday participation was thankfully down this year among thirsty shoppers by about 20%, the consumer culture that it feeds is alive and sucking the wallets and time of the afflicted. Yes, more stores closed, but still plenty were open. This doesn’t even include the various warehouses where we stick our seasonal wage slaves.
Everyone – regardless of their ideology – can put their finger on this notion that something is deeply wrong, but most haven’t dug deep enough. Simply put, we can’t fix ANY of our problems until we fix our people and the culture they create.
We can’t build meaningful relationships that transcend all the difficulties of life if we will spend that time on obsessing over Amazon details or shopping at Walmart instead of with our families over some tasty turkey.
That problem lingering deep down in a shadowy hole is that there are far too many people willing to forget their families in favor of shopping during Thanksgiving Dinner to save a few dollars off crap they really don’t need or have to own. Do you really need another tablet?
Of course, greedy corporations and businesses looking to churn out profits from already greedy debt-ridden consumers are willing to appeal to the fallen angels of our nature to generate some additional cash for their never satisfied shareholders. We are our own worst enemy and there is plenty of mutual feeding on greed to go around.
It’s an unspoken dirty secret, but if there weren’t a significant amount of consumers willing to abandon precious time with family and friends – which they probably don’t see all that often – for “deals” and gadgets, there wouldn’t this hoard of companies willing to make millions of people work like dogs during Thanksgiving.
Maybe even the desperate deal shoppers themselves might think twice before throwing another article of clothing on the ground with the assumption some poor minimum wage seasonal worker is going to pick it up for the hours and hours of sorting and cleanup that will be happening all week.
The demand for Black Friday and it’s accompanying World Star videos are because enough of us are significantly demanding with pockets deep enough to blow 5 billion dollars in 24 hours on a day that is now stretching into the weekend.
Until that changes not only will most of us not be thankful for what we have – as well as the time we can spend with friends and family – but we will sacrifice the little time we have with them for the pursuit of more stuff.
No, this isn’t as if you are toiling away for a career, rather you are upgrading your 40 inch tv to a 55 inch during the time you should be spending with your family – the ones who actually care about you.
What make us supposedly happy and our primary goals are reflected by what we spend our time doing and investing in. As Black Friday shows, too many people are still spending that time and money on stuff than on time with their families. It’s what makes them happy.
That’s a horrid problem itself. How do you alter the ingrained programming of thousands of hours of media that more stuff will make you happy?
Attitude of Gratitude
Often we forget about being thankful for what we have because so many people think their life is crap because they dont have the newest gadgets, products, or apps. We end up shackled to these items and unable to experience the freedom found in gratitude. Joseph Mussomeli at the Imaginative Conservative makes this point:
“But gratitude remains the only key that unshackles us and lets us breathe free. Life is a peculiar phenomenon. We all unthinkingly use the phrase “the gift of life,” but it is only a gift if we really think of it as such. If we don’t, then life is an unbearable curse. It is Hell itself. No matter how bountiful and varied our good fortune, life has no flavor and is devoid of any joy unless we are grateful for it. As the Dominican mystic Meister Eckhardt succinctly put it: “If the only prayer you ever said in your whole life was thank you, that would suffice.””
The newest IPhone and 4k tv wont make you feel any more lively than your previous generation Iphone. Unless you are grateful for what you have, you will never be grateful for the future possessions you so envy after seeing ads for the latest flash sale or Amazon deal.
It’s tragic, but there is one definite way to experience gratitude just as Scrooge did in Charles Dickens parable like story or Jesus’ tale of the prodigal son.
You have to lose everything. Your health, family, and every last item you so dearly valued. You have to be brought down to rock bottom to rise back up, riches to rags.
Hopefully, we can learn those lessons Scrooge style from those who have so that we don’t have to go through their pain.
To that grateful end, I will share a tragic story that is a part of my industry. Remember to look on that sunny brightside. It could be much, much worse. So be thankful for once, you thankless bastards.
Where I work, I run into some rather sad unfortunate stories.
It’s made me realize a few things. We often get caught up in our own lives, worlds, bubbles, and in the troubles and trials that we endure. Its easy to forget about the plights of those in the distance who are faring much worse. We become our own worst enemy.
No doubt many of us have seen pictures, videos, and stories about the recent hurricane devastation that has been wrought upon Texas, Florida, and now Puerto Rico. Or the fires that ravaged California. These people lost everything, but their families and friends remained intact who hopefully aren’t too immersed in “stuff” to lend them aid and support.
Talk to each person whose lost something there and you’ll hear some depressing stories about their current living situations as they try to cope. (Most of us take our support networks and families for granted.)
I won’t reveal where I work as we are in the age of self-righteous Internet lynch mobs who go after people’s jobs as I have a wife and two sons to support.
However I can tell you about about a tragic story I ran into.
Hotel From Hell
I’m on the phone talking to a man – we will call him George – who is stuck in a hotel of a large hotel chain. Him, his wife, and his infant son are homeless after the hurricane. Evacuating, they took with them as many clothes as they could, their son’s pack-in-play, car seat, and baby carrier you strap to your chest.
George – who was a vet and had fought in our recent middle east excursions – described that everything left in the hurricanes wake reminded him of towns he had seen that had been completely ravaged by bombs and artillery fire. Their home which I believe was in Tallahassee had been utterly destroyed from Hurricane Irma.
Forced to go from one Red Cross makeshift shelter to another – with a rather sick infant, a tad bit of luck would come their way; George’s brother would pay for them to stay at hotel for a period of time to get them out of the vicious hot humid weather. All of the “good” hotels were booked through already.
They would begin their stay on Monday and on Tuesday night their already existing suffering would escalate. Their infant son – about 5 and a half months old – had just been in the hospital three weeks prior. Apparently he had been in and out of the NICU quite frequently since he was born, adding to the seriousness of their plight.
Their son – we will call him Jonny, had contracted RSV when he was just a few months old, on top of his previous medical issues. RSV for infants that young can be deadly to the point they have to stay at the hospital for the duration of the infection.
Jonny had just started sleeping through the night in his pack-in-play. Or at least he was till a flea infestation in the room, unknown to them at the time, left the infant with flea bites from head-to-toe. It was so damn bad, he couldn’t sleep anymore and they would stay awake with him as he screamed and cried through the night. They themselves would suffer from the flea bites.
A further slap in the face was that they couldn’t use chemicals to get rid of the flies off the clothing that was salvageable – almost none of it – because their infant son couldn’t be exposed to said chemicals due to his medical issues.
