Monday, 29 February 2016

IN DEFENCE OF STATISM


"Every anarchist is a baffled dictator" ~ Benito Mussolini
My esteemed colleague Andy Nowicki has just penned an interesting piece denouncing certain perceived proclivities in the motivations of members of the Alt-Right in distancing themselves from Libertarianism. His article "In Defence of Anti-Statism" draws attention to two factors that supposedly drive anti-Libertarian tendencies in the Alt-Right, namely a wish to signal "intellectual maturity" and a desire to bluster about the up-side of authoritarianism. In particular, he takes issue with the notion that some people want to rule.

These observations are sure to prove controversial as many of the best and brightest on the Alt-Right found their way here over the loose and shifting sands of the Libertarian desert. I expect triggering aplenty and the rustling of jimmies.

IN DEFENSE OF ANTI-STATISM


Among alt-right commentators today, there is a general trend to sneer at libertarianism, as well as its more radical incarnation, anarcho-capitalism. The ultimate source of this cultivated sensibility seems to trace back to two main motivations:

Sunday, 28 February 2016

THE IMPULSE THAT CREATED THE MODERN WORLD

Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation
by Richard Hakluyt
448 pages
Buy at Amazon.com

Reviewed by Colin Liddell

History is best not written by historians. In particular, I mean the present-day academic types who always have some politically correct axe to grind, or new theory purposely designed to shock and distort for the sole purpose of making a name for themselves.

To really enjoy history, it is better to sidestep this self-aggrandizement of the historian and go straight to the source, reading genuine narratives written by those closest to the events and the period described. This is why I highly recommend this book which covers the period of Elizabethan exploration, trade, and piracy.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GUN CONTROL (AND OTHER POLITICAL AFFECTATIONS)


In America, the discussion of political issues is an endless and perpetually inconclusive cycle: Party mouthpieces formulate stock arguments, and the media disseminates them to the rank and file, who then absorb and regurgitate them. They are then repeated ad nauseam whenever a well-publicized event returns the question to the limelight. Solutions are never discovered. This has been standard procedure for at least the last three generations, which, incapable of seeing outside the narrow parameters of bipartisan debate, accept it as the norm. But why?

Politics is not an academic discipline and does not involve the abstractions of that milieu; its matters and its terms are direct and concrete. Its subjects are familiar on a functional level to the majority of the population. If objective truth does exist then the questions being asked in the political milieu should end in objective answers. If Americans can calculate solutions to algebraic equations, they should certainly be able to do the same for poverty, crime, energy, and healthcare.

This has not happened, from which I infer two things: (1) that Americans are truly ignorant of what they speak about politically; and (2) their reason for engaging in political debate is self and partisan promotion, not the actual search for solutions.

Friday, 26 February 2016

EYE FROM THE RIGHT: DEADPOOL


Contemporary Media seen from the Right


by Richard Wolstencroft

This movie was total bullshit. First off – it's a spin-off of a spin-off of the awful, stupid X-Men movies. If I had known that I would NEVER have bothered to see it. So now you know.

And, yes, it’s another f**king comic book – they are a curse on modern cinema. GROW the hell up, people, and read some literature. I detest most comic books – outside a few adult orientated ones with high intelligence. I much prefer books because books make great films.

NAMELESS PODCAST: "OUR" WOMEN, OURSELVES

Lebens-babes
In his latest "Nameless" podcast, Andy Nowicki considers the highly absurd, mildly entertaining, but ultimately quite tiresome current feud between denizens of the alt-right and mavens of the manosphere. He further considers the loaded rhetorical proposition inherent in the notion of "our" women.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

TWO POEMS BY MICHAEL SAJAK


Jupiter’s Descent


"They may have played together as boys, and, as young men, they

traveled the length and breadth of Virginia together and found
wives on the same plantation near Williamsburg. For over fifty
years their lives were bound together by law, for one man, Jupiter,
was the property of the other, Thomas Jefferson."
                                      ~the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.

In the muddy creek, in the hidden congress
Of frogs, and their dusky song,
It is the two of them there, together both
Trousers rolled up to their knees.

It is getting late, and they would do better to leave
Soon before dark so to see the way home.
One night they stayed til after dark, and had to hold
Hands treading softly back to the house.