The fleas would decimate almost ALL of the clothing they brought with, including the car seat, port-a-crib, and infant carrier. So now they weren’t only almost broke, but they would have to replace all the clothes somehow. You can bet most of the charitable places in that area that give out clothes were already overwhelmed.
Of course they couldn’t switch rooms. There were no other available rooms. All had been taken by insurance agents and other survivors and refugees of the hurricanes wrath. They were stuck there.
George would roam the hotel hallways to clear his head and to think of any way to improve their situation. Of course, he would be penalized for this.
While observing construction that was going off in an area of the hotel – that strangely wasn’t taped off, George would step on a piece of metal and puncture his foot – something that looked like a large metal construction staple. It wasn’t even near the obvious area of construction.
He would be in immense pain from it.
George’s wife mentioned that she had never seen him scream or cry before, but when he pulled this staple out, he cried from the pain. Perhaps the mental and emotional burdens on top of this recent were enough to put him over the edge. When thrown in the mix of losing everything you have, it must have felt like a release.
Now I don’t know what happened to them after this. I hope they were able to find a place to stay. Mail had to be sent to his mother’s house in another state – that’s the closest relatives they had in proximity.
They had lost everything, but at least they had some family. Their stuff could be replaced, as tragic as their situation was, but family can’t.
When you are obsessing over the stuff you don’t have, just remember to take a look at those who have nothing – through no fault of their own.
Spend time with your family. You never know how much time you really have with them. New flatscreens and crazy sales designed to lure you into dishing out for a new one you don’t really need will always be around. Your family may not.
When me and my wife lived 8 hours away from most of our family – specifically mine, it made me realize how much I miss them. With so many families with members scattered across the states, Thanksgiving may be one of the few days where everyone will be gathered there together.
Make the most of it. You can go shopping later, which you probably don’t need to.
The death of Jaxon”Jax” Burnette was one of those horrid incidents that transcends much of the current political and cultural climate. People really – and rightfully so – think child abuse is horrible. People were worked up. Groups were created dedicated to getting justice for Jax. So to that that end Facebook groups, comment sections, and all the rest shrieked in anger.
After that it died out – with a few shrieks here and there. So in this aftermath we need to do some serious adult talk time among ourselves and ask, “What have we learned?”
Probably not much. In fact, we will probably see this same story again, people will express their noble outrage, and then it is back to the grind. (I understand, I have a life as well.)
If there’s anything I’ve realized over the last few years, it’s that the desire to burn someone at the stake or throw tomatoes at the criminal in stocks has never gone away – regardless of how educated, enlightened, or progressive we have gotten.
We have this ravenous unquenchable desire – almost on the level that fuels our sex, survival, and hunger drives – to be able to point at “villains” and in the process allow us to feel better about ourselves.
“At least I’m not like that guy!”
We need to shame, pass judgement, and feel above them. Now in the case of Jaxon, those of us who aren’t abusing children are better than those who are not – at least on a moral level. However if we aren’t careful, we could easily be brought down low to their level. Most people don’t like the idea of that, so they remain perched in their high moral ivory towers.
They writhe with righteous anger and indignation, call for the abusive parents to be taken out an shot, and spout about how shocked they are that something this terrible could happen. Almost reminds you of how people change their Facebook profile to flag stripes of whatever country suffered yet another terrorist attack. Then they forget all about it.
It should make you question how much they actually care vs how much they wish to be perceived as people who do in their contrived sermons of indignation. A dirty little secret is that most people don’t truly care.
The Mob Isn’t Really Interested in Preventing Child Abuse
The mob – righteous this time in their outrage – entirely missed the underlying factors which created the situations that led to the horrible tragedy that happened to Jax. No one wants to attempt to understand what was happening to his parents because they fear it will be misconstrued as excusing their vile behavior.
Most of the tips, hotlines, and advice out there are for AFTER-THE-FACT instead of focusing on early stages. It’s similar on how always focus on “healing” the patient, but never on the preventative care to help avoid the injuries, diseases, or conditions in the first place.
Raising awareness about child abuse is useless if we aren’t doing “real talk” with people close to us who have young kids as well. Because of the danger of social media shame mobs that could cost you your job and future prospects, no one who is about to snap from the pressure and lack of sleep will reach out for advice.
They don’t want to be shamed, nor admit that it’s much harder then they EVER thought it would be or that they had those horrid thoughts in moments of sleep deprived anguish. If we can’t talk about it without the worry of someone reporting them to CPS, then many of these stories will repeat.
Something I’m now just finding out is that no matter what you do, kids still cry – especially infants and toddlers. If you’ve done everything possible, just let them be. You aren’t a bad parent. Instead of trying to be super hero parents, we need to encourage those around us to take a step back when stressed. If you have to put your screaming infant in a car seat in the bathroom for 15 minutes and turn the fan on, so be it.
That stepping back is key to stopping yourself from starting down the dark path to child abuse. Preventing yourself from getting to that path can’t be understated. Just like in Fargo, you can avoid that final woodchipper death by never getting in bed with devious criminals in the first place.
When our second son Nehemiah was born, the hospital made us watch 3 videos about proper care for your infant before my wife could be released. One thing that came up was the case of Jaxon “Jax” Burnette
In conversation about it, a nurse told us that Missouri – where our second son was born when we lived there – had the most incidents of child abuse. Sure enough in 2013 alone, there were over 61,000 reported cases in Missouri of which 31 died. Most of the children were all under 4 years old – which is the stage where the most work, patience, and energy is required by parents.
(Note this is not a dig at “Fly-over country” or anyone from the South in particular. The child abuse epidemic is widespread.)
Dig back and harrowing stories pop up. Tons of other cases of shocking child abuse. I’m not talking about spanking a tantrum raging 5 year old or a mother slapping a disrespectful teen, I’m referring to REAL child abuse. Story after story. Some of the ones listed below were the ones that stood out most to me.
A 10 year old girl down to 32 pounds, locked into a closet wallowing in her own excrement in a modern day vicious twist on Cinderella. In contrast, her two sisters were well fed and cared for.
A mom beats her 17 month old girl to death and tries to pass it off as death from a spider bite. The terrible bruises around the neck, face, and the rest of the body would undermine her story to the point the police chief said it looked the girl had been in a car accident.
In Springfield MO – where me and my wife currently live – a 7 year old boy and 2 year old girl were starved, beaten, tied to chairs, and thrown down stairs. “The toddler was so malnourished, hair was falling out. She had scratches and cuts all over her body. Her feet swollen causing her toes to turn blue.” How did it get that far?
A 17 year old babysitter burned a 8 month old baby girl with a curling iron. Blisters were on her head, bottom of her feet, and all over her legs. To top it off, the babysitter then said the mom burned the baby girl further with the iron to shut her up.
What do all these cases have in common when you read through them? How did they ever get to this point?
“SCREW CHILDREN! That’s the mantra of the world. Instead of burying them with a national debt, shoving them in shitty schools, drugging them if they don’t comply, hitting them, yelling at them, indoctrinating them with religion and statism and patriotism and military worship, what if we just did what was right for them? The whole world is built on “screw children”, and if we changed that, this would be an alien planet to us.” – Stefan Molyneux
A lack of patience, self control, and selfishness.
Unfortunately, the millennial generation in particular – of which I am a member – is often too busy or consider our futures to unpredictable and unstable to have kids. Some still end up remaining a burden, even after they grow out of their infant stage – an indictment of our selfish culture that excuses it’s loathing for children by contrived hysterics about not throwing more money into education. (The home environment, not their school is where stability must be established.)
Still, despite various precautions babies happen planned or not. Thing is they either are born to parents often just one parent these days who don’t really want them, don’t want to adapt their lifestyle for them, or can’t be bothered to have the patience that those first few years of a child’s life demand in high volumes.
So what do we do about it besides shrieking and going back to our normal lives later?
Step Out Of The Shadows
We need to encourage those who are struggling as first-time parents without support to come out of the shadows and to open up. People will always judge, but plenty of us have or are still in the shoes of those who are new parents that are susceptible to “snapping”. Maybe part of it is pride holding them back from wanting to admit it to themselves.
New parents need to know that they can take a break for a moment. Leave the room for 20 minutes. Hug each other. Call a friend on the phone for support. Maybe even leave the car seat, bassinet, or port-a-crib in the bathroom with the fan on for a bit.
Frustration and Anger are powerful emotions.
Even those of us with the best self-control need to realize we are human and we have to step back at those key moments where you honestly just want to punch the wall, throw the bassinet across the room, or curse the day your child was born.
Step back. Realize what’s happening. Take a break. Yes, in case people try to misconstrue what I’m saying, child abuse is terrible and wrong. Let’s get to the root to help stop it before it bubbles to the surface.
I’ll give you a personal example from months back when my son was an infant. I had this logical desire to “fix” the situation and rational methodology to do it. Of course I forgot as I often do that babies sometimes will cry regardless of what we do.
It’s part of being a baby. (Start letting them self-sooth from a young age or they might not be able to sleep with you rocking them to sleep!)
I can recall being in a frustrated and utterly exhausted state. I shouted “Shut up!” at one of my boys. I’m pretty sure I threw an expletive in there.
Moments later after the frustration had been released, I’ll felt quite bad for yelling. What was it going to do? What were the implications in the future if I was setting an example for them from their earliest years that yelling was how you dealt with frustration?
“They are only babies”, I’ll realize again for the umpteenth time moments later. Just a few days before that, I was so agonized by my three month old son Nehemiah loudly and incessantly crying that I simply picked him up, put him in our bed, propped him on some blankets, turned on the fan to drown out noise, closed the door, and went into the other room to get away from it.
Eventually he fell asleep.
Plenty of people will think admissions such as this make you a monster. They don’t. If said people were honest themselves for once instead of trying to virtue signal some kind of moral high-ground to scold the rest of us from, they’d finally look in the mirror and see the truth for what it is.
None of this stuff comes from out of nowhere. It bubbles. It nags at you. It builds to the point where you are ready to explode. Well, we need to slowly twist the cap off. Recognizing you have a problem – as they say – is the first step to leaving that stage of denial.
We’ve become a society who doesn’t want to admit weakness because there are plenty of people who only seek your demise or exposing your pain for the rest of the world to judge.
Seeking Support In The Right Places
I’m trying to avoid being political with this post, but I’ll mention one detail. A close friend of mine mentions how Trump never apologizes for wrongdoing. I suppose he has a point. However, considering the current cultural and political climate, would you apologize?
“Just apologize,” they say. Why then does it seem an apology is never enough? In today’s polarized social media climate, unlucky targets either have to resign from their job, close their business, or much worse.
Side notes: Whatever you do – DONT post on social media the inner real thoughts you are having at the moment. People will go after you, despite having similar thoughts themselves in the past. Also DO NOT go to social services. I hate to say it but government employees and even hospital staff can’t be trusted.
You just never know if someone with a grudge will falsely accuse you or try to make your life hell. If some bored pranksters on the internet can figure out where you live and send prostitutes and pizza to your house, people with access to your private record can wreck havoc. Play it safe.
People don’t seem to want an apology. They want mob justice and vengeance in order to signal their participation in the fervor. Few things are deemed as bad as todays popular “ists” and isms”, but child abuse is one of them – as is the potential to become the one doing it.
Go seek the help, advice, aid, and support of people who really know you. Go talk to your close friends and family and tell them what’s going through your mind and how you feel like snapping sometimes. They’ve been through it and they can help guide you past it.
They actually care about you and you want you to become the best parent you can be. Of course they care about your kids and want the best for them, just as you do.
So much of the terrible stories of child abuse we see today all over the news can be pre-empted early. Let’s encourage people to realize and get the support they need earlier rather than later.
The tough early years of no sleep will pass. Right now its already being replaced with a new challenge for me and my wife; the constant requirement to watch them as our oldest Julius runs fast and grabs anything he can, and our youngest Nehemiah crawls.
Now we have to be more aware. Just the other day my youngest was trying to eat the rather large crumbs and food – a choking hazard for an 8 month old – left behind moments before my oldest son.
In fact my oldest now knows what “No” means and he either throws himself, gets angry, hits you, or all of the above. Yes, there is a difference between discipline and punishment.We now undertake this new adventure.
Godspeed for all you parents out there. Support and help is there.
For the last decade we’ve heard non-stop awareness rantings about how rape culture was literally everywhere.
It was in the gutters, Walmart, and in our very currency. Lecturer and preacher-in-chief- Harvey Weinstein, an outspoken champion of women, was there to tell us about our evil male rape desires.
Apparently so were all these other Hollywood actors, media personalities, and semi-plutocrats with lots of power and money telling us that “rape culture” was interwoven in the very fabric of our culture and lives. It reminds of me of that video where a girl was getting arrested and eventually resorted to screaming, “RAPE!!!!!”