THE ADVENT OF MORAL NATIONALISM



Morality can arise in two ways. It can either develop organically through custom, tradition, and culture, or it can be manufactured through laws, the mass media, or revolution. The prevailing globalist liberal moral system that exists in the Western world today belongs to the latter category, but in many ways, it is also more than that.

Aside from being a manufactured moral system, Western Morality, in its current formulation, aspires to be "universal" in nature, and it is this feature which makes it unique as a moral system. The universality of Western Morality is why anti-racism and multiculturalism has taken root in the Western World, and why so many Western countries are mentally incapable of protecting their borders against mass immigration. This is because a universal morality prevents people from thinking in terms of what is good or bad for their group.

Monday, 22 February 2016

WHAT THE ALT-RIGHT MEANS TO ME

Spot the true alt-righter in this crowd.


I recently posted a solo podcast called “AltRight Navel Gazing,” in which I expressed mild consternation and genial reproof over the proclivity of many alt-righters to bask in the newfound notoriety of the movement, as it continues to garner a degree of attention from the mainstream. (“Hey, look, guys, we’re being NOTICED!!! Ohboy ohboy ohboy, tomorrow really does belong to us…,” etc.)

This unseemly tendency to indulge in the promiscuous taking of online ideological-selfies has only been accentuated by the tribal triumphalism engaged in by many in the alt-right ranks surrounding the singularity of the Trump campaign. Though Trump-skeptical myself, I nevertheless understand and share in the general enjoyment that the totalitarian-oriented smelly little orthodoxies of our age are being heartily challenged, even if the man leading the charge is in all likelihood a egocentric opportunist (i.e., a politician).

Sunday, 21 February 2016

BURIED ALIVE: ON MONTSALVAT'S "AUTOPSY" OF THE ALT-RIGHT

How Montsalvat came to his "groundbreaking" conclusion.

by Matt Parrott

Eugene Montsalvat has issued an attack on the “alternative right” masquerading as an autopsy over at the new RightOn site. Declaring the movement dead at this historical moment is preposterous. Speaking as an old believer who actually knows what being in a hopeless and sinking movement feels like, I can say with complete confidence that we’re not in need of an autopsy any time soon.
"When the broad movement now called “the alternative Right” seemed to arise around 2010, the hopes were quite high. The then-editor of The Occidental Quarterly stated that he hoped it would introduce young conservatives to things such as the European New Right, Third Positionism, the Conservative Revolution, Traditionalism, and Rightist anti-capitalism."
The first deception is the notion that the whole thing was actually engineered by the Old Right at all. It wasn’t, and both the paleoconservative White Nationalist and European New Right movements have consistently fought the whole thing tooth and nail. They continue to do so in a roundabout and besieged manner. It wasn’t supposed to happen like this at all. The WN leadership’s plan was to try to “influence elites” and inject themselves into Tea Party and pro-capitalist libertarian ideological projects, always being careful to avoid the triggers, tap dance around the JQ, and confine racial issues to scientific journals and dry crime statistics.

Friday, 19 February 2016

I ONLY TELL THE TRUTH



You may not want to hear it, but to quote the great man himself, “I only tell the truth.” And the truth is that the Alt Right’s fawning over Trump is embarrassing. Maybe we can ignore his boorish behavior. Let us also leave aside the question of whether he is sincere—in 2012 he complained that Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” plan was inhumane and alienated Hispanics, then in 2015 he launched his Presidential campaign by claiming that Mexico was sending us criminals and rapists. What is the actual substance of his platform?

WHITE NATIONALISM FAILS BECAUSE IT INCORPORATES TOO MUCH LIBERALISM


If you grew up after 1789, when the French Revolution formalized liberalism as the Western doctrine, you have grown up indoctrinated in Leftist propaganda. Any idea with its root in egalitarianism, or the equality of all people, is leftist.