Look at that list of Hollywood, media, and cultural movers and shakers who’ve been accused of nefarious sexual deeds and harassment. It keeps expanding by the day.
For them it was their way of life. Those bumpkins of us who rejected their screeds were labeled everything from KKK, MRAs, and Nazis to Misogynists, sexists, and patriarchal bigots who wanted anything “female” in the kitchen, barefoot, and pregnant. We just had no idea how terrible we were in comparison to where the sermons were coming from.
Surprisingly, all the problems they worried about all day and night were occurring, it was just that odious self-righteous attention was in the wrong place. It wasn’t university campuses where drunken students couldn’t remember if they “consented” or not. Nor was it the random creep patrolling the parking lots for a violent movie like attack. It wasn’t even that family member in small town america who likes guns and trucks where all of us misogynist bigots live that want to hold women down. Nope, not even the prisons where the term “Rape culture” actually came from.
It was them the whole damn time.
Credit for the inspiration for this post goes to a recent Aurini livestream in which they discussed Harvey Weinstein and the predatory actions of the Hollywood titan producer dropped a following thought bomb that got my brain waves going.
Rape culture was taking place where the people of power and influence were – Hollywood, media producers, ect. You know, where all that “A LOT of power+privilege” stuff actually exists. It was where the movers and shakers with their casting couches, freaky fetishes, and ability to turn people into stars and give them famed careers occupied in their luxury office and studios – for a steep price.
It was even in White House where outspoken fundraisers for progressives causes and politicians like Harvey Weinstein were cutting 10,000$ checks to Bill Clinton’s defense fund against Monica Lewinsky. Even his corporation was willing to tolerate his behavior by having his contract written in a way to allow sexual abuse. These sick degenerates were infected and spreading their disease from the top down. It’s an infestation.
Preaching from a high pulpit, they were banging the altar boy while accusing us of doing the same. For all the fundraising, donation to “victim” organizations, speeches for the decades, and media about stopping “sexual harassment” these rich movers and shakers were swimming in pools of victim tears for the modest exchange of a film role.
The mainstream and tabloid press who always tell us about how sexist we are had no interest in accountability when it came to gatekeepers like Weinstein. They were getting too much out of it. It’s almost as if these people don’t believe any of their equality and feminism screeds, but see it rather as a useful political weapon for sappy feminists hung up on tweeting pride for their abortions.
“But Weinstein had a knack for flattering reporters. He once had his staff put together a mock poster for “Page Six: The Movie” — starring George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Mel Gibson and Matt Damon as the column’s authors — and sent it to the newsroom. “
“Unfortunately, everyone likes to be around glamour, right?” said Tina Brown, the veteran New York City editor who oversaw Talk magazine, a much-hyped but short-lived project of Miramax. “All these favors and goodies were cherished by these reporters. It wasn’t worth it to them to disrupt that system.”
Projection From Pervy Progressives
The very places it wasn’t supposed to happen – the most progressive and “feminist” in America – were cesspools of rape and sexual harassment. Well, these degenerate hypocrites were so consumed by shame and guilt they had to find “worse” culprits and punching bags elsewhere. So they projected it upon the rest of the populace to alleviate their shame.
These celebrity feminists and their creepy white knight male feminists allies in their twitter tirades projected that since actual rape and sexual harassment they couldn’t or wouldn’t discuss was happening in their ivory towers of progressive safe space feminism of all places, it had to be occurring probably much worse elsewhere in the less educated, too conservative, and non-enlightened enclaves of small town america.
Sure a few here and there spoke up about it, but thanks to settlements and non-disclosure agreements, the moist hushing would continue. While they were lecturing us about victim shaming and silencing, Barbara Walters would scold Corey Feldman for “damaging” an entire industry when he mentioned the abuse.
Too much money was at stake and Corey is male so his privilege obviously trumps the abuse. For years the whispers have gone back and forth about pedophelia in Pedowood and deliberate abuse of child actors. It was shushed away. Finally, it apeaars that the dam has burst and that more hypocrite fire-breathing paragons of virtue from Hollywood are to be exposed.
Harvey is just the first. He knows he’s about to be sacrificed to the bloodthirsty feminist aztec gods so in order to remind them of his humanity and his faction loyalty, he issues an official statement that attempts to gain atonement by referencing Trump and about how the NRA is going to be a blood sacrifice- for him raping and harassing women.
“I’m going to give the [National Rifle Association] my full attention,” Weinstein wrote, adding that he would establish a $5 million scholarship foundation at the University of Southern California for women directors.”
I’m sure saying mean things about the NRA is going to make those women feel WAY better. The nerve of this man and those like him. All the harassment of women that he derided and the women’s causes he championed are acceptable substitutes because he donated to democrats. It’s okay when they do it, but if it’s one us backwards to the right of Bernie types, then the SWAT teams need to be deployed to make us pay for our supposed original sins.
Notice their thinking; they can preach about “rape culture” while engaging in it, as long as they pay the necessary dues. It’s typical of these people. They portray a sympathetic heart that supposedly bleeds deeply for humanity, while undertaking all the fashionable and courageous causes. Of course they face little backlash from a supposed hostile majority populace who cant afford to lose their jobs with “brave” public posturing. In their esteemed private lives, it’s acceptable to treat people like dirt on a personal basis because they believe in group causes, not the individuals they belong to – or don’t when considering the rest of us.
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton
A while back, many in the anglosphere noticed that many of the notorious “PUAS” were reaching the end of their hedonic treadmills. For some like Roosh, they were entering a new season of life. Those of us who had discovered the Red Pill knew there had to be more. We realized that the West had to be rebuilt with a solid foundation and a legacy that couldn’t be based on hedonism, bashing feminists, or have an identity built on opposition.
At the height of my PUA days, I declared feminists as my enemy. They were degenerate, anti-family, and promiscuous. This was at the peak of when I embarked on behavior that was degenerate, anti-family, and promiscuous. My attacks against them were one way of relieving the guilt and discomfort of my own behavior, since most of the girls I slept with had to have feminist thoughts in their minds to allow me to gain easy sex. I was experiencing pleasurable orgasms with the enemy in the evening then writing about how bad they were the day after.
We were staring into the abyss and it was turning us. While pretending to flush the sewage, we contributed to it while calling the girls who put out easy sluts. What was the point at the end of it? Were we doing anything useful? Building the kind of culture and society that we kept pointing out was being destroyed, but deliberately contributing to its very destruction?
There is a next step. Some of us may not be able to to take it and for that I will not pass judgement. But those of us who can must, and so we have. I’d like to bring your attention to two new sites in particular that I believe are of vast importance to building that foundation – one that wont be built off bashing feminism, sjws, and a myriad of other things that ARE NOT in our immediate local context to effect.
A Kings Castle is what I believe is the next evolution of ROK, except it focuses on fathers and families. Those two subjects are essential for the stable foundation and prosperity of any culture and society. It’s staffed by multiple men who all are fathers and husbands who are doing their part to try and promote healthy family growth and life. Demographics is destiny and a demographic that is composed of strong families is what will build rise from the ashes of what is left of American culture. You’ll notice that the race obsession isn’t a part of that.
The other is Jacobite Mag. A particular article of theirs, “The Right Needs Joy” struck me. It argues the definition of Thomas Aquinas in that joy proceeds from love and the truest joy is ordered love that focuses on the very things that deserve that love. The following point is devastatingly accurate:
“This sort of joy is in dangerously short supply. Many on the right, especially those who identify as “Alt-Right,” spend massive amounts of time rejoicing in the pain of those with whom they disagree. The fact that videos about “libtard meltdowns” and “Butt-Hurt Crying Hillary Voters Compilation” have far more views than videos about Shakespeare, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Dante’s Commedia, should tell us something. Young conservatives and reactionaries, much as they flail their hands at the death of Western civilization and the loss of wisdom, do very little in the way of actually preserving the beauty and truth underlying this great tradition. If joy is truly a result of love, man must be very careful to develop the right affections in his breast. Right now many on the right seem hellbent on cultivating affection for dank memes rather than for truth, goodness, and beauty.”
“When not mocking, many give way to the temptation of defeatism, resentment, and self-congratulation. One of the clearest examples of this habit is the use of the “red pill” metaphor. While it has some communicative merit in expressing how fundamental many of the disagreements between progressives and traditionalists are, it is a troubling metaphor. It encourages a gnostic view of truth and happiness, in which only those who have seen through the fog of progressive brainwashing can recognize any meaningful truths. While I certainly agree that contemporary progressivism is a suicidal ideology, many virtuous, dedicated, and intelligent people ascribe to some part of it while still recognizing aspects of reality. Insofar as these people are living in the truth, they are able to properly rejoice in it. Meanwhile, many who rightly critique the emptiness of the progressive project fall into habits of resentment and unhappiness that actually moves them farther away not just from joy and charity, but truth itself.”
If we want to Red Pill anyone, we have to lead by example. How much joy can you have if your primary purpose is destruction and schadenfreude instead of laying down roots and a foundation? The Alt Reich could learn from this. Or they can continue their descent into blaming instead of building.
They’ve been consumed by hate. Instead of building families they writhe with hatred of jews, blacks, and whoever else can be blamed for why their life isnt what it shouldnt be. What a terrible way to go. They’ve missed what will really rebuild not just “whites”, but everyone. Yes, that includes our black brethren in the cities.
Stable families that show love, laughter, faith, truth, beauty, goodness, and a reason to get up tomorrow morning with a purpose and hope in life. We need to focus on what we can actually affect – the lives of those around us. This is done through families that can build up the community and the lives of those in our community. It’s probably the primary point that the authors of A Kings Castle will hammer home; focus on what we can affect instead of national politics and scaremongering.
That’s my son. Him and his younger brother will build a legacy that affects our families, friends, and neighbors. That’s how you Red Pill the world around you; by showing them how it’s done. We will outbreed those who so throughout endorse abortion and create a new foundation built on the shoulders of those who came before us.
We will build marriages worthy of remembrance and praise. Our children will rise to the top bringing those around them on the ride. The community around us will see our lives. We will live, drink, laugh, and not be brought down by the things in life we CANT control. There is a better way and we will show it.
I’m far from perfect – of that my wife will assure you. But damnit, I’m going to keep going forward and showing those around me that life is worth living, the future is worth building, and that even in the darkest of times and despair there is always a reason to keep going.
A lady on the morning news is a few streets down from me showing everyone the prevalent and widespread flooding from recent vicious storms. She talks to a few people nearby I’ve never met before. Two of the girls want to drive through a newly created pond to grab breakfast. Another guy is closely watching his half submerged house for flooding in critical areas. I don’t know any of these people, yet they are my neighbors.
Another day, another Trump headline. Some shootings in Chicago again. Crazy stories and revelations on the Drudge Report about a Russian lawyer no one’s ever heard of. CNN with shady coverage. Cringeworthy topless feminists trying to break up a Woody Allen concert.
Virtually every story I come across that I give attention to has no effect on my daily life. I “know” so much about what’s going on all over the world and nation, but just until today, I had no idea how bad the flooding damage was in my neighborhood and in nearby towns. In fact, I barely know what’s going on in people’s lives. Yes, I am busy creature with my wife and kids, but it’s far easier to share a Facebook status or meme than it is to get involved locally.
Plus I get to virtue signal to my own group that I’m woke. I’ve done my duty for the day and can avoid paying any more attention to the depressing hitsquad media circus in the current year. Of course, I’m able to do this because my life isn’t terribly hard at the moment.
I used to think that the majority of Americans are apathetic to the “important” stuff happening in the world and nation – and to some extent I still think that’s true – but how much can you care about riots in Berkeley when your basement is flooded and everything you had down there is trashed?
We often ask why all these sheeple don’t care about all the important stuff we know is important, but why should they? When I worked third shift, it was a second job for most of my co-workers. They were working 16 hours a day and sleeping maybe 5 if they were lucky. They didn’t have time, and anything they did wasn’t going to be spent worrying needlessly about things they couldn’t affect. Is it really apathy when they barely have time to sleep?
Time is the ultimate resource, and for all the time I and others bitch about nonsense happening on College campuses to celebrities lecturing us, none of it matters to someone who is spending all their time trying to pump water out of their basement.
I and many of us in this dissident right sphere have ignored our neighbors for national issues. We’ve ignored the struggles, trials, and chaos that plagues those around us to formulate musings, observations, and rants about feminism, social justice blatherings, and vacuous journalism. Say what you want about guys like Jack Donovan, but at least he’s creating his own tribe with which to live his life.
I’m back in Illinois – and looking at moving to Wisconsin the future, and I can’t help but notice that people don’t have time to care when shitholes like Waukegan, Zion, and North Chicago are filled with the hopeless who can’t find jobs, drug pushers on the street, and people begging you for money and cigarettes on every corner. Regardless of whether you loathe or hate Trump, he has no idea who you are and isn’t going to bail you out of your shitty life situation. Neither obviously will his critics.