This includes democracy, freedom, equality, diversity, pluralism, consumerism and… White Nationalism. While Nationalism itself is an idea as old as time, namely that the ethnic tribe constitutes the nation, White Nationalism is, like National Socialism, a modern creation. In other words: a liberal version of an ancient conservative idea.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

BETRAYING THE IN-GROUP: THE PROBLEMATIC NATURE OF FEMALE SEXUALITY


A civilization that embraces feminist values will simply cease to exist. In this excellent video from Black Pigeon, the destructive nature of unbridled female sexuality is laid clear, with women displaying limited loyalty to their in-group, contempt for less-than-alpha males, and an attraction for aggressive incomers. It is therefore no accident that Sweden, the most feminist country on earth, is also the rape capital of the World.

"NOT NOT BEING WHO YOU ARE IS NOT WHO YOU ARE"


Sorry about the title of this piece, but that’s what happens when you follow the insane thought processes of Liberals, the Liberal in question being Hillary Clinton, who is enjoying her last few months in the spotlight by telling American people who they are not.

Telling American people who they are not has become increasingly popular in recent years, partly because defining them positively may be divisive, unless one adheres to the blandest and most abstract definitions, e.g. people who believe in "freedom," human rights, and the "American dream." This is about as meaningful as saying "people who like the wind in their hair, the sun on their backs, and a whiter than white smile."

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

THE ALCHEMY OF NOSTALGIA

The following is an excerpt from an as yet unfinished work, tentatively titled Alienated in the 80s: A Compendium of Negative Nostalgia



Nostalgia is always unfathomable, except in retrospect, which is why one only “appreciates” the present when it recedes into the past.

This may appear to be a mere reflexive observation, since nostalgia refers to a yearning for the past, and the past cannot be regarded any other way than retrospectively, but a greater point is concealed within this bit of staid factuality. One never misses something until it is no longer present; indeed, one never comprehends that what is gone is worthy of being missed until one suddenly finds one’s nose pushed against the mystically malign barrier that divides the present from the past. When it becomes apparent that one can no more gain access to the past than step into a magical fairy realm, one at that moment feels oneself overcome with a sense of wonder and awe for that which had previously seemed drearily mundane.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

PODCAST 41: ROOSH AND THE ALT RIGHT



Andy and Colin welcome special guests, Matt Forney and Matt Parrott, to discuss the recent allegations of "rapey-ness" directed at manosphere blogger Roosh V. Among the issues discussed are Europe's migrant rape crisis, changes to sexual relations between men and women caused by technology, the attempt by feminists to widen the definition of "rape" in order to pass more power to the state, and tensions within the Alt-Right over the Roosh affair.

TRUMP AND THE METAPOLITICS OF WINNING


Donald Trump, New Hampshire, and the Alt-Right


by Richard Wolstencroft
"What master are you forced to Serve?
With every sinew, every nerve,
What harvest can you hope to have?"
Baudelaire - The Flowers of Evil.
Donald Trump is here for the win, here to set America Free and make it Great again! He just took New Hampshire and is now well on his way to winning the Republican nomination and possibly the Presidency. I thought I’d pen this essay to show my support for "the Don," whom I like and endorse, and to also point out a few things as a foreign (Australian) observer of international and right-wing politics.

Friday, 12 February 2016

BEARING DOWN


I’d been largely unaware of the Vermont Teddy Bear phenomenon (or whatever you want to call it) until I read Jef Costello’s witty and ribald expose at Counter-Currents. In short, it seems that women just love these enormous stuffed beasts, and that buying your honey a gargantuan thingamadoodle for Valentine’s Day is an incredibly romantic gesture, guaranteed to yield results, if ya know what I mean, and surely ya do, don’t ya big guy? (wink, wink, heh!)

Thursday, 11 February 2016

GERMANY'S TELEOLOGICAL FLAG OF HUMILIATION

Once it's seen it can't be unseen.
by Duns Scotus

Flags are very important, and a good flag can do a lot for a country’s image of itself and also help remind its people of their roots, deeper identity, and even purpose.