We keep looking for political saviors to improve our lives, but we find none because the national is never focused or concerned on the local – even more so for your smaller towns. Washington DC doesn’t care about you. Chicago doesn’t care about the small towns in the rest of the state. (There’s a reason urban and rural concerns and voting is so different. )
If we want to convince people to care about the problems that face our future, we have to make their future one that is worth living for. The friends you make are the ones that will hear you out because they know you, care about you, know the investment you have in their lives, and they know you are going through the same crap they are thus forming a mutual identity. No one REALLY cares about those that aren’t like them or in the same plight.
Mark my words, this is what will drive a new cultural class identity – not race or ethnicity. Anyone with brains already knows that there’s little worth preserving in France, that Japan disdains foreigners, and that Europe’s problem’s didn’t come from refugees, but from the terrible bitter fruit of the cursed French Revolution and Enlightenment. But no, let’s blame the Jews and blacks.
Yea we can be woke with our statistics about true crime, but until communities are rebuilt, it’s pointless virtue signaling to our own crowd and arguing with people online who have never met us and consider us loathsome deplorable chem drooling hicks from the Appalachians who apparently deserve to die.
Online persuasion with irritable keyboard happy strangers is a fool’s errand. Until they meet us face-to-face, their hatred will always blind them to the fact that the suffering of people who aren’t a “minority” or marginalized group actually matters.
Stop going to fight AntiFa in Berkeley or some other peaceful, prosperous, and devoid of poverty liberal city. Focus on your neighbors instead. If AntiFa tries to show up to where you live, then fight them there – hopefully with locals and neighbors who don’t care about politics, but see AntiFa as invading scum who are the Fascists they claim to fight.
We want to be on the frontlines “making a difference”, but the frontlines are our OWN communities. That’s where the war has to be “fought”, where it’s always been fought, and it for sure as hell isn’t for those who troll mercilessly on twitter with no attachments to a communities people in real life. It’s for those who are willing to strain their backs, babysit their neighbors kids, and actually get off their damn smartphone and learn that actual face-to-face conversation is what builds trust, community, and stability for the foundations of the future.
Online Movements Are Nothing Without Local Community
Ask yourself, how much do you have in common with those in online communities besides overlapping parts of your worldview? If you perished tomorrow, would you be missed? Would articles be written? By no means should any relationships and friendships formed online be denigrated, but are your forming quality relationships with your neighbors? If a Ferguson erupted in your town, your and your frantic neighbors would share the same terrifying situation.
What’s left of the Alt-right is already proving to be narcissistic feuding degenerates all wanting a piece for themselves and to rule it from their arm chairs, while throwing each other under the bus. The online presence is often just that; online trolls to personalities either spamming books, asking for patreon donations, or meming from sun up to sun down. (I won’t denigrate the meme aspect of the culture war.)
Just as most of us pessimistic types realized, online movements are often corrupted into some warped version of themselves – as the white nationalists among us make clear daily as they obsess about race, race, and more race. Often, I’m wondering if they are just as bitter as the BLM types and what the hell is worth preserving of “white” culture – whatever that means these days besides materialism and perpetually shopping till you drop.
What the alt-right originally undertook – the forming of an identity that could rebuild the crumbling foundations of Western culture – has instead been subverted into a shallow identity of “opposition” to the left. Rather than offer up real solutions – with the exception of Vox Day – it’s been reduced down to infighting, blaming, “big government is great if it helps whites”, and ramblings about IQ.
“Take a group of people – any group of people – and if they lack an explicit purpose for associating, as well as a command and control system to make sure that purpose doesn’t waver, their identity will eventually boil down to the lowest common denominator. And the lowest common denominator for any group is usually the fact that they’re not that other group. Their identity will become something reactionary and negative; by defining themselves as the opposite of that which they oppose, they will eventually allow that other group to define who they are. Often enough, their opposition will do the same thing. Soon enough, you have two groups who are mirror images of one another, fighting one another, and whatever principles or goals that might have started the two groups, are quickly reduced to nothing but slogans, and their former leaders are vilified for holding them back from the fray.”
Even the proposals that do come forth such as Spencer’s white only ethno state aren’t just bad ideas, but will never happen. That of course assumes “white” will mean the same thing in the future as it does today – which means it won’t. What are you left with?
A local community from which you and your neighbors will build an identity. Take everything you learn online and apply it. Avoid repeating the mistakes of your “blue pill” self. History is a great teacher and one that we must constantly come back to for lessons that have stood the test of time.
Our focus must be local. You can’t address your neighbors worldview when his house is falling apart and he doesn’t know where the money is going to come from for his next mortgage payment. Desperation is all around us, but often we are blissfully unaware of it. We forget that the most eager “converts” are those whose lives were previously in shambles, yet now are starting to emerge from the slime and grind of daily life.
No reformation, societal overhaul, or prevention of the fall of what’s left of Western culture will take place until it transforms local communities. Online movements are constantly prone to decay, and ours is no exception. The Neo-Reactionists in our sphere may write as obtuse and high church like manner to keep out entryists and subversion, but they likely will be left behind in their own bubble never pushing the Overton window.
To believe in anything, you must see it impact you and those around you. It is far better to live in happiness with your neighbors then to write in malice toward strangers on either coast. The former will always be with you, while the latter you will never meet. Perhaps we can make the “change” Obama disingenuously never intended.
So many internet tough guys out there tell us how it should be done, how we will change the world, and what Utopias we can envision in a pleasant future. This assumes we’ve gotten over our addiction to schadenfreude to begin our monk like meditation. It’s an addiction worse than heroin for anyone with a smart phone, twitter, and too much time on their jealousy soaked hands. Eventually it breeds a toxicity that you feel yourself drowning in.
Matt Forney and Aurini made this point in a recent stream and they are absolutely right about the detox that we all so desperately need to start.
The problem is that’s it’s everywhere. Zombies with an addiction to digital flesh from internet controversy, gossip, and virtue signaling every which way to settling for rants, mudslinging, meme trolling, and the occasional cat video. Everyone rants about problems, but the thinkers coming up with solutions are left in the web traffic stat dust. Yet again, those who are doing the legwork won’t be likely appreciated until they pass from this mortal coil. Rather we prefer staying in our choir rooms as it preaches to itself for the umpteenth time.
That flesh the zombies consume is fed by a source the Luddites never could foresee – the very internet itself. The web is every sci-fi writer’s greatest fantasy; a shockingly easily wielded tool capable of great good but also terrible evil. No, that’s not even enough of an attempted literary description to give you that vivid picture that should haunt your smart phone attached fingers.
Will we take a break?
Toxicity from it spews everywhere. It’s hard to avoid. Gutters are our everyday walk. We love to see the outspoken fall, but we cry deep tears when it happens to us. Most of what we stand for is often based on telling others what trash they are. While our opposition may be trash, it tires us out. We know there must be more.
Yet it’s brought on by ourselves. We are soaking ourselves in this toxic insanity. People are burnt out. Politics has just turned people even more jaded liches of themselves, but is burning people out. Take that hint and take a break. You can step away and it will all still be there when you get back.
Our addiction to information overload is fueled by a desire to always be in the moment and NEVER miss out. By the way our culture looks these days, it’s stronger than sex. What flurry of information we pick to fill our heads with says alot about us. We dont just allow, but get high off constant distraction. As Neil postman predicted, we are amusing ourselves to death. The addiction almost killed Andrew Sullivan.
That distraction is better than taking action. We can yell from our arm chairs with the latest bit of constant 24/7 gossip and stupid feminists to laugh at, instead of doing anything to create that famed shire culture we frolic about. Laci Green said this and a Jezebel article said that! Who cares. Does this gossip like debunking of progressive nonsense actually do anything? Schadenfreude is amusing, but isn’t there more?
What Are We Doing?
Creation requires effort, risk, and a departure from swiping on tinder and trying to game girls with low self esteem at bars. Any kind of rebuilding or simply building anew of a culture and worldview that wont’ shatter at the foundations means our goals have to be about solutions rather than the rants and criticism that are so easy to vegetate on.
So why are we here in our corners of the manosphere and alt whatever?
“We are here to help men who want to be helped to lead better and more enjoyable lives.” – Lizard Of Oz
If this is truly our goal, we are in serious danger of losing our way.
Even on our much revered forum of the manosphere, so much of the talk revolves around laughing about the pain of progressive SJWs, fat feminists who are LITERALLY slowly eating themselves to death, and women who too late realized that their corporate jobs didn’t care about them when they considered having a family. Instead…“HAHA! Stupid bitch deserved it!” Poetic justice I guess. On to the next one. Is this really our high?
Hell I recall an article by feminist Julie Bindel who was worried that feminism was in danger of becoming toxic – a point it’s far past – because of how vicious it’s twitter army had gotten. That toxicity – though from an entirely flawed and vicious worldview can be seen in our own pastures as we lob grenades into their trenches.
Sure it feels good, but in the end, what are we doing to help men become better? To get out of their predicaments? To help rebuild the shattered teenager getting out of highschool whose feminized teachers ensure he will be a virgin into his 30s and end up stuck in that “anger” phase, even if does find the red pill?
We need to detach from the venom before it’s all that’s left of us.
“So invite you, my dear reader, to make a commitment with me. Let’s all be good guys. Let’s try to spread as much care and joy to other people as we can. Let’s be good, positive human beings. Because it is through this goodness that our message can spread and become more accepted. It is through this goodness that our message, our stories, our lessons, will have a new audience. It is through this goodness that we help our fellow man.”
Our addiction ends up being to the vinegar. It’s sad.
We have to detach ourselves from the digital monster, before we become it. In fact, this is a fate that is being seen across the spectrum. I’ve made an effort over time to do just that. Every day, I’ll just take in the scenes around me, the flush of chattering voices, smiles, roars, and the attempt of people to just get through their day.
What I’ve realized makes me somewhat ashamed.
Broken people. Everywhere. It’s just that the online addicts have it the worst. Even when they venture into that sunlight, their thoughts are consumed digital anticipation. Their friendships based around ideologies that could deliver betrayals worse than Judas.
It’s no way to live.
At some point, I just want to help them. I know these people in real life. Their online pitchforks gleam in the blood red moonlight, yet when you see the downtrodden looks in their faces after a tedious job they hate has gut punched them yet another day. Longing for something as real as the feeling of sand sifting between your fingers.
At some point, I long for healing.
Hopefully sooner, rather than later. Look at where we are at in history and you’ll notice we are in a downturn in the cycle. This open nastiness and toxicity we see is just merely part of the beginning stage. It will get much worse. Hopefully some of our “enemies” realize that when shit in the fans, they are just as human as we are.
Now I as well as the rest of you are sick of being attacked day in and day out by liberal types, hit pieces from the media, and virtue signalers who throw us under the bus rather the risk the “wrong” associations. Thing is there are tons of them out there. You can’t really do much to swim back up against the current.
What you can do however is reserve your own grenades for those who attack your friends, family, and the men you choose to stand with. Always stand by them through the darkest of times and reserve your attacks for those who come for their livelihoods. However, for the rest of those around us, enjoy each day as it comes.
“Anti-Semite!” – Walter Sobchak after smashing a Nihilist with a bowling ball.
Who is PewDiePie and why should old gisers like yourself desire to waste time to find out? Good question greybeards.
First some context: My younger cousins don’t know who most actors are, but they are familiar with and follow many a YouTuber. They even watched the YouTube awards show. Ask many in generation Z and you’ll notice they spend a lot of time on there – far more than they do watching anything on cable or TV.
Everything from videos on how to change your brakes and WorldStar fight compilations to commentary, reaction videos, and educational material. It’s all there – a STAGGERING amount. YouTube averages a billion views a day on it’s platform.
This includes all those terrible offensive videos ranging from crimethink to “inappropriate pranks”, skeptics gone wild, and “questionable content” that hasn’t been screened by the people used to controlling what your kids want through Apple Jacks cereal commercials on Cartoon Network.
It’s gone from the evolution of dance and cute cat videos to popular game commentators and personalities making “unacceptable” jokes and voicing their views on immigration and demographic subjects. Places like the WSJ, WP, NYT, ect don’t like this because they can’t compete with an uncensored YouTube personality.
PewDiePie is the biggest YouTuber in the world, and he’s made 10s of millions of high pitched noises, childish banter, and LetsPlays. Kids love him. He speaks their language – something which is VERY IMPORTANT, and we will touch on later.
This horrible anti-semite’s channel has evolved to a slightly darker sense of humor, pranking, and poking fun at groups that you can’t criticize normally.
His audience however is still young – elementary/highschool age on average – and keeps growing. For all intensive purposes he was untouchable because of big he is. Perhaps that fact is why he was pegged for demotion with a classic coup de grace of “Anti Semitism“. His audience knows hes not an anti-Semite, but their parents who are the real targets will be worried about the label nonetheless.