Even though the principles have been much abused, everybody knows exactly what the French flag means – liberty, equality, and fraternity – and maybe one day those principles can be set in their proper context again of liberty within the fraternity and equality of the common blood.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

SELECTING FOR STRENGTH vs. SELECTING FOR WEAKNESS


 "Trumpublican" Darwinism vs. Identitarianism of the Inferior


The result from New Hampshire is in, and there are stories for both sides of the political divide. The "Trump Train" or the "Bernie Blitz" – take your pick. Channel 4 News, a UK station with an inevitable Leftist bias, is pushing hard on the Bernie narrative. They featured this comment, as if it summed up some sort of watershed moment in American politics:
"The people of New Hampshire have sent a profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and by the way to the media establishment."
"Nice story, bro," but what they are perhaps missing is just how vile and unlikable Hillary has always been as a candidate, and the surprising fact that she was ever chosen. The proverbial pile of dog poop could probably have beaten her.

NAMELESS PODCAST: SUPER BOWL SIGNALING AND REPTILIAN RANCOR

Somethin' to trigger all you cuck-phobes:
Cam Newton doin' the 'dab' dance!
In this latest "Nameless" podcast, Andy Nowicki reacts to reactive comments he recently read, in which Alt-Right commentators did their damndest to "signal" their badass racist bonefides vis-a-vis the Super Bowl and the notion of Reptilians being a stand-in for.. well, the you-know-whos.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

FEMALE PROBLEMS


Women.

They are a problem.

I mean let's face it. Yes, we all want to avoid upsetting the precious few fillies actually on our side, as they can get rankled and think we are going to fetishize Islam and 're-enslave' them. But there is a problem with the overall contemporary female outlook that must be soberly addressed with merciless aplomb, since reality itself is growing more merciless by the hour.

Monday, 8 February 2016

HELP WHITE FARMERS FACING THE DROUGHT IN SOUTH AFRICA




As this Black-centric BBC report shows, South Africa is suffering the most severe drought in over 30 years. This is afflicting both Whites and Blacks in the agricultural areas, but the anti-White ANC government is content to sit back and allow the drought to slowly push the largely White-run farms to the brink so that party functionaries can benefit by White dispossession.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

A SUBSTITUTE HATE FIGURE FOR MUSLIM RAPE


After the media attempt to lynch him, Roosh V comes out shooting, attacking the media for ignorantly accusing him of promoting rape and placing his family in danger while covering up the mass rape of German women in Cologne. As Colin Liddell argued here, it clear from this that Roosh is simply being used as a substitute hate figure for the unease caused by the epidemic of Muslim rape, which Leftists and feminists are incapable of addressing. 

Saturday, 6 February 2016

ANDREW JACKSON AND THE ANTI-CATHEDRAL


The American Republic was the greatest one ever. It was so because it developed a Tao. There was a complicated and necessary balance between the Libertarian and the Authoritarian. There was another equally important equipoise between the Classical Liberal and The Progressive. Each school of thought had its plusses and minuses. Through rigorous balance, the best was extracted from each and the crack-pot ideas of all were kicked remorselessly to the curb through an almost Darwinian perfection of the civic population. These four forces were famously described by Walter Russell Mead as Wilsonian, Jacksonian, Hamiltonian, and Jeffersonian.

While the mapping isn’t perfect (Walter Russell Mead was writing foreign policy commentary when he developed the taxonomy), it’s not too abusive a stretch to map Wilsonians to Progressives, Jacksonians to Classical Liberals, Hamiltonians to Authoritarians and Jeffersonians to Civil Libertarians. Banish one of these four vectors to the outer darkness and you get a disturbance in the force…

Friday, 5 February 2016

A ROOSH TO JUDGEMENT

Playing the rape card?
If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged.
Cardinal Richelieu
In this modern era of love and tolerance – where "hate speech" and "thought crime" must be 'loved' to death by banning them, suspending Twitter and Facebook accounts, and having people fired and thrown into the outer darkness – it seems that there is a real hunger for hate figures, those convenient parties like Emmanuel Goldstein in 1984, who can serve as a focus for the proverbial "Two Minutes Hate" sessions that social media and comment boards now make eminently feasible.

HEIDEGGERIAN CINEMA AT THE EDGES OF THE WASTELAND: "KNIGHT OF CUPS" BY TERENCE MALICK


Knight of Cups is a superb new film from Terrence Malick, the thinker, philosopher, poet, and – LOL – former hair stylist, who is busy reinventing contemporary cinema. In this, his latest opus, Mr Malick basically examines similar territory to The Beautiful and Damned (the F.Scott Fitzgerald novel), namely life lived in the fast lane – the constant parties, the booze, the excess, and the women – albeit skewed in a Hollywood fashion. That is the mise en scène of the piece.

Christian Bale plays the main character, Rick – or, ahem, Richard – who is reaching an aporia in his life of excess in the film industry. Sounds right up my street!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

EXCERPT: APOLLONIUS OF TYANA AND THE ALTERNATIVE EMPIRE


"I stood for a moment on the scent, smelling this shrill and blood-raw music, signifying the atmosphere of the hall angrily, and hankering after it a little too. One half of this music, the melody, was all pomade and sugar and sentimentality. The other half was savage, temperamental and vigorous. Yet the two went artlessly well together and made whole. It was the music of decline. There must have been such music in Rome under the later emperors." – Hermann Hess, Steppenwolf

Apollonius of Tyana is a mysterious marginal figure in the history of the classical world, and is only known to us in any detail because of the chance survival of a lengthy and highly anecdotal book written by the Greek Sophist Philostratus the Elder (c. 170 – 247AD).

Despite this obscurity, there is something fascinating about Apollonius. Like the last late pagan emperor Julian (361-3), whose unlucky death closed so many doors, he represents an alternative dynamic of the Roman Empire, one that could have avoided the political dead end that Christianity proved to be. His legend casts a wan light over the ruins of that great empire, and points to some of the clues of its demise.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

"THE CROWD IS UNTRUTH"

A politician and his wife stand before a crowd in Iowa.

At the age of 41, in the middle of what would prove to be his last year on earth, Danish writer and theologian Soren Kierkegaard shook off all subterfuge, dispensed with his coterie of coy pseudonyms, rejected his heretofore treasured "indirect approach" to polemics, and became for a time a hyper-conspicuous figure in Danish society, passing out homemade literature on street corners and railing against church authorities in a succession of scathingly-worded newspaper columns.

TRUMP’S IOWA LOSS ALMOST GUARANTEES HIS NEW HAMPSHIRE WIN



The result in Iowa was extremely tight. The big news is not that Cruz won, though – it’s that the caucus attracted a record evangelical turnout. It’s the result of this turnout that almost guarantees a Trump win in New Hampshire.

Tonight’s real news is that Donald Trump comfortably won the moderate vote and still picked up a great deal of the evangelical vote. Cruz, however, only achieved 9% of the moderates, and 19% of the ‘somewhat conservative’ vote.

TUCKER CARLSON SAYS, "HANDS UP! DON'T SHOOT!"


Tucker Carlson, who kind of reminds one of a WASPy version of Jonah Goldberg (i.e, an amiable, but slightly smarmy persona, who has  through the years inclined towards a generally neoconnish, gatekeeper-esque point of view) has penned a surprisingly interesting and insightful article at Politico.com, well worth checking out.

COLOGNE AND THE MINDSET OF THE MUSLIMMIVADERS


Millennial Woes takes a long, dark look at the mentality and motivations of the Muslim migrants who committed the mass sexual assaults on German women on New Year's Eve, in the process brushing aside increasingly ludicrous Leftist rationalizations of this atrocity.

Monday, 1 February 2016

"MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE" REVISITED – AN INTERVIEW WITH ALEX KURTAGIC

During our "unscheduled reorganization" back in December 2013, many of the old Alternative Right articles were archived to Radix Journal, but almost all the articles from 2013 were lost, including this interview with Alex Kurtagic by George Whale, which we now take great pleasure in restoring to our readers. (C.Liddell)

A full transcript can be found at the bottom of the page


At a conference in Washington DC in September 2011 writer, musician and artist Alex Kurtagic delivered a lecture entitled "Masters of the Universe," in which he argued that we must win the cultural war against the Left as a necessary prelude to real political change. The speech, full of original and provocative ideas, fascinated me and I determined to ask Mr Kurtagic for an interview so that I might explore some of his ideas further. Fortunately, he agreed.


PODCAST 54: ADL SENPAI NOTICES US

Following their inclusion on the ADL's list of top movers and shakers in the Alt-Right, Alternative Right Editors Andy "The N...