Normally, bad jewish jokes told drunkenly at parties might land you some hard stares if told poorly, but that’s it. Pew though is influencing the minds of vulnerable children – who need to be indoctrinated by easily controlled sources of regular media. YouTube is obviously not that.
Now several weeks back, PewDiePie becametouchable. He crossed the Rubicon of. Despite being edgy saying nigger a bunch of times in the past, no one cared until he hired two Indian dudes off Fiverr to hold up a “Death to all Jews” sign on video sign to prove people will do ANYTHING for five dollars.
Not only was he right, people were fuming because of it, the irony and humor lost on their Puritan asses. This lot included people with clout.
They struck him down like David did Goliath. Mainstream press outlets sizzled with rage. Disney freaked. Outrage was spewed by critics no one has heard of before. Or at least they thought they did.
YouTube cancelled premium relations with him. Media outlets screamed about his terrible influence on the impressionable young. Nazism was apparently on the rise!
Discerning eyes should notice that his supposed anti-Semitism – which is laughable if you’ve watched PewDiePie – is merely an excuse to go after him with what his detractors think would stick to him best. This wasn’t his first sin against the new polite rules of elite global society. It was the sin however which convinced them Pew’s influence needed to be scaled-back as he couldn’t be controlled.
I’m not mincing words here. Pew has more subscribers than most of the major TV and media networks do on YouTube do combined. The age of his audience is highly desired by the predatory networks and their big bucks advertisers who are desperate to convince these kids they need more nerf guns, Ipads, and junk food bellies to ensure big pharma can sell them weight loss drugs in their obese futures.
Suffice to say, powerful influential semites everywhere weren’t impressed – specifically the one’s behind the curtain we hear alot of conspiracy theories about. I’m not big on Jew bashing, but some questions should be raised. PewDiePie was forced to apologize in a video, but he came back swinging labeling it a media hit job.
1. Perhaps mainstream outlets view his HUGE alternative platform as a threat, so they were just looking for the right time – in the case of the WSJ.
What’s happened to him recently is an all out assassination in which he rightfully blames the media. Predictably, they haven’t been happy about it or his accusations that they are after because he’s bigger than most of the outlets doing the smears. Right here is one of the first real fights between “Alternative” media and that of the established outlets
2. Was getting too bold in pranks. Many of his detractors were worried about his videos and “jokes” being a gateway to the great white boogeymen shitposters that populate the underwebs. Sweet gullible kids would somehow be lured into supporting “White Supremacy” a.k.a. anything that doesn’t view white people as the devil and cause of all evil via his jokes cushioned by his loveable aloof personality.
3. “Jew jokes” are now far edgier than in the past. Since the election of Trump, nonstop blathering has occurred about the rise of anti-Semitism, while ignoring any of the Islamic refugees in Europe who aren’t fond of the jews. Somehow, they even missed out on Trump’s inner circle of jewish staff, insisting upon ghost of anti-semitic vapors from Trump supporters. More on that later.
PewDiePie Pushes The Overton Window
Despite being abandoned by Disney, and demoted by YouTube, PewDiePie is one of the few who is absolutely self-sustainable with a fan base so massive. His modest lifestyle means those tens of millions he’s made will last his entire laugh. He can say anything he wants, and not worry about financial guerrilla warfare at his doorsteps.
I think he realizes this. Pushing boundaries is what PewDiePie started to do as he grew older toward the last few years. Anyone familiar with chan and online trolling cultures realizes that the “lulz” is what it’s all about – especially for his largely Generation Z fans. Still his stuff wasn’t nearly as aggressive as that of the chans, reddit, or even Breitbart and much of the recent alternative media.
While the Nazi Larpers from TheRightStuff have been dwelling on advancing their goyim memes and alerting us to the dangers of the juden, the rest of the internet hasn’t been too concerned with the Jews.
Sure a few here and there on the chans might be concerned about Jewish world domination, but what’s with the sudden alert to it? Even before Trump, Jewish jokes were a favorite at parties – even by Jews.
Europe has experienced it’s fair share of “death to the jews” from recent peace loving refugees, but here in the states? For Pew, it was the bridge too far – specifically for the big wigs. Why is this a no-go-zone all of a sudden?
I’m not much for Jewish conspiracy theories, but its fact – or likely a hate fact now – that Jewish people are FAR overrepresented in media, banking, etc. So far, I haven’t heard of calls to reduce their number in accordance to percentage of population by the diversity police who keep telling us they aren’t enough black disabled trans lesbians on the boards of Fortune 500 companies.
In fact, it’s been the opposite. Jews are still succeeding greatly and the social justice crybullies haven’t been able to bully them into self-loathing for said success and their group identity. Then again, Jews are still apparently part of the “minority/marginalized/women/everyone else” vs straight white males.
Only way they might be kicked out is if the left is forced to chose between anti-Semitism or islamaphobia. If anything, I think it’s something to emulate – their success and tight group bonds that is. Their media influence is great enough to put even mild critiques in that “Don’t touch zone.”
PewDiePie opened up the flood gates because of his platform reach when he violated that zone. Persian-American youtuber JonTron who isn’t a political activist has become the next Tuber with influence to say things he’s not supposed to.
He decided to go on a stream with Sargon Of Akkad where ironically they talked about how those on the far left have a habit of branding people with opinions they don’t like as Nazis. Subsequently after this, he was branded a Nazi on twitter.
A particular tweet even threatens to kill him for joking about being a Nazi as the events of the past few months have established that it’s okay to attack people who’ve been accused of being Nazis. That pretty much includes everyone who SJW types deem to be systematic oppressors with privilege.
His mugging by political reality has been fascinating to watch. At least he is shrugging off charges of “white supremacy”, because clearly Persian Iranians have a place on Stormfront, though they did enjoy his willingness to discuss the topic.
Other YouTubers who aren’t normally political in their channel content have been dipping their toes in sharing rather conversational thoughts. What’s happened if they’ve been targeted by those who are utterly polarized in their worldviews.
If you aren’t sharing the accepted social justice montra while speaking about culture and politics, apparently you are against them. Even the comedy types like Philip DeFranco are now being accused of the ists and isms for his testy and boundary pushing comedy and commentary. Surely the shouts of “Nazi” can’t be far behind.
Final Thought: If everyone is a Nazi, who will really be one? The stakes to burn the heretics on are getting scarcer, as well as the those who shriek in condemnation at the word, “Heresy!”